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By Shyam Selvadurai

In Buddhist fable, the useless can be reborn as "hungry ghosts"—spirits with abdominal so huge they could by no means be full—if they've got wanted an excessive amount of in the course of their lives. it's the accountability of the dwelling kinfolk to loose these doomed to this destiny by means of doing sort deeds and growing strong karma. In Shyam Selvadurai’s sweeping new novel, his first in additional than a decade, he creates an unforgettable ghost, a strong Sri Lankan matriarch whose wily methods, insatiable eager for land, homes, cash and keep an eye on, and tragic blindness to the human wishes of these round her parallels the risky political state of affairs of her war-torn country.

The novel centres round Shivan Rassiah, the liked grandson, who's of combined Tamil and Sinhalese lineage, and who also—to his grandmother’s dismay—grows from attractive boy to impressive homosexual guy. because the novel opens today, Shivan, now dwelling in Canada, is getting ready to commute again to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to rescue his aged and ill grandmother, to take away her from the home—now fallen into disrepair—that is her delight, and convey her to Toronto to reside our her ultimate days. yet during the evening and into the early morning hours of his departure, Shivan grapples together with his personal insatiable starvation and is haunted via unrelenting ghosts of his personal creation.

The Hungry Ghosts is a superbly written, wonderful tale of kin, wealth and the lengthy achieve of the earlier. It indicates how racial, political and sexual modifications can tear aside either a rustic and the human heart—not only once, yet again and again, until eventually the ghosts are fed and freed.

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By Herménégilde Chiasson

À compter de janvier 2014, et ce jusqu’à l. a. fin de l’année, les Éditions Prise de parole publieront, au rythme d’un par mois, les douze ouvrages de los angeles série «Autoportrait» de l’auteur acadien bien connu, Herménégilde Chiasson. Les titres, par ordre de parution, sont : «HistoireS»; «EspaceS», «RefrainS»; «MotS»; «ÉnigmeS»; «NostalgieS»; «ÉmotionS»; «GesteS»; «IdentitéS»; «LectureS»; «DécoupageS» ; «ExcuseS».

Chaque ouvrage compte forty eight pages exactement, et répond à une contrainte particulière.

De ce projet inusité, l’auteur dit « […] l’armature du texte était de prendre mon nom, qui a douze lettres, de le décomposer sur douze mois. Douze, c’est un chiffre mystique aussi […]. » À l’image de l’œuvre que bâtit ce grand créateur depuis forty ans, «Autoportrait» nous convie à une aventure profondément originale, protéiforme, qui s’inscrit dans sa manière sans cesse renouvelée de faire l’inventaire des choses autour de lui, même les plus banales, en vue d’en faire rejaillir l. a. grâce, l’émouvante beauté.

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Download E-books Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne Shirley Series # 4) PDF

Anne Shirley has left Redmond university at the back of to start a brand new task and a brand new bankruptcy of her existence clear of eco-friendly Gables. Now she faces a brand new problem: the Pringles. they're often called the royal relations of Summerside - and so they fast allow Anne understand she isn't the individual that they had sought after as significant of Summerside highschool. yet as she settles into the comfy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne unearths she has nice allies within the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty – and of their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. As Anne learns Summerside's strangest secrets and techniques, successful the aid of the prickly Pringles turns into simply the 1st of her scrumptious triumphs.

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By Farley Mowat

It gave the look of a good suggestion. uninterested in lifestyle ashore, Farley Mowat could discover a good boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, unfastened as a chicken. What he chanced on used to be the worst boat on the planet, and he or she approximately drove him mad. The satisfied event, regardless of all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers may possibly do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine basically labored while she felt love it. often, on her maiden voyage, with the engine caught in opposite, she sponsored out of the harbour below complete sail. and he or she sank, regularly.

How Farley and a different staff, together with the intrepid woman who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous tale. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a number of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a really humorous booklet for readers of every age.

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By Philippe Poloni

Dans ce suspens aux allures baroques, il n’y a qu’un seul coupable et il s’agit d’un tableau, Le Carré blanc sur fond blanc de Kasimir Malevitch. À reason de lui, des individus seront amenés à commettre des crimes. los angeles mort comme métaphore devient ainsi le element imperative d’une recherche esthétique troublante.

Dans un type grinçant, Philippe Poloni nous conduit dans une histoire aux développements rocambolesques. Ses personnages bigarrés nous entraînent successivement dans l. a. mort des arts et los angeles mort tout courtroom. Rien de moins !

John Di Homogrosso, gardien au Musée d’art moderne de big apple, remarque un homme qui vient toujours contempler le même tableau. Voulant savoir pourquoi quelqu’un peut s’intéresser tant à un carré blanc sur fond blanc, il décide d’aborder le mystérieux visiteur. C’est ainsi qu’il apprend que cet homme, un artiste en trend du nom de Cosmo Maffia, ne peut plus peindre depuis qu’il a vu cette œuvre. À ses yeux, les limites de los angeles peinture ont été atteintes, rien ne peut surpasser cette toile.

James de Carton, le galériste responsable de l. a. carrière de Maffia, est désespéré. Que va-t-il vendre à sa clientèle sélecte si Cosmo Maffia refuse désormais de peindre? D’autant plus qu’une autre artiste courue dans le Tout manhattan, Anita Braun, vient aussi de quitter son écurie à reason d’un melanoma qui l’arrache à l. a. vie pièce par pièce et qui lui gruge toutes ses énergies.

Deux artistes cessent donc de peindre au même second. Intrigués par les motivations de chacun, Braun et Maffia se rencontrent. Pour se sortir du gouffre artistique dans lequel ils se trouvent, Anita Braun va proposer à Cosmo une nouvelle manifestation esthétique : l’homicide comme l’un des Beaux-Arts. Soigneusement choisies par Anita Braun, les victimes vont rapidement se succéder. Mais Cosmo se met à douter des nobles intentions artistiques de sa collègue et les meurtres commencent à lui peser lourd sur l. a. conscience…

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Download E-books This All Happened PDF

By Michael Winter

The commodity a fiction author sells is his personal existence, his spirit. this can be very true in fiction that pulls from autobiography. In Michael Winter's journal-à-clef, This All occurred, we're uncovered to the kernel of fact that exists in on a daily basis. advised from the point of view of Gabriel English, the paintings opens home windows onto a richly textured, fast paced filmic compilation of day-by-day vignettes over one calendar 12 months (if Fellini have been a Newfoundlander...). Gabriel's grants and activities early within the yr have their repercussions via the tip. Gabriel's ardour for Lydia Murphy leads him into paroxysms of jealousy—but he by no means abandons his shrewdly witty standpoint at the vagaries of recent love. Concrete and delicately rendered, This All occurred depicts a man's descent from like to fury.

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Download E-books La Tribu de Sangwa PDF

By Melchior Mbonimpa

Alors que Zamba reçoit, finalement, les records lui permettant d’entrer au Canada comme immigrant reçu, il apprend que sa belle, Assia, est enceinte. Les amoureux, qui entretenaient une relation clandestine, promettent de se retrouver en terre d’accueil une fois le bébé né. Avant l. a. réalisation de leur projet, cependant, Assia meurt. Profondément affecté, Zamba s’accrochera dès lors à une challenge : l’éducation de son fils Manéno. Mais des circonstances viendront infléchir son destin, dont los angeles rencontre accidentelle de los angeles jeune Mélanie, que Zamba aidera à sortir de los angeles détresse. De cette rencontre naîtra une nouvelle famille.

Au fil des ans, et grâce à l’investissement généreux et soutenu des membres de l. a. famille élargie, tant au Canada qu’au Kenya, une oeuvre humanitaire prend forme. los angeles solidarité de « l. a. tribu de Sangwa » établie sur deux continents contribuera à relever les défis associés à ce projet d’envergure.

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Download E-books Nights Below Station Street PDF

By David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards’ Governor General’s Award-winning novel is a robust story of resignation and fight, fierce loyalties and compassion. This e-book is the 1st in Richards’ acclaimed Miramichi trilogy. Set in a small mill city in northern New Brunswick, it attracts us into the lives of a neighborhood of people that dwell there, together with: Joe Walsh, remoted and powerful within the face of a consuming challenge; his spouse, Rita, prepared to think the simplest approximately humans; and their teenage daughter Adele, whose nature is rebellious and clever, and whose love for her father wars along with her hope for independence. Richards’ unforgettable characters are associated jointly in clash, and in articulate love and figuring out. Their plight as people is one we share.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Prairie Ostrich PDF

Not each tale has a cheerful ending.

Since her brother's loss of life, eight-year-old Egg Murakami has been dwelling day by day at the relations ostrich farm close to Bittercreek, researching existence to be an ever-perplexing situation. Mama Murakami has curled up within a bottle, and Papa has exiled himself to the barn with the birds. great sister Kathy tells tales to Egg in order that the realm will possibly not look so awful.

The Murakami family members isn't really chuffed. yet within the palms of Tamai Kobayashi, their tale turns into a drama of infrequent perception and virtuosity. Weighing actual, cultural, and emotional isolation opposed to the backdrop of schoolyard battles and grownup mysteries, Kobayashi paints a compelling portrait of a feisty and endearing outsider.

As Kathy's ultimate 12 months in highschool counts all the way down to an doubtful destiny, the indomitable Egg sits quiet witness to her unravelling relatives as she attempts to discover her position in a bewildering world.

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