The Seven Veils of Seth (Modern Arabic Literature)

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, notwithstanding, additionally the god of the wilderness and for this reason a benevolent champion of barren region dwellers just like the regularly 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 way of life in a Tuareg oasis. Isan—either Seth himself or a latter-day avatar— is a desert-wandering seer and proponent of wasteland lifestyles. while he settles for a longer remain in a fertile oasis, the implications are disastrous, and we come across infanticide, betrayal, metamorphosis, and homicide. Tuareg folklore, Egyptian mythology, Russian literature, and medieval ecu notion are all a part of this existential mirrored image on existence during which in point of fact elusive, a mirage pulsing on the horizon.

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The Body Artist: A Novel

By Don DeLillo

A beautiful novel through the bestselling nationwide booklet Award-winning writer of White Noise and Underworld.

Since the book of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived within the epidermis of our occasions. He has came upon a voice for the forgotten souls who hang-out the fringes of our tradition and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American.

In The physique Artist his spare, seductive 12th novel, he inhabits the muted international of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose paintings defies the boundaries of the physique. Lauren resides on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented condo, the place she encounters an odd, ageless guy, a guy with uncanny wisdom of her personal lifestyles. jointly they start a trip into the desolate tract of time, love and human perception.

The physique Artist is a haunting, attractive and profoundly relocating novel from one of many best writers of our time.

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of technological know-how (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully distinct and hugely unique satire that has charmed readers for greater than a hundred years. The paintings of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean pupil Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the trips of A. sq., a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, the place women-thin, instantly lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and the place males can have any variety of facets, counting on their social status.
Through unusual occurrences that deliver him into touch with a number of geometric kinds, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one size) and Pointland (no dimensions) and eventually entertains recommendations of vacationing a land of 4 dimensions—a progressive proposal for which he's back to his two-dimensional global. Charmingly illustrated by way of the writer, Flatland is not just interesting studying, it really is nonetheless a major fictional advent to the concept that of the a number of dimensions of house. "Instructive, interesting, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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Demons: A Novel in Three Parts (Vintage Classics)

Encouraged by way of the real tale of a political homicide that horried Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" during which he could say every little thing concerning the plague of materialist ideology that he observed infecting his homeland. What emerged used to be a prophetic and ferociously humorous masterpiece of ideology and homicide in pre-revolutionary Russia.

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Human Love: A Novel

Love for one more individual. Love for humanity as an entire. Are the 2 suitable or together specific? In his so much formidable novel on the grounds that Dreams of My Russian Summers, Andreï Makine takes us into the guts of Africa. His hero is Elias Almeida, a black progressive whose father used to be killed whilst Elias was once nonetheless a toddler, and whose mom, to feed him, used to be compelled to prostitute herself. stored from loss of life by way of a Catholic priest, Elias turns into a super scholar destined for greatness. notwithstanding, the reminiscence of his mom and dad turns him into a huge cog within the all over the world innovative circulation, sending him to Cuba and the Soviet Union to study for espionage and sabotage. He starts in his local Angola, nonetheless suffering to disencumber itself from the colonial yoke, and strikes to different political sizzling spots. yet what occurs whilst a black innovative devoted to improving the realm falls in love with a white lady who desires merely to stay a relaxed, easy life?

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Ovenman: A Novel (Tin House New Voice)

By Jeff Parker

This debut novel follows whilst Thinfinger--skateboarder, kitchen employee extraordinaire, and ne'er-do-well with a marginally tarnished middle of gold--and the path of Post-It notes he is dependent upon to make feel of his global. whilst a theft happens at his loved pizza parlor, issues start to warmth up for Ovenman.

Skateboarder, eating place employee, and punk rocker wannabe, the antihero of Jeff Parker’s uproariously humorous debut novel provides a brand new twist to the vintage coming-of-age tale. Our hero, whilst Thinfinger, is a ne’er-do-well with a touch tarnished middle of gold, and is determined by Post-it notes to aid him make experience of the chaos and momentum of his existence: a female friend who desires he murders her, a protracted misplaced Biodad who writes letters packed with lies, a televised struggle that's over sooner than it has even started, and a theft he can’t take into accout committing.

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Sans Aucun Remords: Roman

By Tom Clancy

John Kelly, l'as des commandos de plongeurs de los angeles guerre de Vietnam, a voulu décrocher, mais los angeles violence le poursuit. Pam, l. a. jeune fille qu'il tentait de soustraire à los angeles drogue, a été sauvagement assassinée par un réseau de buyers. Et presque dans le même temps, le Pentagone lui demande de récupérer des pilotes américains toujours détenus dans un camp nord-vietnamien. Deux affaires moins distinctes que ne le pense Kelly, qui devra apprendre à reconnaître ses ennemis avant d'agir... sans aucun remords. L'auteur d'Octobre rouge et de chance immédiat - sans doute le seul romancier que los angeles Maison Blanche et le Kremlin aient soupçonné d'avoir découvert des secrets and techniques d'Etat...- nous entraîne une fois de plus dans une aventure hallucinante de réalité, où les séquelles de l. a. guerre, le marché de los angeles drogue et de ses ravages, les rouages les plus secrets and techniques du pouvoir sont impitoyablement démontés.

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Wild Seed

By Octavia E. Butler

Doro is an entity who alterations our bodies like outfits, killing his hosts by way of reflex -- or layout. He fears nobody -- until eventually he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can soak up bullets and heal with a kiss...and savage an individual who threatens these she loves. She fears nobody -- until eventually she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of the USA, Doro and Anyanwu weave jointly a trend of future that no longer even immortals can think.

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