Download A Carrion Death (Detective Kubu, Book 1) by Michael Stanley PDF

By Michael Stanley

Smashed cranium, snapped ribs, and a cloying odor of carrion. go away the physique for the hyenas to devour—no physique, no case.

But while Kalahari online game rangers hit upon a human corpse mid-meal, it seems the homicide wasn’t ideal in spite of everything. sufficient proof is left to indicate foul play. Detective David “Kubu” Bengu of the Botswana felony research division is assigned to the case.

Kubu’s character and body fit the moniker. His nickname is Setswana for hippopotamus—a doubtless docile creature, yet one of many deadliest at the continent. underneath Kubu’s friendly floor lies a similar unwavering get to the bottom of that makes the hippopotamus so deceptively risky. either will trample every thing of their route to achieve an target. And starting with the suspicious carrion loss of life, the smart detective battles to resolve the tangle of crime and corruption.

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Download Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth by Naguib Mahfouz PDF

By Naguib Mahfouz

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and writer of the Cairo trilogy, comes Akhenaten, a desirable paintings of fiction concerning the such a lot notorious pharaoh of historic Egypt.

In this beguiling new novel, initially released in 1985 and now showing for the 1st time within the usa, Mahfouz tells with striking perception the tale of the "heretic pharaoh," or "sun king,"--and the 1st recognized monotheistic ruler--whose iconoclastic and debatable reign in the course of the 18th Dynasty (1540-1307 B.C.) has uncanny resonance with glossy sensibilities.   Narrating the radical is a tender guy with a fondness for the reality, who questions the pharaoh's contemporaries after his terrible death--including Akhenaten's closest acquaintances, his so much sour enemies, and eventually his enigmatic spouse, Nefertiti--in an attempt to find what relatively occurred in these unusual, darkish days at Akhenaten's court.  As our narrator and every of the themes he interviews give a contribution their model of Akhenaten, "the truth" turns into more and more evanescent.  Akhenaten encompasses all the contradictions his topics see in him: right now merciless and empathic, female and barbaric, mad and divinely encouraged, his personality, as Mahfouz imagines him, is eerily smooth, and fascinatingly ethereal.  An formidable and exceedingly lucid and obtainable booklet, Akhenaten is a piece in basic terms Mahfouz may perhaps render so elegantly, so irresistibly.

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Download Flying Colours (Hornblower Saga, Book 8) by C. S. Forester PDF

By C. S. Forester

November 1810 – June 1811

This quantity within the Hornblower sequence opens with Captain Horatio Hornblower a prisoner within the French castle of Rosas, having needed to give up his send, the Sutherland, after an extended and bloody conflict. inside of days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was once crippled within the final struggle, might be taken to Paris to be attempted on trumped-up fees of violating the legislation of struggle, and most likely done as an try by way of Napoleon to rally the war-weary empire in the back of him. no matter if Hornblower escapes this destiny, and one way or the other reveals his as far back as England, he'll need to face courtmarial there for his give up of a British send. merely the inimitable Hornblower might be able to conquer this most up-to-date set of demanding situations. Fears for his lifestyles and his recognition compete in Hornblower's brain with concerns approximately his pregnant spouse and his potentially widowed lover, as he impatiently awaits his probability to make a move....

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Download Kilómetro cero by Leonardo Padrón PDF

By Leonardo Padrón

Leonardo Padrón presenta Kilómetro cero, un libro singular, un mapa own de vida, los angeles crónica de una época cuyo palimpsesto es el país, el continente, los viajes, l. a. literatura, l. a. música… Tal como cube Alberto Barrera Tyzska, «Leonardo Padrón sabe muy bien cómo convertir un texto en un viaje, un libro en una orgía, con una voz claramente definida, llena de humor, dispuesta siempre a dialogar con los angeles sentimentalidad latinoamericana, decidida a pensar todo el tiempo en el país […] Estas crónicas son personalísimas. Por eso mismo, son literarias. En ellas respira toda los angeles preocupación y los angeles fascinación por el lenguaje que ejerce cotidianamente Leonardo Padrón. A medida que pasan las páginas, el título deja de ser un enigma. Kilómetro cero es el diminuto silencio que antecede a todas estas crónicas. Ese impulso callado, ese golpe de aliento que se necesita antes de subirse a cada texto. Justo antes de perderse, de dejarse seducir de manera irremediable, por todas las formas de este viaje».

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Download Party Headquarters by Georgi Tenev PDF

By Georgi Tenev

Winner of the Vick beginning Novel of the yr Award in 2007, Party Headquarters takes position within the eighties and nineties, in the course of Bulgaria's transition from communist rule to democracy.

The book—which is a love tale, a parody, and a mystery a few political hoax—opens with the most personality traveling his partner's father, an previous communist celebration boss who's demise, and being tasked with offering a suitcase jam-packed with one-and-a-half million euros.

It's considered one of Bulgaria's preferred myths: because the communist occasion fell aside, excessive rating officers squirreled away luggage and suitcases containing a good portion of the country's wealth, and that those luggage are nonetheless circulating via Europe, ready to be dropped at quite a few conspirators.
But this is often only the start of the corruption and inequality that plagued Bulgaria in this time. whereas immersing himself in pornography and prostitution, the hero of Party Headquarters reflects again on his existence and the emblematic occasions that happened round that time—the anticommunist protests, the arson assault at the Communist social gathering Headquarters in Sofia, and, such a lot tragically and crucially, the Chernobyl catastrophe, in which the households of social gathering officers have been sheltered away and fed specified, secure meals, whereas the commonplace voters suffered.

Beautiful and tragic, Party Headquarters is an engrossing testomony to the struggles that haunted Bulgaria after the autumn of the Soviet Union, a lot of which proceed to resonate today.

Before penning the Vick Prize-winning novel Party Headquarters, Georgi Tenev had already released 4 books, based the Triumviratus artwork crew, hosted The Library television software approximately books, and written performs which have been played in Germany, France, and Russia. he's additionally a screenwriter for movie and TV.

Angela Rodel earned an MA in linguistics from UCLA and bought a Fulbright Fellowship to check and research Bulgarian.

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Download Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey PDF

By Anne McCaffrey

HOW CAN ONE woman store a complete WORLD?

To the nobles who dwell in Benden Weyr, Lessa is not anything yet a ragged kitchen lady. for many of her existence she has survived by means of serving those that betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise—and take again her stolen birthright.

yet every little thing adjustments whilst she meets a queen dragon. The bond they proportion may be deep and final eternally. it is going to guard them while, for the 1st time in centuries, Lessa’s global is threatened via Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and destroys every thing it touches. Dragons and their Riders as soon as secure the planet from Thread, yet there are only a few of them left nowadays. Now courageous Lessa needs to danger her existence, and the lifetime of her liked dragon, to save lots of her appealing global. . . .

From the Paperback version

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Download Les Faux Fuyants by Monique Larue PDF

By Monique Larue

Roman des années eighty, Les pretend Fuyants de Monique LaRue n’en demeure pas moins actuel par les thématiques qu’il exploite : l’éclatement de l. a. famille, le désespoir causé par l’absence presque totale de conversation et los angeles fuite vers l’avant.

Voici donc un «road-livre» severe. Tout est dit avec le langage des tripes, de l’implacable vérité et des illusions perdues. À travers leur violence autodestructrice, les personnages de ce roman trahissent leur profonde insécurité. À lire ou à relire, pour le plaisir d’être secoué par une écriture qui va au fond des choses.

Klaus et Élodie, jumeaux complémentaires, partent à l. a. dérive sur les routes du Québec, dans le obscure même de leurs destins, à los angeles poursuite d’un rêve – ou d’une autre face de los angeles réalité. Animus et anima flottant dans leur innocence (ou dans le vide laissé par l. a. fuite du père et l’alcoolisme de l. a. mère) jusqu’à ce que los angeles vie s’empare d’eux et les entraîne chacun de leur côté.

Dans ce roman hanté par l. a. bisexualité et par l. a. determine du double, les personnages, fuyant leur ombre pour mieux l’embrasser sans doute, agissent sans comprendre, tenus à distance d’eux-mêmes, à distance aussi de los angeles mort et de los angeles folie, qui les menacent à chaque web page. Ils «ont perdu le nord», et pourtant c’est vers le Nord qu’ils se dirigent pour tenter de conjurer los angeles malédiction du chiffre deux, chiffre du couple. Les mots qui les font apparaître sur l. a. web page chevauchent les «deux langues», grincent et sonnent rauque, en écho au vaste nowhere qu’est cette vie de «faux fuyant» que nous suggest l. a. société moderne.

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Download Will & Tom by Matthew Plampin PDF

By Matthew Plampin

1797, West Yorkshire.

When younger artist Will Turner arrives at Harewood condo on the invitation of aristocrat Beau Lascelles, his purpose is to do not more than caricature the home and grounds, obtain his fee, and go back to London.

But Will isn't the simply artist the following: he's considered one of males that might make up a Cockney venture. His fellow artist? formative years good friend and now rival, Tom Girtin, dressed up up to his meager pockets can let, billing and cooing among the esteemed site visitors. yet Will isn't really so simply distracted. He desires to get the activity performed and get out.

As neither servant nor hallowed visitor, Will unearths few allies, yet is content material to be cloistered in his room without distractions – making sure the expedience of his paintings. however the servant halls are alive with whispers of scandal and while Will ventures to comic strip the neighborhood ruins he as a substitute witnesses whatever that might threaten either his fee and his friendship.

Alive with intrigue, inventive contention and society scandal, Will & Tom is a glimpse into the lifetime of the notorious artist J.M.W. Turner, and a narrative of the way we're liberated from the shackles of our masters at a time while England is awakening to its crimes of slavery and servitude.

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Download Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter PDF

By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as progressive as its topic, the bad child from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the structure, and helped to chanced on the U.S.. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the easiest traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation exhibit broadens the sound of Broadway, unearths the storytelling strength of rap, and claims our country's origins for a various new generation.

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION provides readers an extraordinary view of either revolutions, from the single writers in a position to offer it. Miranda, besides Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who used to be fascinated by the undertaking from its earliest stages--"since sooner than this used to be even a show," based on Miranda--traces its improvement from an unbelievable perfor­mance on the White residence to its landmark beginning evening on Broadway six years later. additionally, Miranda has written greater than two hundred humorous, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the whole textual content of that is released here.

Their account positive factors photographs through the popular Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; particular appears at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, major political commentators, and greater than 50 humans concerned with the construction; and a number of appearances by way of Presi­dent Obama himself. The e-book does greater than inform the astonishing tale of ways a Broadway musical grew to become a countrywide phenomenon: It demonstrates that the United States has constantly been renewed by way of the brash upstarts and marvelous outsiders, the lads and ladies who don't throw away their shot.

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