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Blonde Roots

Author : Bernardine Evaristo
ISBN : 1440697604
Genre : Fiction
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The most provocative debut novel of the year, "a dizzying satire" (The New Yorker) that "boldly turns history on its head" (Elle). What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? How would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers today? We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and taken to the New World, movingly recounting experiences of tremendous hardship and the dreams of the people she has left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom. A poignant and dramatic story grounded in provocative ideas, Blonde Roots is a genuinely original, profoundly imaginative novel.

Fiction Unbound

Author : Sebnem Toplu
ISBN : 9781443832694
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book covers all Bernardine Evaristo’s major works: Lara (1997) and Lara (2009), The Emperor’s Babe, Soul Tourists, Blonde Roots and Hello Mum. Each chapter focuses on a particular novel, combining a close analysis of the author’s technique with a penetrating understanding of the basic themes which underlie all of Evaristo’s work. This monograph exposes that Evaristo is not simply interested in “multicultural” issues; to label them as such is to overlook her achievement as a novelist. It shows instead how Evaristo combines apparently disparate elements—for example, historical research with late-twentieth century allusions in a narrative such as The Emperor’s Babe—to show how African-Caribbeans have been coming to Britain for thousands of years. Yet Evaristo is not just interested in the African-Caribbean experience; this book shows how she tries to question those basic concepts—for example “Englishness” or “patriotism”—which lie at the heart of mainstream white culture in contemporary Britain. It argues that Evaristo is interested in alternative constructions—not only of nationalism, but of other basic issues such as race, gender and class. Her books give the chance for hitherto marginalized characters—slaves, women, or victims of a patriarchal world—to tell their stories and postulate alternative views of the world they live in. Above all, this monograph shows how Evaristo refuses to be pigeon-holed; she is not simply “a black British writer,” but someone who focuses on the interconnectedness of society. This book calls for readers to adopt a more enlightened approach, not only to issues of culture and identity, but to the work of Evaristo as a whole.

Blonde Like Me

Author : Natalia Ilyin
ISBN : 9780684852140
Genre : Social Science
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Looks at the American attitude towards blondes and personal appearance in general

Cultural Migrations And Gendered Subjects

Author : Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego
ISBN : 9781443827782
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The present volume explores through cultural and literary representations the contributions of women to the construction of knowledge in an ever changing, global world as migrant subjects. The essays contained in this book also focus on the female body as a site of physical violence and abuse, fighting prevalent stereotypes about women’s representations and identities. This collection intends to enter a forum of discussion in which the colonial past serves as a point of reference for the analysis of contemporary issues. Women’s strategies for building possible identities are seen to be based on their own experiences, seeking the ways in which the public marking and marketing of the female body within the western male imaginary contributes to the making of women’s social and personal identities. The different articles contained in this volume examine issues of gender and boundaries, the realities of women as colonial and postcolonial subjects, and darker realities such as alienation and discrimination as a result of migration, racism, and colonization analysed through a variety of critical perspectives. The gendered, raced, classed dimensions and mixed heritages not only of white women but also of women of the African Diaspora; these are important issues for the construction of knowledge and identity in our present multicultural societies, and can potentially change the ways we conceptualize, situate and engage the humanities in our scholarly work and in our social and cultural policies. These women, their presumed sexuality and their capacity to produce hybrid subjects, as well as their supposed irrationality make them a singularly disruptive figure in our contemporary world; this interpretation has its roots in the treatment of women in colonial times, especially when they were out of the margins of respectable society. The volume is addressed to a wide readership, both scholarly and those interested in investigating the dynamics of the social and cultural conceptualizations of our multicultural and multiethnic contemporary societies, marked by the intercultural exchanges of migratory subjects from a gender perspective.

Blue Eyed Blonde

Author : Sherman D. Manning
ISBN : 9780974326047
Genre : Fiction
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Sex, Love, Rock & Roll; Jeremy Shackelford has a passion for Justice. This is Sherman Mannings brand new book. A blast. Manning is a master of Generation X writers.In this sensational book, Jeremy Shackelford is a stud, a jock and a fraternity leader. He graduates Magna Cum Laude from U. C. Davis in California . . . He interned at the State Capitol for the Terminator. Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Terry Semel and Marc Cuban all gave Jeremy lucrative job offers. But Jeremy Shackelford is a podcaster, a blogger, an iPodder and the Editor of the Sacramento Bee Newspaper. He kicks it with Marcus Pinkus, Victor Rasuk, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Curry, Josh Davis, Dennis Lloyd and Trent Reznor. In the process of wining, dining, sex, drugs, rock and roll, Jeremy stumbles upon some information . . . A powerful secret. His journalistic discovery; could be deadly . . .

Dark At The Roots

Author : Sarah Thyre
ISBN : 9781619020276
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a middle child raised middle class and stuck out in the middle of Louisiana, hilarious writer and actress Sarah Thyre often found her in-between existence far less than desirable. Even from a young age, Sarah found ways of shirking her own hated identity whether by stealing someone else's or lying about her own. She changed her name, claimed to be a great outdoorsman, and solicited donations for her favorite charity which turned out to be, in fact, her. In addition, Sarah lived through the violent struggles between her parents and their often troubled finances, and the stories with which she emerged populate this charming memoir.

Beyond The Blonde

Author : Kathleen Flynn-Hui
ISBN : 9780446543767
Genre : Fiction
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The Devil Wears Prada meets Steel Magnolias in this fictionalized account of the real-life rise of Kathleen Flynn-Hui, star of the hot Manhattan Salon AKS. Welcome to Jean-Luc, New Yorks hottest salon of the minute, where high above Madison Avenue, Georgia Watkinsstar coloristtends to the hair of socialites, actresses, models and moguls.Georgia wasnt born to the Manhattan elite, but she was born to color hair; back in rural New Hampshire, her single mother struggled to pay rent on her own small-town beauty parlor and keep her family afloat. But Georgia wanted more. And so, after a stint at Wilfred Academy, Georgia landed a job at Jean-Luc and moved to New York City. Thrust into a glitzy, glittering over-the-top world, Georgia finds herself highlighting dogs hair to match that of their owners, making house calls to the Hamptons, and barely batting a well-groomed eyelash at a thousand dollar tip. A rising star in the salon, Georgia is far too busy for romance or even a day offuntil she finds that her quiet, handsome colleague Massimo has more to offer than styling pointers.But when Jean-Luc betrays them, Georgia finds her loyalty and her love are put to the test, and she must depend on the most unlikely sources to help her navigate the ugly side of the world of beauty.

Wild Irish Roots

Author : Tricia O'Malley
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Genre : Fiction
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Margaret O’Brien’s life is about to change. Growing up in the small town of Grace’s Cove, Margaret never knew that she was different. She didn’t understand why people were unnerved by her ability to see what others could not. When her mother explains that she is special, gifted, her world shifts forever. Desperately wanting to be normal, Margaret is determined to seal that part of herself away. It seems as though she might succeed – until Sean Burke steps into her life. Sean is an apprentice on a fishing boat and is pursuing his dream of running his own fishing business. Tales of the fish pulled from the rumored-to-be-enchanted cove are legendary across Ireland, and Sean is determined to learn its secrets. What he doesn't expect is to be blindsided by his love for Margaret. Helpless to stop loving Sean, but unable to confess to her shameful secret, Margaret must face the truth about herself – or run away from it forever. From New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O'Malley, comes a new romance series set on the rocky shores of Ireland. Wild Irish Roots: Prequel to the Mystic Cove Series Wild Irish Heart: Book 1 in the Mystic Cove Series Wild Irish Eyes: Book 2 in the Mystic Cove Series Keywords: paranormal romance, irish romance, new adult romance, coming of age romance, witches, magic, fairy, pirate romance

Roots Of Evil

Author : Sarah Rayne
ISBN : 9781847396631
Genre : Fiction
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'She has a crisp and intelligent style, and a real way with tension' MO HAYDER When schoolteacher Trixie Smith turns up asking questions about legendary film actress Lucretia von Wolff, Lucy Trent is not unduly alarmed. She rather enjoys the notoriety surrounding her glamorous but infamous grandmother, whose lovers were legion, whose scandals were numerous, whose life ended abruptly in a bizarre double murder and suicide at the Ashwood film studios in 1952. Trixie Smith has uncovered information which she believes throws new light on the Ashwood case. In particular, she wants to know more about Alraune, the illegitimate child Lucretia was alleged to have borne at the outbreak of WWII. The child whose existence is surrounded in mystery. The child who may never have existed at all. But Trixie Smith's enquiries are brought to an untimely end. Some days later, her mutilated corpse is discovered at the derelict site of the old Ashwood studios. In the ensuing murder investigation, Lucy is to discover disturbing facts about her family's poignant and often tragic history - a history which stretches from the glittering concert halls of 1920s Vienna to the bleak environs of wartime Auschwitz - and at the heart of it all lies the shocking truth about the mysterious child called Alraune.

Hello My Love

Author : Chase Brooks
ISBN : 9781469120072
Genre : Fiction
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High school. Love. Drama. Blondes. Brunettes. Friendship. Coffee. Grease. As a normal, high school freshman, Carrie Dawson has been thrown into a whole new world, following the tragic death of her father. Her cousin, best friend, second-mate, partner-in-crime, Jess, is behind Carrie in all aspects of life. They share a friendship that is unique and unlike any other. Carrie finds herself lost emotionally on how to feel when it comes to a confusing moment in every persons young life: First love. Shes torn between dating the guy that is perfect for her by everyone elses standards and that unforgettable, tingly feeling that she gets from her other indecisive, best friend Ben. Her Grease, coffee, and sarcasm addiction certainly do not help herself achieve her goal of finding the perfect, movie-like relationship.

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