Download E-books The Blizzard: A Novel PDF

By Jamey Gambrell

Finalist for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
Long-listed for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
A New York instances e-book evaluate Editor's Choice
A mind-blowing, totally precise saga from Russia's such a lot celebrated and such a lot debatable novelist
Garin, a district healthcare professional, is desperately attempting to succeed in the village of Dolgoye, the place a mysterious epidemic is popping humans into zombies. He consists of with him a vaccine that might hinder the unfold of this poor affliction, yet is stymied in his travels by way of an impenetrable snowstorm. a visit that are supposed to final not more than a couple of hours becomes a metaphysical trip, an excursion packed with outstanding encounters, harmful escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures.
Trapped in an existential typhoon, Vladimir Sorokin's characters struggle their method throughout a panorama that owes as a lot to Chekhov's Russian nation-state because it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of technological know-how fiction. Hypnotic, attention-grabbing, and richly drawn, The Blizzard is a seminal paintings from some of the most creative authors writing this day. Sorokin has created yet one more boldly unique paintings, which mixes an avant-garde sensibility with a style for the absurd and the gruesome, all whereas providing stinging truths approximately modern existence and modern day Russia.

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Download E-books Casebook Of The Black Widowers (The Black Widowers, Book 3) PDF

By Isaac Asimov

The 3rd within the Black Widowers sequence, a set of witty and cleverly concocted conundrums approximately different themes and with sufficient info given for the devoted reader to see the reply prior to Henry the waiter does so. as soon as a month the Black Widowers membership meets to take pleasure in stable meals, fantastic wine, convivial corporation - and to entertain a guest.

Each month the visitor presents them with a conundrum - a secret which has to date proved thoroughly baffling.

And so the Black Widowers started working at the challenge - aided and abetted via Henry, their perspicacious waiter, whose powers of deduction by no means fail to astonish...

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Download E-books Love Beyond Reason PDF

By Sandra Brown

Katherine Adams acknowledged she'd by no means make her sister Mary's blunders. Mary's fairy-tale marriage into the rich, strong Manning dynasty had became a nighmare of abuse. Then, at the evening her playboy husband was once killed in a automobile coincidence, Mary died in childbirth. Now savvy, clever, and extremely indignant Katherine vowed to by no means allow a Manning, any Manning, close to Mary's baby -- now not even the speeding, charismatic oil guy who confirmed up at her door. Katherine desired to think Jason Manning wasn't like his ruthless relations. yet secrets and techniques and lies have been a part of his historical past. And Katherine should be destroyed by means of a fact she was once afraid to face...and a guy she couldn't withstand.

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Download E-books Low Expectations PDF

By Elizabeth Aaron

Georgie has a glamorous occupation in fashion.

Her boss doesn’t be aware of her identify, yet operating for a genius can pay off at some point. She hopes.

She additionally has nice friends.

Granted, they’re occasionally a section superficial, yet who desires to talk about a world concern on a Friday night?

And she’s having fun with her unmarried life.

Eighteen months of celibacy, and never a sizzling prospect in sight.

Perhaps life’s now not rather what she hoped for…

But how can she swap it, and what does she actually need? caught someplace among a quarter-life drawback and self-fulfillment, Georgie is set that this 12 months, every little thing might be diverse. Armed purely together with her experience of humour, a few black eyeliner and her most sensible test at ‘charming’, she’s at the means. yet simply how lengthy will the hot greater Georgie last?

Low expectancies is a brilliant, raunchy, laugh-out-loud novel approximately what it ability to be a ‘Real Woman’ this day

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Download E-books The Frangipani Hotel: Fiction PDF

An terribly compelling debut—ghost tales that grapple with the legacy of the Vietnam War
 
a stunning younger lady looks totally wearing an overflowing bath on the Frangipani resort in Hanoi. A jaded teenage woman in Houston befriends an older Vietnamese gentleman she discovers bare at the back of a dumpster. A trucker in Saigon is requested to force a death younger guy domestic to his village. A plump Vietnamese-American youngster is shipped to her aged grandmother in Ho Chi Minh urban to shed extra pounds, in simple terms to be lured out of the home through the wafting aroma of freshly baked bread. In those evocative and consistently spectacular tales, the supernatural coexists with the mundane lives of characters who fight opposed to the burdens of the past.
 
in accordance with conventional Vietnamese folks stories instructed to Kupersmith by way of her grandmother, those fantastical, chilling, and punctiliously modern tales are a boldly unique exploration of Vietnamese tradition, addressing either the immigrant event and the lives of these who remained in the back of. Lurking within the history of all of them is a bigger ghost—that of the Vietnam battle, whose legacy keeps to hang-out us.
 
Violet Kupersmith’s voice is a thrilling addition to the panorama of yankee fiction. With large intensity and diversity, her tales go beyond their style to make a unconditionally unique assertion in regards to the postwar experience.
 
Praise for The Frangipani Hotel
 

“[A] subversively smart debut assortment . . . those stories—playful, offended, from time to time legitimately scary—demonstrate a subtlety of objective that belies [Kupersmith’s] youth.”The manhattan instances ebook Review
 
“Magical, attractive, smooth tales, all in keeping with conventional Vietnamese folktales, [The Frangipani Hotel] invokes the ghosts of the land that was once left behind.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“[A] gleaming debut . . . playful and clever, an superb feat for a tender writer.”Chicago Tribune
 
“A sequence of brief tales which are as clean as they're captivating, The Frangipani Hotel will hang-out you lengthy after the final phrases have drifted off the page.”—Lisa See
 
“Auspicious . . . wildly energetic.”Elle
 
“Enthralling tales . . . teeming with aspect and personality.”—Asian overview of Books
 
“Chilling and beautiful . . . Kupersmith has mixed conventional storytelling with a post-modern experience of tension and darkness, and the result's captivating.”Bookreporter
 
“The tales shimmer with existence. . . . Kupersmith [is] one to watch.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Carter's Big Break PDF

By Brent Crawford

After surviving freshman yr (just barely), Carter is yearning his summer season holiday. regrettably, whilst he and his female friend, Abby, half methods, it appears to be like as if summer season simply could holiday him. issues begin to lookup while he’s without notice solid in an self reliant movie contrary the world’s largest tween sensation, Hilary Idaho. With Hollywood knocking on his door, Carter will get a style of the great lifestyles. yet because the movie spirals uncontrolled, he starts to worry that he’s now not the “somebody” he thinks he's and extra the “nobody” he’s definite he continuously has been. discover if Carter is going Hollywood…or Hollywood is going Carter.

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Download E-books Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes PDF

Fame and facelessness, fact and deception, spin their manner in the course of the 9 interlocking chapters of this pleasing and wickedly humorous novel by means of the across the world bestselling writer of Measuring the World.
 
No one is extra stunned than Ebling while his new cellphone starts off receiving calls intended for well known actor Ralf Tanner. before everything he attempts to set the callers correct, yet quickly he's having fun with the drama and tool that big name brings. Little does he recognize that his activities will reason a ripple impression that might depart only a few lives untouched, from the celeb himself to these lingering on the edges of the limelight.  And as paths pass and plots thicken, the limits of fiction and truth begin to crumble.

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Download E-books New Irish Short Stories PDF

Edited via Joseph O'Connor (author of Star of the Sea and Ghost Light) New Irish brief tales is a beautiful assortment from a desirable number of writers, either new and tested. that includes, between many others, William Trevor and Roddy Doyle, Rebecca Miller and Richard Ford, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Colm Toibin, it indicates the quick tale to be a colourful, thriving shape and person who may still remain celebrated and encouraged.

This assortment follows the 2 acclaimed variants David Marcus edited for Faber in 2004-5 and 2006-7.

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Download E-books Rainey Royal PDF

By Dylan Landis

Set within the bohemian Greenwich Village of the Seventies, Dylan Landis, winner of a 2014 O. Henry Prize (for "Trust," a bit of this novel) weaves a strong tale of girlhood, friendship, and sexuality.

Fourteen-year-old Rainey Royal lives along with her father, a jazz musician with a cultish character, in a once-elegant, now-decaying brownstone. Her mom has deserted the relatives, and Rainey fends off advances from her father’s ally whereas making an attempt desperately to nurture her personal artistic drives and construct a alternative kin. She’s a insurgent, even a legal, yet she’s additionally deeply weak, struggling with to determine find out how to placed again in position the bounds her lifestyles has knocked down, and greater than that, suffering to benefit find out how to be an artist and an individual in a damaged world.

Rainey Royal is informed in 14 narratives of scarred and aching attractiveness that construct right into a fiercely strong novel: the harrowing and finally asserting tale of a tender artist.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Master of Go PDF

By Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker

Cross is a video game of process during which gamers try and encompass each one other’s black or white stones. easy in its basics, infinitely advanced in its execution, pass is a vital expression of the japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a fit performed among a respected and heretofore invincible grasp and a more youthful, extra sleek challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the instant within which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the 20 th century.

The pageant among the grasp of move and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over numerous months and layered in rite. yet underneath the game’s decorum lie tensions that eat not just the gamers themselves yet their households and retainers—tensions that flip this actual contest right into a duel which can simply lead to demise. Luminous in its element, either suspenseful and serene, The grasp of move is an elegy for a complete society, written with the poetic economic climate and mental acumen that introduced Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Translated from the japanese via Edward G. Seidensticker

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