The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break

By Steven Sherrill

5 thousand years on - and the Minotaur, or M as he's recognized to his colleagues, is operating as a line chef at Grub's Rib in Carolina, retaining to himself, conserving his horns down, making an attempt in useless to place his prior at the back of him. He leads an ordered way of life in a shabby trailer park the place he tinkers with autos, writes and re-writes to-do lists and observes the haphazard goings on round him. Outwardly managed, M attempts to conceal his emotional turmoil as he's transported deeper into the human international of deceit, confusion and want.

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Der Ruf des Göttervogels: Roman (Costa-Rica-Saga 3) (German Edition)

Tiefgrüne Urwälder, strahlendblaues Meer und eine mutige Frau auf der Suche nach dem Glück ...

Costa Rica 1888. Noch immer träumt die verwitwete Dorothea von ihrer großen Liebe, dem Journalisten Alexander. Trost findet sie durch ihre Kinder: Als jüngster Kaffeebaron des Landes übernimmt Federico die Leitung der Farm, während Olivia als Tänzerin weltweit Triumphe feiert. Enkelin Margarita dagegen tritt in Dorotheas Fußstapfen und geht an die Malakademie in manhattan, wo sie sich als Frau in einer Männerdomäne behaupten muss und gegen Vorurteile zu kämpfen hat. Um den Rat ihrer Großmutter einzuholen, reist sie zu ihr – aber nicht allein. Und dann erhält Dorothea eine schicksalshafte Nachricht. Darf sie auf ein spätes Glück hoffen?

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The Golden Valkyrie (Sedikhan)

By Iris Johansen

From number 1 long island occasions bestselling writer Iris Johansen comes a vintage story of opposites attracting—and discovering love within the such a lot unforeseen places.

When P.I. Honey Winston is employed to thieve incriminating letters from vacationing dignitary Prince Rubinoff, she’s ready for a perilous undertaking that may finish her profession. but if she blows her conceal, she unearths that the amused prince is every thing the media have made him out to be: half Adonis, half playboy—and irresistibly charismatic. the matter is, the sensation is mutual. Intrigued, the prince is set to maintain his stunning younger trespasser through his aspect so long as attainable.

For he’s by no means met somebody rather as bold, or breathtaking, as Honey. With the tables became, Prince Rubinoff has Honey appointed his own bodyguard. The reliable cause is an assassination plot. in reality way more dangerous….

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Per sempre

By Susanna Tamaro

«Esiste il in line with sempre?» mi avevi chiesto. Ti avevo stretto a me con ancora più forza. Sotto lo strato di maglie, maglioni e giacca a vento, avevo sentito vivo e caldo il tuo esile corpo. «Esiste solo il in line with sempre» ti avevo risposto. period questo il patto d’amore e di vita, il filo indissolubile su cui avevano costruito los angeles trama dei loro giorni. Eppure sono passati quindici anni da quando Nora se ne è andata e Matteo ricorda quotidianamente gli interrogativi che hanno segnato il suo viaggio e che segnano il viaggio di ogni uomo: di quanto dolore sono fatte le nostre vite? E quando ha tremendous? Come si esce dall'inferno? E chi è Dio? Un percorso interiore che ci racconta di quanto un uomo possa perdersi nel dolore e di come l. a. forza rigeneratrice della Natura e il mistero della vita racchiusi nelle cose più piccole lo possano cullare, guarire e redimere, restituendolo al mondo. Con questo romanzo, l’autrice di Va’ dove ti porta il cuore ci regala una storia autentica e incredibilmente poetica che fa risuonare le corde dell’amore, della fragilità umana e dello stupore che si prova di fronte alla vita.

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Love Letters to the Dead: A Novel

By Ava Dellaira

It starts off as an project for English classification: Write a letter to a useless individual. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain simply because her sister, could, enjoyed him. And he died younger, similar to might did. quickly, Laurel has a computing device filled with letters to humans like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and extra -- even though she by no means offers a unmarried certainly one of them to her instructor. She writes approximately beginning highschool, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the 1st time, studying to stay along with her splintering family members. And, ultimately, concerning the abuse she suffered whereas could used to be alleged to be looking for her. in basic terms then, as soon as Laurel has written down the reality approximately what occurred to herself, can she actually start to settle for what occurred to might. And basically while Laurel has started to determine her sister because the individual she was once -- beautiful and remarkable and deeply wrong -- can she start to observe her personal direction during this gorgeous debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.

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Cinzas Do Norte

By Milton Hatoum

'Cinzas do Norte', terceiro romance de Milton Hatoum, é o relato de uma longa revolta e do esforço de compreendê-la. Na Manaus dos anos 50 e 60, dois meninos travam uma amizade que atravessará toda a vida. De um lado, Olavo, de apelido Lavo, o narrador, menino órfão, criado por dois tios mal-e-mal remediados, que cresce à sombra da família Mattoso; de outro, Raimundo Mattoso, ou Mundo, filho de Alícia, mãe jovem e mercurial, e do aristocrático Trajano. No centro das ambições de Trajano está a Vila Amazônia, palacete junto a Parintins, sede de uma plantação de juta e pesadelo máximo de Mundo. A fim de realizar suas inclinações artísticas, ou quem sabe para investigar suas angústias mais profundas, o jovem engalfinha-se numa luta contra o pai, a província, an ethical dominante e, para culminar, os militares que tomam o poder em 1964 e dão início à vertiginosa destruição de Manaus. Editora Companhia das Letras Edição: 2005 Páginas: 311

Artikelnummer LBr65
ISBN 9788535906851
EUR 29,70
Versandgewicht 0,40 kg
Hersteller Editora Companhia das Letras

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Ice Road: A Novel

By Gillian Slovo

"A gripping tale of braveness, disillusionment, survival, and the triumph of the human spirit."―Sarah Durant, writer of The beginning of Venus

Loyalties, ideals, love, kin ties: all are demonstrated to the restrict in a single of the main devastating moments of human historical past: the siege of Leningrad in the course of international conflict II. Boris Aleksandrovich, a well-meaning bureaucrat, thinks he can negotiate among idealism and politics. His daughter, Natasha, learns in a different way while, as a tender girl in love, she is sort of beaten by way of her father's compromises. looking at all this spread is Irina. clever, ironic, remarkable Irina, whom Boris had persuaded to move on an ill-fated voyage to the Arctic Circle, the place she slightly survived. while she arrives again in Leningrad, he feels honor absolute to locate her a place inside his relatives circle. Irina involves know how love for an additional may well, in spite of everything, be extra strong and extra profound than blind loyalty to an idea. interesting and heroic, peopled with splendidly complicated characters, Ice Road is a masterpiece. A finalist for the Orange Prize.

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The Master of Go

By Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker

Move is a online game of approach within which avid gamers try to encompass each one other’s black or white stones. basic in its basics, infinitely complicated in its execution, pass is a necessary expression of the japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a fit performed among a respected and heretofore invincible grasp and a more youthful, extra sleek challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the instant within which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the 20 th century.

The festival among the grasp of move and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over a number of months and layered in rite. yet underneath the game’s decorum lie tensions that devour not just the avid gamers themselves yet their households and retainers—tensions that flip this actual contest right into a duel which could simply lead to loss of life. Luminous in its aspect, either suspenseful and serene, The grasp of pass is an elegy for a complete society, written with the poetic financial system and mental acumen that introduced Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Translated from the japanese via Edward G. Seidensticker

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The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story

By Theodora Goss

One spell binding romance. enthusiasts protecting secrets and techniques. And a uniquely crafted booklet that binds their tales forever.

When Evelyn Morgan walked into the village book place, she didn’t comprehend she may meet the affection of her lifestyles. whilst Brendan Thorne passed her a medieval romance, he didn’t understand it may swap the process his destiny. It was once virtually as though they have been the cursed fans within the outdated publication itself . . .

The Thorn and the Blossom
 is a awesome literary artifact: you could open the publication in both course to make your mind up no matter if you’ll first learn Brendan’s, or Evelyn’s account of the mysterious love affair. opt for an aspect, learn it like a customary novel—and in case you get to the tip, you’ll end up at an entire new starting.

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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories

By Wells Tower

A NEW YORK occasions ebook REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping a few mayhem will shake off the wintry weather blahs. a guy is booted out of his domestic after his spouse discovers that the print of a naked foot at the within his car's windshield does not fit her personal. Teenage cousins, drugged by way of summer season, meet with a reckoning within the woods. A boy runs off to the carnival after his stepfather bites him in a brawl. Wells Tower's model of the US is touched with the seamy elegance of the dropout, the misfit: failed inventors, boozy dreamers, hapless fathers, wayward sons. With electrical prose and savage wit, Everything Ravaged, every little thing Burned is a profound new selection of stories.

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