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Yoga by Emmanuel Carrère review: An intriguing journey with a uniquely inventive writer
Book review

Yoga by Emmanuel Carrère review: An intriguing journey with a uniquely inventive writer

The famously idiosyncratic French writer takes his readers on an unpredictable trip from tranquility to trauma in his new ‘real life’ novel.

Companion Piece by Ali Smith review: Finding compassion in a world of everyday injustices
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Companion Piece by Ali Smith review: Finding compassion in a world of everyday injustices

Smith continues her peerless form with another curious tale chronicling the social inequities worsened by the Covid pandemic, writes Annie Hayter.

Homelands by Chitra Ramaswamy review: A gripping novel about heritage, exile, friendship and family
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Homelands by Chitra Ramaswamy review: A gripping novel about heritage, exile, friendship and family

This profound, far-reaching novel journeys across continents and decades, with stops in Nuremberg, London, Glasgow, and even WG Sebalds’s Austerlitz.

River Clyde by Simone Buchholz review: A daring, original crime story
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River Clyde by Simone Buchholz review: A daring, original crime story

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield review: A mystical thriller with serious depth
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Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield review: A mystical thriller with serious depth

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Fight Night by Miriam Toews review: The funniest, smartest novel you’ll read this year
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Fight Night by Miriam Toews review: The funniest, smartest novel you’ll read this year

The Wonders by Elena Medel review: a gripping portrayal of poverty and powerlessness
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The Wonders by Elena Medel review: a gripping portrayal of poverty and powerlessness

Harrow by Joy Williams review: A nihilistic vision of a joyless future
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Harrow by Joy Williams review: A nihilistic vision of a joyless future

Limbic by Peter Scalpello review: the dark side of queer writing
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Limbic by Peter Scalpello review: the dark side of queer writing

Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra review: A dazzling jewel from a true original
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Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra review: A dazzling jewel from a true original

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart review: a contemporary literary hoot
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Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart review: a contemporary literary hoot

The Imposter by Silvina Ocampo review: A glorious, unexpected joy
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The Imposter by Silvina Ocampo review: A glorious, unexpected joy

The Kids by Hannah Lowe review: Poetry that sings from the page
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The Kids by Hannah Lowe review: Poetry that sings from the page

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Love Marriage by Monica Ali review: A novel of immense brightness
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Love Marriage by Monica Ali review: A novel of immense brightness

Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men
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Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men

Top 5 books about trans lives, chosen by Matt Bates
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Top 5 books about trans lives, chosen by Matt Bates

Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing
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Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing

Book reviews: Oh William! and Things I Didn’t Throw Out
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Book reviews: Oh William! and Things I Didn’t Throw Out

Dead Relatives review: Brilliantly atmospheric and relentlessly creepy
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Dead Relatives review: Brilliantly atmospheric and relentlessly creepy

Far From the Light of Heaven review: Wrongfoots the reader at every turn
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Far From the Light of Heaven review: Wrongfoots the reader at every turn

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly: One of the greatest storytellers
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Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly: One of the greatest storytellers

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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki: A deeply profound novel about human connection
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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki: A deeply profound novel about human connection

Bewilderment by Richard Powers: Packs a hell of a punch
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Bewilderment by Richard Powers: Packs a hell of a punch

Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett: ‘Unlike anything you’ve read before’
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Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett: ‘Unlike anything you’ve read before’

Dinner Party: A Tragedy by Sarah Gilmartin: ‘A compulsive narrative drive’
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Dinner Party: A Tragedy by Sarah Gilmartin: ‘A compulsive narrative drive’

Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis: A delightful diary of Ellis’s musical life and friendships
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Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis: A delightful diary of Ellis’s musical life and friendships

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead: An Ocean’s Eleven meets Ozark heist caper
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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead: An Ocean’s Eleven meets Ozark heist caper

Book reviews: Something New Under The Sun and The Black Locomotive
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Book reviews: Something New Under The Sun and The Black Locomotive

Reviews: The Liquid Land by Raphaela Edelbauer and No Touching by Ketty Rouf
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Reviews: The Liquid Land by Raphaela Edelbauer and No Touching by Ketty Rouf

1979 by Val McDermid: A novel as touching as it is gripping
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1979 by Val McDermid: A novel as touching as it is gripping

The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes: Adventurous and original
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The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes: Adventurous and original

Borges and Me by Jay Parini: Caper-ish and laugh-out-loud funny
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Borges and Me by Jay Parini: Caper-ish and laugh-out-loud funny

C+nto & Othered Poems, Joelle Taylor: Navigates private unarticulated moments
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C+nto & Othered Poems, Joelle Taylor: Navigates private unarticulated moments

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