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A Kept Woman

By Louise Bagshawe
  • Book ID : 0755352246
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 300
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 409
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Diana?s combination of beauty and class has bagged her marriage to publishing mogul Ernie Foxton, and with that comes a stunning New York apartment, a designer wardrobe and a manicurist, hairdresser and masseuse on tap. With little more to do with her days than shopping and socialising, this is the life for which she was born. But then, without warning, the bottom drops out of Diana?s meticulously constructed world, and she finds herself without a home or a husband, and with barely a dime to her name. For the first time in her life, she might just have to look after herself. But, given how many people would love to see her fail, it?s not going to be a walk in the park?

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  • File Pdf: unseen.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With the bonus story “Busted” Karin Slaughter’s novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Unseen pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil. Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him. Although she has no idea where Will has gone, or why, Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson, Jared, has been gunned down in his own home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: Lena, a detective, has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and Jared’s shooting is not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara finds herself involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them. In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide with a conspiracy straddling both sides of the law. Karin Slaughter’s latest is both an electrifying thriller and a piercing study of human nature: what happens when good people face the unseen evils in their lives. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Cop Town. Praise for Unseen “Slaughter’s most powerful book to date . . . No one writes like Slaughter. . . . Her words fairly growl on paper but yet her descriptions of relationships are tear inducing. This may make her an anomaly but she is the best damn anomaly writing books today. Make sure you read Unseen.”—The Huffington Post “Compelling . . . [Slaughter] balances a complex plot with believable twists while sensitively exploring her realistic characters' emotions and problems.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel “An emotional roller coaster ride . . . fast-paced and edge-of-your seat . . . Slaughter is brilliant.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News “Superb and emotionally wrenching . . . The despicable nature of the crimes being investigated only serves to enhance Will’s innate goodness and humanity. Current series fans will be delighted, and newcomers to Slaughter’s work will find a new obsession.”—Library Journal “Slaughter plunges readers into the action from the get-go with her electrifying ability to write suspenseful, riveting confrontations between cops and criminals, all while deepening the backstories of her longtime series leads. Another intense read, on multiple levels, from the ever-reliable Slaughter.”—Booklist “Tense and densely plotted . . . The twisted plot and shocking reveals remind readers why Slaughter remains a dominant voice in crime fiction.”—Publishers Weekly

The Cruelty Is the Point

By Adam Serwer
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  • Publisher : One World
  • Isbn : 0593230817
  • Pages : 433
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 149
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From an award-winning journalist at The Atlantic, these searing essays make a powerful case that “real hope lies not in a sunny nostalgia for American greatness but in seeing this history plain—in all of its brutality, unadorned by euphemism” (The New York Times). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • “No writer better demonstrates how American dreams are so often sabotaged by American history. Adam Serwer is essential.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates To many, our most shocking political crises appear unprecedented—un-American, even. But they are not, writes The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer in this prescient essay collection, which dissects the most devastating moments in recent memory to reveal deeply entrenched dynamics, patterns as old as the country itself. The January 6 insurrection, anti-immigrant sentiment, and American authoritarianism all have historic roots that explain their continued power with or without President Donald Trump—a fact borne out by what has happened since his departure from the White House. Serwer argues that Trump is not the cause, he is a symptom. Serwer’s phrase “the cruelty is the point” became among the most-used descriptions of Trump’s era, but as this book demonstrates, it resonates across centuries. The essays here combine revelatory reporting, searing analysis, and a clarity that’s bracing. In this new, expanded version of his bestselling debut, Serwer elegantly dissects white supremacy’s profound influence on our political system, looking at the persistence of the Lost Cause, the past and present of police unions, the mythology of migration, and the many faces of anti-Semitism. In so doing, he offers abundant proof that our past is present and demonstrates the devastating costs of continuing to pretend it’s not. The Cruelty Is the Point dares us, the reader, to not look away.

The Inland Sea

By Donald Richie
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  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Isbn : 1611729165
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 979
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"An elegiac prose celebration . . . a classic in its genre."—Publishers Weekly In this acclaimed travel memoir, Donald Richie paints a memorable portrait of the island-studded Inland Sea. His existential ruminations on food, culture, and love and his brilliant descriptions of life and landscape are a window into an Old Japan that has now nearly vanished. Included are the twenty black and white photographs by Yoichi Midorikawa that accompanied the original 1971 edition. Donald Richie (1924–2013) was an internationally recognized expert on Japanese culture and film. Yoichi Midorikawa (1915–2001) was one of Japan's foremost nature photographers.

Kept Women (Gangbang, Harem, Submission, Billionaire, Exhibitionism)

By Fianna Branigan
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  • Publisher : Fianna Branigan
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 285
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This 4300 word short contains a billionaire's harem performing for his group of his friends. Angel and Desire were plucked off the streets and brought to live in a billionaire's mansion on one condition - they join his harem of kept women. They don't mind at all, and live to bring him pleasure. However, when he makes an offhand remark to a colleague about this enviable arrangement, he is met with disbelief. The only thing to do is arrange a party, and show his friends all the charms that a kept woman has to offer. For Mature Audiences Only

“Essential Encouragement”

By Vanessa Clark
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1477263497
  • Pages : 119
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 878
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Overview Therefore encourage one another with these words: 1 Thessalonians 4:18 Essential Encouragement..Poetry With A Purpose is.. +Rare, Real and Relevant +Prophetic, Passionate and Powerful +Inspiring, Insightful and Interesting +Empowering, Engaging and Expressive +Transparent, Truthful, Testimony +Motivating, Moving, Meaningful Inside this treasure chest of essential encouragement is a collection of jewels that are reflective poems and writings written in my heart under the influence of the Holy Spirit to be shared worldwide for such a time as now. It is my deepest desire that the words written in this book will be a ready reference and a solid source of Essential Encouragement for you. Lady V. Gods Daughter, She Speaks Encouragement. Vanessa Clark is a prolific writer, author, poet, encouragement specialist/coach and inspirational/motivational speaker, who has a gift of calming the troubled spirit. Her signature poem titled, I Am A Kept Woman was published in the March/April 2010 issue of Epitome Magazine. She speaks Words of Encouragement, Empowerment, Exhortation and Execution at numerous events nationally. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Vanessa had the humble honor of speaking at the Gods Leading Lady Enrichment Program in Dallas, TX at the Potters House of which she is a 2010 graduate. Vanessa rendered a prophetic poetry piece titled G.O.D.S. D.I.V.A. Distinctively Divine and words of encouragement on helping a sister out.

Simply Speaking Inspirations

By Sherry D. Bailey
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781463437770
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 672
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Simply Speaking Inspirations is a collection of inspirational messages that will uplift your spirit. Everyday challenges tug at our emotions leaving us zapped of energy and seeking solace. Well this book is a sure fire way to recharge your resolve. It will have you laughing and shouting while invigorating you to persevere through life. Soothe your mind with the tantalizing words of Simply Speaking Inspirations. And you will experience the serenity of the Spirit.

Beyond the Ladies Lounge

By Clare Wright
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  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Isbn : 1925095517
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 380
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Clare Wright's award-winning research challenges the myth that the Australian pub is a male domain, revealing the enduring and dynamic presence of female publicans behind the bar. Wright takes the reader on a pub crawl through this history: from Sarah Bird, the 27-year-old convict who was Australia's first female licensee, to Big Poll the Grog Seller, the miners' darling on the goldfields, to Cheryl Barassi and Dawn Fraser in recent years. Handsomely illustrated and weaving oral history interviews, archival sources, folk songs, bush ballads and other popular literature throughout the narrative, this groundbreaking book exposes the remarkable visibility and dominance of women in Austalian hotel-keeping culture. Clare Wright is a historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her first book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia’s Female Publicans, garnered both critical and popular acclaim. She researched, wrote and presented the ABC television documentary Utopia Girls and co-wrote The War That Changed Us, a four-part series commemorating the centenary of WWI for ABC1. The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka won the 2014 Stella Prize. Clare lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children.

Understanding John Rechy

By María DeGuzmán
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Isbn : 1643360078
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 551
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In this first book-length monograph on the Mexican American novelist, essayist, and playwright John Rechy, best known for his debut novel City of Night, María DeGuzmán offers a conceptually clear yet aesthetically, philosophically, and socio-politically fine-grained analysis of the spectrum of his writing. Recipient of PEN Center USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, ONE Magazine's National Gay and Lesbian Cultural Hero Award, the William Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Luis Leal Award for Excellence in Chicano/Latino Literature, and the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement, Rechy is the author of fifteen novels, at least three plays, and several volumes of nonfiction. He has written for the Nation, the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the New York Times, and Saturday Review. In Understanding John Rechy, María DeGuzmán offers a brief biographical overview and then traces the development of Rechy's craft through his major works by calling attention to central issues, recurring situations and characters, styles, and special techniques. She examines the complexities of his representation of identity, the subjectivity in his male homosexual odyssey and identity quest novels, and his experimentation with genre. She offers a concise yet intricate analysis of the major organizing paradigms and themes, genres, modes, styles, and handling of the gay Chicano's oeuvre. The book's guiding analysis pays particular attention to the ways in which Rechy's works function as cultural critique challenging mainstream values in a deep-structure manner.

Transatlantic Crossings

By Sarah Street
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 147429068X
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 576
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Transatlantic Crossings is a major study of the distribution and exhibition of British films in the USA. Charting the cross-cultural reception of many British films, Sarah Street draws on a wide range of sources including studio records, film posters, press books and statistics. While the power of Hollywood made it difficult for films that crossed the Atlantic, Street's research demonstrates that some strategies were more successful than others. She considers which British films made an impact and analyzes conditions that facilitated a positive reception from critics, censors, exhibitors and audiences. Case studies include Nell Gwyn (1926), The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), The Ghost Goes West (1935), Henry V (1946), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), Ealing comedies, The Horror of Dracula (1958), Tom Jones (1963), A Hard Day's Night (1964), Goldfinger (1964), The Remains of the Day (1993), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Trainspotting (1996). Against a background of the economic history of the British and Hollywood film industries, Transatlantic Crossings considers the many fascinating questions surrounding the history of British films in the USA, their relevance to wider issues of Anglo-American relations and to notions of "Britishness" on screen.

Postfeminism and the Fatale Figure in Neo-Noir Cinema

By Samantha Lindop
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137503599
  • Pages : 199
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 863
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This book is a thought-provoking study that expands on film scholarship on noir and feminist scholarship on postfeminism, subjectivity, and representation to provide an inclusive, sophisticated, and up-to-date analysis of the femme fatale , fille fatale , and homme fatal from the classic era through to recent postmillennial neo-noir .

Wonder Woman

By Virginia Haussegger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Isbn : 1741144108
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 214
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A book for women about how the conscious and unconscious choices we make in our ambitious and focused 20s and 30s around the big issues of career, love and sex ultimately shape and define us.

Italian Masculinity as Queer Melodrama

By John Champagne
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137470046
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 562
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Offering queer analyses of paintings by Caravaggio and Puccini and films by Özpetek, Amelio, and Grimaldi, Champagne argues that Italian masculinity has often been articulated through melodrama. Wide in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this much-needed study shows the vital role of affect for both Italian history and masculinity studies.

Swann's Way

By Marcel Proust
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3985944199
  • Pages : 555
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 389
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Swanns Way Marcel Proust - When the narrator of Swanns Way dips a petite madeleine into hot tea, the act transports him to his childhood in the French town of Combray. Out of his Pandoras box of reflections comes a memory of an old family friend, Swanna man who was long ago undone by romantic desire and cruel reality. In this reverie lie the insights the author seeks about his own life and ageless truths about the ephemeral nature of emotions, places, and, ultimately, love.A masterful ode to memorys power to haunt the heart and nourish the soul, this first volume of Prousts magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time, remains an unmatched accomplishment in the Western literary canon.A psychological self-portrait, a clear-eyed social study, and a profound meditation upon the artistic process, Marcel Proust's monumental, encyclopedic masterpiece A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) changed the course of 20th-century literature. Swann's Way, the first volume, introduces the novel's major themes and its unnamed narrator, an introspective man drawn, in his youth, to fashionable society, like the author himself. Through his narrator's consciousness, Proust offers readers a comprehensive portrait of the high society of Paris from the 1870s through the First World War.Swann's Way begins with the narrator's reminiscences of early childhood -- including, famously, his evocative memory of eating a pastry called a madeleine -- and his fascination with what seemed the separate worlds of his family's various neighbors and acquaintances. He then turns his focus to the wealthy connoisseur Charles Swann and his obsessive relationship with the vulgar but radiant courtesan Odette, chronicling in detail the milieu in which it is enacted and its unfortunate effects on him.Du cote de chez Swann first appeared in 1913. It is a bitingly satiric, often comic evocation of French society that addresses a range of philosophical questions about perception, memory, desire, art, family, and politics. On its own or as part of a larger work, it is a rich search for a reality that transcends the passage of time.