Archive For The “Fiction” Category
By Anita Nair
Whilst commute author Christopher Stewart arrives at a riverside inn in Kerala, India to satisfy Koman, Radha's uncle and a well-known dancer, he enters an international of mask and repressed feelings. From their first assembly, either Radha and her uncle are interested in the enigmatic younger guy together with his cello and his incessant questions about the previous. The triangle fast excludes Shyam, Radha's husband, who can simply watch helplessly as she embraces Chris with a fondness that he hasn't ever been in a position to draw from her. additionally enjoying the position of observer-participant is Koman; his existence tale, because it unfolds, captures the entire nuances and contradictions of the relationships being made--and unmade--in entrance of his eyes.
By John Fante
I had loads of jobs in l. a. Harbor simply because our kin used to be negative and my father was once useless. My first task was once ditchdigging a short while after I graduated from highschool. each evening I couldn’t sleep from the soreness in my again. We have been digging an excavation in an empty lot, there wasn’t any colour, the sunlight got here directly from a cloudless sky, and that i used to be down in that gap digging with huskies who dug with a love for it, continuously guffawing and telling jokes, giggling and smoking sour tobacco.
By Willy van der Heide
Drie jongens mogen als beloning voor een goed rapport een zeereis maken op een nieuwe vrachtboot.
By Dan Fante
Bruno Dante is the easiest boiler-room salesman in la. There's just one challenge: he can't maintain a great factor going. whilst he turns into concerned with a stunning yet risky fellow Orbit computing device offers employee—sexy ex-stripper, gangbanger, and crackhead Jimmi Valiente—Bruno's able to chuck his activity and his most up-to-date twelvestep software. jumping headfirst into an impossibly damaging love-hate courting with the addictive Jimmi, Bruno reveals it's no longer lengthy in any respect prior to his international starts to spiral uncontrolled . . . again.
By Jean-François Parot
Paris, 1774. Commissioner Le Floch's stormy love affair with socialite Julie de Lasterieux has run its direction yet ahead of Nicolas can officially finish the connection, Julie is located murdered in her mattress, a sufferer of poisoning. For now, he keeps the arrogance of even the King, who sends him on a mystery intelligence undertaking. yet a plot is afoot to implicate Nicolas in Julie's demise, and he's quickly scuffling with to discover the perpetrators and transparent his identify.
By Tanya Huff
Most sensible recognized for her Quarters sequence and vampire novels, Tanya Huff shocked critics and fanatics with Valor's Choice, her first army technological know-how fiction novel. This exciting sequel follows the Confederation's research of a possible deserted alien spaceship.
"Solid...entertaining...rousing army adventure." (Locus)
By Robert Lewis Taylor
Loved via hundreds of thousands given that its first book in 1959, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters is the vigorous tale of a 13-year-old boy's adventures on a trip throughout the United States in 1849. This million-copy Pulitzer Prize-winning vintage information the adventure of Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California.
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By William T. Vollmann
During this impressive paintings of fiction, William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye to the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR within the 20th century. Assembling a composite portrait of those warring leviathans and the poor age they outlined, the narrative intertwines stories either actual and fictional—a younger German who joins the SS to show its crimes, generals who collaborate with the enemy for various purposes, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich laboring less than Stalinist oppression. via those and different lives, Vollmann deals a bold and captivating viewpoint on human activities in the course of wartime.
By Daniel Waters
Phoebe Kendall is simply your common Goth woman with a weigh down. He's powerful and silent...and lifeless. everywhere in the nation an odd phenomenon is happening. a few children who die aren't staying lifeless. but if they arrive again to existence they're not an analogous. Feared and misunderstood they're doing their top to combination right into a society that doesn't wish them. The management at Oakvale excessive makes an attempt to be extra welcoming of the "differently biotic." however the scholars don't are looking to take periods or devour within the cafeteria subsequent to an individual who isn't respiring. And there aren't any legislation that exist to guard the "living impaired" from the folks who wish them to disappear-for stable. while Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams the chief of the lifeless children nobody can think it; now not her ally Margi and particularly now not her neighbor Adam the celebrity of the soccer workforce. Adam has emotions for Phoebe that run a lot deeper than simply friendship; he may do something for her. yet what if retaining Tommy is the single factor that might make her satisfied?
By Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
A new novel via the grasp of Iranian letters that at once engages politics in Iran this present day
Ten years within the writing, this fearless novel—so strong it’s banned in Iran—tells the stirring tale of a tortured humans pressured to dwell below successive oppressive regimes.
It starts off on a pitch black, wet evening, whilst there’s a knock at the Colonel’s door. policemen have come to summon him to assemble the tortured physique of his youngest daughter. The Islamic Revolution is devouring its personal childrens. Set over the process a unmarried evening, the radical follows the Colonel as he can pay a bribe to get better his daughter’s physique after which races to bury her prior to sunrise.
As we watch him fight with the loss of life of his blameless baby, we discover him wracked with guilt and anger over the of his state, fairly as represented by means of his personal youngsters: a son who fell throughout the 1979 revolution; one other pushed to insanity after being tortured through the Shah’s regime; a 3rd who went off to martyr himself scuffling with for the ayatollahs of their battle opposed to Iraq; one murdered daughter, and one other who survives via being married to a merciless opportunist.
An tremendously robust novel approximately country, historical past and kin, The Colonel is a startling illumination of the results of years of oppression and political upheaval in Iran.