By Georgi Tenev
Winner of the Vick beginning Novel of the 12 months Award in 2007, Party Headquarters takes position within the eighties and nineties, in the course of Bulgaria's transition from communist rule to democracy.
The book—which is a love tale, a parody, and a mystery a few political hoax—opens with the most personality vacationing his spouse's father, an previous communist social gathering boss who's death, and being tasked with providing a suitcase packed with one-and-a-half million euros.
It's one in all Bulgaria's most well liked myths: because the communist celebration fell aside, excessive rating officers squirreled away baggage and suitcases containing a good portion of the country's wealth, and that those baggage are nonetheless circulating via Europe, ready to be brought to a variety of conspirators.
But this is often only the start of the corruption and inequality that plagued Bulgaria in this time. whereas immersing himself in pornography and prostitution, the hero of Party Headquarters reflects again on his lifestyles and the emblematic occasions that came about round that time—the anticommunist protests, the arson assault at the Communist celebration Headquarters in Sofia, and, so much tragically and crucially, the Chernobyl catastrophe, in which the households of celebration officers have been sheltered away and fed precise, secure nutrients, whereas the standard voters suffered.
Beautiful and tragic, Party Headquarters is an engrossing testomony to the struggles that haunted Bulgaria after the autumn of the Soviet Union, lots of which proceed to resonate today.
Before penning the Vick Prize-winning novel Party Headquarters, Georgi Tenev had already released 4 books, based the Triumviratus paintings crew, hosted The Library television application approximately books, and written performs which were played in Germany, France, and Russia. he's additionally a screenwriter for movie and TV.
Angela Rodel earned an MA in linguistics from UCLA and obtained a Fulbright Fellowship to check and research Bulgarian.
By Alan Isler
Within the Emma Lazarus retirement domestic in uptown long island, the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy construction of Hamlet.
Comedy and tragedy mix as our hero, Otto Korner, directs his quirky, libidinous fellow citizens within the play and appears again over his adventures in Germany, Zurich, (where he met Lenin and inadvertently invented Dada), Auschwitz and America.
Winner of the nationwide Jewish ebook Award and finalist for the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award.
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as progressive as its topic, the bad child from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the structure, and helped to discovered the USA. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the easiest traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation express broadens the sound of Broadway, finds the storytelling energy of rap, and claims our country's origins for a various new generation.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION offers readers an extraordinary view of either revolutions, from the one writers in a position to supply it. Miranda, in addition to Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was once all for the undertaking from its earliest stages--"since earlier than this was once even a show," in response to Miranda--traces its improvement from an out of this world performance on the White condominium to its landmark beginning evening on Broadway six years later. moreover, Miranda has written greater than 2 hundred humorous, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the complete textual content of that is released here.
Their account beneficial properties pictures by means of the well known Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; specific seems at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, top political commentators, and greater than 50 humans concerned with the construction; and a number of appearances via President Obama himself. The ebook does greater than inform the fantastic tale of ways a Broadway musical grew to become a countrywide phenomenon: It demonstrates that the United States has continuously been renewed by means of the brash upstarts and outstanding outsiders, the lads and girls who don't throw away their shot.
By David Morrell
From bestselling mystery writer David Morrell comes a brooding Thomas De Quincey brief tale in regards to the coldest of deaths and their heartbreaking aftermath.
Thomas De Quincey--the crucial personality of Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mysteries, Murder as a great Art and Inspector of the Dead--was the most infamous and terrific literary personalities of the 1800s. His notorious Confessions of an English Opium-Eater made background because the first e-book approximately drug dependency. He invented the note "subconscious" and expected Freud's psychoanalytic theories by means of greater than a part century. His blood-soaked essays and tales inspired Edgar Allan Poe, who in flip encouraged Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes.
yet on the center of his literary good fortune lies a poor tragedy. during this special-edition novella, according to real-life occasions, Morrell stocks De Quincey's tale of a bad storm from snow during which a father and mother died and their six childrens have been trapped within the mountains of England's Lake District. much more gripping is what occurred after. This is the real story of the way Thomas De Quincey grew to become the Opium-Eater, delivered to existence through award-winning storyteller David Morrell.
An afterword comprises quite a few images of the dramatic destinations within the tale.
By Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling writer of the Lowcountry summer time trilogy, returns to her liked South with Beach apartment Memories, the sequel to The seashore House!
Autumn brings haunting good looks to the sun-soaked dunes on Isle of fingers, the place Olivia “Lovie” Rutledge lives in her loved Primrose Cottage. because the seasons switch, Lovie recollects one designated summer…
In 1974, the USA is altering, yet Charleston is still endlessly an identical. while Lovie married aristocratic, well-connected businessman Stratton Rutledge, she grew to become over her fortune and destiny to his keep watch over. yet she refused to relinquish something: her family’s previous beach cottage. helpful summers along with her young ones at the barrier island are Lovie’s safe haven from social expectancies and her overbearing husband’s philandering. right here, she is the “Turtle Lady,” tending the loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs within the hot evening sand after which slip again into the sea.
Then, in the summertime of ‘74, biologist Russell Bennett visits to analyze the loggerheads. Their shared curiosity brings them jointly, and shortly it blooms right into a passionate, profound love—forcing Lovie to stand an agonizing choice. Stratton’s impression is far-reaching, and if she dares to dream past a summer time affair, she hazards wasting her popularity, her wealth, even her children.
This emotional story of a powerful lady torn among accountability and wish, among culture and alter, is an empowering trip in the course of the seasons of self-discovery. till this fall, this time of winds and tides, of keeping on and letting go…
By Chris Roberson
Humankind is unfold throughout 3 thousand gentle years in a myriad of worlds and habitats referred to as the Human Entelechy. associated by way of a community of wormholes with Earth at its heart, it's the global Captain RJ Stone awakens to after a twelve-thousand-year cryogenic suspension.
Stone quickly unearths himself commanding the maiden voyage of the 1st spacecraft to damage the sunshine pace barrier: the FTL additional. looking for extraterrestrial intelligence, the touchdown get together explores a far off pulsar basically to be taken prisoner through the bloodthirsty Iron Mass, a spiritual sect exiled from the Entelechy millennia ahead of. Now Stone and his workforce needs to break out whereas they struggle to unravel the riddle of the planet’s community of stone towers that could be evidence of the intelligence they’ve come to find.
The first in significantly acclaimed writer Chris Roberson’s scintillating new sequence, additional: past the brink is an interesting trip to the farthest reaches of the mind's eye.
By Wilson Harris
During this 1967 novel Wilson Harris explores the religious and psychic realities past the mundane proof of relationships, boldly developing his tale at the foundation of fragments.
When the Forrestals died in an explosion that wrecked their domestic and destroyed such a lot of its contents, there survived a disjointed diary - or 'log book', as Susan Forrestal known as it. She had suffered from an disease of the eyes which, after 3 operations, left her nearly blind. deserted by way of her lover, who disappeared with out a hint, she ultimately married a type and solicitous husband; however her lover persevered to hang-out her in one of these manner that his presence had a virtually dwelling reality.
'I recognize Wilson Harris's novels drastically; he's one of many only a few dwelling novelists whose works are too short for my tastes.' Anthony Burgess
By Greg Barron
Paradise turns to terror while pirates hijack a luxurious yacht ... Paradise turns to terror whilst half-starved, AK47 toting gunmen, led through a soldier of fortune known as Drake, board Peter and Victoria Holt-Bennett's luxurious catamaran off the coast of Guinea. Terrorised and violated, the hostages needs to try to bring up 5 million money to save lots of themselves, and their 4 12 months outdated baby. whereas their lives grasp within the stability, a staff of crack 2CG operatives, led by way of Marika Hartmann, release a do or die venture to save lots of them. yet Drake is greater than he turns out, and the stakes are greater than someone may have imagined. scuffling with opposed to sleek guns coupled with malicious stone-age ideals, Marika will fit wits with a guy who appears to be like to count on her each step.