Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414487622
  • ISBN-13: 9781414487625
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1428 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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21st Century Novels: The First Decade brings the most important fictional works of 2000-2009 the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Utilizing a global advisory board to ensure broad coverage with curriculum focus, 21st Century Novels appeals to [both students and casual readers who seek to develop a deeper understanding of these works, the set will appeal to multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula as well], bringing insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation. Contextual information supports multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, and teachers will appreciate signed analysis found throughout the set. Narrative sections combine literary analysis with biographical, literary and cultural/historical context, as well as further readings, adaptations, awards and maps. Robust indexing of authors and titles -- by sub-genre, themes, language, literary devices, country, region and more -- facilitate research.

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Features and Benefits

  • Bibliography.
  • Open Web sources.
  • Gale resources.
  • Author index.
  • Cumulative table of context.
  • Further reading list.
  • More than 270 photos and illustrations.
  • Title Index.
  • Entries include: "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," by Michael Chabon; "Atonement," by Ian McEwan; "Bruised Hibiscus," by Elizabeth Nunez; "The Corrections," by Jonathan Frazen; "Douglass’ Women," by Jewell Parker Rhodes; "Everyman," by Philip Roth; "The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf," by Mohja Kahf; "Mystic River," by Dennis Lehane; "War Trash," by Ha Jin; "When We Were Orphans," by Kazuo Ishiguro; and hundreds more.

What's New

  • Fact boxes.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414487614 | ISBN-13: 9781414487618

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.
Entries A-E.
Title Index.
Author Index.
Major Prizewinners.
Nationality Index.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie.
The Accidental - Ali Smith.
Across a Hundred Mountains - Reyna Grande.
The Adventures of Vela - Albert Wendt.
The Age of Orphans - Laleh Khadivi.
Air, or, Have Not Have - Geoff Ryman.
An Altered Light - Jens Christian Grøndahl.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon.
American Gods - Neil Gaiman.
Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaatje.
Animal's People - Indra Sinha.
The Armies - Evelio Rosero.
Arthur & George - Julian Barnes.
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing - M. T. Anderson.
The Athenian Murders - José Carlos Somoza.
Atonement - Ian McEwan.
Austerlitz - W. G. Sebald.
Await Your Reply - Dan Chaon.
The Ballad of Desmond Kale - Roger McDonald.
Baudolino - Umberto Eco.
Beasts of No Nation - Uzodinma Iweala.
Beijing Coma - Ma Jian.
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett.
Bitter Fruit - Achmat Dangor.
Blacklist - Sara Paretsky.
A Blessed Child - Linn Ullmann.
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood.
Blindsight - Maurice Gee.
Blood from Stone - Frances Fyfield.
Blooms of Darkness - Aharon Appelfeld.
Blue Heaven - C. J. Box.
The Boat to Redemption - Su Tong.
Bold as Love - Gwyneth Jones.
The Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan.
The Book of Chameleons - José Eduardo Agualusa.
The Book of Dead Birds -- Gayle Brandeis.
The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill.
The Book of Night Women - Marlon James.
The Book of Not - Tsitsi Dangarembga.
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak.
The Bottoms - Joe R. Lansdale.
The Boy Next Door - Irene Sabatini.
Brandenburg Gate - Henry Porter.
Breath - Tim Winton.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz.
The Broken Shore - Peter Temple.
Brooklyn - Colm Tóibín.
Bruised Hibiscus - Elizabeth Nunez.
The Bullet Collection - Patricia Sarrafian Ward.
Camouflage - Joe Haldeman.
Captain of the Sleepers - Mayra Montero.
Carpentaria - Alexis Wright.
Carry Me Down - M. J. Hyland.
Celestial Harmonies - Péter Esterházy.
The Changeling - _O e Kenzabur_o.
Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith.
The Children's Book - A. S. Byatt.
Citizen Vince - Jess Walter.
The City & the City - China Miéville.
City of Thieves - David Benioff.
Clara Callan - Richard B. Wright.
The Clothes on Their Backs - Linda Grant.
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell.
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen.
Crabwalk - Günter Grass.
Crescent - Diana Abu-Jaber.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon.
The Curse of Chalion - Lois McMaster Bujold.
Dancing to "Almendra" Mayra Montero.
Dark Palace - Frank Moorhouse.
The Day We Had Hitler Home - Rodney Hall.
The Days of Abandonment - Elena Ferrante.
De Niro's Game - Rawi Hage.
Dead Europe - Christos Tsiolkas.
Death with Interruptions - José Saramago.
Declare - Tim Powers.
The Deposition of Father McGreevy - Brian O'Doherty.
The Dew Breaker - Edwidge Danticat.
Diary of a Bad Year - J. M. Coetzee.
Dirt Music - Tim Winton.
A Distant Shore - Caryl Phillips.
The Dive From Clausen's Pier Ann Packer.
Douglass' Women - Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Down River - John Hart.
Duma Key - Stephen King.
El Dorado - Dorothy Porter.
The Electric Michelangelo - Sarah Hall.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery.
The Emperor of Ocean Park - Stephen L. Carter.
The Emperor's Children - Claire Messud.
Empire Falls - Richard Russo.
English Passengers - Matthew Kneale.
Everyman - Philip Roth.
Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer.
Family Matters -Rohinton Mistry.
Far and Beyon' - Unity Dow.
The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa.
Fleshmarket Alley - Ian Rankin.
Fox Girl - Nora Okja Keller.
Frida's Bed - Slavenka Drakuli_c.
Gabriel's Story - David Anthony Durham.
Galileo's Dream - Kim Stanley Robinson.
Garden of Beasts - Jeffery Deaver.
The Garden of Last Days - Andre Dubus III.
Ghosts of El Grullo - Patricia Santana.
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson.
Gilgamesh - Joan London.
The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf – Mohja Khaf.
The Girl Who Played Go - Shan Sa.
The Glass Room - Simon Mawer.
Gould's Book of Fish - Richard Flanagan.
The Great Fire - Shirley Hazzard.
The Great Man - Kate Christensen.
Grotesque - Natsuo Kirino.
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
A Happy Marriage - Rafael Yglesias.
Harbor - Lorraine Adams.
The Harmony Silk Factory - Tash Aw.
The "Harry Potter" Series - J. K. Rowling.
The Hiding Place - Trezza Azzopardi.
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman.
Home - Marilynne Robinson.
Hominids - Robert J. Sawyer.
The Human Stain - Philip Roth.
The Hummingbird's Daughter - Luis Alberto Urrea.
Hunger - Mohamed al-Bisatie.
If I Die in Juarez - Stella Pope Duarte.
Ilustrado - Miguel Syjuco.
The Image, the Icon, and the Covenant – Sahar Khalifeh.
In the Country of Men - Hisham Matar.
Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand - Gioconda Belli.
The Informers - Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai.
Inkheart Trilogy - Cornelia Funke.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick.
The Janissary Tree - Jason Goodwin.
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth - Chris Ware.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke.
Journey to the Stone Country - Alex Miller.
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami.
The Keep - Jennifer Egan.
The Keepers of Truth - Michael Collins.
Killing Time with Strangers - William S. Penn.
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini.
The Known World - Edward P. Jones.
The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver.
Landscape of Farewell - Alex Miller.
Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann.
Liberation - Joanna Scott.
Life of Pi - Yann Martel.
The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst.
Liquidation - Imre Kertész.
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters.
Local - Brian Wood.
A Long Long Way - Sebastian Barry.
The Lost Dog - Michelle de Kretser.
Love - Toni Morrison.
Man Gone Down - Michael Thomas.
The Manual of Detection - Jedediah Berry.
March - Geraldine Brooks.
The March - E. L. Doctorow.
The Master - Colm Tóibín.
The Maytrees - Annie Dillard.
Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel García Márquez.
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides.
The Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larsson.
Minaret - Leila Aboulela.
Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones.
Montano's Malady - Enrique Vila-Matas.
Moral Hazard - Kate Jennings.
Mother's Milk - Edward St. Aubyn.
Mudbound - Hillary Jordan.
Mystic River - Dennis Lehane.
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri.
The Naming of the Dead - Ian Rankin.
Nation - Terry Pratchett.
Netherland - Joseph O'Neill.
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro.
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters.
No Man's Land - Duong Thu Huong.
No One Will See Me Cry - Cristina Rivera-Garza.
The Northern Clemency - Philip Hensher.
Novel about My Wife - Emily Perkins.
Of Kids & Parents - Emil Hakl.
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout.
Omega Minor – Paul Verhaeghen.
On Beauty - Zadie Smith.
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan.
Opportunity - Charlotte Grimshaw.
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood.
Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson.