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Man Booker Prize 2013: Shortlist

Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a prestigious literary award in Britain.

This year's shortlist features six writers from across the globe: Canada, Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The winner of the Booker will be named at a ceremony in London on Oct. 15 with a cash prize of £50,000.

Check out these finalists from SCCLD collection:

We Need New Names We Need New Names The story of Darling, a young girl who leaves her Zimbabwe shantytown for a new life in the United States.
Harvest Harvest A tale of rural isolation set in an uncertain century, in which the narrator Walter Thirsk sees his village come under threat and fall apart over the course of seven days.
Lowland Lowland Brothers Subhash and Udayan are inseparable as children in Calcutta. As the years pass - as US tanks roll into Vietnam, as riots sweep across India and the Communist movement begins to take root - Udayan's increasingly radical beliefs create aftershocks within his family and across decades of Indian and American history.
A Tale for the Time Being A Tale for the Time Being

A coming-of-age novel about the nature of time. Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home on the Canadian coast. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into a mystery...

The Testament of Mary The Testament of Mary At 101 pages, the shortest book on the shortlist, The Testament of Mary presents the mother of Jesus grieving angrily years on from her son's crucifixion. As her life and her suffering begin to acquire the resonance of myth, Mary struggles to break the silence surrounding what she knows to have happened.

"The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton

** This title is not yet available in SCCLD collection.

Catton's historical novel is about the 19th-century New Zealand gold rush. It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune, but is drawn into a series of complex mysteries.

 

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