By Iris Johansen
From number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Iris Johansen comes a vintage story of pleasure, threat, and romance, as humans make a connection so unforeseen and so intimate, it will probably have effects for a lifetime.
Gorgeous Hollywood stunt double Kendra Michaels is vying for the task of her life—a high-paying, high-risk leap that might transparent the debt on her brother’s clinical accounts. Casey Michaels was once a stuntman himself until eventually a task went tragically mistaken. Now Kendra is ready to take an identical likelihood. There’s only one guy status in her manner, a guy whose impossible to resist magnetism seduced her in methods she’d by no means experienced—and by no means ahead of surrendered to....
Director Joel Damon will get what he wishes. And he wishes Kendra. however the explosive charm he feels on the mere sight of her is solely new to him, and it hasn’t disappeared, no longer in view that their one unforgettable evening together—and no longer seeing that Joel came upon she wasn’t the skilled starlet he’d wrong her for. Now he’s decided to increase that evening into many extra. yet he’ll need to continue Kendra alive to do it, whether it ruins her occupation. For he has greater plans in brain for her than she ever imagined.
By Trebor Healey
Award-winning novelist Trebor Healey depicts San Francisco within the Eighties and '90s in poetic prose that's either ribald and poignant, and a crossing into the yank West that's dreamy, mythic, and visionary.
When bothered twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the robust and self-possessed Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by way of bicycle from his place of origin in Buffalo, New York), he feels his existence could ultimately be taking a flip for the higher. however the resulting romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related affliction. The grieving Seamus is obliged to maintain a promise to Jimmy: "Take me again the best way I came."
And so Seamus units out via bicycle on a picaresque trip with the ashes, hoping to convey them again to Buffalo. He meets truck drivers, waitresses, university youngsters, farmers, ranchers, Marines, and different travelers--each one giving him a brand new point of view on his personal existence and on Jimmy's dying. while he meets and turns into concerned with a tender local American guy whose mom has lately died, Seamus's grief and his tale develop into common and redemptive.
By Wu Ming, Luther Blissett
1954, the peak of the chilly conflict. In Hollywood memebers of Her Majesty's mystery carrier have a deadly project for the dependent Cary furnish. And in Bologna, Pierre Capponi, a lovelorn younger barman, is ready to embark on a painful odyssey looking for his lacking father.
By Salman Rushdie
Bejubelt und verdammt: Das Buch, für das Salman Rushdie zum Tode verurteilt wurde
Über der englischen Küste wird ein Flugzeug in die Luft gesprengt. Die einzigen Überlebenden dieses Terroranschlags sind Gibril Farishta und Saladin Chamcha, zwei indische Schauspieler, die buchstäblich vom Himmel fallen und wie durch ein Wunder unversehrt bleiben. Doch nach dem Absturz gehen seltsame Dinge mit ihnen vor: Der Muslim Gibril zeigt immer mehr Ähnlichkeit mit dem Erzengel Gabriel, während sich Saladin, der stets seine Herkunft verleugnete, zu einem Abbild des Teufels entwickelt. Doch das ist erst der Beginn einer überwältigenden Odysee zwischen intestine und Böse, zwischen Fantasie und Realität.
By Caitlyn Duffy
On the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has in simple terms met her father two times in individual. in any case, he's the lead singer of a world-famous rock band, continuously at the conceal of tune magazines and giving interviews on MTV. He will pay for Taylor to wait the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding institution in Massachusetts, and gives her mom with per thirty days exams to hide her uncomplicated wishes, yet hasn't ever made a lot of an attempt to play an energetic half in Taylor’s existence. Taylor's mother sunrise is the single kinfolk she has ever rather identified, and thanks to Dawn's hard-partying Hollywood way of life, studious Taylor is happiest at the different part of the rustic in Massachusetts together with her nostril buried in a ebook. while Taylor 's mother without warning dies the summer season earlier than Taylor begins her junior 12 months, she gets a crash direction in reputation. She has no selection yet to hitch her father and his new kin on their summer season live performance travel ahead of she has even had an opportunity to mourn the lack of her mom. existence because the daughter of a rock celebrity appears like it'd be enviable, yet Taylor cannot determine her dad out. He feels like a supportive authority determine (even if he is type of a manner tragedy) , yet she is gathering a transforming into pile of proof that he is a liar and a cheat. Her stepmother, Jill, can’t appear to make a decision if she desires to deal with Taylor like a female friend or a nuisance. Having had no time to grieve and say so long to her youth prior to being thrust into the limelight, Taylor is unexpectedly discovering herself in occasions she can have by no means imagined ahead of this summer time. without one else to show to, Taylor falls madly in love with Jake, the teenage son of 1 of the band's traveling groupies. Taylor has becoming issues approximately Jake's historical past and the suspicious courting among his mother and her personal father, yet is determined for whatever actual in her existence onto which she will construct a destiny. while Jake bargains Taylor a chance to affix him on a whirlwind event and depart her issues of her father a ways in the back of, Taylor has to make your mind up – may still she carve out her personal method on the planet, or try and fix the connection she has along with her merely residing mum or dad? Over the process the summer time with the band, Taylor learns the depths of her personal power, the trouble of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family members capacity even more than shared bloodlines.
By Anna Enquist
Als style schon fühlte sich Wanda Wiericke in der Musik vollkommen aufgehoben. Später, als gefeierte Konzertpianistin, vermisste sie nichts und niemanden, auch nicht ihren Mann. Jetzt, in einem Dorf in den französischen Pyrenäen, spielt sie nur noch für sich. Und doch ist ihr, als fehlte etwas, als habe ihr geliebter Klavierlehrer Max de Leon, der eines Tages für immer verschwand und ihr einen Koffer voller Noten hinterließ, ein Geheimnis mit sich genommen, das alles erklären könnte …
By Christina McKenna
When Ruby Clare's father was once alive, they toiled jointly fortunately on their dairy farm in Northern eire. in view that his demise, Ruby—thirty-three, plump yet comely—has been pressured interior and made a household drudge for Martha, her without end serious mom, and her prettier more youthful sisters, could and June.
But every little thing alterations while Ruby reveals her past due grandmother's outdated case within the attic. between its unusual contents: a curious, hand-crafted quantity referred to as The publication of Light.
As Ruby delves into its mysterious pages, she's enticed right into a so much beguiling global, whose attract and magnetic strength she reveals impossible to resist.
Martha, confident that her newly empowered daughter goes loopy, enlists assistance from the kindly parish priest, after which psychiatrist Henry Shevlin. Henry appears to be like imperturbable, but is inwardly reeling from his wife's unexplained disappearance the former yr.
As Ruby undergoes treatment, she meets neighborhood bachelor farmer Jamie McCloone. via their shared loneliness and isolation the 2 locate the braveness to attach. yet will Ruby's mom enable her daughter the happiness she so richly merits?
The Godforsaken Daughter is an unforgettable peek into small-town lifestyles in Ireland's contemporary prior. it is a excellent successor to McKenna's first “Tailorstown” novels, The Misremembered Man and The upset Widow.
By Eshwar Sundaresan
A techie neighborhood of round 200 Indians stationed in Milwaukee by surprise unearths itself below a siege. On a fateful Friday, a cyclonic snowstorm— tremendous Susan—is breaking iciness documents open air their home windows. And past, someplace within the inky darkness,a serial killer who goals immigrants is at the free. An indiscreet television journalist has already knowledgeable him that just about the complete neighborhood is living inside of a 3 block
radius in downtown Milwaukee. younger techies belonging to the community— Partho Sen and Varun Belthangady—are quite less than probability. blind to this truth, they bring on as ordinary. Varun needs to bring an important software program software for his Fortune-500 consumer ahead of the weekend ends. in the meantime, Partho needs to confront his internal demons to save lots of an important relationships in his existence. they need to take care of those pressing wishes, while they care for their rapacious company company, an overambitious boss, unpredictable occasions unfolding within the dwelling rooms and bedrooms in their colleagues—and the results of the main powerful cocktail on the planet. there's one guy who can retailer them but from the serial killer—Detective Farley of the Milwaukee Police division. yet will the serial killer turn out too smart even for him?
By Iain Sinclair
Eating on Stones is Iain Sinclair's sharp, edgy secret of London and its environs. Andrew Norton, poet, visionary and hack, is passed a mysterious package deal that sees him surrender London and head out alongside the A13 on an as but undefined quest. Holing up in a roadside inn, not able to make experience of his seek, he's haunted by means of ghosts: of the useless and the not-so useless; hard other halves and ex-wives; East finish gangsters; even competing types of himself. transferring from Hackney to Hastings and all areas in-between, whereas dissecting a man's fractured psyche piece by way of piece, eating on Stones is a puzzle and a quest - for either author and reader. "Exhilarating, splendidly humorous, vastly unsettling - Sinclair on best form". (Daily Telegraph). "Prose of virtually incantatory energy, lower with Chandleresque pithiness". (Sunday Times). "Spectacular: the paintings of a guy with the ability to work out issues as they're, and amplify that imaginative and prescient with a readability that's straight away hallucinatory and forensic". (Independent on Sunday). Iain Sinclair is the writer of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; lighting Out for the Territory; Lud warmth; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, eating on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire, and Ghost Milk. he's additionally the editor of London: urban of Disappearances.
By Pat Barker
Was once macht der Krieg mit der Kunst - und die Kunst mit dem Krieg?
Elinor und Toby sind Schwester und Bruder, Freunde und engste Vertraute. Im Jahrhundertsommer 1912 verbringen sie eine Nacht gemeinsam in Tobys Zimmer. Ihr Geheimnis nimmt Elinor später mit an die Slade institution of good paintings in London, wo sie Kunst studiert, während Toby im Royal military clinical Corps in den Schützengräben Frankreichs dient.
1917 wird Toby als »Vermisst, vermutlich gefallen« gemeldet. Elinor stürzt in tiefe Trauer. Sie schließt sich als Assistentin dem Künstler und Chirurgen Henry Tonks an und beginnt, für ihn die zerstörten Gesichter von Soldaten zeichnerisch zu dokumentieren. In Tonks' Umfeld erwartet sie Aufschluss über Tobys Tod.