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Published: September 27, 2015 12:09 AM

The Heart Goes Last
Margaret Atwood
Bloomsbury
Pp 308
R499

Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. So when they see an advertisement for the Positron Project, they sign up immediately.

Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata
Karthika Nair
HarperCollins
Pp 263
R799

In Until the Lions, Karthika Nair retells the Mahabharata through multiple voices. Her poems capture the epic through the lenses of soldiers, warriors, princesses, etc.

Trigger Mortis
Anthony Horowitz
Hachette
Pp 310
R599

Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s’ heyday in this thriller by Anthony Horowitz. It’s 1957 and James Bond has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox.

Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert
Bloomsbury
Pp 272
R499

In this book, Elizabeth Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks readers to embrace their curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

The Adivasi Will Not Dance
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Speaking Tiger
R 399
Pp 189

In this collection of stories set in Jharkhand, Shekhar breathes life into a set of characters who are as robustly flesh and blood as the soil from which they spring and where they live.

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