Download The Bad Seed: A Vintage Movie Classic by William March PDF

By William March

The bestselling novel that encouraged Mervyn LeRoy’s vintage horror movie concerning the little lady who can break out with anything—even murder.
 
There’s anything specific approximately eight-year-old Rhoda Penmark. together with her conscientiously plaited hair and her candy cotton clothes, she’s the very photo of outdated innocence. but if their local suffers a sequence of negative injuries, her mom starts off to ask yourself: Why do undesirable issues appear to take place while little Rhoda is round?
 
initially released in 1954, William March’s ultimate novel used to be an fast bestseller and nationwide e-book Award finalist earlier than it used to be tailored for the level and made right into a 1956 movie. The undesirable Seed is an indelible portrait of an evil that wears an blameless face, one that nonetheless resonates in pop culture today. 

With a brand new foreword via Anna Holmes.

Vintage motion picture Classics spotlights vintage motion pictures that experience stood the try of time, now rediscovered throughout the ebook of the novels on which they have been based.

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Download Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu PDF

By SJ Sindu

​A valuable and intriguing addition to either the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu's debut novel Marriage of one thousand Lies offers a relocating and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship, relatives, love, and loss. 

Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are homosexual. They current an phantasm of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American households, whereas each one dates at the part. It’s no longer perfect, yet for fortunate, it kind of feels to be operating. She is going out dancing, she beverages a section, she makes ends meet by way of doing electronic paintings on fee. but if Lucky’s grandmother has a foul fall, fortunate returns to her youth domestic and without warning reconnects along with her former ally and primary lover, Nisha, who's getting ready for her personal prepared marriage ceremony with a guy she’s by no means met.

As the relationship among the 2 girls is rekindled, fortunate attempts to avoid wasting Nisha from coming into a wedding in line with a lie. yet does Nisha actually need to be kept? And after a decade’s worthy of mendacity, can fortunate separate from of her personal situations and construct a brand new existence? Is she keen to stroll clear of all that she values approximately her mom and dad and neighborhood to reside in a brand new fact? As Lucky—an outsider it doesn't matter what offerings she makes—is driven to the verge of collapse, Marriage of 1000 Lies deals a shiny exploration of a existence lived at a fancy intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality. the result's a profoundly American debut novel shot via with humor and loss, a narrative of affection, relatives, and the truths that outline us all.

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Download A Peep into the Conditions of Isolation of Mr. Nobody by Zan McDowell PDF

By Zan McDowell

mental novel tracing the ultimate levels of defeat and supreme non secular triumph of guy.

A married guy falls in love with a married girl on the place of work. He has no prior event in "cheating" and is beaten via his newfound pleasure and effort for all times. whilst he's suspected by way of the woman's husband of getting a romantic curiosity in her, he cowardly denies this and on the way to stay away from his shame within the eyes of society, he brings in regards to the woman's spoil. while she for that reason commits suicide, he discovers too overdue that he has destroyed the girl he loves.

Tormented via guilt and grief, he reveals himself deep in solitary contemplation. He spends a turbulent days within the lonely precincts of a bit residence perched upon a cliff with the sizeable doubtful Caribbean sea as a backdrop to the drama unfolding in his stricken brain. he's within the centre of profound soul looking which eventually adjustments his future in a dramatic and unexpected way.

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Download Sur la courbe de nos rondeurs terrestres: Roman by Catherine Gérard PDF

By Catherine Gérard

Une fuite hors du temps et de l'espace pour se libérer...

Partie sur les strains d’un amour perdu, l. a. narratrice descend le fleuve Mékong un an après avoir fait le voyage à deux, comme pour exorciser l’absence de l’autre. Parallèlement, elle met en scène un double africain. Sillonnant le Laos et l. a. Thaïlande, écumant ses souvenirs d’Afrique, elle interroge le monde post-colonial et prolonge le voyage pour échapper à ses frontières.
Oscillant entre réalité et fantasme, los angeles superposition des histoires crée une étrange temporalité, une géographie confuse, où l’on perd finalement l. a. concept de l’espace et du temps pour n’en tirer que l’essence poétique de l’expérience itinérante.

Découvrez sans tarder ce roman qui fait voyager de l'Afrique à l'Asie, en passant par l'Europe.

EXTRAIT

Globe terrestre. Confusion. Globe oculaire. Dans un café enfumé un mercredi d’hiver à vingt et une heures. L’infusion profonde. Celle du bout du monde.
J’amasse mes vêtements dans un sac. Dans cette chambre, des étagères en tissu suent l. a. poussière des années de endurance. Jamais remplacées. Enfin vidées. Des murs beiges retiennent un cauchemar qui va hanter ma nuit : des bulles de savon qui ne volent pas. Du temps qui s’en va en globules évanescents. Des pictures de plus en plus précises. Des perles jointives sans ciment. Des hundreds of thousands de ronds qui se désagrègent en un flux que rien ne retient.
Descente nocturne, hivernale, montagneuse.
Embarquement à los angeles gare du Palais, frais.
Liège, abrège.
Bruxelles, sempiternelle.
Martèle un froid glacial.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Catherine Gérard est née en 1975 à Liège (Belgique), où elle vit actuellement. Sur los angeles courbe de nos rondeurs terrestres est son most advantageous roman et son deuxième texte publié.

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Download Racines et épines: Saga identitaire (Le fils du péché t. 1) by Issa Aït Belize PDF

By Issa Aït Belize

Être né de père inconnu, un véritable handicap à surmonter pour un jeune Marocain

Ce most popular volet d’une trilogie mène Amarouche, petit Berbère pauvre dont los angeles naissance est marquée du sceau de l’ignominie, vers l’âge adulte. Sa malchance : il est « orphelin » ; c’est ce qu’on dit d’un enfant sans père au Maroc, mais en outre, il est né de père inconnu : une tare dans ce will pay. Sa probability : une mère volontaire et droite, puis l’attachant Sargento, vieux soldat retraité de l’armée de Franco. los angeles première forcera pour lui los angeles porte d’un fquih ronchon et un peu obtus répugnant à lui dispenser l’enseignement du Coran, et donc de l’alphabet et de l. a. langue arabe. Le deuxième lui laissera un cadeau inestimable qu’il pourra transmettre à sa descendance – son nom.

Le preferable tome d'une saga identitaire touchante, à ne pas manquer !

EXTRAIT

L’odeur douceâtre de levain dont ma mère commençait à ensemencer l. a. pâte se répandit dans l’air d’une aube lointaine et chassa l’once de sommeil qui me saupoudrait encore. Le regard voilé, je distinguai los angeles porte entrouverte de notre logis qui laissait passer une lumière laiteuse ; le soleil n’allait pas tarder à tout embraser de son safran encore caché. Je m’accoudai pour observer l. a. silhouette de ma mère qui s’animait comme une ombre : à genoux et le buste en avant couvrant le huge pétrin en terre cuite, elle enfonçait ses poings dans los angeles masse blanchâtre qui gémissait de plus belle, laissant parfois échapper une plainte suivie d’un sucement, d’un claquement de langue. Entièrement absorbée par sa bataille du second, elle ne remarqua pas mon éveil, sinon elle m’aurait déjà intimé l’ordre d’aller me laver.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Né dans le Nord du Maroc en 1954 dans une famille berbère, Issa Aït Belize navigue, dès l’enfance, parmi plusieurs cultures. Après ses études secondaires en français, à Rabat, il poursuit en Belgique des études supérieures en économie. S’il porte à son can pay natal une realization particulière, il se despatched surtout citoyen du monde. Il est l’auteur de La chronique du pou vert et de Nounja, à l. a. folie…, deux romans parus également chez Luce Wilquin.

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Download French Girl with Mother: A Novel by Norman Ollestad PDF

By Norman Ollestad

"Finely wrought; Ollestad builds a fragile pressure among the characters, exposing their uncooked wish and exploring the idea that of inventive inspiration...A quietly stressful and soaking up read." —Kirkus

French lady with Mother is a provocative, propulsive mystery that marries the spirit of James Salter with a touch of Patricia Highsmith and the rate of The paintings Forger.

Nathan is a tender artist touring throughout Europe looking for the emotional hearth that has been lacking from his paintings. He’s been deemed by means of his mentors and critics as technically skillful yet uninspired —criticisms he fears to be real. On a Paris highway, he witnesses the unstable breakup of a tender French lady and her beau. Nathan pursues a gathering with the lady and it in a short time turns into obtrusive that her provocative aura and scathing attractiveness simply might conjure the electrical energy he has been looking for his paintings. So while the lady invitations him to her mom and dad' crumbling, centuries-old chateau within the nation to permit him to caricature her, he accepts, understanding that this proposition is either in poor health urged and thrilling.

Once enveloped by means of this remoted property, a door opens to an international Nathan isn't really ready for. the coming of the younger woman’s family—her mom, a risky, voracious former ballerina, her father, a mysterious businessman with secrets and techniques of his personal, and her uncle, who can be trafficking in artwork forgeries.

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Download Alles houdt op te bestaan (Dutch Edition) by Elizabeth Brundage,Lucie Schaap,Maaike Bijnsdorp PDF

By Elizabeth Brundage,Lucie Schaap,Maaike Bijnsdorp

Het is 1979. Als George Clare op een winterse namiddag uit zijn werk komt, vindt hij thuis het levenloze lichaam van zijn vrouw. Zijn driejarige dochter zit in de hal en kan niet zeggen wie er verantwoordelijk is voor haar moeders dood. George wordt in het moordonderzoek direct aangemerkt als hoofdverdachte.

Wat heeft zich in het huis afgespeeld? Welke geheimen hadden de Clares voor elkaar? Op subtiele wijze laat Brundage steeds meer doorschemeren over hun problematische huwelijk, hun relaties met vrienden en buren, en de gekwelde geschiedenis van de vorige bewoners van het huis.

Alles houdt op te bestaan is door zijn Hitchcockiaanse suspense met elke pagina moeilijker weg te leggen. Op overdonderende wijze overtuigt Brundage met een bedwelmende roman die nog lang blijft nagalmen.

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Download Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon PDF

By Thomas Mallon

at the night of fine Friday, 1865, Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris joined the Lincolns within the Presidential field at Ford’s Theater, changing into eyewitnesses to at least one of the nice tragedies of yank history.
 
In this riveting novel, Thomas Mallon re-creates the bizarre love tale of this younger engaged couple whose fateful stumble upon with heritage profoundly impacts the rest of their lives. Lincoln’s assassination is just one a part of the awesome existence they percentage, a dramatic story of ardour, scandal, heroism, homicide, and insanity, all in keeping with Mallon’s deep study into the attention-grabbing background of the Rathbone and Harris households. Henry and Clara not just tells the mind-blowing tale of its name figures; it additionally illuminates the tradition of nineteenth-century Victorian the United States: a inflexible society slightly concealing the suppressed impulses and undercurrents that merely grew more advantageous because the century progressed.

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Download Jouw gezicht morgen (Dutch Edition) by Javier Marías PDF

By Javier Marías

Het magnum opus van Javier Marías, auteur van de lovend besproken bestsellers De verliefden en Zo begint het slechte

In Jouw gezicht morgen leren we de Spanjaard Jaime Deza kennen, voormalig docent aan de Universiteit van Oxford, die in Engeland als agent voor een geheime organisatie werkt. Het is Deza’s taak om te onderzoeken wat mensen in de toekomst zullen doen, te achterhalen hoe hun gezichten morgen zullen zijn.

Gedurende zijn zoektocht ontdekt hij dat wanneer we in aanraking komen met het verraad en het geweld van onze westerse wereld, we daar altijd mee worden besmet als met een gif. Met cruciale episodes in Londen, Madrid en Oxford en een angstaanjagende ontknoping schreef Marías een verhaal dat veel meer is dan meeslepend alleen.

De trilogie Jouw gezicht morgen bevat drie meesterlijke romans van een van onze grootste levende schrijvers – en misschien wel degene met de meeste durf en diepgang.

De pers over Jouw gezicht morgen

Jouw gezicht morgen is een van de grote romans van deze tijd; Marías bewijst niet alleen de belangrijkste Spaanse schrijver van zijn generatie  te zijn, maar ook een van de belangrijkste wereldauteurs van dit moment.’ NRC Handelsblad

De pers over Zo begint het slechte

‘Met een roman van Marías in de hand lezen we niet, maar leven we.’ ***** Het Parool

‘Een filosofische roman, jazeker, maar dan wel in de beste betekenis van het woord.’ ***** NRC Handelsblad

‘Sterke plotwendingen, intrigerende zijpaden en wee- moedige gedachten kenmerken dit nieuwe meesterwerk van Javier Marías.’ ***** de Volkskrant

‘Javier Marías is een van de weinige schrijvers die genoeg hebben aan hun stijl om je keer op keer verdwaasd en gelukkig achter te laten.’ Maarten Steenmeijer in Vrij Nederland

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Download A Field Guide to Deception by Jill Malone PDF

By Jill Malone

Praise for Red Audrey and the Roping by means of Jill Malone:

“Luminescent writing. . . . Finely tuned, bold, and perceptive, Malone’s auspicious debut leaves us short of more.”—Whitney Scott, Booklist

“A lyrical, passionate novel approximately hope, approximately risk, and concerning the desire for self-forgiveness. a perfectly outstanding writing debut.”—Sarah Waters, writer of Tipping the Velvet and The evening Watch

“First-rate writing and characterization.”—Cecelia Martin, Diva

“Malone’s nonlinear novel jitterbugs via time and place—the splintered chronology is a profitable problem. . . . a blinding and dramatic debut.”—Richard Labonté, BookMarks/Q Syndicate

In Jill Malone’s moment novel, A box advisor to Deception, not anything is so simple as it seems that: neighborhood, notions of motherhood, the character of goodness, nor even compelling love. Revelations are punctured after which revisited with deeper perception, alliances shift, and heroes flip anti-hero—and vice versa.

With her aunt’s loss of life Claire Bernard loses her top significant other, her livelihood, and her son’s co-parent. Malone’s shrewdpermanent, fascinating writing beguiles the reader into this taut, compelling tale of a makeshift kin and the reawakening of a previous they’d was hoping to outrun. Claire’s trip is the unifying rigidity during this ebook of layered and moving alliances.

A box consultant to Deception is a major novel full of snappy discussion, quick-moving and humorous incidents, compelling characterizations, mysterious plot twists, and an unforeseen climax. it's a wealthy, advanced story for literary readers.

Jill Malone’s first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, gained the Bywater Prize for Fiction.

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