Élie

By Jean Grosjean

Voici, factor du 1er livre des Rois, l'histoire du prophète Élie. Roman d'aventures, poème, méditation philosophique? En tout cas, un texte dont l. a. magie de l'écriture ravive les couleurs d'une très vieille histoire.
Élie le Tishbite, le negative ennemi des rois, celui qui prédit à Jézabel que les chiens los angeles dévoreraient, l'égorgeur de 450 prophètes de Baal, l'anéantisseur de cent soldats, le responsable de l. a. famine et de l. a. sécheresse, laisse oublier ici son visage de prophète en colère. Il est plutôt celui dont le Livre dit que Iahvé se manifeste à lui à travers 'le son d'une brise légère'. Élie, vu par Jean Grosjean, ne tue pas les pretend prophètes. Il pleure. Il s'identifie aux saisons. Il vit dans 'une permanente cascade d'instants'. l. a. voix de Dieu se fait pour lui murmures, musique, bruissement de feuilles. Par anticipation, il lui sera donné d'entendre l. a. parole ultime : 'Élie, Élie, pourquoi m'as-tu abandonné?'
Les pages de ce livre, l'image qu'elles nous donnent d'Élie, participent de 'cette tranquillité où d'infimes événements dissolvent les millénaires'.

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A Fistful of Strontium (Strontium Dog, Book 5)

By Steve Lyons, Jasper Bark

Strontium puppy, ebook 5

Johnny Alpha – mutant, bounty hunter, gunslinger. within the worst finish of the galaxy, bounty hunter Johnny Alpha and his partners chase an escaped felon throughout Miltonia: the one planet the place mutants are the bulk and basic people are the mistrusted minority. but if their quarry has the ability to scouse borrow different mutants’ identities, not anything is because it seems. difficult motion and darkish satire collide on the finish of the galaxy. It’s a hi-tech showdown within the lawless frontier of house! Explosive all new tales from the future-shocked worlds of the Galaxy’s maximum comedian – 2000 advert! additionally on hand: undesirable Timing, Prophet Margin, Ruthless, Day of the Dogs

In the worst finish of the galaxy, bounty hunter Johnny Alpha and his partners chase an escaped felon throughout Miltonia: the single planet the place mutants are the bulk and general people the mistrusted minority. yet, whilst their quarry has the facility to scouse borrow different mutants' identities, not anything is because it seems to be. not easy motion and darkish satire collide on the finish of the galaxy.

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Baltimore Chronicles Volume 4 (Urban Books)

Scar Johnson is the largest drug broker in Baltimore, and with the aid of his female friend, who occurs to be a District lawyer, he has turn into the main untouchable. yet is he fairly safe?

The mysterious observer has pop out of the shadows and infiltrated the soiled funds team. along with his partner, he plans to precise revenge on Scar. in the meantime, Tiphani is plotting her go back from Florida to assert her kids and in addition come back at Scar and the mayor who left her for lifeless. After convalescing from his accidents, Derek Fuller is out of criminal, searching for redemption.

Can Scar fend off all of those enemies and nonetheless keep watch over the Baltimore drug exchange?

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Remake

By Connie Willis

It's the Hollywood of the longer term, the place moviemaking's been automated and live-action motion pictures are something of the earlier. It's a Hollywood the place Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe are starring jointly in a celeb Is Born, and if you happen to don't just like the finishing, you could switch it with the stroke of a key.

A Hollywood of warmbodies and sim-sex, of gear and lighting tricks, the place whatever is feasible. with the exception of what one starry-eyed younger lady desires to do: dance within the video clips. It's an very unlikely dream, yet Alis isn't keen to renounce. With a bit magic and many good fortune, she simply may possibly get her chuffed finishing finally.

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On to the Alamo: Colonel Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas (Penguin Classics)

By Richard Penn Smith

David "Davy" Crockett (1786–1836) used to be born in Tennessee, fought along Andrew Jackson within the struggle of 1812, and later served 3 phrases in the home of Representatives earlier than heading to Texas, the place he died protecting the Alamo. Col. Crockett’s Exploits and Adventures in Texas, first released after Crockett’s loss of life and disingenuously attributed to him, was once written via Richard Penn Smith as a story that promoted a sanitized account of the Alamo as a heroic attempt by way of american citizens to stem the Mexican "invasion" of Texas. the tale, which was once an incredible good fortune in its day, created a fantasy of the conflict that pervaded the collective American reminiscence for greater than a hundred and fifty years and bolstered similar to Davy Crockett because the "King of the Frontier."

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No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories

“These pleasant tales do this essential-but-rare tale factor: they surprise. They bypass previous the quotidian, the in simple terms actual, to the basic, and achieve this with a spirit of tenderness and sweetness that's totally distinct. they're (let me coin a word) July-esque, that's to assert: infused with ask yourself on the issues of the world.” —George Saunders, writer of Tenth of December

Award-winning filmmaker and acting artist Miranda July brings her amazing abilities to the web page in a startling, attractive, and soft assortment. In those tales, July provides the main probably insignificant moments a sly efficiency. A benign come upon, a false impression, a shy revelation can reconfigure the realm. Her characters have interaction awkwardly—they are often too distant, occasionally too intimate. With nice compassion and generosity, July finds their idiosyncrasies and the bizarre common sense and longing that govern their lives. No One Belongs the following greater than You is a beautiful debut, the paintings of a author with a spectacularly unique and compelling voice.

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Modèle réduit

By Danielle Mémoire

Existant un vaste corpus, on se suggest, dans un most appropriate temps, d’examiner les stipulations sous lesquelles en prélever un fragment assez décemment lengthy pour en faire un livre. Il est décidé, dans un moment temps, que c’est en cet examen même que consistera le livre. Le second venu, toutefois, de s’y mettre, on se retrouve faisant tout autre selected : d’anciennes histoires qu’on évoque, ou prolonge, de nouvelles qu’on esquisse. L’examen sera pour une autre fois, le prélèvement pour un autre livre, le tout, sans doute, pour jamais.

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Secret Gardens

By David Belbin

Aazim is fifteen. His relatives is ready to be deported. while Immigration come for them, he comes to a decision to conceal in a urban allotment. yet nowhere is secure for lengthy. Aazim meets Nadimah. individuals are after her, too. quickly, the pair need to pass at the run and so they need to locate paintings. Their new state is filled with mystery gardens. Few of them are secure locations. Will they give you the chance to stick? -- writer.

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Beige

By Cecil Castellucci

"Castellucci mixes information of the L.A. punk scene with memorable characters and witty dialogue...Consider this natural Nirvana." — Booklist

Exiled from Canada to l. a., Katy cannot think she is spending the summer season along with her father—punk identify: the Rat—a recovered addict and drummer for the band Suck. although Katy feels deserted by way of her mother, although the Rat's position is a multitude and he is not like whatever she'd name a father, Kathy will not make a fuss. in spite of everything, she is a lady who's quiet and well mannered, a woman who smiles, a lady who's, good, beige. Or is she? From the writer of BOY evidence and THE QUEEN OF COOL comes an edgy L.A. novel filled with humor, middle, and song.

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Roadside Sisters

By Wendy Harmer

Nina, Meredith and Annie have made up our minds to hit the line another time. It' s 20 years because they toured jointly as individuals of the gospel choir Sanctified Soul. How a ways have all of them come because then? Do they nonetheless have whatever in common?
Elegant Meredith, motherly Nina and the determinedly unmarried Annie are as not going partners as yow will discover. yet like a matched set of 1950's kitchen canisters of Flour, Sugar and Tea, they consistently appear to turn out together.
When a tropical marriage ceremony beckons in Byron Bay, 2000 kilometres from their houses in suburban Melbourne, they make the alcohol-fuelled determination to force a monster cellular domestic up the coast for the journey of a lifetime.
Squabbles and secrets and techniques, tears and laughter - let alone the opportunity of discovering Mr correct alongside the way in which - this journey may tear them aside or it will possibly simply retailer their lives.

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