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"Fabre’s without notice touching novel has fun of its personal in the back of its low-key, easily translated narrative voice ... the town it conjures up isn’t the Paris of visitors yet of neighborhood people."—The big apple Times

"Fabre is a genius of those nuanced, inside moments ... the tale Fabre tells is that of each one in every of us: trying to find that means within the mundane, relocating via our lives, our interactions, as though throughout the cloth of a dream ... How can we reside? it asks to contemplate. And: What does our life mean?"—Los Angeles Times

"Guys Like Me is a quick, arresting story that ...not simply bargains prepared insights into the brain of its middle-aged protagonist, but additionally offers the reader with a different journey of what daily life within the low-key suburbs of Paris needs to actually be like."—Typographical Era

"Readers will enjoy this well-told story with a delightful ending."––Publishers Weekly

"The environment should be Paris, yet it’s now not the Paris of grand avenues and expensive cafés. actually, Fabre’s hero is a recognizable everyman, from any country."—Library Journal

A smile like a tender flash of sunshine . . . travels via this relocating novel and tells, in phrases which are muted and profoundly humane, of existence because it is."—Le Monde

"Fabre speaks to us of success and misfortune, of the injuries that make a guy or defeat him. He talks approximately our usual disappointments and our small moments of calm. Fabre is the discreet megaphone of the guy within the crowd."—Elle

"In this novel one unearths the intimate geography of an writer who lays naked the essence of Paris and its outskirts."—La Quinzaine littéraire

Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of the town, exposes the shadowy, nameless lives of many that inhabit the French capital. during this quiet, subdued story, a middle-aged place of work employee, divorced and alienated from his purely son, meets up with youth associates who're equally adrift, with out passions or clients. he is searching for a moment act to his mournful existence, looking the harbor of affection and a real reference to his son. Set in palpably actual Paris streets that think miles clear of town of sunshine, Guys Like Me is a stirring novel of remorse and lack, but now not with out a glimmer of hope.

Dominique Fabre, born in 1960, writes approximately humans dwelling on society's margins. he's a lifelong resident of Paris, France. His prior novel, The Waitress was once New, used to be additionally translated into English.

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Download E-books Silence Is Goldfish PDF

By Annabel Pitcher

My identify is Tess Turner--at least, that is what i have continuously been told.


I have a voice however it isn't really mine. It used to claim issues so i would slot in, to thrill my mom and dad, to thrill my lecturers. It used to inform the universe i used to be anything I wasn't. It lied.

It by no means happened to me that everybody else used to be mendacity too.
Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't suggest to turn into mute. before everything, she's simply too stunned to talk. And who would not be? studying all of your existence has been a lie simply because your dad is not your genuine father is a reasonably large deal. petrified of the reality, Tess retreats into silence.
Reeling from her family's betrayal, Tess units out to find the id of her actual father. He may be anyone--even the familiar-looking instructor at her college. Tess maintains to enquire, uncovering a mystery which could spoil a number of lives. all of it might be an excessive amount of for Tess to address, yet how can she ask for aid whilst she's forgotten easy methods to use her voice?
In a super examine of id, betrayal, and complicated kin dynamics, award-winning writer Annabel Pitcher explores the significance of conversation, even if we are confronted with unspeakable truths.

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Download E-books Letter to Lord Liszt: A Novel PDF

By Martin Walser

Trans Leina Vennewitz

Martin Walser, one of many optimal literary figures in Germany this day, has written a singular of perception and humor, a piece that makes use of a typical and human scenario to painting a common clash; the problem of guy in smooth post-industrial society.

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Walser's Lake Constance sequence continues--the issues (self-abasement, alienation, mystery pleasure, the comedian will) staying remarkably consistent as each one e-book varies the package deal. The protagonist this time is Franz Horn, a division head for a German denture producer who has visible his occupation upward thrust, fall, then point out into nonentity. A failed suicide, he watches wryly because the similar path turns out to use to his leader rival, Horst Liszt, a more youthful guy whom Horn hates yet now additionally pities. the shape of address--Horn to Liszt--is ostensibly a letter of apology: the 2 have drunkenly fought whereas ready at a lakeside bar for a sail with the boss (who by no means exhibits up). meanwhile, they've under the influence of alcohol an excessive amount of wine and set free loads of hostility. Horn's difficult, book-length letter starts off being sorry yet abandons the pretense quick: it's a tua culpa, if whatever, steeped in resentment for previous accidents (and Walser is remarkable at this: how his characters make distinctive, nearly microscopic references to humans and occasions the reader is totally in the dead of night approximately. . .and but how, during this demonstrate of human self-absorption, there's anything mysteriously orienting. . .and funny). What's quick obvious is that Hem has famous the shared victimization through the boss of either himself and Liszt--which parlays into the touching existential comedy that's an indicator of those novels (Runaway Horse, The Swan Villa, the interior Man). P.S. after P.S. eventually has Horn admitting: ""The volume of my defeat is going past something i will be able to consider. So I'm in luck."" another very distinctive paintings of fiction by way of one of many world's finest writers.

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Download E-books An Amish Gift: A Novel PDF

By Cynthia Keller

From the writer of An Amish Christmas and A undeniable & Fancy Christmas comes a heartwarming novel of marriage and relations, new beginnings and poignant homecomings—just in time for the holidays.
 
After her husband, Shep, loses his most modern activity, Jennie Davis is thankful to be in a motor vehicle en path to appealing Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Shep has inherited a home from a far off cousin, in addition to the cousin’s original bicycle store. The circulate offers Jennie, Shep, and their teenagers a welcome probability for a clean start.
 
whereas Shep dives into his new enterprise on the motorbike store, Jennie rigorously restores their broken-down residence. She loves being a stay-at-home mother yet yearns to discover a few achievement outdoor of her family—particularly as they try financially. On morning walks, she forges a friendship together with her Amish neighbor, Mattie Fisher, who opens up approximately her modest lifestyle. Mattie’s loyal sturdy personality within the face of adversity encourages Jennie to hunt functional ideas to her personal problems. A passing comment through Jennie’s son transforms desperation approximately their funds into thought, top her to embark upon a candy-making enterprise.
 
quickly, Jennie’s newfound objective collides with Shep’s transforming into tension at paintings and long-simmering tensions among husband and spouse upward thrust to the skin. because the vacation season methods, their relations is challenged as by no means before—until an unforeseen customer arrives to provide Jennie the best present of all.
 
Praise for Cynthia Keller’s heartwarming Amish novels
 
An Amish Christmas
 
“This little publication is a vacation charmer old and young will locate appealing.”—Fredericksburg loose Lance–Star
 
“[A] candy, poignant story.”—USA Today
 
A undeniable & Fancy Christmas
 
“[This novel] does what a great vacation story should still; it invitations readers to show off the cell and tv and wrap themselves up in a hot, compelling story.”—Lincoln magazine Star
 
“A terrific learn for the Christmas season.”—FaithfulNews

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Download E-books Cubop City Blues PDF

By Pablo Medina

Poet and novelist Pablo Medina’s Cubop urban Blues fuses uncooked, passionate language and stylish lyricism to respire lifestyles right into a musically disguised ny urban formed through jazz masters, refugees, and storytellers.

Our consultant into Cubop urban is The Storyteller, born approximately blind and shrouded in his mother’s guilt. He’s homeschooled within his mom and dad’ crumbling house with a ecu housekeeper, and knowledgeable via Encyclopedia Britannica, The Bible, and Arabian Nights. whilst he is twenty-five, his parents are clinically determined with melanoma, and The Storyteller is left to take care of them. He does so by means of telling them tales conceived from the prolific interpreting that allowed his mind's eye to flourish regardless of little touch with the skin world.

Through his tales—full of magic, sorrow, longing, love—Cubop urban surges to lifestyles. relocating via myriad issues of view, The Storyteller imagines a global populated by means of either famous figures like Chano Pozo and Jelly Roll Morton, and invented characters, so much significantly a mustachioed guy who's stabbed via a stranger and embarks on a novel-long look for his attacker.

Molded within the cadence of Afro-Cuban jazz, Cubop urban Blues is a symphonic portrait of a bustling city panorama and the intimate lives that supply a urban its voice.

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Download E-books Father & Son: Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, and the British Novel Since 1950 PDF

By Gavin Keulks

This leading edge learn of 2 of England's most well-liked, debatable, and influential writers breaks new flooring in studying the connection among Kingsley Amis and his son, Martin Amis. via intertextual readings in their essays and novels, Gavin Keulks examines how the Amises' paintings negotiated the bounds in their own dating whereas claiming territory within the literary debate among mimesis and modernist aesthetics. Theirs used to be a conflict over the character of truth itself, a twentieth-century realism struggle carried out by way of loving family and rival, antithetical writers. Keulks argues that the Amises' courting functioned as a resource of literary concept and that their paintings illuminates a few of the structural and stylistic shifts that experience characterised the British novel considering that 1950.

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Download E-books Mis Documentos (Narrativas hispánicas) PDF

By Alejandro Zambra

«Mi padre period un computador y mi madre una máquina de escribir», apunta Alejandro Zambra en las primeras páginas de este libro de relatos, que bien puede leerse como una novela, o como as soon as breves novelas archivadas en l. a. carpeta Mis documentos. A veces parece que hablara un mismo personaje, trasunto del autor, que recuerda sus desventuras como estudiante y como profesor, o que registra su malhumorado intento de superar el tabaquismo («Qué cosa más absurda, realmente: querer vivir más. Como si fuera, por ejemplo, feliz»). Pero l. a. ilusión de una vida propia, fomentada por l. a. famosa carpeta de home windows, se rompe pronto: los documentos de uno son, en el fondo, los documentos de todos, parece decirnos Zambra, en especial si se habita un país que necesita indagar en el pasado. Con el fino sentido de los angeles ironía y l. a. precisión que ya le conocemos, con humor y melancolía, con espíritu paródico, con aliento lírico y a veces con rabia, Alejandro Zambra traza l. a. anodina existencia de unos hombres que se repliegan en una proposal antigua de l. a. masculinidad, o el tránsito de unos seres pendulares que apuestan sus últimas fichas al amor. los angeles incesante búsqueda del padre, los angeles obsolescencia de objetos y de sentimientos que parecían eternos, el desencanto de los jóvenes de los angeles transición («La adolescencia period verdadera. l. a. democracia no»), los angeles impostura como única forma de arraigo, y los angeles legitimidad del dolor, son algunos de los temas que cruzan este libro. Mis documentos muestra a un autor que consolida y proyecta hacia lugares nuevos el own estilo forjado en Bonsái (descrita por Junot Díaz en the recent York instances como «un puñetazo en l. a. mandíbula»), los angeles vida privada de los árboles («Una obra sorprendentemente entera y resonante», según the entire Review), y Formas de volver a casa, una novela sobre los angeles cual l. a. crítica ha sido elocuente: «Un magnífico lenguaje, a los angeles sombra de Carver: precisión, tristeza, crueldad, ternura» (Joaquín Arnáiz, los angeles Razón); «Una de las mejores novelas chilenas en mucho tiempo» (Tal Pinto, The Clinic); «Formas de volver a casa eleva a Zambra al lugar de los escritores vivos que simplemente debemos leer» (Clancy Martin, Bookforum); «Un talento asombroso» (Adam Thirlwell, the recent York instances ebook Review).

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Download E-books Cupid in Early Modern Literature and Culture PDF

By Jane Kingsley-Smith

Cupid turned a favored determine within the literary and visible tradition of post-Reformation England. He served to articulate and debate the hot Protestant conception of wish, inspiring a dismal model of affection tragedy during which Cupid kills. yet he was once additionally implicated in different controversies, because the item of idolatrous, Catholic worship and as an adversary to girl rule: Elizabeth I's encounters with Cupid have been a very important function of her image-construction and adjusted subtly all through her reign. protecting a wide selection of fabric akin to work, trademarks and jewelry, yet focusing typically on poetry and drama, together with works by way of Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Spenser, Kingsley-Smith illuminates the Protestant fight to classify and keep watch over wish and the ways that Cupid disrupted this procedure. An unique standpoint on early smooth wish, the booklet will attract somebody drawn to the literature, drama, gender politics and artwork historical past of the English Renaissance.

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Download E-books The Reader PDF

By Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the ethical claims it makes upon the reader, this captivating novel is a narrative of affection and secrets and techniques, horror and compassion, unfolding opposed to the haunted panorama of postwar Germany.

When he falls unwell on his method domestic from college, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by means of Hanna, a lady two times his age. In time she turns into his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. while Michael subsequent sees her, he's a tender legislations pupil, and he or she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to protect her innocence, Michael steadily realizes that Hanna could be guarding a mystery she considers extra shameful than homicide.

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By Philip K. Dick

In this biting satire, the chilly warfare could have ended, however the japanese and western governments by no means advised their voters. in its place they created an difficult ruse, in which both sides comes up with more and more outlandish doomsday weapons—weapons that don’t paintings. but if extraterrestrial beings invade, the best designers of either side need to come jointly to make a true doomsday device—if they don’t kill one another first.

With its mix of romance, espionage, and alien invasion, The Zap Gun skewers the military-industrial complicated in a fashion that’s as suitable this present day because it used to be on the top of the chilly War.

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