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The Drifters

Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 9780804151498
Genre : Fiction
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“Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . The Drifters is to the generation gap what The Source was to Israel.”—Publishers Weekly In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world—as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Drifters “A blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination.”—Philadelphia Bulletin “[The Drifters] conveys a sense of a new time, a new generation.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Michener has slid open a window on the world of the dropout and has spared no effort to make the reader aware of this new world.”—The Salt Lake Tribune
Category: Fiction

The Drifters

Author : Hyun Kyung-jun
ISBN : 9788993360745
Genre : Fiction
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The plotline of Hyun Kyung-jun’s “The Drifters” (1940) portrays a state-regulated Manchurian village where opium addicts and smugglers are “rehabilitated” under the watchful guidance of the village training center. One of the occupants of the village is Myeong-u, an artist who became a drug addict from the pain of losing his lover. The director of the training center tries to lead Myeong-u onto the path of redemption with the belief that a piece of his conscience still remains intact. In addition to receiving care from the director, Myeong-u comes to slowly regain his humanity by falling in love with Sunnyeo, an innocent young woman who also resides in the village. Despite its melodramatic storyline, the fictional work can be traced back to the travel writing that the author published in 1939 after visiting a training center called Daeisugu in Manchuria, and the preface of “The Drifters” identifies it as a work in the genre of reportage literature with its emphasis upon providing journalistic depictions of actually observed events.
Category: Fiction

Children Of The Drifters

Author : Xinpeng Wang
ISBN : 9781625160898
Genre : Fiction
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Beginning at the end of the 1980s, after the reform in China, there was a boom of working class. The first generation of workers was called "first generation migrants." Most of their children, the "second generation workers" in this novel, are teenagers about 16 or 17 years old who are graduating high school. They must deal with work, love, and marriage, even though they are still in their teens. Due to the restriction of household registration, most of these teenage second generation workers have no choice but to leave the city they grew up and go back to their hometowns. Although they grew up in the city, they don't have their household registration to remain in the city. If they do manage to find white-collar jobs, they are still called "second generation migrants." This story tells about these second generation Children of the Drifters, and is filled with details about their lives, loves, and worries.
Category: Fiction

The Drifters

Author : Nathan Nix
ISBN : 0989136108
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The Drifters

Author : James Albert Michener
ISBN : 0749311916
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The Drifters

Author : Tonya Holmes Shook
ISBN : 092299319X
Genre : Fiction
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Harriett Holmes was 15 and pregnant when she boarded in 1837 a Kentucky shanty boat, her home for the next decade. Life was difficult for her and her Melungeon family, a mixed race with little status and low self-esteem. Will she and her family find solace, redemption and grace through God? This book explores that and other themes in a compelling story about a forgotten ethnic group in American history.
Category: Fiction


Author : Kohta Hirano
ISBN : 9781616553395
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Allied with the elves, samurai warrior Shimazu Toyohisa makes a bold plan to form an alliance between the elves and their generational enemies--the dwarves.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Doo Wop

Author : Cousin Bruce Morrow
ISBN : 9781402742767
Genre : Music
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Profiles the culture, politics, and pioneering musical performers of the era, including such bands as The Drifters.
Category: Music

The Drifter

Author : Christine Lennon
ISBN : 9780062457585
Genre : Fiction
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Megan Abbott meets M.O. Walsh in Christine Lennon's compelling debut novel about a group of friends on the cusp of graduating from college when their lives are irrevocably changed by a brutal act of violence. Present Day… For two decades, Elizabeth has tried to escape the ghosts of her past…tried to erase the painful memories…tried to keep out the terrifying nightmares. But twenty years after graduating from the University of Florida, her carefully curated life begins to unravel, forcing her to confront the past she’s tried so hard to forget. 1990s, Gainesville, Florida… Elizabeth and her two closest friends, Caroline and Ginny, are having the time of their lives in college—binge watching Oprah, flirting for freebies from Taco Bell, and breaking hearts along the way. But without warning, their world is suddenly shattered when a series of horrific acts of violence ravage the campus, changing their lives forever. Sweeping readers from the exclusive corners of sorority life in the South to the frontlines of the drug-fueled, slacker culture in Manhattan in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, when Elizabeth is forced to acknowledge her role in the death of a friend in order to mend a broken friendship and save her own life, The Drifter is an unforgettable story about the complexities of friendships and the secrets that can ultimately destroy us.
Category: Fiction