Fever Dream

Author by : Samanta Schweblin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 70
Total Download : 321
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Description : “A wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate. Fever Dream is a triumph of Schweblin’s outlandish imagination.” –Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.


Valerie

Author by : Sara Stridsberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Total Read : 47
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Description : A fever dream of a novel—strangely funny, entirely unconventional—Valerie conjures the life, mind, and art of American firebrand Valerie Solanas In April 1988, Valerie Solanas—the writer, radical feminist, author of the SCUM Manifesto and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol—was discovered dead at fifty-two in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco, alone, penniless, and surrounded by the typed pages of her last writings. In Valerie, a nameless narrator revisits the room where Solanas died, the courtroom where she was tried and convicted of attempting to murder Andy Warhol, the Georgia wastelands where she spent her childhood and was repeatedly raped by her father and beaten by her alcoholic grandfather, and the mental hospitals where she was shut away. A leading feminist in Sweden and one of the most acclaimed writers in Scandinavia, Sara Stridsberg here blurs the boundaries between history and fiction, self-making and storytelling, madness and art, love and tragedy. Through imagined conversations and monologues, reminiscences and rantings, she reconstructs this most intriguing and enigmatic of women, reaching back in time to amplify her voice and bring her powerful, heartbreaking story into new light.


Fevre Dream

Author by : George R. R. Martin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bantam
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 86
Total Download : 287
File Size : 41,6 Mb
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Description : A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York’s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York’s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare—and humankind’s most impossible dream.


Grace And The Fever

Author by : Zan Romanoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 76
Total Download : 162
File Size : 45,5 Mb
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Description : Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty in this contemporary YA about what it means to be a fan—and what it means to be a friend—when your whole world is in flux. In middle school, everyone was a Fever Dream fan. Now, a few weeks after her high school graduation, Grace Thomas sometimes feels like the only one who never moved on. She can’t imagine what she’d do without the community of online fans that share her obsession. Or what her IRL friends would say if they ever found out about it. Then, one summer night, the unthinkable happens: Grace meets her idol, Jes. What starts out as an elusive glimpse of Fever Dream’s world turns into an unlikely romance, and leads her to confront dark, complex truths about herself and the realities of stardom. From the author of A Song to Take the World Apart, Grace and the Fever is a heart-clutching reminder of what it’s like to fall in love—whether it’s with a boy or a boy band—and how difficult it is to figure out who you are after you’ve fallen out of love again. "A wise, bittersweet coming-of-age story for the thinking fangirl." —Anna Breslaw, author of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here "Super addictive." —Goldy Moldavsky, New York Times bestselling author of Kill the Boy Band "A smart, warm, feminist ode to anyone who has ever been eighteen, made a mess of their own life, spent their late night hours on Tumblr, or loved a band so much it hurt." —Katie Coyle, author of Vivian Apple at the End of the World


Mouthful Of Birds

Author by : Samanta Schweblin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oneworld Publications
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 18
Total Download : 596
File Size : 42,6 Mb
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Description : This collection of extraordinary stories by Samanta Schweblin, critically acclaimed author of Fever Dream, has been awarded several prizes including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize. Following on from the success of Fever Dream, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017, Samanta Schweblin's much-loved style returns with these dreamy yet spare stories.


Sleep And Dreams Two Lectures

Author by : John Addington Symonds
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 19
Total Download : 563
File Size : 48,6 Mb
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This Storm

Author by : James Ellroy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Total Read : 37
Total Download : 539
File Size : 49,5 Mb
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Description : ________________________ 'Ellroy writes with raw power ... undeniably one of the most influential crime writers of our time' THE TIMES 'a tangled fever-dream ... Ellroy offers a grandiose, Wagnerian vision of wartime LA' SUNDAY TIMES ________________________ A brilliant historical crime novel, set in Los Angeles and Mexico during the pulse-pounding aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. January, ’42. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They’re wrong. It’s an early-warning signal of Chaos. There’s a murderous fire and a gold heist exploding out of the past. There’s Fifth Column treason – at this moment, on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, commies and race racketeers. There’s two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with History. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is a PD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. L.A., ’42. Homefront madness ascendant. Early-wartime inferno – This Storm is James Ellroy’s most audacious novel yet. It is by turns savage, tender, elegiac. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes. ________________________ ‘Epic crime writing from a master’ DAILY MAIL ‘Ellroy is unique. There is nobody writing this way ... Nobody has done or is doing what he is doing’ BOOKMUNCH


Adios Happy Homeland

Author by : Ana Menéndez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Black Cat
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 84
Total Download : 522
File Size : 54,7 Mb
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Description : A follow-up to the award-winning In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd features interconnected stories that explore themes of art, family and the need to escape, from the progression of a sick man's feverish dream to the story of a dwindling community of parachute makers. Original.


Conquest Of The Useless

Author by : Werner Herzog
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper Collins
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 902
File Size : 46,7 Mb
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Description : “Hypnotic….It is ever tempting to try to fathom his restless spirit and his determination to challenge fate.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) is one of the most revered and enigmatic filmmakers of our time, and Fitzcarraldo is one of his most honored and admired films. More than just Herzog’s journal of the making of the monumental, problematical motion picture, which involved, among other things, major cast changes and reshoots, and the hauling (without the use of special effects) of a 360-ton steamship over a mountain , Conquest of the Useless is a work of art unto itself, an Amazonian fever dream that emerged from the delirium of the jungle. With fascinating observations about crew and players—including Herzog’s lead, the somewhat demented internationally renowned star Klaus Kinski—and breathtaking insights into the filmmaking process that are uniquely Werner Herzog, Conquest of the Useless is an eye-opening look into the mind of a cinematic master.


Hay Fever

Author by : Noel Coward
Languange : en
Publisher by : Samuel French, Inc.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 81
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File Size : 55,8 Mb
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Description : The story of a family of bohemians who wreak emotional havoc on weekend visitors.