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Turkana Boy by Jean-François Beauchemin

By Jean-François Beauchemin

Pour son cinquième roman, Jean-François Beauchemin nous invite à partager l’intimité de monsieur Bartolomé, qui, à l. a. suite du décès de son jeune fils, half à l. a. recherche de ce qu’il doit faire avec son âme. Que ce soit à l. a. ville, à l. a. campagne ou sur le bord de l’océan, sa quête l’amène à s’émerveiller devant les beautés de l. a. nature sans toutefois en percer tous les mystères.

Dans ce roman contemplatif à los angeles prose poétique, Jean-François Beauchemin aborde los angeles query de l’évolution humaine, d’où l. a. référence au Turkana Boy, qui est en fait le nom donné aux restes d’un jeune garçon ayant vécu en Afrique il y a plus d’un million d’années. Le passage des millénaires a-t-il changé quelque selected au sentiment humain face à l. a. perte des liens du sang ?

Monsieur Bartolomé coule des jours paisibles en compagnie de son fils jusqu’au jour où celui-ci disparaît mystérieusement. Ce fils qui le tenait parmi les hommes n’est plus. Son départ marque le début d’une quête chez monsieur Bartolomé à propos de l. a. vie et de son essence. Guidé par son intuition, il tentera de chercher des réponses à ses questions dans l’observation minutieuse de son environnement. Constamment habité par le memento de son fils perdu, il souhaite transcender sa douleur en allant à los angeles rencontre de quelque selected de plus grand que lui-même.

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All the Things You Are by Declan Hughes

By Declan Hughes

Approximately to show 40, her younger desires of turning into an actress deserted, there's doubtless in her brain that suburban spouse and mother-of-two Clare Taylor has settled. A wild week in Chicago can have shaken issues up a piece, yet as she turns her key in her Madison, Wisconsin domestic at the eve of Hallowe'en, she understands that what occurred along with her ex used to be not anything greater than a distraction, that this can be the place her lifestyles is. other than it's all long past. The furnishings long gone, the home stripped, her husband Danny, her daughters, all long past; no message; no observe, not anything. outdoor in the dead of night, trying to find an indication, she steps in a single: the eviscerated physique of the kin puppy. by means of sunrise subsequent morning, her supposedly mortgage-free domestic has been foreclosed opposed to, one among Danny's early life pals lies lifeless in her yard, and Clare is stuck up in a nightmare that begun along with her husband on Hallowe'en evening, 1976. A nightmare that reaches its terrifying climax thirty-five years later.

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A Dream of Horses & Other Stories by Aashish Kaul

By Aashish Kaul

The tales during this assortment draw variously at the topics of affection and loss, Taoist metaphors, socio-political matters, and the writer's position and function on the planet. Literary and complicated but available and fast paced, every one tale differs extensively standard, motivation, philosophy, and denouement from all of the others. the gathering encompasses topographies and areas from China to France, and eire to India.

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Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

By Malcolm Lowry

The acclaimed vintage approximately one deadly day in a small Mexican city, hailed by way of the fashionable Libraryas one of many 100 most sensible English novels of the 20th century

Former British consul Geoffrey Firmin lives by myself along with his demons within the shadow of 2 energetic volcanoes in South critical Mexico. Gripped via alcoholism, Geoffrey makes one final attempt to salvage his crumbling existence at the day that his ex-wife, Yvonne, arrives on the town. It's the Day of the useless, 1938. The couple desires to revive their marriage and undo the wrongs in their prior, yet they quickly detect that they've stumbled into the inaccurate position and time, the place not just Geoffrey and Yvonne, however the global itself is at the fringe of Armageddon.

Hailed by way of the recent York instances as "one of the towering novels of [the 20th] century," lower than the Volcano stands as an iconic and richly drawn instance of the trendy novel at its such a lot lyrical.

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The Black Butterfly by Shirley Reva Vernick

By Shirley Reva Vernick

Penny is livid, and who can blame her? She has to spend Christmas holiday by myself on the Black Butterfly, an previous resort on the coldest, bleakest fringe of America—the coast of Maine. This "vacation" is the brainchild of Penny's flaky mom, who's at the different facet of the rustic looking ghosts. Penny probably doesn't think in spirits. Or love. Or kin. until eventually, that's, she discovers very genuine apparitions which simply she will be able to see…and meets George, the good-looking son of the inn's owner…and crashes into a few mind-blowing kin secrets and techniques. If purely Ghost woman didn't wish Penny lifeless. If basically George have been the tiniest bit open to believing. If in basic terms she may inform her mom. Then probably this would nonetheless be a holiday. yet it's no longer. It's a race for her existence, her past love, and her sanity.

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Snow in August by Pete Hamill

By Pete Hamill

Within the yr 1947, Michael Devlin, 11 years outdated and 100% American-Irish, is set to forge a unprecedented bond with a refugee of battle named Rabbi Judah Hirsch. status united opposed to a standard enemy, they'll summon from old resources an influence in desperately brief offer in glossy Brooklyn-a strength that's forgotten by means of lots of the global yet is understood to believers as magic.

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Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1) by Stuart MacBride

By Stuart MacBride

The debut mystery from a shiny new Scottish expertise set to rival Ian Rankin. It's DS Logan McRae's first day again at the task after a yr off at the in poor health, and it couldn't get a lot worse. Four-year-old David Reid's physique is came across in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and decades useless. There's a killer stalking the Granite urban and the neighborhood media are baying for blood.If that wasn't sufficient, Logan additionally has to deal with a brand new boss, DI Insch, who doesn't endure fools gladly and thinks everyone's a idiot, and his personal ex-girlfriend, the gorgeous yet cold Isobel MacAlister, who additionally occurs to be the manager pathologist. the single excellent news is WPC 'Ball Breaker' Watson, Logan's new parent angel.The lifeless are piling up within the morgue nearly as speedy because the snow at the streets, and Logan is aware time is operating out. extra youngsters are going lacking. extra are going to die. If Logan isn't cautious, he's going to finish up becoming a member of them.Set in Aberdeen, the place the wet season lasts all 12 months, felony gangs vie for supremacy at the streets and the oil brings an inflow of wealth and vice, it is a gritty, strong and page-turning debut mystery by means of a author with a superbly observant eye and a generally Scottish experience of gallows humour.

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El secreto del gazpacho by Gervasio Posadas

By Gervasio Posadas

Rodrigo Alonso, un publicitario de éxito que ha pasado ya los angeles barrera de los cuarenta, ve que los angeles edad de oro de los angeles publicidad pertenece al pasado. Su challenge se agudiza y concluye con el abandono de los angeles agencia en los angeles que trabaja. Puede ser el inicio de una nueva vida, pero lo que no se espera de ningún modo este cuarentón recién liberado, que se concentra inútilmente en los angeles escritura de un libro de autoayuda sobre el hombre de nuestro tiempo, es verse involucrado en una conspiración para dominar el mundo de una secta pitagórica que le confunde con los angeles reencarnación de su mítico fundador. A partir de ese momento se ve envuelto en un torbellino de variadas desgracias y disparates. Para intentar librarse de este embrollo necesitará los angeles ayuda del más variopinto grupo de colaboradores. Sátira de los angeles publicidad, los libros de autoayuda, el ocultismo, el ligue cibernético, las novelas de enigma histórico con templarios y rosacruces y un sinfín de tendencias contemporáneas, esta novela encierra en sus páginas más humor que los angeles más loca comedia y más aventuras que el más desenfrenado mystery.

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The Journal of Albion Moonlight by Kenneth Patchen

By Kenneth Patchen

A chronicle of violent fury and compassion, written whilst Surrealism used to be nonetheless full of life and doing conflict with psychotic "reality," The magazine of Albion Moonlight is the yank monument to engagement.

Kenneth Patchen units off on an allegorical trip of his personal during which the some distance barriers of affection and homicide, insanity and intercourse are sensually explored. His is the story of a disordered pilgrimage to H. Roivas (Heavenly Savior) during which the deranged responses of people aspect up the outer insanity from which they derive in a extra innovative method that social protest typically allows.

Like Camus, Kenneth Patchen is anti-cool, anti-hip, anti-beat.

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