Category: Contemporary Literature

Download Carrie by Stephen King PDF

By Stephen King

The tale of misfit high-school lady, Carrie White, who steadily discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by way of a domineering, ultra-religious mom and affected by her friends in school, her efforts to slot in result in a dramatic war of words throughout the senior promenade.

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download The Duration: A Novel by Dave Fromm PDF

By Dave Fromm

"Fromm's haunting story of adults checking out the bonds of younger friendships is filled with hard-won wit and unforeseen humor." —Jim Ruland, writer of wooded area of Fortune
It's been a hundred years considering tragedy struck the rolling woods round Fleur-de-Lys, considered one of dozens of Gilded Age estates dotting the western Massachusetts city of Gable. In Gable, they either begrudge and venerate their previous, or even now that future health spas and company yoga retreats have changed the mansions of a bygone period, the ghosts of yesteryear linger. becoming up there potential navigating these ghosts, and the much more pernicious pitfalls of youth, until eventually you're fortunate sufficient to discover your footing. except you're not.
In The period, Boston lawyer Pete Johansson unearths himself reuniting in Gable together with his stricken adolescence friend Chickie, who has lower back to the wintry city in their formative years decided to unravel previous mysteries and correct the wrongs he can't appear to shake. Despite—or simply because of—his top intentions, Pete is drawn reluctantly into Chick's reckless orbit, straining a bedrock friendship and placing them either in danger.

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download The Lost Highway by David Adams Richards PDF

By David Adams Richards

What had occurred, from these days earlier? And why had it? and the way had his existence long past? And who was once in charge? Or why did he imagine he needed to blame somebody? definitely he couldn’t even blame Mr. Roach, stuck within the similar turmoil as all people believing half-truths which will blame folks. (p. 141)

These are the forlorn recommendations of Alex Chapman, the tragic anti-hero of David Adams Richards’ masterful novel The misplaced road. An exploration of the philosophical contortions of which guy is able, the radical tracks the determined trip of an perpetually misplaced and orphaned child/man who has approximately squandered his frail birthright yet may well but earn some extent of redemption.

Alex spent a stunted early life gazing his mild mom defiled by means of rough-handed males together with Roach, his organic father. Upon his mother’s dying Alex is handed into the care of his hard-nosed great-uncle Jim Chapman, nicknamed “The Tyrant” by means of their Miramichi neighborhood. Alex’s uncle turns into an emblem of all that he loathes. Alex distinguishes himself from this brutal masculinity that stole his mom from himby turning into a self-imposed ascetic, getting into the neighborhood seminary and rehearsing his personal model of piousness. but if he's tempted through the Monsignor’s request to convey charitable money to the financial institution, Alex wallet the cash and flees to the house of Minnie, whom he worships and who he has discovered is now pregnant by means of Sam Patch, an excellent guy, yet too tough in Alex’s eyes. He makes an attempt to speak Minnie into utilizing the money for an abortion, and it's only her refusal that sends him again to the seminary to come back the cash. “Do you take into account if the telephone rang within the sales space alongside the road that night?” (p. 87) asks MacIlvoy, a fellow seminarian who had gotten wind of the robbery and attempted to detour Alex from this course. yet after all Alex had neglected the earrings, as he could forget about many warnings in his tragic life.

Caught red-handed and compelled to come as a prodigal son-that-never-was to his uncle’s condominium, Alex back flees to one more safe haven, this time to the secure ethical relativism of academia, the place he turns into a professional at lowering aspiring to moral airborne dirt and dust. notwithstanding, he reveals himself not able to navigate the simple duplicity within which his friends are fluent, and takes an remoted and idealistic stand which factors him to be drummed out of the facultyas a determine of ridicule. A sour and alienated Alex once more returns defeated to a shack on his uncle’s estate, spending his days within the kinfolk scrapyard forging dreadful humanoid creatures out of junked steel, a modern day Prometheus. sooner or later he's requested by way of MacIlvoy, now the neighborhood priest, to create a Virgin for the church grotto. a few a part of him nonetheless motivated via divinity courses his hand to create a stunning Madonna, her face encouraged by means of a beautiful younger lady he spots at some point out there. days later he unearths out that the lady is Amy Patch, the kid he prompt his formative years sweetheart to abort fifteen years past. he'll additionally discover that it's once more the destiny of this blameless woman, at his personal arms, that would ascertain even if he'll ever adventure the grace he so dearly craves.

Trudging the misplaced road whereas mulling over his grievances as ordinary, Alex runs into Burton Tucker, whose personal brain and physique were stunted by way of the brutality of his delivery mom. the widely pliant Burton runs the neighborhood storage, providing lotto tickets as an advantage for oil adjustments. he's on his solution to bring a few excellent news: Jim Chapman is a winner, to the song of $13 million. Alex realizes that he might have been the only to deliver Jim’s truck to Burton and obtain the successful price tag, yet he had refused due to the grudge he held opposed to Jim. once more, Alex has been thwarted through an ironic coincidence and it truly is an excessive amount of to endure. He comes to a decision at that second that his uncle mustn't ever see the money, and starts a treacherous intrigue, which he justifies throughout the tortured moral good judgment with which he has develop into so expert. He unwittingly aligns himself with a truly harmful associate, Leo Bourque, the adolescence bully who made his schooldays such hell, and whose days of enjoying cat-and-mouse with the vulnerable Alex will not be over. Their twinned descent turns into lethal, marked via homicide either genuine and meant.

How a long way may any folks visit avenge a bad flawed performed to us at delivery? To whom we could assign blame? and will we in attaining redemption, irrespective of how grievous our sins? David Adams Richards’ The misplaced road is a taut mental mystery that is going some distance past the style into the worlds of Leo Tolstoy, and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, in addition to classical Greek mythology, checking out the very limits of humankind’s all too tenuous take hold of on morality.

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris PDF

By Joshua Ferris

A massive, fabulous, profoundly saw novel in regards to the mysteries of contemporary lifestyles by way of nationwide publication Award Finalist Joshua Ferris, the most interesting voices of his generation

Paul O'Rourke is a guy made from contradictions: he loves the area, yet doesn't know the way to dwell in it. He's a Luddite hooked on his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine behavior, a rabid purple Sox fan devastated via their victories, and an atheist no longer relatively prepared to enable pass of God.

Then somebody starts off to impersonate Paul on-line, and he watches in horror as an internet site, a fb web page, and a Twitter account are created in his identify. What starts off as an outrageous violation of his privateness quickly turns into whatever extra soul-frightening: the chance that the net "Paul" should be a greater model of the genuine factor. As Paul's quest to benefit why his id has been stolen deepens, he's pressured to confront his stricken prior and his doubtful destiny in a lifestyles disturbingly break up among the genuine and the virtual.

At as soon as laugh-out-loud humorous concerning the absurdities of the trendy international, and indelibly profound in regards to the everlasting questions of the that means of existence, love and fact, TO upward push back AT an honest HOUR is a deeply relocating and continually superb journey de strength.

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download Un'estate fa (I grandi tascabili) by Camilla Baresani PDF

By Camilla Baresani

Il romanzo di una passione e di un’estate. Erica è una giornalista milanese che si occupa di serial televisivi, sposata con un veterinario. Gerardo, un suo amico d’infanzia, vive alla giornata e ha fondato un’associazione in line with l. a. difesa dei diritti dei padri separati. Arnaldo è un produttore di documentari, che a Roma convive stancamente con Stella: un uomo solo, a dispetto dell’intensa vita sociale che conduce. Sono loro i personaggi principali di un vortice sentimentale che si sviluppa intorno alla improvvisa e prepotente storia d’amore tra Erica essere quel che sembra, e che si svolge nella cornice svagata e fatua di mostre d’arte, eventi mondani, competition, tra Roma, Milano, Capalbio, Cortina e Venezia. Camilla Baresani torna al romanzo, dopo L’Imperfezione dell’amore, con un altro, riuscito ritratto degli uomini e delle donne di oggi, dei loro amori tanto fuggevoli quanto capaci di lasciare segni indelebili nel cuore; e ritrae col suo consueto stile dissacrante una società vacua e ansiosa di apparire, disincantata ma che si lascia sorprendere dalla forza dei sentimenti.

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes by Daniel Kehlmann PDF

By Daniel Kehlmann

Imagine being recognized. Being well-known in the street, loved through those who have by no means even met you, identified internationally. Wouldn’t that be great?
 
But what if, someday, you were given caught in a rustic the place superstar capacity not anything, the place nobody spoke your language and also you didn’t communicate theirs, the place nobody knew your face (no booklet jackets, no television) and also you had no approach of calling domestic? How could your reputation assist you then?
 
What if a person obtained carry of your mobile phone? What in the event that they spoke on your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and commenced making judgements for you? And worse, what if nobody believed you have been you anymore? should you observed a look-alike performing your roles for you, what may you do?
 
And what if in the future you discovered your magnum opus, like every thing else you’d ever written, used to be a complete waste of time, empty nonsense? What may you do subsequent? might your viewers of 7 million humans hold you going? Or may you lose the capability to maintain on doing it?
 
Fame and facelessness, fact and deception, spin their approach via all 9 episodes of this eye-catching, wickedly humorous, and ceaselessly incredible novel as paths pass and plots thicken, as characters turn into actual humans and actual humans morph into characters. the result's a stunning journey de strength by means of one among Europe’s best younger writers.

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download Timoleon Vieta Come Home by Dan Rhodes PDF

By Dan Rhodes

Meet the mongrel. Timoleon Vieta. A deeply dependable, easy and loving spouse . . . with the main appealing eyes. He's dwelling an idyllic life within the Italian geographical region with Cockroft, a composer in exile. till, that's, the mysterious and malevolent 'Bosnian' involves remain. How will the stranger have an effect on the bond among puppy and grasp? Timoleon Vieta Come house is a free-wheelin' tackle the Lassie legend, deeply relocating and hysterically humorous.

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download Glimpse (Zellie Wells, Book 1) by Stacey Wallace Benefiel PDF

By Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Zellie Wells has a devastating weigh down on Avery Adams, the son of her mom's highschool sweetheart. At her 16th birthday celebration, held within the basement of her dad's church, she eventually unearths the braveness to speak to him. seems, the devastating weigh down is mutual. As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance flooring, Zellie is beaten by means of her first imaginative and prescient of his loss of life; surprising simply because not just are they either lined in his blood, yet they're outdated, like 35, and she or he is pregnant. Afraid to inform somebody in regards to the imaginative and prescient, (she'd simply be classified a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie retains the data of Avery's destiny to herself and attempts to behave like every different youngster in love. after they get stuck on their method to a mystery rendezvous by way of her mother and his dad, they're forbidden to work out one another. confident that their mom and dad are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be jointly it doesn't matter what. They proceed their courting in mystery until eventually Zellie learns that their mom and dad are only attempting to hinder her and Avery from pain like they did. The visions are hereditary, they're harmful, and in the event that they remain jointly the visions will come precise. Now Zellie needs to choose from severing all ties with Avery, like her mother did to avoid his father's dying, and discovering the way to swap Avery's destiny

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Category: Contemporary Literature

Download The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice by Laurel Corona PDF

By Laurel Corona

Chiaretta and Maddalena are as various as evening and day. the 2 sisters have been deserted as infants at the steps of the Ospedale della Pietß, Venice's world-famous foundling sanatorium and musical academy. High-spirited and rebellious, Chiaretta marries right into a nice aristocratic Venetian family members and at last turns into some of the most strong ladies in Venice. Maddalena turns into a violin virtuoso and Antonio Vivaldi's muse. The 4 Seasons is a wealthy, literary mind's eye of the realm of 18th-century Venice and the lives and loves of 2 awesome ladies.

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Download Girl With Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace PDF

By David Foster Wallace

Initially released in 1996, first electronic 2014

Remarkable, hilarious and unsettling re-imaginations of fact through "a dynamic author of remarkable expertise " (Jennifer Levin, ny occasions ebook Review).

Girl with Curious Hair is replete with David Foster Wallace's awesome and unsettling reimaginations of fact. From the eerily "real," nearly holographic evocations of old figures like Lyndon Johnson and over televised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the name tale, the place terminal punk nihilism meets younger Republicanism, Wallace renders the fabulous understandable, the weird basic, the absurd hilarious, the customary unusual.

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