By Claire Legendre
« Le Crépuscule de Barbe-bleue est un recueil cohérent de onze récits. Les dix premiers mettent en scène los angeles mort réelle, rêvée ou symbolique d'une femme. Et le dernier évoque une héroïne qui tue un homme. « Mes » femmes ont entre three et eighty two ans. Elles sont souvent gracieuses, presque toujours amoureuses. Elles vivent à Rome, à great ; elles partent pour Vienne, pour l'Ile d'Elbe ; elles quittent Bath... Elles sont à l'école, en vacances, à l'Opéra, à l'église. Elles constituent les facettes d'un kaléïdoscope que serait l. a. femme d'aujourd'hui : une femme qui pense et qui aime, une femme amoureuse, blessée, tout en idéal, qui ne trouve d'autre factor à l'impossible fusion que l. a. mort. los angeles mort est tantôt un sacrifice, tantôt un ultime défi. los angeles mort n'est jamais laide. C'est l'ultime acte amoureux. Quand un homme tue une femme, c'est pour prolonger son histoire avec elle. Quand une femme tue un homme, c'est pour clore l'histoire. Dans ma dernière nouvelle, une jeune fille tue un homme qui ne los angeles fait pas rêver ». C.L.
By Alex Miller
The recent novel from Australia's hugely acclaimed literary treasure is a very robust exploration of tragedy, betrayal, the real nature of friendship and the wonderful thing about lasting love.
'Me and Ben were pals on account that we was once boys and if it come to it I knew i might need to be on his side.'
Bobby Blue is stuck among loyalty to his merely buddy, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the recent Constable at Mount Hay. 'Ben used to be now not an incredible guy yet he used to be powerful and quickly as a snake. He had his personal breed of pony that was once similar to him, stocky and trustworthy on their feet.' Bobby is familiar with the folk and the methods of Mount Hay; Collins stories the rustic as an archaeologist may well, bringing his coastal values to the hinterland. Bobby says, 'I don't imagine Daniel may have understood Ben in one million years.' more and more bewildered and goaded to motion by way of his spouse, Constable Collins takes up his shotgun and his Webley pistol to house Ben. Bobby's love for Collins' wilful younger daughter Irie is uncovered, resulting in tragic effects for them all.
Miller's beautiful depictions of the rustic of the Queensland highlands shape the history of this easily advised yet deeply major novel of friendship, love, loyalty and the tragic results of bewilderment and distrust. Coal Creek is a superbly pleasurable novel with a enjoyable solution. It includes the entire knowledge and emotional intensity we've come to count on from Miller's richly evocative novels.
By Erin Hunter
As shadows of the earlier proceed to hang-out the woodland, Brambleclaw is haunted through a depressing determine on a deadly quest for revenge, and needs to fight to stay real to his extended family. A sinister course is unfolding and the time is coming for convinced warriors to make the alternatives that might ensure their future . . . and the future of all of the Clans.
By Ibrahim al-Koni
From the award-winning writer of Anubis and Gold airborne dirt and dust
In the traditional Egyptian faith, Seth is the evil god who out of jealousy slays his brother Osiris, the nice god of agriculture, to grab the throne. Seth is, even if, additionally the god of the wasteland and hence a benevolent champion of desolate tract dwellers just like the commonly nomadic Tuareg. within the Seven Veils of Seth, al-Koni attracts at the pressure among those opposing visions of Seth to create a singular that still offers a bright account of everyday life in a Tuareg oasis. Isan—either Seth himself or a latter-day avatar— is a desert-wandering seer and proponent of wasteland existence. while he settles for a longer remain in a fertile oasis, the consequences are disastrous, and we come upon infanticide, betrayal, metamorphosis, and homicide. Tuareg folklore, Egyptian mythology, Russian literature, and medieval ecu idea are all a part of this existential mirrored image on existence during which in actual fact elusive, a mirage pulsing on the horizon.
By Anne Rice
In a brand new and significant novel, the author of wonderful universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the realm of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to inform the tale of Azriel, Servant of the Bones.
He is ghost, genii, demon, angel--pure spirit made noticeable. He pours his center out to us as he trips from an historical Babylon of royal plottings and non secular upheavals to Europe of the Black demise and directly to the trendy global. There he reveals himself, amidst the towers of long island, in disagreement together with his personal human origins and the darkish forces that experience sought to sentence him to a lifetime of evil and destruction.
By Andrea Cremer
Shadow Days, advised from Shay's standpoint, chronicles the times ahead of the beginning of the recent York instances bestselling Nightshade, while Shay is taken clear of the buddies he loves and compelled to dwell in his uncle Bosqu Mar's mansion, the place the gargoyles appear to stream, magic turns out actual, and not anything is accurately.
By Michael Ondaatje
Along with his first novel because the the world over acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning writer Michael Ondaatje offers us a piece exhibiting the entire richness of images and language and the piercing emotional fact that we have got come to grasp because the hallmarks of his writing.
Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a rustic steeped in centuries of culture, now pressured into the overdue 20th century via the ravages of civil warfare. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a tender lady born in Sri Lanka, proficient in England and the US, who returns to her place of birth as a forensic anthropologist despatched through a global human rights workforce to find the resource of the equipped campaigns of homicide engulfing the island. What follows is a narrative approximately love, approximately family members, approximately id, concerning the unknown enemy, in regards to the quest to unencumber the hidden past–a tale propelled via a riveting secret. Unfolding opposed to the deeply evocative historical past of Sri Lanka’s panorama and historical civilization, Anil’s Ghost is a literary spellbinder–Michael Ondaatje’s strongest novel but.
By Dorothy B. Hughes
[Directed by means of Claire Bloom]
[Read by means of Stefan Rudnicki]
An escapee from a Spanish felony hunts for his top friend's killer in New York
For greater than a yr, equipment McKittrick languishes in a Fascist criminal, his days spent in darkness and his nights tortured via worry of his limping jailer, whose identify he by no means learns. He escapes Spain with the aid of Louie Lepetino, a youth good friend who got here with him to struggle on behalf of the Republican reason. again within the usa, package heads out West to get over his ordeal, whereas Louie returns to a lifetime of cafés and cocktail events in ny. yet Kit's convalescence is reduce brief whilst he learns Louie has taken a deadly tumble out of a window, and he trips to big apple to find who gave his savior the ultimate push.
Only a lady can have led Louie to his demise, equipment thinks, and long island is filled with femmes fatales. yet human being, Louie's assassin should still beware of equipment. He desires vengeance, and he is prepared to kill for it.
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