Que veut-elle de plus, Courtney Burden, elle qui a déjà tout : un riche et beau mari, Jeb ; deux enfants splendides, Cameron et Sawyer ; un métier créatif et une brownstone de trois étages à Brooklyn, New York, là où tout le monde veut vivre ? Alors on pose la question, que veut-elle de plus, cette femme qui nage en plein American dream ? Réponse : un canapé. Un canapé pourri. Et abandonné au bord d’une route paumée. A-t-elle un problème ? Est-elle cinglée ? Non, c’est juste une chineuse compulsive qui retape et revend à prix d’or des objets en fin de carrière auxquels elle redonne une nouvelle vie dans les superbes lofts de ses clients hipsters. Sauf que là, le canapé n’était pas vraiment abandonné. Et qu’il appartient à des gars pas très cool. Mais vraiment pas cool du tout. Et que ces gars pas cool vont essayer de récupérer leur bien. Et que Courtney, elle, risque fort de perdre tous les siens, de biens. Du paradis à l’enfer, finalement, il n’y a qu’un pas. Celui qui coûte. Cocaïne, gangsters, argent et sexe : les meilleurs ingrédients pour faire exploser une famille modèle. Il y a une bonne dose d’humour aussi... pour sauver les meubles. Les séries littéraires de la collection « Pulp » sont conçues comme des séries télévisées, avec plusieurs saisons de six épisodes chacune, chaque épisode étant écrit pour un temps de lecture moyen de 15-20 minutes. Les six épisodes à l'unité ainsi que les intégrales de chaque saison, aux formats électronique et papier, sont proposés simultanément le jour de la parution.
Rule Of The Bone
Author: Russell Banks
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Chappie is a punked-out teenager rejected by his mother and abusive stepfather. Out of school and in trouble with the police, he drifts through crash pads, doper squats, and malls until he finally settles in an abandoned school bus with Rose, a seven-year-old child, and I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian who will dramatically change his life. Together they begin an amazing journey... From the Trade Paperback edition.
This collection of the famed author's best remarks on his craft, taken from his works and letters to friends and colleagues, is useful to both aspiring and accomplished writers for advice and inspiration
The Photographer's Wife
Author: Nick Alexander
Publisher: BIGfib Books
"From the author of the #1 bestsellers, The French House, The Half-Life of Hannah and The Case of The Missing Boyfriend, Alexander’s new novel, The Photographer's Wife is an epic tale set in two eras, a tale of the secrets one generation has, rightly or wrongly, chosen to hide from the next." Barbara – a child of the Blitz – has more secrets than she cares to admit. She has protected her children from many of the harsh realities of life and told them little of the poverty of her childhood, nor of the darker side of her marriage to one of Britain's most famous photographers. With such an incomplete picture of the past, her youngest, Sophie, has struggled to understand who her parents really are, and in turn, Barbara sometimes worries, to build her own identity. When Sophie decides to organise a vast retrospective exhibition of her adored father's work, old photos are pulled from dusty boxes. But with them tumble stories from the past, stories and secrets that will challenge every aspect of how Sophie sees her parents.
A Guide to the New World
Author: Michael Laitman, Anatoly Ulianov
Publisher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Have you ever wondered why, for all the efforts of the best economists in the world, the economic crisis refuses to wane? The answer to that question lies with us, all of us. The economy is a reflection of our relationships. Through natural development, the world has become an integrated global village where we are all interdependent. Interdependence and ";globalization"; mean that what happens in one part of the world affects every other part of it. As a result, a solution to the global crisis must include the whole world, for if only one part of it is healed, other, still ailing parts, will make it ill again. The Benefits of the New Economy: resolving the global economic crisis through mutual guarantee was written out of concern for our common future. Its purpose is to improve our understanding of today's economic turmoil--its causes, how it can be solved, and its anticipated outcome. The road toward a new economy lies not in levying new taxes, printing money, or in any remedy from the past. Rather, the solution lies with a society where all support each other in mutual guarantee. This creates a social environment of care and consideration, and the understanding that we will rise or fall together, because we are all interdependent. This book contains thirteen ";standalone"; essays written in 2011 by several economists and financiers from different disciplines. Each essay addresses a specific issue, and can be read as a separate unit. However, one theme connects them: the absence of mutual guarantee as the cause of our problems in the global-integral world. You can read these essays in an order of your choice. We, the authors, believe that if you read at least several essays you will receive a more comprehensive view of the required transformation in order to resolve the global crisis and create a sustainable, prosperous economy.
Author: Felipe Cano
Publisher: Chronicle Books
It's Sunday morning, and Camille has so many things to do! From jumping on the bed (of course) to choosing a new favorite color, drawing faces on thousands of balloons, hiding all of the umbrellas, seeking out the unexpected on a map, and more, Camille teaches young readers the importance of being guided by a boundless imagination. Bold colors, graphic patterns, and expressive collage capture Camille's whirlwind of a morning, not to mention her uniquely expansive perspective. Children and adults alike will embrace this celebration of childhood's many delightful surprises. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
Laura embrasse un garcon aux cheveux blancs, fils de souris, et perd sa langue. Une etudiante est poursuivie a travers les rues de New York par une odeur tenace. Une mouche tombe amoureuse d'une touriste sur le lac Atitlan... Sous ce titre intriguant, un recueil de sept nouvelles fantastiques d'un auteur a l'imagination debordante, qui impose un univers et une ecriture sensuelle, abordant des themes aussi varies que le langage, la culpabilite, l'identite, la paranoia et jonglant avec les genres: litterature de l'etrange et realisme magique. Fantastique ? Evidemment, c'est la, le c ur battant du livre... Dans certaines nouvelles, on est plonge dans un Alice au pays des merveilles qui se serait trompe de chemin, et, dans d'autres, dans le monde des fourmis de Werber (debut de la serie, la meilleure, celle qui nous a tous happes)... Un bonheur, dites-vous, ce petit livre; de cauchemar? de reve? Les deux, assurement! Marine L. Petauton La Cause Litteraire WWW.CHRISIMON.COM"
Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
As the Red Scare grips America, a midwestern literature professor becomes an unlikely hero in the struggle for freedom Professor Silas Timberman has never been one for theatrics. A quiet American literature professor at a mid-sized college, Timberman decides to build a semester’s course around the democratic ideals of Mark Twain—a subject that under normal circumstances would not arouse the suspicions of the university administration. But as the Korean War rages on and congressional investigations of potential Communists gain traction, no amount of ideological nuance is safe. When Timberman is asked to renounce his work or face the repercussions, he finds that not only his tenure but also his very freedom is at stake. Inspired by Fast’s own persecution at the hands of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Silas Timberman is a gripping record of the injustices of McCarthyism and a rousing ode to those who fought against it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Around the turn of the century, the American liberal tradition made a major shift away from politics. The new radicals were more interested in the reform of education, culture, and sexual mores. Through vivid biographies, Christopher Lasch chronicles these social reformers from Jane Addams, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Lincoln Steffens to Norman Mailer and Dwight MacDonald.
The opening of the archives of the Roman Inquisition and of the Index of Prohibited Books, in January 1998, enables us to think afresh about the history of two organisations more notorious than understood. Both have been considered, almost exclusively, from the perspective of their victims, such as Galileo Galilei. This book uses hitherto secret sources of the Inquisition and Index to reconstruct the history of Roman censorship in its first, formative years from the standpoint of Galileo's judge. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a censor for the Index and a "consultor" to the Holy Office, before becoming cardinal-inquisitor and (three centuries after his death) a saint and Doctor of the Church. His career provides a paradigm of how an intellectual could make his way to the top in Counter-Reformation Rome. Censored by Pope Sixtus V, Bellarmine responded by supressing the pontiff's version of the Vulgate and by repressing the Sistine Index of Prohibited Books. A new interpretation - including a revaluation of Galileo's first "trial"- of Roman censorship is offered in this book. Based on unpublished sources from the archives, which it edits and interprets for the first time, "The Saint as Censor" will alter our understanding of the Roman Inquisition and the Index.
Author: David Herbert Lawrence
The Ladybird was written in the year 1923 by David Herbert Lawrence. This book is one of the most popular novels of David Herbert Lawrence, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
Scrivener For Dummies
Author: Gwen Hernandez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you’re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software’s best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.
You can learn trading penny stocks from the masses and become part of the 90% of traders who lose money in the stock market, or you can learn from the Best. The Complete Penny Stock Course is based on Timothy Sykes’, various training programs. His strategies have helped individuals like Tim Grittani, Michael Goode and Stephen Dux become millionaires within a couple of years. This course aims to teach you how to become a consistently profitable trader, by taking Tim’s profit-making strategies with penny stocks and presenting them in a well-structured learning format. You’ll start by getting acquainted with the concepts of market and trading psychology. Then you’ll get into the basics of day trading, how to manage your risk and the tools that will help you become profitable. Along the way, you’ll learn strategies and techniques to become consistent in your gains and develop your own trading techniques. What’s inside: - Managing expectations and understanding the market, - Understanding the psychology of trading and how it affects you, - Learning the basics of day trading, - Learning the mechanics of trading penny stocks, - Risk management and how to take safe positions, - How to trade through advanced techniques - Developing your own profitable trading strategy - Real world examples and case studies No prior trading experience is required.
Thailand: The Cookbook
Author: Jean-Pierre Gabriel
Publisher: Phaidon Press
The definitive guide to Thai cuisine, with 500 authentic recipes from every region brought together in one comprehensive and beautifully produced volume. Author and photographer Jean‐Pierre Gabriel traveled throughout Thailand for years to research the unique flavors and culinary history that make up the country’s food culture. Here, he presents an array of dishes ranging from street vendor snacks to home‐cooked meals to restaurant tasting menus and everything in between. Learn to recreate classics such as Massaman Curry and Green Papaya Salad using authentic methods, or discover a new favorite, such as a Dragon Fruit Frappe. Recipes include advice on essential techniques, while a glossary helps introduce home cooks to less familiar ingredients. Gabriel’s breathtaking images of the natural landscape, people, and food bring to life the history behind this storied cuisine.
Author: Corita, Julie Ault
At 18, Corita Kent (1918-1986) entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she taught art and eventually ran the art department. After more than 30 years, at the end of the 1960s, she left the order to devote herself to making her own work. Over a thirty-five-year career she made watercolors, posters, books and banners--and most of all, serigraphs--in an accessible and dynamic style that appropriated techniques from advertising, consumerism and graffiti. The earliest of it, which she began showing in 1951, borrowed phrases and depicted images from the Bible; by the 1960s, she was using song lyrics and publicity slogans as raw material. Eschewing convention, she produced cheap, readily available multiples, including a postage stamp. Her work was popular but largely neglected by the art establishment--though it was always embraced by such design luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames, Buckminster Fuller and Saul Bass. More recently, she has been increasingly recognized as one of the most innovative and unusual Pop artists of the 1960s, battling the political and religious establishments, revolutionizing graphic design and making some of the most striking--and joyful--American art of her era, all while living and practicing as a Catholic nun. This first study of her work, organized by Julie Ault on the twentieth anniversary of Kent's death, with essays by Ault and Daniel Berrigan, is the first to examine this important American outsider artist's life and career, and contains more than 90 illustrations, many of which are reproduced for the first time, in vibrant, and occasionally Day-Glo, color.