Category: Fiction 1

  • Variant (Variant, Book 1) by Robison Wells

    By Robison Wells

    ISBN: 9780062026088
    EAN: 9780062026088
    ASIN: 0062026089
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Publication Date: 2011-10-04
    Number of Pages: 384

    Benson Fisher inspiration scholarship to Maxfield Academy may be the price ticket out of his dead-end life.

    He was once wrong.

    Now he's trapped in a faculty that's surrounded by means of a razor-wire fence. a faculty the place video cameras video display his each circulation. the place there are not any adults. the place the youngsters have break up into teams for you to survive.

    Where breaking the principles equals death.

    But while Benson stumbles upon the school's actual mystery, he realizes that enjoying through the foundations may perhaps spell a destiny worse than loss of life, and that escape-his in basic terms actual wish for survival-may be most unlikely.
    Show description

  • Frog Music: A Novel by Emma Donoghue

    By Emma Donoghue

    From the writer of the global bestseller Room: "Her maximum fulfillment yet...Emma Donoghue indicates greater than diversity with FROG MUSIC--she exhibits genius." -- Darin Strauss, writer of part a Life

    Summer of 1876: San Francisco is within the fierce grip of a record-breaking warmth wave and a smallpox epidemic. during the window of a railroad saloon, a tender lady named Jenny Bonnet is shot useless.

    The survivor, her buddy Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the following 3 days, she is going to probability every thing to carry Jenny's assassin to justice--if he doesn't tune her down first. the tale Blanche struggles to piece jointly is one among free-love bohemians, determined paupers, and smug millionaires; of jealous males, icy ladies, and broken little ones. It's the key lifetime of Jenny herself, a infamous personality who breaks the legislations each morning through getting dressed: a charmer as slippery because the frogs she hunts.

    In exciting, cinematic type, FROG song digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. jam-packed with songs that migrated internationally, Emma Donoghue's lyrical story of affection and bloodshed between lowlifes captures the heart beat of a boomtown like no different.
    Show description

  • Down the Shore by Stan Parish

    By Stan Parish

    Tom Alison has all of it inside of his achieve. He’s shrewdpermanent, good-looking, and approximately to graduate from a prestigious East Coast boarding college. After that it’s off to the Ivy League after which a role on Wall road, along the facility agents he’s been gazing from a distance because the working-class son of a unmarried mother. after which the very existence his mom labored so not easy to flee catches up with him whilst he will get busted promoting drugs.

    Lucky for Tom, there are areas for girls and boys with ruined reputations. First, he returns to his roots at the Jersey Shore, reconnecting with a hard-living workforce and cementing a bond along with his new buddy Clare Savage—the son of a lately disgraced financier. the 2 boys spend their summer season browsing and partying. whilst fall arrives, they head to St. Andrews collage in Scotland, a haven for americans short of a moment probability and a favourite of the British rul­ing classification. Tom and Clare break out to Scotland jointly, yet it’s Tom who discovers a global formed by way of much more strong forces of greed and am­bition than the only he left at the back of. Sucked right into a maelstrom of intercourse, medicinal drugs, and standing, Tom learns what it takes to wreck the rules—and how we will be damaged through them.

    Driven via a solid of younger women and men residing in an age of riotous prosperity, Down the Shore is an unflinching and unforgettable tale of minor steeped in extra. Stan Parish has crafted a gripping novel that masterfully captures the lives of fallen financiers and the folk they convey down with them—and reminds us that no longer even an ocean can separate us from our fam­ily, our neighbors, or our previous.
    Show description

  • Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli

    By Valeria Luiselli

    A tender mom in Mexico urban, captive to a prior that either overwhelms and liberates her, and a home she can't abandon nor totally occupy, writes a singular of her days as a translator residing in long island. a tender translator, adrift in Harlem, is desirous to translate and put up the works of Gilberto Owen, an imprecise Mexican poet who lived in Harlem in the course of the Twenties, and whose ghostly presence haunts her within the city’s subways. And Gilberto Owen, loss of life in Philadelphia within the Nineteen Fifties, confident he's slowly disappearing, recollects his heyday a long time ahead of, his friendships with Nella Larsen, Louis Zukofsky, and Federico Garcia Lorca, and the younger lady in a crimson coat he observed within the home windows of passing trains. because the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they go with the flow into one unmarried move, an elegiac evocation of affection and loss.
    Show description

  • The London Pigeon Wars by Patrick Neate

    By Patrick Neate

    Grasp storyteller Patrick Neate has written a humorous, provocative and bold story of London excessive- and low-life set one of the capital's twirtysomethings. that includes functionality poetry; homicide; Trafalgar Square's basically fried-chicken brought on conflict; hat promoting; financial institution theft for the center periods, love (and different social ailments); in addition to pigeons – plenty of crazed, indignant pondering pigeons – The London Pigeon Wars is either a comic book fantasy for our instances and an exhilarating bird's eye view of existence (and loss of life) within the city.
    Show description

  • Les derniers jours d'un homme by Pascal Dessaint

    By Pascal Dessaint

    Dans une ville sidérurgique du nord, deux voix se répondent à quinze ans d'intervalle.

    Pascal Dessaint partage sa vie entre le nord de los angeles France où il est né en 1964 et Toulouse où il vit aujourd'hui, deux univers qui nourrissent son suggestion. Ses romans ont été récompensés par plusieurs prix importants dont le Grand Prix de littérature policière (Du bruit sous le silence), le Grand Prix du roman noir français de Cognac (Loin des humains) et le Prix Mystère de los angeles critique qu'il a reçu deux fois (Bouche d'ombre et Cruelles natures).

    Sensible aux questions environnementales, marcheur et militant dans l'âme, Pascal Dessaint décrit depuis Mourir n'est peut-être pas l. a. pire des choses (2003) les rapports complexes et parfois ambigus entre l'Homme et los angeles Nature.
    Show description

  • El arte de la distorsión by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

    By Juan Gabriel Vásquez

    Un libro que ofrece diecisiete maneras de comprobar que «la lectura de ficción es una droga; el lector de ficciones, un adicto».

    De Joseph Conrad a Julio Ramón Ribeyro, de las verdaderas razones para lanzar los angeles bomba atómica a una vehemente defensa del cuento como género, de los malentendidos alrededor del Quijote a una nueva manera de leer Cien años de soledad. En El arte de l. a. distorsión vemos a un narrador inmerso en un combate cuerpo a cuerpo con sus lecturas.

    Con Los informantes e Historia secreta de Costaguana, Juan Gabriel Vásquez se ha situado en unos cinco años como uno de los escritores más importantes de su generación. Ahora, al reunir por primera vez sus mejores ensayos, nos presenta otra faceta de su hard work literaria: diecisiete exploraciones que revelan a un lector agudo, unique, apasionado.

    «El arte de l. a. distorsión», ensayo que da título a este volumen, ganó el Premio Simón Bolívar.

    La crítica ha dicho...
    «Vásquez es una de las grandes revelaciones de los últimos años.»
    J. A. Masoliver Ródenas, los angeles Vanguardia
    Show description

  • Mohawk by Richard Russo

    By Richard Russo

    Initially released in 1986 within the classic Contemporaries paperback series--and reissued in 2011 in hardcover along his masterful new novel, Empire Falls--Richard Russo's Mohawk continues to be this present day because it was once defined then: a primary novel with all of the insurance of a mature author on the height of shape and ambition, Mohawk is decided in upstate manhattan and chronicles over a dozen lives in a leather-based city, lengthy after the tanneries have all started last down. Ranging over 3 generations--and clustered more often than not in clans, the Grouses and the Gaffneys--these remarkably a number of lives proportion in simple terms the typical human dilemmas and the striking actual and emotional presence of Mohawk itself.

    For it is a city like Winesburg, Ohio or Our city, in our time, that features a plethora of characters, occasions and mysteries. without delay in truth tragic and sharply, surely humorous, Mohawk captures existence, then affirms it.
    Show description

  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling (Yada Yada Prayer by Neta Jackson

    By Neta Jackson

    A devastating fireplace wakes up the Yadas to a brand new fact: God is at the move.

    What I'd wish to comprehend is, why does God retain rearranging my convenience quarter? it could possibly have anything to do with my Yada Yada prayer sisters, who aren't afraid to get in each one other's faces and have a tendency to count on tremendous issues from God.

    But to maneuver ahead, occasionally we need to allow cross of what's at the back of. despite the lack of pricey neighbors. even with the breakup of a teenage love. despite the curse of HIV. regardless of criminal time placing over the top of a cherished baby. inspite of hearth eating the hopes of these who've nothing.

    Yet out of the ashes, God is doing a brand new factor! It's time for the Yadas to press on, pray on, and get rolling!
    Show description

  • Some Rain Must Fall (My Struggle, Book 5) by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    By Karl Ove Knausgaard

    The 5th installment within the epic six-volume My fight cycle is the following, hugely expected via Karl Ove Knausgaard's committed fan club—and the 1st within the cycle to be released individually in Canada.

    The younger Karl Ove strikes to Bergen to wait the Writing Academy. It seems to be an immense unhappiness: he wishes quite a bit, is familiar with so little, and achieves not anything. His contemporaries have their manuscripts accredited and make their debuts whereas he starts off to believe the simplest he can do is to write down approximately literature. with out obvious cause to believe hopeful, he maintains his exploration of and love for books and analyzing. steadily his writing alterations; his dating with the realm round him adjustments too. This turns into a unique approximately new, powerful friendships and a significant courting that transforms him till the unconventional reaches the existential pivotal aspect: his father dies, Karl Ove makes his debut as a author and every thing disintegrates. He flees to Sweden, to prevent friends and family.
    Show description