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Citizen Vince

Author : Jess Walter
ISBN : 9780061959301
Genre : Fiction
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At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington—eight days before the 1980 presidential election—Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. Along with a neurotic hooker girlfriend, this is the total sum of Vince's new life. But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes his sordid past is still too close behind him. During the next unforgettable week, he'll negotiate a coast-to-coast maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and assorted mobsters—only to find that redemption might exist, of all places, in the voting booth.
Category: Fiction

The Complete Polysyllabic Spree

Author : Nick Hornby
ISBN : 9780141902739
Genre : Social Science
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In his monthly accounts of what he's read – along with what he may one day read – Nick Hornby brilliantly explores everything from the classic to the graphic novel, as well as poems, plays, sports books and other kinds of non-fiction. If he occasionally implores a biographer for brevity, or abandons a literary work in favour of an Arsenal match, then all is not lost. His writing, full of all the joy and surprise and despair that books bring him, reveals why we still read, even when there's football on TV, a pram in the hall or a good band playing at our local pub.
Category: Social Science

Ciudadano Vince

Author : Jess Walter
ISBN : 9788490183625
Genre : Fiction
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Corre el otoño de 1980. Faltan ocho días para unas elecciones presidenciales que enfrentan al vilipendiado Jimmy Carter contra un Ronald Reagan demasiado optimista. En su casa de Spokane, Washington, Vince Camden despierta a las dos de la madrugada, se guarda en el bolsillo su alijo semanal de tarjetas de crédito robadas y se sienta a jugar una partida de póquer con sus amigotes. Después tendrá que ir a trabajar espolvoreando rosquillas, donde permanece por obra y gracia del programa de protección de testigos. Así es su nueva vida: el negocio, la marihuana y una novia neurótica que sueña con prosperar como agente inmobiliario mientras baila en la barra americana. Cuando un rostro familiar aparece en la ciudad, Vince Camden se las tendrá que ver con policías obsesivos, políticos ambiciosos y gánsteres... Y todo para acabar comprobando que la única salvación posible se encuentra en una urna electoral.
Category: Fiction

The Noir Thriller

Author : Lee Horsley
ISBN : 9780230280755
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What is literary noir? How do British and American noir thrillers relate to their historical contexts? In considering such questions, this study ranges over hundreds of novels, analysing the politics and poetics of noir from the hard-boiled fiction of Hammett, Chandler and Cain to the exciting diversity of nineties thrillers, with sections on the tough investigators, gangsters and victims of the Depression years: the first-person killers, femmes fatales and black protagonists of mid-century; the game-players, voyeurs and consumers of contemporary thrillers and future noir.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Committee And Other Stories

Author : Jim Farrell
ISBN : 9781532019760
Genre : Fiction
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Phil and Muriel move into a homeowners association-controlled community in Florida. Their one-eyed dog, Bennie, enables them to have the last laugh on an annoying committee. Widower George Wilson moves into an adult community in Florida where the widow-widower ratio is three to one. He also meets Adriana via his computer. Life is good for a widower at the Ocean Dunes, or is it? Captain Vince Sullivan takes R & R from Vietnam in Perth, Australia. There he meets a blue lady who changes his life. Regina Kelsie leaves the cold of Worcester, Mass, to experience spring break in Panama City, Florida. Fellow Worcesterite, Jim Rancourt, rescues her from hell; but things are not as they seem. Margie ORourke decides to cremate her deceased husband, but her plans for his ashes are bizarre, frighteningly bizarre. Little Adela spends her first of many nights in a harem when she is only five. Grandma is led to believe that her stool is self-combusting. That is quite disturbing information for Grandma. Barney and Herb, two octogenarians, discuss cisgender and transgender issues in Dunkin Donuts over coffee. It is quite the hilarious conversation. These are just a few of the tales that make the Committee and Other Stories so uniquely enjoyable. It is a journey into the depths of the human spirit, illustrating the importance of laughter and the miracle of love.
Category: Fiction

Ready Made Book Displays

Author : Nancy M. Henkel
ISBN : 9781610691239
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Providing more than 50 fiction display descriptions, this book identifies themes for the entire year and includes titles for signage, annotated book lists, prop and material ideas, as well as photographs that show how to pull it all together. • 55 theme-based listing of displays • Original materials and documents include a "Which Shakespeare Play?" quiz and a handy Book Display Log for tracking displays • Photographs of each display accompany the descriptions • An index of authors and titles notes which provide listed entries and which are fully annotated • "Display Months" appendix connects displays with time of year, holidays, events, and celebrations
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Over Tumbled Graves

Author : Jess Walter
ISBN : 9780061959813
Genre : Fiction
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In Over Tumbled Graves, Jess Walter, National Book Award finalist and author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, confronts our fascination with pathology and murder. A thriller of extraordinary depth and dimension, Over Tumbled Graves follows Caroline Mabry, a Spokane police detective searching for a serial murderer.
Category: Fiction

Das Getr Umte Land

Author : Imbolo Mbue
ISBN : 9783462315882
Genre : Fiction
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Die große neue Stimme aus den USA Imbolo Mbues hochgelobtes Debüt erzählt die unvergessliche Geschichte zweier Familien unterschiedlicher Herkunft, die in New York kurz vor der Bankenkrise aufeinandertreffen. Die Lehman-Brothers-Pleite bringt nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern auch ihr Wertesystem gehörig durcheinander. Jende Jonga hat es endlich geschafft, seine Frau und seinen kleinen Sohn aus Kamerun nach Amerika zu holen. Das Glück scheint komplett, als Jende den Job als Chauffeur von Clark Edwards, einem Manager der Lehmann Brothers Bank, ergattert. Und Mrs Edwards engagiert Jendes Frau sogar als Haus- und Kindermädchen in ihrem Sommerhaus in den Hamptons. Die beiden Familien könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein und wollen doch dasselbe: ihren Kindern eine gute Zukunft bieten. Allerdings ist das Leben der Bankerfamilie längst nicht so perfekt und glamourös, wie es zunächst scheint. Als Lehman Brothers pleitegeht, ist die Fassade nicht mehr aufrechtzuerhalten. Die Jongas versuchen verzweifelt, Jendes Job zu retten – auch um den Preis ihrer Ehe. Das Leben der beiden Paare wird dramatisch auf den Kopf gestellt und Jende sieht sich gezwungen, eine unmögliche Entscheidung zu treffen. Ein hochaktueller, brillant geschriebener Roman über Familie, Immigration, Heimat und Gesellschaft, der uns alle angeht.
Category: Fiction


Author : Julie Murray
ISBN : 9781617844805
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the geography, history, and people of the state known as the dairy capital of America.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction