Touch

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Author: Alexi Zentner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082369
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Touch by Alexi Zentner


Original Title: Touch

"A sublime haunting, a ripping yarn, and a killer debut."—J. Robert Lennon In Sawgamet, a north woods boomtown gone bust, the cold of winter breaks the glass of the schoolhouse thermometer, and the dangers of working in the cuts are overshadowed by the mysteries and magic lurking in the woods. Stephen, a pastor, is at home on the eve of his mother's funeral, thirty years after the mythic summer his grandfather returned to the town in search of his beloved but long-dead wife. And like his grandfather, Stephen is forced to confront the losses of his past. Touch introduces you to a world where monsters and witches oppose singing dogs and golden caribou, where the living and the dead part and meet again in the crippling beauty of winter and the surreal haze of summer.

Les Bois De Sawgamet

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Author: Alexi Zentner
Publisher: JC Lattès
ISBN: 270964519X
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Les Bois De Sawgamet by Alexi Zentner


Original Title: Les Bois De Sawgamet

Stephen, aujourd’hui pasteur, revient sur les lieux de son enfance, au chevet de sa mère mourante, mais aussi afin de reprendre place au sein d’une communauté qui a tant compté pour lui. A Sawgamet, ville champignon fondée dans les forêts du Nord par son grand-père un demi-siècle plus tôt, le froid est si intense pendant l’hiver qu’il brise le verre des thermomètres et la magie des bois est plus à craindre que les dangers du travail de bûcheron. Stephen retrace l’histoire de son grand-père Jeannot et de sa femme bien aimée Martine, la façon dont ils se rencontrèrent et s’aimèrent... Mais à Sawgamet, il y eut aussi la tragique disparition de son père et de sa jeune sœur, emportés sous la glace, lorsqu’il était enfant. Les bois de Sawgamet entraîne le lecteur dans un monde merveilleux et plein de tendresse, où les sorcières des bois et les caribous d’or côtoient des chiens qui chantent, où les vivants et les morts se séparent et se retrouvent dans la beauté stupéfiante de l’hiver. Traduit de l’anglais par Marie-Hélène Dumas

Die Hummerk Nige

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Author: Alexi Zentner
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641208491
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Die Hummerk Nige by Alexi Zentner


Original Title: Die Hummerk Nige

Sie sind die Familie Kings, die Könige von Loosewood Island. Dieser ungestümen Insel zwischen Nova Scotia und Maine. Karg ist es hier, ursprünglich, rau. Doch die Kings sind mit dem Reichtum des Meeres gesegnet und widmen sich hier seit nunmehr dreihundert Jahren dem Hummerfang. Als Brumfitt Kings, der erste der Familie auf die Insel kam, konnte er, so heißt es, das letzte Stück zu Fuß zurücklegen. Denn es gab hier so viele Hummer, sie bildeten mit ihren Panzern eine Brücke und bahnten ihm einen Weg durch das Wasser. Heute will sich Cordelia Kings auf Loosewood Island und als Hummerfischerin behaupten. Sie will beweisen, dass sie die Königin der Insel sein kann: sich selbst, ihrem Vater – und ihrem verheirateten Steuermann. Doch das erweist sich als schwieriger als gedacht, denn seit jeher lastet ein Fluch auf den Kings – und der fordert Opfer, und beeinflusst das Leben der Familie nicht minder als das unergründliche, alles verschlingende Meer ...

Leela S Book A Novel

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Author: Alice Albinia
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393083497
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Leela S Book A Novel by Alice Albinia


Original Title: Leela S Book A Novel

“Steeped in the tradition of the Indian epic, yet modern and vastly entertaining.”—The Times (London) In her fiction debut, Alice Albinia weaves a multithreaded epic tale that encompasses divine saga and familial discord and introduces an unforgettable heroine. Leela—alluring, taciturn, haunted—is moving from New York back to Delhi. Worldly and accomplished, she has been in self-imposed exile from India and her family for decades; twenty-two years earlier, her sister was seduced by the egotistical Vyasa, and the fallout from their relationship drove Leela away. Now an eminent Sanskrit scholar, Vyasa is preparing for his son’s marriage. But when Leela arrives for the wedding, she disrupts the careful choreography of the weekend, with its myriad attendees and their conflicting desires. Gleefully presiding over the drama is Ganesh—divine, elephant-headed scribe of the Mahabharata, India’s great epic. The family may think they have arranged the wedding for their own selfish ends, but according to Ganesh it is he who is directing events—in a bid to save Leela, his beloved heroine, from Vyasa. As the weekend progresses, secret online personas, maternal identities, and poetic authorships are all revealed; boundaries both religious and continental are crossed; and families are ripped apart and brought back together in this vibrant and brilliant celebration of family, love, and storytelling.

The Book That Matters Most A Novel

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Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393253848
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The Book That Matters Most A Novel by Ann Hood


Original Title: The Book That Matters Most A Novel

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

The Book Of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie In Edition Movie Tie In Editions

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Author: Lawrence Hill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393351572
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The Book Of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie In Edition Movie Tie In Editions by Lawrence Hill


Original Title: The Book Of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie In Edition Movie Tie In Editions

Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have). In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.

A Companion To Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Author: Ernest N. Emenyonu
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1847011624
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A Companion To Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Ernest N. Emenyonu


Original Title: A Companion To Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Frontcover -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Narrating the Past: Orality, History & the Production of Knowledge in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- 2. Deconstructing Binary Oppositions of Gender in Purple Hibiscus: A Review of Religious/Traditional Superiority & Silence -- 3. Adichie & the West African Voice: Women & Power in Purple Hibiscus -- 4. Reconstructing Motherhood: A Mutative Reality in Purple Hibiscus -- 5. Ritualized Abuse in Purple Hibiscus -- 6. Dining Room & Kitchen: Food-Related Spaces & their Interfaces with the Female Body in Purple Hibiscus -- 7. The Paradox of Vulnerability: The Child Voice in Purple Hibiscus -- 8. 'Fragile Negotiations': Olanna's Melancholia in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 9. The Biafran War & the Evolution of Domestic Space in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 10. Corruption in Post-Independence Politics: Half of a Yellow Sun as a Reflection of A Man of the People -- 11. Contrasting Gender Roles in Male-Crafted Fiction with Half of a Yellow Sun -- 12. 'A Kind of Paradise': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Claim to Agency, Responsibility & Writing -- 13. Dislocation, Cultural Memory & Transcultural Identity in Select Stories from The Thing Around Your Neck -- 14. 'Reverse Appropriations' & Transplantation in Americanah -- 15. Revisiting Double Consciousness & Relocating the Self in Americanah -- 16. Adichie's Americanah: A Migrant Bildungsroman -- 17. 'Hairitage' Matters: Transitioning & the Third Wave Hair Movement in 'Hair', 'Imitation' & Americanah -- Appendix: The Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Index

La L Gende De Loosewood Island

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Author: Alexi Zentner
Publisher: JC Lattès
ISBN: 2709646846
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La L Gende De Loosewood Island by Alexi Zentner


Original Title: La L Gende De Loosewood Island

La famille Kings habite sur l’île de Loosewood depuis trois cents ans. Les richesses de la mer et l’abondance des homards ont permis à toutes les générations de régner sans partage sur l’activité de la pêche. Après la disparition tragique de son petit frère, Cordelia va reprendre la couronne que lui cède son père. Partagée entre les rivalités avec ses deux sœurs, la lutte farouche qu’il lui faut mener contre les trafiquants de drogue qui transitent dans les eaux poissonneuses de l’île à quelques encablures de la terre ferme et l’amour qu’elle porte au marin de son bateau, la jeune fille doit résister aux dangers qui l’entourent et rendent son avenir incertain. Le récit formidablement réaliste et poétique est nourri des mythes qu’Alexi Zentner sait si bien susciter, comme dans son premier roman, Les Bois de Sawgamet. Il nous offre ici un conte inoubliable. Traduit de l’anglais par Marie-Hélène Dumas

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