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A Book For Every Dad

Posted 12th Jun 2018

Still stuck trying to figure out the perfect Father’s Day gift? We all know you can never go too far wrong with a cracking read and luckily for you, we at Pushkin Press have you covered. Read on to find the perfect title for all the book-loving dads out there…

The western addict…

If your dad loves Cormac McCarthy, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and True Grit, we highly recommend Paul Howarth’s stunning debut Only Killers and Thieves. Set in the deserted Australian outback of the 19th century, this is the incredible story of two young brothers seeking out revenge after a horrific tragedy. Buy Only Killers and Thieves  here.

 

The thriller lover…

Does your dad love racing through the next big thing in crime fiction? Look no further as Resurrection Bay is the perfect addition to his bookshelf. This prize-winning and critically acclaimed debut from Emma Viskic is the first in the Caleb Zelic series which follows the deaf detective as he goes on the hunt for the murderer of his childhood friend. Buy Resurrection Bay  here.

The classic aficionado…

Hailed a ‘publishing event’ by Eileen Battersby in the LA Review of Books, our latest collection of short stories by Gaito Gazdanov The Beggar and Other Stories is the perfect gift for all the dads who can’t resist a rediscovered classic – and if short stories aren’t his thing, Gazdanov’s classic novel The Spectre of  Alexander Wolf  might be just the ticket. Buy The Beggar and Other Stories  here.

The fantasy buff…

Written by Özgür Mumcu, a journalist and free speech activist in Turkey, The Peace Machine asks the questions; what if conflict were not inevitable? What if a machine could put an end to violence for ever? Think your dad wouldn’t be able to resist this rollicking Ottoman steampunk adventure? Buy The Peace Machine  here.

 

The Japan fan…

The Lady Killer  by Masako Togawa is a dizzying tale of lust and murder from one of Japan’s greatest mystery writers. Togawa was a cabaret singer, nightclub owner, gay icon and TV star, and her books are just as eclectic and intriguing as the author herself. This gripping mystery is perfect for dads who are intrigued by all things Japan. Buy The Lady Killer  here.

The Scandiphile…

Last (and certainly not least), Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir might just be the perfect gift for dads who love anything Nordic. From the author of the bestselling and beloved Butterflies in Novemberthis is a funny, wistful and utterly beguiling novel about a man whose life is falling apart, and how he learns to put it back together. Buy Hotel Silence  here.