Book List:11 titles
  • Continuing with her narration of the story of the Patriarchs in the Book of Genesis, After These Things is an account of the relationship between Abraham's tragic son Isaac and Isaac's son Jacob. The book follows the psychological trail of the childr...


  • Marie de Gournay was eighteen when she read, and was overwhelmed by, the essays of the French philosopher Montaigne. She had to be revived with hellebore. When she finally met Montaigne, she stabbed herself with a hairpin until the blood ran in order...


  • Jenny Diski's memoir, Skating to Antarctica, offered a painful portrait of a childhood beset by parental abuse and abandonment. The Dream Mistress covers similar territory, but in this case, fiction in some ways proves more disturbing than real...


  • Daphne Drummond - ex-novelist and trainee baglady - decides it's high time she took a lover. This comedy of lust and noble failure begins when Daphne sets her sights on her landlord, Liam, a drunk whose only pleasures are avoiding work and fantasizin...


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    The future flashed before my eyes in all its preordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness. I got a joke in. 'So - we'd better get cooking the meth,' I sa...


  • The story of Nony, who is blind and dumb and who has nothing else to do but to tell the story of her remarkable mother, Frances. Through the symbiotic wisdom of mother and daughter and through the sharp and darkly humorous consciousness of Nony, the ...


  • 'Nothing Natural centres with illuminating precision on a sado-masochistic relationship. Rachel is in her thirties, a single parent admired by her friends for her self-sufficiency . But when she meets the compelling, sinister Joshua she discovers ano...


  • What if God fell in love and the person was already married? A bitter story of the very first love triangle between a man, his wife, and their GodFirst came Adam, whose fall soured His quest for absolute authority, then Noah, whose dreary sense of du...







  • A brilliant, alternative take on sixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that turbulent era. What was Jenny Diski doing in the sixties? A lot: dropping out, taking drugs, ...


  • The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski -- darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time. Jenny Diski’s prose is as sharp and steely as her imagination is wild...