By George Alec Effinger
Ernest Weinraub, Ernst Weinraub, Ernst Weintraub—three a bit varied types of a similar identify, an identical guy. every one incarnation of Weintraub/Weinraub inhabits a distinct model of our international: Ernest Weinraub lives in a maddeningly overcrowded long island, a hellish near-future global the place sanity and lifestyles are imperiled via a nightmare of pollutants, overpopulation and manic strength video games performed via the six despotic males who rule Earth; Ernst Weinraub is a poet and an highbrow who lives in a decadent global within which the USA hasn't ever been colonized, Europe and Asia are crumbling, and Africa has just one populated urban, a global the place drink, medicines and intercourse decrease man or woman to little greater than animals and a guy feels himself being sucked below with all of the others; Ernst Weintraub, an idealistic progressive, lives in an international within which the Allies misplaced the 1st global warfare to “Jermany” and folks are compelled right into a terror-ridden underground life as tyranny rides roughshod over guy and civilization.
the one issue uniting those startlingly assorted worlds is Weinraub/Weintraub. yet even he's molded and distorted, it should seem, through many of the environments and societies, and his difficulties look solely diverse in all the 3 worlds. but, because the ebook progresses, either he and the reader study that neither time nor position matters—every individual needs to ultimately confirm easy decisions.
Relatives is a unique approximately character and approximately responsibility, mainly one’s responsibility to the nation. The Weinraub/Weintraub diversifications are conscientiously orchestrated in order that every one tells an analogous tale whereas providing tremendously various purposes for a unmarried consequence. as soon as having skilled those 3 robust visions of an individual’s interplay with society, one is forced to think about, and re-evaluate, the principles of ethical and social responsibility.
By Holy Ghost Writer
the writer consulted the unique French in addition to the oldest English translations of The count number of Monte Cristo, however the form of the retelling, within the designated voice of Sherlock Holmes, constitutes a brand new paintings. Books II and III, included herein, are absolutely unique sequels even though they comprise characters from the unique vintage.
The writer of The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo additionally consulted a extra present 2003 translation via Robin Buss of the The count number of Monte Cristo, which helped to motivate either this paintings and the 1st sequel during this sequence, The Sultan of Monte Cristo. the latest (2003) unabridged translation via Buss is integral to totally savour the unique story.
Those who've already had the excitement of examining The Sultan of Monte Cristo will surely relish the original means within which the Holy Ghost author has increased the unique tale with out assistance from somebody (except maybe from the ghost of Dumas himself).
While The Sultan of Monte Cristo has been loved via millions as a stand-alone paintings, this paintings is a good more uncomplicated learn of the vintage, because it features a condensed model of the unique tale retold within the voice of Sherlock Holmes. This selection of tales additionally serves as a prequel to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
By Aaron Mermelstein
It's 1970 and Beatle lovers world wide eagerly comb the album covers and hear Beatle songs ahead and backward, searching for hidden “clues” that would result in a logical resolution or affirmation to the rumor that “Paul is dead.”
When university radio DJ's sign up for the quest, they study what the clues fairly suggest and start an odyssey that takes them some distance past their studio. They find a conspiracy to create a real Utopia, a real "Octopus' Garden." they're embarked on a world-wide intrigue and quest that in a short time adjustments their lives forever.
After 40 years, Jeff Scott eventually finds the answer to the secret and confesses that the “clues” have been have been truly well-placed publications that led him, and 1000s of others to a life-changing adventure and a existence altering position: a real “Octopus’ backyard” underneath the waves.
Based on genuine occasions and folks, the tale is an real expedition during the desires of the Beatle new release. yet the place does truth finish and imagining begin?
The ebook recaptures the spirit and pleasure of Beatlemania and--perhaps such a lot important--the time whilst Beatle enthusiasts and child Boomers felt there has been anything targeted happening of their world.
By Louisa Morgan
By Annette Kolb
Der Höhepunkt in Annette Kolbs Werk sind ihre drei Romane »Das Exemplar« (1913), »Daphne Herbst« (1928) und »Die Schaukel« (1934) - Frauenromane und kühne Porträts ihrer selbst, ihrer Familie, aber auch Europas vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg.
Wir begleiten Mariclée auf ihrer Erkundungstour durch London (»Das Exemplar«), erleben die Rückkehr der Familie Herbst in die Münchener Gesellschaft (»Daphne Herbst«) und entdecken die autobiographisch grundierte Kindheitsgeschichte der Autorin in München (»Die Schaukel«).
Städte- und Landschaftsbilder ebenso wie die leidenschaftliche Figurendarstellung dieser Romane sind heute so lebendig wie damals. Annette Kolb schrieb eine hoch poetische Prosa mit außerordentlichem Gespür für den Nerv ihrer Zeit.
»... da ist ein moderner Roman in deutscher Sprache geschaffen, dessen gleichen es vordem nie gegeben hat...« Hugo von Hofmannsthal über »Daphne Herbst«
By Scott Fotheringham
Shortlisted, Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Ottawa publication Award, and Jim Connors Dartmouth ebook Award
In the backwoods of Nova Scotia, a guy has determined to slowly simplify his existence and withdraw his presence from the realm. He builds a cabin, crops a backyard. He befriends the few humans he can achieve inside of cycling distance. He moves up a courting with a stunning Huron-Wendat lady with wanderlust and who can be as broken somebody as himself. In matches and begins, he starts off to recount a narrative to his new acquaintances, a story of younger passions, of idealism and uprising, of affection and of technological know-how. there's a cause of the man’s self-enforced exile, person who has implications a ways past the confines of the woodland. As information experiences trickle in of a brewing environmental disaster on a world scale, the unsettling nature of his confession turns into transparent. And the area shouldn't be an identical again.
Bold in subject matters, sensual in language, and brilliant in its implications, the remaining is Silence is a beautiful fulfillment in literary fiction. Intimate in atmosphere but grand in scope, Scott Fotheringham has penned a frighteningly practical portrait of the results we may possibly all but face for believing we had the best to crack open Pandora’s box.
By Milton Shirdan II
the finish of the Civil battle. it is a time of turmoil
in the world. Over 600,000 slaves have been
freed within the kingdom, trying to find a brand new existence. Anger,
bigotry and violence became woven into
the cloth of society.
It is during this time, after having performed with the idea
for numerous years, that life-long acquaintances (one
white and one combined race) with a shared love of
horses, embark on an epic event via the
Reconstruction South, penetrating and maneuvering
through the upper-crust global of Southern aristocracy - listening, studying and turning out to be alongside the way in which. within the approach and the backlash, they inadvertently regulate the game of horse racing forever.
By Wiltrud Miethke
By Alfred Döblin,Moritz Wagner
Döblins großer Exilroman
Seit den Psalmen und Ovids ›Tristia‹ wird vom Exil in der Regel im traurig-elegischen Ton erzählt. Döblins ›Babylonische Wandrung‹ ist eines der herausragenden Beispiele dafür, dass vom Exil auch mit Witz und Humor erzählt werden kann. Es ist die turbulent-pikareske Geschichte von Konrad, dem hochmütigen babylonischen Gott, der seinen Thron verlassen und sich auf der Erde durchschlagen muss, weil er »Konkurs« gegangen ist.
Mit einem Nachwort von Moritz Wagner
By Anya Davidson