Category: Contemporary Literature

Download E-books Gods and Angels PDF

A seventeen-year-old boy visits his estranged mom on Boxing Day in a gray beach city; a college lecturer falls in with a gaggle of older males who inhabit a really diversified international whereas attempting to find out how to swim; a detective breaks into his former domestic to undercover agent on his estranged kinfolk; a pair think of twenty-five years of marriage below the Northern lighting; and an previous guy volunteering in a charity store kinds a young bond with a tender unmarried mom.

Bringing jointly deeply affecting tales exploring masculinity, loneliness, isolation, and longing, it is a masterful assortment from considered one of Ireland's best writers.

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Download E-books The Tragedy Paper PDF

Excellent for fanatics of Thirteen purposes Why and Looking for Alaska, Jennifer Weiner, number one New York instances bestselling writer, calls Elizabeth LaBan’s The Tragedy Paper “a beguiling and wonderfully written story of old flame and heartbreak.” 

It follows the tale of Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a up to date move to the celebrated Irving college, the place the motto is “Enter right here to be and discover a friend.” a pal is the very last thing Tim expects or wants—he simply hopes to get via his senior 12 months not noted. but, regardless of his efforts to mix into the historical past, he reveals himself falling for the fundamental “It” woman, Vanessa Sheller, female friend of Irving’s most well liked boy. To Tim's shock, Vanessa is into him, too, yet she will be able to kiss her social prestige see you later if an individual ever unearths out. Tim and Vanessa start a clandestine romance, yet looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s model of a senior 12 months thesis, assigned by means of the school’s least forgiving teacher.
 
leaping among viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a present senior approximately to discover the reality of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling story of forbidden love and the lengths humans will visit preserve their secrets and techniques.

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Download E-books Finding Alice PDF

By Melody Carlson

Sliding into the Rabbit gap… may She Ever Return?

On the skin, Alice Laxton turns out no various from the other collage lady: shiny, inquisitive, thinking about the existence sooner than her. yet for years, a genetic time bomb has been ticking away. due to Alice’s near-genius intelligence, lecturers and counselors have constantly made excuses for her “little idiosyncrasies.” yet in the course of a stress-filled senior yr in school, a brand new international of voices, visions, and unexplainable “knowledge” explanations Alice to start to lose her grip on reality.

As Alice’s schizophrenia progresses, she reviews a aggravating spiritual “awakening,” believing that God and angels and demons are chatting with her. while others try to interfere, Alice is subjected to quite a lot of “treatments” much more scary and painful than her illness.

Powerfully uncooked and brutally sincere, Finding Alice is a narrative of person agony and wish, a family’s shared ordeal, and a look for actual psychological and non secular therapeutic.

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Download E-books Eddie the Kid PDF

By Leo Zeilig


Eddie Bereskin desires to switch the realm and prevent the battle, as an alternative his existence unravels after he's arrested on a Halloween protest in 2002. an important tale approximately loss and wish set in London, Eddie the child takes us to the anti-war move and generations of activists, the place, amid rioting and arrests, the destinies of Eddie and his sister Esther were shaped.

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Download E-books The Implacable Order of Things PDF

Winner of the José Saramago Literary Award

In an unnamed Portuguese village, opposed to a backdrop of critical rural poverty, generations of guys and ladies fight with love, violence, dying, and—perhaps worst of all—the inescapability of fate.
 
A pair of twins conjoined on the pinky, a 120-year-old clever guy, a shepherd grew to become cuckold via an incredible, or even the satan himself make up the unforgettably oddball solid of The Implacable Order of Things. As those misplaced souls come jointly and waft aside, José Luís Peixoto masterfully finds the absurd, heartbreaking, and eventually bewitching elements of human nature in a literary functionality that heralds the coming of an astoundingly talented and poetic writer.

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Download E-books Big Machine: A Novel PDF

By Victor LaValle

Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk behavior, a bum knee, and a haunted brain. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by means of as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, long island, until eventually sooner or later a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators created from former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had sooner or later of their wasted lives heard what could have been the voice of God.

Infused with the beauty of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle’s fiendish comedian sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling secret approximately doubt, religion, and the monsters we supply inside us.

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Download E-books Plan B: A Novel PDF

By Jonathan Tropper

In his debut, acclaimed bestselling writer Jonathan Tropper captured the anxiousness and humor of a gaggle of associates as they close to their 30th birthdays and feature to come back to phrases with a milestone that they by no means idea will be like this. Ten years in the past, they went into the area jam-packed with desires for the long run. yet now Ben's getting a divorce, Lindsey's unemployed, Alison and Chuck are caught in ruts, and Jack is getting extra exposure for his cocaine dependancy than his Hollywood good fortune. by surprise, turning thirty appears to be like either extra significant and not more than they would imagined it to be.

Tropper's endearing novel is ready greater than love, superstar, dependancy, kidnapping, or maybe turning thirty; it is a heartfelt comedian riff on what it potential to be an grownup opposed to your will.

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Download E-books The Last Novel PDF

By David Markson

In fresh novels, that have been known as “hypnotic,” “stunning,” and “exhilarating,” David Markson has created his personal own style. during this new paintings, The final Novel, an aged writer (referred to just as “Novelist”) pronounces that considering that it will be his ultimate attempt, he has “carte blanche to do whatever he damned good pleases.”

Pressed through solitude and age, Novelist's preoccupations necessarily flip to the tales of alternative artists — their genius, their loss of popularity, and their deaths. protecting his own heritage out of the tale up to attainable, Novelist creates an incantatory flow of attention-grabbing triumphs and screw ups from the lives of recognized and not-so-famous painters, writers, musicians, activities figures, and scientists.

As Novelist strikes via his final years, a minimalist self-portrait emerges, changing into an difficult masterpiece from David Markson's fabulous mind's eye. via those startling, occasionally comedian, yet frequently tragic anecdotes we all of sudden parent the total form of a man's life.

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Download E-books Girl With Curious Hair PDF

By David Foster Wallace

Remarkable, hilarious and unsettling re-imaginations of fact by means of "a dynamic author of remarkable expertise " (Jennifer Levin, New York instances e-book Review).

Girl with Curious Hair is replete with David Foster Wallace's amazing and unsettling reimaginations of fact. From the eerily "real," nearly holographic evocations of ancient figures like Lyndon Johnson and overtelevised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the name tale, the place terminal punk nihilism meets younger Republicanism, Wallace renders the marvelous understandable, the unusual general, the absurd hilarious, the known unusual.

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Download E-books You: A Novel PDF

By Caroline Kepnes

Praise for Caroline Kepnes and You:

Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you identify it. The infrequent example while prose and plot are both delicious.” —Lena Dunham

From debut writer Caroline Kepnes comes You, one among Suspense Magazine’s most sensible Books of 2014, and a super and terrifying novel for the social media age.

When a stunning, aspiring author strides into the East Village bookshop the place Joe Goldberg works, he does what somebody may do: he Googles the identify on her credits card.

There is just one Guinevere Beck in manhattan urban. She has a public fb account and Tweets steadily, telling Joe every thing he must recognize: she is just Beck to her neighbors, she went to Brown college, she lives on financial institution highway, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the ideal position for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes keep watch over of Beck’s existence, he orchestrates a chain of occasions to make sure Beck reveals herself in his ready fingers. relocating from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s excellent guy, all whereas quietly elimination the hindrances that stand of their way—even if it potential murder.

A terrifying exploration of ways susceptible all of us are to stalking and manipulation, debut writer Caroline Kepnes supplies a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected electronic age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being in comparison to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

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