The autobiography of Jenny X by Lisa Dierbeck

By Lisa Dierbeck

At the floor of items Nadia Orsini’s lifestyles seems cozy and unremarkable – Ivy League informed, fortunately married to a physician, a mom of 3, and a reasonably winning photographer. yet no longer all is because it turns out. Nadia has been telling lies. no one, no longer even her family members, is aware approximately her prior, her darkish dealings with a U.S. senator, or the scandal she used to be stuck up in surrounding his younger son. Then, Nadia gets a demanding package deal within the mail and her masks threatens to fall apart, exposing a frightening mystery. She realizes a person is spying on her, has damaged in to her studio and rummaged via her hidden secure. If she can’t cease them, she is going to lose her husband, relatives, suburban domestic – and the precarious carry on her personal singular identity.

Meanwhile, from a jail cellphone within the mountains, a convicted felon named Christopher Benedict is hatching a plot. The chief of a shadowy workforce of Aktionists, he writes day-by-day to a lady recognized merely as “Jenny X.”

Lisa Dierbeck’s startling first novel, One tablet Makes You Smaller, gave an unflinching, uncooked account of a dating among a charismatic grownup guy and an underage woman. Set within the gritty artwork global of the 70s, its remarkable humor, honesty and eroticism drew acclaim from quite a few courses, together with The Boston Globe, the la instances, O (the Oprah magazine), Publisher’s Weekly and the recent York occasions ebook evaluation, which named it a remarkable ebook of 2003.

Editorial Reviews

“Cause for alarm.” —Vanity Fair

“Gripping.” —O, the Oprah Magazine

“Fast-paced, psychologically taut … beguiling … sly and sharp.” —New York Observer

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Crimes of Love by Marquis de Sade, David Coward

By Marquis de Sade, David Coward

Who however the Marquis de Sade may write no longer of the discomfort, tragedy, and pleasure of affection yet of its crimes? homicide, seduction, and incest are one of the merciless rewards for selfless love in his stories--tragedy, melancholy, and dying the inevitable consequence. Sade's villains will cease at not anything to meet their wicked passions, and so they in flip endure lower than the thrall of affection. this is often the main whole choice from the Marquis de Sade's four-volume number of brief tales, The Crimes of affection. David Coward's brilliant new translation captures the verve of the unique, and his advent and notes describe Sade's infamous profession. This new choice comprises "An Essay on Novels," Sade's penetrating survey of the novelist's paintings. It additionally comprises the preface to the gathering and a major assertion of Sade's thought of fiction and one of many few literary manifestoes released through the Revolution. Appendices contain the denunciatory assessment of the gathering that it obtained on book, and Diderot's energetic reaction. a talented and crafty story-teller, Marquis de Sade's can be an highbrow who asks questions on society, approximately ourselves, and approximately lifestyles. Psychologically astute and defiantly unconventional, those tales exhibit Sade at his top.

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Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance by George R. R. Martin

By George R. R. Martin

Go back to the original and evocative international of The loss of life Earth, edited through best-selling writer George R. R. Martin, during this tribute anthology that includes the main exclusive fantasists of our day. listed below are twenty-two brand-new adventures set on the planet of Jack Vance's maximum novel. A dim position, historical past wisdom. The solar is feeble and pink. 1000000 towns have fallen to airborne dirt and dust. the following reside a number of thousand souls, loss of life, because the Earth dies underneath them. quite a few brief a long time stay to the lengthy historical past of our international. on the final, technological know-how and magic are one, and there's evil in the world, distilled through time ...Earth is loss of life. part a century in the past, Jack Vance created the realm of the death Earth, and delusion hasn't ever been a similar. Now, for the 1st time, Jack has agreed to open this fascinating and darkly attractive international to different fantasists, to play in as their own. The record of 22 participants desirous to honour Jack Vance through writing for this anthology comprises Neil Gaiman, Tad Williams, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Dan Simmons, Robert Silverberg, and George R.R. Martin himself.

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Fantasy: The Best of 2001 by Robert Silverberg, Karen Haber

By Robert Silverberg, Karen Haber

A set of the simplest myth prose written in 2001, via a number of the genre's maximum writers, and chosen via of SF's most beneficial editors. the second one in a sequence of popularly-priced, rack-sized "Best of the 12 months" books edited and designed to attract attract delusion lovers whose budgets might be taxed by means of costlier "Best of the yr" collections.

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Tales, Speeches, Essays, and Sketches by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

Those brief fiction and prose items demonstrate the range of Twain's imaginitive invention, his assorted abilities, and his awesome emotional diversity. Twain used to be a grasp of almost each prose style; in fables and tales, speeches and essays, he skilfully tailored, prolonged or satirized literary conventions, guided in basic terms through his unruly mind's eye. From the comedian wit that glints in maxims from 'Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar,' to the parodic perfection of 'An lousy - negative Medieval Romance,' to the satirical delights of The Innocents out of the country and Roughing It; from the nice and cozy nostalgia of 'Early Days' to the sour, brooding tone of 'The guy That Corrupted Hadleyburg' to the anti-imperial vehemence of 'To the individual Sitting within the Darkness' and the poignant grief expressed in 'Death of Jean', Twain emerges during this quantity in lots of guises, all touched by means of genius.

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