Remains of Life: A Novel (Modern Chinese Literature from by Wu He,Michael Berry

By Wu He,Michael Berry

On October 27, 1930, in the course of a activities meet at Musha user-friendly institution on an aboriginal reservation within the mountains of Taiwan, a bloody rebellion happened not like something Japan had skilled in its colonial historical past. earlier than midday, the Atayal tribe had slain 100 and thirty-four jap in a headhunting ritual. the japanese spoke back with a defense force of 3 thousand, heavy artillery, airplanes, and across the world banned toxic fuel, bringing the tribe to the threshold of genocide.

Nearly seventy years later, Chen Guocheng, a author referred to as Wu He, or “Dancing Crane,” investigated the lengthy forgotten Musha Incident to look for any survivors and their descendants. the result's Wu He’s novel is still of Life, which imagines the impetus at the back of this traumatic occasion and questions its legitimacy and accuracy. In his novel, Wu He walks a tightrope among the primitive and the civilized, good looks and violence, truth and fiction.His is a distinctive paintings and a milestone in chinese language literature, profitable approximately each significant nationwide literary award upon its e-book in Taiwan, together with the Taipei inventive Writing Award for Literature, the China Times’s Ten most sensible Books of the yr Award, the United Daily Readers’s selection Award, Ming Pao’s Ten top Books of the yr Award, and the Kingstone Award for the main Influential publication of the Year.

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Geometrie di un panorama sconosciuto (Italian Edition) by Vendela Vida,Elena Dal Pra

By Vendela Vida,Elena Dal Pra

Che cosa può fare una giovane donna profondamente ferita negli affetti più cari, se non partire consistent with mete lontane, lontanissime dalle persone e dai luoghi all’origine dei suoi patemi?
È quanto fa l. a. protagonista di queste pagine. Un trolley blu, un anonimo zainetto di tela nera, un biglietto aereo according to Casablanca in tasca, e through dalla Florida, through da una sorella gemella che si è rivelata un doppio cattivo di se stessa, through da un marito che ha mostrato un volto ancora peggiore. Casablanca, però, è una città in cui le avversità – quelle circostanze che, secondo un noto pensiero, ci insegnano a «farci uscire da noi stessi» – sono all’ordine del giorno.
Tutto ha inizio al bancone dell’anonimo albergo dove l. a. giovane donna si reca in keeping with prendere possesso della digicam prenotata poco prima di partire according to il Marocco. Il pace di appoggiare lo zaino sul trolley, di allungarsi verso il bancone, di riempire il modulo con i dati del passaporto, in line with fare un’agghiacciante scoperta: lo zainetto di tela nera non c’è più. Volatilizzato con portatile, portafoglio, carte di credito, contanti, macchina fotografica, attractiveness e tutto il necessario in step with sopravvivere in un paese straniero.
Un’innocente menzogna, affiorata alle labbra giusto in step with a long way colpo sulla polizia – «Io sono una giornalista, una giornalista del long island instances» – dà il through a un crescendo story di equivoci, bugie e fraintendimenti da generare un autentico carosello di fake identità, doppi, travestimenti.
Impadronendosi dell’identità di una giovane donna americana con i capelli castani lisci, gli occhi verdi e una vaga somiglianza con lei (identità che, consistent with quieto vivere, los angeles polizia marocchina le procura), diventa una stand-in, una controfigura di una famosa attrice hollywoodiana e viene coinvolta in una liason con relativo scandalo da rotocalco e ricatto.
Romanzo che costituisce una splendida conferma del talento di Vendela Vida, Geometrie di un landscape sconosciuto è una brillante esplorazione dei misteri dell’identità «raccontata in un unico, lungo, ammaliante piano sequenza. Da leggere in trance, trattenendo il respiro» (Booklist).

«Con i suoi rimandi a Hitchcock e Highsmith, leggere questo romanzo è un vero piacere».
New York Times

«Ogni scrittrice di mystery letterari viene accostata, almeno una volta nella vita se è fortunata, a Patricia Highsmith. Questo è uno dei pochi casi in cui il confronto sembra azzeccato».
Chicago Tribune

«Vendela Vida è autrice di romanzi di stile e atmosfere rarefatti... Le sue protagoniste sono quasi sempre donne alle prese con l’identità, l. a. memoria, l. a. libertà».
Francesca Frediani, D los angeles Repubblica delle Donne

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Green Pearl Odyssey by Reilly Ridgell

By Reilly Ridgell

The tale, set within the mid-1980s, follows a former Peace Corps Volunteer who kills a mobster's son in revenge for the killing of his spouse and brother, then runs to the islands of Micronesia to prevent the mobster's employed killers. The tradition and geography of the islands turn into the backdrop for his flight as he attempts to stick one step prior to his pursuers and care for his personal guilt whilst. the thin island of Majuro, lush Pohnpei with its mysterious Nan Madol ruins, the isolation of the Mortlocks, the shipwrecks of the Truk Lagoon, the crusing canoes of Polowat and Satawal, the stone funds of Yap, and the modernized way of life of Guam all have their elements to play as he jumps from island to island. ultimately, on Guam, he confronts the mob boss and his personal guilt, and attempts to unravel either his actual and emotional dilemmas.

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Solos: A Novel by Kitty Burns Florey

By Kitty Burns Florey

Emily Lime and her both palindromic puppy, Otto, reside in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (zip code 11211), in a hot neighborhood of neighbors and fellow artists. Her existence turns into extra advanced while she falls in love with Marcus, a dog-walker and fellow Scrabble nut, whose father is Emily’s shady ex-husband who desires the cute Emily lifeless. A secret unravels, a worthy misplaced cache of work is located, and Emily’s existence alterations in methods she couldn't have anticipated.

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FLAWED by Heather Herington

By Heather Herington

unsuitable is a faerie story secret for adults, a lush trip via genuine abd spectral worlds. Drawing on Tibetan, First state, and Classical mythology, it tells the tale of 2 families:four generations, torn aside by way of a bad secret.
FLAWED touches at the use of LSD in treating alcoholism, the customarily fantastic line among creative temperament and madness, and the continued debate among allopathic and replacement medicine.

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Age of Decision by Michael Rudasill

By Michael Rudasill

After serving 5 years for a criminal offense he didn't dedicate, Dan Johnston hopes to stick out of hassle. but if Dan’s cousin Pete attacks the Sheriff of Cutler County, Dan needs to struggle to avoid wasting her existence. Enraged by means of Dan’s defiance, Pete threatens to kill Dan’s whole kin.

Two years later, on a nonetheless summer time evening, Pete’s possibility bears lethal fruit. but if evil visits, it leaves unfulfilled. The boy, Danny Johnston, proves too challenging to kill.

Using strive against abilities realized from his violent Uncle Pete through the years of his father’s imprisonment, Danny dispatches specialist hit males as though they have been stumbling schoolboys. Fleeing for his lifestyles, he hitches a trip to Tallahassee with a convalescing rock superstar named Drew Marks. As they pace down the empty road at nighttime hours earlier than sunrise, a 3rd killer runs sizzling on their trail.

If they seize a holiday, they simply may possibly continue to exist the night.

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La guerre des fleurs (Thrillers) (French Edition) by Jane Thynne

By Jane Thynne

Août 1938. Alors que aircraft l. a. risk de l. a. guerre, l’actrice anglaise Clara Vine est en tournage à Paris, ville plus jamais sous tension.
Installée dans l. a. capitale allemande, Clara vit dans l’angoisse depuis qu’elle est dans le collimateur de Joseph Goebbels, de plus en plus soupçonneux à son égard. Il risque de bientôt découvrir qu’elle s’est mêlée à l. a. société berlinoise dans le seul yet de fournir des informations à ses contacts de l’ambassade de Grande-Bretagne…
Le conflit devenant de plus en plus coming near near, Clara est approchée par man Hamilton, un agent anglais infiltré, qui lui confie une venture pour son pays : se lier d’amitié avec Eva Braun, l. a. maîtresse du Führer, et transmettre aux companies britanniques tout ce qu’elle pourra apprendre d’elle.
Clara sait que cette entreprise va de nouveau l’exposer au chance. Mais elle sait également qu’il lui incombera sans doute bientôt de faire tout ce qui sera en son pouvoir pour protéger son pays…

Traduit de l’anglais par Sophie Bastide-Foltz

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Corsica djihad (Policier, thriller) (French Edition) by Rémi Talbi

By Rémi Talbi

Une cellule djihadiste terroriste implantée en Corse ?
Une utopie ? Pas si sûr...

L’émir Ayman Moussab, représentant de l’Etat islamique pour le sud-est de l. a. France, est chargé par son business enterprise de créer des cellules afin de perpétrer des attentats. los angeles Corse est choisie pour cible.

Rémi Talbi publie ici son sixième roman. Arbitre et enseignant de bridge, classificationé en première série, il est également organisateur de tournois, de voyages et de séjours articulés autour du bridge.
Ses romans policiers ont pour los angeles plupart l. a. Corse pour décor, où réside désormais l'auteur.

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Binde zwei Vögel zusammen (German Edition) by Isabelle Lehn

By Isabelle Lehn

Aladdin betreibt das Café am Dorfausgang, aber er hat nur einen einzigen Gast. Konvois und Soldaten sind in den staubigen Straßen, die Häuser haben keine Schlösser, und Aladdin ist schon mehrere Male gestorben.

Aladdin heißt eigentlich Albert und ist Statist in einem bayerischen Trainingscamp für Afghanistansoldaten. Aber ist Albert nicht eigentlich Aladdin? Albert wird sich immer unsicherer und schon bald ist nicht mehr klar, used to be Spiel ist und used to be Ernst -die afghanische Ehefrau, die Blendgranaten, der Sack über dem Kopf?

Isabelle Lehn lässt uns in BINDE ZWEI VÖGEL ZUSAMMEN die Verunsicherung durch Medien und Weltgeschehen spüren. Und vielleicht sind wir alle irgendwie Albert, im deutschen Niemandsland zwischen Krieg und Inszenierung.

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