Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog was published in forty-three countries, spent more than sixty weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists and sold millions of copies worldwide.
Seven years after the publication of her international bestseller, Barbery returns with a moving novel about the quest for enchantment in a world that seems to have forgotten such a thing ever existed.
Not only has Yann Martel released a wonderful new novel this month, he has also written a thoughtful and astute introduction to the new Text Classics edition of Eva Hornung’s Dog Boy.
An arresting and evocative tale of an abandoned child, Dog Boy won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction. The Text Classics edition will be available on 24 February 2016.
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At Text, February has turned out to be a month filled with passionate, determined, sigh-inducing love letters.
Fever at Dawn is a novel based on the extraordinary courtship letters between the parents of the award-winning Hungarian film director Péter Gárdos. Miklós, a Holocaust survivor, is suffering from tuberculosis and has been told by his doctors at the refugee camp that he has only months to live. Defiantly, he writes to 117 women in similar camps, certain that one of them will become his wife.
There has never been—or will ever be again—a real-life story of terror, bravery and friendship that compares with it. The book is extraordinary in its detail and pace: we readers feel like we’re there, watching in horror and awe as this real-life action story unfolds, minute by minute, right in front of us.