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Naw Much Of A Talker

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Author: Pedro Lenz
Publisher: Cargo Publishing
ISBN: 1908754230
Size: 71.13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 153
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Book Description: Known only as 'the goalie', the novel's narrator is always taking the blame. He's just been released from jail, having kept schtum during a drugs bust at his local pub. The goalie is a sucker for a good story, he lives and breathes them, is forever telling stories to himself and anyone who'll listen. He returns to his hometown broke, falling in love with Regi, a barmaid. On a trip together to Spain, to hook up with his shady mates, Regi realises that this obsession with storytelling has its downsides, the goalie all too ready to believe the yarns his so-called friends spin. Naw Much of a Talker is a charming, hilarious tour through the goalie's anecdotes. Storytelling is his way of avoiding problems and conflict, his crowning achievement and tragic flaw. Regi concludes that it isn't a woman the goalie needs, but an audience. Inspired by a six month residency in Glasgow, Pedro Lenz harnesses his considerable powers as a performer and oral storyteller in this powerful and unforgettable celebration of the rhythms and musicality of the spoken word.


Naw Much Of A Talker

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Author: Pedro Lenz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908754226
Size: 59.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 155
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Book Description: "Known only as 'the goalie', the novel's narrator is always taking the blame. He's just been released from jail, having kept schtum during a drugs bust. The goalie is a sucker for a good story, he lives and breathes them, telling stories to himself and anyone who'll listen as he struggles to go straight. On a trip together to Spain, Regi, his new girlfriend, realises that this obsession with storytelling has its downside; the goalie is all too ready to believe the yarns his friends spin."--Back cover.


The Naked Swiss

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Author: Clare O'Dea
Publisher: Schwabe AG
ISBN: 3038690406
Size: 60.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Book Description: In The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths, journalist Clare O'Dea promises to change the way the world thinks about modern Switzerland - and give Swiss readers much to think about too. In 10 fact-based chapters O'Dea investigates positive myths of modern Switzerland (The Swiss are Rich/Brilliant/Have the Perfect Democracy) with the same sharp journalistic eye she uses to assess negative ones (The Swiss are Crooked Bankers/Xenophobic/Helped the Nazis). It is a view of Switzerland that will surprise even many Swiss readers.


Eva S Man

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Author: Gayl Jones
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807029041
Size: 31.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Book Description: Imprisoned for the bizarre murder of her lover, Eva Medina Canada recalls a life tormented by sexual abuse and emotional violence. Eva's Man is Gayl Jones's second novel.


Grace Of A Hawk

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Author: Abbie Williams
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 177168044X
Size: 20.54 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Book Description: Reaching his remaining family in Minnesota has been former Confederate soldier Boyd Carter's plan since his journey northward began. Accompanied by his brother Malcolm, the two depart Iowa in the late summer of 1868 beneath a cloud of uncertainty, leaving behind longtime friends Sawyer and Lorie Davis, with promises to reunite in the spring. Also left behind is Rebecca Krage, a woman of quiet passion and grace, whose deep love for Boyd Carter remains unconfessed. U. S. Marshal Thomas Yancy has been missing since his desperate flight from Rebecca Krage's homestead. Despite assurance that the Yancys will trouble them no longer, Lorie Davis is not convinced. Her and Sawyer's recent joyful discovery is soon overshadowed by the arrival of information that Boyd and Malcolm never reached their destination in the North. Somewhere between Iowa City and St. Paul, the two brothers have apparently vanished. Their paths, interwoven by fate, and their collective strength, must again be tested as they face the greatest threat to their lives yet. Grace of Hawk is the final book in a sweeping romantic saga set against the backdrop of a scarred, post-Civil War America.


Of Bone And Thunder

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Author: Chris Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451679335
Size: 28.48 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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Book Description: Now in mass-market paperback—Apocalypse Now meets The Lord of the Rings in a bold new fantasy from the acclaimed author of the Iron Elves trilogy, filled with “heroic action that keeps fans coming back” (Publishers Weekly). A land of thick jungle and mist-swirled mountains. An enemy moving unseen beneath the lush canopy. The growing threat of thaumics—a magic wielded by few that threatens to destabilize all. The youth of a kingdom sent to fight in a faraway hell while back home, discord and disillusionment reign… Fantasy author Chris Evans masterfully pushes the boundaries of the genre in his brilliant, groundbreaking new epic, a unique and penetrating vision channeling the cultural upheaval, racial animus, and wholesale destruction of the Vietnam War. Plunging deep into the heart of a moral and mortal darkness, reluctant soldiers in the distant nation of Luitox struggle for survival and for meaning amid a blazing drama of blood and magic. They will duel a ghostly enemy, fight to understand their roles in a sprawling maelstrom, and ultimately wage war their way—not for glory or the Kingdom, but for one another. “Chris Evans places the broad sword-and-sorcery archetypes squarely in a new and exciting environment” (New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore).


Split Ii

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Author: Gregory Chadwick
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595521363
Size: 75.83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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Book Description: In SPLIT, Billy Ray Dean-The Butcher of Boulder County-faced off with another vicious murderer in a game of 'who's the better killer'. In SPLIT II, Billy is back! This time, forced against his will into the role of savior, he must contend with The Nexus, a terrifying and seductive alien intelligence. The entity, a parasite similar to the Queen in a nest of wasps, gave birth to a mutant strain that showed signs of independent thought. Billy, a carrier of the virus, by virtue of his unique bloodline, has suppressed the forceful voice of the hive. The last member of his family, he alone has reaped the benefits of belonging to the Nexus without actually being a part of it. Now, The Nexus has gathered her champions and is preparing to tip the world into darkness. Both sides are vying to win Billy's service, who must enlist the support of some unlikely allies in order to survive. In the end, Billy must shoot, cut and plow over a host of enemies in order to reach a forgotten, blood soaked mountaintop. There, the fate of the world will be decided on the edge of a hunting knife.


Ice

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Author: Ice-T
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 034552330X
Size: 37.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: My life’s been a great story / In the ultimate war / Should I ill or do right? / Make peace or go raw?—Ice-T, “Exodus” He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap in the 1980s. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the top-rated TV drama Law & Order: SVU. But where the hype and the headlines end, the real story of Ice-T—the one few of his millions of fans have ever heard—truly begins. Ice is Ice-T in his own words—raw, uncensored, and unafraid to speak his mind. About his orphan upbringing on the gang-infested streets of South Central Los Angeles. About his four-year stint in the U.S. Army’s famed “Tropic Lightning” outfit. About his successful career as a hustler and thief, the car crash that nearly killed him, and the fateful decision to turn away from a life of crime and forge his own path to international entertainment stardom. Ice by Ice-T is both a tell-it-like-it-is tale of redemption and a star-studded tour of the pop culture firmament. The acclaimed rapper and actor shares never-before-told stories about friends like Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and an antler-clad Flavor Flav, among others. Readers will ride along as Ice-T’s incendiary rock band Body Count narrowly escapes from a riotous mob of angry concertgoers in Milan, and listen in as the music legend battles the self-appointed censors over his controversial “Cop Killer” single. Most of all, Ice is the place where one of the game’s most opinionated players breaks down his own secret plan for living, offering up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the current state of hip-hop, and his latest passion: doing one-on-one gang interventions and mentoring at-risk youths around the country. With insights into the cutthroat world of the street—and the cutthroat world of Hollywood—Ice is the inspirational story of a true American original. Praise for Ice “Ice-T, in short, is someone hip-hop might have invented if he hadn’t invented himself. . . . A goes-down-easy mélange of memoir, self-help, and amateur criminology. Ultimately, Ice showcases an eminently reasonable, positively likeable guy, the gangsta rapper even a parent could love.”—New York Times Book Review “It's as cool as its namesake. . . . A fascinating memoir, the pages of which are jam-packed with tales of a guy who ‘actively did everything I rhymed about.’”—Associated Press


The Art Of Fire Emblem Awakening

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Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630086177
Size: 69.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Games & Activities
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters, to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue! Relive some of the most poignant moments of the game, or see what might have been if you had made different in-game decisions with the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening!


A Lady In Attendance

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Author: Rachel Fordham
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1493430475
Size: 62.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Five years in a New York state reformatory have left a blemish on Hazel's real name. So when she takes a job as Doctor Gilbert Watts's lady in attendance in 1898, she does so under an alias. In the presence of her quiet and pious employer, Hazel finds more than an income. She finds a friend and a hope that if she can set her tarnished past in order, she might have a future after all. As Gilbert becomes accustomed to the pleasant chatter of his new dental assistant, he can't help but sense something secretive about her. Perhaps there is more to this woman than meets the eye. Can the questions that loom between them ever be answered? Or will the deeds of days gone by forever rob the future of its possibilities? Rachel Fordham pens a tender tale of a soft-spoken man, a hardened woman, and the friends that stand by them as they work toward a common purpose--to expunge the record of someone society deemed beyond saving--and perhaps find love along the way.


The Lost Woods

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Author: H. William Rice
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611173302
Size: 31.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: The Lost Woods is a collection of fifteen short stories, most of them set in and around the fictional small town of Sledge, South Carolina. The events narrated in the stories begin in the 1930s and continue to the present day. The stories aren’t accounts of hunting methods or legends of trophy kills—they are serious stories about hunting that are similar in style to William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses. The collection traces the evolution of two families—the Whites and the Chapmans— as well as the changes in hunting and land use of the past eighty years. Some of these stories are narrated in third person; others are told by a wide range of characters, from grown men to women and children, but only from one perspective—that of the hunter. As they walk the woods in search of turkey, deer, or raccoons, these characters seek something more than food. They seek a lost connection to some part of themselves. The title “the lost woods” is adapted from Cherokee myths and stories wherein man must return again and again to the woods to find the animals that were lost. Thereby, man finds not only food, but who he is. Through these stories, Rice reminds us that hunting is inextricably intertwined with who we are. As one of the oldest rituals that we as a species know, it reflects both our nobility and our depravity. Through it, we return again and again to find the lost woods inside ourselves.