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Hessabi: Roman (German Edition) by Tom Appleton

March 17, 2017 | Coming Of Age Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Tom Appleton

»Hessabi« ist ein persischer Roman auf deutschem Boden, die Coming-of-Age-Geschichte eines Persers, der im Deutschland der 60er-Jahre aufwächst. denims, Zigaretten, Politik, die erste große Liebe und immer wieder die Beatles prägen den Ton des Neuseeländers Tom Appleton, der dem jungen Protagonisten eine unverwechselbare Stimme zwischen Erwachsenwerden, Genie und Wahnsinn verleiht.

Bonn, Coburg und Heidelberg sind die schulischen Stationen, die der jugendliche Adam Hessabi seinen schlechten Noten und dem großen Ehrgeiz seiner etwas verrückten Eltern zu verdanken hat Hessabi ist Perser und hat wohl gerade deshalb die Gabe, seinem Aufwachsen in Deutschland mit einer gewissen Distanz zu begegnen. Schonungslos erinnert er sich an sadistische Lehrer, Jugendriten und die kleinen verbotenen Fluchten in Musik und Mädchen.

An seine Kindheit, die Adam offenbar in Persien verbracht hat, erinnert er sich nicht. Immer wieder stolpert er über seine Vergangenheit. Doch sosehr er das Rätsel um seine Herkunft lösen möchte, es wird ihm nicht gelingen. Im Gegenteil: Seine Familie verstrickt ihn zunehmend in ihre Bande, denn auf quick jede rebellische Pubertät folgt erst einmal die Kapitulation der vermeintlichen Vernunft.

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Much Needed Sunshine by Fred Gagne

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By Fred Gagne

Sixteen-year-old Danya Leigh Golde has a lifestyles most ladies could lengthy for. Her father is a winning stockbroker who lavishes her with something she wants. She attends a prestigious inner most college and has a close-knit circle of liable neighbors. whilst her father is arrested and despatched to criminal her reliable lifestyles comes crashing down. It doesn't take lengthy for Danya to think the one one she will depend upon is herself. whilst she units out to continue to exist her personal at the streets of Boston an not likely friendship develops that, rather actually, saves her lifestyles. An aged homeless girl who has survived for years at the streets takes her lower than her wing and teaches "Sunshine" (her road identify) tips on how to live on. This e-book chronicles the lives of numerous ladies who've taken each blow lifestyles may possibly supply them and survived with grace, decision, and most significantly, independence.

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The Gleaner (revised - 2nd edition ): An Agrarian Odyssey by Stephen Leslie

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By Stephen Leslie

A Vermont farm boy makes his method around the continent assembly Amish folks, migrant farm employees, local americans, people who find themselves residing out their lives nonetheless hooked up to the operating panorama amid the tectonic shifts of the 1960's counterculture. kin tragedy has pushed Danny Sweeney clear of domestic. He gleans nourishment from new stories and relationships as he strikes from overdue formative years into younger manhood; from self-abandonment to self-discovery. The Gleaner is a paean to our misplaced background, our important connection to land and dealing animals and to the Earth itself.

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Proper Suda by Mike Whicker

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By Mike Whicker

Joe Rocker, a latest day highschool scholar and renowned soccer participant, reveals a hidden 80-year-old diary of a teenage woman. The diary tells the tale of the younger girl's lifestyles within the Roaring Twenties of the US, and of her clash with the strong head of the Ku Klux Klan. From the diary, Joe is left with a secret he's decided to solve.

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Im Innern der Seifenblase (German Edition) by Mathieu Carrière

March 17, 2017 | Coming Of Age Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Mathieu Carrière

Als der bekannte deutsche Schauspieler Bob Bodenbauer aus dem Koma erwacht, erinnert er sich an nichts. Doch eine wunderschöne Krankenschwester beugt sich über ihn und heißt ihn lächelnd in unserer Wachwelt willkommen. Kurz darauf klingelt das Telefon. Er hebt ab; eine heisere Stimme flüstert:
- "Hallo Bob, schön, dass du wieder bei uns bist. Hab gehört, sie werden dir eine Rolle anbieten, Telenovela!"
- "Was ist das, Telenovela?", fragt Bob vorsichtig.
- "Hey, so'n Emotionsporno, Mann, die Schlampe aus Kreuzberg, used to be Mexikanisches halt, 'ne Seifenblase!"
Bodenbauer bekommt tatsächlich die Rolle, und die Suche nach seiner verlorenen Identität beginnt. Professor Piano, sein behandelnder Arzt, Chef der Psychiatrie und Komatologie an der Charité, sowie Barbarella, die wunderschöne Krankenschwester, helfen ihm dabei. Nun ja, helfen wird der Professor schon, aber nicht ganz uneigennützig: Er benutzt seinen neuen Patienten dazu, um ganz andere, teuflische Pläne zu verwirklichen.

Mathieu Carrière hat - nach langer Selbsterfahrung als movie- und Fernsehschauspieler - einen rasanten Schundroman geschrieben, der dem Leser auf vergnügliche Weise und mit einer gehörigen component Ironie den ganzen Irrwitz heutiger Fernsehproduktionen beschreibt. Im Innern der Seifenblase erzählt die tragikomische Odyssee von Schauspielerseelen, die in den Fleischwolf des modernen, industriellen Herstellungsprozesses einer Telenovela geraten, und dabei ständig am Rande des Nervenzusammenbruchs agieren.

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game by Dennis Bills

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By Dennis Bills

a secret...two dreams...three lacking children...and 4 neighbors whose lives are approximately to alter without end. Lookout aspect is a death city. it is also a city in denial, approximately it is fate...and it truly is historical past. yet it isn't until eventually the death seconds of the neighborhood footy grand ultimate that all of it starts to unravel.

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Lost Birds by Birute Putrius

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By Birute Putrius

Spanning 40 years and continents, Lost Birds weaves a story of Irene Matas and her buddies, who arrive as little ones in Chicago after the second one international warfare and start to puzzle out what it potential to be American. those interconnected tales stick to the citizens on Talman highway who fled the Soviet takeover in their country.  whereas the fogeys, ailing with nostalgia and grief for his or her misplaced place of origin, hold to their outdated methods, their conflicted teenagers are torn among allegiance to their mom and dad and the brilliant allure of America. 

As Irene and her stressed neighbors come of age within the sixties, they start to develop past their shut yet insular local, yet nonetheless think interested in their past.

When after decades, the most unlikely happens—the Iron Curtain ultimately falls—some go back to go to kin in simple terms to discover their nation ravaged by way of the Soviets. Irene returns to discover anything she by no means expected.

 

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The Hero Experience by Bruce Cook

March 17, 2017 | Coming Of Age Fiction | By admin | 0 Comments

By Bruce Cook

p>There is not any such factor because the most unlikely dream.

Living in Atlanta in 1967, Brad Jones is a typical teen with a shiny mind's eye and a special manner of seeing the area via his flights of fancy and goals of heroic deeds. through the summer time prior to his senior 12 months, he and 3 neighbors choose to end up that superheroes don’t desire exact powers, fancy guns, futuristic automobiles, or dermis tight costumes.

All they honestly want is excellent press.

Calling themselves the Bowmen, they conscientiously craft a plan to make one late-night visual appeal to halt a minor crime and make contact with it in to the neighborhood newspaper. All they anticipate to get is a information article a couple of mysterious band of masked vigilantes. What they didn’t anticipate used to be to turn into seduced through the buzz of pretending to be superheroes.

Their meant short-lived hoax starts to tackle a lifetime of its personal as they proceed their escapades, with all their rigorously laid plans often going awry and resulting in hilarious predicaments and escalating risks. And once they are stuck in a surprising, real-life state of affairs which forces them to discover the braveness they by no means knew they possessed, they'll examine that the center of a superhero can dwell inside of an individual — even lanky kids with out superpowers and intensely little universal sense.

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Rolun: 2120 by Lynard Barnes

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By Lynard Barnes

it's a time of excellent minds in ideal our bodies. each point of existence is managed by way of committees and councils. Into this society of pristine commitment and perfection, into this post-America style democracy calling itself the “brotherhood”, Rolun is born.
The 3rd in line of the rich and strong Jarvis pharmaceutical dynasty, the seventeen-year previous Rolun Jarvis, on the age of passage, is rendered sterile. A genetic flaw makes her bad as a progenitor. She accepts this final result of her actual imperfection simply because she is in music with the “mindset” of the days: the suitable brain within the excellent physique, lifestyles for the advantage of community.
abruptly, Rolun is made a candidate to the excessive Council of the realm physique of Governing Democracies. it's the such a lot mystery or mystery councils; notwithstanding many applicants are chosen, few serve. Dennis Samson, her eighty-six 12 months outdated “guardian” to the council will advisor her profession for the subsequent six years as she is going via indoctrination university and directly to her transitority group carrier activity as an army teacher. Early on, she involves observe not just is she being ostracized from the society to which she is spiritually committed, yet there are strong forces at paintings purpose on destroying either her and her father. via a fight now not of her settling on, even though fears rooted in her desire for romance, Rolun turns into the paragon of her times.

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Raising Lolita by Jake Ellison

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By Jake Ellison

Melissa Brown is having intercourse, yet that small truth is the least of her mom and dad’ issues as they start to appreciate that they're in a mental conflict for the soul in their daughter. after all, in simple terms she will be able to win her lifestyles again during the artistic strength of choice.

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