Posts in category: Fiction

Journal of a UFO Investigator: A Novel

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

A gleaming debut novel set within the sixties a couple of boy's emotional and fantastical trip via alien worlds and kinfolk discomfort.

opposed to the backdrop of the bothered Nineteen Sixties, this coming-of-age novel weaves jointly a compelling mental drama and bright outer-space delusion. Danny Shapiro is an remoted teen, residing with a demise mom and a antagonistic father and with out acquaintances. to deal with those situations, Danny forges a fact of his personal, inclusive of the sinister "Three males in Black", mysterious lake creatures with insectlike carapaces, a stunning younger seductress and thief with whom Danny falls in love, and an alien/human love baby who-if basically Danny can preserve her alive-will redeem the planet. Danny's fictional international blends so seamlessly along with his daily lifestyles that profound questions about what's genuine and what's no longer, what's attainable and what's imagined start to come up. because the hero in his alien panorama, he reveals the energy to house his personal lifestyles and to face as much as demons either genuine and imagined. informed with middle and mind, Journal of a alien craft Investigator will remind readers of the works of Michael Chabon and Jonathan Lethem.

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El caso del asesino invisible

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Jordi Sierra i Fabra

Ha pasado un año desde que el padre de Berta Mir se vio confinado en una cama. Un año desde que ella se hizo shipment de los angeles agencia de detectives. Un año para reflexionar. Ahora va a salir el primer disco de su grupo y ha de plantearse su relación con una estrella de l. a. música, decidir si quiere seguir siendo detective y afontar todos sus problemas, que no son pocos.

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Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl, Book 4)

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Cecily Von Ziegesar

Every person who's an individual in long island urban is being affected by post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a bit wild! may well or not it's that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the style Week events pull her clear of any try at real love? Dan and Vanessa are mad approximately one another and pursuing their inventive goals -- yet be cautious of what you would like for. Nate hits an rock bottom as Blair's Yale interview with a tall, good-looking alum takes an unforeseen flip and Jenny makes a brand new good friend who will get a bit too shut for convenience. And simply who's going to get into university early attractiveness? Wintertime hasn't ever been warmer in NYC as issues steam up far and wide 5th street.

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How to be both: A novel

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Ali Smith

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
WINNER OF THE 2014 GOLDSMITHS PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2014 COSTA NOVEL AWARD 
WINNER OF THE SALTIRE LITERARY booklet OF THE yr AWARD

A top ebook of the yr: NPR, Financial Times

Passionate, compassionate, vitally artistic and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like not anything else. Borrowing from painting’s fresco strategy to make an unique literary double-take, How to be both is a unique all approximately art’s versatility. It’s a fast-moving genre-bending dialog among types, instances, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the kid of a kid of the Nineteen Sixties. stories of affection and injustice twist right into a singular yarn the place time will get undying, structural will get playful, realizing will get mysterious, fictional will get real—and all life’s givens get given a moment probability.

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Angosta / Narrow (Spanish Edition)

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

Angosta es un resumen violento, erotico y politico de una ciudad ficticia, que es los angeles mejor imagen de todo el mundo actual. A medio camino entre los angeles ciencia ficcion y el hiperrealismo social. Una novela protagonizada por un librero y ambientada en un pais futurista dividido por tres fronteras y tres grupos sociales.

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The Makedown

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Gitty Daneshvari

Anna Norton was fats. Correction: Anna Norton was a fats, nerdy, overeater with low self-worth. while she strikes from suburban Ohio to big apple at age 23, her existence does a complete a hundred and eighty. With suggestions from her boss, an not going Fairy Godmother within the kind of a sublime caterer and perfect prepare dinner, Anna loses all of the weight and--though nonetheless no longer relatively Kate Moss--finally drops her inferiority advanced, brushes the crumbs off her skirt, and enters the realm of feeling sturdy, taking a look solid, and...finally having sex.

When Anna meets Ben, the fellow of her goals (and of each different person's goals who is not blind) she virtually cannot think she is courting the Ken Doll. Deep down, she remains to be the obese nerd who wrote in a diary known as Hello Fatty. yet no longer every thing is ideal; her sizzling boyfriend is a giant flirt, and each leggy blond who crosses his course is a hazard to Anna. She simply cannot get away the sensation that Ben is much out of her league and that everybody thinks she is relationship up and he is relationship down. It will get so undesirable, she makes a decision she's going to do something to make those girls pass away.

Enter the Makedown. The opposite makeover. As Anna was once made up, so will Ben be made down. the place she went from shabby to stylish, he'll pass from prince to frog. Anna will sabotage his hotness for the sake of her personal sanity, and to convey this guy into extra of what she considers her personal league. input Nair to urge untimely balding, Sears catalogs to encourage undesirable dressing, and mystery additions of cream to her cooking and SKOR bars in granola bar wrappers to urge weight achieve. Hilarity ensues, yet in any case, Anna needs to discover if Ben's makedown will retailer their courting, or finish it.

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Paris est une fête

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Ernest Hemingway

Au cours de l’été 1957, Hemingway commença à travailler sur les «Vignettes parisiennes», comme il appelait alors Paris est une fête. Il y travailla à Cuba et à Ketchum, et emporta même le manuscrit avec lui en Espagne pendant l’été fifty nine, puis à Paris, à l’automne de cette même année. Le livre, qui resta inachevé, fut publié de manière posthume en 1964. Pendant les trois années, ou presque, qui s’écoulent entre l. a. mort de l’auteur et l. a. première ebook, le manuscrit subit d’importants amendements de l. a. major des éditeurs. Se trouve aujourd’hui restitué et présenté pour l. a. première fois le texte manuscrit unique tel qu’il était au second de los angeles mort de l’écrivain en 1961. Ainsi, «Le poisson-pilote et les riches», l’un des textes les plus personnels et intéressants, retrouve ici ces passages, supprimés par les premiers éditeurs, dans lesquels Hemingway suppose l. a. responsabilité d'une rupture amoureuse, exprime ses remords ou encore parle de «l’incroyable bonheur» qu’il connut avec Pauline, sa deuxième épouse. Quant à «Nada y pues nada», autre texte inédit et capital, écrit en trois jours en 1961, il est le reflet de l’état d’esprit de l’écrivain au second de los angeles rédaction, trois semaines seulement avant une tentative de suicide. Hemingway y déclare qu’il était né pour écrire, qu’il «avait écrit et qu’il écrirait encore »...

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Lilla himlafågel

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Joyce Carol Oates

Lilla himlafågelär en "klassisk Oates" - en tidlös roman om våld och erotisk besatthet, skuld och längtan efter försoning.

Elvaårige Aaron hittar sin mor Zoe brutalt mördad hemma i familjens hus i den lilla staden Sparta i nordöstra united states. Nästan genast riktas polisens uppmärksamhet mot mannen hon nyligen har separerat ifrån - Aarons a long way. Snart börjar det också gå rykten om att Zoe hade en älskare, en present tvåbarnsfar, som kan ha varit inblandad i dådet.

Mitt i det svårlösta och utdragna drama som följer står två barn, så småningom unga vuxna, som också utgör romanens berättarröster: den mördade kvinnans son Aaron och älskarens dotter Krista. below hela sin uppväxt hör de talas om varandra. Krista börjar ta omvägar runt Aarons hus, smyger sig så nära hon bara vågar. Aaron blänger på Krista i skolan, males kan inte sluta tänka på henne. De rör sig i allt snävare cirklar kring varandra och i tonåren övergår nyfikenheten i ömsesidig besatthet. Samtidigt håller båda quickly vid tron att den andras some distance är den som är skyldig until mordet.

Joyce Carol Oates har skrivit en mörk, romantisk och fängslande berättelse som utspelar sig i samma mentala och geografiska landskap som Det var vi som var Mulvaneys och Dödgrävarens dotter.

"Det här är en tragedi av klassiskt slag . ardour och våld är oupplösligt och traumatiskt sammanflätade. Oates förskönar inte detta, i stället söker hon sjukdomens rötter för att visa hur besatthet kan urarta."
New York occasions booklet Review

"Detta är en mäktig roman. Oates känsla för livet i utkanten med dess bittra blandning av alkoholism, självmord, drogmissbruk, otrohet och mord är vassare än någonsin. I Sparta har hon uppfunnit ett fiktivt universum som kan mäta sig med Faulkners Yoknapatawpha County eller Cheevers Shady Hill."
Washington publish

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The Sympathizer

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, in comparison by means of critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell, The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of id, politics, and the USA, wrought in electrical prose. The narrator, a Vietnamese military captain, is a guy of divided loyalties, a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent in the USA after the top of the Vietnam conflict. a strong tale of affection and friendship, and a gripping espionage novel, The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam battle in literature, movie, and the wars we struggle today.

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The Big Green Tent: A Novel

September 20, 2016 | Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

The tremendous eco-friendly Tent epitomizes what we predict of after we think the vintage Russian novel.
With epic breadth and intimate element, Ludmila Ulitskaya’s awesome paintings tells the tale of 3 tuition associates who meet in Moscow within the Nineteen Fifties and move directly to embrace the heroism, folly, compromise, and desire of the Soviet dissident event. those 3 boys―an orphaned poet; a talented, fragile pianist; and a budding photographer with a expertise for amassing secrets―struggle to arrive maturity in a society the place their heroes were censored and exiled. wealthy with love tales, intrigue, and a forged of dissenters and spies, The huge eco-friendly Tent deals a wide ranging survey of lifestyles after Stalin and a dramatic research into the clients for person integrity in a society outlined by means of the KGB. all the imperative characters seeks to go beyond an oppressive regime via artwork, a love of Russian literature, and activism. and every of them finally ends up face-to-face with a mystery police that's hugely expert at fomenting paranoia, department, and self-betrayal. a guy and his spouse each one turn into collaborators, with out the opposite figuring out; an artist is chased into the woods, the place he continues to be in hiding for 4 years; a researcher is compelled to deem a sufferer insane, damning him to torture in a psychiatric ward. Ludmila Ulitskaya’s novel belongs to the culture of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Pasternak: it's a paintings ate up with politics, love, and belief―and a revelation of existence in darkish times.

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