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These provocative novels delve into dreamy meetings with old flames, fate met through time travel, and life with a wife who is a dog.

Red Shift
By Alan Garner
With a new introduction by the author
Red Shift is a passionate fever-dream of a novel. It time-slips through English history and circles around the troubled mind of Tom, a love-struck teenager in tense rebellion against the strictures of his lower middle-class upbringing.

The Adventures Of Sindbad
by Gyula Krúdy
Translated and with an introduction by George Szirtes
Sindbad, ironic hero of these fantastic tales, who has seduced and abandoned countless women over the course of centuries but never lost one, returns to visit them all—ladies, actresses, housemaids—in his memories and dreams.

Asleep in the Sun
By Adolfo Bioy Casares
Introduction by James Sallis
Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
Whether read as a fable of modern politics, a meditation on the elusive parameters of the self, or a most unusual love story, Bioy Casares’s novel is an almost scarily perfect comic turn, as well as a pure delight.