People Like Them

Author: Samira Sedira
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1526638584
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'Disturbing and powerful ... I loved it' - Leïla Slimani, author of Lullaby 'Icy and chilling... In sharply drawn sentences, Sedira summons the beauty of a small French village, and the shocking acts of the people inside it' - Flynn Berry, author of the Reese Whitherspoon Book Club pick, Northern Spy You sprinted all the way to the river. What were you running from? Anna and Constant Guillot and their two daughters live in the peaceful, remote mountain village of Carmac. Everyone in Carmac knows each other, leading simple lives mostly unaffected by the outside world – that is until Bakary and Sylvia Langlois arrive with their three children. The new family's impressive chalet and expensive cars are in stark contrast with the modesty of those of their neighbours, yet despite their initial differences, the Langlois and the Guillots form an uneasy friendship. But when both families come under financial strain, the underlying class and racial tensions of their relationship reach breaking point, culminating in act of abhorrent violence. With piercing psychological insight and gripping storytelling, People Like Them asks the questions: How could a seemingly ordinary person commit the most extraordinary crime? And how could their loved ones ever come to terms with what they'd done? Lullaby meets Little Fires Everywhere, this intense, suspenseful prize-winning novel explores the darker side of human nature - and the terrible things people are capable of. *Winner of the Prix Eugène Dabit*
People Like Them
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Samira Sedira
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'Disturbing and powerful ... I loved it' - Leïla Slimani, author of Lullaby 'Icy and chilling... In sharply drawn sentences, Sedira summons the beauty of a small French village, and the shocking acts of the people inside it' - Flynn Berry, author of the Reese Whitherspoon Book Club pick, Northern
People Like Them: Birch Clump Village Reader 6
Language: en
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Authors: Joshua Seidl SSP
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-09 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Collection of short stories and art. This is a continuing series about mostly baby boomers in their teens and young adult years. Issues on bullying is covered; how it was then, and how we see things today. Amos comes home from Vietnam with a Purple Heart. Dean marries Amos' former
Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Christopher Durang
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-11 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

Christopher Durang has been called Jonathan Swift's nicer, younger brother (The New York Observer). His plays are known for containing hilarity at every turn and revealing social commentary in every corner. Now collected in Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them and Other Political Plays are Durang's
Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People who Love Them and Other Political Plays
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Christopher Durang
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Grove Press

The title play tells the story of a young woman who wakes up to find herself in bed with a man she does not know, and to whom she has apparently got married while drunk the previous night. And to make matters worse, it seems like he might be a
Power
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jeffrey Pfeffer
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-14 - Publisher: Harper Collins

“Pfeffer [blends] academic rigor and practical genius into wonderfully readable text. The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide.” —Jim Collins, author of New York Times bestselling author Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall Some people have it, and