Elegy for April: A Novel (Quirke)

By Benjamin Black

The New York instances Bestselling writer of Christine Falls

April Latimer, a junior health practitioner at a neighborhood health facility, is anything of a scandal within the conservative and hugely patriarchal society of Fifties Dublin. She's identified for being self sustaining, and her style in males is decidedly unconventional. Now April has vanished, and her good friend Phoebe Griffin suspects the worst. Phoebe seeks out Quirke, her outstanding yet erratic father, and asks him for support. Sober back after in depth therapy for alcoholism, Quirke follows April's path via the various darker byways of town, and reveals himself deeply considering April's murky tale, dealing with grotesque truths approximately family members savagery, Catholic ruthlessness, and race hatred. either an soaking up crime novel and a super portrait of a father and his daughter, this can be Benjamin Black at his gleaming best.

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By Benjamin Black

The New York instances Bestselling writer of Christine Falls

April Latimer, a junior health practitioner at a neighborhood health facility, is anything of a scandal within the conservative and hugely patriarchal society of Fifties Dublin. She's identified for being self sustaining, and her style in males is decidedly unconventional. Now April has vanished, and her good friend Phoebe Griffin suspects the worst. Phoebe seeks out Quirke, her outstanding yet erratic father, and asks him for support. Sober back after in depth therapy for alcoholism, Quirke follows April's path via the various darker byways of town, and reveals himself deeply considering April's murky tale, dealing with grotesque truths approximately family members savagery, Catholic ruthlessness, and race hatred. either an soaking up crime novel and a super portrait of a father and his daughter, this can be Benjamin Black at his gleaming best.

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Consumed: A Novel

By David Cronenberg

“An eye-opening dazzler” (Stephen King) a few pair of globetrotting, gore-obsessed reporters whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s loss of life turns into a surreal trip into international conspiracy from mythical filmmaker David Cronenberg.

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive at the yellow journalism of the social-media age. Naomi unearths herself interested in the headlines surrounding a recognized couple, Célestine and Aristide, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been came upon useless, and Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and eating elements of her physique. but Naomi units off to discover him, and as she delves deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers the inside track tale may perhaps purely skim the outside of the traumatic acts they played together.

Journalist Nathan, in the meantime, is in Budapest photographing the arguable paintings of an unlicensed physician named Zoltán Molnár, as soon as sought by way of Interpol for organ trafficking. After snoozing with one in all Molnár’s sufferers, Nathan contracts an extraordinary STD referred to as Roiphe’s and travels to Toronto, decided to satisfy the guy who came across the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now experiences his personal grownup daughter, whose strange habit mask a devastating secret.

These parallel narratives develop into entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that includes geopolitics, three-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes movie pageant, melanoma, and, in a massive variety of kinds, intercourse. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of many world’s top movie administrators, a author of “fierce sculptural depth” (Jonathan Lethem, The New York occasions e-book Review) who makes it “impossible to seem away” (Publishers Weekly).

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By David Cronenberg

“An eye-opening dazzler” (Stephen King) a few pair of globetrotting, gore-obsessed reporters whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s loss of life turns into a surreal trip into international conspiracy from mythical filmmaker David Cronenberg.

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive at the yellow journalism of the social-media age. Naomi unearths herself interested in the headlines surrounding a recognized couple, Célestine and Aristide, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been came upon useless, and Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and eating elements of her physique. but Naomi units off to discover him, and as she delves deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers the inside track tale may perhaps purely skim the outside of the traumatic acts they played together.

Journalist Nathan, in the meantime, is in Budapest photographing the arguable paintings of an unlicensed physician named Zoltán Molnár, as soon as sought by way of Interpol for organ trafficking. After snoozing with one in all Molnár’s sufferers, Nathan contracts an extraordinary STD referred to as Roiphe’s and travels to Toronto, decided to satisfy the guy who came across the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now experiences his personal grownup daughter, whose strange habit mask a devastating secret.

These parallel narratives develop into entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that includes geopolitics, three-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes movie pageant, melanoma, and, in a massive variety of kinds, intercourse. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of many world’s top movie administrators, a author of “fierce sculptural depth” (Jonathan Lethem, The New York occasions e-book Review) who makes it “impossible to seem away” (Publishers Weekly).

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Theatre

By W. Somerset Maugham

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the writer of the vintage novels Of Human Bondage and Up on the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a lady of breathtaking poise and skill whose appears to be like have stood through her forty-six years. She is without doubt one of the maximum actresses England–so solid, in reality, that maybe she by no means stops acting.

It turns out that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, until eventually a quiet stranger who demanding situations Julia's very feel of self. for this reason, she is going to undergo rejection for the 1st time, her capability as a mom should be affronted, and her skill to place on no matter what face she wanted for her public will turn out constrained. In Theatre, Maugham subtly exposes the tensions and triumphs that take place whilst appearing and truth mixture jointly, and–for Julia–ultimately opposite.

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By W. Somerset Maugham

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the writer of the vintage novels Of Human Bondage and Up on the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a lady of breathtaking poise and skill whose appears to be like have stood through her forty-six years. She is without doubt one of the maximum actresses England–so solid, in reality, that maybe she by no means stops acting.

It turns out that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, until eventually a quiet stranger who demanding situations Julia's very feel of self. for this reason, she is going to undergo rejection for the 1st time, her capability as a mom should be affronted, and her skill to place on no matter what face she wanted for her public will turn out constrained. In Theatre, Maugham subtly exposes the tensions and triumphs that take place whilst appearing and truth mixture jointly, and–for Julia–ultimately opposite.

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The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

By Marina MacKay

Starting its existence because the sensational leisure of the eighteenth century, the radical has turn into the most important literary style of contemporary instances. Drawing on thousands of examples of recognized novels from world wide, Marina MacKay explores the fundamental facets of the unconventional and its historical past: the place novels got here from and why we learn them; how we predict approximately their kinds and strategies, their humans, plots, locations, and politics. among the most chapters are longer readings of person works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's teenagers. A thesaurus of keyword phrases and a consultant to additional studying are integrated, making this an incredible accompaniment to introductory classes at the novel.

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By Marina MacKay

Starting its existence because the sensational leisure of the eighteenth century, the radical has turn into the most important literary style of contemporary instances. Drawing on thousands of examples of recognized novels from world wide, Marina MacKay explores the fundamental facets of the unconventional and its historical past: the place novels got here from and why we learn them; how we predict approximately their kinds and strategies, their humans, plots, locations, and politics. among the most chapters are longer readings of person works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's teenagers. A thesaurus of keyword phrases and a consultant to additional studying are integrated, making this an incredible accompaniment to introductory classes at the novel.

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Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and Dissemination (Trends in Classics)

By Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie

This booklet addresses the functionality and dissemination of Greek poems of the 7th to the 5th centuries BC whose premieres have been offered via a refrain making a song in a ritual context or in secular celebrations of athletic victories. It explores how choruses provided themselves; individuals´ and communities´ roles in investment performances and securing the stream of texts; how performances endured in and out relations and town, even if chorally or in symposia; and the way such performances contributed to transmission of the poems´ texts until eventually they have been accumulated via Hellenistic students.

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By Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie

This booklet addresses the functionality and dissemination of Greek poems of the 7th to the 5th centuries BC whose premieres have been offered via a refrain making a song in a ritual context or in secular celebrations of athletic victories. It explores how choruses provided themselves; individuals´ and communities´ roles in investment performances and securing the stream of texts; how performances endured in and out relations and town, even if chorally or in symposia; and the way such performances contributed to transmission of the poems´ texts until eventually they have been accumulated via Hellenistic students.

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A Good American

By Alex George

“A superbly written novel, laced with heritage and music.” —Emily St. John Mandel, writer of Station Eleven

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Everything he’d noticeable were unimaginably varied from the dry, dour streets of domestic, and to his shock he used to be now not sorry within the slightest. He was once enthusiastic about the beguiling otherness of it all.

 

And so begun my grandfather’s rapturous love affair with America—an affair that will proceed until eventually the day he died.

This is the tale of the Meisenheimer relations, advised via James, a third-generation American dwelling in Beatrice, Missouri. It’s the place his German grandparents—Frederick and Jette—found themselves after traveling around the turbulent Atlantic, fording the flood-swollen Mississippi, and being delivered to a unexpected halt by means of the damaged water of the pregnant Jette.

 A sturdy American tells of Jette’s dogged selection to feed a city sauerkraut and soul nutrition; the loves and losses of her childrens, Joseph and Rosa; and the precocious voices of James and his brothers, occasionally raised in discord…sometimes in ideal harmony. 

But primarily, A strong American is concerning the song in Frederick’s middle, a tune that started as an aria, used to be jazzed through ragtime, and have become an anthem of affection for his followed state that the relations nonetheless hears to this day.

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By Alex George

“A superbly written novel, laced with heritage and music.” —Emily St. John Mandel, writer of Station Eleven

A LIBRARY magazine most sensible e-book OF THE YEAR
A BOOKPAGE top publication OF THE YEAR

Everything he’d noticeable were unimaginably varied from the dry, dour streets of domestic, and to his shock he used to be now not sorry within the slightest. He was once enthusiastic about the beguiling otherness of it all.

 

And so begun my grandfather’s rapturous love affair with America—an affair that will proceed until eventually the day he died.

This is the tale of the Meisenheimer relations, advised via James, a third-generation American dwelling in Beatrice, Missouri. It’s the place his German grandparents—Frederick and Jette—found themselves after traveling around the turbulent Atlantic, fording the flood-swollen Mississippi, and being delivered to a unexpected halt by means of the damaged water of the pregnant Jette.

 A sturdy American tells of Jette’s dogged selection to feed a city sauerkraut and soul nutrition; the loves and losses of her childrens, Joseph and Rosa; and the precocious voices of James and his brothers, occasionally raised in discord…sometimes in ideal harmony. 

But primarily, A strong American is concerning the song in Frederick’s middle, a tune that started as an aria, used to be jazzed through ragtime, and have become an anthem of affection for his followed state that the relations nonetheless hears to this day.

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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith: The Classic Novel of an Aboriginal Torn Apart

By Thomas Keneally

Part aborigine and part white, Jimmie Blacksmith is not able to slot into both tradition and, after abuse and betrayal by way of whites, revolts in a spree of violence.

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By Thomas Keneally

Part aborigine and part white, Jimmie Blacksmith is not able to slot into both tradition and, after abuse and betrayal by way of whites, revolts in a spree of violence.

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Forging the Darksword: The Darksword Trilogy, Volume 1

By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman within the enchanted realm of Merilon, magic is lifestyles. Born with out magical skills, Joram is left for useless yet grows to manhood with the aid of his consistent vigilance and sleight-of-hand abilities. while he meets the scholarly catalyst Saryon, the 2 sign up for forces, trying to forge the robust magic-absorbing Darksword and ov.

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By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman within the enchanted realm of Merilon, magic is lifestyles. Born with out magical skills, Joram is left for useless yet grows to manhood with the aid of his consistent vigilance and sleight-of-hand abilities. while he meets the scholarly catalyst Saryon, the 2 sign up for forces, trying to forge the robust magic-absorbing Darksword and ov.

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n+1, Issue 3: Reality Principle (Fall 2005)

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n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political remark, essays, artwork, poetry, ebook experiences, and brief fiction. it really is released 3 times every year, and content material is released on its site a number of occasions every one week. every one print factor averages round two hundred pages in length.

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Issue 3 - fact precept, Fall 2005: 143 pgs

The ’90s bubble. On “Dating.” The con of the “reading crisis.” James wooden at the job of the critic, Walter Benn Michaels on neoliberalism and the radical, Mark Greif on fact television and Radiohead, and Elif Batuman on Franco Moretti.

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From Wiki:

n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political remark, essays, artwork, poetry, ebook experiences, and brief fiction. it really is released 3 times every year, and content material is released on its site a number of occasions every one week. every one print factor averages round two hundred pages in length.

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Read this journal if you happen to like: leftist politics and whatever literary.

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Issue 3 - fact precept, Fall 2005: 143 pgs

The ’90s bubble. On “Dating.” The con of the “reading crisis.” James wooden at the job of the critic, Walter Benn Michaels on neoliberalism and the radical, Mark Greif on fact television and Radiohead, and Elif Batuman on Franco Moretti.

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Player One: What Is to Become of Us (CBC Massey Lecture)

By Douglas Coupland

International bestselling writer Douglas Coupland promises a real-time, five-hour tale set in an airport cocktail front room in the course of an international catastrophe. 5 disparate everyone is trapped within: Karen, a unmarried mom watching for her on-line date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport front room bartender; Luke, a pastor at the run; Rachel, a funky Hitchcock blonde incapable of actual human touch; and eventually a mysterious voice referred to as participant One. Slowly, each one finds the reality approximately themselves whereas the area as they comprehend it involves an end.
In the culture of Kurt Vonnegut and J. G. Ballard, Coupland explores the trendy crises of time, human identification, society, faith, and the afterlife. The e-book asks as many questions because it solutions, and readers will go away the tale without doubt that we're in a brand new section of lifestyles as a species — and that there's no turning back.

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By Douglas Coupland

International bestselling writer Douglas Coupland promises a real-time, five-hour tale set in an airport cocktail front room in the course of an international catastrophe. 5 disparate everyone is trapped within: Karen, a unmarried mom watching for her on-line date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport front room bartender; Luke, a pastor at the run; Rachel, a funky Hitchcock blonde incapable of actual human touch; and eventually a mysterious voice referred to as participant One. Slowly, each one finds the reality approximately themselves whereas the area as they comprehend it involves an end.
In the culture of Kurt Vonnegut and J. G. Ballard, Coupland explores the trendy crises of time, human identification, society, faith, and the afterlife. The e-book asks as many questions because it solutions, and readers will go away the tale without doubt that we're in a brand new section of lifestyles as a species — and that there's no turning back.

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