Category: Fiction 2

The Chameleon's Tale by Andrea Bramhall

By Andrea Bramhall

Youth pals Imogen and Amahle couldn’t come from extra assorted backgrounds. One privileged and the opposite little greater than a slave, but they idea not anything might tear their friendship apart.

But a altering political panorama and an doubtful destiny solid Imogen right into a lonely international clear of every little thing and everybody she is familiar with, and by the point she returns to Africa, every little thing has replaced. Betrayal, deceit, and anger are the foreign money of the day, and it's a a ways cry from the lifestyles Imogen desires to lead.

When Amahle’s kin is stuck up in the midst of a sour criminal conflict, she fights for what she believes is correct. yet what occurs while these you think in allow you to down? What occurs while good friend turns into foe and your international turns the other way up? What should be outfitted from the ashes of betrayal?

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The Loner by Josephine Cox

By Josephine Cox

This bestseller from Josephine Cox tells a narrative of operating clear of a mystery yet longing to move home.

Home is the place the center is -- yet it's additionally the place the soreness lurks...

After a sad coincidence regarding his mom, and the disappearance of his father, younger Davie flees his homeland of Blackburn, to flee the haunting thoughts of the worst evening in his younger lifestyles. With little greater than the blouse on his again and a fierce selection to discover his father, he units off on a lonely, friendless road.

Back domestic, these Davie has left in the back of wait anxiously; Kathleen, his early life pal who has held a mystery with reference to her middle, and Joseph, his grandfather whose guilt burns correct to his soul. Will they ever see Davie again?

Eventually, Davie reveals a pal and a spot to stick. maybe now his middle and brain will locate peace. yet his hopes are shortlived while destiny urges him to determine no matter if to maintain working or return and face his demons.

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Faustina by Jakob Wassermann

By Jakob Wassermann

Vor Jahren hatte in einem geselligen Kreis, in dem ich damals verkehrte, die junge C. viel Aufsehen gemacht. Abkömmling einer alten Adelsfamilie, hatte sie sich, kaum zwanzig Jahre alt, von dem Zwang und Drill ihrer Welt befreit, um, wie sie sich ausdrückte, ‚selbst‘ zu leben. Die Ungebundenheit ihrer Lebensführung conflict in der Tat erstaunlich … In dieser Zeit näherte ich mich ihr. Wir hatten uns ziemlich viel zu sagen. Faustina, so wurde sie meist kurzweg genannt, struggle geistreich, und was once mehr ist, ihr Geist hatte Fundamente." Dann verschwindet sie urplötzlich und es dauert einige Zeit, bis der Erzähler sie zufällig auf der Straße wiedertrifft. Kurze Zeit später erhält er ein Billet von ihr mit der Aufforderung, sie zu einer bestimmten Abendstunde zu besuchen. In einer Vorstadtpension trifft er sie und dort ist es, dass sich zwischen beiden ein ganz einzigartiges Gespräch über die Liebe entwickelt. Zum Abschied reicht er ihr die Hand. "Sie sah mich an, und wundersam, ihr Auge conflict voll Fragen wie das eines kleinen Mädchens." Zwei Tage später ist sie aus der Pension verschwunden.

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Eine Frage der Gerechtigkeit: Liberté - Egalité - Animalité by Christiane Kirst

By Christiane Kirst

Es ist, als ob wir Kinder töten. Das ist die erschreckende Erkenntnis, die die kognitive Ethologie in Verbindung mit den Neuro-Wissenschaften offenbart. In einer mühseligen Puzzle-Arbeit hat Professor Franz Friedrich Degen deshalb die jüngsten Entdeckungen der Wissenschaft zusammengetragen, die das bisherige Verständnis vom Tier als einen der größten Irrtümer der Menschheit entlarven. Um die letzten noch fehlenden Nachweise einzuholen, reist er in die united states. Doch dann wird er in los angeles von einem Bus überrollt.
Der von Selbstzweifeln geplagte Ex-Journalist Diego Valdez glaubt nicht an einen Unfall. Motiviert durch die Primaten-Forscherin Marian Briggs beschließt er kurzerhand, Degens Arbeit zu vollenden. Das aber muss der Heimatschutz unbedingt verhindern.

"Die Sonderstellung des Menschen im Tierreich wird immer vehementer in Frage gestellt, denn Genetik und Neuro-Wissenschaften haben längst gezeigt, dass der Mensch den Tieren ähnlicher ist, als der immer glaubte. Darf der Mensch dann aber die Tiere weiterhin zum Objekt machen? Wenn nicht, so müsste er seine Dominanz über das Tier aufgeben. Er müsste sich selbst neu verorten in einer Gleichberechtigung, für die er noch nicht bereit zu sein scheint.

Wir leben auf diesem Planeten in einer Gemeinschaft mit Tieren. Die Regeln des Zusammenlebens wurden von uns durch natural Willkür festgelegt. Ein derartiges Verhalten aber passt nicht zu einem Wesen, das sich selbst als moralisch handelnd und vernünftig betrachtet." (Gerd Scobel in: scobel 3Sat-TV September 2013)
2014 erschienen unter dem Titel: "Die wir Tiere nennen" wurde die Geschichte aufgrund der zunehmenden Fülle an Erkenntnissen maßgeblich erweitert und überarbeitet.

Wenngleich die Handlung dieser Geschichte Fiktion ist, so sind die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse über die sensorischen und kognitiven Fähigkeiten der höheren Tiere jedoch keine Fiktion. Sie entsprechen weitestgehend dem Wissenstand von 2015.

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Abahn Sabana David by Marguerite Duras

By Marguerite Duras

"Duras's language and writing shine like crystals."—The New Yorker

"A outstanding luck. . . . Duras is on the peak of her powers."—Edmund White

Available for the 1st time in English, Abahn Sabana David is a late-career masterpiece from one among France's maximum writers.

Late one night, David and Sabana—members of a communist group—arrive at a rustic condominium the place they meet Abahn, the guy they've been despatched to protect and finally kill for his perceived transgressions. A fourth guy arrives (also named Abahn), and in the course of the evening those 4 characters talk about existential rules of knowing, capitalism, violence, revolution, and canines, whereas a gun lurks within the heritage the complete time.

Suspenseful and thought-provoking, Duras's novel calls to brain the performs of Samuel Beckett within the manner it explores human life and pain within the complicated modern world.

Marguerite Duras wrote dozens of performs, movie scripts, and novels, together with The Ravishing of Lol Stein, the ocean Wall, and Hiroshima, Mon Amour. She's so much recognized for the sweetheart, which got the Goncourt Prize in 1984 and was once made right into a movie in 1992. this can be her 3rd booklet to be released by way of Open Letter.

Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, and novelist, and has released a translation of Water's Footfall through Sohrab Sepehri as well as co-translating Duras's L'Amour. He teaches at Oberlin university and the college of Southern Maine.

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Dos veces única by Elena Poniatowska

By Elena Poniatowska

Con Dos veces única Elena Poniatowska vuelve a convertir en novela una sólida investigación, un relato contado por sus actores a lo largo de décadas junto a estudios y ensayos fundamentales para iluminar y reconstruir una existencia plena de pasión y de furia como los potentes ojos verdes de su protagonista.

Diva y musa por derecho propio, esposa legendaria, cocinera magnífica, madre tormentosa y viuda trágica, María Guadalupe Marín Preciado, Lupe Marín (1895-1983) fue testigo excepcional y parte quintessential de algunas de las vidas extraordinarias que dieron forma al arte mexicano del siglo xx.

Casada con Diego Rivera y con el poeta y crítico Jorge Cuesta, el más connotado de los escritores del grupo Contemporáneos, Lupe Marín vio refulgir su obra y los angeles de otros creadores como Frida Kahlo, Rafael Coronel, Xavier Villaurrutia y Juan Soriano, además de ejercer una influencia poderosa sobre sus hijos y nietos, herederos de un legado tan brillante como imperioso.

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Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary

By Romain Gary

'Promise at Dawn' starts because the tale of a mother's sacrifice. on my own and bad, she fights fiercely to provide her son the superior. Gary chronicles his youth along with her in Russia, Poland, and at the French Riviera. And he recounts his adventurous existence as a tender guy scuffling with for France within the moment global warfare. yet certainly, he tells the tale of the affection for his mom that was once his very lifestyles, their mystery and personal planet, their wonderland "born out of a mother's murmur right into a child's ear, a promise whispered at sunrise of destiny triumphs and greatness, of justice and love."

A romantic, exciting memoir that has develop into a French vintage.

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La mujer de mi vida by Nicolas Barreau

By Nicolas Barreau

«Hoy he visto a l. a. mujer de mi vida. Estaba sentada en mi café favorito. Por desgracia, no estaba sola. Un tipo condenadamente atractivo estaba a su lado y cogía su mano. Pero, de repente, ocurrió algo. l. a. mujer de mi vida se levantó para ir al baño y a l. a. vuelta me guiñó un ojo y me dio su tarjeta». 

¿Qué ocurriría si de pronto nos encontráramos con el amor de nuestra vida? Un jueves de abril completamente general se convierte en el día más importante de l. a. vida de Antoine, un joven librero parisino que descubrirá que los milagros no solo existen, sino que a todos nos pueden pasar en cualquier momento.

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Acid Song by Bernard Beckett

By Bernard Beckett

"Forty-eight hours within the lives of characters headed for a showdown, grippingly informed via an award-winning novelist.It's election day in modern New Zealand. a tender father confronts a teenage burglar. A psychologist's political stand threatens to work out him pushed from the collage neighborhood. A employees room argument flares up - does a playground struggle warrant a student's expulsion? a tender woman units approximately mending her damaged center, a skinhead insurrection erupts, and Richard, the biology lecturer on the center of this simmering forty-eight hours, needs to take care of the key which compels all of them, unknowingly, to an analogous end. In Acid track, an soaking up and darting novel, a various forged of characters is associated by accident and condition. With a robust, addictive depth, award-winning author Bernard Beckett composes a corrosive tune of our times."

File dimension: 556 KB
Print size: 219 pages
Publisher: RHNZ grownup ebooks (October 1, 2012)
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
Sold by way of: Amazon electronic companies LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B00AP8RG5Y

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Post Office by Charles Bukowski

By Charles Bukowski

"It all started as a mistake." via heart age, Henry Chinaski has misplaced greater than twelve years of his existence to the U.S. Postal carrier. In an international the place his 3 precise, sour pleasures are girls, booze, and racetrack making a bet, he by some means drags his hangover up and doing each sunrise to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious protect canines, and pray to outlive the day by day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This vintage 1971 novel—the person who catapulted its writer to nationwide fame—is the ideal advent to the grimly hysterical global of mythical author, poet, and soiled outdated guy Charles Bukowski and his fictional regulate ego, Chinaski.

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