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No Turning Back: Stories by Dan Burns

By Dan Burns

In No Turning again, writer Dan Burns stocks an eclectic mixture of tales that extend the bounds of style and mind's eye. instructed with reasonable and thought-provoking prose, all of the tales shine mild on characters who, because of a specific event, observe that they cannot pass back—in time or to the way in which lifestyles was. relocating ahead is the best choice, and what comes subsequent is anyone’s guess.

In pop out, anyplace you're, a guy retreats to his domestic within the woods to dwell out the remainder of his existence in solitude. He hopes to ward off the general public eye yet in its place reveals himself either a sufferer and beneficiary of condition. on the finish of the Day is a narrative of forbidden and unbelievable love. After operating jointly for greater than 5 years, a guy and girl start a dating they by no means dreamed was once attainable. within the identify tale, No Turning again, a tender paratrooper on a flight into enemy territory will get to contemplate and face his final fears.

Published by way of Chicago Arts Press, this superbly crafted hardcover variation contains tale illustrations by way of Chicago artist Kelly Maryanski and an unique hide layout by way of world-renowned picture artist Hugh Syme (album conceal clothier for the rock band Rush). also, the writer accompanies every one tale along with his own notes in regards to the recommendations and ideas that encouraged him to put in writing the tale, including a distinct behind-the-scenes viewpoint of the writing process.

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Puttane assassine (Fabula) (Italian Edition) by Roberto Bolaño,I. Carmignani

By Roberto Bolaño,I. Carmignani

«La violenza, l. a. vera violenza, non si può fuggire, o almeno non possiamo farlo noi, nati in the United States latina negli anni Cinquanta, noi che avevamo una ventina d'anni quando morì Salvador Allende»: fin dalla soglia del primo di questi tredici racconti, Bolaño mette le carte sul tavolo. In tutti si manifesta infatti una qualche forma di violenza, alla quale nessuno (che sia vittima o carnefice) potrà sottrarsi: né il nerboruto giovanotto che pagherà caro l'aver seguito una donna consistent with concupiscenza o vanità; né il fotografo che cerca di salvare due bambini indiani rinchiusi in un bordello in step with omosessuali; né il padre di B. (trasparente controfigura dell'autore) che durante una vacanza advert Acapulco si siede a giocare a carte con los angeles gente sbagliata; né quel Lalo Cura (lo ritroveremo in "2666") che da bambino viene portato dalla madre sui set dei movie a luci rosse da lei interpretati; né il fantasma dell'uomo che assiste alla vendita del proprio cadavere a un necrofilo – né il narratore stesso, costretto alla crudele erranza dell'esilio. Giocando, come sempre, sui registri più vari – dal malinconico al grottesco, dal pornografico al fantastico, dall'ossessivo al comico –, Bolaño ci offre qui una sorta di sintesi della sua opera, trasformando ognuno di noi lettori (come ha scritto «The Observer») in «un voyeur, avido di vite travagliate e di fantasmi».

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Triptyque marocain (French Edition) by Andreas Rosseel

By Andreas Rosseel

« Pourquoi a-t-il voulu m'aider ? Je n'étais pas un Marocain, pas un Arabe. Et par los angeles suite, il ne m'avait pas oublié, il avait parlé de mon malheur à sa femme, il avait espéré un miracle pour que mon épouse guérisse. Et après le décès d'Alice, il a voulu me présenter ses condoléances et m'offrir son aide. Pourquoi ? Tout simplement parce que j'étais un être humain comme lui, parce que j'étais son frère. En regardant défiler tous ces livres, je sentais qu'il n'avait pas voulu obéir à un précepte de l'islam, à un vers du Coran, à une règle de l. a. charia. Je sentais que l. a. pensée d'Ahmed devait planer bien plus haut, bien au-delà des religions et leurs dogmes et leurs lois “divines”. L'ensemble de tous ces livres sur le Coran et los angeles Bible, l'islam et le christianisme, le déisme, l'athéisme et l'agnosticisme, réunis dans une seule bibliothèque, révélait à mes yeux non pas un croyant ou un fidèle, mais un chercheur. Un homme qui refuse de trancher. Un homme qui cherche. Un homme qui sait qu'il ne sait pas. Un agnostique comme moi. Un frère. » Une jeune femme demande conseil à son père après être tombée enceinte de son copain marocain ; il l'oriente vers un ami d'enfance qui lui contera son expérience malheureuse avec celle qui devint sa femme... Lorsqu'un Belge se fait dépanner sur los angeles path par un jeune Marocain, ni l'un ni l'autre n'aurait pu se douter qu'ils allaient devenir de vrais frères... Les liens qui unissent une fillette musulmane à son agneau adoptif vont amener l. a. famille entière à devenir végétarienne... Qu'est-ce qui nous sépare, nous rapproche, nous unit ? En se penchant sur los angeles faith et los angeles tradition musulmane, c'est tout en nuances que l'auteur de Rebecca discover de nouveau notre société, ses pièges, ses surprises et ses trésors, dans toute sa diversité.

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Noah's Women: Two Novellas by Elizabeth Léonie Simpson

By Elizabeth Léonie Simpson

"Noah's Women

This novella is a story of mass homicide, tried rape, fratricide, and either filial devotion and uprising. it's an try and rectify a few omissions in a widely known tale. Who have been the ladies who participated within the Flood? What used to be the lifestyles they led at the famed Ark? There are six chapters--one telling Noah’s personal concepts of uprising opposed to an unfair God, one by means of his silently affliction spouse, and 4 via every one of the sons’ better halves. (The fourth son, Aaron, has now not been recorded in Jewish folklore. Noah banished him from memory.)

These 4 wives--the mythological forebears of all who got here after that Deluge--are as diversified as people will be: the 1st, like Noah’s personal spouse, is a quiet, submissive one who believes in male dominance. the second one is an out-of-step egalitarian with the nice fortune to discover an identical husband. The 3rd is a secretive, manipulative bisexual; and the final, a spoiled baby bride who brings misfortune on herself via delight and a trust in caste superiority not useful in instances of disaster.

TRAMONTANE

This is a mythic story of a big wanderer who's telling the tale of his carrying on with look for his humans, for recognition, and for romance. through the years the 1st of those maintains to circumvent him, yet ultimately he unearths either reputation and love within the individual of a stranger whose tragic finish propels the outdated story-teller to revenge and the recognition of his personal death.
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Tolstoi und der lila Sessel (German Edition) by Nina Sankovitch,Anke Caroline Burger,Susanne Höbel

By Nina Sankovitch,Anke Caroline Burger,Susanne Höbel

Mehr als 2,5 cm dick darf es nicht sein. Aber das ist auch daseinzige Ausschlusskriterium. Ob Krimi, Kochbuch, Klassiker– oder der aktuelle Topseller: Nina Sankovitch, Tochter polnischer US-Einwanderer, ist mit Büchern aufgewachsen. Und entdeckt nun, nach dem Tod ihrer geliebten Schwester, die Literatur ein zweites Mal für sich: als Trost- und Kraftspenderin. Zwischen Wäschebergen, Kindergeschrei und Supermarkt nimmt Nina sich Auszeiten - und entlockt jedem Buch ein anderes Geheimnis. Die Eleganz des Igels, Twilight oder Englische Liebschaften, Toni Morrison, Julian Barnes oder Leo Tolstoi – Lesen bedeutet pures Lebensglück: und einmal am Tag den second, bei dem guy ganz bei sich ist.

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Secretos y tradiciones Mapuches (Spanish Edition) by Mayo Calvo

By Mayo Calvo

Secretos y tradiciones mapuches es un libro que surge de las conversaciones que Mayo Calvo sostuviera con Felipe Curinao y otros integrantes de l. a. comunidad mapuche en Calafquén, novena región. El objetivo vital period recoger las historias de los ancianos que los jóvenes mapuches, por allá por los años sesenta, estaban dejando de escuchar. Los mayores temían que con los cambios que los nuevos tiempos estaban trayendo, los jóvenes no recordaran los relatos que conforman esta cultura ancestral. Se trata de un registro riguroso, llevado a cabo con los métodos de l. a. época, haciendo uso de una grabadora y una máquina fotográfica.
Este libro es un legado para los angeles comunidad mapuche y para todos los interesados en su cultura. Hay relatos inolvidables por su tristeza y crueldad; otros que destacan por su profundidad; otros por su simpleza, por su carácter más informativo. Hay de todo, como cuando nos sentamos a conversar durante largo rato.
«El juego de los angeles chueca», «El último gran nguillatún», «Cómo piensa un cacique», son solo algunos de los relatos que han estado presentes en los angeles tradición oral y que ahora reeditamos para que permanezcan todavía en nuestra memoria. Esta nueva edición incluye fotografías que los angeles misma Mayo tomara durante sus estadías en los angeles comunidad indígena que l. a. acogió y le permitió participar de su diario vivir, sus celebraciones y ritos. Se incluye también un glosario de voces araucanas y del castellano de uso en el lenguaje mapuche.

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Top 35 Wildest, Unseen Shopping Trolls--LOOK by Katie Canty

By Katie Canty

booklet 2, Land 2 relies on a true 32 12 months diary of a traveller via 7 parts named alien Thrift shop Troll Lands.Which of the 35 wildest participants of the trolls procuring strength will you need to keep away from, like, or unfriend? Is it going to be the new puppy Activist, Moby Jane, Tattoo Eyez Rapunzel, Hay child, the cellphone Fighter, Butts Digger, etc.?

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Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Horror - A Collection of Short by Edgar Allan Poe

By Edgar Allan Poe

those early works via Edgar Allan Poe have been initially released within the mid nineteenth century. As a suite of brief tales, those symbolize a few of Poe's top works within the horror style, and comprise 'The Fall of the home of Usher', 'The Masque of the crimson Death', 'The untimely Burial', 'The Pit and the Pendulum', and plenty of different titles. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, Poe turned an orphan at a really early age. After being taken in via a pair in Richmond, he spent a short spell within the uk earlier than returning to enrol on the collage of Virginia. Poe struggled for a few years to make a residing as a author and regularly needed to flow urban to stick in employment as a critic. Even for his maximum good fortune, 'The Raven', he purely got $9 and, even if turning into a family identify, his monetary place remained faraway from sturdy. Poe died in 1849, elderly simply forty, but his legacy is an impressive one: he's visible this present day as one of many maximum practitioners of Gothic and detective fiction that ever lived, and pop culture is replete with references to him. the various earliest books, fairly these relationship again to the 1900's and sooner than, are actually tremendous scarce and more and more pricey. we're republishing those vintage works in cheap, prime quality, sleek editions.

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Cuentos completos 1 (Spanish Edition) by Isak Dinesen

By Isak Dinesen

Primer volumen de los dos que componen los Cuentos completos de Isak Dinesen.

El cuento fue uno de los géneros literarios en que más se prodigó y despuntó Karen Blixen, siempre bajo el seudónimo por el que fue conocida y saludada como voz imprescindible de l. a. literatura del siglo XX: Isak Dinesen.

Este volumen recoge su narrativa breve temprana, desde su primer libro, publicado en 1934, Siete cuentos góticos, hasta el compendio Anécdotas del destino (1958), pasando por sus célebres Cuentos de invierno (1942). Se incluyen así algunos de sus relatos más afamados, como «El mono», «La historia inmortal» o «El festín de Babette», en lo que constituye una puerta de entrada excepcional al universo literario de su autora.

Mario Vargas Llosa dijo sobre Isak Dinesen...
«Para ella contar period encantar. Sus cuentos son siempre engañosos, impregnados de elementos secretose inapresables.»

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