La Maison de Rendez-Vous and Djinn: Two Novels by Alain Robbe-Grillet

By Alain Robbe-Grillet

L. a. Maison de Rendez-vous

With Hong Kong because the atmosphere, the grasp of the “new novel” creates an international of crime, intrigue, and keenness ruled through woman Ava’s mysterious Blue Villa. The novella unfolds over the process just one night, however the occasions of that evening recur time and again, and an identical moments are defined from the views of other characters. Robbe-Grillet creates an unsettling paintings that demanding situations his readers’ rules approximately subjectivity and objectivity, fiction and truth, and the full means of story-telling.


A haunting, disorienting, brilliantly built novel, Djinn is the tale of a tender guy who joins a clandestine association less than the command of an captivating, androgynous American lady, Djinn. Having agreed to put on darkish glasses and hold a cane like a blind guy, he involves observe, via extraordinary encounters, ordinary visible pictures, and fractured time sequences he stories as a part of his undisclosed venture, that he's, in a feeling, helplessly blind. His look for the which means of his venture and for attainable clues to the id of the mysterious Djinn, turns into a quest for his personal identification in an ever-shifting time-space continuum. His growing to be obsession with fixing the secret turns into the reader’s personal until eventually, via a stunning shift in narrative viewpoint, the reader too turns into misplaced within the measurement among prior and destiny.

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Sleep with the Lights On (Brown and de Luca, Book 1) by Maggie Shayne

By Maggie Shayne

Rachel de Luca has stumbled on great luck writing self-help books. yet her personal blindness and the truth that her afflicted brother has long gone lacking have confident her that optimistic pondering is not anything yet bull.

Her cynicism wavers while a cornea transplant restores her sight. the hot eyes appear to provide her new lifestyles, till they turn out too solid to be precise and she or he starts off seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders - crimes she quickly learns are all too real.

Detective Mason Brown's personal brother lately died, forsaking a terrible mystery. In atonement, Mason donated his brother's organs, notwithstanding he's saved the very fact quiet. Now he desires to aid Rachel locate her brother, but if he discovers the stunning connection among her visions and his personal brother, he by surprise has to do every thing in his energy to save lots of her from a predator who's one way or the other nonetheless looking from past the grave.

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Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

By Jonathan Franzen

Younger Pip Tyler doesn't be aware of who she is. She understands that her actual identify is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in scholar debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her courting together with her mother--her basically family--is damaging. yet she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mom has consistently hid her personal genuine identify, or how she will be able to ever have a standard life.

Enter the Germans. A glancing stumble upon with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South the USA with the daylight undertaking, a firm that traffics in the entire secrets and techniques of the world--including, Pip hopes, the key of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to popularity within the chaos following the autumn of the Berlin Wall. Now at the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is interested in Pip for purposes she doesn't comprehend, and the depth of her reaction to him upends her traditional rules of correct and wrong.

Purity is a dark-hued comedy of younger idealism, severe constancy, and homicide. the writer of The Corrections and Freedom has created one more forged of vividly unique characters, Californians and East Germans, solid mom and dad and undesirable mom and dad, newshounds and leakers, and he follows their intertwining paths via landscapes as modern because the omnipresent web and as old because the conflict among the sexes. Jonathan Franzen is a massive writer of our time, and Purity is his edgiest and such a lot looking out publication but

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The O'Hara Affair (Lissamore, Book 2) (UK Edition) by Kate Thompson

By Kate Thompson

If purely actual existence used to be just like the movies--¦

In the idyllic village of Lissamore at the West Coast of eire, flirty Fleur O'Farrell has what appears an ideal lifestyles. She has the savoir-faire, the cloth cabinet, and her own Mr. great. yet Fleur additionally has an immense center, which ends up in enormous trouble.

When she meets a tender woman whose love-life is a multitude, Fleur unearths herself proffering recommendation anonymously, through the web. And there Fleur uncovers a depressing aspect to her shiny existence upon which she'd particularly fairly now not flip the spotlight--¦

Meanwhile, Dervla Vaughn (nee Kinsella) additionally seems to be dwelling the dream. even though, together with her husband operating away extra frequently than he's at domestic, lifestyles all of sudden doesn't appear so rosy: particularly compared to the upwardly cellular profession of Dervla's sister Río, who has entry all components at the O'Hara Affair - a film according to the lifetime of Scarlett O'Hara's Irish family members, at present being filmed in Lissamore.

Left to maintain a better half's mother being affected by dementia, and along with her once-enviable lifestyles now a specific thing of shreds and patches, Dervla infantrymen on, yet realises that issues have spiralled uncontrolled while her suggestions start to flip murderous--¦

Join The Kinsella Sisters once more, besides a number of latest characters, as they turn out that usually even the main ideal of lives could be something yet easy--¦

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The Summer Snow (Tejada, Book 4) by Rebecca Pawel

By Rebecca Pawel

Within the southern urban of Granada, Spain, bastion of the conservative Catholic aristocracy, worry of the crimson risk continues to be powerful in 1945. One wealthy, smug, aged girl summons the police to her domestic virtually as soon as every week; she is certain Communists are plotting opposed to her. she modifies her will virtually as frequently. whilst she is located useless, the long-suffering neighborhood police can't think that she particularly could have been murdered. yet as her most recent will has vanished, the loss of life needs to be investigated.

Influence is exerted to have Lieutenant Carlos Tejada Alonso y León transferred briefly from Potes, within the northern mountains the place he has been stationed, to take cost as the wealthy previous girl is his grand aunt Rosalia, and one of many leader suspects is his father. The relations expects Tejada to exonerate its participants, yet Tejada is a guy who places accountability first.

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An Irish Country Village by Patrick Taylor

By Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor first charmed readers with An Irish kingdom health professional, a hot and captivating novel within the culture of James Herriot and Jan Karon. Now Taylor returns to the colourful Northern eire group of Ballybucklebo, the place there’s regularly anything brewing underneath the village’s deceptively sleepy surface.

Young general practitioner Barry Laverty has purely simply began his assistantship less than his eccentric mentor, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, yet he already feels correct at domestic in Ballybucklebo. while the unexpected dying of a sufferer casts a cloud over Barry’s popularity, his probabilities of setting up himself within the village are endangered, specifically because the grieving widow is threatening a lawsuit.

Not all their demanding situations are scientific in nature. whilst a grasping developer units his attractions at the very center of the neighborhood, the village pub, it’s as much as the medical professionals to avoid wasting the Black Swan (affectionately identified to the locals because the “Mucky Duck”) from being become an overpriced vacationer capture. finally, the nice voters of Ballybucklebo desire a few position to drink to every other’s health….

Whether you’ve visited some time past, or are researching Ballybucklebo for the 1st time, An Irish kingdom Village is a perfect position for a person searching for wit, heat, and only a contact of blarney.

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Relatos del mar: De Colón a Hemingway by Jules Verne, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe,

By Jules Verne, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Daniel Defoe, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bram Stoker, Herman Melville, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert

«En el camarote, sentados alrededor de una lámpara que, con su luz agonizante, volvía aún más tétrica los angeles oscuridad, todo el mundo tenía algún naufragio o catástrofe que relatar.» Washington Irving, «La travesía»

El 25 de diciembre de 1492 Cristóbal Colón anotaba en su Diario que los angeles nao Santa María acababa de encallar en l. a. costa noroeste de los angeles real República Dominicana. Con este pasaje se inicia nuestra antología de Relatos del mar, preparada por Marta Salís: forty six piezas de distintos géneros, épocas y nacionalidades que ilustran, a través de los angeles narración histórica o los angeles literatura de creación, los angeles fascinación que el mar ha ejercido desde siempre sobre el ser humano.

Memorias de exploradores, capitanes negreros, esclavos y náufragos se combinan con relatos de pescadores, piratas, buscadores de tesoros y simples pasajeros; l. a. dimensión épica convive con l. a. exploración lírica, sin olvidar los buques fantasma y toda los angeles contribución del mar al género fantástico. Veremos a Jack London haciendo surf y a un elegante matrimonio, en un cuento de Scott Fitgerald, a punto de zozobrar, actual y figuradamente, en el curso de una larga travesía. Asistiremos con Turguénev a un incendio en el mar y con Kafka a los angeles confesión de un hombre condenado a vagar en una barca por toda l. a. eternidad… los angeles nómina de autores aquí representados reúne varios nombres clave de l. a. literatura universal.

Autores recogidos en esta antología: Hernando Colón, Alexandre O. Exquemelin, Daniel Defoe, Olaudah Equiano, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Wilhelm Hauff, Hugh Crow, Daniel Tyerman y George Bennet, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Henry Dana, hijo, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Henry James, Benito Pérez Galdós, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Iván S. Turguénev, man de Maupassant, Lev N. Tolstói, Herman Melville, Antón P. Chéjov, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Marcel Schwob, Fritdjof Nansen, Stephen Crane, Rainer Maria Rilke, Winston Churchill, Pío Baroja, Joshua Slocum, Emilio Salgari, Emilia Pardo Bazán, William H. Hodgson, Jack London, Richard Middleton, Maksim Gorki, Saki, Joseph Conrad, Franz Kafka, Liam O’Flaherty, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Roald Dahl.

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Paying Back Jack (Vincent Calvino, Book 10) by Christopher Moore

By Christopher Moore

Christopher G. Moore's prize-winning sequence of crime novels set in Bangkok has been translated into 11 languages and significantly acclaimed worldwide. that includes Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American legal professional operating as a PI within the risky and steamy Thai capital, the books supply gripping plots, interesting characters, and extraordinary perception into one of many world's so much entrancing cities.

In Paying again Jack, Calvino consents to stick with the “minor wife" of a Thai baby-kisser and file on her activities. His shopper is Rick Casey, a shady American whose existence has been darkened through the unsolved homicide of his idealistic son. yet what seems an easy surveillance activity pulls Calvino right into a quest for revenge, in addition to a dangerous net of political allegiance. Calvino narrowly escapes an test on his lifestyles after which avoids being framed for a homicide basically in the course of the calculated lever-pulling of his ally, Thai police colonel, Pratt. yet unknown to our guy in Bangkok, in an nameless residence tower within the middle of the town, a two-man sniper workforce awaits its shot, a shot that might switch every thing. Paying again Jack is vintage Christopher G. Moore: densely-woven, eye-opening, and riveting.

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Los pescadores by Chigozie Obioma

By Chigozie Obioma


«Un espléndido debut: desprende veracidad, y su estilo y su poderoso argumento resultan vertiginosos. Aunque pocas novelas merecen ser definidas como míticas, Los Pescadores es sin duda una de ellas».  

A mediados de los años noventa, Benjamin y sus hermanos observan impotentes cómo su padre se ve forzado a abandonar su hogar en l. a. ciudad de Akure por motivos laborales. Pero a medida que los angeles estricta presencia paterna va difuminándose, los chicos dejan de ir a clase para frecuentar el río, lugar prohibido donde un excéntrico adivino les lanzará una aterradora profecía: el mayor de los muchachos habrá de morir a manos de uno de ellos. Lo que sucede a continuación es un relato mítico, trágico y liberador, capaz de transcender las vidas y los angeles imaginación de personajes y lectores.

Los pescadores plantea una narración common que desvela toda l. a. riqueza cultural de África y sus contradicciones. Con este impactante y evocador debut, Chigozie Obioma se presenta como una de las voces más originales de los angeles literatura moderna en lengua inglesa.

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