La Romance des ogres

By Stéphane Choquette

Lors d’un congrès médical à Tokyo, Samuel Fontaine, un homme marié et père de famille, rencontre Naomi, une jeune Montréalaise castle attirante. Cette dernière est en pleine lecture d’Un théâtre de marionnettes, un roman autobiographique d’Ellen Cleary. À l. a. lecture de certains extraits du livre, de nombreux souvenirs ressurgissent chez Samuel : à l’âge de sixteen ans, il a vécu une histoire d’amour avec Ellen, alors connue sous le nom d’Hélène et âgée d’une quarantaine d’années. Cette dernière, parfois douce, parfois monstrueuse, air of secrecy laissé des marques indélébiles sur l. a. vie de Samuel.

Le récit est brillamment entrecoupé d’extraits de toutes sortes : romans et nouvelles d’horreur d’Ellen, récit autobiographique de l’auteure, ancienne correspondance entre Hélène et l’adolescent, element de vue de Samuel sur son enfance, etc.

Entre le passé, le présent, los angeles fiction, l’autofiction et los angeles réalité, se joue un jeu de miroirs tout à fait impressionnant. Jeux de pouvoir, de séduction et tromperies sont monnaie courante chez les ogres...

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A Rhinestone Button

By Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Activity Sanstrum sees sound in color; the hum of the vacuum purifier creates a relaxing glass egg in his palms, the resonant ring of a rainy finger run round a wine glass generates colours of merging pastel colors just like the moving gloss of northern lighting that grace the sky of his domestic city Godsfinger, Alberta. it is a group of curious characters, and a city the place crop circles take place, birds drop out of the sky, and a duck waddles round in a nappy. nonetheless, activity is an interloper, and while his bullying pastor brother, Jacob, returns together with his spouse and son to assert the relatives farmhouse, activity is pressured out of his domestic into additional solitude. within the diner Liv serves activity an additional huge slice of blueberry pie, her bangles jingling, whereas Christal stands in stilletto's flipping burgers; Dithy squirts him together with her water gun and instructs him to get out extra. whilst his skill to determine sound starts to vanish and his one convenience is misplaced, task realises he needs to glance past himself and his solitary lifestyles to discover happiness and reputation. during this exquisitely written novel Gail Anderson-Dargatz entwines her skill to make us comprehend and love characters, along with her strength to awaken the wonder within the trivialities of lifestyles and the great average forces of The Rhinestone Button's rural backdrop.

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Des nouvelles de Pickton Vale (French Edition)

Une jeune femme modeste, privée d'émotions, se met soudain à découvrir les rêves qui l'habitent... Un homme maladivement anxieux discover l. a. liberté dans les souterrains d'un ghetto noir... Une icône du cinéma développe un plan machiavélique pour assurer sa popularité posthume... Des nouvelles de Pickton Vale regroupe sept histoires vives et graves, écrites dans un souffle, comme s'il fallait profiter de l. a. vie dès maintenant, au greatest. De l'une à l'autre, on réalise que l. a. plupart des protagonistes se connaissent. Qu'ils s'évitent. Que tous se fuient eux-mêmes, mais que le village de Pickton Vale les rattrape et leur rappelle ce qu'ils sont. Inexorablement. Trait d'union des sept nouvelles qui constituent ce recueil, Pickton Vale est le théâtre d'une transformation chez autant de personnages. Qu'on le quitte, qu'on y arrive ou qu'on en revienne, ce bled perdu est le témoin bien involontaire d'un second charnière dans l. a. vie de ces hommes et de ces femmes en quête de perfection. Habités par une peur irraisonnée de l'échec, ceux-ci se veulent à l. a. fois inattaquables, irréprochables et admirables. S'ensuit une lutte contre eux-mêmes, contre les autres, contre les tempêtes de neige qui ne cessent de s'abattre et contre le petit village de Pickton Vale, cette photo de l'enfance, qui les hante, qu'ils repoussent et qui les dresses tout à los angeles fois.

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Ça sent la banane

By François Barcelo

Los angeles Réunion, au milieu de l’océan Indien, est une île splendide et très peu visitée par les Nord-Américains. Un Québécois vieillissant, Raoul Damphousse, est invité à y diriger une école de danse à claquettes. Incapable du moindre pas de danse, il ira de mensonges en déceptions, et ne verra rien de cette île où il se tournera en ridicule plus souvent qu’à son tour.

Dans ce roman, François Barcelo discover des thèmes parfois nouveaux pour lui : le vieillissement, l. a. difficulté de communiquer, le dépaysement, l’arrogance strange des Québécois. Mais toujours avec l’ironie mordante et le sens de l’autodérision qui sont ses marques de commerce.

Raoul Damphousse est un champion de los angeles danse à claquettes, activité dont il a dû abandonner l. a. pratique à l. a. suite d’un twist of fate. Il s’est depuis recyclé dans los angeles podorythmie avec plus ou moins de succès. Un jour, une dame de los angeles Réunion l’invite à venir dans cette île de l’océan Indien pour assurer l. a. course de l’école de claquettes de son défunt mari. Damphousse arrive, pour deux mois, et espère transformer ses apprentis danseurs en podorythmistes accomplis. Il ne passera dans l’île qu’une semaine et n’en verra pratiquement rien. Mais il apprendra à connaître ses gens, surtout les jeunes. Et à se connaître lui-même... ce qui est parfois bien plus difficile.

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The Bishop's Man: A Novel

By Linden MacIntyre

Father Duncan MacAskill understands all approximately temptation, all of the devious ways in which lonely monks convince themselves that their inner most wishes trump their vows. His fellow clergymen name him the “Exorcist” at the back of his again simply because he’s spent such a lot of his priesthood because the bishop’s clean-up guy, despatched in to self-discipline the wayward clergymen and defuse strength scandal whereas moderating the feelings of the sufferers too—something that has been more and more donning away at his feel of justice and calling.

And so, while the bishop hears large media scandal should be heading their manner and indicates Duncan relocate to tasks in a rustic parish, he's basically too prepared. the difficulty is the parish is especially close to the place Duncan grew up. The lengthy nights within the rectory supply him an excessive amount of time to contemplate his personal turbulent adolescence, and to drink, and to imagine a few more.

He’s already teetering while he meets not just a girl he thinks he could love but in addition a boy who can have been the sufferer of 1 of his fellow priests—a priest he used to be charged with disciplining years ago.

Pushed to the brink through loneliness, tragedy, and unexpected self-knowledge, Duncan units out on a plan of action that unearths how hidden obsessions and accountable secrets and techniques both locate their strategy to the sunshine of figuring out, or poison any likelihood we've got for romance and non secular peace.

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Charles (Un homme comme tant d'autres, Tome 1)

By Bernadette Renaud

Charles, 17 ans en 1890, quitte los angeles ferme paternelle qui ne l’intéresse pas. Dès son foremost emploi dans un village, il rencontre los angeles fille du forgeron, los angeles belle Mathilde, à laquelle il ne cessera de rêver.

Son sens des affaires se révèle rapidement. Tout lui semble attainable : travail, argent, amours, famille. Il veut maintenant son propre moulin à scie.

Avoir Mathilde à ses côtés et bientôt plusieurs enfants calmera-t-il les pursuits de Charles ? los angeles vie ne prévient pas toujours des coups durs et laisse parfois désemparés les plus inébranlables…

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Children of the Day

Children of the Day opens on a June morning in 1953, whilst Sara Vandal, confident that her husband has been having a decades-long affair, comes to a decision that she is just too unwell to get up and doing. With ten youngsters in the home (and a potential 11th at the way), this choice units off an afternoon of chaos, mirrored image and close to catastrophe for the Vandal family.

Sara’s husband, Oliver, heads to town resort and bar in Union Plains, Manitoba, the place he has been the executive for the prior twenty years–a place he suspects he’ll now not have by means of the top of the day. In an try and keep away from the unavoidable, Oliver makes a decision as a substitute to pay a trip to Alice Bouchard, his early life sweetheart around the river.
Throughout the day, either Oliver and Sara think of how their lives collided – a vehicle coincidence that introduced them jointly and tore them from the futures their households anticipated of them. Sara (from Sandra Birdsell’s prior novel, The Russländer) recollects her existence within the tremendous urban of Winnipeg within the Thirties – a tender Russian Mennonite lady fortunate adequate to flee the shackles of her overbearing tradition. Oliver recollects his marriage ceremony day photograph–his the single Métis face in a crowd of Mennonites–and the appropriate second whilst he unexpectedly grasped the enormity of his determination to “do the perfect thing.”

The Vandal young children, too, needs to care for this strange disruption in their day-by-day regimen. Alvina, the oldest, secretly handles the tension of her kinfolk, her plan to flee all of them, and her discovery of the world’s evil within the simply manner she understands how. Emilie concerns approximately wasting her happy-go-lucky father whereas dealing with the town’s heretofore hidden racism head-on. the men stay as much as their relations identify via recklessly taking possibilities and actually fidgeting with hearth. and because her mom won’t pop out of her bed room, Ruby, somewhat woman herself, needs to take cost of the infants with chance lurking in each corner.

By dusk the prolonged Vandal kinfolk could be thrown jointly to see the issues of the earlier and exorcise the ghosts that hang-out them, that have all, of their personal manner, set this June day’s occasions in movement.

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The Restaurant Manager's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service Operation 4th Edition - With Companion CD-ROM

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