Narrative theme: Interior life

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The Occidental Hotel

A brooding fugitive hides out in a crumbling hotel that was once filled with celebrities enjoying the successes of postwar America, reflecting on the ruins of the South and on the life of a German performance ...

Symphony No. 3

By (author) Chris Eaton
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Symphony No. 3 follows the life of renowned French composer Camille Saint-Saëns as he ascends from child prodigy to worldwide fame. As his acclaim grows in Paris, the musical world around him clamours ...

Claremont

How to survive the unthinkable?
This is the question nine-year-old Tom has to face after witnessing his parent?s murder-suicide. After the horrific event, Tom refuses to speak. At first, he moves in ...

Walt

From critically acclaimed author Russell Wangersky, comes a dark, psychological thriller about a man named Walt, a grocery store cleaner who collects the shopping lists people leave in the store and discard ...

Siberian Odyssey of Hans Schroeder, The

By (author) Ashis Gupta
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Based on a true story, The Siberian Odyssey of Hans Schroeder is the ironic and tragic tale of a young German mesmerized by the Hitler Youth aura who finds himself on the Russian front where he is taken ...

No Cherubs for Melanie

Melanie Gordonstone, a cherubic six-year-old, was Daddy’s favourite in every way. So Margaret, her jealous 12-year-old sister, drowned her in a backyard pool. Inexperience led young Detective Bliss ...

Panic Signs

Cristina Peri Rossi is one of the most acclaimed and personal voices in Hispanic letters. This volume of short stories, Panic Signs, first published in 1970 in Montevideo, Uruguay, presages the atrocities ...

Ten Good Seconds of Silence

Lilith Boot’s life changes forever the night she drowns the flowers in her parents’ garden. Frightened by their daughter’s odd behaviour, and her recent pronouncements of psychic visions, the Boots ...