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The Face

Author : Tash Aw
ISBN : 9781632060457
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With his entry into Restless Book's The Face series, award-winning novelist Tash Aw explores the panoramic cultural vitality of modern Asia through his own complicated family story of migration and adaptation. From a taxi ride in present-day Bangkok, to eating Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1980s Kuala Lumpur, to his grandfathers' treacherous boat journeys to mainland China in the 1920s, Aw weaves together stories of insiders and outsiders, images from rural villages to megacity nightclubs and voices in a dizzying variety of dialects and slangs.

We The Survivors

Author : Tash Aw
ISBN : 9780374721725
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of The Harmony Silk Factory and Five Star Billionaire, a compelling depiction of a man’s act of violence, set against the backdrop of Asia in flux Ah Hock is an ordinary man of simple means. Born and raised in a Malaysian fishing village, he favors stability above all, a preference at odds with his rapidly modernizing surroundings. So what brings him to kill a man? This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock’s door. While the victim has been mourned and the killer has served time for the crime, Ah Hock's motive remains unclear, even to himself. His vivid confession unfurls over extensive interviews with the journalist, herself a local whose life has taken a very different course. The process forces both the speaker and his listener to reckon with systems of power, race, and class in a place where success is promised to all yet delivered only to its lucky heirs. An uncompromising portrait of an outsider navigating a society in transition, Tash Aw’s anti-nostalgic tale, We, the Survivors, holds its tension to the very end. In the wake of loss and destruction, hope is among the survivors.

B Scame Find Me Spanish Edition

Author : J.S. Monroe
ISBN : 8491393595
Genre : Fiction
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A veces elegimos ver solo lo que queremos ver. Otras veces lo que vemos cambia nuestra forma de ver todo lo demás. Hace cinco años, Rosa recorrió el muelle en plena noche, miró el agua oscura y turbulenta y saltó. Era una estudiante de Cambridge, una joven brillante que acababa de perder a su padre. Su muerte fue trágica pero no inesperada. ¿Fue realmente eso lo que sucedió? El juez de instrucción afirma que sí, pero Jar, el novio de Rosa, no se da por vencido. Ve a Rosa en todas partes: vislumbra su rostro en el tren, cree distinguir su figura en el acantilado. Le obsesiona el deseo de demostrar que sigue viva. Y entonces recibe un email. "Búscame, Jar. Búscame antes de que ellos me encuentren." ¿De verdad murió Rosa? Y si murió, ¿quién intenta jugar con sus seres queridos? Por su compleja trama y su verosimilitud sobrecogedora, este libro está destinado a convertirse en un bestseller.

The Unpossessed

Author : Tess Slesinger
ISBN : 0935312218
Genre : Fiction
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   The first depiction of radical chic in fiction, The Unpossessed (1934) follows a group of Greenwich Village intellectuals engaged in founding a magazine. In relating the stories of three couples, the novel raises questions that still torment women and men today: Is marriage a viable institution? Should one bear children in hard times? Does sexuality destroy the possibility of significant political action? And what is the political responsibility of intellectuals?

A Wasteland Of Strangers

Author : Bill Pronzini
ISBN : 9781497625891
Genre : Fiction
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Edgar Award Finalist: A mysterious stranger sparks mistrust and violence in a gripping tale of small-town prejudice, jealousy, and murder from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini. The arrival of big, ugly John C. Faith in a battered Porsche sends up warning flags throughout the small Northern California resort community of Pomo. No one trusts the stranger who refuses to talk about why he is there. And when a local beauty with questionable morals is found murdered, suspicion immediately falls on him. Condemned without a trial, Faith hides among Pomo’s outcasts and conducts his own investigation. But his hunt for the killer and the town’s hunt for him threaten to dredge up secrets best left uncovered in this powder keg of a town, exposing crimes and dark compulsions that can only lead to more violence and death. A riveting thriller told from various points of view, A Wasteland of Strangers is an extraordinary feat of literary invention from one of noir fiction’s most acclaimed practitioners.

Intimate Strangers And Other Stories

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780714547381
Genre : Fiction
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Sara, the American wife of a French aristocrat, has had two encounters with her compatriot Cedric Killian, one a youthful idyll in North Carolina and the other during the First World War, when he was a soldier about to go to battle. When, years later and after the death of her husband, Cedric contacts her out of the blue, Sara finds herself eager to see him again - against the wishes of her in-laws - and to find out the secret of this man she loves yet knows so little about. A poignant tale of thwarted love, 'The Intimate Strangers' explores many of Fitzgerald's favourite themes, such as the constraints of social pressure on romance and the American fascination for Old Europe. This volume also includes other lesser-known stories he wrote from the mid-1930s until the end of his life, revealing new facets to the author of The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night.

Strangers At Our Gates

Author : Valerie Knowles
ISBN : 9781459712379
Genre : History
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Immigrants and immigration have always been central to Canadians’ perception of themselves as a country and as a society. In this crisply written history, Valerie Knowles describes the different kinds of immigrants who have settled in Canada, and the immigration policies that have helped to define the character of Canadian immigrants over the centuries. Key policymakers and moulders of public opinion figure prominently in this colourful story, as does the role played by racism. This new and revised edition contains additional material on immigration to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, sections on the evacuee children of the Second World War and Canadian War Brides, and material relating to significant developments in the immigration and refugee field since 1996. Special attention is paid to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of 2001.

Strangers At The Altar

Author : Marguerite Kaye
ISBN : 9781460343760
Genre : Fiction
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The secrets behind the wedding veil For penniless widow Ainsley McBrayne, marriage is the only solution. She's vulnerable yet fiercely independent, so shackling herself to another man seems horrifying! Until handsome stranger Innes Drummond tempts Ainsley to become his temporary wife. Once married, Ainsley hardly recognizes the rugged Highlander Innes transforms into! He sets her long-dormant pulse racing, and she's soon craving the enticing delights of their marriage bed. She has until Hogmanay to show Innes that their fake marriage could be for real…

Transition Issues

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ISBN : 9781741261066
Genre : Children
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This book is designed to help teachers, particularly in the upper primary and lower secondary levels, address a number of situations that, at some stage, may involve the lives of some or all of their students. The activities provide a framework for literacy-based, worthwhile discussion and sharing of thoughts and ideas. -- p. iii.

Strangers And Pilgrims

Author : David Hilliard
ISBN : 0967561213
Genre : Fiction
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