. Masterful…scary and smart, working as a horror story but also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of will and love. That changes when her friend karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore.
Melmoth: A Novel #ad - In prague, at least, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts—or, refuge. Perry did as much in her richly praised novel The Essex Serpent, but this is a deeper, more complex novel and more rewarding. Washington postfor centuries, in sarah perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now, it is heading in our direction.
It has been years since Helen Franklin left England.
The Essex Serpent: A NovelCustom House #ad - Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. A kirkus review best book of 2017 and a Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction. But unlike cora, this man of faith is convinced the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief. These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart—an intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected.
Hailed by sarah waters as "a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author, " The Essex Serpent is "irresistible. I found it so transporting that 48 hours after completing it, I was still resentful to be back home. New york times“an irresistible new novel…the most delightful heroine since Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice…By the end, The Essex Serpent identifies a mystery far greater than some creature ‘from the illuminated margins of a manuscript’: friendship.
The Essex Serpent: A Novel #ad - Washington Post"Richly enjoyable. Perry writes beautifully and sometimes agreeably sharply. Winner of the british book awards fiction book of the year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year, and a Costa Book Award Finalist"A novel of almost insolent ambition--lush and fantastical, a wild Eden behind a garden gate.
Lost Memory of SkinEcco #ad - The two men forge a tentative partnership, the Kid remaining wary of the Professor’s motives even as he accepts the counsel and financial assistance of the older man. When the camp beneath the causeway is raided by the police, and understanding, the Professor tries to help the Kid in practical matters while trying to teach his young charge new ways of looking at, when a hurricane all but destroys the settlement, and later, what he has done.
. Known in his new identity only as the kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2, 500 feet of anywhere children might gather. A mature and masterful work of contemporary fiction from one of our most accomplished storytellers, Lost Memory of Skin unfolds in language both powerful and beautifully lyrical, show-casing Banks at his most compelling, his reckless sense of humor and intense empathy at full bore.
The perfect convergence of writer and subject, lost Memory of Skin probes the zeitgeist of a troubled society where zero tolerance has erased any hope of subtlety and compassion—a society where isolating the offender has perhaps created a new kind of victim. The acclaimed author of the sweet hereafter and rule of the bone returns with a provocative new novel that illuminates the shadowed edges of contemporary American culture with startling and unforgettable resultsSuspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, the young man at the center of Russell Banks’s uncompromising and morally complex new novel must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration.
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A university sociologist of enormous size and intellect, he finds in the Kid the perfect subject for his research on homelessness and recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
Spatiality The New Critical IdiomRoutledge #ad - Spatiality has risen to become a key concept in literary and cultural studies, with critical focus on the ‘spatial turn’ presenting a new approach to the traditional literary analyses of time and history. Robert T. Explores differing aspects of the spatial in literary studies today, literature of the city and urban space, from historicism and postmodernism to postcolonialism and globalizationIntroductions to the major theorists of spatiality, Edward Soja, such as the writer as map-maker, and Fredric JamesonAnalysis of critical perspectives on spatiality, and the concepts of literary geography, providing:An overview of the spatial turn across literary theory, Georg Lukács, David Harvey, including Michel Foucault, Erich Auerbach, cartographics and geocriticism.
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At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. An amc original series from executive producer marti noxon, starring joy nash and julianna marguliesa best book of the yearentertainment weekly • bustle • amazon • women’s national book Association • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Kobo • LitReactor “Audacious and gutsy and heartbreaking — Dietland completely blew me away.
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A NovelEcco #ad - New york times bestsellerNow a Major Motion Picture“Brilliantly done. Over the course of this day, billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years. Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is a searing and powerful novel that has cemented Ben Fountain’s reputation as one of the finest writers of his generation.
Now they’re on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Surrounded by patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and support our troops bumper stickers, he is thrust into the company of the team’s owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a born-again cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized players eager for a vicarious taste of war.
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On this rainy thanksgiving day, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show. Among the bravos is nineteen-year-old Specialist Billy Lynn.
Melmoth the Wanderer 1820: with an introduction by Sarah PerrySerpent's Tail #ad - Melmoth has traversed the globe leaving destruction and misery in his wake, from Inquisition-era Spain to a remote island in the Indian Ocean - and there have been recent sightings of him in County Wicklow, where our narrator is still piecing the story together. This victorian classic has captured the imaginations of readers since 1820 and inspired numerous other gothic masterpieces, including Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Sarah Perry's novel Melmoth.
For the past two hundred years, the accursed Melmoth has been searching desperately for an escape from the infernal bargain he once made. When a young dublin student goes to pay his last respects to his dying uncle, he never imagines that he might chance upon a terrifying family secret. Who is the sinister old man in the portrait and why is his uncle so anxious for him to burn it? Why is the Spanish man who saves him from drowning so frightened when he hears the name Melmoth?As he digs deeper into the mystery, an intricate and blood-chilling story begins to unfold.
Blindness Harvest BookMariner Books #ad - Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. This is a shattering work by a literary master. The boston globea new york times notable book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one.
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A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses—and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.
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On a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost-human wolves, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along. It is a story of anger, of evil, of hatred and of redemption.
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A Room with a View AmazonClassics EditionAmazonClassics #ad - As lucy is exposed to opportunities previously not afforded to women, her mind—and heart—must open. Before long, she’s in love with an “unsuitable” man and is faced with an impossible choice: follow her heart or be pressured into propriety. A challenge to persistent victorian ideals as well as a moving love story, A Room with a View has been celebrated for both its prescient view of women’s independence and its reminder to live an honest, authentic life.
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Set in freewheeling Florence, Italy, and sober Surrey, England, E. M. Forster’s beloved third novel follows young Lucy Honeychurch’s journey to self-discovery at a transitional moment in British society.