Freiheit

Author: Jonathan Franzen
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ISBN: 9783499252549
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Freedom

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429979436
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Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter—environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man—she was doing her small part to build a better world. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz—outré rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival—still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become "a very different kind of neighbor," an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes? In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

Freedom s Child

Author: Jax Miller
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644542716
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Niemand weiß, dass sie noch lebt. Nicht mal ihre Kinder. Doch die sind nun in höchster Gefahr. Sie raucht, sie flucht, sie trinkt. Und lässt sich von niemandem was sagen. Jeder in der Stadt schätzt – oder fürchtet – Freedom Oliver. Keiner kennt ihren wahren Namen, ihr altes Leben: ausgelöscht. Das Leben, in dem sie ihren Mann erschoss, den Schwager ans Messer lieferte und ihre Kinder verlor. Das Leben, das sie für das Zeugenschutzprogramm hinter sich ließ. Nur spät in der Nacht verfolgt Freedom per Facebook, wie Mason und Rebekah erwachsen werden. Und dann kommt der Tag. Der Tag, an dem ihre Feinde Rache schwören. An dem Rebekah verschwindet. Und Freedom weiß: Sie kann sich nicht länger verstecken, sie muss handeln ... Eine Heldin wie keine andere. Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Rache, Schuld und Tod.

A Kind of Freedom

Author: Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1640090029
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Long-listed for the National Book Award and named a New York Times Notable Book, A Kind of Freedom is a moving tale of love and the consequences of American racial inequality spanning three generations of a New Orleans family "This luminous and assured first novel shines an unflinching, compassionate light on three generations of a black family in New Orleans, emphasizing endurance more than damage." —The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over—until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.

Unschuld

Author: Sara Blædel
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838706498
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Die alten Schlachthöfe in Kopenhagen haben neue Mieter, die eine ganz andere Nachfrage nach Fleisch bedienen. Ein bestialisch ausgeführter Mord an einer Prostituierten bringt das auf brutale Weise ans Tageslicht. Kommissarin Rick muss zusammen mit ihrer besten Freundin, der Kriminalreporterin Camilla Lind, in einem Milieu ermitteln, das sie zutiefst erschüttert. Eine solche Menschenverachtung ist ihr noch nie begegnet ... Ein 5-Sterne-Krimi aus Dänemark

Blood for Freedom

Author: J. P. Piché
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490790977
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For Paul Desilets, the suicide of his twin brother will mean a constant state of mental paralysis unless he finds a new vision of life and gains deeper insight into himself. After several months of spiritual retreat in a monastery, he decides to serve as a lay missionary among the Maya people of Guatemala. Soon after, he is sent to a small parish to help missionary priest Father John Callaghan fulfill his last assignment. Fascinated by the pre-Columbian spiritual and cultural traditions that still survive among the Mayas, Desilets gains valuable insights into their unique way of knowing about the world and human experience. But after just eighteen months of working with the Mayas, he finds himself caught in the midst of mounting political tensions when the fragile bridge between the indigenous population and the Ladino rulers threatens to collapse. Now it may not be enough to just live with the oppressed. He may also have to be willing to sacrifice his life for them. Will he be able to achieve his mission in a country run by a dictatorship and where foreign missionaries are suspected of having links with leftist organizations?

A State of Freedom A Novel

Author: Neel Mukherjee
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292916
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What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into? In this stunning novel, prize-winning author Neel Mukherjee wrests open the central, defining events of our century: displacement and migration. Five characters, in very different circumstances—from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city—find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more. Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel of multiple narratives—formally daring, fierce, but full of pity—delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.