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Bye-Bye Natalia

Michel Faber

‘Natalia picks at the frayed black lace of her dress while the photograph of her American penpal loads into the computer.’

Zephyrs

Jenni Fagan

‘Every step forward causes the road behind him to disappear.’

In Utah There Are Mountains Too

Federico Falco

‘No one had ever spoken her name in a foreign language.’

Crossbones

Nuruddin Farah

‘In a world in which coercion is the norm, a human trafficker must have underlings as well.’

Dragon Island | New Voices

Laura Fellowes

‘This is a wartime story. It is the spring of 1943 and Europe is burning; look down and see.’

More Afraid of You

Joshua Ferris

‘On Bainbridge Island, across the Puget Sound from Seattle, there are two modes of living: downtown and inland.’

The Unnamed

Joshua Ferris

‘Coffee and a powdered doughnut sat on his desk, the morning offering.’

The Getaway Lunch

Tibor Fischer

‘I found a seedy hotel not far from the station, where you would expect to find one.’

Listed for Trial

Tibor Fischer

‘He didn't like attending County Hall.‘

Suite in Dark Matter

Erin Frances Fisher

‘When her eyes adjust to the dark she sees it is full, so full: the lights from long dead stars churn elliptics, spiral with dying vibrations and decaying harmonics.’

Sea Bean

Tim Fitts

‘Fred was the type whose worldview gazed through a shadow of things that could go wrong, like most of the South Philly lifers.’

Our Lives are Only Lent to Us

Penelope Fitzgerald

‘The two cultures are complementary but in the way that death is to life.’

Bachelor Life

M.J. Fitzgerald

‘At nine o’clock the man leaves the flat dressed in an elegant salmon-pink dress’.

White Men’s Boats

Giles Foden

‘Deo Gratias stood on the deck of the Liemba with his prisoners at his feet. I leaned on the rail, studiously casual.’