Download PDF by Ken Follett,Joost van der Meer,William Oostendorp: Val der titanen (Century) (Dutch Edition)

By Ken Follett,Joost van der Meer,William Oostendorp

In 1911 verandert de wereld voorgoed. Arbeiders laten zich niet langer onderdrukken, vrouwen eisen hun rechten op, de rijke aristocratie kan haar macht niet langer handhaven. En overal fluisteren diplomaten elkaar woorden in die het lot van miljoenen mensen over de hele wereld zullen veranderen. Aan de vooravond van de Eerste Wereldoorlog proberen acht mensen hun weg in hun roerige wereld te vinden. Ieder op hun eigen manier dragen zij bij aan een titanenstrijd die zijn weerga niet kent…

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Download e-book for iPad: Dancing in the Baron's Shadow: A Novel by Fabienne Josaphat

By Fabienne Josaphat

Haiti, 1965. Francois Duvalier, referred to as Papa document, is the impoverished island nation's brutal dictator. Relentless curfews, and Papa Doc's terrifying Tonton Macoutes defense force, have made lifestyles in Port-au-Prince more and more tough for suffering taxi motive force Raymond L'Eveillé. however it is Raymond's brother, Nicolas, a prosperous professor on the neighborhood collage, who's stirring up difficulty. A mystery manifesto penned through Nicolas is rallying competition to Papa document. After a tip-off from a disgruntled scholar, Nicolas' house is raided and the manifesto found, touchdown him in castle Dimanche, a infamous, disease-ridden criminal many input yet few ever go away. in the meantime, Raymond's spouse leaves him, taking their youngsters and escaping the island. together with his kinfolk long past, Raymond will get himself arrested as a part of a death-defying plan to damage his brother out of jail.

Fabienne Josaphat's electrical prose brings to lifestyles a scary and never so far-off time in Haiti's previous whereas exploring the simplest and worst of humanity. the unconventional examines power's tendency to deprave, the impulse of nationalistic satisfaction, and, especially, the human wish to live to tell the tale, whereas describing in rigorous element the surprising realities of existence within the Baron's shadow.

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Download PDF by Marko Ferst,Andreas Erdmann,Monika Jarju: Die Ostroute: Erzählungen (German Edition)

By Marko Ferst,Andreas Erdmann,Monika Jarju

Der Band beginnt und endet mit einer Erzählung über Wölfe. In der einen werden sie gnadenlos verfolgt, in der anderen sorgt ein Rudel weißer Tundrawölfe für arktische Jagdszenen. Andernorts kommt eine Ostroute ins Spiel. Wir erfahren mehr über das Schicksal eines jungen Rauschgiftkuriers im Iran, wie über seinen Lebensweg der Stoff der Stoffe richtet. Ein Ostseesturm sorgt für eine risikoreiche Segeltour. Von allerlei sonderbaren Abwegen weiß die Erzählung „Genervtes Anstehen für Liebe“ aus Bulgarien zu berichten. Zur Sprache kommen die Erfahrungen von Heimkindern in der frühen Bundesrepublik. Grenzübertritte zwischen Ost und West und deren Folgen sind im Blick zweier anderer Beiträge. Wie guy ganz felony schwarzfährt, erläutert Johannes Bettisch. used to be passiert, wenn guy ganz unerwartet von seinem chinesischen Firmenpartner zum Tanz aufgefordert wird?

Der Band enthält Erzählungen von Ali Amini, Johannes Bettisch, Andreas Erdmann, Marko Ferst, Elisabeth Hackel, Karin Heinrich, Monika Jarju, Tengis Khachapuridse, Norbert Klatt, Christine Koch, Carmen Mayer, Heide Rabe, Hans Sonntag, Dimil Stoilov, Lore Tomalla, Günter Wirtz, Gisela Witte und Angelika Zöllner.

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New PDF release: Olivas Garten: Roman (Eichborn digital ebook) (German

By Alida Bremer

WIE MEINE FAMILIE KROATIEN ÜBERLEBTE.

Die Erzählerin, die seit langem schon in Deutschland lebt, erfährt eines Tages, dass sie von ihrer Großmutter einen Olivenhain geerbt hat, in Vodice, an der östlichen Adriaküste. Sie weiß genau: Das wird ein waghalsiges Abenteuer werden, eine Don Quichotterie gegen die eigenwillige südländische Bürokratie. Es wird Chaos, Leidenschaften, Lachen, Tränen und viel zu Essen geben.

Von ihrem vorbildlich organisierten norddeutschen Ehemann unterstützt, macht sie sich auf in die Sehnsuchtslandschaft ihrer Vergangenheit. Sie taucht ein in die hinreißenden Erzählungen ihrer weitverzweigten Familie. Und in die grausamen Auseinandersetzungen eines blutigen Jahrhunderts.

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Download PDF by Stephen Graham Jones: Ledfeather

By Stephen Graham Jones

After burning up the blacktop in New Mexico with The speedy crimson Road and rewriting Indian heritage at the nice Plains with The fowl is Gone, Stephen Graham Jones now takes us to Montana. Set on a Blackfeet Indian reservation, the lifetime of one Indian boy, Doby Saxon, is laid naked in the course of the eyes of these who witness it: his near-death event, his suicide makes an attempt, his short glimpse of victory, and the pointless demise of 1 of his most sensible friends.

 

But via Doby there emerges a connection to the previous, to an Indian Agent who served the us govt over a century ahead of. This revelation ends up in one other and one other till it turns into transparent that the selections of this unmarried Indian Agent have impacted the lives of generations of Blackfeet Indians. And the lifetime of Doby Saxon, a boy status in the midst of the line at evening, his arms balled into fists, the reservation wheeling throughout him just like the complete of Blackfeet heritage hurtling in the direction of him.

 

Jones’s superbly advanced novel is a narrative of existence, loss of life, love, and the binds that bind us not just to what has been, yet what's going to be: the ability of 1 second, the load of 1 determination, the inevitability of 1 end result, and the cost of one life.

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Leonardo Padura,Anna Kushner's The Man Who Loved Dogs PDF

By Leonardo Padura,Anna Kushner

The tale of Ramon Mercader, the murderer of Trotsky. relocating seamlessly among Cuba the place Mercader lived out the final years of his existence, Mercader’s early years in Spain and France, and Trotsky’s lengthy years of exile, it's the tale of revolutions fought and betrayed, the ways that men’s which men’s political convictions are continuously confirmed and manipulated.

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Get Negra (Narrativas hispánicas) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Wendy Guerra

Nirvana del Risco es l. a. primera heroína negra cubana que se muestra desnuda, abierta y descarnada ante lo que por prejuicios muchos esconden: los angeles bisexualidad, el racismo, l. a. política, el miedo y l. a. cercana intimidad con el enemigo. Hija de los angeles generación de los años 60 y rebelde protagonista habanera en los 2000, recorre el camino entre lo prohibido y lo sagrado, revelando así ocultas recetas asentadas en una cultura afrocubana (Regla de Ocha). Rituales que van desde l. a. dinástica brujería cubana, aquella que pocos aceptan abiertamente y se united states en rituales y conjuros cotidianos, hasta el complejo equilibrismo entre raza, sexo, política y religión. Nirvana huye del oráculo convencida de que el culto afrocubano conserva los angeles leyenda de su vida, pero make a decision liberarse y cambiar las reglas, desobedecer l. a. letra que le dictan los orishas, retirando así de su vida los antídotos a terribles designios que los angeles acompañan desde su nacimiento. Condimentos endémicos, acentos oriundos y sensuales, sabores agridulces y tropicales revelan una parte escondida de l. a. mezclada nacionalidad cubana. A esta modelo criolla e ilustrada se le presenta un camino épico, único y oscuro que atraviesa con arrojo, ruta pasional entre Cuba y Francia, donde intenta asentarse, derribando tópicos y rompiendo los estigmas que significan ser hoy en el mundo una hermosa mujer cubana y negra como los angeles noche. El destino trágico de esta heroína narra una parte good y poco explorada por l. a. literatura femenina latinoamericana. Con un lenguaje mágico y contemporáneo, l. a. autora nos invita a un viaje singular bañado por sublimes Lágrimas negras. l. a. palabra «Negra» es para algunos un término tabú; para los angeles protagonista de esta espléndida novela contiene toda l. a. música, el sabor y el sentimiento de su cuerpo, su alma y su nación.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Double Crown: Secret Writings of the Female Pharaoh by Marié Heese

By Marié Heese

This gripping novel is the attention-grabbing and real tale of Hatshepsut, the feminine pharaoh who governed over Egypt for 2 a long time round 1500 BC. The “double crown” refers to her reign over top and reduce Egypt, but in addition the twin nature of her existence: Pharaoh and girl in a single individual. She relates her tale in a chain of scrolls, with additions by way of her scribe (to whom she has given the scrolls for safekeeping). We examine the grievous lack of her kids; her thwarted love for Senenmut; the suspicion that impairs her judgement and at last results in the loss of life of her pal, the dependable Khani. How Hatshepsut grew to become pharaoh, and why her identify used to be expunged from her temples and obelisks after her loss of life, is the topic of this novel. a colourful and poignant portrayal of an formidable and brave girl and the betrayals she faces, either as a girl and a ruler. (Most of the characters within the novel are recorded in historical past, merely approximately 20 are fictional. however the fusion of fiction and non-fiction is seamless. The dwarf Bek and his spouse, who're fictional, are as convincing as Hatshepsut’s nurse, who's an historic figure.)Dan Lazar, Heese’s US agent, rightly calls her “a literary stylist with advertisement chops”.

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House of Names by Colm Tóibín PDF

By Colm Tóibín

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'They reduce her hair sooner than they dragged her to where of sacrifice. Her mouth was once gagged to forestall her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. still, they heard her muffled screams.'

On the day of his daughter's marriage ceremony, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice.

His daughter is ended in her loss of life, and Agamemnon leads his military into conflict, the place he's rewarded with wonderful victory.

Three years later, he returns domestic and his murderous motion has set the whole kin - mom, brother, sister - on a course of intimate violence, as they input an international of hushed instructions and soundless trips throughout the palace's dungeons and bedchambers. As his spouse seeks his dying, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family's video game of innocence whereas his son, Orestes, is shipped into bewildering, scary exile the place survival is much from definite. Out in their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes needs to give you the option to correct those wrongs of the previous no matter if it capability committing themselves to a bad, barbarous act.

House of Names is a narrative of extreme longing and stunning betrayal. it's a paintings of serious good looks, and bold, from one in all our most interesting residing writers.

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Download PDF by Ezzat El Kamhawi: House of the Wolf: An Egyptian Novel

By Ezzat El Kamhawi

Winner of the 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, this novel is decided in an idyllic Egyptian village from the time it used to be found through Muhammad Ali’s challenge within the early 19th century to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, movingly intertwining occasions at the international scene with the existence dramas of its protagonists. the tale opens with the pivotal personality, Mubarka al-Fuli, now a grandmother and matriarch, desirous to dictate a letter to God for her grandson to ship to the Almighty via e-mail. we're then ushered again in time to Mubarka’s fiery formative years and her painfully aborted romance with Muntasir, son of the village’s deceased yet mythical strongman. The moving fortunes of the al-Deeb extended family have an effect on each element of its participants’ lives, from their sexual vulnerabilities to the grief of loss, the uncertainties of a altering international, and the heartaches born of betrayal, and love unfulfilled.

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