US Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped murderess named Rachel Solando as a hurricane bears down upon them. But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems, and neither is Teddy Daniels.
Soon to be a New HBOr Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld ), Misha Green (Creator of Underground ) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out ) The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George--publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide --and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite--heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors--they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn--led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb--which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his--and the whole Turner clan's--destruction. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism--the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.
Patrick Kenzie et Angela Gennaro ne sont plus détectives privés. Patrick occupe un emploi précaire dans une grosse société de surveillance. Il est rattrapé par son ancienne vie lorsque Beatrice McCready lui demande d'enquêter sur l'absence de sa nièce Amanda. Douze ans plus tôt, Angie et lui avaient retrouvé la petite fille dans des circonstances particulièrement dramatiques. Aujourd'hui, Amanda est lycéenne, bonne élève, mais elle semble avoir disparu dans la nature. L'histoire va-t-elle se répéter ?
Brida est une jeune Irlandaise aux pouvoirs surnaturels, qui se lance dans une quête effrénée de sagesse et de magie. Des personnages envoûtants et mystérieux l'aideront à découvrir le monde qui l'entoure tout en se découvrant elle-même. Ce roman enchanté renoue avec des thèmes chers à Paulo Coelho où se mêlent passion, mystère et spiritualité.
Comptable londonien sans envergure et sans histoires, Gros Charlie Nancy ne se distingue de la majorité de ses concitoyens que par une timidité maladive et une peur du ridicule qui confine à la paranoïa. Ah ! et accessoirement, il est le fils du dieu Anansi. Le problème, c'est que c'est son frangin, Mygale, qui a hérité des pouvoirs paternels. A l'aise en toute circonstance, doté d'un charme irrésistible, d'un bagout insolent, d'un mépris éhonté pour toute considération morale... tout l'inverse de Gros Charlie, qui a dû se contenter, lui, du sens des responsabilités et d'un goût pathologique pour le conformisme. Aussi, le jour où Mygale débarque dans sa vie pathétique, bien décidé à y mettre un peu de piment, ses ennuis ne font que commencer...
The first installment of a new saga is based on themes from The Iliad and The Tempest and places classical characters and gods in such settings as the Plains of Ilium, the terraformed oceans of Mars, and Jupiter space. Reprint.
Determined to learn the truth about his grandfather's death, Serge Storms journeys to South Florida, where he learns that his grandfather may have been involved in an infamous gem heist case.
One Sunday in 1988, thirteen-year-old Joe Coutts learns that his mother has been the victim of a brutal attack by a man on their North Dakota reservation. Joe's mother is traumatized and afraid. This title tells the story of a young boy pitched prematurely into an unjust adult world.
In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a manmade race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training.
A literary icon known for his searing portrayals of contemporary American life presents a collection of 12 short works, including 6 of which have never been published, that visit morally complex themes in a fractured nation of inhabitants searching for connection and understanding. 30,000 first printing.
A young man arrives in the Ukraine with a tattered photograph, a bad translator, a man haunted by memories and an undersexed guide dog - he is looking for the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. What they find turns all their worlds upside down.
Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
Magistralement orchestrées, les aventures jazz, funk, blues et soul des habitants de Telegraph Avenue forment l'épopée réjouissante, unique en son genre, d'un demi-siècle de l'histoire californienne.
Sur Telegraph Avenue, à Oakland, Californie, subsiste un petit paradis des vinyles de collection, Brokeland. Refuge de toute une faune d'habitués et de cinglés de rythmes afro-américains, il est tenu par Archy Stallings et Nat Jaffe, deux amis de longue date. Mais le projet d'implantation d'un gigantesque magasin de disques menace son existence.
Et les imbroglios commencent, avec leur effet domino. Car c'est bien plus que la disparition de Brokeland qui est en jeu. C'est une histoire d'amitiés, de fidélité au passé et d'identité culturelle pour laquelle se mobilisent, s'opposent ou s'allient les voyous et les musiciens du quartier, les hommes de la municipalité, mais aussi les femmes de Nat et d'Archy, deux ados fans de Tarantino, une vieille star de la blaxploitation et une aïeule chinoise ceinture noire de kung-fu.
De livre en livre, Michael Chabon joue des divers genres littéraires pour mieux évoquer les multiples facettes d'une Amérique de légende. Calé sur le tempo funky des classiques du soul-jazz, rythmé par un style pyrotechnique éblouissant, Telegraph Avenue est le grand roman de la Californie d'hier et d'aujourd'hui.
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, come to Shutter Island's Ashcliffe Hospital in search of an escaped mental patient, but Ashcliffe's sinister patient treatments propel them to the brink of insanity.
Her throne awaits . . . if she can live long enough to take it.
It was on her nineteenth birthday that the soldiers came for Kelsea Glynn. They'd come to escort her back to the place of her birth - and to ensure she survives long enough to be able to take possession of what is rightfully hers.
But like many nineteen-year-olds, Kelsea is unruly, has high principles and believes she knows better than her elders. Unlike many nineteen-year-olds, she is about to inherit a kingdom that is on its knees - corrupt, debauched and dangerous.
Kelsea will either become the most fearsome ruler the kingdom has ever known . . . or be dead within the week.
Combining thrilling adventure and action, dark magic, mystery and romance, The Queen of the Tearling is the debut of a born storyteller blessed with a startling imagination.
In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
Three men are found dead in the locked second floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except ultra-fine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly unrecognizable to the human eye.
In the lush forests of Oahu, a groundbreaking new technology has thrown open the door to a new era of bio-prospecting. An advance in micro robotics has put unheard of resources at the fingertips of science; trillions of previously unknown microorganisms, tens of thousands of species of bacteria, are being discovered, feeding a search for new life-saving drugs and profitable applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.
In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a group of graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited to work at a cutting edge microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies exploratory work is conducted under a veil of secrecy, and promises the young researchers the chance to wield unprecedented new tools at the limits of scientific discovery. To participate they must commit now and come to Hawaii or be left behind and watch their peers reap the rewards.
But when the true costs of Nanigen's innovations are revealed in Oahu, the graduate students find themselves cast out of the stable certainties of the lab, thrust into a hostile wilderness, prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. With nothing for protection but their specialized knowledge of the natural world, they are forced to face the rainforest, which is revealing a hidden environment of profound treasures and intense danger at every turn. And the only way out may be by harnessing the very powers of nature and technology that are pitted against them.
An instant classic, Michael Crichton's boundary-pushing and up-to-the-minute final thriller has all the hallmarks of his greatest adventures. And no one is better suited to complete this novel than visionary science writer Richard Preston: pitting nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion, Micro melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.
Growing up in war-torn Beirut, Bassam and George, best friends since childhood, each confront a choice between staying in the city and consolidating power through crime, or to seek safety in exile abroad, alienated from everything they know, in a debut novel about two young men caught up in Lebanon's civil war. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Serena returns to Appalachia following WWI to tell the story of a German prisoner who escapes an internment camp in North Carolina and the woman who saves his life.
Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank are living out on farmland in the shadow of a deep cove the locals say is cursed. And maybe it is. Laurel is born with a large birthmark that neighbors take as a sign of witchery. Hank loses an arm while serving overseas in WWI. When Hank falls in love with a woman who refuses to live there, Hank secretly plans to leave his sister behind.
But Laurel's fate is forever altered when she comes upon a stranger in the woods one day, a stranger she saves from a near-fatal accident. With only a simple haversack of worldly belongings, including his treasured flute and a note explaining that he is mute and bound for New York, the stranger slowly insinuates himself into life in the Cove, helping Hank on the farm, playing his ethereal music in the long twilit evenings, and, eventually, bringing Laurel the only real happiness she has ever known.
But when Laurel stumbles onto his real identity, she realizes the profound danger they are in, not only from men like Chauncey Feith, an army recruiter determined to show his mettle by stoking fear and outrage over all things German (harassing an aging language professor at the nearby college, purging the library of any suspect foreign material), but also from her own brother, Hank, whose rage at the enemy who maimed him is barely contained beneath his placid surface.
In a page-turning climax as heart-rending and tightly plotted as the brilliant dénouement of Serena, these characters lock horns with history and reveal Ron Rash once again to be a masterful novelist at the height of his powers.
Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world’s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on ineffective solutions that will cost us trillions of dollars over the coming decades, we should be looking for smarter, more costeffective approaches (such as massively increasing our commitment to green energy R&D) that will allow us to deal not only with climate change but also with other pressing global concerns, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. And he considers why and how this debate has fostered an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized.From the Trade Paperback edition.
WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.
It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.
His only defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.