Category: Fiction 1

  • An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Within the face of the distress in his fatherland, the artist Masuji Ono used to be unwilling to dedicate his artwork completely to the occasion of actual good looks. as a substitute, he placed his paintings within the carrier of the imperialist stream that led Japan into global battle II.

    Now, because the mature Ono struggles in the course of the aftermath of that battle, his thoughts of his early life and of the "floating world"-the nocturnal realm of enjoyment, leisure, and drink-offer him either break out and redemption, at the same time they punish him for betraying his early promise. Indicating via society for its defeat and reviled for his previous aesthetics, he relives the passage via his own historical past that makes him either a hero and a coward yet, particularly, a person.
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  • Femmes, contes choisis et quelques images by Jacques Chardonne

    By Jacques Chardonne

    "Il était tard quand notre voiture s'arrêta devant l'hôtel de Château-Chinon. Nous avons dîné, puis je lui ai montré sa chambre que j'avais choisie en arrivant. Je suis allé dans l. a. mienne, et je suis retourné l. a. voir. Elle n'a pas semblé shock. Elle était debout au milieu de los angeles pièce, dans un peignoir bleuâtre, et le faible éclairage électrique donnait à son visage blême une transparence de superb porcelaine. Je lui dis d'enlever ce vêtement. Elle le healthy tomber de ses épaules sans un mot, d'un mouvement docile, comme si elle renonçait tout à coup à l. a. fierté de sa vie."
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  • Cuento de invierno by Mark Helprin

    By Mark Helprin

    Una fábula de amor con elementos mágicos, ambientada a principios del siglo XX en Nueva York. Mark Helprin nació en Nueva York en 1947 en el seno de una familia estrechamente relacionada con el mundo del cine, y actualmente live en una casa de campo en Virginia. Educado en Harvard, Princeton y Oxford, Helprin trabajó para el ejército israelí mientras ejercía como periodista para the hot Yorker, the recent York occasions y The Washington put up, y como autor de ensayos y obras de ficción para adultos y niños.Su primera novela fue publicada en 1977, pero el éxito extraordinario llegó en 1983 con Cuento de invierno, una novela que ya forma parte de los angeles gran tradición norteamericana.
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  • L'ombre chinoise (Maigret, Livre 12) by Georges Simenon

    By Georges Simenon

    L'Ombre chinoise est un roman policier de Georges Simenon publié en janvier 1932 ; il fait partie de los angeles série des Maigret.
    Simenon achève l'écriture de ce roman en décembre 1931.

    Résumé
    L'intrigue se déroule en France, à Paris. Raymond Couchet a été abattu dans le bureau de son entreprise, située au fond de l. a. cour d'un immeuble de los angeles position des Vosges. Une somme d'argent (l'ensemble de l. a. paie du body of workers) a été dérobée de son coffre-fort, retrouvé ouvert après le crime. Quand Maigret start son enquête, il découvre que Couchet a laissé un testomony léguant toute sa fortune à ses "trois femmes": sa première épouse, son épouse actuelle, et los angeles jeune 9, sa maîtresse. Or, il se fait que los angeles première épouse de Couchet habite toujours l'immeuble de l. a. position des Vosges où Couchet a ses bureaux.
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  • A Time for Patriots (Patrick McLanahan, Book 17) by Dale Brown

    By Dale Brown

    Welcome to Battlefield America

    When murderous bands of militiamen start roaming the western usa and attacking executive organizations, it is going to take a committed team of the nation's best and hardest civilian airmen to place an finish to the homegrown insurgency. U.S. Air strength Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan vows to take to the skies to hitch the struggle, but if his son, Bradley, additionally symptoms up, they locate themselves stuck in a dangerous video game opposed to a shadowy opponent.

    When the inventory markets crash and the U.S. financial system falls right into a crippling recession, every thing alterations for newly elected president Kenneth Phoenix. Politically exhausted from a bruising and divisive election, Phoenix needs to order a sequence of big tax cuts and wipe out whole cabinet-level departments to lessen executive spending. With mark downs in schooling and transportation, an incapacitated nationwide safeguard, and the lack of public protection budgets, whole groups of armed electorate band jointly for survival and mutual security. by contrast dismal backdrop, a SWAT workforce is ambushed and radioactive fabrics are stolen by means of a gaggle calling themselves the Knights of the real Republic. Is the conflict opposed to the govt approximately to be taken to a brand new and deadlier level?

    In this time of concern, a citizen association rises to the duty of defending their fellow countrymen: the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the U.S. Air strength auxiliary. The Nevada Wing—led via retired Air strength Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan, his son, Bradley, and different volunteers—uses their army abilities within the sky and at the floor to seek down violent terrorists. yet how will Patrick reply whilst extremists release a catastrophic soiled bomb assault in Reno, spreading radiological fallout for miles? And while Bradley is stuck in a perilous double-cross that jeopardizes the CAP, Patrick must struggle to determine the place his friends' loyalties lie: Are they with him and the CAP or with the terrorists?

    With A Time for Patriots, the New York Times bestselling grasp of the trendy mystery Dale Brown brings the conflict domestic to discover a terrifying possibility—the cave in of the yank Republic.
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  • The Konkans by Tony D'Souza

    By Tony D'Souza

    Francisco D'Sai is a firstborn son of a firstborn son—all the way in which again to the start of a protracted line of proud Konkans, the “Jews of India," who deserted their Hindu traditions, knelt ahead of Vasco da Gama's sword and Saint Francis Xavier's move, and have become Catholics.

    In Chicago circa 1973, Francisco's Konkan father, Lawrence, does his most sensible to assimilate into American tradition, consuming much and talking little. yet Francisco's American, Peace Corps–veteran mother,Denise, and his uncle Sam (aka Samuel Erasmus D'Sai) are passionate raconteurs set on conserving the family's Konkan history. pals, allies, and finally fanatics, Sam and Denise feed Francisco's mind's eye with proud visions of India and Konkan history.

    Like his acclaimed debutWhiteman and prefer the works of Monica Ali or Jhumpa Lahiri,Tony D'Souza's The Konkans is an soaking up portrait of assimilation packed with romance, comedy,masterly storytelling, and the reality of relatives existence in any state.
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  • The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou by Susan Higginbotham

    By Susan Higginbotham

    A guy except my husband sits on England's throne today.

    What might occur if this king without warning went mad? What could his queen do? may she make an identical errors I did, or could she research from mine?

    Margaret of Anjou, queen of britain, can't hand over on her husband-even whilst he slips into madness. And as mom to the home of Lancaster's final wish, she can't hand over on her son-even whilst England turns opposed to them. This gripping story of a queen pressured to face robust within the face of overwhelming odds is at its center a young story of affection.
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  • Dacre’s War by Rosemary Goring

    By Rosemary Goring

    Dacre’s warfare is a narrative of private and political vengeance. Ten years after the conflict of Flodden, Adam Crozier, head of his extended family and of an more and more strong alliance of Borderers, learns needless to say that it was once Lord Thomas Dacre – now the main robust guy within the north of britain – who ordered his father’s homicide. He determines to take his revenge.

    As a scuffling with guy, Crozier would favor not anything higher than to carry Dacre down head to head yet his spouse Louise advises him that he needs to use extra sophisticated equipment. So he units out to engineer Dacre’s downfall through turning the equipment of the English courtroom opposed to him. A shiny and fast-moving story of political intrigue and heartache, Dacre’s warfare is determined opposed to the backdrop of the Scottish and English borders, a land the place there's by no means any likelihood of peace.
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  • The Man Who Cried I Am: A Novel by John A. Williams

    By John A. Williams

    A black expatriate author uncovers a sinister plot to damage the yankee civil rights move during this incendiary masterpiece from one of many twentieth-century's such a lot provocative and acclaimed novelists
    On a hot spring afternoon in 1964, Max Reddick sits at an out of doors café in Amsterdam, nursing a pitcher of Pernod. besides the big doses of Librium and morphine working via his veins, the alcohol permits him to omit the conditions that experience introduced him the following and the painful illness ravaging his body—almost, in reality, to disregard who and what he is.

    From the streets and company workplaces of latest York to the jazz golf equipment of Paris and Amsterdam, from the battlefields of worldwide struggle II to utopian missions in Africa, to the Oval place of work itself, Max's trip as a black writer and journalist has introduced him again and again into the nexus of hypocrisy and duplicity surrounding race kinfolk and civil rights. yet not anything he has encountered can have ready him for the devastating and unspeakably harmful fact he faces over the subsequent twenty-four hours.

    Through the eyes of Max, with penetrating fictional graphics of Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, between different ancient figures, writer John A. Williams unearths the wish, braveness, and sour unhappiness of the postwar period. Infused with strong artistry, searing anger, in addition to perception, humanity, and imaginative and prescient, the guy Who Cried i'm is an American vintage.
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  • Family Life by Russell Banks

    By Russell Banks

    With this revised model of a 1975 novella, acclaimed novelist Banks (Continental waft) lampoons the yankee kin in a superbly humorous variety of literary types. kin lifestyles opens within the macho mode of the tall story cum horse opera, replete with a patrilineal catalogue of brawling heroes who take pleasure in their boys-will-be-boys exploits. With marriage, a guy profits the rank of royalty. King Egress the Hearty, embarrassed now approximately earlier escapades together with his hippie blood brother Loon, lives in an American place of origin along with his "right-on queen." yet she cavorts with the wine steward. The princes Orgone, Dread and Egress Jr. get into teenage scrapes, looking women and cougar, taking hash and coke, consuming and demise. whilst the Queen, aka Naomi Ruth, writes her personal novel, rendered the following in a bankruptcy titled "Remember Me to Camelot," she rephrases occasions in a tone of soppy confessional appreciate. She tells approximately her cheerleader's weigh down on soccer captain Rex, their marriage, cellular domestic and 3 boys. yet as soon as Rex is going off to Vietnam, Naomi speedy will get liberated. How Rex and Naomi fare in a while emerges as a sequence of blase encounters in more and more glitzy locations. Exuberant and irreverent, relations existence bares a knife-edge of social satire.
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