Category: Psychological Literary Fiction

  • Buongiorno Los Angeles (Italian Edition) by James Frey,Bruno Amato

    By James Frey,Bruno Amato

    Scrittore tra i più acclamati, controversi e originali dell’America di oggi, James Frey non ha scelto soltanto un personaggio o una storia in step with il suo primo romanzo, ha scelto un’intera città: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora l. a. Reina de la de Porciúncula.
    Oggi, semplicemente, Los Angeles.
    Immane distesa di car e individui, serbatoio infinito di illusioni e sogni infranti, immagine esplosa di una società, miraggio che si accende ogni giorno come un’insegna al neon, la lancia il suo richiamo a tutte le anime perdute, perché vengano a consumare le loro storie nel suo abbraccio capiente. Come Amberton, il grande attore viziato, l. a. cui passione segreta according to ciò che non può avere potrebbe distruggergli l. a. carriera; oppure Joe, il vecchio homeless alcolista e filosofo di Venice seashore, che in step with salvare una drogata rischia di morire nel gabinetto pubblico dove si è installato; o l. a. coppia di giovani scappati da un buco di provincia dell’Ohio con duemila dollari e troppe cicatrici; o ancora Esperanza, che è americana perché sua madre l’ha partorita quindici metri dopo aver oltrepassato il confine messicano, e che consistent with un solo momento di umiliazione rischia di perdere tutto. Frey li segue, ce li fa vedere da vicino e intanto allarga los angeles nostra visuale advert altri personaggi e alla città, a perdita d’occhio, fino a che improvvisamente ci rendiamo conto di essere davanti a un Paese intero, a una cultura, a un momento storico.
    Potente conferma di uno stile unico, Buongiorno l. a. è un romanzo coraggioso e di trascinante lettura, smisurato eppure preciso in ogni frammento, crudo e poetico, scomodo e commovente. È il grande romanzo americano che aspettavamo da James Frey.
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  • Grifo (NARRATIVAS) (Spanish Edition) by Charles Baxter,Eugenia Vazquez

    By Charles Baxter,Eugenia Vazquez

    En las áreas residenciales estadounidenses donde habita los angeles clase media nunca parece suceder nada extraordinario. Pero eso es porque a veces no se observa con suficiente detenimiento. Charles Baxter tiene un don para descubrir qué se esconde bajo l. a. capa superficial del americano aparentemente convencional y el genio para plasmarlo de una forma única, precisa y refinada. Los personajes de los relatos recogidos en este volumen están sumidos en un ambiente mundano, casi aburrido, hasta que sobreviene algo perturbador o surge lo impulsivo, lo inusual, factores extraños o atípicos que les obligan a enfrentarse con sus vidas y a aceptar el desafío de vivirlas. Con los angeles originalidad y solidez que destilan cada uno de sus libros, no debe extrañar a nadie que l. a. obra de Charles Baxter pueda equipararse con l. a. de maestros estadounidenses como John Cheever, Raymond Carver o John Updike. Y Grifo, que incluye diversos de sus cuentos escritos a lo largo de los años, es desde luego una de las más brillantes muestras de su talento.
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  • Daniil et Vanya (French Edition) by Marie-Hélène Larochelle

    By Marie-Hélène Larochelle

    Les garçons nous ont regardés, immobiles, en un lent clignement des yeux. Des larmes mouillaient mes joues et mon nez commençait à couler. J’ai sorti un mouchoir de mon sac en riant, me suis enfin détendue :
    — Vanya ? ai-je deviné.
    Je savais que je ne m’étais pas trompée, même s’il ne réagissait pas. Je me suis tournée vers son frère.
    — Bonjour, Daniil.
    Mais il est aussi demeuré les bras ballants. Leurs mains étaient propres, les ongles taillés courts. Leurs grands yeux bleus nous fixaient, passant de Gregory à moi sans ciller. Ils ne souriaient pas.
    Il faut se rendre à l’évidence : ces enfants sont différents. Excessifs, fusionnels, perspicaces, les jumeaux exigent des soins singuliers. Mais leur arrivée est un rêve qui se réalise pour Emma et Gregory, et ils sont déterminés à ce que l’adoption réussisse. Daniil et Vanya seront leurs fils.
    Eux ne l’entendent pas ainsi.
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  • Autopsy of a Father by Pascale Kramer,Robert Bononno

    By Pascale Kramer,Robert Bononno

    “[Kramer’s physique of labor is] certain and luxurious . . . a music of emotion, yet with an excellent lucidity in regards to the humanity of easy people.” —Swiss Federal workplace of tradition, Swiss Grand Prize for Literature citation

    “You have to learn Pascale Kramer’s books simply because they take you on a trip. You board a small send that enters the human physique, and what you felt whereas analyzing follows you for days after you’ve closed the book.” —Elle (France)

    “Restrained, chiseled, implacable, the novels of Pascale Kramer completely grasp the paintings of making a diffuse ache. Poignant.” —Marie Claire (Switzerland)

    When a tender girl returns to her early life domestic after her estranged father’s demise, she starts off to piece jointly the ultimate years of his lifestyles. What replaced him from a admired left-wing journalist to a sour racist who defended the homicide of a defenseless African immigrant? Kramer exposes a rustic gripped through intolerance and violence to unearth the resource of a family’s fall from grace.

    Set in Paris and its suburbs, and encouraged through the real-life scandal of a French writer and highbrow, Autopsy of a Father blends sharp observations approximately familial dynamics with resonant political and philosophical questions, taking a scalpel to the racism and anti-immigrant sentiment spreading simply underneath the surface of recent society.

    Pascale Kramer, recipient of the 2017 Swiss Grand Prize for Literature, is the writer of fourteen books, together with 3 novels released in English: The Living, The Child, and Autopsy of a Father, which used to be named a finalist for the l. a. Closerie des Lilas, Ouest-France, and Orange du Livre prizes. Born in Geneva, she has labored in l. a., and now lives in Paris, the place she directs a documentary movie competition approximately children’s rights.
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  • El gran Gatsby y El extraño caso de Benjamin Button (Filo Y by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

    By Francis Scott Fitzgerald

    Dueño de una prosa delicada, con pasajes poéticos de extrema belleza estética, Scott Fitzgerald supo narrar como pocos las miserias de las clases acomodadas de los angeles sociedad norteamericana de principios de siglo XX, en tiempos del jazz pero también de l. a. Primera Guerra Mundial. Mezcló, en iguales dosis, los angeles parafernalia afectada de los ricos con el buen gusto y las emociones más profundas, sobre todo el amor, l. a. pasión y l. a. melancolía. El gran Gatsby y El extraño caso de Benjamin Button, sus textos más reconocidos, condensan lo mejor de este autor, un verdadero clásico de los angeles literatura norteamericana, cuya obra exquisita pero contundente persiste a lo largo del tiempo.
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  • Beasts Head for Home: A Novel (Weatherhead Books on Asia) by Abe Kobo,Richard F. Calichman

    By Abe Kobo,Richard F. Calichman

    Following his nation’s defeat within the Pacific battle, Kuki Kyuzo, a jap adolescence, struggles to come domestic to Japan from Manchuria. What follows is a wild trip concerning medicines, smuggling, chases, and catch. Kyuzo ultimately makes his as far back as Japan yet unearths himself not able to disembark. His state continues to be inaccessible to him, and now he questions its very lifestyles. Beasts Head for Home is an acute novel of identification, belonging, and the vagaries of human habit from an outstanding eastern smooth author.
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  • Le silence de Belle-Île: Un roman intime sur les côtes by Laurence Bertels

    By Laurence Bertels

    La quarantaine discrète, Cédric ne s’est jamais senti goalé par sa mère, ni par sa grand-mère, ni par son épouse.

    Et l’être dont il est le plus proche, son grand-père, Jacques Le Garrec, notaire à Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, s’éteint à l’âge de quatre-vingt-trois ans.
    Présent sur los angeles presqu’île au second du décès, Cédric y restera jusqu’aux funérailles, aux côtés de Clarisse, l. a. jeune dame de compagnie de son grand-père.
    Sept jours qui bouleverseront son existence.
    La lecture du magazine intime de sa grand-mère, devenue muette au lendemain d’un naufrage, ébranlera toutes ses certitudes, d’autant que Clarisse, elle aussi, se révélera bientôt sous un autre jour.

    Ce roman tout en retenue, qui laisse au lecteur sa half d’imaginaire, nous emmène de Saint-Pierre à Belle-Île-en-Mer à travers trois générations.

    EXTRAIT

    Là, sur l. a. grève, entre chien et loup, à l’aube de l’hiver. C’est là qu’il aimait se promener, s’arrêter, frissonner, repartir ensuite. Fouler ce chemin qui n’en était plus un, heurter un caillou, respirer l’air sapide, errer au gré du vent vivifiant de los angeles Côte Sauvage. Puis, regarder los angeles mer se fracasser sur les rochers, se retirer pour mieux revenir dominer cette lande de terre échancrée qui s’offrait à ses assauts.
    Cette côte inhospitalière, cette succession de falaises déchiquetées, cette alternance de grottes, de crevasses et d’anses de sable avaient bercé son enfance. Comme le chant du pipit maritime. Tellement plus doux que l. a. voix rauque de los angeles mouette qui se posa là, à l’instant, quelques mètres plus bas. Il l’observa pour se détourner de sa peine. Il était fasciné par l. a. grâce de ses mouvements.

    CE QU'EN PENSE los angeles CRITIQUE

    Cette histoire de secrets and techniques enfouis dans l. a. mer et les vents rappelle les romans de notre early life, de Daphné du Maurier aux sœurs Brontë. - Guy Duplat, La Libre Belgique

    L’auteure distille les informations sans se précipiter, dans un variety doux et sans fioriture, qui met en lumière un amour citadel et protecteur entre 2 êtres et nous donne furieusement envie d’aller nous reconnecter à notre être profond sur les côtes bretonnes. - Séverine Radoux, Le Carnet et les Instants

    À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

    Laurence Bertels est journaliste au carrier culturel du quotidien La Libre Belgique. Le silence de Belle-Île est son moment roman, après La solitude du papillon paru en 2013 aux Éditions Luce Wilquin.
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  • Ich bin's: Roman (German Edition) by Christa Schmidt

    By Christa Schmidt

    Männer, so ist es meistens bei Christa Schmidt, bewegen sich in einem sicheren, geregelten Koordinatensystem, in dessen Konstanten eine Frau lediglich eines bringt: Unruhe. Wenn die Frau zu allem Überfluss noch das Bild eines enthaupteten Liebhabers, eine Beretta und kein Lebenszeichen hinterlässt, ist es mit der vordergründigen, maskulinen Stoik endgültig vorbei.

    Das Leitwort dieses Romans heißt "Irreführung". Die Autorin variiert das Spiel von Realität und Täuschung so perfekt, dass es auf der vorletzten Seite heißt: "Was ist passiert? Ich kann es dir nicht sagen."
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  • The Frankenstein Murders by Kathlyn Bradshaw

    By Kathlyn Bradshaw

    Ours is an age of likely never-ending clash and environmental destruction, while humanity is more and more faced with the dire results of its activities. With this in brain, Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' has long past from cautionary story to the defining tale of our civilization. there's no greater time to revisit this tale, and Kathlyn Bradshaw has channeled Mary Shelly in her debut novel, 'The Frankenstein Murders'. a tender English detective named Edward Freame is assigned a case which can make or holiday his occupation. he's to trace down a serial strangler, a role made daunting through the truth that the murders are 3 years previous, and the single individual hooked up to the sufferers is useless, leaving in simple terms his writings at the back of. it really is in those writings, the magazine of a tender scientist named Victor Frankenstein, that the hunt for solutions starts off. Freame units out on a trip to retrace Frankenstein’s final flight throughout Europe, and keep on with his descent into the human abyss. 'The Frankenstein Murders' is a surprise to the procedure, operating components from Mary Shelley’s unique masterpiece right into a tale that's equivalent elements Victorian gaslight detective secret and sleek mental mystery. Its period-perfect prose, shiny characterization, and gripping narrative is bound to take the reader on a gorgeous highbrow trip to a spot the place males and monsters are one and the same.
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  • The Border of Paradise: A Novel by Esmé Weijun Wang

    By Esmé Weijun Wang

    In booming postwar Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano corporation is an American luck tale. there's only one challenge: the Nowak’s merely son, David. A good-looking child and shy like his mom, David struggles with neuroses. If now not for his simply good friend, Marianne, David’s lifestyles will be insupportable. whilst David inherits the piano corporation at simply 18 and Marianne breaks issues off, David sells the corporate and travels world wide. In Taiwan, his lifestyles adjustments while he meets the daughter of an area madame — the sharp-tongued, clever Daisy. Returning to the us, the couple (and baby son) purchase an remoted state condo in Northern California’s Polk Valley. As David's well-being deteriorates, he has a quick affair with Marianne, generating a daughter.

    It’s Daisy's answer for the way forward for her teenagers, encouraged by means of the outdated chinese language culture of elevating ladies as sisterly other halves for adoptive brothers, that exposes Daisy’s aggravating lifestyles, and the bad inheritance her teenagers needs to obtain. Framed through suicide makes an attempt, The Border of Paradise is informed from a number of views, culminating in heartrending model because the younger heirs to the Nowak fortune confront their previous and their isolation.
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