Gezeiten: Ein Roman über Chinas verlorene Generation (German by Bei Dao,Helmut Martin,Irmgard E. A. Wiesel

By Bei Dao,Helmut Martin,Irmgard E. A. Wiesel

›Gezeiten‹, der erste Roman von Bei Dao, einem der meistbeachteten Autoren Chinas, spiegelt die verzweifelte scenario junger Intellektueller in der verworrenen finish- und Auflösungsphase der Kulturrevolution.
Die schwierige Liebesgeschichte zwischen einer jungen Frau und einem aus Peking in ein ödes Provinznest strafversetzten Studenten zeigt den Verlust an Hoffnung und Vertrauen, den eine ganze new release erlitten hat.
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Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City (Weatherhead by Kai-cheung Dung,Anders Hansson,Bonnie S. McDougall

By Kai-cheung Dung,Anders Hansson,Bonnie S. McDougall

Kai-cheung Dung is an artistic and prolific writer whose internationally-acclaimed, genre-bending paintings defies conventional acts of illustration and narrative. This soaking up novel top exemplifies his versatility and experimentation, besides China’s quickly evolving literary tradition, merging fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a narrative of succeeding and failing to recapture the issues we lose.

Set within the long-lost urban of Victoria (a fictional global just like modern day Hong Kong), Atlas is written from the unified point of view of destiny archaeologists suffering to rebuild an exhilarating city. Divided into 4 sections—“theory,” “the city,” “streets,” and “signs”—Dung’s novel reimagines Victoria via maps and different old records and artifacts, very like Italo Calvino’s, Jorge Luis Borges’s, and Paul Auster’s quasi-fictional adventures in map-reading and remapping. blending real-world eventualities with in simple terms invented humans and occasions, and incorporating anecdote and genuine and fictional social observation and critique, Dung’s novel demanding situations the illustration of position and heritage and the bounds of technical and medical media in reconstructing that background. twiddling with a number of types and matters, Dung creatively engages with the destiny of Hong Kong for the reason that its British “handover” in 1997, which formally marked the top of colonial rule and the start of an uncharted future.

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Borobudur by Jennifer Mackenzie

By Jennifer Mackenzie

on the time of the development of Borobudur within the 9th century, Buddhism have been validated in Java for numerous centuries. Mackenzie’s "Borobudur", an attractive lengthy poem, tells the tale of its mythical architect, Gunavarman, and of Indonesia’s mystical monument with cultural knowing, sensitivity and nice feeling. Like Gunavarman by way of the poem’s finish, Mackenzie turns into ‘a dot at the horizon’ leaving us stilled in silence.

"Like turning a perfectly textured and wonderfully glazed vessel round and round, the chronology of Jennifer Mackenzie's Borobudur, is improved whereas eluding linearity. Her legend of Gunavarman, Javanese Buddhism's virtually legendary priest-architect, reminds one in all Hesse's Siddhartha with the parallel truth she creates for the book's protagonists. Borobudur is a memorable invention, completely current because it succors either heritage and mind's eye. The poem's tropical atmospheres and correspondingly spiced language, the splendid aspect and layers of tale, girdle the poem because it, in its outstanding stead, encircles the monument which era nearly forgot." ~ Kris Hemensley

Jennifer Mackenzie has a long-standing curiosity in Asia, traveling to India, Indonesia, Cambodia and China. A fascination with outdated Asia resulted in the Borobudur venture, and to a Master's measure at the ancient fiction of Pramoedya Ananta Toer. She lived and labored in China for a number of years, and is at present engaged on an ongoing literary undertaking set in China and Australia. She has kids and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Ich war Jack Mortimer: Roman (German Edition) by Alexander Lernet-Holenia

By Alexander Lernet-Holenia

Wien – Westbahnhof: Ein Taxichauffeur nimmt einen Fahrgast aus dem Pariser Spätzug auf, den er ins inn Bristol bringen soll. Unterwegs bekommt er plötzlich auf seine Fragen keine Antwort mehr und stellt fest, daß er einen Toten durch die nächtliche Stadt fährt. Er hat keine Schüsse gehört, niemanden gesehen. Wird die Polizei ihm glauben, wenn er den Unbekannten auf dem Revier abliefert? Werden sie ihn nicht festnehmen? was once wird aus dem Chauffeur, diesem anständigen Menschen, der Ruf und Existenz in Frage gestellt sieht und der von dem grausigen Ereignis getroffen worden ist wie von einem Steinwurf?
Lernet-Holenia verstrickt den Leser in einen Wirbel wilder Begebenheiten, in ein tolles Gewebe von Abenteuern, geknüpft von einer ironischen und geistreichen Phantasie.
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L'Or de la Dame de Fer (French Edition) by Thierry ROLLET

By Thierry ROLLET

Seul survivant de l’anéantissement de son régiment au strive against de Camerone en 1863, le capitaine Hubert de Zeiss-Willer, presque mourant, est recueilli et sauvé par une tribu d’Indiens Hopis. Ceux-ci lui font découvrir une fabuleuse mine d’or sur leur territoire. Après avoir épousé los angeles fille du chef de l. a. tribu, Hubert de Zeiss-Willer va s’établir à l. a. Guadeloupe, où il meurt quelques années plus tard.
Ayant appris son retour quasi-miraculeux, sa famille, originaire de Lorraine, prend touch avec Chini, l’épouse indienne du capitaine, afin d’obtenir d’elle une aide substantielle pour les aciéries Zeiss-Willer. Elle accepte et leur confie son fils Charles, pour son éducation.
Avec son cousin Jacques, Charles va participer à un grand projet des aciéries Zeiss-Willer : l. a. development de los angeles travel Eiffel. Mais il va surtout être le témoin du destin de los angeles mine d’or, dont sa famille s’efforce de dissimuler l’existence… par un moyen rocambolesque dont le succès et l’avenir demeurent incertains !
Tout en se basant sur l’histoire de los angeles building de l. a. travel Eiffel, le roman plonge ses lecteurs dans une succession d’aventures aux multiples rebondissements, menant les personnages du Mexique à Paris tout en défiant à los angeles fois los angeles likelihood, les autorités et même le contexte de leur propre époque, si riche en expériences diverses.

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Templars in Acadiana: Queen of Heaven Edition by Wilbur Stiles

By Wilbur Stiles

Jesus and Mary Magdalene and a Holy Bloodline family members, the Merovingians, the Franks, St. Bernard, the Knights Templar, Henry Sinclair and the folks who settled Nova Scotia, the Acadians, are they hooked up? Come alongside for an historic trip and realize the facts. you may be surprised on the connections and a few actually awesome discoveries this writer has made about the Cajun humans and their ancestors the Merovingians.

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A Disturbance of Fate, The Presidency of Robert F. Kennedy by Mitchell Freedman

By Mitchell Freedman

“A bold and compulsively page-turning old what-if fiction. . . A remarkably lifelike replacement global tale. . . Unapologetically opinionated, not easy, and notion provoking.”

—Publishers Weekly

“I am easily blown away by means of the mind's eye and scholarship that has long past into Mitchell Freedman's terrific novel, A Disturbance of destiny. exceedingly, Freedman pulls off this historic fable and tells a very attention-grabbing, although very debatable, tale.”

—Dan E. Moldea, writer of The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy

“A Disturbance of destiny is enjoyable and inventive. It provides a desirable extrapolation from what we all know approximately our background and reaffirms the significance of Robert F. Kennedy's legacy and vision.”

—Peter Edelman, writer of attempting to find America's center: RFK and the Renewal of wish, and legislative assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy

“Mitch Freedman has supplied us with an exceptional portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy and the heritage that would have been.”

—Stanley ok. Sheinbaum, writer, New views Quarterly
Center for the learn of Democratic Institutions

“A Disturbance of destiny is a strong and inventive paintings of social realism.”

—Dr. Kevin Starr, kingdom Librarian of California and award-winning writer of the sequence, american citizens and The California Dream

“Whether you settle with Mitch Freedman’s political beliefs or now not, his e-book is a thrilling and resourceful workout in what may have been.”

—The overdue Alan W. Bock, senior editorial author, Orange County sign up and writer of ready to Inhale: The Politics of clinical Marijuana

Enter a heritage the place Robert F. Kennedy was once by no means killed, and the place he went directly to win the Presidency of the USA of the USA.
Contrary to what a few may perhaps think, the time during which RFK survives isn't really tidy and ideal; it's not the utopia that lots of his supporters have come to think over the years.
As in existence, this bold trade historical past twists and turns on the surprises and ironies alongside the way in which. Drawing from political, financial, and cultural developments to color a pragmatic imaginative and prescient of what could have been, A Disturbance of destiny is sure to go away you considering the fluidity of history.

“[Freedman's] is a daring . . . examine an essential era,
when many roads appeared possible.”

—Los Angeles instances Magazine

“A Disturbance of destiny is greater than a ‘disturbance.’ The publication weaves a story that transcends the top of an era...The portrayal of Robert Kennedy is instantaneously, painful, but undeniably picturesque.”

—The overdue Paul Conrad, three-time Pulitzer Prize successful political cartoonist for the la Times

“Mitchell Freedman's A Disturbance of destiny is a unique of marvels: supplying readers a gripping political narrative, vividly discovered in each element, Freedman invitations us to visualize an alternative universe whose origins lie within the epochal yr of 1968 and whose destiny is as unusual and astonishing as historical past itself.”

—Michael Berube, president-elect, glossy Language organization; Joseph Paterno Professor of Literature and Cultural reviews, Penn country collage, and writer of upper schooling less than fireplace: Politics, Economics and the difficulty of the arts

"...(A) noticeably different...(and) bold view of what could have occurred had Robert Kennedy lived...It offers with...every family and international factor, and twenty-plus years of exchange American heritage following Robert Kennedy's election in 1968."

—Jeff Greenfield, writer of Then every little thing replaced: wonderful exchange Histories of yank Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan and exclusive political reporter for CBS News

Mitchell J. Freedman has historical past and political technological know-how levels from Rutgers collage and a legislations measure from California Western university of legislations. He has been released in newspapers and journals on old, political, and constitutional concerns. He lives along with his spouse and young children in Southern California.

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Tobacco Styx Bridge by Enis St. John

By Enis St. John

Harry Stone, retired CIA head, disappears whereas canoeing, and the implications set off a sequence of occasions that draw Charles Abell right into a wave of betrayal, abandonment, and demise. Charles Abell, the dean of the neighborhood university, is combating scandal within the college’s activities software and an opposed flesh presser who's attempting to achieve regulate. particularly unexpectedly, the varsity is obtainable 1000000 buck endowment through the aged Don and Lavinia Cynn, to be achieved upon their demise. 3 weeks later, the Cynns are came upon useless of their domestic. even though the health worker says they've got died of common reasons, the Cynn’s disinherited daughter is convinced that they've been murdered, and she or he intends to turn out it and reclaim her relations fortune from Charles Abell and the school. With the aid of an previous Abbott and Costello regimen, Charles struggles to resolve dying and deceit within the time and tide of Cuckold Creek.

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City of the Gods - Starybogow: Whispers in the Dark by Brandon Rospond

By Brandon Rospond

Amidst the backdrop of japanese Europe within the yr 1500, an earthquake releases factions of the Eldar Gods and Slavic Deities who've battled millenniums for the regulate of humanity. at the cross-roads of empires, political and armed forces forces compete for keep an eye on of a city which incorporates nice treasure and gear when you are prepared to take it. Teutonic Knights, Polish and Lithuanian squaddies, Cossacks, Hanseatic retailers, Templars, Tartars and Imperial spies conflict one another on behalf in their personal ends. This anthology of brief tales brings a number of the most recent and most sensible in excessive myth to begin off this new global of adventure.

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Uncommon Reason: A Novel of Peace in a Time of Conflict, by Colin D. Mallard,David Dalton,Laura Daniel

By Colin D. Mallard,David Dalton,Laura Daniel

This suspense stuffed political thrill invitations the reader down a course of probabilities, beyon the toxic cycles of conflict. What leads a guy to violence and past to peace? Professor David Tremaine, the main not likely of characters to steer the main robust loose country on the earth, turns into the spokesman in answering that query. Laced with phrases of knowledge, this philosophy professor, armed with simply speech, turns into President of the USA throughout the turbulent instances previous Sep 11. David Tremaine by no means anticipated to be drawn right into a worldwide state of affairs of intrigue, corruption, conflict, and terror. President Tremaine attracts from his personal non secular good of a existence lead via cause, compassion, rules of affection, selfless provider, and peace.

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