Category Archives: Fiction

The Colonel: A Novel

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By Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

Winner of the 2013 Jan Michalski Prize
Longlististed for the fellow Asian Literary Prize

A new novel by means of the grasp of Iranian letters that without delay engages politics in Iran this present day
 
Ten years within the writing, this fearless novel—so robust it’s banned in Iran—tells the stirring tale of a tortured humans compelled to dwell below successive oppressive regimes.
 
It starts on a pitch black, wet evening, whilst there’s a knock at the Colonel’s door. policemen have come to summon him to gather the tortured physique of his youngest daughter. The Islamic Revolution is devouring its personal little ones. Set over the process a unmarried evening, the unconventional follows the Colonel as he will 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 dying of his blameless baby, we discover him wracked with guilt and anger over the of his kingdom, quite as represented by means of his personal young children: a son who fell throughout the 1979 revolution; one other pushed to insanity after being tortured in the course of the Shah’s regime; a 3rd who went off to martyr himself combating for the ayatollahs of their battle opposed to Iraq; one murdered daughter, and one other who survives through being married to a merciless opportunist.

An enormously strong novel approximately kingdom, heritage and kinfolk, The Colonel is a startling illumination of the results of years of oppression and political upheaval in Iran.

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Hazard in Circassia (The Phillip Hazard Novels)

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By V. A. Stuart

To damage the stalemate within the Crimea, the British needs to look for not going aid one of the self-reliant mountain humans of Circassia. Commander Phillip danger of HMS Huntress is dispatched with a opt for handful of his workforce to search out the guerrilla chief Serfir Pasha and win him over as an best friend.

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The Invention of Exile: A Novel

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By Vanessa Manko

“[An] extraordinary first novel.” —The big apple Times

Austin Voronkov is many stuff. he's an engineer, an inventor, and, in 1913, an immigrant from Russia to Bridgeport, Connecticut. while Austin is improperly accused of attending anarchist gatherings, he's compelled to escape along with his new bride, Julia, to Russia, after which to Mexico. whereas Julia and their kids may be able to go back to the USA, Austin turns into indefinitely stranded in Mexico urban. He retains a regular correspondence with Julia, they usually every one alternate their hopes and fears for the longer term as they try to stay a family members throughout a distance of 2 nations. Austin and Julia’s struggles construct to a drawback and a heartrending solution during this striking, sweeping debut. The Invention of Exile is a deeply relocating testomony to the long-lasting strength of kinfolk and the that means of domestic.

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Gilgi (Neversink)

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By Irmgard Keun

The stirring, never-before-translated tale of a unmarried, pregnant, and wickedly nervy younger secretary making her means via a Germany succumbing to the Nazis.

Irmgard Keun's first novel Gilgi was an in a single day sensation upon its preliminary ebook in Germany, promoting hundreds of thousands of copies, inspiring quite a few imitators, and making Keun a loved ones name—a popularity that used to be in basic terms heightened while, many years later, the nervy Keun sued the Gestapo for blocking off her royalties.

The tale of a tender lady attempting to determine her independence in a society being overtaken via fascism, Gilgi was once not just a courageous tale, yet innovative in its depiction of women's matters, while that it was once, easily, an soaking up and stirring story of a dauntless spirit. Gilgi is a secretary in a hosiery enterprise, yet she does not intend to stick there for lengthy: she's disciplined and impressive, taking language periods, saving up funds to move in another country, and thoroughly averting either the pawing of her boss and the other lengthy romantic entanglements. yet then she falls in love with Martin, a captivating drifter, and leaves her task for family bliss—which seems to not be all that blissful-- and Gilgi reveals herself pregnant and dealing with a couple of ethical dilemmas.

Revolutionary on the time for its therapy of sexual harassment, abortion, unmarried motherhood, and the "New Woman," Gilgi is still a perceptive and wonderfully developed novel approximately one woman's route to adulthood. it really is offered right here in its first-ever translation into English.

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Los Incorpóreos 2. La Reina Azul (Las Tres Edades)

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En esta segunda parte de «Los Incorpóreos», l. a. joven heroína Perséfone es cada vez más consciente del alcance de sus poderes. Ahora está preparada para emprender el peligroso camino que l. a. llevará a conocer quién es realmente y cuál es su papel en los angeles frontera de su mundo y el de las sombras. Deberá convivir con seres hasta ahora desconocidos para ella, constatará que es verdad lo que se cuenta de los vampiros y que las brujas tienen personalidades tan diversas como contradictorias. También tendrá que enfrentarse a ciertas incertidumbres y peligros. ¿Por qué Gabriel, su gran amor, se resiste a aceptar las sospechas de Ulla sobre l. a. verdadera identidad de Perséfone? ¿Por qué es tan importante impedir que l. a. fuerza oscura de Iskender alcance su temible objetivo? ¿Por qué es necesario arriesgar su vida para conseguir que no se expandan las fronteras de Pandemónium?

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The Serrano Legacy

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By Elizabeth Moon

[Retail Kindle switched over to Epub through Calibre]

The preliminary 3 instalments of this fast moving technological know-how fiction sequence, in a single quantity for the 1st time: searching occasion, wearing probability and profitable COLOURS.

HUNTING get together: Heris Serrano was once destined for a lifestyles within the general area carrier - till a treacherous improved officer compelled her to surrender her fee. This was once the tip of every little thing that gave her existence which means. yet her new existence aboard a wealthy previous lady’s area cruiser is not anything like she anticipated and he or she is quickly combating for her life.

SPORTING probability: On her first cruise, Heris uncovered a sinister ‘hunting club’, the place one of many hunters was once first in line to the throne. to prevent scandal, woman Cecelia volunteered to take her nephew the Prince domestic. His behaviour turns into more and more erratic, Cecelia suspects foul play and once more Heris needs to investigate.

WINNING COLOURSHeris has ultimately been provided an opportunity for vindication and reinstatement in her loved Fleet - and reconciliation along with her kin. however it potential status on my own opposed to the army may possibly of an interstellar legal cartel with just a couple of small ships

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The Golden Flask

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By Jim DeFelice

Charged by means of normal George Washington with verifying the authenticity of an intercepted message that warns of an impending British assault, relied on mystery provider agent Lieutenant Colonel Jake Gibbs starts a deadly trip to new york.

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Babbitt (Dover Thrift Editions)

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By Sinclair Lewis

Prosperous and socially renowned, George Babbitt seems to have every thing a guy may well want: strong healthiness, a great relatives, and a ecocnomic company in a booming Midwestern urban. however the middle-aged actual property agent is shaken from his self-satisfaction by way of a starting to be restlessness with the constraints of his existence. whilst a private difficulty forces a reexamination of his values, Babbitt mounts a uprising opposed to social expectancies — jeopardizing his attractiveness and company status in addition to his marriage.
Widely thought of Sinclair Lewis's maximum novel, this satire of the yankee social panorama created a sensation upon its 1922 ebook. Babbitt's identify grew to become an quick and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and the strictures of his life printed the vacancy of the mainstream imaginative and prescient of good fortune. His tale displays the character of a conformist society, within which the pressures of protecting propriety can finally reason participants to lose their position within the world.
Babbitt ranks one of the vital 20th-century works addressing the struggles of individuals stuck within the equipment of contemporary existence, and it continues to be ever-relevant as a cautionary story opposed to clinging to standard values.

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Satellite Down

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By Rob Thomas

Chosen to be an anchor on "Classroom Direct," seventeen-year-old Patrick Sheridan unearths his journalistic idealism and his personal self-image challenged while he leaves highschool in Doggett, Texas, for the glamorous existence in la.

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Bystander

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By James Preller

Eric is the recent child in 7th grade. Griffin desires to be his good friend. if you find yourself new on the town, it really is demanding to understand who to hang around with―and who to prevent. Griffin turns out cool, convinced, and popular.

yet anything isn't really correct approximately Griffin. He continuously looks in the midst of undesirable issues. And if Griffin does not such as you, you'll greater watch your again. There may be a goal on it.

As Eric will get drawn deeper into Griffin's darkish international, he starts off to work out the reality approximately Griffin: he is a liar, a bully, a thief. Eric desires to cut loose, do the suitable factor. yet in a single stunning second, he is going from being a bystander . . . to the bully's subsequent victim.

This identify has universal center connections.

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