Scissors Paper Rock

Author: Fenton Johnson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813166586
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Along with his siblings, Raphael Hardin left his childhood home in rural Kentucky. Grappling with an AIDS diagnosis, he returns to care for his dying father. Told from the perspectives of Raphael, his family, and their lifelong neighbor, Fenton Johnson's landmark novel reveals the blood struggles and binding loves of a broken family made whole.

The Man Who Loved Birds

Author: Fenton Johnson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813166608
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Having taken great risks -- to immigrate to America, to take monastic vows -- Bengali physician Meena Chatterjee and Brother Flavian are each seeking safety and security when they encounter Johnny Faye, a Vietnam vet, free spirit, and expert marijuana farmer. Amid the fields and forests of a Trappist monastery, Johnny Faye patiently cultivates Meena's and Flavian's capacity for faith, transforming all they thought they knew about duty and desire. In turn they offer him an experience of civilization other than war and chaos. But Johnny Faye's law-breaking sets him against a district attorney for whom the law is a tool for ambition rather than justice. Their confrontation leads to a harrowing reckoning that ensnares Dr. Chatterjee and Brother Flavian, who must make a life-or-death choice between an act of justice that may precipitate their ruin or a betrayal that offers salvation. Inspired by the real-life state police kidnapping and murder of a legendary storyteller and petty criminal, The Man Who Loved Birds engages pressing contemporary issues through a timeless narrative of ill-fated romance. Celebrated author Fenton Johnson has woven a seamless, haunting fable exploring the eternal conflicts between free will and destiny, politics and nature, the power of law and the power of love.

Crossing the River

Author: Fenton Johnson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813166489
Format: PDF
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Make no mistake: Martha Bragg Picket is a headstrong southern woman with a rebellious spirit, a characteristic her son Michael shares. Yet to see her after almost twenty years of marriage, it might no longer seem clear. A Yankee contractor's arrival in town catalyzes her dissatisfaction, leading her to turn her life upside down -- unaware that her son will follow suit. Both heartfelt and shrewdly humorous, this widely acclaimed first novel from author Fenton Johnson is an affecting look at one woman's reawakening and her son's coming of age in the heartland of America.

Schere Stein Papier

Author: Naja Marie Aidt
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641180368
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mit "beklemmender Eindringlichkeit" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) erzählt die preisgekrönte dänische Autorin Naja Marie Aidt, wie die Vergangenheit einen Menschen unerwartet einholt und eine einzige falsche Entscheidung eine sorgfältig aufgebaute Existenz zum Einsturz bringt. Ein faszinierender Roman über die Bruchstellen des Lebens, das Gewicht der Vergangenheit und die Verletzlichkeit der menschlichen Existenz. Von einer der aufregendsten literarischen Stimmen unserer Zeit.

Die Sache mit dem Dezember

Author: Donal Ryan
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257604610
Format: PDF, Docs
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Der seltsame und stille Johnsey Cunliffe, der kaum je ein Wort sagt, erbt die Farm seiner kürzlich verstorbenen Eltern. Das Land soll das Kernstück eines millionenschweren Bauprojektes sein. Gerade als sich Johnsey das Glück zuwendet, wird er von allen Seiten unter Druck gesetzt. Er soll verkaufen. Doch genau das will er nicht.

Vietnam voices

Author: John Clark Pratt
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Arranged chronologically and in counterpoint, this unique book samples all conceivable forms of oral and written documentation to illuminate the United States' involvement in its longest and most divisive war. The attitudes and experiences of foot soldiers and generals, hawks and doves, politicians and protesters, writers, spies, and pilots are graphically revealed in news releases, excerpts from fiction, poems, graffiti, speeches, intelligence reports, personal diaries, songs, official memos, and more. All viewpoints are included: American, French, British, Cambodian, Thai, Lao, and South and North Vietnamese. John Clark Pratt -- teacher, writer, and veteran of the Southeast Asian conflict -- has compiled this book so that any reader can comprehend the Vietnam War and perhaps for the first time move from prejudice and confusion to acceptance and understanding.