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Lost Empress

(2018)
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"Ambitious, affecting, intelligent, plangent, comic, kooky and impassioned. I've read a lot of novels this year, between judging the Man Booker prize and the Granta Best of Young British Novelists, and I've yearned for this kind of exuberant, precise fiction" Stuart Kelly, Guardian on A Naked Singularity

It would take something huge to put Paterson, New Jersey on the map.

But Nina Gill is determined to do just that. She is the daughter of the ageing owner of the Dallas Cowboys and the well-kept secret to their success. Shocked when her brother inherits the team, leaving her with the Paterson Pork, New Jersey's only Indoor Football League franchise, she vows to take on the N.F.L. and make her new team the pigskin kings of America.

Meanwhile, Nuno DeAngeles - a brilliant criminal mastermind - contrives to be thrown into Rikers Island prison to commit one of the most audacious crimes of all time. Now he's on the inside, he has two good reasons to get out. But how does a person of culture go about breaking out of the penal system when the whole of the land of the free is addicted to keeping him in it?

Without knowing it, or ever having met, Nina and Nuno have already had a profound effect on each other's lives. As his bid for freedom and her bid for sporting immortality reach crisis point, their stories converge in the countdown to an epic conclusion.

Thrilling, touching, insightful and shockingly hilarious, De La Pava's extraordinary novel gets under the skin and into the minds of a vast cast of characters from the fringes of society - immigrants, exiles and outsiders.

    

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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lost Empress
Author(s): Sergio De La Pava
ISBN: 0-85705-805-3 / 978-0-85705-805-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2018 : Hardback
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Title: Lost Empress: A Novel
Author(s): Sergio De La Pava
ISBN: 1-5247-4722-X / 978-1-5247-4722-0
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost Empress
Author(s): Sergio De La Pava
ISBN: 0-85705-806-1 / 978-0-85705-806-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lost Empress
Author(s): Sergio De La Pava
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lost Empress: A Novel
Author(s): Sergio De La Pava
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA