Humbolt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
A rich autobiographical tragi-comedy of literary rivalry and Chicago gangsterdom,
set against a background of urban and cultural chaos, Humboldt’s Gift is for many
the masterpiece of the outstanding American novelist of the late 20th Century.
Eyrie by Tim Winton
Tom Keely has lost his bearings and cut himself off. But one day he runs into
a woman from his past and her introverted young boy and the encounter
shakes him up in a way he doesn’t understand. From the Booker shortlisted
author of Dirt Music and Cloudstreet, Eyrie is a heart-stoppingly moving
novel for our times.