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An unamed magistrate defends his colony during a state of emergency when barbarians are rumored to attack the colonyJM Coetzee
The Continental Op investigates a murder to expose a corrupt police force and their chief, NoonanDashiel Hammett
Satire of Stockholm society/Arvid Falk leaves job as bureaucrat to become journalist/author but finds hypocrisy & corruption/joins bohemians in discussions at a dining roomAugust Stringberg
Stingo meets title character and Jewish lover Nathan at boarding house in Brooklyn/while in concentration camp she was forced to choose between the death of her daughter & sonWilliam Styron
'Milkman' Dead III/nicknamed b/c of breastfeeding/Ruth (mother) & Macon (father) have bad relationship/friend Guitar tries to kill him/sisters Pilate, First Corinthians, & LenaToni Morrison
Mitsusaburo struggles w/institutionalized baby & brother Takashi who teaches football to create group to rebel against the 'emperor' (Korean supermarket owner) but commits suicideKenzaburo Oe
First in a trilogy, it relates Albert Talbot's trip to Australia aboard a British warshipWilliam Golding
Young educated narrator Odili has conflict with Chief Nanga, his former teacher who becomes minister of culture in unnamed modern African country/ends w/military coupChinua Achebe
Set in W.African nation (Kangan)/Sam 'His Excellency' rules after coup/Ikem newsman killed by regime which is later toppled/Sam & Chris Oriko (minister of info) killedChinua Achebe
Set in the Bottom (mostly black neighborhood in OH)/title character is friends w/Nel as children but has affair w/her husband Jude later/Shadrak celebrates Nat'l Suicide DayToni Morrison
The life of Claude Wheeler, his temporary education, failed marriage, and enlisment in WWIWilla Cather
Revolves around three generations of the Shandong family. Tells the story of family's struggles, first as distillery owners making sorghum wine and then as resistance fighters duriMo Yan
Non-fiction about the ceremony, history, magnificence, and traditions of Spanish bullfightingErnest Hemingway
Bird's son, like Oe's, was born w/brain hernia but is revealed to be a benign tumor at novel's end/Bird turns to alcohol & old girlfriend b/c of child and bad marriageKenzaburo Oe
Satirical epic of the colonization of Maryland based on the life of an actual poet, Ebenezer Cooke, who wrote a poem of the same titleJohn Barth
Semi-autobiographical novel published poshumously that attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy/traces 4 generation of Pontifex familySamuel Butler
An alter-ego of author who reflects on his previous experiences around the worldGao Xingjian
Tita de la Garza loves Pedro but cannot marry him b/c tradition says she must stay home & care for her mother/12 sections for months & recipes tied to events in her lifeLaura Esquivel
Last novel. Follows Joseph Knecht's education, mastery of the titular Game, and his advancement to Magister Ludi, the head of the Castalian order. He makes the decision to leave thHerman Hesse
Santiago Zavala and Ambrosio have a conversation in a local bar where Zavala tries to find the truth about his father's role in the murder of a notorious Peruvian underworld figureMario Vargas Llosa
Ding Gou'er is sent to rural China to investigate claims of cannibalism. Letters exchanged between Li Yidou, an aspiring authorMo Yan
Ernest Hemingway's experiences on the African safari with his fourth wife Mary. Published posthumouslyErnest Hemingway
The struggles of four of John Singer's acquaintances: Mick Kelly: A tomboyish girl who dreams of buying a piano; Jake Blount: An alcoholic labor agitator; Biff BrannonCarson McCullers
Mehring, a rich white businessman, buys a farm. A dead black man is found and burned but is later given a proper burialNadine Gordimer
Jadine is beautiful Black American Sorbonne grad cared for by Streets (wealthy white fam)/Son is poor Black Amer. who meets Jadine in Caribbean/love affair, come to US & struggleToni Morrison
The tragedies of Oliver Gant following his failed marriage and loss of a daughter to Cholera. He makes a special bond with his youngest son, EugeneTom Wolfe

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