Category: Contemporary Literary Fiction

Download e-book for iPad: The Fixed Stars: Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous by Brian Conn

By Brian Conn

ISBN-10: 1573661538

ISBN-13: 9781573661539

A fable-like story of a small neighborhood stricken via a mysterious plague

  Juxtaposing barbarity and whimsy, Brian Conn’s The mounted Stars is a singular that has the tenor of a latest myth with approximately an analogous dreamlike good judgment.   on the novel’s middle are the John’s Day social gathering and the interactions of a small group facing a secret illness. oftentimes voters are quarantined after which reintegrated into society in rituals marked via a haunting brutality. The contaminated and the fit alike are quarantined. In a tradition that has retreated from urbanism right into a extra pastoral society, the girl who nurtures spiders and the fellow who spins hemp exist along the mass popularity of sexual promiscuity. Conn supplies a compelling portrait of a calamitous period, one affected by pestilence, illness, violence, and post–late capitalism. An unflinching examine an international most unlikely to situate in time, The mounted Stars is mythic and darkly magical.

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Verlorene Kindheit (German Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Antun Banovic

1990, ein kleines kroatisches Dorf im Herzen Bosniens.
Antun ist zwölf Jahre alt, als der Bosnische Krieg beginnt.

Aus der Sicht des Heranwachsenden erzählt der Autor, der hilflos das Geschehen nur beobachten kann, in Rückblenden von den Ereignissen damals. Seine beiden Brüder werden als Soldaten verwundet, der Vater wird ermordet.

Nach dem Krieg ist nichts mehr wie zuvor.

Antun Banovic verlässt seine Heimat mit achtzehn, arbeitet zunächst in Kroatien und nimmt dann eine Arbeit in Deutschland an. Seit fünf Jahren lebt er hier, ist verheiratet und Vater einer kleinen Tochter.

In seiner autobiographischen Erzählung vergegenwärtigt er sich das Erlebte noch einmal und endet mit der Mahnung, sich der Sinnlosigkeit des Krieges bewusst zu werden: Alle Grenzen der Menschlichkeit verschwinden im Krieg.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Sophomore by Barry Spacks

By Barry Spacks

ISBN-10: 0571294707

ISBN-13: 9780571294701

'The Sophomore through Barry Spacks is that infrequent beast: a shrewdpermanent, subtle novel that's very, very humorous. it truly is like an American fortunate Jim - without delay hilarious, clever and intensely real. an entire delight.' William Boyd

Harry Zissel is 22 years previous, a school sophomore who plans to be an important author. He simply can not seem to end something. Then his female friend Miriam publicizes she's pregnant. Harry fears he will prove a married wage-slave, similar to his previous blood brother Arthur Thompson. Leaving his house to get breakfast, Harry makes a decision in its place to hit the line. Can he reside the yankee dream of 'starting afresh'? Or does he have to greenback up, straighten out, do a little paintings for a change...? The query isn't for him on my own in Barry Spacks' very good debut novel from 1968, reissued right here with a brand new introductory Q&A with the author.

'No synopsis can do justice to Spacks's technical ability and comedian inventiveness.' Saturday Review

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She Lao's Rickshaw Boy: A Novel PDF

By She Lao

ISBN-10: 0061436925

ISBN-13: 9780061436925

“Lao She’s nice novel.”
The manhattan Times


A appealing new translation of the vintage chinese language novel from Lao She, probably the most acclaimed and renowned chinese language writers of the 20th century,  Rickshaw Boy chronicles the rigors and misadventures of a negative Beijing rickshaw motive force. initially released in 1937, Rickshaw Boy—and the ability and artistry of Lao She—can now be liked through a latest American audience.

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Im Zeichen Abbadons (German Edition) by Lara Steinkamp PDF

By Lara Steinkamp

ISBN-10: 3958401511

ISBN-13: 9783958401518

Zwischen Erde, Himmel und Hölle gibt es in der Unterwelt die letzte Zuflucht für die Verdammten: Abbadon! Die verlorenen Seelen, die nirgendwo sonst einen Zufluchtsort haben, finden dort ihre Heimat. Wenn die Engel im Himmel weinen und sich abwenden von dem Grauen, nimmt Abbadon die schwarzen Seelen in die Arme und spendet Trost.
Tiefe, schwarze Nacht umgibt Abbadon, dunkel wie die Seelen, die dieser Ort beherbergt, doch leuchtet die Stadt zugleich golden und trägt voller Stolz ihr Banner. Umgeben von Dunkelheit ist ein jeder Bewohner, gleichzeitig aber von innerer unglaublicher Pracht. Alle haben ihre Bestimmung und ihr Schicksal, untrennbar von Abbadon!
Dies ist die Geschichte der absoluten Abgründe und großen Liebe, die auch vor den Göttern nicht Halt macht.

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Die Hirten von Tingis: Schäfer. Bischöfe. Und der - download pdf or read online

By Kurt Merz

ISBN-10: 3732278565

ISBN-13: 9783732278565

Verschwenderischer Bischof und bescheidener Schäfer. Beide sind lebenslustige Hirten. Jeder auf seine Art.

Begleiten Sie zwei Männer, die ihre Kindheit gemeinsam in einem kleinen Dorf im Westerwald verbracht haben, auf ihrem Lebensweg. Beide entschließen sich, Hirten zu werden, haben aber ganz unterschiedliche Lebenskonzepte.
Einer wird Schäfer, kümmert sich bei seinen Anstellungen in Deutschland und Afrika um das Wohlergehen seiner ihm anvertrauten Schafherden und der Menschen in seiner Umgebung.

Der andere studiert Theologie, wird Priester, bald Bischof - und kümmert sich um sein Wohlergehen. Er verliert dabei den Boden unter seinen Füßen.

Unter den prüfenden Augen des Moula-Moula treffen beide aufeinander.

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Send Out You Hand - download pdf or read online

By Dorbrene E. O'Marde

ISBN-10: 1906190569

ISBN-13: 9781906190569

ship Out You Hand follows the intersecting lives of industrial women and men, socio-political activists and teachers around the Caribbean as they try and chart a path to local team spirit. although it's a paintings a fiction, this tale brings to gentle many matters confronted via Caribbean humans. The characters are tested round problems with love, intercourse, future health, race and relocation because it pertains to this tumultuous social and political weather. It happens throughout six Caribbean international locations, delivering a galloping travelogue in the course of the region.

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Download e-book for iPad: A Watch of Nightingales: A Novel (Michigan Literary Fiction by Liza Wieland

By Liza Wieland

ISBN-10: 047211672X

ISBN-13: 9780472116720

A modest, quiet lady, Mara Raynor by no means dreamed she'd someday locate herself in control of the small deepest university in Washington, D.C., the place for a few years she taught song and choir. yet after the unforeseen loss of life of her husband, the school's headmaster, Mara reveals herself thrust into the general public eye, stressed not only with the duties of performing headmaster---a position she by no means wanted---but additionally with a possibly explosive political and spiritual controversy that exams mom and dad' and college directors' spirit of tolerance.

When a Sikh scholar is stuck donning a ceremonial knife on tuition grounds, worry spreads between mom and dad and the varsity board. Coming on the related second because the disappearance of Mara's teenage daughter, the talk quick assumes a much more own nature. not only any pupil, the Sikh boy is either the son of a lady with whom Mara stocks a sophisticated earlier and---as Mara quickly discovers---her personal daughter's boyfriend.

As it strikes from side to side in time among the varsity in modern Washington and a women' boarding college within the British geographical region in 1977, A Watch of Nightingales weaves a wealthy and textured exploration of worry and regret, the mysteries of affection, and the advanced tensions that ring down the generations from guardian to child.

"Conjuring the entwined lives of lecturers and scholars in colleges (and generations) on both sides of the Atlantic, A Watch of Nightingales stands along The major of leave out Jean Brodie and Goodbye, Mr Chips as a testomony to the tasks, rewards, and hazards of educating. it is a publication of luminous perception and quiet yet telling knowledge, approximately adolescence and adulthood and the bridge of loss and regret that connects them. Liza Wieland's is a mature and deeply relocating imaginative and prescient, conveyed in prose that sings as definite and transparent because the birds of her title."

---Peter Ho Davies, writer of The Welsh Girl

Praise for Liza Wieland:

"[T]here is a the Aristocracy and boldness to her characters that lends them a heroism lacking from a lot glossy fiction and makes those tales absolutely soaking up adventures of the heart."

---Ron Hansen, writer of Exiles: A Novel

"Liza Wieland is aware all the way down to the bone how loneliness and love compel her characters to make their very unlikely offerings. not just does she have a searing intelligence and knowledge, her prose is through turns swish and astonishing."

---Jane Hamilton, writer of A Map of the World

Liza Wieland is the writer of 4 past works of fiction: The Names of the Lost; Discovering America; You Can Sleep whereas I Drive; and Bombshell, in addition to a quantity of poems, Near Alcatraz. Her paintings has been offered Pushcart Prizes, in addition to fellowships from the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, the Christopher Isherwood origin, and the North Carolina Arts Council. She teaches artistic writing and literature at East Carolina college in Greenville, North Carolina.

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Read e-book online Binstead's Safari PDF

By Rachel Ingalls

ISBN-10: 057113016X

ISBN-13: 9780571130160

ISBN-10: 0571299849

ISBN-13: 9780571299843

Academic anthropologist Stan Binstead is headed off to East Africa on sabbatical. Adulterous by way of nature, he is irked whilst his spouse Millie asks to accompany him. yet because the couple go through London the stability of strength of their marriage starts, surprisingly, to shift - a metamorphosis that turns into but extra reported on safari.

Sometimes thought of via critics as a edition at the issues of Hemingway's 'The brief chuffed lifetime of Francis Macombe', Binstead's Safari was once first released in 1983.

'The tone of the radical deepens right into a mental research of those humans and the delicate and complicated ways that the unique surroundings works upon each one of them... Ingalls' sort continues the wry grace of a cosmopolitan romance, a keep an eye on ensuring that the denouement won't in basic terms be inevitable yet astonishing.' Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times

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Der Tote auf Gleis 2: Kriminalroman (German Edition) by Günter Fanghänel PDF

By Günter Fanghänel

ISBN-10: 3735790844

ISBN-13: 9783735790842

Im Mai 2013 wird auf Gleis 2 in Weida-Altstadt nach der Abfahrt eines Güterzuges ein Toter gefunden. Bei einem Banküberfall in Weida hat es auch einen Toten gegeben. Hängen beide Fälle zusammen? Im Verlauf der Ermittlungen stellt Kriminalhauptkommissar Günter Schreiber fest: "Wir haben es mit einem Banküberfall zu tun, bei dem eine Waffe verwendet wurde, die eigentlich auf dem Grund eines Stausees liegt, und bei dem ein Täter beteiligt ist, der seit 2004 tot sein soll. Das ist alles höchst merkwürdig." Die Spuren führen zurück bis ins Jahr 2002 und auch nach Thailand. In mühevoller Kleinarbeit gelingt es der Geraer Mordkommission auch diesen Fall zu lösen.

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