Saber perder (Compactos Anagrama) (Spanish Edition) by David Trueba

By David Trueba

Sylvia cumple dieciséis años el día en que comienza esta novela. Para celebrarlo organiza una falsa fiesta que sólo tiene un invitado. Horas después sufrirá un accidente que significará su entrada en los angeles vida adulta. Su padre, Lorenzo, es un hombre separado que trata de tapar los agujeros que el fracaso laboral han causado en su rutina. Ariel Burano es un joven jugador de fútbol que deja Buenos Aires para fichar por un equipo español. los angeles caja de los triunfos no parece difícil de abrir para su superdotada pierna izquierda y será cuestión de tiempo que el estadio coree su nombre. El anciano Leandro, en cambio, es precisamente tiempo lo que no tiene. Estos son los cuatro personajes principales de Saber perder. Con las relaciones entre ellos se trenza un apasionante relato de supervivientes. Una mirada inteligente, llena de humor y emoción, pero que reivindica, por encima de todo, los angeles maravillosa aventura de vivir. El mejor libro del año según El Cultural de El Mundo. Premio de los angeles Crítica 2009.

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Tobacco Brown, a Novel by Richard Shapiro

By Richard Shapiro

Tobacco Brown is the tale of a guy whose brain is fragmenting into wildly disparate items, each one breaking off in its personal conception--psychological drama, brutal fact, mordant satire--but each one incorporating shadows and shards of the others, and every hero of them pushed by way of a similar lousy curse: a necessity to seek out the character of truth.

In the center tale, Barney Kadesh is at the run simply because he has killed... or even he hasn't... his nemesis, the fats fuck. attempting to fee its personal quick deterioration, Barney's brain inspires for him an absolutely fleshed and articulate hallucination: the mythic Civil warfare hero, Tobacco Brown, who assures Barney that he's a genius, and elected of God. which supplies Barney the chic calmness he has been looking. in addition to Pilgrim Fletcher, the woman he loves.

And then electroconvulsive treatment restores Barney's sanity. Which expenses him Tobacco Brown. And confronts him with the loathsome chance of his personal mediocrity. to prevent that, and along with his pre-T.B craftiness quickly reasserting itself, he starts the construction of an immense church, based on a reinventing of Isaac Newton's liked heresy, Arianism. on the guideline, Barney assures his ardent fans, of the church's Prophet, Tobacco Brown.

In the process a sermon to his ecclesia, the Reverend Kadesh relates the story of Lt. Tobias Brown who, looking for his horse, stolen from him on the conflict of Appomattox, encounters Melinda Harkin, a chic and gorgeous girl, her brain fractured via the battle and the dying of her husband in it, who helps herself and her eight-year-old son by means of whoring. yet convincing herself that each guy she brings home--carpet-bagger or Union trooper... or Tobacco Brown--is her misplaced Matthew, miraculously again to her. in spite of the fact that, the beautiful goodness and purity of soul T.B. unearths in Melinda starts off to ease the war's cruelty out of him. And in flip, his love of her and her fiercely protecting boy is ready to raise her fragile veil of madness... till violence places an finish to the not likely yet idyllic family members they've got made for themselves. And units Tobacco Brown off on a occupation of outlawry. That ends along with his virtually self-willed lynching.

With Tobacco Brown long past, and with Barney on a tear, the Author-Narrator of the book--unnamed, unlocated in time or space--himself trying to steer clear of a trip to an ECT unit, slips the fourth wall and into the e-book, hard Barney's goal to be his personal personality.

When Barney turns into extra soreness within the ass than the writer cares to place up with, he maniacally shoves Barney out of the booklet, and files, as a substitute, the Candidian adventures of St. Rover of Galilee, a mongrel puppy canonized through Pope Stephen VI almost immediately after the belief of his Synod Horrenda, then cursed via the brutally formidable Cardinal Sergius to traverse the millennia looking for the real that means of which means. during his pilgrimage he meets clever men--and dogs--from Simeon Stylites to Steven Pinker.

The crucial concentration is still, although, upon the rivalry, eventually savage, among Barney and the Author-Narrator,
to see which ones will keep watch over the publication. And which ones will push the opposite over lunacy's edge.

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Crime and Punishment: A New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky,Michael R. Katz

By Fyodor Dostoevsky,Michael R. Katz

An occasion to be celebrated, a “rare Dostoesvsky translation” (William generators Todd III, Harvard collage) that absolutely captures the literary achievements of the original.

Published to nice acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on worldwide literature and our smooth international, and remains to be recognized all over the world as the fundamental Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its historic, cultural, and non secular dimensions, probing the ethical and moral dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly levels all through his narrative. but, at its middle, this masterpiece of literary realism is eventually an immersive story of ardour and redemption—indeed, "the better of all homicide tales" (Harold Bloom), "most ideal in pacing and constitution. there isn't any extra gripping novel on the earth" (Michael Dirda).

Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes clean lifestyles into this ageless vintage in a glowing new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, refined tones, and crafty humor of Dostoevsky’s magnum opus. Embracing the complicated linguistic combination inherent in glossy literary Russian that has supplied an extremely fertile resource of pictures and diction for Russian writers because the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and check in of the novel’s so much poignant and important passages. delicate to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the unique Russian for the English reader, permitting the textual content to awaken an identical stirring emotional responses because the writer intended.

With its searing and precise portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment may be the translation of selection for years to come.

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Confesiones a Alá: Una novela conmovedora (Narrativa) by Saphia Azzerddine,Purificación Meseguer

By Saphia Azzerddine,Purificación Meseguer

¿Cómo sobrevivir en un mundo donde las mujeres no tienen ningun estatus?

Jbara vive en las montañas del Magreb, entre sus padres, sus cinco hermanos y su rebaño. l. a. pequeña y pobre pastora, reducida al rango de criada por un padre ignorante y brutal, se prostituye a veces por algunas golosinas. Es bella, pero no lo sabe. En un pueblo donde las mujeres, literalmente, no son nada, ella todavía no sabe que su belleza es un poder. Hasta que un día una maleta caída de un coche de turistas americanos le revela otro mundo. Empieza trabajando de mujer de los angeles limpieza para decantarse, poco a poco, por el mundo de los angeles prostitución de lujo, los angeles cárcel, los narcotraficantes.

Un testimonio implacable sobre los angeles opresión de las mujeres. Un grito de rebelión. Pero también, más allá de los angeles desesperación y l. a. miseria, l. a. oración conmovedora de una mujer que se mantiene en pie frente a dios y a los hombres, con un confidente un tanto especial, el mismísimo Alá.

SOBRE los angeles AUTORA

(Agadir, Marruecos, 1981) De ascendencia normanda y marroquí, Saphia Azzeddine vivió su infancia en Agadir y, a partir de los nueve años, en Ferney-Voltaire (Francia). Estudió en los angeles Facultad de Literatura, se licenció en sociología, vivió en Houston, trabajó como assistante diamantaire en Ginebra y se convirtió en periodista, guionista y escritora. Su primera novela, Confesiones a Alá ha sido adaptada al teatro en el pageant Off d’Avignon en 2008, con puesta en escena de Gérard Gélas. En 2009 se currentó en el Théâtre du Petit-Montparnasse y de nuevo en el competition Off d’Avignon y hasta septiembre de 2010 el espectáculo ha estado de gira por Francia, Suiza, Bélgica y Luxemburgo. En 2010, Saphia actuó en los angeles película de Olivier Baroux L’Italien y publicó su tercera novela, l. a. Mecque-Phuket, protagonizada por dos hermanas de origen magrebí. Su segunda novela, Mi padre es mujer de l. a. limpieza, ha sido adaptada al cine en 2010, Saphia ha dirigido este largometraje.

EXTRACTO

Tafafilt es los angeles muerte y, sin embargo, aquí me tocó nacer. Me llamo Jbara. Al parecer, soy muy guapa pero lo desconozco. Me importa un comino ser guapa o no. Soy pobre y vivo en el culo del mundo. Con mi padre, mi madre, mis cuatro hermanos y mis tres hermanas.
Los pobres follamos como animales simplemente porque es gratis.
El caso es que nadie me dijo entonces que period guapa. En mi casa, no decimos ese tipo de cosas. los angeles belleza no cuenta en Tafafilt; no aporta nada.

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Las chicas (Panorama de narrativas) (Spanish Edition) by Emma Cline

By Emma Cline

California. Verano de 1969. Evie, una adolescente insegura y solitaria a punto de adentrarse en el incierto mundo de los adultos, se fija en un grupo de chicas en un parque: visten de un modo descuidado, van descalzas y parecen vivir felices y despreocupadas, al margen de las normas. Días después, un encuentro fortuito propiciará que una de esas chicas ?Suzanne, unos años mayor que ella? l. a. invite a acompañarlas. Viven en un rancho solitario y forman parte de una comuna que gira alrededor de Russell, músico frustrado, carismático, manipulador, líder, gurú.

Fascinada y perpleja, Evie se sumerge en una espiral de drogas psicodélicas y amor libre, de manipulación psychological y sexual, que le hará perder el contacto con su familia y con el mundo external. Y l. a. deriva de esa comuna que deviene secta dominada por una creciente paranoia desembocará en un acto de violencia bestial, extremo?

Esta novela es obra de una debutante que, dada su juventud, ha dejado boquiabierta a l. a. crítica por los angeles inusitada madurez con l. a. que cincela l. a. compleja psicología de sus personajes. Emma Cline construye un retrato excepcional de l. a. fragilidad adolescente y del tormentoso proceso de hacerse adulto. También aborda el tema de l. a. culpa y las decisiones que nos marcarán toda l. a. vida. Y recrea aquellos años de paz y amor, de idealismo hippie, en los que germinaba un lado oscuro, muy oscuro. l. a. autora se inspira libremente en un episodio célebre de los angeles crónica negra americana: l. a. matanza perpetrada por Charles Manson y su extended family. Pero lo que le interesa no es l. a. figura del psicópata demoniaco, sino algo mucho más perturbador: aquellas chicas angelicales que cometieron un crimen atroz y sin embargo durante el juicio no perdían los angeles sonrisa? Sobre ellas ?¿qué les llevó a traspasar los límites?, ¿cuáles fueron las consecuencias de unos actos que las perseguirán siempre?? versa esta novela que deslumbra e inquieta.

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The Bewildered: A Novel by Peter Rock

By Peter Rock

In Portland, Orgeon, 3 highschool friends—Leon, Chris and Kayla—spend their time skateboarding learning overseas languages and classical track, and plotting a shared destiny that would steer clear of the superficiality they witness within the grownup international round them. there's just one grownup they recognize, whom they believe may perhaps carry secrets and techniques worthy knowing.

Natalie lives on my own in a decrepit trailer, but turns out chuffed, and to have few issues. As they befriend her she persuades them to reap copper twine from the excessive pressure electric traces within the geographical region round the urban, until eventually at some point while there's an twist of fate within which Leon is electrocuted. He appears to be like to shake it off, but soon—despite his denials of whatever being wrong—his habit involves resemble Natalie’s in lots of ways.

The secret of what has occurred to Leon (and to Natalie) leads Kayla and Chris on an event that takes them into the realm of a notable workforce of individuals. those humans dwell between us and are virtually very unlikely to acknowledge, but they own varied wishes, and assorted powers. What they don't own is perception into their , or any know-how that they're various. Others are left to ask yourself at—and try to revenue from—the chances those humans comprise. Chris and Kayla are usually not on my own in trying to learn, to exploit, and maybe even to affix their ranks.

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Song of Ashes: A Novel by Phoenix Richardson

By Phoenix Richardson

music of Ashes is a haunting tale a couple of stricken younger woman's frantic quest for a standard, satisfied existence. Her trip, from teenage uprising to doomed younger love, from unmarried motherhood to occasions that eventually seal her destiny and echo in eternity, will exhibit the private type of beauty...only spawn from the inevitable and infrequently tragic squalls of human existence.

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Servant and Mistress by Lucinda Rhys-Evans

By Lucinda Rhys-Evans

A tale of lust and love set in Hong Kong and Japan. An ex-pat educational, Stephen Mason, comes to a decision to show his again on monogamous relationships and examine his submissive facet through writing masochistic fantasies in brief tale shape, and appearing them out with keen girl companions. Like many managed investigations, even if, it is going awry while he falls in love with the single companion he can by no means have.

A colossal, readable tale of obsessive love and off-centre sex.

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Sex and Death in Sigatoka: a report by Ben Stone

By Ben Stone

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On the run, very likely loss of life below bug-infested kudzu warmer than hell, within the hills of a paradise island, South Pacific. again on the lodge, 4 enemy brokers lay useless. they have his handler he has to imagine, and by way of now the single manner domestic feels like an inflatable plastic doughnut after the solar is going down. convinced, this is not your standard holiday-diary by way of a few cashed-up bogan, yet standard isn't really this guy's heart name.

Sex and demise in Sigatoka is one man's undertaking to save lots of his Western global. A literary bombshell of satirical proportions set through the 2009 monetary problem, geo-politics, real-politics, boganomics and old worry of the "other" call for sacrifices be made. Shameless now and then, pinkos and bleeding-hearts will accuse our would-be hero of racism, misogyny, even schizophrenic mania – he accepts that – yet his orders have been transparent. both cease the dominoes falling, or die trying.

Praise for intercourse and loss of life in Sigatoka:

“Think Palahniuk vs Easton Ellis on acid.” Stew

“Outrageously provocative! A bloody-minded satirical romp.” G.C.

“Jaw-dropping political incorrectness shining a brutal gentle on bigotry.” J.E.

“Socio-psychological puzzles no longer for the faint-hearted.” Dr. Lucie

Available at amazon.com and ondemandbooks.com, and in-store at McNally Jackson Books, ny urban. stopover at benstone.com.au for extra information.

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