Golden Boys

With masterful nuance and vividly drawn characters, Sonya Hartnett’s novel visits a suburban local the place mental threat lurks under the surface.

Colt Jenson and his more youthful brother, Bastian, have moved to a brand new, working-class suburb. The Jensons are diverse. Their father, Rex, showers them with presents — toys, motorcycles, all that glitters so much — and makes them the envy of the local. To the neighborhood young ones, the Jensons are a relatives out of a film, and Rex a hero — winning, attentive, appealing, continually there to be in agreement. yet to Colt he is an most unlikely determine: insufferable, suffocating. Has Colt acquired Rex improper, or has he obvious anything in his father that would damage their fragile new lives? This wonderful and unflinching new novel unearths across the world acclaimed writer Sonya Hartnett at her such a lot fascinating and psychologically complicated.

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Apuleius: A Latin Sophist

By S. J. Harrison

This ebook is a reaction to the literary pleasures and scholarly difficulties of studying the texts of Apuleius, most famed for his novel Metamorphoses or Golden Ass. dwelling in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was once greater than an writer of fiction; he was once a consummate orator highbrow, Platonist thinker, notable stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably varied physique of labor, a lot of that's misplaced to us. This ebook is written for these capable of learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are for that reason quoted with out translation (although the place they exist appropriate translations were indicated). during this ebook Dr Harrison has supplied a literary guide to all of the works of Apuleius in addition to the Metamorphoses, and has set his works opposed to their highbrow heritage: not just Apuleius' occupation as a acting highbrow, a sophist, in second-century Roman North Africa, but in addition the bigger modern framework of the Greek moment Sophistic. whereas focusing totally on the texts as literature and literary-historical, the ebook additionally bargains with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to center Platonism.

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The People in the Trees

By Hanya Yanagihara

A most sensible ebook of the yr
The Wall road magazine * Publishers Weekly * Huffington submit * Cosmopolitan
A Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle outstanding Book

It is 1950 while Norton Perina, a tender health care provider, embarks on an day trip to a distant Micronesian island looking for a rumored misplaced tribe. There he encounters an odd team of woodland dwellers who seem to have attained a sort of immortality that preserves the physique yet no longer the brain. Perina uncovers their mystery and returns with it to the United States, the place he quickly unearths nice good fortune. yet his discovery has come at a poor rate, not just for the islanders, yet for Perina himself. Disquieting but exciting, The humans within the Trees is an anthropological experience tale with a profound and tragic imaginative and prescient of what occurs whilst cultures collide. It marks the debut of a amazing new voice in American fiction.

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The Blackstone Chronicles: The Serial Thriller Complete in One Volume

By John Saul

Now, for the 1st time, the recent York instances bestselling serial mystery is entire in a single terrifying quantity. John Saul, the grasp of supernatural suspense, John Saul, brings to chilling lifestyles the small New England city of Blackstone--and the secrets and techniques and sins that lay buried there. . . .

From atop Blackstone's maximum hill, the outdated Asylum casts its shadow over the village. inbuilt the Nineties to deal with the insane, the Asylum has stood vacant for many years. yet now, the wrecker's ball is set to strike--and unharness an ominous evil. unusual presents start to look at the doorsteps of Blackstone's best citizens.

Each bears a mysterious history.

Each brings a frightening energy to harm.

Each unearths one other thread within the suspensefully woven net of . . .

THE BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES

Part I--An Eye for a watch: The Doll
Part II--Twist of destiny: The Locket
Part III--Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame
Part IV--In the Shadow of Evil: The Handkerchief
Part V--Day of Reckoning: The Stereoscope
Part VI--Asylum

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The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought

By Michael Silk, Ingo Gildenhard

The Classical culture: paintings, Literature, Thought provides an authoritative, coherent and wide-ranging consultant to the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western cultures and a ground-breaking reinterpretation of enormous facets of Western tradition as a complete from a classical perspective.

  • Features a special mix of chronological variety, cultural scope, coherent argument, and unified analysis
  • Written in a full of life, enticing, and chic manner
  • Presents an cutting edge evaluation of the afterlife of antiquity
  • Crosses disciplinary limitations to make new feel of a wealthy number of fabric, hardly ever introduced together
  • Fully illustrated with a mixture of colour and black & white images

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Murphy

By Samuel Beckett

Murphy, Samuel Beckett’s first released novel, is determined in London and Dublin, through the first a long time of the Irish Republic. The name personality loves Celia in a “striking case of affection requited” yet needs to first determine himself in London sooner than his meant bride will make the adventure from eire to affix him. Beckett comically describes a few of the schemes that Murphy employs to stretch his meager assets and the interests that he makes use of to fill the hours of his days. finally Murphy lands a role as a nurse at Magdalen psychological Mercyseat clinic, the place he's drawn into the mad global of the sufferers which ends up in a fateful video game of chess. whereas grounded within the comedy and absurdity of a lot of lifestyle, Beckett’s paintings can also be an early exploration of topics that recur all through his whole physique of labor together with sanity and madness and the very which means of life.

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What a Mother Knows: A Novel

By Leslie Lehr

"A fast moving and gripping exploration of a mother's love. a robust affecting novel." —Heather Gudenkauf, ny Times bestselling writer of The Weight of Silence and One Breath Away

How a ways Will a mom visit locate Her Daughter?

Michelle Mason can't keep in mind that day, that force, that terrible crash that killed the younger guy in her vehicle. All she is aware is she's being held dependable, and her daughter is missing.

Despite a shaky marriage, a threatening lawsuit, and troubling flashbacks urgent in on her, Michelle throws herself into looking. Her daughter within the one one who may comprehend what fairly occurred that day, however the deeper Michelle digs, the extra she questions the innocence of these closest to her, even herself. As her seek hurtles towards a shattering revelation, Michelle needs to face the largest problem of her life.

A poignant tale of the unshakable bond among mom and baby, What a mom Knows is ready discovering the fact that can set love free.

"Her characters are so real...They'll stick to you lengthy after the booklet ends." —Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters

"A poignant, robust novel." —Jillian Medoff, bestselling writer of I Couldn't Love You More and Hunger Point

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Laughter in the Dark

By Vladimir Nabokov

Albinus, a decent, middle-aged guy and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his spouse for a lover part his age: Margot, who desires to turn into a film megastar herself. while Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American motion picture manufacturer, catastrophe ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of hope, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set within the movie international of Berlin within the Thirties.

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The Shape of Things to Come

By Maud Casey

Isabelle, a lady in her thirties with none of the trimmings of a grown-up lifestyles, has simply been fired from her activity at a San Francisco mobile corporation. Returning to the midwestern suburb of her formative years, Standardsville, Illinois, she contends along with her relationship unmarried mom, a neighbor who as soon as seemed on The Honeymooners, and an ex-boyfriend. She additionally turns into a mystery shopper for a temp enterprise, posing as various strength tenants for newly equipped suburban groups to entry their unique services.

Enchanted through the possiblities of cover, Isabelle spins an online of lies that retains the realm at a distance until eventually she finds long-kept secrets and techniques that strength her to reconsider every thing she inspiration she knew.

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The Moons of Jupiter

By Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In those piercingly wonderful and without end awesome tales by way of the most acclaimed present practitioners of the paintings of fiction, many stuff take place: there are betrayals and reconciliations, amorous affairs consummated and mourned. however the actual occasions in The Moons Of Jupiter are the ways that the characters are reworked through the years, coming to view their prior selves with an anger, remorse, and limitless compassion that speak themselves to us with electrifying strength.

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