Download The Mimic Men: A Novel by V. S. Naipaul PDF

By V. S. Naipaul

A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully inspires a colonial man’s event in a postcolonial world.

Born of Indian background and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a method to impose order on a chaotic life. His thoughts lead him to acknowledge the anomaly of his early life within which he secretly fantasized a few heroic India, but replaced his identify from Ranjit Kripalsingh. As he assesses his short-lived marriage to an ostentatious white lady, Singh realizes what has stored him from turning into a formal Englishman. however it is the go back domestic and his next immersion within the roiling political surroundings of a newly self-governed country that finally offer Singh with the required perception to find the crux of his disillusionment.

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Download After the Fire, A Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld PDF

By Evie Wyld

After the departure of the lady he loves, Frank struggles to rebuild his existence one of the sugarcane and sand dunes that encompass his oceanside shack. 40 years prior, Leon is drafted to serve in Vietnam and reveals himself without notice confronting an analogous stories that hang-out his war-veteran father. As those tales weave round each one other—each narrated in a voice as delicate because it is fierce—we examine what binds Frank and Leon jointly, and what can result retaining them apart.
 
Set within the unforgiving panorama of japanese Australia, Evie Wyld’s comprehensive debut tackles the inescapability of the earlier, the ineffable ties of family members, and the wars fought via fathers and sons.

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Download Three Generations by Yom Sang-seop PDF

By Yom Sang-seop

“The novel, choked with gossip and family members intrigue as scandalous as any modern cleaning soap opera, reads deliciously like a Dostoevsky novel or Les Liaisons Dangereuses meets Korea’s conventional heart class.”—KoreAm Magazine

Three Generations charts the tensions within the Jo relatives in Thirties Japanese-occupied Seoul. considered one of Korea’s most vital works of fiction, Three Generations gave delivery to naturalism in Korean literature and continues to be a compulsory learn for Korean highschool scholars.

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Download Uitgeverij Guggenheimer (Guggenheimer, Book 3) by Herman Brusselmans PDF

By Herman Brusselmans

...Guggenheimer rook aan zijn neus. Straks wassen, nam hij zich voor. Hij had de afgelopen nacht en ochtend de verlopen ex-Miss België Katia Alens niet alleen danig gevingerd, gebeft en geneukt, maar ook, vooral eigenlijk geneusd, en haar aldus zodanig vaak de beurt van haar leven gegeven dat ze niet meer zou weten van welke parochie ze used to be, al schreef de biechtvader persoonlijk de naam ervan in de palm van haar rechterhand. ...

..."Als je daarmee de nieuwe uniformen van het Belgisch leger vergelijkt. Tjonge, tjonge. Het wijf dat die vodden van snit en naad heeft voorzien zouden ze standrechterlijk moeten fusilleren. Hoe heet ze ook weer? Godverdomme, dat haar naam me ontsnapt, hoe is het mogelijk. Ik ben ooit 'ns met die griet naar mattress geweest. Zo'n dwergpoliep met puitenogen en haar vanop haar pruim tot op haar rug. Ik zou haar naam duizend keer noemen, als ik 'm niet vergeten used to be. Of nee, ik weet het weer ! Ann Meulemeester ! Juist ja. Wat had je gedacht, Volder ? Uiteraard, makker. Bruine streep. En haar tong vol gaten van in line with ongeluk naalden in te slikken tijdens het afbiezen en het zomen inleggen. Dat pijpt niet lekker, dat kan ik je verzekeren. Jongens toch, die Ann Meulemeester. Ik heb al veel misbaksel aan mijn toeter hebben hangen, maar die spande de kroon." ...

..."Alsof dat wat uitmaakt." Hij stak z'n sigaar aan, en zei: "Zo,zo.. Meulemeester... Zo zo... Ben jij overigens familie van die andere baal knoken, hoe heet ze... Ann Meulemeester ? Die omhooggescheten ontwerpster van coutureloze zwarte vodden waar chichiwijven zich zonder geldige reden blauw aan betalen ? Is dat je tante, al ziet ze eruit als je oom met een carnavalspruik op ? Of is ze je zus ?" "Eh... Nee... ze is geen familie." "Dat kan kloppen. Je lijkt ervan geen kanten op. Bij jou zitten je loezen van voor en bij Ann Meulemeester van achter. Iets ander nu. Lees jij veel ?"...

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Download How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid PDF

By Mohsin Hamid

Cited as a most-anticipated novel of 2013 by means of Vogue, The day-by-day Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, and extra . . .

From the across the world bestselling writer of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the boldly imagined story of a bad boy’s quest for wealth and love.

His first novels validated Mohsin Hamid as a notably artistic storyteller along with his finger at the world’s pulse. How to Get prosperous in emerging Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. the remarkable and riveting story of a man’s trip from impoverished rural boy to company multi-millionaire, it steals its form from the enterprise self-help books gobbled by means of bold youths in all places “rising Asia.” It follows its anonymous hero to the sprawling city the place he starts off to accumulate an empire outfitted on that most fluid, and more and more scarce, of products: water. but his center is still set on anything else, at the beautiful lady whose celebrity rises with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked back through the forces that careen their fates along.
       How to Get prosperous in emerging Asia is a impressive slice of up to date existence at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic with out being sentimental, political with no being didactic, and non secular with out being spiritual, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and desire it depicts. And it creates unforgettable characters who locate moments of transcendent intimacy in the middle of shattering switch.

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Download Jane And Prudence (Virago Modern Classics) by Barbara Pym PDF

By Barbara Pym

The atmosphere of this very humorous novel, one in all Barbara Pym's earliest, is an English village the place Jane's husband is the newly appointed vicar, and the place Prudence pays Jane a trip and locate herself courted via a fatuous younger widower. Prudence, at twenty-nine, has accomplished not anything in lifestyles yet a lifeless study activity in London and a string of dud affairs; Jane, now in her forties, used to be Prudence's show at Oxford. Jane cheerfully concedes that she is an incompetent housewife, yet she hopes that the flow to a rural parish could remodel her right into a Trollopean vicar's spouse, in addition to a artful matchmaker. there are various comedian problems right here, as Jane learns that matchmaking has as many pitfalls as does housewifery - the hot Yorker

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Download Uncle Sagamore and His Girls by Charles Williams PDF

By Charles Williams

First released in 1959 by means of Gold Medal

It's election season in Blossom County, and that implies it's time for moonshine.

Educated on the racetrack, Billy hasn't ever had an organization grip on his ABCs, yet he convinced understands tips on how to learn a racing shape. while a kin courtroom pass judgement on threatens to place the seven-year-old in a foster domestic, Billy and his father visit reside within the nation-state, on the healthy little farm owned through Billy's Uncle Sagamore, the place the air is natural, the grass is eco-friendly, and the liquor from his hidden distillery is obvious as water—and approximately a hundred and twenty evidence. yet strain from the legislation has saved Sagamore's nonetheless silent, and the stash of white lightning is beginning to dwindle. To get his home-brewing operation again underway, Sagamore wishes a distraction—and there's none higher than neighborhood politics. whilst Uncle Sagamore throws his weight into the Blossom County elections, democracy is absolutely not a similar.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years sooner than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide struggle II, Williams begun writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to give up his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and just a little informal narrative kind distinguishes his novels, which diversity from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even supposing released by means of pulp homes, his paintings received nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed through mythical ny occasions critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the reveal, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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Retail epub -- can't discover a operating ISBN yet this is often a retail epub from Kobo

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Download Deadwood by Pete Dexter PDF

By Pete Dexter

DEADWOOD, DAKOTA TERRITORIES, 1876: mythical gunman Wild invoice Hickcock and his buddy Charlie Utter have come to the Black Hills city of Deadwood clean from Cheyenne, fleeing an ungrateful population. invoice, getting older and unwell yet nonetheless in a position to top any guy in a good gunfight, simply desires to be left on my own to drink and play playing cards. yet during this city of played-out miners, bounty hunters, upstairs women, chinese language immigrants, and numerous different entrepeneurs and miscreants, he reveals himself pursued by means of a vicious sheriff, a perverse whore guy bent on revenge, and a besotted Calamity Jane. Fueled through liquor, intercourse, and violence, this can be the true wild west, in contrast to something portrayed within the dime novels that first instructed its tale.

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Download The Cotton-Pickers by B. Traven PDF

By B. Traven

The heritage of The Cotton-Pickers, set in Mexico within the Nineteen Twenties, is the fight of the rising exchange unions to finish the exploitation of hungry workers. Gales, a laconic American drifter, turns his hand to whatever for a meal and a flea-bitten bunk—he works on a cotton plantation, in an oil box, in a bakery, as a cowboy for a North American ranch proprietor. Opposing exploitation, he leaves at the back of him a path of uprising. Underlying this energetic and humorous story of his adventures is a robust examine of social injustice, and such a lot of all a testomony to the energy of human braveness and dignity one in every of Traven’s favourite issues. "B. Traven is coming to be famous as one of many narrative masters of the 20 th century."—New York occasions booklet Review. "Great storytellers frequently come up like Judaic simply males to exemplify and rehearse the reality for his or her iteration. The elusive B. Traven was once simply this type of man."—Book World.

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Unknown source/conversion, has bankruptcy breaks, reads fresh -- inside of epub is notice that says "From the 1969 variation released via Hill and Wang."

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Download Holy Mayhem by Pat G'Orge-Walker PDF

By Pat G'Orge-Walker

Church-ladies-turned-sleuths are certain to increase greater than a bit hell once they choose to make crime-solving miracles during this hilarious new novel. . .

They've been laid off, they're broke, and their religion is absolutely being attempted. yet committed Mount Kneel Down Baptist Church individuals endurance Kash and pleasure Karry determine now's the precise time to pursue their different real calling—becoming deepest detectives. And if that suggests placing up with their thug-wannabe cousin Porky's delusions whereas hilariously interfering with their recognized detective godson Percy's investigations, it's nonetheless a heaven-sent chance to listen to the entire city airborne dirt and dust and locate buyers. . .

whilst a thief steals the prized relatives Bible correct out from lower than Porky's nostril and church cash are lacking on Patience's watch, those sisters-in-God locate themselves sleuthing out the strangest relatives and church secrets—and up opposed to a person greater than able to ship them to their heavenly present. Now, they'll desire their such a lot encouraged hunches, their not-real-fierce puppy criminal, and their license-to-missionary to discover the reality and crack this holy case. . .

"Walker shines a bit mild on a wacky kinfolk reunion together with her traditional inspirational, knee-slapping style." —Publishers Weekly on Don't Blame the Devil

"Deeply pleasing. . .a rip-roaringly comical read." —The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on mom everlasting Ann Everlastin's Dead

"A comedian novel approximately errors and moment chances." —Library magazine on Don't Blame the Devil

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