Already Dead

Author: Charlie Huston
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0307414515
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Those stories you hear? The ones about things that only come out at night? Things that feed on blood, feed on us? Got news for you: they’re true. Only it’s not like the movies or old man Stoker’s storybook. It’s worse. Especially if you happen to be one of them. Just ask Joe Pitt. There’s a shambler on the loose. Some fool who got himself infected with a flesh-eating bacteria is lurching around, trying to munch on folks’ brains. Joe hates shamblers, but he’s still the one who has to deal with them. That’s just the kind of life he has. Except afterlife might be better word. From the Battery to the Bronx, and from river to river, Manhattan is crawling with Vampyres. Joe is one of them, and he’s not happy about it. Yeah, he gets to be stronger and faster than you, and he’s tough as nails and hard to kill. But spending his nights trying to score a pint of blood to feed the Vyrus that’s eating at him isn’t his idea of a good time. And Joe doesn’t make it any easier on himself. Going his own way, refusing to ally with the Clans that run the undead underside of Manhattan–it ain’t easy. It’s worse once he gets mixed up with the Coalition–the city’s most powerful Clan–and finds himself searching for a poor little rich girl who’s gone missing in Alphabet City. Now the Coalition and the girl’s high-society parents are breathing down his neck, anarchist Vampyres are pushing him around, and a crazy Vampyre cult is stalking him. No time to complain, though. Got to find that girl and kill that shambler before the whip comes down . . . and before the sun comes up. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Already Dead

Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061869204
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A contemporary noir, Already Dead is the tangled story of Nelson Fairchild Jr., disenfranchised scion to a northern California land fortune. A relentless failure, Nelson has botched nearly every scheme he's attempted to pull off. Now his future lies in a potentially profitable marijuana patch hidden in the lush old-growth redwoods on the family land. Nelson has some serious problems. His marriage has fallen apart, and he may lose his land, cash and crop in the divorce. What's more, in need of some quick cash, he had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worth of cocaine through customs for Harry Lally, a major player in a drug syndicate. Chickening out just before bringing the drugs through, he flushed the powder. Now Lally wants him dead, and two goons are hot on his trail. Desperate, terrified and alone, for Nelson, there may be only one way out. This is Denis Johnson's biggest and most complex book to date, and it perfectly showcases his signature themes of fate, redemption and the unraveling of the fabric of today's society. Already Dead, with its masterful narrative of overlapping and entwined stories, will further fuel the acclaim that surrounds one of today's most fascinating writers.

The Already Dead

Author: Eric Cazdyn
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822352281
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This book considers how a culture of crisis management&—what Cazdyn calls "the new chronic"&— has come to dominate all aspects of contemporary life, from biomedicine to economics to politics. Drawing from his own experiences battling leukemia and the subsequent effects of his illness on the process of becoming a Canadian citizen, Cazdyn unravels the logic of the new chronic where people find themselves suspended in a space between life and death.

Already Dead

Author: Stephen Booth
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062303139
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Some sins won't wash away . . . A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire's criminal investigation department with a problem. They have discovered a man's body lying in shallow water, but torrential downpours have swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible. And that's not all. The absence of Detective Cooper, on extended leave after an arson attack, has left a serious gap. Detective Fry is a reluctant temporary replacement, but now their makeshift team is about to be tested to the limit. The fatal events of one damp August night are likely to remain shrouded in mystery if they can't track down a car glimpsed only as a dark outline in the rain by a passerby. When the drops turn into a deluge, loyalties among the officers will be put under intolerable strain as they try to solve their toughest case yet. And that's before it emerges that Detective Cooper is not at home recuperating, but has vanished into thin air . . .

Already Dead

Author: Tom Bradman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435075330
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A group of survivors have been living on a large boat since the undead apocalypse began. No one has been ashore and supplies are fast running out. Teenagers Jake and Lucy lead a small group into the city to hunt for food and medicine and look for other survivors ...and desperately try to stay alive in a city swarming with zombies. As the zombie attacks intensify, the group is cut off from the boat. Killing zombies is one thing. But sooner or later, one of the survivors will be bitten. What then?

Israel Or Palestine Is The Two State Solution Already Dead

Author: Hasan Afif El-Hasan
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875867936
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Written by a Palestinian with intimate knowledge of the political and physical landscape of the region, at its basic level the book advocates for a just peace based on the human rights and international law, a peace which all parties to the century-old conflict need. In this history of Palestine, the author shows that both sides of the conflict as well as the international community share the blame for the failure to bring the issue to a just conclusion. Most of the responsibility, he says, lies at the door of the Palestinian leaders themselves, who seem to suffer from institutionalized incompetence in dealing with the Israelis; and the Israelis are to be blamed for their refusal to transform their colonial enterprise into reconciliation politics by acknowledging the claims of the indigenous Palestinian people. At the same time, there is every sign that this impasse was deliberately created at the outset by the international community, led by Great Britain, in the endless game of "divide and rule." Unlike many optimistic writers who expect US President Barack Obama and his administration to find a just solution to the conflict, the author concludes that the Obama Administration would have to reverse the traditional US policy in the Middle East entirely if it is to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Delving into the historical background behind all the parties to the issue, the book provides much-needed background for understanding news events today and basic information that even human rights activists and peace organizations may not have fully appreciated. Throughout, the author seeks to transcend his ethnicity and deal fairly with the positions of people holding different worldviews.

The Messenger Is Already Dead

Author: Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
ISBN: 9780998433929
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From Joan of Arc to Man Ray and Jenny Holzer, Jennifer MacBain Stephens' luminous poems work through the art and warfare of skin and sacrifice, film and fantasy. Urgent and surreal, political and personal, The Messenger is Already Dead is an essential contemporary collection from an acclaimed poet. "Jennifer MacBain-Stephens' poems in The Messenger is Already Dead hang heavy with history, weaving past and present into a single entity that drips with atmospheric pain felt on a female wavelength. Joan of Arc factors heavily, as our existence is based in part on her struggle and sacrifice. "She blends into the walls," the author tells us, "she pelts an asterisk/ at the English dictionary." Here, birthmarks on babies signal stains of the past bleeding into the present. MacBain-Stephens' collection is an exquisite puzzle formed from time's continuum, and our resistance to it; a unique perspective on the imperative to listen to the echoes of yesterday." --Amy Strauss Friedman, author of Gathered Bones are Known to Wander "Jennifer MacBain-Stephens is a master at crafting a storyline through verse. She weaves together pop culture, modernity, and iconic historical figures to comment on gender identity, violence, and the search for the self. I love the conversational language smartly enmeshed in beautiful, strange images. MacBain-Stephens is a writer to follow for the years to come." --Joanna C. Valente, author of Marys of the Sea "Here is an exhilarating mirror maze where history & eternity run three-legged races in search of the frontiers between life & after-life. Like Saint Joan herself, Jennifer's work speaks with divinity, and charges with righteously militant thunder. This is sacred & invigorating poetry for an age under siege by chaotic illusion and confounding surreality." --Joseph O'Brien, editor of Flapperhouse "A straightforward urgency accompanies the timely profundity and deft perceptiveness of the poems in The Messenger Is Already Dead, anchored in experiences of violence against the female body...Other poems interrogate the films of Man Ray--whose work inspired the Black Dahlia's killer--and examine the mixed-media work of visual artist Jenny Holzer...Immersing oneself in this book, even the most tenacious reader will be confronted with the possibility of losing her grip on the narrative threads we spin--for whom?--about what and who keeps us safe in these bodies, in this world." --Fox Frazier-Foley, author of The Hydromantic Histories

Already Dead

Author: Michael Aguero
Publisher: Michael Aguero
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A man wakes up trapped in his own coffin. Getting out is only the first concern. Questions pile up as he tries to reintegrate into his normal life and deal with an insatiable hunger for meat. Is his second lease on life a miracle or something more sinister?

But He Was Already Dead When I Got There

Author: Barbara Paul
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504032454
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When their unforgiving lender is murdered, a group of young jewelry associates jumps to a variety of deadly conclusions When the partners of Ellandy Jewels accepted a loan to keep their store afloat, they had no idea that Vincent Farwell would make their lives a living hell. The rich old miser is as unforgiving as a loan shark, and he never misses a chance to remind them that they’re in his debt. Finally, Vincent demands full repayment of the loan—$1.5 million—in two weeks. He’ll get his money in blood. When Vincent is found dead in his study, everyone with interest in Ellandy is a suspect. To find the real killer, the six associates will have to figure out just who can be trusted.

Shoot Me I M Already Dead

Author: Julia Navarro
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401343488
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The gripping story of two families struggling to overcome their own destinies. A mosaic of treachery and revenge, of possible and impossible loves, and of the great adventure that is living and surviving in a land marked by intolerance and outrage. Marian Miller, an NGO aid worker, is asked to write a report on illegal Jewish settlements on Palestinian territories. In order to do so, she wants to make sure she understands both sides of the story. Marian arranges a meeting in Israel with Ezekiel Zucker, an elderly man who, like many others, has a lot to tell and also, a secret to hide. Ezekiel will narrate his story as if it were a massive jigsaw puzzle with many complex pieces and Marian will tell him the version she's familiar with: the Arab one. At the twilight of the 19th century, the Zuckers are banned from their homeland of Russia because they are Jewish. After undergoing unspeakable horrors and injustices under the tsar's rule, they set out for the Promised Land and buy land owned by the Ziads, an Arab family headed by a man named Ahmed. The two men, Ahmed Ziad and Samuel Zucker, will establish a strong bond, a friendship that can overcome religious and political differences and that will continue on for generations. This riveting family saga that culminates in 1948 is not only Julia Navarro's best and most ambitious novel yet, it's a tale filled with real people taking responsibility for their own destinies by following their dreams and fighting for their lives. An unforgettable novel that, like all of history's greatest books, conceals many novels within.