A Visit From The Goon Squad

Autore: Jennifer Egan
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849017409
Grandezza: 50,37 MB
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Jennifer Egan's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs, over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples, and Africa. We first meet Sasha in her mid-thirties, on her therapist's couch in New York City, confronting her long-standing compulsion to steal. Later, we learn the genesis of her turmoil when we see her as the child of a violent marriage, then a runaway living in Naples, then as a college student trying to avert the suicidal impulses of her best friend. We meet Bennie Salazar at the melancholy nadir of his adult life-divorced, struggling to connect with his nine-year-old son, listening to a washed up band in the basement of a suburban house-and then revisit him in 1979, at the height of his youth, shy and tender, revelling in San Francisco's punk scene as he discovers his ardour for rock and roll and his gift for spotting talent. We learn what became of his high school gang-who thrived and who faltered-and we encounter Lou Kline, Bennie's catastrophically careless mentor, along with the lovers and children left behind in the wake of Lou's far flung sexual conquests and meteoric rise and fall. A Visit from the Goon Squad is a book about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the stirrings and transformations set inexorably in motion by even the most passing conjunction of our fates. In a breathtaking array of styles and tones ranging from tragedy to satire to Powerpoint, Egan captures the undertow of self-destruction that we all must either master or succumb to; the basic human hunger for redemption; and the universal tendency to reach for both-and escape the merciless progress of time-in the transporting realms of art and music. Sly, startling, exhilarating work from one of our boldest writers.

Olive Kitteridge

Autore: Elizabeth Strout
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 9781588366887
Grandezza: 25,37 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • THE EMMY AWARD–WINNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND BILL MURRAY In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge. At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama–desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love. At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance: a former student who has lost the will to live: Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life–sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY People • USA Today • The Atlantic • The Washington Post Book World • Seattle Post-Intelligencer • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • San Antonio Express-News • Chicago Tribune • The Wall Street Journal “Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout’s unforgettable novel in stories.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You’ll never forget her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff.”—USA Today “Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded original. When she’s not onstage, we look forward to her return. The book is a page-turner because of her.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Olive Kitteridge still lingers in memory like a treasured photograph.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer “Rarely does a story collection pack such a gutsy emotional punch.”—Entertainment Weekly “Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force. . . . [She] makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these churning waters and we come up gasping for air.”—The New Yorker BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Strout’s The Burgess Boys.

Boring Girls

Autore: Sara Taylor
Editore: ECW Press
ISBN: 177090686X
Grandezza: 19,44 MB
Formato: PDF
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A visceral story of friendship, music, and bloody revenge Rachel feels like she doesn't fit in - until she finds heavy metal and meets Fern, a kindred spirit. The two form their own band, but the metal scene turns out to be no different than the misogynist world they want to change. Violent encounters escalate, and the friends decide there's only one way forward . . . A bloodstained journey into the dark heart of the music industry, Boring Girls traces Rachel's deadly coming of age, Fern at her side. As the madness deepens, their band's success heightens, and their taste for revenge grows ravenous.

I Carnefici Stranieri Di Hitler

Autore: Christopher Hale
Editore: Garzanti
ISBN: 8811135885
Grandezza: 11,30 MB
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L'Europa ha una vergogna segreta, che nessuno aveva avuto il coraggio di studiare e raccontare. Durante la Seconda guerra mondiale, agli ordini di Hitler, nella Wehrmacht e nelle ss non combatterono soltanto cittadini tedeschi, ma anche francesi, inglesi, belgi, danesi, russi, polacchi, lituani, finlandesi, norvegesi, rumeni... E diversi arabi, al seguito del gran muftì di Gerusalemme, amico personale del Führer. Per l'edizione italiana del suo saggio, Christopher Hale ha arricchito il suo studio con un capitolo dedicato agli italiani che tra il 1943 e il 1945 vennero inquadrati nell'esercito tedesco, volonterosi carnefici che contribuirono a insanguinare il nostro paese. Nel formidabile esercito nazista combatterono tedeschi accecati dal nazionalismo di Hitler (che peraltro non era tedesco, bensì austriaco), ma al suo interno furono accolti anche i più feroci antisemiti di tutto il continente, sotto le insegne di un'ideologia razzista che sognava l'instaurazione di un Reich millenario. Furono in molti infatti ad arruolarsi ed ebbero un ruolo chiave nel genocidio degli ebrei e nella lotta contro i partigiani, grazie alla loro conoscenza dei territori occupati. E la loro rete di complicità, prima come massacratori e poi come fuggiaschi, getta la sua ombra fino ai nostri giorni, nell'«internazionale nera» attiva dalla fine della guerra a oggi.

The Shore

Autore: Sara Taylor
Editore: Hogarth
ISBN: 0553417746
Grandezza: 17,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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An ambitious, Baileys prize-nominated debut set in an unforgettable place, introducing a powerful new voice in fiction The Shore: a group of small islands in the Chesapeake Bay, just off the coast of Virginia. The Shore is clumps of evergreens, wild ponies, oyster-shell roads, tumble-down houses, unwanted pregnancies, murder, and dark magic in the marshes. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it's a place that generations of families both wealthy and destitute have inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years. From a half-Shawnee Indian's bold choice to escape an abusive home only to find herself with a man who will one day try to kill her, to a brave young girl's determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family, the characters in this remarkable novel have deep connections to the land, and a resilience that only the place they call home could create. Through a series of interconnecting narratives that recalls the work of David Mitchell and Jennifer Egan, Sara Taylor brings to life the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds of blood and fate that connect them all. Spanning over a century, dreamlike and yet impossibly real, profound and playful, THE SHORE is a breathtakingly ambitious and accomplished work of fiction by a young writer of remarkable promise. From the Hardcover edition.

The Girls

Autore: Emma Cline
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473523117
Grandezza: 63,37 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9283
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** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** ** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller ** The UK's best selling hardback debut novel of 2016 Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Evening Standard, Observer and The Times California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life.... 'This book will break your heart and blow your mind.' Lena Dunham Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls. And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways. Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?

Vicious Circle A Hector Cross Novel 2

Autore: Wilbur Smith
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1743288735
Grandezza: 13,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8031
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Vicious Circle is the second exciting instalment in Wilbur Smith's bestselling Hector Cross series. "As adventurous, violent and artful as ever." BBC Radio 4 Love. Loss. Revenge. When Hector Cross's life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. A terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. Together, they travel to the remotest parts of the Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For Hazel and Hector have a child, a precious daughter, who he will go to the ends of the earth to protect. And brutal figures from the Bannock family's past - thought long-gone - are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new breed of enemy. One whose shifting attack and dark secrets take Hector to the heart of Africa and to a series of crimes so shocking they demand revenge.

The Little Virtues

Autore: Natalia Ginzburg
Editore: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559700283
Grandezza: 67,44 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2098
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Autore: LS Hilton
Editore: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785760025
Grandezza: 45,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2205
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER GLAMOUR'S WRITER OF THE YEAR. WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR? Fatal Attraction meets The Talented Mr Ripley, and soon to be a major Hollywood film - prepare for this year's The Girl on the Train By day Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a London auction house. By night she's a hostess in one of the capital's unsavoury bars. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's learned to dress, speak and act in the interests of men. She's learned to be a good girl. But after uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world, Judith is fired and her dreams of a better life are torn apart. So she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend that kept her chin up and back straight through every past slight. A friend that a good girl like her shouldn't have: Rage. The Talented Mr Ripley meets Gone Girl in this darkly decadent and compelling new thriller that asks: Where do you go when you've gone too far?

Sangue Del Nostro Sangue

Editore: Enzo Sopegno
ISBN: 8868551802
Grandezza: 29,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6884
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Luglio 1960: l'eccidio di reggio Emilia. Questo libro trae spunto da fatti realmente accaduti e ispirazione da una canzone. Ho sentito per la prima volta 'Per i morti di Reggio Emilia' di Fausto Amodei piu' di vent'anni fa e ne sono rimasto molto colpito. In seguito l'ho riascoltata tante altre volte, e in ogni occasione quel testo e la musica che lo accompagna non hanno mai mancato di suscitare in me una profonda emozione. La narrazione, in ogni caso, è opera di pura fantasia, ad eccezione degli eventi riportati nell'ultimo capitolo, ricavati da documenti e testimonianze. Ho cercato di immaginare l'ultimo giorno di vita delle vittime dell'eccidio, persone del tutto normali accomunate dall'amore per la libertà, e di altre persone che, in qualche modo, sono state coinvolte in quei tragici avvenimenti.