In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.
North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidencebut when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes hes hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbors five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich.
The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreauxs five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreauxs wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dustys mother, Nola. Horrified at what hes done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe traditionthe sweat lodgefor guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. Our son will be your son now, they tell them.
LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new sister, Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mothers terrifying moods. Gradually hes allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal.
But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.
Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of Americas most distinguished literary masters.
The romance between Captain Wentworth and Anne, the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, is doomed because of the young man's family connections and lack of wealth, until he makes his fortune at sea and returns to claim her as his wife.
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.
Now reissued in a gorgeous hardcover edition: "one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" ( Wall Street Journal ) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world." Huxley's masterpiece has become a bestseller once again after the American election. Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order whose motto is "Community, Identity, Stability."--all at the cost of our freedom, humanity, and perhaps our souls. "A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine" ( The New Yorker ), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history's keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning as we head into tomorrow and as a thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a twenty-first-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.
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.
Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator's grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.>
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Hester Prynne's husband had been abroad for years, maybe lost at sea. Many men used the opportunity to try to charm her. . . . There was only one Hester couldn't resist.
When Hester's sin is discovered, the townspeople of Boston force her to wear the scarlet letter as a stamp of shame. But Hester refuses to give up the name of the man she loves. She'll protect him and their forbidden love-to the very end.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece of dark romanticism is one of the most enduring stories about the price of unchecked passion. Beautifully presented for a modern teen audience, this is the must-have edition of a timeless classic.
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.
Forced by the sudden death of her father to act as paid companion to the comical - and tiresome - Mrs Van Hopper, our herione meets handsome widower Maxim de Winter on a trip to Monaco and accepts his sudden marriage proposal. But she is unprepared for the shadows cast by his past.
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.
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.
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.