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As Serious As Your Life

Val Wilmer

An essential masterpiece of jazz history by renowned photographer and music historian, with a new foreword by Richard Williams

African Psycho

Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou's uproarious, fleet-footed English-language debut, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic to coincide with the publication of…

Veronica

Mary Gaitskill

Beloved cult novel repackaged to join the Serpent's Tail Classics series

The Passport

Herta Muller

A beautiful, haunting novel by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Jernigan

David Gates

Jernigan is the great lost American masterpiece of suburban despair, a modern Revolutionary Road or Stoner

A Lesson Before Dying

Ernest J. Gaines

Award-winning classic novel of prejudice, community and what it means to be a man in the American South. New edition with an introduction by Attica Lo…

Fatale

Jean-Patrick Manchette

Small-town politics can be vicious

The Seven Madmen

Roberto Arlt

An extraordinary portrait of 1920s Buenos Aires, with the existential angst of Sartre's Nausea, the spiritual drama of Dostoyevsky's The Bro…

Pedro Paramo

Juan Rulfo

A legendary classic of magic realism and the most important Mexican novel ever written – with a new foreword by Gabriel García Márquez

Quicksand & Passing

Nella Larsen

A classic of women's literature in a new, elegant edition

Astragal

Albertine Sarrazin

Patti Smith's favourite novel, a cult rebel classic

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Lester Bangs

The essential writings of the greatest music writer of the twentieth, or any, century, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic

Her Privates We

Frederic Manning

A new edition of a classic First World War novel, a brilliant and bitter picture of human conflict.

The Walk

Robert Walser

One of the great works of European short fiction, by turns funny, reflective and profound

The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

Catherine Millet

The sensational erotic memoir that shocked the world, now re-issued as a Serpent's Tail Classic.

The Silent Cry

Kenzaburo Oe

Japanese Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe's most important novel

Whatever

Michel Houellebecq

'The mischief-making enfant terrible of new-wave French fiction' Independent

Beer in the Snooker Club

Waguih Ghali

Known and loved by readers and writers since first publication, now back in print as a Serpent's Tail Classic

If He Hollers Let Him Go

Chester Himes

Acclaimed expose of racism in mid-twentieth century USA, now a Serpent's Tail Classic

The Piano Teacher

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek's most famous novel is an explicit, shocking exploration of sex and fantasy

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