Category: Fiction

Shibumi: A Novel

By Trevanian

Nicholai Hel is the world’s so much sought after guy. Born in Shanghai in the course of the chaos of global conflict I, he's the son of an aristocratic Russian mom and a mysterious German father and is the protégé of a jap cross grasp. Hel survived the destruction of Hiroshima to end up the world’s such a lot crafty lover and its so much accomplished—and well-paid—assassin. Hel is a genius, a mystic, and a grasp of language and tradition, and his key is his selection to achieve an extraordinary type of own excellence, a kingdom of easy perfection recognized in simple terms as shibumi.

Now residing in an remoted mountain citadel together with his beautiful mistress, Hel is unwillingly drawn again into the existence he’d attempted to depart in the back of while a stunning younger stranger arrives at his door, looking support and shelter. It quickly turns into transparent that Hel is being tracked by way of his such a lot sinister enemy—a supermonolith of foreign espionage identified in simple terms because the mom corporation. The conflict strains are drawn: ruthless strength and corruption on one facet, and at the different . . . shibumi.

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By Cathy Cassidy

What wouldn't it be prefer to stroll into your lounge and spot acomplete stranger who says she's your mom? Dizzy hasn't noticeable hurricane considering the fact that she walked out on her and her dad 8 years in the past, yet right here she is, a hippie-crunchy earth mom, come to rejoice Dizzy's 12th birthday and to persuade Dizzy's dad to enable her come away for the summer time. A dream is coming real correct sooner than Dizzy's eyes and because the stories begin flooding again, Dizzy is aware she desires to spend as a lot time along with her mum as she will be able to. So the 2 scouse borrow off prior to sunrise into the wild global of communes, hippies, out-door fairs, soiled fingernails and fun!

As the weeks move, Dizzy starts off to think issues she's by no means felt earlier than. She meets Finn, who offers her her first kiss-and Mouse, who is just like the little brother she by no means had. This lifestyles is so diversified from the only again at domestic. Which existence is the fitting one for Dizzy? now not on account that Sharon Creech has this sort of hot, clean, impressive voice emerged for this age team. Viking is proud to welcome the proficient voice of Cathy Cassidy.

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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

By Tom Franklin

In a small Mississippi city, males are torn aside via situation and reunited by means of tragedy during this resonant new novel from the award-winning writer of the critically-acclaimed Hell on the Breech.

Larry Ott and Silas ''32'' Jones have been not likely boyhood neighbors. Larry used to be the kid of reduce middle-class white mom and dad, Silas the son of a negative, unmarried, black mom -- their worlds as various as evening and day. but a unique bond constructed among them in Chabot, Mississippi. yet inside many years, tragedy struck. In highschool, a woman who lived up the line from Larry had long gone to the drive-in motion picture with him and no-one had obvious her back. Her stepfather attempted to have Larry arrested yet no physique used to be came upon and Larry by no means confessed. The incident shook up town, together with Silas, and the bond the lads shared was once irrevocably broken.

virtually thirty years have handed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary life in Chabot, by no means capable of upward thrust above the whispers of suspicion, the appearance of blame that experience shadowed him. Silas left domestic to play university baseball, yet now he is Chabot's constable. the lads have few purposes to pass paths, they usually hardly do -- until eventually destiny intervenes again.

one other teenaged woman has disappeared, inflicting rumors to swirl once more. Now, males who as soon as referred to as one another pal are eventually compelled to confront the painful prior they have buried for too decades.

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Drive Like Hell: A Novel

By Dallas Hudgens

Short of desperately to be in the back of the wheel, Luke Fulmer counts down the times to his 16th birthday, whilst he can ultimately get his license. regrettably, the very first thing he does with it truly is "borrow" his neighbor's motor vehicle. while he's pulled over and located in ownership of an air pistol, a ski masks, a stolen television, and a bag of pot, the unforgiving neighborhood Justice of the Peace takes scissors to his license and vows to fasten him up if he ever stands in entrance of her back. So with an absent father and a mom descending into alcoholism, he strikes in together with his older brother, Nick, an easygoing ex-con who desires to steer Luke onto the immediately and slim. in the summertime that follows, Luke contends with a kleptomaniac female friend, a duffel bag filled with cocaine, and the belief that he needs to shop his relatives from themselves, while he plots to overcome a course out of city.

In his hilarious, unforgettable debut -- with every thing from inventory motor vehicle racing to drug dealing -- Dallas Hudgens brilliantly inspires Southern tradition in a story that's raucous and wrenching, humorous and clever.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

By Trenton Lee Stewart

"Are you a proficient baby trying to find targeted opportunities?"

When this extraordinary advert seems within the newspaper, dozens of youngsters sign up to take a chain of mysterious, mind-bending assessments. (And you, expensive reader, can try your wits correct along them.) yet after all simply 4 very exact young ones will be triumphant. Their problem: to head on a mystery challenge that in basic terms the main clever and imaginitive young ones may possibly entire. to complete it they'll need to move undercover on the studying Institute for the Very Enlightened, the place the one rule is that there are not any rules.

As our heroes face actual and psychological trials past their wildest imaginations, they've got no selection yet to show to one another for aid. yet with their newfound friendship at stake, will they manage to cross crucial attempt of all?

Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.

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Fay: A Novel

By Larry Brown

She's had no schooling, and also you cannot name what her father's been attempting to provide her "love." So at seventeen, Fay Jones leaves domestic, sporting a handbag with part a pack of cigarettes and buck debts. She's headed for the intense lighting fixtures and large instances of Biloxi, or even she understands she wishes support getting there. yet help's no longer tough to return through in case you seem like Fay.

there is a road patrolman who supplies her a boost, with a detour to his personal position. There are truck drivers who decide her up, no questions requested. there is a crop duster with cash for an evening or in town. there is a strip-joint bouncer who bargains at the aspect. And in spite of everything, there are 5 lifeless our bodies stacked in Fay's wake.

Fay is a unique that can in basic terms were written via Larry Brown, whom the Boston Globe referred to as "one of our best writers -- sincere, brave, unflinching."

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The Girls of August

By Anne Rivers Siddons

Each August, 4 girls may assemble jointly to spend per week on the seashore, renting a brand new condo every year. The ritual begun after they have been of their twenties and their husbands have been in clinical university, and have become a mainstay of each summer season thereafter. Their purely standards used to be oceanfront and isolation, their in simple terms wish to boost their far-flung friendships. They known as themselves the ladies of August. but if one of many women dies tragically, the gang slowly drifts aside and their holidays jointly are delivered to a halt. Years later, a brand new marriage reunites them they usually choose to come jointly once more on a distant barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, faraway from civilization, the ladies make startling discoveries that would swap them in methods they by no means anticipated.

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Money Boy

An American Library organization early life Media Award Stonewall Honor Book

Ray Liu is familiar with he may be satisfied. He lives in a massive suburban condo with the entire most modern digital instruments, or even reveals lots of time to delight in his love of gaming. He wishes the get away. It’s tricky getting grades that may please his military veteran father while conversing English continues to be a fight. but if his father accesses Ray’s web account and discovers Ray has been cruising homosexual web pages, his property are thrown at the entrance garden and without notice he is homeless. indignant and defiant, Ray heads to town. briefly order he's robbed, overwhelmed up, and seduced, and he learns the not easy realities of existence in the street. might he quite promote himself for intercourse? a lot of people use their our bodies to make cash — athletes, actors, versions, pop singers. If nobody will get damage, why should still a person care?

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Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children)

By Alastair Reynolds

100 and fifty years from now, Africa has turn into the world’s dominant technological and fiscal energy. Crime, battle, sickness and poverty were essentially eradicated. The Moon and Mars are settled, and colonies stretch the entire manner out to the sting of the sunlight process. And Ocular, the most important clinical device in historical past, is set to make an epochal discovery…
Geoffrey Akinya desires just one factor: to be left in peace, in order that he can proceed his long-running reports into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. yet Geoffrey’s family members, which controls the immense Akinya enterprise empire, has different plans for him. After the demise of his grandmother Eunice—the erstwhile area explorer and entrepreneur—something awkward has come to mild at the Moon, so Geoffrey is dispatched there to make sure the kinfolk identify continues to be untarnished.
But the secrets and techniques Eunice died with are approximately to be revealed—secrets that can swap everything...or tear this close to utopia aside.

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Louise rêve

By Brigitte Guilhot

Ecrivaine en useless, Louise « fait l. a. pute » en rédigeant des biographies de personnages minables… Quand son esprit divague, elle rêve d’un bonheur qui fuit

Je n’ai pas un body facile. J’oscille entre Juliette Gréco (jeune) et Brigitte Fontaine (sans les couettes). À half ça, je suis blond vénitien avec une coupe à los angeles Louise Brooks et je ne fais pas mon âge mais je ne suis pas certaine que ces considérations me donnent pour autant une gueule d’écrivain. À moins que l’impression vienne de mes yeux vairons et de ce regard de louve qui balaye le monde à l’orée duquel je me tiens motionless, plongeant parfois dans ses zones obscures, laissant entrevoir à ceux qui le croisent que je ne dois pas mâcher mes mots.
Va savoir.

Brigitte Guilhot nous variety le grand jeu dans cette novela : une constitution romanesque originale, un type où perce un humour pince-sans-rire, des apartés poétiques ; bref : de quoi régaler les lecteurs exigeants


Le ciel était d’un laiteux si sale, elle a european l’impression d’être dans une nouvelle de Raymond Carver, chômeuse hirsute sur le retour abandonnée par un amant inconstant dans une bicoque unbelievable au fin fond de nulle half, des canettes de bière éparpillées autour du canapé défoncé, devant l. a. télé qui ferait elle aussi de los angeles neige à half qu’il y a belle lurette qu’elle n’a pas d’amant même inconstant, qu’elle ne boit pas de bière, qu’elle n’a pas los angeles télé, et que son canapé, cahin-caha, il tient encore le coup.


Fille d'une Louve et du Vent, Brigitte Guilhot a vu los angeles nuit au milieu du siècle dernier. Toute petite déjà elle planta ses griffes et sa truffe dans l'humus de l'Écriture et mordit à pleines dents dans l. a. chair des Mots dont elle arrachait los angeles substantifique moëlle pour los angeles grande pride de ses profs de français qui s'emmerdaient beaucoup par ailleurs en corrigeant leurs copies - ce qui ne l'empêcha pas de se faire virer de partout.

Auteur d'un roman haletant Soluble, paru en juillet 2014 à L'Ours blanc (qui se trouve être son animal-totem), de romans et nouvelles plus ou moins noirs ou chauds publiés ou non, d'une correspondance de criminal avec Hafed Benotman à paraître incessamment sous peu chez omit Ska, et d'autres billevesées littéraires, elle promène chaque nuit ses yeux rouges dans l. a. cité endormie en chasse d'inspiration et fait ses classes au Franprix le jour.

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