Winner of an English PEN 'PEN Translates!' award. Barcelona, 1952: General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Martí Noguer, an eager young journalist, is surprised to be assigned this important story, shadowing Inspector Isidro Castro. But Ana soon realises that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene point to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle opens up a series of revelations that implicate the regime's most influential figures. The two women have placed themselves in mortal danger. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana's courage and Beatriz's wits will be their only weapons against the city's corrupt and murderous elite.
Almost anyone who has read or written Science Fiction or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since his controversial first novel Behold the Man, through the stories and novels featuring his most famous character, Elric of Melniboné, to his fantasy masterpiece, Gloriana, winner of both the Campbell Memorial and World Fantasy, awards for best novel. Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Michael Chabon all cite Moorcock as a major influence; as editor of New Worlds magazine, he helped launch the careers of many of his contemporaries, including Harlan Ellison, Philip K. Dick, and J. G. Ballard. Tor Books now proudly presents Moorcock's first independent novel in nine years, a tale both fantastical and autobiographical, a celebration of London and what it meant to be young there in the years after World War II. The Whispering Swarm is the first in a trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Estranged from his brother because of what has been perceived as a betrayal, Mongo must travel to pre-revolutionary Iran to heal the damage. There he must survive a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the dreaded Iranian secret police, the Savak, while incidentally negotiating with the Shah and trying to save his brother from a death trap.
Release on 2018-01-01 | by Enric Bou,Jaume Subirana
Cultural Readings of a City
Author: Enric Bou,Jaume Subirana
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Over the last twenty years there has been a growing international interest in the city of Barcelona. This has been reflected in the academic world through a series of studies, courses, seminars, and publications. The Barcelona Reader hinges together a selection of the best academic articles, written in English, about the city, and its main elements of identity and interest: art, urban planning, history and social movements. The book includes scholarly essays about Barcelona that can be of interest to the student and the general public alike. It focuses on cultural representations of the city: the arts (including literature) provide a complex yet discontinuous portrait of the city, similar to a patchwork. The authors selected create a kaleidoscope of views and voices thus presenting a diverse yet inclusive Barcelona portrait. The Barcelona Reader offers a multifaceted assessment that will be essential reading for anyone interested in this iconic city.
"Remarkably fine fantasy...Adrian Cole has a magic touch." --Roger Zelazny A PLACE AMONG THE FALLEN Book One of The Omaran Saga Omara's people shun all belief in the power of gods and magic, and the Deliverers, led by Simon Wargallow, pledge to put to death all heretics. When Korbillian flees his magical land of Ternannoc in the midst of a catastrophic destruction, he takes refuge on Omara and begins a quest to save this planet from its inevitable fate--the same as that of Ternannoc. Battles erupt in the clashes between destruction and salvation, from the fishing village of Sundhaven to the plateau of Xennidhum. Death becomes life for the people, and life is on its way toward death. Don't miss the entire quartet, including THRONE OF FOOLS, THE KING OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS, and THE GODS IN ANGER
From author Cleveland Joahll Sai comes an intriguingly new genre that young and old readers alike will surely find fascinating and inspiring. In this self-help fiction, tales are more than stories for mere entertainment. The engaging stories, controversial dialogues, mystical anecdotes, and vivid otherworldly experiences serve a point. Though conveyed in fictional accounts, the serious intent of The Whispering Archangel is to inspire introspection and new vision. This intent permeates every word. The book presents a unique view of how we got to where we are and assumes that we can change where we say we are going. This absorbing book presents exchanges and thoughts about existence that are altogether unique. It supposes that ultimate truth is not so clearly defined. The individuals in the book have different stories and come from different worlds. In their quest for illumination they are lead to conclusions, personal truths and understandings which even contradict. Through them the reader may find that universal truth is found along the path of personal understanding. Through the tales in The Whispering Archangel, a story of ascension, as pursued humanity, is told. This book suggests that a profound examination of all that is within and all that surrounds humankind must occur in order for ascension to take place. It demands that humanity awaken, become more consciously aware of the Life surrounding it, and ascend.
The poems here delve into what William Logan calls the “ill-lit kingdom of the past.” The book is haunted by the dead but equally penitent toward the rich insinuations of the living: the lost floral paradise of the Florida outlands, the steamy Gatsby summers of a Long Island childhood, the frozen stones of a colonial burying ground. This new collection of seventy-two poems will allow readers to delight in the richness of Logan’s language and the boldness of his vision.
Ramiz Alkhishin, the author's alter ego, is a grocer. He has a passion for a life that is as independent as possible from its surroundings. To him the trendy' place to be in is the one to avoid, while the traditional' road to follow is the one to by-pass. He has already documented some of his thought-adventures in eight earlier books. The author, in his new book, The Whispering Molecules, listened to and recorded the whispers of a variety of inert composites. The result of this imaginary project was a series of forty six stand-alone story dialogues where these seemingly life-less objects express their human-like' observations as they go about undertaking their designated tasks. The author hopes that through these dialectic scenes the reader can enjoy a trip where absolutes are banned and doubt is a constant companion. When questioned why he dislikes absolutes so much, Ramiz responded by reciting the following dialogue he had overheard: Glass: You seem confused. What happened to you? Water: What do you mean? Glass: You were clear and transparent but no more so. Water: I paid the price for being naïve. Glass: How? Water: By thinking that a drop of ink is too small to affect me!