Category: U S Contemporary Fiction

By A.P. Ri'Chard

ISBN-10: 1593092091

ISBN-13: 9781593092092

undefined, decided to finish the reign of his abusive, alcoholic father, finally ends up accused of a homicide he did not devote.

A famous Klansman, Miran Thompson, has been killed, and the major suspect in his homicide case is seventeen-year-old Larry Henderson. Complicating issues, Larry's father, Officer Perry Henderson, is deeply fascinated about the case. To the informal observer, the proof opposed to Larry is overwhelming. If convicted he could absolutely obtain the dying penalty. so that it will stay away from dying row, Perry convinces his son to plead to blame. He supplies to do all he can to turn out Larry blameless.

yet are Perry's motivations so natural? the daddy and son's turbulent prior has created a deep rift among them, and Perry is fearful of the teen's repeated provides for vengeance. Believing he's being arrange for homicide, Perry as a substitute goals the facts at his personal son, permitting him to take the autumn -- yet will his scheme be triumphant, or will Larry be confirmed innocent?

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By Miguel Angel Asturias,Frances Partridge

ISBN-10: 0575008229

ISBN-13: 9780575008229

ISBN-10: 0881339512

ISBN-13: 9780881339512

Guatemalan diplomat and author Miguel Angel Asturias (1899–1974) begun this award-winning paintings whereas nonetheless a legislations scholar. it's a tale of a ruthless dictator and his schemes to put off a political adversary in an unnamed Latin American kingdom frequently pointed out as Guatemala. The e-book has been acclaimed for portraying either a totalitarian executive and its harmful mental results. Drawing from his reviews as a journalist writing below repressive stipulations, Asturias employs such literary units as satire to express the government’s transgressions and surrealistic dream sequences to illustrate the police state’s impression at the person psyche. Asturias’s stance opposed to all different types of injustice in Guatemala triggered critics to view the writer as a compassionate spokesperson for the oppressed. My work,” Asturias promised while he authorised the Nobel Prize for Literature, “will proceed to mirror the voice of the folks, amassing their myths and renowned ideals and whilst trying to supply beginning to a common realization of Latin American problems.”

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By Jerry Apps

ISBN-10: 0299288803

ISBN-13: 9780299288808

When journalist Josh Wittmore strikes from the Illinois bureau of Farm state News to the newspaper’s nationwide place of work in Wisconsin, he encounters the most important tale of his younger career—just because the paper’s funds could lead to its closure.

    Josh’s colossal tale is company that plans to set up a massive hog farm has acquired loads of land alongside the Tamarack River in bucolic Ames County. the various neighborhood citizens and officers are serious about the roles and tax sales that the large farm will convey, whereas others fear approximately truck site visitors, porcine aromas, and manure runoff polluting the river. and the way could the coming of a big agribusiness have an effect on existence and traditions during this tightly knit rural neighborhood of relatives farmers? Josh strives to supply neutral agricultural reporting, at the same time his newspaper is changed through a brand new Internet-only model owned via a former long island funding banker. And it sounds as if there's one other strength in play: the vengeful ghost of a drowned logger who locals say haunts the valley of the Tamarack River.

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By David Ives

ISBN-10: 067975928X

ISBN-13: 9780679759287

the realm in line with David Ives is a truly upload position, and his performs represent a digital pressure try out of the English language -- and of the audience's capability for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes referred to as "Philadelphias," the place the easiest wishes are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, fast, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language during which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."

At as soon as captivating and puzzling, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback variation of Ives's performs contains "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the loss of life of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The artwork of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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By Tony Kushner

ISBN-10: 0739412361

ISBN-13: 9780739412367

ISBN-10: 1559361565

ISBN-13: 9781559361569

Tony Kushner: "This is a strange assemblage of performs, for which gathering-together there isn't any overarching thematic justification. simply because a number of of the performs take care of dying, and one of many death-plays offers besides with cash, and the final play offers with taxation, we are calling the booklet Death & Taxes. yet all performs, at once or in a roundabout way, are approximately dying and taxes, so this identify explains little..."

What is obvious, is that each one of the performs during this new assortment through Kushner are poetic masterpieces. An exploration in shape and elegance, from comedy to farce to what can simply be known as hip-hop theatre, Kushner makes every one kind his personal, writing with the brain of a good social reformer and the center of a poet. This assortment is evidence that his masterwork, Angels in America was once simply the beginning.

Includes:
Reverse Transcription: Six Playwrights Bury a Seventh
Hydriotaphia or The loss of life of physician Browne
G. David Schine in Hell
Notes on Akiba
Terminating or Sonnet LXXV
East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis

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By Louis Auchincloss,Ignacio Peyró

ISBN-10: 8492663251

ISBN-13: 9788492663255

Sinopsis

A finales del siglo XIX, Francis Prescott, un joven brillante y prometedor, licenciado en Harvard y Oxford, make a decision renunciar a un futuro más mundano y funda St. Justin Martyr, un internado masculino que con el tiempo se convertirá en el colegio más exclusivo de los EE.UU.y en cuyas aulas se educarán muchos de los hombres llamados a regir el destino del país. Cincuenta años más tarde un joven profesor del colegio recibirá el encargo de redactar l. a. biografía del carismático fundador y todavía director. Cada uno de los testimonios que va recogiendo de amigos, ex alumnos, colaboradores y familiares le ofrece una visión distinta, a veces opuesta, de Prescott, de sus motivaciones y de los problemas a los que ha tenido que enfrentarse, de sus éxitos y fracasos. A través de esta controvertida figura Auchincloss construye un convincente retrato de las contradicciones de los angeles clase dirigente americana durante los angeles primera mitad del siglo XX.

Publicada por primera vez en 1964, El rector de Justin es probablemente l. a. novela más famosa y apreciada de Louis Auchincloss, heredero literario de Henry James y Edith Wharton y cronista por excelencia de l. a. clase dirigente norteamericana.

Biografía del autor

Louis Auchincloss (1917-2010) nació en Lawrence, Nueva York, en el seno de una de las más importantes familias estadounidenses descendientes de los primeros nobles británicos llegados a las colonias americanas. Se educó en Groton, un exclusivo internado de los angeles costa este, estudió Inglés y Literatura francesa en Yale, donde fue editor de l. a. Yale Literary Magazine, y se graduó en Derecho en l. a. Universidad de Virginia. Ejerció l. a. abogacía en un bufete de Wall road, actividad que compaginó siempre con los angeles literatura.

Los exclusivos ambientes de las altas finanzas, l. a. banca o los angeles administración de los EE. UU., dominados durante muchos años por unas pocas familias, son el mundo elegido por Auchincloss para ambientar sus novelas y al que ha retratado con gran realismo e ironía durante más de sesenta años en una extensa obra que comprende una treintena de novelas y una veintena de libros de relatos, así como otros volúmenes de biografía, crítica literaria e historia. Además de El rector de Justin, (1964) entre sus obras cabe destacar La educación de Oscar Fairfax (1995), La casa de los cinco talentos (1960); Portrait in Brownstone (1962); The residence of the Prophet (1980), Diario de un yuppie (1986); East facet Story (2004) y biografías de personajes como Henry James, Edith Wharton, Theodore Roosevelt o Richelieu. Auchincloss fue también presidente del Museo de los angeles ciudad de Nueva York y de l. a. Academia de las Artes y las Letras. Murió en Nueva York a los ninety two años.

Críticas

«Sólo Auchincloss podía escribir, por comunión de linaje, un texto de semejante naturaleza corrosiva y hacerlo creíble e intemporal.» Robert Saladrigas (La Vanguardia)

«Auchincloss es uno de los más consumados y distinguidos escritores que ha conocido este país. Y El rector de Justin es una pequeña obra maestra de los angeles literatura del siglo XX.»
Jonathan Yardley (The Washington Post)

«Algunos escritores informan, otros instruyen, y otros nos enseñan cuan gratificante puede ser leer buena prosa. Auchincloss hace las tres cosas.» John Kenneth Galbraith

«Un libro entrañable y ambicioso. Su elegancia, gusto e inteligencia deslumbran en cada página, tanto como su certera visión y su habilidad literaria.»
The New Yorker

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By Bob Hicok

ISBN-10: 1556594364

ISBN-13: 9781556594366

ISBN-10: 1556594380

ISBN-13: 9781556594380

National publication Critics Circle Award finalist.

Paterson Award for Literary Excellence.

"What Hicok's getting at [in Elegy Owed] is either the need and the inadequacy of language, the very bluntness of which (talk a few paradox) makes all of it the extra crucial that we interact with it as a precision software, a strength of readability, of (at occasions) lousy grace."—Los Angeles Times

"[A] fluid, soaking up new assortment. . . . hugely recommended."—Library Journal, starred review

When requested in an interview "What could Bob Hicok release from an immense sling shot?" he replied "Bob Hicok." Elegy Owed—Hicok's 8th book—is an existential video game of tornado during which the foundations of mourning are damaged and salvaged, and "you can by no means step into an identical not likely domestic back twice."

From "Notes for a time capsule":

The twig in. i will placed the twig in I hold in my pocket
and my pocket and my eye, my left eye. A cup
of the Ganges and the micro organism from shit
in the Ganges and the besides ablutions of rainbow-
robed Hindus within the Ganges. The dawnline of the mountain
with contrail above like an accessory in a language
too huge for my mouth. A mirror
so whoever opens the prior will see themselves
in the prior and fall again from their face
speaking to them throughout centuries or hours
or the nearnevers . . .

Bob Hicok's labored as an automobile die dressmaker and a working laptop or computer method administrator earlier than turning into an affiliate professor of English at Virginia Tech. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.


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By Julie LeMay

ISBN-10: 160223311X

ISBN-13: 9781602233119

Rooted within the harsh, but appealing panorama of Alaska, this selection of poems is straight away comforting and disquieting, permeated with knowledge, darkness, and resilience. Taken jointly, the poems shape a strong narrative, as Julie Hungiville LeMay relates a private tale of the recurrence of melanoma and interweaves it with an account of her son’s fight with habit. In a global of lots ache, her poems ask, how do we locate that means? the reply, usually, is nature: between “spruce branches that whisper” and “the yellow pleasure / of warblers.” Half-found poems that comprise strains from John Muir's essays are prepared in the course of the e-book like touchstones, whereas different poems invoke the spirit of Wordsworth. LeMay’s voice is exact and transparent, her traces musical and sonically wealthy, making this bold, wide-ranging e-book person who readers won’t quickly forget.

 

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By P. N. Elrod

ISBN-10: 8498001803

ISBN-13: 9788498001808

ADÉNTRATE EN EL MUNDO DEL VAMPIRO DETECTIVE... SI TE ATREVES «Los Archivos vampíricos son un mundo fascinante»—The Midwest ebook evaluate «Este libro satisfará a los amantes más exigentes del género de aventuras»—Big Spring bring in «Fleming es un detective poderoso y entrañable. No querrás perderte ni una sola entrega de los angeles saga»—Cemetery Dance «El ritmo de los angeles narración es rápido e intrigante. Una versión actualizada de las clásicas novelas de detectives»—Science Fiction assessment «Una mezcla excelente de historia detectivesca y elementos sobrenaturales»—Science Fiction Chronicle Comparado con Nosferatu, en esencia, soy un tipo bastante majo. Por supuesto que necesito algo de sangre de vez en cuando, pero nunca tengo los angeles intención de hacerle daño a nadie. Qué pena que haya quien no tenga l. a. misma opinión sobre mí. Ahora tengo un grupo de cazavampiros locos que no dejan de seguirme, armados con cruces, balas de plata y afiladas estacas de madera. ¿Cómo se enteraron de mi existencia? ¿Por qué, y perdón por l. a. expresión, me los angeles tienen jurada y quieren mi sangre? los angeles verdad es que yo no lo sé, pero voy a lograr encontrar respuestas, aunque me cueste l. a. vida... Otra vez.Alma sangrienta es l. a. segunda entrega de los Archivos vampíricos, de P. N. Elrod, una de las sagas más originales y exitosas del género en todo el mundo

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