urnalist takes a thoughtful and inventive approach to exploring identity and examining how we view fatherhood in a modern context. To root out the source of his fears around parenting. Vidal revisits the flash points of his juvenescence. a feat that transports him. a first-generation American born to Colombian parents. back to the drug-fueled streets of 1980s90s Miami. It’s during those pivotal years that he’s drawn to skateboarding. graffiti. and the music of rebellion: hip-hop. As he looks to the past for answers. he infuses his personal story with rap lyrics and interviews with some of pop culture’s most compelling voicesplenty of whom have proven to be some of society’s best. albeit nontraditional. dads. Along the way. Vidal confronts the unfair stereotypes that taint urban menespecially Black and Latino menin today’s society. An illuminating journey of discovery. Rap Dad is a striking portrait of modern fatherhood that is as much political as it is entertaining. personal as it is
A timely reflection on identity in America. exploring the intersection of fatherhood. race. and hip-hop culture.Just as his music career was taking off. Juan Vidal received life-changing news: he’d soon be a father. Throughout his life. neglectful men were the rulehis own dad struggled with drug addiction and infidelitya cycle that. inevitably. wrought Vidal with insecurity. At age twenty-six. with only a bare grip on life. what lessons could he possibly offer a kid? Determined to alter the course for his child. Vidal did what he’d always done when confronted with life’s challenges. He turned to the counterculture. ‚;The counterculture took the place of a father I could no longer touch. Since things like school and church couldn’t get through to me. I was being trained up outside of organized institutions. What I gravitated to were these movements that not only felt redeeming. but also freeing. They were almost everything I needed.’ In Rap Dad. the musician-turned-jo
Norwood. the first novel by the long-acclaimed Charles Portis. is an outstanding example of the cool wit and unique style that has made Portis one of America’s greatest writers. Out of the American neon desert of rollerdromes. chili parlors. the Grand Ole Opry. and girls who want to „live in a trailer and play records all night” comes an ex-marine and troubadour. Norwood Pratt. Sent on a mission to New York by Grady Fring. „the Kredit King.” Norwood has visions of „speeding across the country in a late-model car. seeing all the sights.” Instead. he gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars. freight trains. and buses. By the time he returns home to Ralph. Texas. Norwood has met his true love. Rita Lee. on a Trailways bus; befriended Edmund B. Ratner. the second shortest midget in show business and „the world’s smallest perfect fat man”; and helped Joann. „the chicken with a college education.” to realize her true potential in life. As with all of Portis’ fiction. the tone is cool. sympathetic. funny. and undeniably American.
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*The Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller*EVERYONE’S INVITED.EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT.AND EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT.’Ripping. riveting’ A. J. Finn’Clever. twisty and sleek’ Daily Mail’Unputdownable’ John Boyne’Foley is superb’ The Times’Chilling’ Adele Parks’Terrific. riveting’ Dinah JefferiesIn a remote hunting lodge. deep in the Scottish wilderness. old friends gather.The beautiful oneThe golden coupleThe volatile oneThe new parentsThe quiet oneThe city boyThe outsiderThe victim.Not an accident – a murder among friends.
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y accountable. and Commander Spock learns there are even deeper forces that threaten this civilization. If Kirk and Spock cannot convince the First Federation’s leaders to overcome their fears. the resulting catastrophe could doom them all!
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Internationally bestselling author John Connolly takes readers into the dark world of private detective Charlie Parker. whose deadly fight against evil begins when the daughter of a South Carolina millionaire is raped and murdered.In South Carolina. a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse. daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It’s a case that nobody wants to touch. a case with its roots in old evil. and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker’s speciality. But Parker is about to enter a living nightmare. a red dreamscape haunted by the murderous spectre of a hooded woman. by a black car waiting for a passenger that never comes. and by the complicity of both friends and enemies in the events surrounding Marianne Larousse’s death. This is not an investigation. This is a descent into the abyss. a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover. his unborn child. even
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