Practical Jean: A Novel

Jean wouldn’t have the opportunity stand it if whatever unlucky have been to befall her friends—that’s why makes a decision to kill them herself, sooner than the rest can damage them. Bad Marie meets Arsenic and outdated Lace in this darkly funny tale of a lady whose overpowering love for her acquaintances strikes her to homicide every considered one of them. Practical Jean, the U.S. debut of acclaimed Canadian writer Trevor Cole, is a “biting and black comedy of middle-class mores long past murderously incorrect” that “combines diamond-cut social satire with considerate contemplations of friendship” (Globe and Mail). A deliciously darkish satire with roots that unfold from Jonathan Swift’s A Modest idea to Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, Cole’s Practical Jean is a razor’s area dissection of relationships, faithfulness, and murder. finally, what are acquaintances for?

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Twilight (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma, Book 1)

By David R. George III

A four-book odyssey of house exploration, political intrigue, spiritual schism, lethal conspiracies and startling revelations, this can be Deep house 9 at its most sensible. The starship Defiant embarks on a three-month voyage of exploration into unknown house, the place either cosmic mysteries and internal truths look ahead to the staff. in the meantime those that stay on area station Deep house 9 face superb adjustments of their lives because the planet Bajor strikes an enormous step toward becoming a member of the Federation...

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Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

By Sunil Yapa

Named such a lot expected ebook of the yr in Wall road magazine, leisure Weekly, TIME, Huffington publish, The Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, Ploughshares, Bustle, TheMillions, BookRiot, The Oregonian, The San Diego Union-Tribune, River urban studying, Indigo

Grief-stricken after his mother's demise and 3 years of wandering the area, Victor is eager for a kinfolk and a feeling of goal. He believes he is came upon either whilst he returns domestic to Seattle merely to be swept up in a huge protest. With younger, biracial Victor o one part of the barricades and his estranged father--the white leader of police--on the other, the day descends into chaos, taking pictures in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and voters from everywhere in the global who'd arrived that day brimming with desire. by way of the day's finish, they've got all devoted acts they by no means proposal attainable.

As heartbreaking because it is pulse-pounding, Yapa's virtuosic debut asks profound questions about the ability of empathy in our hyper-connected glossy international, and the bounds of compassion, all whereas exploring how a long way we needs to opt for kin, for justice, and for love.

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Staying On: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction)

By Paul Scott

In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley remain on within the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them in their colonial prestige. ultimately bored to death with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a level of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out category tensions one of the British of the Raj and provides voice to the loneliness, rage, and obdurate affection of their marriage. Staying On gained the Booker Prize in 1977 and used to be made right into a movie starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in 1979.

"Staying On a long way transcends the occasions of its principal motion. . . . [The paintings] can assist win for Scott . . . the attractiveness he deserves—as the best novelists to emerge from Britain's silver age."—Robert Towers, Newsweek

"Scott's imaginative and prescient is either particular and painterly. Like an engraver cross-hatching within the phantasm of fullness, he selects nuances that would make his characters tackle intensity and poignancy."—Jean G. Zorn, New York occasions publication Review

"A sleek comedian coda to the sooner music of India. . . . nobody writing is aware or can evoke an Anglo-Indian surroundings higher than Scott."—Paul grey, Time

"Staying On offers a type of postscript to [Scott's] deservedly acclaimed The Raj Quartet. . . . He has, because it have been, summoned up the Raj's ghost in Staying On. . . . it's the tale of the residing demise, in retirement, and the ultimate finish of a walk-on personality from the quartet. . . . Scott has accomplished the duty of masking within the type of a fictional narrative the occasions major as much as India's partition and the fulfillment of independence in 1947. it really is, on any exhibiting, a creditable achievement."—Malcolm Muggeridge, New York occasions e-book Review

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Black Wine

By Candas Jane Dorsey

As they try to outlive in a barbarous delusion land, a mom and daughter try to shake off the bonds of girl slavery and break out to freedom. a primary novel.

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Beirt Bhan Mhisniúla (Irish Edition)

Pádraic Ó Conaire, a principal determine in modern Irish-language literature, and of the ladies in Ó Conaire’s existence, one genuine and one fictional (Caitlín Ní Aodha and Mary Morrison) are the valuable characters during this novel. Set within the years among 1913 and 1928, the motion in Beirt Bhan Mhisniúla strikes from North the United States to London and Dublin prior to returning once again to North the US. we're given a style of what lifestyles used to be like ahead of 1916 for the Irish (and Irish audio system) in London, the place the Canadian lady, Caitlín Ní Aodha, first met Ó Conaire. It was once in London that their dating grew to become intimate and she or he believed, for a time, that they might be married… She quickly realized that Ó Conaire had lied to her and that she wasn’t the one one he had lied to both. In a singular that attracts on of the foremost issues from Ó Conaire’s personal writings, love and betrayal, it falls to the second one of the ladies, Mary Morrison, to return to assistance from the guy who has failed her pal Caitlín, and to place Ó Conaire to the attempt, either as a guy and as a author. Beirt Bhan Mhisniúla was once named Literary Novel of the 12 months via Oireachtas na Gaeilge within the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Competitions, 2010.

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Diaspora: A Novel

By Greg Egan

A quantum Brave New World from the boldest and so much wildly speculative author of his generation.

Since the Introdus within the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself vastly. such a lot selected immortality, becoming a member of the polises to turn into unsleeping software program. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robot our bodies that stay in touch with the actual global of strength and friction. lots of those have left the sunlight approach endlessly in fusion-drive starships.

And there are the holdouts: the fleshers left at the back of within the muck and jungle of Earth—some devolved into dream apes, others cavorting within the seas or the air—while the statics and bridgers try and form out a approximately human destiny.

But the complacency of the voters is shattered whilst an unexpected catastrophe ravages the fleshers and divulges the prospect that the polises themselves may be in danger from strange astrophysical tactics that appear to violate basic legislation of nature. The orphan Yatima, a electronic being grown from a brain seed, joins a gaggle of electorate and flesher refugees in a look for the information that would warrantly their safety—a seek that places them at the path of the traditional and elusive Transmuters, who've the ability to reshape subatomic debris, and to move into the macrocosmos, the place the universe we all know is not anything yet a speck within the higher-dimensional vacuum.

Skyhorse Publishing, below our evening color and Talos imprints, is proud to post a extensive diversity of titles for readers attracted to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time go back and forth, challenging SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), delusion (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and lots more and plenty extra. whereas no longer each name we post turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

By Bryan Doerries

[Read via Adam Driver]

This compassionate, own, and illuminating paintings of nonfiction attracts at the author's celebrated paintings as a director of socially wakeful theater to attach listeners with the facility of an historic inventive tradition.

For years, Bryan Doerries has been generating historical tragedies for servicemen and girls, addicts, twister and typhoon sufferers, and a variety of different at-risk humans in society. Drawing on those impressive studies, Doerries powerfully illustrates the redemptive and healing capability of this classical, undying paintings: how, for instance, Ajax might help squaddies and their family grapple with PTSD. The Theater of War-- entirely unsentimental yet intensely felt and emotionally engaging-- is a humane, a professional, and obtainable publication that may encourage and tell listeners, exhibiting them that anguish and therapeutic are either a part of a undying process.

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Storm Front (Dresden Files)

By Jim Butcher

For Harry Dresden, Chicago's basically specialist wizard, company, to place it mildly, stinks. So while the police deliver him in to refer to on a grisly double homicide devoted with black magic, Harry's seeing greenback symptoms. yet the place there is black magic, there is a black mage in the back of it. And now that mage is familiar with Harry's identify.

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