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Books in Picador Books series

  • Flying Visits

    Clive James

    Paperback (Pan Books Ltd, Sept. 27, 1985)
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, G. Rabassa

    Paperback (Ballantine Books, March 15, 1984)
    Setting out to reconstruct a murder that took place 27 years earlier, this chronicle moves backwards and forwards in time, through the contradictions of memory and moments lost in time. Its irony gives the book the nuances of a political fable.
  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    Margaret Craven

    Paperback (Pan MacMillan, Dec. 16, 1980)
    Mark Brian, a young Anglican priest who does not have long to live, is sent to the Indian village of Kingcome in British Columbia. While sharing the hunting and fishing, the festivals and funerals and the joys and sorrows of a once proud tribe, Mark learns enough of life to prepare him for death.
  • Blood Meridian : Or, the Evening Redness in the West

    Cormac McCarthy

    Paperback (Picador UK, Jan. 15, 1994)
  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Ken Kesey

    Paperback (Pan MacMillan, Aug. 15, 1980)
    Chief Bromden, half American-Indian, whom the authorities believe is deaf and dumb, tells the story of a mental institution ruled by Big Nurse on behalf of the all-powerful Combine. Into this terrifying grey world comes McMurphy, a brawling gambling man, who wages total war on behalf of his cowed fellow-inmates. What follows is at once hilarious and heroic, tragic and ultimately liberating. Since its first publication in 1962, Ken Kesey's astonishing first novel has achieved the status of a contemporary classic.
  • Beloved

    Toni Morrison

    Paperback (Pan Books 1988. (Picador), March 15, 1988)
    Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • This Boy's Life

    tobias wolff

    Paperback (Harper & Row/Perennial, Aug. 16, 1990)
    Rare Book
  • Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West

    Cormac McCarthy

    Paperback (Picador, March 15, 1989)
  • Boys Own Story

    Edmund White

    Paperback (Pan Books Ltd, March 16, 1986)
    'Edmund White has crossed The Catcher in the Rye with De Profundis, J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde, to create an extraordinary novel. It is a clear and sinister pool in which goldfish and piranhas both swim. The subject of A Boy's Own Story is less a particular boy than the bodies and souls of American men; the teachers and masters; the lovers, brothers, hustlers and friends; the flawed fathers who would be kings to their own sons who should be princes' New York Times Review 'A breathtaking evocation of a young boy growing up in the fifties in an American town ...The book's extraordinary power lies in the tension between the obsessive longing and then moments of denial, the attempts to transcend or avoid the inescapable fact of the boy's sexuality ...There have been many good novels of adolescence; this one surpasses them all' Jeremy Seabrook, New Society 'The boy's self-portrait shines with authenticity, he is an extraordinary but plausible mixture of sweetness and deviousness ...Add to this the fact that White's prose is marvellously sensual while his eye is sharply satiric and you have something of the flavour of an outstanding text which should appeal to a wide audience. The book goes beyond its homosexual theme to say something about the whole process of growing up' Robert Nye, Guardian
  • V.

    Thomas Pynchon

    Paperback (Pan Books, March 15, 1975)
  • The Road to Oxiana

    Robert Byron

    Paperback (Picador, March 15, 1981)
    The Road to Oxiana
  • Nights at the Circus

    Angela Carter

    Paperback (Picador, March 15, 1985)