The Age of Terror: A Novel

By David Plante

Set within the seamy global of the Russian intercourse slave exchange, The Age of Terror is the harrowing tale of Joe, a dissatisfied younger American expatriate and lapsed Catholic who searches for life's which means within the Soviet Union at the eve of its disintegration.

Plante performs brilliantly with our assumptions of either the U.S. and Russia, and eventually announces a common topic of sacredness and redemption.

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Soda Pop Soldier: A Novel

By Nick Cole

Name of accountability meets Diablo during this fast paced, action-packed novel from the writer of The wilderness Saga.
Gamer PerfectQuestion fights for ColaCorp in WarWorld, an internet strive against activity area the place mega-corporations box complete armies within the conflict for genuine international international advertising-space dominance. in the massive digital battlefield, avid gamers and bots are high-tech grunts, utilizing drop-ships and state of the art weaponry to wipe one another out.
But instances are tricky and the hire is due, and while avid gamers desire additional dough, there is constantly the Black, an unlawful open resource event the place the ailing and twisted wants of the longer term are given loose rein within the Wastehavens, a gothic dungeon delusion world.
And all too quickly, the true and digital worlds collide whilst PerfectQuestion refuses to develop into the software of a mad guy motive on hacking the worldwide financial system for himself.

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Fly Away Peter

By David Malouf

During this shimmering paintings of mind's eye, one in all Australia's such a lot commemorated writers conjures a unmarried nonetheless second at the fringe of the twentieth century during which not likely humans percentage a friendship. while Ashley Crowther returns to Australia to regulate his father's estate, he discovers a undying panorama of kingfishers and ibises; he additionally meets Jim Saddler, the younger woodsman who turns into Ashley's consultant to his inheritance. jointly they discard the variations of character and sophistication to go into a partnership of ask yourself. but if warfare breaks out in Europe, Jim and Ashley are drawn into obscene firm of the trenches, the place loss of life falls from the sky and burrows out of the earth. In telling the tale of those males, Fly Away Peter combines overwhelmingly sensual imagery with an unblinking realization of the worst that heritage can inflict to supply a unique of phosphorescent good looks.

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Cloud Atlas: A Novel

By David Mitchell

By the New York occasions bestselling writer of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the guy Booker Prize

A postmodern visionary and one of many prime voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out experience, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a prepared eye for personality, and a flavor for mind-bending, philosophical and medical hypothesis within the culture of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip ok. Dick. the result's brilliantly unique fiction as profound because it is playful. during this groundbreaking novel, an influential favourite between a brand new new release of writers, Mitchell explores with bold artistry basic questions of fact and identity.

Cloud Atlas starts off in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his domestic in California. alongside the way in which, Ewing is befriended by means of a doctor, Dr. Goose, who starts to regard him for an extraordinary species of mind parasite. . . . without notice, the motion jumps to Belgium in 1931, the place Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his manner into the family of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling spouse and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we bounce to the West Coast within the Seventies and a bothered reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon an online of company greed and homicide that threatens to assert her lifestyles. . . . And onward, with impressive virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the close to destiny the place neocapitalism has run amok; and, ultimately, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii within the final days of history.

But the tale doesn’t finish even there. The narrative then boomerangs again via centuries and area, returning via a similar path, in opposite, to its place to begin. alongside the way in which, Mitchell finds how his disparate characters attach, how their fates intertwine, and the way their souls float throughout time like clouds around the sky.

As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable journey de strength that, like its incomparable writer, has transcended its cult vintage prestige to develop into a world phenomenon.

Praise for Cloud Atlas
 
“[David] Mitchell is, sincerely, a genius. He writes as if on the helm of a few perpetual dream laptop, can obviously do something, and his ambition is written in magma throughout this novel’s each page.”The ny occasions booklet Review
 
“One of these how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? glossy classics that doubtless is—and may still be—read via any scholar of latest literature.”—Dave Eggers
 
“Wildly wonderful . . . a head rush, either action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”People
 
“The novel as sequence of nested dolls or chinese language containers, a puzzle-book, and yet—not simply wonderful, a laugh, or shrewdpermanent yet heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve by no means learn whatever relatively love it, and I’m thankful to have lived, for some time, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon
 
Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] recognized on either side of the Atlantic as a author whose fearlessness is matched by way of his talent.”The Washington put up ebook World
 
“Thrilling . . . one of many largest joys in Cloud Atlas is staring at Mitchell sashay from style to style and not using a hitch in his dance step.”Boston Sunday Globe
 
“Grand and problematic . . . [Mitchell] creates a global and language straight away international and unusual, but strikingly generic and intimate.”Los Angeles Times

From the Hardcover edition.

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Ouroboros (Volume 1)

Ouroboros is an anthology produced from visible artwork and literature that includes the paintings of 22 up-and-coming Bay region artists. Toyin Odutola, my co-curator, and that i paired 11 visible artists with paintings from 11 writers giving them the constraint of constructing paintings in accordance with the written paintings they acquired. it really is our honest wish that you'll locate in the pages of this anthology, during the collaborative efforts of Ben Vilmain, Scott Allen, Carlos Ramirez, Fia Maxwell, JJ Campanaro, Rae Thomas, Bruna Massadas, Rheea Mukherjee, Victoria DeBlassie, Jordan Karnes, Maya Pasternak, Leonard Crosby, Katelyn Eichwald, Ryan Funk, Rebekah Goldstein, Amelia Whitcomb, Robert Gomez, Leah O’Dooley, Allie Takahashi, Connor Maley, Daniel Dallabrida, and Luisa Leija, a talk that crosses genres and creative mediums making a different actual and emotional panorama to construct upon.

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

A 2015 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the ache and fervour of human love hang-out this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love seems to be the Roux family members birthright, an ominous forecast for its most modern progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all alternative ways a standard lady — is born with the wings of a chicken. In a quest to appreciate her odd disposition and a turning out to be wish to slot in along with her friends, sixteen-year outdated Ava ventures into the broader global, ill-prepared for what she may well realize and naive to the twisted factors of others. Others just like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who blunders Ava for an angel and whose obsession together with her grows until eventually the evening of the summer time solstice party. That evening, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga construct to a devastating crescendo. First-time writer Leslye Walton has developed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it skill to be born with hearts which are tragically, exquisitely human.

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The Fall of Hyperion

By Dan Simmons

Within the attractive continuation of the epic experience all started in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a miles destiny resplendent with drama and invention.  On
the global of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening.  And the secrets and techniques they include suggest that nothing--nothing at any place within the universe--will ever be a similar.

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Her

By Laura Zigman

Elise meets Donald on a flight to Washington, D.C., the place he teaches and he or she edits self-help books. he's dreamy: 6’6” with unflinching eco-friendly eyes and a proclivity for talking frankly. exceedingly, they fall in love, get engaged, and begin discussing marriage ceremony invitations.

And then Elise meets her—Adrienne—Donald’s beautiful, leggy ex-fiancée. Adrienne is newly unmarried and making plans a flow to D.C. Cleavage-baring, half-French, and with a level from Yale, she seduces males with one flick of her hair. Worst of all, she and Donald have remained “good associates” when you consider that they broke up. confident that Adrienne is out to win Donald again, Elise starts off stalking either one of them obsessively . . . and starts off including up clues to what appears like a brazen affair.

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