Das Labyrinth der Lichter

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104033420
Format: PDF
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Packend, rasant und voller Magie - der neue Zafón! Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Autor des Weltbestsellers ›Der Schatten des Windes‹, ist zurück! Mit seinen Romanen rund um den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bücher schuf der spanische Bestsellerautor eine der faszinierendsten Erzählwelten aller Zeiten. Die Verheißung, die mit ›Der Schatten des Windes‹ begann, findet mit seinem neuen großen Roman ›Das Labyrinth der Lichter‹ ihre Vollendung. Spanien in den dunklen Tagen des Franco-Regimes: Ein Auftrag der Politischen Polizei führt die eigenwillige Alicia Gris von Madrid zurück in ihre Heimatstadt Barcelona. Unter größter Geheimhaltung soll sie das plötzliche Verschwinden des Ministers Mauricio Valls aufklären, dessen dunkle Vergangenheit als Direktor des Gefängnisses von Montjuïc ihn nun einzuholen scheint. In seinem Besitz befand sich ein geheimnisvolles Buch aus der Serie ›Das Labyrinth der Lichter‹, das Alicia auf schmerzliche Weise an ihr eigenes Schicksal erinnert. Es führt sie in die Buchhandlung Sempere & Söhne, tief in Barcelonas Herz. Der Zauber dieses Ortes schlägt sie in seinen Bann, und wie durch einen Nebel steigen Bilder ihrer Kindheit in ihr auf. Doch die Antworten, die Alicia dort findet, bringen nicht nur ihr Leben in allerhöchste Gefahr, sondern auch das der Menschen, die sie am meisten liebt. Meisterlich verknüpft Carlos Ruiz Zafón die Erzählfäden seiner Weltbestseller ›Der Schatten des Windes‹, ›Das Spiel des Engels‹ und ›Der Gefangene des Himmels‹ zu einem spannenden Finale.

Romance Fiction A Guide to the Genre 2nd Edition

Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692357
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

On the Move for Love

Author: Sealing Cheng
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812206920
Format: PDF
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Since the Korean War, gijichon—U.S. military camp towns—have been fixtures in South Korea. The most popular entertainment venues in gijichon are clubs, attracting military clientele with duty-free alcohol, music, shows, and women entertainers. In the 1990s, South Korea's rapid economic advancement, combined with the stigma and low pay attached to this work, led to a shortage of Korean women willing to serve American soldiers. Club owners brought in cheap labor, predominantly from the Philippines and ex-Soviet states, to fill the vacancies left by Korean women. The increasing presence of foreign workers has precipitated new conversations about modernity, nationalism, ethnicity, and human rights in South Korea. International NGOs, feminists, and media reports have identified women migrant entertainers as "victims of sex trafficking," insisting that their plight is one of forced prostitution. Are women who travel to work in such clubs victims of trafficking, sex slaves, or simply migrant women? How do these women understand their own experiences? Is antitrafficking activism helpful in protecting them? In On the Move for Love, Sealing Cheng attempts to answer these questions by following the lives of migrant Filipina entertainers working in various gijichon clubs. Focusing on their aspirations for love and a better future, Cheng's ethnography illuminates the complex relationships these women form with their employers, customer-boyfriends, and families. She offers an insightful critique of antitrafficking discourses, pointing to the inadequacy of recognizing women only as victims and ignoring their agency and aspirations. Cheng analyzes the women's experience in South Korea in relation to their subsequent journeys to other countries, providing a diachronic look at the way migrant issues of work, sex, and love fit within the larger context of transnationalism, identity, and global hierarchies of inequality.

The New Brazilian Cinema

Author: Lúcia Nagib
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857736469
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the mid-1990s, Brazil has produced nearly 200 feature length films. Many of these have been received enthusiastically by audiences and critics and released worldwide. This passionately argued and illuminating book provides the first comprehensive critical account of what is known as the ‘Renaissance of Brazilian cinema’ and demonstrates just how thought-provoking and inspiring Brazilian cinema has become. The book looks at the broader political and policy-making issues for this dynamic new cinema. It also offers close analyses of internationally acclaimed films like Central Station, Seven Days in September, Orfeu and Me You Them and investigates daringly experimental works, such as Chronically Unfeasible, Starry Sky and Perfumed Ball. It examines common factors across a great variety of films, including film makers’ engagement with national identity, a major concern for the Cinema Novo of the 1960s, which has emerged in contemporary films with new relevance in a globalized world. The contributors include film and cultural policy-makers who have participated in the Brazilian film revival as well as film scholars and journalists, giving a variety of readings of films, movements or filmmakers, stimulating debate and presenting throughout contrasting, even opposing viewpoints. The beauty of Nagib's book makes readers want to seek out the films being described...a valuable collection. - Film International

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

His Dark Desires

Author: Jennifer St. Giles
Publisher: Novels Alive Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0982486340
Format: PDF, Docs
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Can any woman resist the fire in his eyes - and the danger in his kiss? From award-winning author of The Mistress of Trevelyan comes the sensual tale of a woman haunted - and a man possessed - by an all-consuming love...You are in danger. Trust no one. The terrifying words from a mysterious letter echo in Juliet Bucheron's mind. Destitute ever since her husband disappeared in the Civil War, Juliet has turned her New Orleans ancestral home into a boarding house - despite the rumors of ghosts, the whispers of scandal, and the stain of murder. But even more unsettling is Juliet's new tenant, a handsome stranger named Stephen Trevelyan. Wealthy, educated, and seductively compelling, Stephen fills Juliet's heart with uncontrollable longing - and her head with suspicion. Something, she senses, is lurking beneath the surface. And someone is stalking the hallways after midnight. As the danger draws nearer, Juliet wonders if she can really trust Stephen. But as he pulls her closer, she knows she cannot resist him...no matter what the price.

Myths Legends and Midnight Kisses

Author: V. T. P. Anthologies
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781518631948
Format: PDF
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Five complete sweet to sensual romances from five multi-talented authors in settings that are sure to warm the heart. There's a story for everyone from historical to contemporary. Let the magic of myths and legends sweep you away to where dreams of midnight kisses spark an unforgettable romance. Included in this Halloween Collection: Legacy by Gerald Costlow It's 1956 Appalachia, and Jeremiah Jack is a young man making a life for himself in the holler. Then one autumn morning Susie, his old sweetheart returns from college with her Professor to ask him for his help investigating the legend of how his grandfather, Crazy Jack, came to be born on the mountain. Thus begins an adventure that will take our group on a journey into a world of legend and myth, and cause Jeremiah to confront a dark legacy from his family's past. All while trying to convince Susie that the biggest mistake he ever made was letting her go and to give him another chance. The Haven by Barbara Miller Katrina Haven's bed and breakfast had been struggling even before her mother died, but Kat is determined not to sell the only home she has ever known even if the locals regard it as haunted. Then she has the brilliant idea of making it a pet friendly B&B. Now she has guests almost every weekend, including Will Boyer who stops by with his dog Boo on his way to visit his parents. But this trip, he brings along soap star Fallon Malone who tells Kat privately she is Will's fiancee. Unaware of this, Will regrets allowing Fallon to come on the trip with him. Somehow a suggested change to the storyline of the soap he writes turned into a PR trip with Will as Fallon's unwilling escort. He'd much rather be with Kat than the drama queen Fallon. He wonders how the New York soap star will handle staying in a haunted bed and breakfast. Maybe if the ghost can dislodge Fallon, he can finally make some progress with Kat. Pennytook by Sarah J. McNeal Myths are supposed to be false...but some are terrifying and true. Pennytook is a war weary Gypsy who longs for peace from the past and wants something meaningful in his life. Esmeralda, a Gypsy trick rider, has harbored a deep affection for the chieftain, Pennytook, for many years. But her dark secret will never allow him into her life. A mythological creature is about to unleash its horror and change the destinies of Esmeralda and Pennytook. Lovely Lottie's Treasure by Rebecca J. Vickery Dani Adair travels to Seattle at the request of her best friend Abby to help unravel notes from an old journal. The Legend of Lovely Lottie's Treasure has existed for years, but is there a real treasure in Old Seattle? With the help of Abby and the journal, Dani should be able to use her special talents to find out. Hunter works with Dani's half-brother who asks him to find her and keep her safe. Hunter discovers the favor a bit more than he bargained for when Dani proves to be independent, rebellious, and attractive. Keeping up with both Dani and Abby when they are in danger is enough to give any man nightmares. Why are they being followed and who is breaking in? Are they after the women, the journal, or the legendary hidden treasure? Will the growing attraction between Dani and Hunter hinder or help their efforts? Abraham's UN-DEAD by Karen Michelle Nutt Adryanna and Bram Graystone encounter the Cantwells, another vampyre couple, who question their motives when their actions spark a legend about angels and miracles. It all began when they saved Abraham, a young lad, who would later become the author of the UN-DEAD."

Ashford Park

Author: Lauren Willig
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644214514
Format: PDF
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Ashford Park, England, 1906. Nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern wächst die kleine Adeline Gillecote-Ashford auf dem Landsitz von Onkel und Tante auf. Schnell wird ihre hübsche und durchtriebene Cousine Bea Addies beste Freundin. Obwohl sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten, gehen die beiden durch dick und dünn. Doch dann kommt der Erste Weltkrieg, und er verändert nicht nur das Land, sondern auch die Menschen. Frederick, den Addie heimlich verehrt, seit sie denken kann, kehrt zynisch und kalt zurück. Mit seiner Clique feiert er, als ob es kein Morgen gäbe, und in einer betrunkenen Nacht lässt er sich sogar mit Bea ein, die inzwischen in einer langweiligen, aber vorteilhaften Ehe steckt. Addie ist am Boden zerstört. Jahre später besucht sie Bea und Frederick in Kenia, wo sie inzwischen leben. Die Zuneigung zwischen Addie und Frederick flammt wieder auf.

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 364120643X
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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.