En handelsman i blod

By Yu Hua

Xu Sanguan arbetar på silkesfabriken och får av vänner på landsbygden veta att det går att dryga ut sina inkomster genom att sälja blod until det lokala sjukhuset. Pengarna använder han until eventually att uppvakta den vackra Xu Yulan. males äktenskapet med stadens frityrdrottning blir inte som Xu Sanguan har tänkt sig. Svartsjuka och bitterhet förgiftar familjen, och i spåren av översvämningar och hungersnöd tvingas han att återvända until sjukhuset.

Besöken blir allt fler och tätare. Den lokale blodchefens tålamod tryter och när krisen är som allvarligast och den äldste sonens liv står på spel nekas Xu Sanguan att sälja mer av sitt blod. males han bestämmer sig för att until varje pris skaffa fram pengarna.

Berättelsen om Xu Sanguan och hans familj publicerades första gången 1995 och är en av de mest lästa samtida romanerna i Kina. Liksom romanen Att leva (på svenska 2006) är En handelsman i blod en fängslande skildring av en bit av Kinas moderna historia och samtidigt ett gripande dokument över människans villkor.

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The Queen of Cool

By Cecil Castellucci

"Albert Camus meets Mariah Fredericks during this shrewdpermanent, edgy tackle one adolescent’s look for identification and that means in life." — KIRKUS REVIEWS

On the skin, Libby Brin is the most well-liked lady in class. yet at the inside of, Libby is death — of boredom. In a second of desperation, Libby indicators up for an internship on the l. a. Zoo, a lot to the dismay of her acquaintances, who’d desire she spend her time with them, buying, partying, and making enjoyable of every body else. Oddly, Libby realizes that she truly enjoys her new task and that she may also just like the "nerds" she works with. Will the Queen of Cool be pressured to renounce her crown?

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The Man Who Ended the World

By Jason Gurley

Whilst Steven Glass's 3rd grade instructor requested his classification what they desired to be once they grew up, Steven's classmates shouted the standard solutions: "A fireman!" "A teacher!" "The President!" whilst his flip got here, Steven acknowledged, "When I develop up i will be the final guy on Earth." indications do not come a lot clearer than that. approximately thirty years later, Steven Glass is a billionaire. Surrounded through groupies, yes-men, funding possibilities and glamour, all Steven fairly desires is to be on my own. rather, rather on my own. In mystery, Steven builds a private sanctuary approximately a mile underground. He vanishes from public existence, is going off the grid. he is ultimately by myself. good, apart from a man-made intelligence better half named after the single woman he ever enjoyed. There, Steven performs games, heckles the inside track, and waits for the apocalypse. while the tip does not come quickly sufficient, Steven is going to paintings. He nonetheless has billions of greenbacks to spend -- and there needs to be whatever he can do to speed up the arriving hurricane. Wrestling together with his personal future, ignorant of the younger stowaways who've came across his underground paradise, and struggling with his duplicitous A.I. better half at each flip, Steven Glass struggles to create the truth he has consistently was hoping for -- on the price of the way forward for each residing man or woman on Earth... until a couple of eleven-year-old kids can cease him and retailer the area, that's. What Amazon readers are saying: "Wow - simply complete this novel final evening, and that i actually could not placed it down." "I learn this booklet in a single sitting, I actually could not positioned it down." "The crisp discussion is an artwork shape unto itself, and Jason Gurley has proved himself to be a grasp of this technique." "I completely love Jason Gurley's writing style!" "An absolute web page turner."

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Runaway Horses: The Sea of Fertility, 2

By Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima’s Runaway Horses is the second one novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. back we come upon Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic story of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his early life buddy Kiyoaki Matsugae.
 
In 1932, Shigeuki Honda has develop into a pass judgement on in Osaka.  confident younger rightist progressive, Isao, is the reincarnation of his buddy Kiyoaki, Honda commits himself to saving the adolescence from an premature demise. Isao, pushed to patriotic fanaticism via a father who instilled in him the ethos of the traditional samurai, organizes a violent plot opposed to the hot industrialists who he believes are usurping the Emperor’s rightful energy and perilous the very integrity of the state. Runaway Horses is the chronicle of a conspiracy — a unique in regards to the roots and nature of eastern fanaticism within the years that ended in conflict.

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Suttree

By Cormac McCarthy

By way of the writer of Blood Meridian and All the gorgeous Horses, Suttree is the tale of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a lifetime of privilege along with his sought after family members to reside in a dilapidated houseboat at the Tennessee River close to Knoxville.  Remaining at the margins of the outcast group there--a brilliantly imagined choice of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the actual and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity.

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Hard Merchandise (Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars, Book 3)

By K.W. Jeter

Boba Fett fears just one enemy--the one he can't see....

Feared and in demand, revered and despised, Boba Fett enjoys a doubtful attractiveness because the galaxy's such a lot winning bounty hunter. but even a guy like Boba Fett may have one too many enemies....

When Boba Fett stumbles throughout facts implicating Prince Xizor within the homicide of Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle, Fett makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind at the back of a colossal deception, who will kill to conceal his tracks. Fett additionally reveals himself in ownership of an amnesiac younger girl named Neelah, who could be the key to the mystery--or a decoy major Fett right into a murderous ambush. Fett's final wish is to run throughout the record of Xizor's hidden enemies. and because Xizor's hidden enemies are virtually as legion as Fett's, the opportunity of survival is slim--even for somebody as expert and constant as Boba Fett.

© 1999 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.  All rights reserved.  Used lower than authorization.

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Lancelot: A Novel

By Walker Percy

Lancelot Lamar is a disappointed attorney who reveals himself limited in a psychological asylum with thoughts that do not appear worthy remembering. all of it started the day he by chance came across he used to be now not the daddy of his youngest daughter, a discovery which despatched Lancelot on sleek quest to opposite the degeneration of the US. Percy's novel finds a shining knight for the fashionable age--a knight no longer of romance, yet of revenge.

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The Inverted Forest: A Novel

By John Dalton

Overdue on a hot summer time evening in rural Missouri, an aged camp director hears a squeal of joyous girl laughter and is going to enquire. on the camp swimming pool he comes upon a bewildering scene: his counselors stripped bare and engaged in a provocative party. the 1st camp consultation is determined to begin in precisely days. He fires all of them. hence, new counselors needs to be speedy employed and taken to the Kindermann woodland summer time Camp.

One of them is Wyatt Huddy, a genetically disfigured younger guy who has been dwelling in a Salvation military facility. light and diligent, huge and enforcing, Wyatt suffers a deep nervousness that his intelligence may be subnormal. All his lifestyles he’s been misjudged as a result of his abnormal gains. yet whereas Wyatt isn't worldly, he's additionally now not an blameless. He has escaped a punishing domestic existence with a reclusive and violent older sister.

Along with the opposite new counselors, Wyatt arrives anticipating to take care of kids. To their astonishment, they study that for the 1st weeks of the camping out season they are going to be answerable for 104 seriously developmentally disabled adults, them all wards of the kingdom. For Wyatt it's a predicament that turns his international inside of out. bodily, he's indistinguishable from the kingdom medical institution campers he cares for. Inwardly, he want to think he isn't in their tribe. thankfully for Wyatt, there's a younger lady on employees who is familiar with his trouble larger than he may have was hoping.

At as soon as the recent counselors and disabled campers start to display themselves. so much are well-intentioned; others unprepared. a few harbor risky tendencies. one of the campers is a complicated array of illnesses and appearances and behaviour either gentle and irritating. to come across them is to be reminded simply how huge the chances are while one is describing humans.

Soon Wyatt is named upon to avoid a negative tragedy. In doing so, he commits an act whose repercussions will adjust his personal existence and the lives of the opposite Kindermann woodland employees contributors for years yet to come.

Written with scrupulous constancy to the robust passions working underneath the outside of camp existence, The Inverted wooded area is packed with craving, hope, lust, banked wish, and unforeseen devotion. This impressive and audacious novel amply underscores Heaven Lake’s large acclaim and confirms John Dalton’s emerging prominence as an important American novelist.

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Chloe's New Beginning [Novikov Clan 1] (Siren Publishing Menage Amour) (Novikov Clan, Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting)

By Alicia White

[Menage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, shape-shifters, HEA] Chloe Novikov suggestion she misplaced every little thing while her husband, Conner, died in a motorbike twist of fate. they just had 5 years jointly, yet she proposal she knew every thing approximately him. while she will get a trip from a legal professional, she's surprised to gain that there are many secrets and techniques he saved from her. Adam and Brandon Novikov were ready many years to fulfill their mate. Conner, their youngest brother, went out with excessive hopes of discovering her, and he did, yet he refused to deliver her domestic the place she belonged. whilst Chloe involves Alaska to satisfy her overdue husband's kinfolk, the boys are uncertain of ways to address issues. this can be the tale of 1 woman's loss and the way issues switch while secrets and techniques are published. observe: there isn't any sexual dating or touching for titillation among or between siblings. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

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The Forgotten Man (Elvis Cole)

By Robert Crais

Elvis Cole is back...

With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage (a New York Times amazing ebook) and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, in The final Detective, Crais returns to his signature personality, l. a. inner most investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the which means of kin and the burdens of the past.

Elvis Cole's dating with lawyer Lucy Chenier is strained. whilst she moved from Louisiana to affix Elvis in l. a., she by no means dreamed that violence may so simply contact her existence -- yet then the unthinkable occurs. whereas Lucy is away on enterprise and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears and not using a hint. desirous to think that the boy has run away, facts quickly mounts to signify a miles darker scenario.

Joining forces along with his enigmatic accomplice, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the aid of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's prosperous, oil-industry ex-husband makes an attempt to wrest regulate of the research. Amid the maelstrom of non-public conflicts, Elvis and Joe are pressured to contemplate a extra troubling lead -- one indicating that Ben's disappearance is attached to a negative, long-held mystery from Elvis Cole's past.

Venturing deep inside of a posh psyche, Crais explores Elvis's desire for relations - the army that embraced him in the course of a stricken formative years, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering courting with Lucy - as they race the clock of their look for Ben. The final Detective is Robert Crais' richest, so much extreme story of suspense but.

From the Hardcover edition.

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