A Visit From The Goon Squad

Autore: Jennifer Egan
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849017409
Grandezza: 78,41 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.

Sangue Del Nostro Sangue

Autore: ENZO SOPEGNO
Editore: Enzo Sopegno
ISBN: 8868551802
Grandezza: 12,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2502
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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.

Vicious Circle

Autore: Wilbur Smith
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230769136
Grandezza: 28,39 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5306
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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. Vicious Circle is another exciting instalment in Wilbur Smith's bestselling Hector Cross novels.

Giornale Italiano

Autore: [Anonymus AC09900223]
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 36,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9579
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I Writer I Reader

Autore: Stephen Chubb
Editore: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781899293759
Grandezza: 38,15 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4064
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Volume Terzo Trissino Brusantini Alamanni E Bernardo Tasso

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Grandezza: 56,31 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6939
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Vita Del Sommo Pontefice Pio Vii

Autore: Erasmo Pistolesi
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 77,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8088
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