By Marie-France De Monneron
Dragonette de Sermoafort, après avoir enterré son mari volage et vendu son château pour payer ses dettes, dossier à los angeles capitale pour trouver du travail. Hébergée dans une chambre de bonne par un vieil oncle, riche d’argent et d’avarice, elle y fera ses plus belles rencontres : celui qui deviendra son meilleur ami, Mustapha Defrance, et un rat albinos, qu’elle prénommera Marcel.Au hasard des petites annonces, Dragonette deviendra journey à travel femme de ménage, hôtesse d’accueil ou trainer pour bobos déjantés : une psychiatre dépressive, une joggeuse milliardaire, une intermittente du sexe, un thanatopracteur intempérant, un couple de charcutiers chevaliers de los angeles rillette, et bien d’autres.Sans tabous ni complexes, résolument optimiste, aimée de tous, Dragonette traverse avec bonheur et légèreté les aventures les plus burlesques et vit les occasions les plus improbables. C’est ainsi qu’en posant pour les rillettes du Brave Cochon Rose, elle accède à los angeles célébrité et devient l. a. coqueluche du Tout-Paris. Même le “président” l. a. poursuit de ses assiduités. Mais qui est-il ? L’auteure croque avec humour, tendresse, poésie, gaieté, et parfois férocité, le quotidien de ses personnages.
By Chip Ward
Pursued through a mad murderer after their arrest for chaining themselves to a mining web site gate, Luna Waxwing and Hip Hop Hopi search safe haven within the distant village of Stony Mesa. Immersed within the diversified cultures and conflicts of the modern West, the younger couple struggles to appreciate the wild lands that encompass them, whereas attempting to comprehend one another.
There are many models of ways that Fourth of July occasion in Stony Mesa, referred to now because the Apple Days insurrection, unraveled yet all agree that it all started whilst Otis Dooley hit Bo Hineyman sq. within the again with a clean horse turd. Splat! And the remaining is history.
After residing for 4 years in barren region, Chip Ward moved to the sting of an environmental sacrifice region, the place he prepared and led numerous campaigns to make polluters in charge. He cofounded HEAL Utah and served at the board of the Southern Utah wasteland Alliance for a number of years. beginning as a bookmobile librarian, Ward ended his library profession because the assistant director of the Salt Lake urban Public Library. he's the writer of 2 books, Canaries at the Rim: residing Downwind within the West and Hope's Horizon: 3 Visions for therapeutic the yankee Land. He writes on a regular basis for Tomdispatch.com. His essay approximately homelessness, "How the general public Library grew to become the Heartbreak Hotel," is the foundation for the motion picture The Public, now in production.
By Diane Leslie
Fleur de Leigh in Exile reveals fifteen-year-old Fleur in reduced conditions. She transferred mid-semester to Tucson's Rancho Cambridge West -- the most cost effective boarding college in all of the usa -- the place frail scholars convalesce within the arid clime and dine at the mess hall's "adobe melt." "Think of your self as a conquistador," her B-movie actress mom urges, yet Fleur's eyes are widened to the evils of prejudice and the burdens of struggling with it.
After an evening of dorm-room excessive jinks, Fleur and buddies band jointly because the "Four-Letter Four." Sentenced to a civic-minded punishment deep within the desolate tract, the "doomed do-gooders" come upon a grave state of affairs a ways faraway from Fleur's upper-class upbringing. severe concerns abound, yet in Diane Leslie's international even the main painful moments are tinged with comedy.
Diane Leslie's writing is "enchanting, plausible, and wickedly humorous" (Denver Post). Witty and clean, Fleur de Leigh in Exile pits Heartland opposed to Hollywood in a story whose brave heroine is as endearing in exile as ever before.
By JoeAnn Hart
— Margot Livesey
"Hart's Maine panorama is wealthy with eccentric characters…the reader will go with the flow on a cloud 9 of stylish entertainment."
— Mameve Medwed
"[Float] is all of these items: pleased and troubling, hilarious and somber, evocative and introspective."
— Stefanie Freele, helpful Fiction
When every thing round you is sinking, occasionally it takes determined measures to stick afloat.
When Duncan Leland seems to be down on the garbage-strewn seashore underneath his workplace window, he sees the phrases God support Us scrawled within the sand. whereas it kind of feels a becoming message—not simply is Duncan’s enterprise underwater, yet his marriage is drowning as well—he is going right down to the seashore to erase it. as soon as there, he is helping a seagull being strangled through a plastic six-pack holder—the basically creature in worse form than he's on the moment.
Duncan rescues the seagull, now not figuring out that he’s being filmed via a bunch of conceptual artists and that the photos will quickly move viral, turning either him and the gull into minor celebrities. And while an unsavory but very convincing neighborhood, Osbert Marpol, talks him right into a not-quite-legitimate mortgage association, Duncan can’t aid yet agree in a last-ditch try to keep the roles of his employees.
For it slow, it sort of feels as though issues are eventually having a look up for Duncan—yet among his phone-sex-entrepreneur ex-girlfriend’s very public flirtations and the ever-mysterious phrases of his new mortgage, Duncan realizes that there’s no such factor as strings-free salvation—and that it’s just a subject of time ahead of the tide rises ominously round him again.
A wry story of monetary desperation, conceptual artwork, madness, infertility, seagulls, marital drawback, jellyfish, equipped crime, and the plight of a plastic-filled ocean, JoeAnn Hart’s novel takes a sensible, satirical examine relations, the surroundings, and lifestyles in a hardscrabble beach city in Maine.
By Zoran Feric,Klaus D Olof
By Matthew Quick
After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, clinical checks show a mind tumor that he without problems attributes to his wartime Agent Orange publicity. He wakes up from surgical procedure repeating a reputation nobody in his civilian lifestyles has ever heard - that of a local American soldier whom he used to be ordered to self-discipline. David comes to a decision to come back whatever invaluable he some time past stole from the guy he now calls Clayton hearth endure. it would be the one technique to locate closure in a global more and more at odds with the only he served to guard. it will probably additionally aid him ultimately get over his wife's premature demise.
As David confronts his prior to salvage his current, a poignant portrait emerges: that of an opinionated and goodhearted American patriot struggling with like hell to stick real to his crimson, white, and blue center, at the same time the rustic he loves speedily adjustments in methods he does not continually like or comprehend. striking within the stability are Granger's far away art-dealing son, Hank; his adoring seven-year-old granddaughter, Ella; and his ally, Sue, a Vietnamese-American who respects David's fearless sincerity.
Through the arguable, wrenching, and wildly sincere David Granger, Matthew speedy bargains a no-nonsense yet finally hopeful view of America's polarized psyche. through turns irascible and hilarious, insightful and inconvenient, David is a posh, wounded, honorable, and eventually loving guy. The cause you are Alive examines how the secrets and techniques and accounts we supply from our prior outline us; it additionally demanding situations us to appear past our personal prejudices and look for the nice in our intended enemies.
By Michael Schulze,Michael Thoresen
By John Wagner,Alan Grant,Gary Rice,Carlos Ezquerra,Steve Kyte
In the some distance destiny Strontium-90 fallout has created a race of mutants, outcasts from society, despised through the ‘norms’ and given purely the dirtiest task – bounty searching. Johnny Alpha is one such mutant, operating for the Search/Destroy corporation, removing the criminals for the Galactic Crime fee, aided through his trusty Viking sidekick, Wulf.
The moment quantity during this thrill-packed sequence collects jointly such vintage tales as ‘Portrait of a Mutant’, ‘The Killing’ and ‘Outlaw’ besides an advantage strip and an in depth covers gallery.
By Sophie Kipner
'Hilarious . . . Kipner writes superbly, is emotionally clever and has a willing eye for element - the extra absurd the higher. the result's a unique, sometimes deranged and consistently very shrewdpermanent learn. I enjoyed each minute.' Daily Mail
Meet Tabitha grey, a delusional lady from Topanga, California, who redefines what it skill to be a really hopeless romantic. Tabby suffers from an competitive pressure of cock-eyed optimism – no volume of failure, embarrassment or humiliation can dent her fierce trust that genuine, precise, lasting love is simply round the nook.
Where most folk imagine, fantasize and dream, Tabby says, feels and does. no matter if ready in her undies for Harrison Ford to open the door of his inn room; mentioning her love, elderly 9, for Ernesto the gardener; encountering Al Pacino in a Russian bathhouse; looking ardour with a blind guy at the suggestion of a sensible outdated lady with dementia at her grandmother’s domestic for the aged; or sending intimate images to a random sexter with an it appears fascinating dick, Tabby refuses to be beaten through her many misadventures. She has to maintain believing, simply because if she offers up, what then? Ill-advisedly armed with the phrases of Dorothy Parker, Tabby is familiar with that her personal ferocious optimism is the single factor maintaining her heart-sore, wine-swilling mom and cynical, single-mum sister from giving up on love altogether. She is their purely wish. If Tabby can locate love, then they too will believe…
In this warmly witty debut novel, Sophie Kipner takes a satirical examine the extremity of romantic desperation, and can pay wry tribute to the deep human have to carry on heroically trying to find love regardless of our manifold absurdities.
By AA. VV.,Ryan North,Matthew Bennardo,David Malki,R. North,M. Bennardo,D. Malki,G. Garbellini
Spaziando dall'umorismo alla fantascienza, dall'horror all'avventura, trentaquattro racconti di autori diversi immaginano mondi in cui il fatale responso della Macchina della Morte diviene il fondamento di una nuova gerarchia sociale o una semplice voce del curriculum, un mostro pervasivo contro cui lottare o una moda passeggera, il dato che può bruciare l. a. carriera di un politico o il centro di nuovi giochi di società. Trentaquattro voci different in line with indagare come cambierebbero i rapporti umani e il lavoro, gli ospedali e le scuole, l. a. giustizia e il crimine. Saremmo più liberi o vivremmo incatenati a quella sentenza ineluttabile, condizionati in ogni scelta da un destino che può materializzarsi in qualsiasi momento? Saremmo morbosamente attratti da ciò che ci ucciderà o cercheremmo di fingere con noi stessi di non sapere nulla? Sfideremmo l. a. macchina in keeping with smentire il suo verdetto o cambieremmo los angeles nostra vita nel tentativo di allontanare il più possibile un finale già scritto?
Da un'idea nata sul net, un libro che può sembrare un gioco, ma che è anche un modo according to riflettere sulla nostra ossessione di voler sapere tutto, di svelare anche l'ultimo mistero.