Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015Meet U. – a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments. and. to this end. expect their ‚corporate anthropologist’ to help decode and manipulate the world around them – all the more so now that a giant. epoch-defining project is in the offing.Instead. U. spends his days procrastinating. meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills. African traffic jams. roller-blade processions. zombie parades. Is there. U. wonders. a secret logic holding all these images together – a codex that. once cracked. will unlock the master-meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific Cargo Cults. or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not.As U. oscillates between the visionary
Early one morning in New York City. Will Heller. a sixteen-year-old paranoid schizophrenic. gets on a New York City uptown B train on a fantastic and terrifying quest to save the world. Violet Heller. his frantic mother. is joined by Ali Lateef. a missing persons specialist. in a desperate attempt to locate her son before psychosis claims him completely. As the stakes grow higher. Lateef gradually comes to realize that this is more than a case of a runaway teen: Will Heller has a chilling case history. and Violet. beautiful and enigmatic. harbors a secret that Lateef will discover at his own peril. Suspenseful and comic. devastating and hopeful by turns. Lowboy is a fearless exploration of youth. sex and violence in contemporary America. seen through one boy’s haunting and extraordinary vision. DON’T MISS THIS TRAIN! John Wray and others read from Lowboy on a New York subway. Click HERE.
Autor: John Wray
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In AD 100 John the Apostle is restored to the body of his youth and sent on a mission with a warning to never reveal his true identity.Fast-forward to modern-day Seattle. where John leads a foundation dedicated to bringing clean water to third-world nations. When a new television series threatens to reveal the truth of his identity. John struggles to keep his secret. especially as he grows close to Nicole. a young woman he recruits to lead his organization.For two thousand years. John has wandered the earth while hiding his identity. But now both friends and foes are on the verge of discovering who he really is-an event that will trigger the end times.Can John divert those who would discover his secret. or will curious friends and suspicious enemies spark the apocalypse?
Autor: Dennis Brooke
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One Life We’re Given
I would follow this man anywhere his words want to take us. writes Elizabeth Gilbert. author of Eat. Pray. Love. in praise of Mark Nepo and The One Life Were Given. His voice helps us find pathways where we might have believed that no pathway could possibly exist.Mark Nepo is a national treasure. says Rev. Ed Bacon. author of Eight Habits of Love. Now. Nepopopular spiritual teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakeningcrafts a new road map for the souls journey. It is a powerful guide to being in the world without being overwhelmed by it. Profound and poignant stories and insights help us survive what life brings us. and to thrive. says Arianna Huffington. The One Life Were Given „shares how to shape the life of the soul. and make sense of pain. fear. and loss. as well as surprise. beauty. and wonder (Library Journal). Exploring the craft of awakening. The One Life Were Given affirms our purpose: we are here not just to stay alive but to stay in our aliveness. The wisdom presented in the shining pages of this holy book is another luminous gift from a gallant. grateful. and imaginative spiritual master (Spirituality & Practice).
Autor: Mark Nepo
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You Are Here
You Are Here is a dazzling exploration of the universe and our relationship to it.It is the story of how something evolved from nothing. and how something became everything. It is the story of science: the greatest story ever told.Here. for the first time in a single span. is the life of the universe. from quarks to galaxy super-clusters. and from slime to Homo sapiens.The universe was once a moment of perfect symmetry. and is now 13.7 billion years of history. Clouds of gas were woven into whatever complexity we find in the universe today: the hierarchies of stars. or the brains of mammals.With wit and erudition. Christopher Potter takes us on a voyage beyond even time and space. to present the state of scientific knowledge at its most up-to-date and exhilarating.
Autor: Christopher Potter
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Cliff House Strangler
When nineteenth-century attorney Sarah Woolson defied convention by opening her own San Francisco law firm. she found that clients-paying clients. that is-were wary of a woman managing their legal affairs. Just as her patience and her money are running out. Sarah attends a seance at San Francisco’s Cliff House that turns out to be much more than „silly parlor tricks.” After a dramatic display. Russian clairvoyant Madame Olga Karpova and her guests discover that one of the people seated at the table has been brutally strangled. Later. when two more of the guests are found slain. Sarah is pressed into defending the accused murderer. Working on her client’s case. she quickly finds herself at the center of a complicated murder plot involving ghosts. gypsies. and City Hall. It’s hardly proper behavior for a nineteenth-century woman. but Sarah wouldn’t have it any other way.
Autor: Shirley Tallman
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