Fiction

Les Noces de soie (Les Noces de soie 1)

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Sur les monts du Vivarais, en Ardèche, depuis des générations, les Andromas élèvent dans leur ferme des cocons de mûrier pour produire de l. a. soie. Seigneur en son domaine, Théodore Andromas ambitionne de voir son fils Silvius lui succéder, mais le jeune homme se prend à rêver des lumières de l. a. ville quand il tombe amoureux de Roxane, l. a. fille d'un riche soyeux lyonnais. Entre l. a. jeune femme, belle, capricieuse, et le fils de paysan plein d'ambition, los angeles greffe peut-elle prendre ?

L'interprétation pleine de justesse de l'univers soudain chahuté d'une France rurale talonnée par los angeles révolution industrielle, à los angeles fin du XIXe.

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Running Away with Frannie

Sam, the most personality in operating Away with Frannie, meets his real love, Frannie, in a West Virginia truck cease the place she s a waitress who s near to to be fired for flushing a potato down the bathroom within the males s room. Sam, twenty-five, has attempted 5 schools in 5 varied states and has been a manufacturing facility drudge, mill hunk, mail provider, health center orderly, and Chuckles the Clown, between different jobs. His stressed middle meets its fit in Frannie, who has moved forty-eight occasions in years, and who believes her designated future like several the good wanderers in background, Christ and Mohammad, Moses and Johnny funds, may be printed within the trips she undertakes. What this pair of nomads didn t expect, besides the fact that, used to be falling in love, and the way staying jointly potential, at the very least for a time, staying in a single position. this can be additionally, partially, a narrative of reconciliation with relations: after his father s dying, Sam discovers, via random encounters with strangers and acquaintances, that the abusive and alcoholic father he knew lived a double existence that incorporated acts of charity and goodness. by way of trying to hyperlink his previous to his current lifestyles with Frannie, Sam hopes to disprove the prediction his father as soon as made for him: the full international is split into runners and chasers. You re both operating towards, otherwise you re operating away. You ve spent your entire lifestyles attempting to break out.

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The Tar-Aiym Krang

By Alan Dean Foster

Moth was once a stunning planet, the single one with wings -- nice golden clouds suspended in area round it.

Here used to be a wide-open global for any enterprise a guy may scheme. The planet attracted unwary tourists, hardened space-sailors, and service provider buccaneers -- a teeming, regularly moving horde that supplied a comfy source of revenue for convinced quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his puppy flying snake Pip. along with his atypical abilities, the pickings have been effortless sufficient in order that Flinx didn't have to be cheating ... lots of the time.

In truth, it hardly ever appeared cheating in any respect to scouse borrow a starmap from a lifeless physique that did not really want it anymore. yet Flinx wasn't particularly shrewdpermanent sufficient. He must have puzzled why the physique was once lifeless within the first place...

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Brick Lane: A Novel

By Monica Ali

“A booklet you won’t have the ability to positioned down. A Bangladeshi immigrant in London is torn among the sort, tedious older husband with whom she has an prepared marriage (and youngsters) and the fiery political activist she lusts after. a unique that’s multi-continental, richly exact and skillfully crafted.” —Curtis Sittenfeld, writer of Sisterland

After an prepared marriage to Chanu, a guy two decades older, Nazneen is taken to London, leaving her domestic and center within the Bangladeshi village the place she was once born. Her new international is stuffed with mysteries. How can she pass the line with out being hit by way of a motor vehicle (an operation comparable to dodging raindrops within the monsoon)? what's the mystery of her bullying neighbor Mrs. Islam? what's a Hell's Angel? and the way needs to she convenience the naïve and disenchanted Chanu?

As a superb Muslim woman, Nazneen struggles not to query why issues ensue. She submits, as she needs to, to destiny and devotes herself to her husband and daughters. but to her amazement, she starts an affair with a good-looking younger radical, and her erotic awakening throws her outdated certainties into chaos.

Monica Ali’s best suited novel is set trips either exterior and inner, the place the great and the terrifying spiral jointly.

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La baracca dei tristi piaceri

By Helga Schneider

«Stava lì, l'aguzzina delle SS, capelli biondi e curati, il rossetto sulla bocca dura, l'uniforme impeccabile. Stava lì e pronunciò con sordida cattiveria: «Ho letto sulla tua scheda che eri los angeles puttana di un ebreo. È meglio che ti rassegni: d'ora in poi farai l. a. puttana consistent with cani e porci»». Così racconta l'anziana Frau Kiesel all'ambiziosa scrittrice Sveva, dando voce a un dramma lungamente taciuto: quello delle prigioniere dei lager nazisti selezionate according to i bordelli costruiti all'interno stesso dei campi di concentramento, con l'ipocrita e falsa giustificazione di voler limitare l'omosessualità tra i deportati. Donne i cui corpi venivano esposti ai sadici abusi delle SS e dei prigionieri maschi - spesso veri e propri relitti umani - che malgrado tutto preferivano rinunciare a un pezzo di pane in keeping with scambiarlo con pochi minuti di sesso. Donne che alla positive della guerra, schiacciate dall'umiliazione e dalla solitudine, invece di denunciare quella tragedia fecero di tutto in step with nasconderla e seppellirla dentro di sé. In questo nuovo capitolo della memoria storica personale e collettiva, Helga Schneider continua, con lucidità e compassione, ma anche con implacabile giudizio, a dare testimonianza di ciò che è accaduto perché non si ripeta mai più, e a rendere un coraggioso omaggio alle donne che in tutti i tempi e in tutti i luoghi subiscono los angeles violenza degli uomini, delle leggi, della Storia.

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

By John Fowles

Probably the main liked of John Fowles's the world over bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that successfully invents anew the Victorian novel. "Filled with captivating mysteries and magically erotic chances" (New York Times), the radical encouraged the highly profitable 1981 movie starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is at the present time universally considered as a latest classic.

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Already Dead: A California Gothic

By Denis Johnson

A modern noir, Already useless is the tangled tale of Nelson Fairchild Jr., disenfranchised scion to a northern California land fortune. a continuing failure, Nelson has botched approximately each scheme he's tried to tug off. Now his destiny lies in a in all probability ecocnomic marijuana patch hidden within the lush old-growth redwoods at the relatives land. Nelson has a few severe difficulties. His marriage has fallen aside, and he might lose his land, money and crop within the divorce. What's extra, short of a few speedy money, he had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worthy of cocaine via customs for Harry Lally, a big participant in a drug syndicate. retreating previous to bringing the medicine via, he flushed the powder. Now Lally desires him lifeless, and goons are scorching on his path. determined, terrified and by myself, for Nelson, there is just one approach out.

this is often Denis Johnson's greatest and most intricate e-book up to now, and it completely showcases his signature topics of destiny, redemption and the unraveling of the cloth of today's society. Already Dead, with its masterful narrative of overlapping and entwined tales, will extra gas the acclaim that surrounds certainly one of today's so much interesting writers.

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The Investigation

By Stanislaw Lem

A younger officer at Scotland backyard is assigned to enquire a difficult and eerie case of missing-and it sounds as if resurrected-bodies. to solve the secret, Lt. Gregory consults clinical, philosophical, and theological specialists, who provide him with a number of theories and clues.

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