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Arresting God In Kathmandu

Author : Samrat Upadhyay
ISBN : 9780547526218
Genre : Fiction
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From “a major new talent” come short stories set in modern Nepal, about arranged marriages, forbidden desires, and the universal yearning for human connection (Amitav Ghosh). Set in a city where gods are omnipresent, privacy is elusive, and family defines identity, these are stories of men and women caught between their own needs and the demands of their society and culture. Psychologically rich and astonishingly acute, with “a masterful narrative style” (Ian MacMillan), Arresting God in Kathmandu introduces a potent new voice in contemporary fiction. “Upadhyay brings to readers the flavor of Nepal and its culture in this impressive collection of nine short stories. Like Ha Jin’s Bridegroom, Upadhyay’s stories portray the lives of simple yet psychologically complex characters and reveal much about the universal human condition in us all. . . . Upadhyay’s stories leave the reader with much food for thought and will make a good choice for book discussion groups.” —Library Journal
Category: Fiction

The Guru Of Love

Author : Samrat Upadhyay
ISBN : 9780544200333
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times Notable Book: “A ravishingly seductive novel . . . set in contemporary Kathmandu” (Elle). Ramchandra is a math teacher earning a low wage and living in a small apartment with his wife and two children. Moonlighting as a tutor, he engages in an illicit affair with one of his tutees, Malati, a beautiful, impoverished teenager, who is also a new mother. She provides for him what his wife, who comes from a privileged background, does not: desire, mystery, and a simpler life. Just as this Nepalese city struggles with the conflicts of change, Ramchandra must also learn to accommodate both tradition and his very modern desires, in this “gripping” novel by the Whiting Award–winning author of Buddha’s Orphans (The New York Times Book Review). “Utterly absorbing . . . Upadhyay’s lucent and tender storytelling gently unveils the strange interplay between self and family, the private and the political, and most mysteriously, the erotic and the spiritual.” —Booklist “Poignant . . . The Guru of Love effectively weaves together the complicated dichotomies of man and mistress, love and lust, tradition and modernity.” —USA Today “Reads like a graceful, page-turning mixture of stirring romance and social commentary.” —Entertainment Weekly
Category: Fiction

Alle Meine Freunde Haben Wen Umgebracht

Author : Curtis Dawkins
ISBN : 9783518757383
Genre : Fiction
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Curtis Dawkins schreibt aus ungewöhnlicher Perspektive. Den Weg des Schriftstellers hatte er eingeschlagen, in namhaften Magazinen veröffentlicht, geheiratet, drei Kinder bekommen. Dann tötete er auf Crack einen Mann. Jetzt sitzt er lebenslänglich im Knast. Und dort schreibt er Literatur, die taumeln lässt. Zwischen Härte und Schönheit, zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen Liebe und Hass. Dieses Buch ist die kraftvolle literarische Anverwandlung eines Schicksals, es erzählt von Männern hinter Gittern und ihren Versuchen, etwas von dem zurückzugewinnen, was unwiderruflich verloren ist. Es spricht von Freiheit, Liebe und Familie aus der Sicht derer, die ihr Recht darauf verwirkt haben. Curtis Dawkins findet dafür eine massive Sprache, einen Sound voller Sehnsucht, Humor und Tragik. Alle meine Freunde haben wen umgebracht wird so zu einem neuen und streitbaren Meisterwerk amerikanischen Erzählens.
Category: Fiction

Mad Country

Author : Samrat Upadhyay
ISBN : 9781616957971
Genre : Fiction
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Samrat Upadhyay’s new collection vibrates at the edges of intersecting cultures. Journalists in Kathmandu are targeted by the government. A Nepali man studying in America drops out of school and finds himself a part of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. A white American woman moves to Nepal and changes her name. A Nepali man falls in love with a mysterious foreign black woman. A rich kid is caught up in his own fantasies of poverty and bank robbery. In the title story, a powerful woman, the owner of a construction company, becomes a political prisoner, and in stark and unflinching prose we see both her world and her mind radically remade. Through the course of the stories in this collection, Upadhyay builds new modes of seeing our interconnected contemporary world. A collection of formal inventiveness, heartbreak and hope, it reaffirms Upadhyay’s position as one or our most important chroniclers of globalization and exile.
Category: Fiction

Identit T

Author : Dan Chaon
ISBN : 9783644900110
Genre : Fiction
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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller! Drei Aussteiger, die sich auf den abgründigsten Trip ihres Lebens begeben: Ryan gerät in die Fänge eines Mannes, der als hochkrimineller Identitätsräuber sein Geld verdient. Es ist sein eigener Vater. Miles ist auf der Suche nach seinem Zwillingsbruder. Der leidet an Schizophrenie und ist seit zehn Jahren verschwunden. Lucy verliebt sich in ihren charismatischen Geschichtslehrer. Gemeinsam steigt sie mit ihm aus, nach Nebraska, ins Niemandsland. Aber ist der Mann an ihrer Seite wirklich der, für den sie ihn gehalten hat? Eine atemberaubende Story, deren Einzelteile sich zu einem dramatischen Ganzen zusammenfügen. Und die unweigerlich auf ein ziemlich perfides Ende zuläuft ... «Ich habe lange darauf gewartet, dass jemand mal ein richtig gutes Buch über Identitätsraub schreibt, und ich bin sehr froh, dass Dan Chaon es nun getan hat!» Jonathan Franzen
Category: Fiction

Tage In Burma

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : 325720308X
Genre : Burma
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Category: Burma

In Eisige H Hen

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 9783492957762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur – und läßt Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fünf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutiös und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er äußert sich außerdem kritisch über die Auswüchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tödlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Royal Ghosts

Author : Samrat Upadhyay
ISBN : 0547561482
Genre : Fiction
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“Startlingly good” stories of Nepali society set against the backdrop of violent Maoist insurgencies (San Francisco Chronicle). From an author like “a Buddhist Chekhov,” The Royal Ghosts features characters trying to reconcile their true desires with the forces at work in Nepali society (San Francisco Chronicle). As political violence rages, these people struggle with their duties to their aging parents, an oppressive caste system, and the complexities of arranged marriage, striving to find peace and connection, and often discovering it in unexpected places. These stories, from the Whiting Award–winning author of Arresting God in Kathmandu and The Guru of Love, brilliantly examine not only Kathmandu during a time of upheaval, crisis, and cultural transformation but also the effects of the city on the individual consciousness. “Like William Trevor, Samrat Upadhyay compresses into a short story the breadth of vision and human consequence we expect from a novel, and he does so in a prose that seems as natural as breathing.” —Scott Russell Sanders, author of A Private History of Awe “Takes us straight into the heart of the troubled and enchanting kingdom of Nepal.” —The Washington Post “Upadhyay’s not-so-simple stories are lucid and often luminous.” —Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

Buddha S Orphans

Author : Samrat Upadhyay
ISBN : 9780547488400
Genre : Fiction
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A novel of love and political upheaval, in which “Kathmandu is as specific and heartfelt as Joyce’s Dublin” (San Francisco Chronicle). In Buddha’s Orphans, Nepal’s political upheavals of the past century serve as a backdrop to the story of an orphan boy, Raja, and the girl he is fated to love, Nilu, a daughter of privilege. Their love scandalizes both of their families—and the novel takes readers across the globe and through several generations. This engrossing, unconventional love story explores the ways that events of the past, even those we are ignorant of, inevitably haunt the present. It is also a brilliant depiction of Nepali society from the Whiting Award–winning author of Arresting God in Kathmandu. “[Upadhyay is] a Buddhist Chekhov.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Upadhyay . . . [illuminates] the shadow corners of his characters’ psyches, as well as the complex social and political realities of life in Nepal, with equal grace.” —Elle “[Upadhyay’s] characters linger. They are captured with such concise, illuminating precision that one begins to feel that they just might be real.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Absorbing . . . Beautifully told.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Category: Fiction