Fall Thanks-Givings from Anansi! October 07 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! We’ve got some Goodreads giveaways we wanted to tell you about:

For our American readers (whose Thanksgiving comes a little later), we have Teva Harrison’s In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer.

For Canada, we’re thrilled to offer in advance The Borrowed by Chan-Ho Kei

Both giveaways end December 1st, so here’s an early heads up!

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In-Between Days by Teva Harrison

In-Between Days

by Teva Harrison

Giveaway ends December 20, 2016.

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The Borrowed by Chan Ho-Kei

The Borrowed

by Chan Ho-Kei

Giveaway ends December 01, 2016.

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9781487001087_1024x1024 In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer
Written by Teva Harrison

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.

Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.


borrowed The Borrowed
Written by Chan-Ho Kei

From award-winning Hong Kong writer Chan Ho-kei, The Borrowed tells the story of Kwan Chun-dok, a Hong Kong detective who rises from constable to senior inspector over the span of several decades, from the 1960s to the present day, and becomes a legend in the force, nicknamed “the Eye of Heaven” by his amazed colleagues. Divided into six sections told in reverse chronological order — each of which covers an important case in Kwan’s career and takes place at a pivotal moment in Hong Kong history — the novel follows Kwan from his experiences during the Leftist Riot in 1967, when a bombing plot threatens many lives; the conflict between the HK Police and ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) in 1977; the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989; the Handover in 1997; and the present day of 2013, when Kwan is called on to solve his final case, the murder of a local billionaire, while Hong Kong increasingly resembles a police state. Along the way we meet Communist rioters, ultraviolent gangsters, stallholders at the city’s many covered markets, pop singers enmeshed in the high-stakes machinery of star-making, and a people always caught in the shifting balance of political power, whether in London or Beijing.

The Borrowed reveals just how closely everything is connected, how history always repeats itself, and how we have come full circle to repeat the political upheaval and societal unrest of the past. It is a gripping, brilliantly constructed novel from a talented new voice.