Download E-books The Enigma of Arrival PDF

By V.S. Naipaul

The tale of a writer's singular journey—from one position to a different, from the British colony of Trinidad to the traditional nation-state of britain, and from one frame of mind to another—this might be Naipaul's such a lot autobiographical paintings. but it's also woven via with awesome invention to make it a wealthy and complicated novel.

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Download E-books The Post-Birthday World: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Lionel Shriver

American kid's publication illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a safe, settled existence in London together with her shrewdpermanent, dependable, disciplined companion, Lawrence—until the evening she unearths herself inexplicably interested in kissing one other guy, a passionate, extravagant, top-ranked snooker participant. competing trade futures hinge in this unmarried kiss, as Irina's decision—to hand over to temptation or to maintain her possible secure partnership with Lawrence—will have momentous results for her profession, her friendships and familial relationships, and the feel of her day-by-day life.

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By Pasha Malla

It's the Silver Jubilee of individuals Park, an city scan conceived via an intensive mayor and zealously policed by means of the testosterone-powered New Fraternal League of guys. To have a good time, the insular island urban has engaged the illustrator Raven, who can provide to carry the main striking spectacle its citizens have ever noticeable. because the complete island comes jointly for the development, we meet an unforgettable cross-section of its population, from activists to nihilists, paintings stars to athletes, households to inveterate loners. quickly, besides the fact that, what has promised to be a triumph of civic concord starts to bare its shadow aspect. And whilst Raven's representation exceeds even the main severe of expectancies, the island is plunged right into a sequence of unnatural failures that strength humans to confront what they're rather made of.

People Park is a journey de strength of eerily prescient, ugly, and hilarious commentary and a story of gripping, unrelenting suspense. Malla writes as though the dual demons of Stephen King and Flannery O'Connor have been resting on his shoulders. you will have by no means learn something fairly like People Park.

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By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English talking global. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in keeping with Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), used to be released with hassle, yet quickly it obtained praised via the critics.

Sobre o livro:

A trajetória do menino Carlos, personagem de "Menino de engenho", e sua adolescência no ambiente do colégio interno. Seu aprendizado afetivo, social, sexual, psicológico e a falta do "paraíso perdido" do engenho. Romance.

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Download E-books Song of the Silk Road PDF

By Mingmei Yip

During this richly inventive novel, Mingmei Yip--author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky--follows one woman's daunting trip alongside China's fabled Silk Road.

As a lady growing to be up in Hong Kong, Lily Lin was once captivated via pictures of the desert--its lengthy, lonely vistas and moving sand dunes. Now residing in ny, Lily is suffering to complete her graduate measure while she gets an wonderful provide. An aunt she by no means knew existed can pay Lily an immense sum to shuttle throughout China's desolate Taklamakan Desert--and perform a sequence of initiatives alongside the way in which.

Intrigued, Lily accepts. Her assignments variety from the harmful to the weird. Lily needs to seduce a monk. She needs to scrape a bit of clay from the well-known Terracotta Warriors, and climb the Mountains of Heaven to assemble an extraordinary herb. At Xian, her first cease, Lily meets Alex, a tender American with whom she varieties a robust connection. and shortly, she faces revelations that would redefine her prior, her future, and the surprising fact in the back of her aunt's motivations. . .

Powerful and eloquent, Song of the Silk Road is an enthralling tale of self-discovery, resonant with the mysteries of its haunting, unique panorama.

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Download E-books Modern Literature and the Tragic PDF

This publication explores sleek literature's responses to the tragic. It examines writers from the latter half the 19th century via to the later 20th century who reply to rules approximately tragedy. even though Ibsen has been accused of being accountable for the 'death of tragedy', Ken Newton argues that Ibsen in its place generates an anti-tragic viewpoint that had a huge impression on dramatists similar to Shaw and Brecht. in contrast, writers resembling Hardy and Conrad, encouraged through Schopenhauerean pessimism and Darwinism, try and modernise the concept that of the tragic. Nietzsche's revisionist interpretation of the tragic inspired writers who both take pessimism or the 'Dionysian' dedication to lifestyles to an severe, as in Strindberg and D. H. Lawrence. diverse perspectives emerge within the interval following the second one international conflict with the 'Theatre of the Absurd' and postmodern anti-foundationalism.

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Download E-books Enchanted Night: A Novella PDF

By Steven Millhauser

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Martin Dressler comes a stunningly unique new booklet set in a Connecticut city over one fantastic summer season evening. The scrumptious forged of characters incorporates a band of teenybopper women who holiday into houses and easily go away notes examining "We Are Your Daughters," a tender lady who meets a phantom lover at the tree swing in her again backyard, a gorgeous model who steps down from her division shop window, and the entire dolls "no longer believed in," left deserted within the attic, who magically come to life.

With each one new ebook, Steven Millhauser greatly stretches not just the boundaries of fiction but in addition of his likely unlimited skills. Enchanted Night is a awesome piece of fiction, a compact story of loneliness and wish that's as hypnotic and wealthy because the language Millhauser makes use of to weave it.

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By Wendell Berry

In the most recent installment in Wendell Berry's lengthy tale in regards to the voters of Port William, Kentucky, readers examine of the Coulters' young ones, of the Feltners and Branches, and the way survivors "live correct on." "Ignorant boys, killing every one other,” is simply approximately all Nathan Coulter might inform his spouse concerning the conflict of Okinawa within the spring of 1945. existence carried on for the group of Port William, Kentucky, as a few boys again from the struggle whereas the lives of others have been mourned. In her seventies, Nathan’s spouse, Hannah, now has time to inform of the years because the war.

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Download E-books The Everything Box: A Novel (Another Coop Heist) PDF

By Richard Kadrey

Reminiscent of the edgy, offbeat humor of Chris Moore and Matt Ruff, the 1st access in a fantastic, fast paced supernatural sequence from the New York Times bestselling writer of the Sandman narrow novels—a darkish and funny tale regarding a doomsday gizmo, a horde of baddies made up our minds to own its energy, and a shrewdpermanent thief who needs to thieve it again . . . back and again.

22000 B.C. a gorgeous, formidable angel stands on a mountaintop, surveying the realm and its little population less than. He smiles simply because quickly, the final of humanity who survived the nice flood will meet its finish, too. And he should still recognize. He’s going to play a tremendous half in it. Our angel frequently doesn’t get to do box paintings, and if he does good, he’s sure he’ll get an incredible promotion.

And now it’s time . . . .

The angel reaches into his pocket for the software of humanity’s doom. needs to be within the different pocket. Then he frantically starts to pat himself down. Dejected, he realizes he has misplaced the thing. having a look over the Earth in any respect which could were, the majestic angel utters a unmarried word.


2015. A thief named Coop—a expert in purloining magic objects—steals and gives you a small field to the mysterious purchaser who engaged his providers. Coop doesn’t comprehend that his most up-to-date task may be the finish of him—and the remainder of the realm. abruptly he reveals himself within the corporation of the dep. of surprising technology, a fearsome enforcement organization that polices the extraordinary and weird. The field isn’t only a supernatural heirloom with old fashioned powers, they inform him.

It’s a doomsday equipment. they believe . . .

And by surprise, everyone seems to be out to get it.

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