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Sukkwan Island

Author : David Vann
ISBN : 9780062002112
Genre : Fiction
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In semiautobiographical stories set largely in David Vann's native Alaska, Legend of a Suicide follows Roy Fenn from his birth on an island at the edge of the Bering Sea to his return thirty years later to confront the turbulent emotions and complex legacy of his father's suicide.

Legend Of A Suicide

Author : David Vann
ISBN : 1558496726
Genre : Fiction
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"In "Ichthyology," a young boy watches his father spiral from divorce to suicide. The story is told obliquely, often through the boy's observations of his tropical fish, yet also reveals his father's last desperate moves, including quitting dentistry for commercial fishing in the Bering Sea. "Rhoda" goes back to the beginning of the father's second marriage and the boy's fascination with his stepmother, who has one partially closed eye. This eye becomes a metaphor for the adult world the boy can't yet see into, including sexuality and despair, which feel like the key initiating elements of the father's eventual suicide. "A Legend of Good Men" tells the story of the boy's life with his mother after his father's death through the series of men she dates." "In "Sukkwan Island," an extraordinary novella, the father invites the boy homesteading for a year on a remote island in the southeastern Alaskan wilderness. As the situation spins out of control, the son witnesses his father's despair and takes matters into his own hands. In "Ketchikan," the boy is now thirty years old, searching for the origin of ruin. He tracks down Gloria, the woman his father first cheated with, and is left with the sense of "a world held in place, as it turned out, by nothing at all." Set in Fairbanks, where the author's father actually killed himself, "The Higher Blue" provides an epilogue to the collection."--BOOK JACKET.

Wild Child

Author : Naomi Morgenstern
ISBN : 9781452956862
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring how the figure of the “wild child” in contemporary fiction grapples with contemporary cultural anxieties about reproductive ethics and the future of humanity In the eighteenth century, Western philosophy positioned the figure of “the child” at the border between untamed nature and rational adulthood. Contemporary cultural anxieties about the ethics and politics of reproductive choice and the crisis of parental responsibility have freighted this liminal figure with new meaning in twenty-first-century narratives. In Wild Child, Naomi Morgenstern explores depictions of children and their adult caregivers in extreme situations—ranging from the violence of slavery and sexual captivity to accidental death, mass murder, torture, and global apocalypse—in such works as Toni Morrison’s A Mercy, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, Emma Donoghue’s Room, and Denis Villeneuve’s film Prisoners. Morgenstern shows how, in such narratives, “wild” children function as symptoms of new ethical crises and existential fears raised by transformations in the technology and politics of reproduction and by increased ethical questions about the very decision to reproduce. In the face of an uncertain future that no longer confirms the confidence of patriarchal humanism, such narratives displace or project present-day apprehensions about maternal sacrifice and paternal protection onto the wildness of children in a series of hyperbolically violent scenes. Urgent and engaging, Wild Child offers the only extended consideration of how twenty-first-century fiction has begun to imagine the decision to reproduce and the ethical challenges of posthumanist parenting.

Author : يزبك، سمر
ISBN : 995389535X
Genre : Arabic fiction
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O Pioneers Arabic Edition

Author : Willa Cather
ISBN : 1532789378
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Author : Nasreen Aktar
ISBN : 1846116503
Genre : Arabic language materials
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Samira and her younger brother Hassan fast for Ramadan and celebrate the festival of Eid, made even happier by an unexpected visit.

Author : John Lewis Burckhardt
ISBN : 977437388X
Genre : Arabian Peninsula
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Author : عبد الكبير الخطيبى
ISBN : OCLC:236027149
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Acuario Aquarium

Author : David Vann
ISBN : 8439731841
Genre : Fiction
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En esta par�bola sobre el amor y el perd�n, David Vann lleva al l�mite el imaginario que el mundo subacu�tico de los peces despierta en una ni�a de doce a�os. �Una turbulenta historia menos simple de lo que puede parecer a primera vista.� Esquire (UK) A sus doce a�os Caitlin vive junto a su madre Sherri en una casa de protecci�n oicial de un barrio suburbial de Seattle. Despu�s del colegio, Caitlin espera cada d�a en el acuario de la ciudad a que Sherri la recoja. El acuario es un universo apasionante y reluciente de criaturas marinas y un refugio donde Caitlin alimenta su imaginaci�n y deposita todas sus esperanzas. Pero la rutina de estas tardes frente a los tanques de peces se rompe el d�a en que un adorable anciano entabla conversaci�n con ella y, poco a poco, el desconocido se va ganando su conianza. El d�a en que Sherri averigua de la existencia de este nuevo amigo, el fr�gil mundo que ha logrado construir junto a su hija a lo largo de los a�os se hace a�icos. El misterioso anciano resulta ser m�s de lo que aparenta y la intromisi�n en sus vidas abre en Sherri las cicatrices de un pasado traum�tico. Este secreto familiar transformar� la relaci�n entre madre e hija y conducir� a ambas hacia un precipicio de consecuencias terribles.ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Like Melville, Faulkner, and McCarthy, Vann is already one of the great ones of American literature."ABC(Spain) Vann s prose is as pure as a gulp of water from an Alaskan stream. "Financial Times" David Vann s dazzling debut "Legend of a Suicide" was reviewed in over a 150 major global publications, won 11 prizes worldwide, was on 40 best books of the year lists, and established its author as a literary master. Since then, Vann has delivered an exceptional body of work, receiving, among others, best foreign novel in France and Spain (France s Prix Medicis Etranger, Spain s Premi Llibreter), a California Book Award, and the midcareer St. Francis College Literary Prize. "Aquarium," his implosive new book and first to be published by Grove, will take Vann to a wider audience than ever before. Twelve year old Caitlin lives alone with her mothera docker at the local container portin subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her onceblissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence. In crystalline, chiseled yet graceful prose, "Aquarium" takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transforms the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, "Aquarium" is a transporting story from one of the best American writers of our time.

Cocodrilo Crocodile Memoirs From A Mexican Drug Running Port

Author : David Vann
ISBN : 6073133790
Genre : Fiction
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Estas memorias imprevisibles y despiadadas se remontan a 1997, antes de que Vann triunfara con su primera novela Sukkwand Island. Por aquel entonces, David Vann era un profesor de treintaiún años que se ganaba la vida impartiendo clases de escritura creativa en Stanford y organizando chárters náuticos educativos en su propio barco como una apuesta al futuro. En una travesía el barco se estropeó y quedó anclado ante las costas de Puerto Chiapas, también conocido como Puerto Madero, un lugar dejado de la mano de Dios en la costa oeste mexicana con la frontera guatemalteca, centro del narcotráfico y territorio de prostitutas, policías corruptos y niños con amenazantes ametralladoras. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION In Crocodile, David Vann displays a fresh new voice through this story full of mishaps and disasters that entertain as well as rile up readers. This is the tale of the fascinating torment that writer David Vann experienced in a Mexican port with an active drug trade, while trying to revive his broken-down boat. These unpredictable and brutal memories date back to 1997, before Vann released his first novel, Sukkwand Island. Back then, Vann was a 31-year-old professor who made his living teaching creative writing classes at Stanford and organizing educational excursions on his own boat as a future venture. On one voyage, the boat was damaged and wound up anchored near the coast of Puerto Chiapas, also known as Puerto Madero, a godforsaken place off the west coast of Mexico near the Guatemalan border--a hotbed of drug trafficking and territory of prostitutes, corrupt police, and children carrying machine guns.

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