A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America.
Release on 2018-10-23 | by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
'an excitement and a wonder' George Saunders
Author: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
The instant New York Times bestseller 'An unbelievable debut' New York Times Racism, but "managed" through virtual reality Black Friday, except you die in a bargain-crazed throng Happiness, but pharmacological Love, despite everything A Publisher's Weekly Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2018 Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explores the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In the first, unforgettable story of this collection, The Finkelstein Five, Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unstinting reckoning of the brutal prejudice of the US justice system. In Zimmer Land we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And Friday Black and How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all. Fresh, exciting, vital and contemporary, Friday Black will appeal to people who love Colson Whitehead's Underground Railroad, the TV show Black Mirror, the work of Kurt Vonnegut and George Saunders, and anyone looking for stories that speak to the world we live in now. 'An excitement and a wonder' George Saunders 'The writing in this outstanding collection will make you hurt and demand your hope' Roxane Gay 'The fiction debut of the year. Bravo young man. We await your encore' Mary Karr
Release on 2017-12-19 | by HowExpert,Tammy Marshall
A Quick Guide on How to Get Great Deals and Maximize Your Shopping Experience on Black Friday and Cyber Monday Every Single Year
Author: HowExpert,Tammy Marshall
Have you ever wondered how to save during the holidays? Presents and pampering guests, there are all sorts of ways that you willingly spend during this season. The trick you may not know is that there are special days during the holiday season that you will save the most money. Stores know this, you can too. Our guide is designed to help you save your green during the festivities. You won’t be a scrooge when you get your hands on the savings we’ve listed. In this book you will find answers to the following questions. • What is Black Friday and how do I get in on the savings? • What is Cyber Monday and will it ever be Black Friday? • What is Travel Tuesday? • How do I stay safe online? • Where are the best deals? • What are some of the latest scams? • Is Black Friday worth it? • Is it better to shop online or in the store? • What goods should I buy in the store? • What should I buy online? • How do I keep my bank account secure? • What websites should I visit to help me find deals? • What kind of mindset do I need to become a savvy shopper? • Should I buy electronics online? About The Expert: Tammy Marshall is a savvy shopper. She’s been one her entire life. She lives to save money. Her other passion is sharing how she finds new ways to save green. Tammy also deplores cyber crooks. Her mission is to uncover the latest scams, so she can share them with you and help you protect your wallets. She’s a professional journalist and has been writing for 20 years. When she isn’t finding new ways to spend less, she is working on her family farm and growing her own veggies and displaying them at the county fair. She loves growing food like she loves to save dollars. For her, she doesn’t just enjoy the thrill of shopping. She enjoys seeing prices drop while she fills her cart and her pantry at home. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
The fifteenth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! Ryan is about to board a plane, knowing that the next twenty-four hours will change everything. His mission is to stop the biggest terrorist attack America's ever seen. Ryan works for CHERUB, a secret organisation with one key advantage: even a trained terrorist won't suspect that a teenager is spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
On the afternoon of 12 March 1993, a series of explosions cut a swathe of terror and destruction through Bombay. The toll: 257 killed or missing, 713 injured, and a city in a shambles. In Black Friday, S. Hussain Zaidi takes us into the heart of the conspiracy which spanned several countries and the massive investigation that ensued. A product of four years of meticulous research, the book gives chilling insights into the criminal mind, through interviews with close associates of Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, among others. The characters we meet are compelling: the terrorists, the corrupt law enforcement agents who abetted the plot, the investigators who would stop at nothing, and, above all, the people of Bombay of whose resilient spirit this book is a celebration. Riveting and incisive, Black Friday reveals the true dimensions of a horrific tragedy which shook the nation.
A nation has become divided by another controversial presidential recount. Not only does the controversial recount threaten to bring down a presidential administration and a prominent Internet company, but it has also given al-Qaeda an opportunity to strike in a way that it has never done before. The time-honored tradition of Americans shopping the day after Thanksgiving is the only thread that now unites America; it could become the opportunity to take down the United States, which al-Qaeda has long dreamed of. Can the various governmental agencies stop the attack from happening? Are there also elements from within that are planning to strike the United States as well? If all efforts to thwart our enemies fail, the day Black Friday could have an entirely new meaning.
Jodi Adams has landed her dream job as a summer intern at the local city paper, The Montgomery Times. This killer summer job will launch her senior year with a bang as she goes after the hard angle on an investigative piece on area hospitals. But when Jodi's reporting reveals information her employer doesn't want to hear-much less publish-Jodi and Stan Taylor find that the information trail is vanishing before their eyes. Lives are at stake, and it looks like theirs could be next. Watch your back on Black Friday.
Plunge into a thrilling adventure tracking domestic terrorists in book 7 of the acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series, from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava. On the busiest shopping day of the year, a group of idealistic college students believe they’re about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think the equipment in their backpacks will disrupt stores’ computer systems, causing delays and chaos, disrupting capitalism, if only for a moment. What they don’t realize is that instead of jamming devices, their backpacks contain explosives. And they’re about to become unwitting suicide bombers. FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell must put her own political troubles aside to work with Nick Morrelli and figure out who’s behind this terrorist plot—a massacre that’s all the more frightening when a tip reveals that Maggie’s brother is one of the doomed protestors. Originally published in 2009
Therians have lived beside humans since the beginning, and now their time is ending. It is up to Karina, a feline therian, to teach and guide Nick, a wolf therian, all he needs to know before he can save their people. The task won’t be as easy as she thinks. With Nick balking at the start, the situation changes to where the two form a bond that will carry them to the end. After they leave First Home, the magic-bearing humans come out to try and stop them from saving their race and bring themselves into human view. Candace Gauger is a mother of two boys. Currently, she lives in Oklahoma where much of her family is located as well. Much of her spare time is spent enjoying writing, sketching, and creating new characters for role-play or for story ideas. She has an avid interest in Native Americans, some of which she has learned appears in much of her writing. Her life is quiet and simple amid the suburbanites of her hometown.
All it takes is one murder to change a million lives, and that's exactly what happens to Kasheef Williams on a cold, black Friday. After a reunion with an old friend goes wrong in a Long Island night club, Kasheef is forced to protect himself by any means necessary. The only problem is that prying eyes see everything. Those eyes belong to Alija Bell. After walking in on a situation she was never meant to see, she runs; but Kasheef sees her face, and he tells her that it's best for her to get temporary amnesia. Afraid for her life and the safety of her daughter, she keeps her mouth shut, but when a tape of the murder surfaces, the only face that's visible is Alijas. Now the police are looking for their eyewitness, and Kasheef has to get to Alija before her day comes to testify against him in court. In this dramatic, hood savvy tale, things aren't always as they seem. Somebody holds the ticket to the jury's verdict. Lies and truth collide. Everyone has a different angle, but the only question is, who has the most influence over Kasheef's fate?