The Rain Came Last Other Stories

Author: Niccolò Tucci
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811211246
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Fourteen stories describe a Tuscany childhood, family dislocation, and an immigrant's view of Manhattan in the thirties

Arrival Stories Of Your Life Mti

Author: Ted Chiang
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525433686
Size: 53.55 MB
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Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others. Includes "Story Of Your Life," the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve. "Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless." —Junot Díaz Ted Chiang has long been known as one of the most powerful science fiction writers working today. Offering readers the dual delights of the very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, Arrival presents characters who must confront sudden change. In "Story of Your Life," which provides the basis for the film Arrival, alien lifeforms suddenly appear on Earth. When a linguist is brought in to help communicate with them and discern their intentions, her new knowledge of their language and its nonlinear structure allows her to see future events and all the joy and pain they may bring. In each story of this incredible collection, with sharp intelligence and humor, Ted Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by wonder.

As God Is My Witness

Author: Carol Ann Conlin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483663140
Size: 45.65 MB
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A trust is stolen, betrayed. A time of innocence is gone. “How could one say such terrible things to a child, not yet a teen, not yet a woman?” How could one commit to such horrific deeds? One carried a little lamb, a sleep to an evil lair. The little lamb awoke outside the entrance. Her body trembled from within, struggling to awaken from the monster in the night. The monster in the night laid her in his berth. The lamb begged to let her go, her coffin beaconing from afar. The lamb tried to call out, her mouth opened wide. Her voice is frozen in time, not a sound, not a breath, only tears of horror and of shame remain. The lamb, betrayed in body and in trust, screamed silently into the night. No one answered her, no one heard, and no one cared.

Women And Power In Argentine Literature

Author: Gwendolyn Díaz
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292782297
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The astonishing talent of Argentine women writers belies the struggles they have faced—not merely as overlooked authors, but as women of conviction facing oppression. The patriarchal pressures of the Perón years, the terror of the Dirty War, and, more recently, the economic collapse that gripped the nation in 2001 created such repressive conditions that some writers, such as Luisa Valenzuela, left the country for long periods. Not surprisingly, power has become an inescapable theme in Argentine women's fiction, and this collection shows how the dynamics of power capture not only the political world but also the personal one. Whether their characters are politicians and peasants, torturers and victims, parents and children, or lovers male and female, each writer explores the effects of power as it is exercised by or against women. The fifteen writers chosen for Women and Power in Argentine Literature include famous names such as Valenzuela, as well as authors anthologized for the first time, most notably María Kodama, widow of Jorge Luis Borges. Each chapter begins with a "verbal portrait," editor Gwendolyn Díaz's personal impression of the author at ease, formed through hours of conversation and interviews. A biographical essay and critical commentary follow, with emphasis on the work included in this anthology. Díaz's interviews, translated from Spanish, and finally the stories themselves—only three of which have been previously published in English—complete the chapters. The extraordinary depth of these chapters reflects the nuanced, often controversial portrayals of power observed by Argentine women writers. Inspiring as well as insightful, Women and Power in Argentine Literature is ultimately about women who, in Díaz's words, "choose to speak their truth regardless of the consequences."

Collisions And Other Stories

Author: Jesse S. Greever
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 161187792X
Size: 74.30 MB
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Jesse S. Greever's short stories have been worldwide bestsellers, and now they're collected in one volume for the first time! From romance to humor to mother/daughter relationships, Greever's short stories capture a wide variety of emotions and experiences. A SUMMER WEDDING In the Summer of Love, one young man discovers both love and heartbreak. Flash Fiction. 5 Rufus thinks he's received a desperate plea to rescue a pants inspector who is being held hostage in a garment factory. Upon discovery of the truth, it may be Rufus' own life that needs alterations. THE ANNEX A group of friends/co-workers take advantage of being moved offsite, from their company's main building to an abandoned annex, as an opportunity to relax and put in very little time doing actual work. The good times seem to have no end until a sudden revelation about one member of the group has them realizing that the starkness of reality has a way of intruding on the fun. RUMSPRINGA Excessive drinking. Chain-smoking. Methamphetamine addiction. Such is the life of Wilma Burrows, a woman whose lifetime has been marred by an inexplicable string of bad decisions. Scarred and shattered, she tries to manage each day as it comes, desperate to keep herself from plunging into the abyss, but the demons are always a few short steps behind her. Sixteen years ago, one of her many indiscretions resulted in the birth of pure and untainted innocence. But that shining glimmer of decency was whisked away, only to fade away as a distant memory. But some days, even the most faded memories have a way of reemerging in unexpected ways. And for Wilma, that day is today. COLLISIONS Lewis Grafton lives a life of routine and isolation. His days are spent in front of a computer, shut out from the rest of the world, except for his late night order of "the usual" at Manuel's Serrano Bar & Grill. But, tonight, an encounter at Manuel's will be anything BUT "the usual.