'Racham os Pirineus, a Peninsula Iberica se desgarra da Europa. Transformada em ilha - Jangada de Pedra -, navega a deriva pelo oceano Atlantico.A esse espetacular acidente geologico somam-se outros insolitos que unem os quatro personagens principais do romance numa viagem apocaliptica e utopica pelos caminhos da linguagem e, por meio dela, pelos da arte e da cultura peninsulares.A insula iberica vagueia ao acaso de um mar tecido de muitos mitos e historia.A historia dos povos ibericos, Jose Saramago a conta e reconta pela memoria de um narrador, multiplo de si mesmo e dos personagens cujas andancas acompanha.Os mitos se costuram nas pedras da fratura de que se fez a jangada. Neles se recuperam as cronicas, peregrinacoes de herois anonimos ou notorios da identidade iberica, todos notaveis, D. Quixote entre uns, os peregrinos de Santiago de Compostela na Idade Media entre outros.Narrativa perfeita na qual os fantasmas do inconsciente pousam familiarmente no cotidiano; surrealismo vigoroso que torna o incomum realidade, criando as condicoes oniricas para virar o mundo as avessas e, entao, contar-lhe, com ironia e graca, os transtornos de erros e acertos, de enganos e desenganos.Posto assim ao contrario de si mesmo e de suas aparentes e reais firmezas, o mundo abre-se para a aventura ficcional da desconstrucao das certezas das palavras e dos objetos; deixa-se viajar no estranhamento que dai decorre; reencontra-se em signos velhos e cristalizados: signos novos contudo, nos enigmas em que se tornam, reveladores tambem nas fantasticas solucoes narrativas que desencadeiam." Carlos Vogt
By Marianne Cedervall
Redje boken om Mirjam och Hervor.
Tänk att det ska behöva hända så mycket i den lilla fridsamma socknen Kajpe Kviar! Väninnorna Mirjam och Hervor har tänkt sig en lugn vår innan de beger sig until eventually united states, males då har de inte räknat med Styggan. Den giriga Kajsa, som hon egentligen heter, har flyttat in i grannhuset med sin fosterson Emanuel och tar för sig på olika sätt i byn. Hon påstår sig dessutom vara medium, males Hervor konstaterar snart att hon är en riktig bluff-häxa! Inte tar hon något vidare hand om Emanuel heller 1;
smutsig och hungrig springer han ensam omkring i gårdarna. Mirjam och Hervor tar honom below sina vingar och börjar smida planer på hur de ska ta itu med Styggan.
Mirjam bestämmer sig för att använda sina mediala gåvor på bästa sätt. Den första som behöver hennes tjänster är Bosse, en guy som blivit fullständigt utmanövrerad av sin fru. Mirjam affirmerar skit lower than naglarna och rinnande mascara på hans eleganta hustru, males tankekraften visar sig ha mycket mer kraft än så.
I granngården bor Sylve, som efter olyckan några år tidigare inte minns vare sig sitt frieri until eventually Mirjam eller den hemlighet hon var tvungen att delge honom. Nu umgås han alltmer med polisen Camilla och Mirjam känner sig både lite orolig och omotiverat svartsjuk. males kärleken tar sina egna vägar och dyker oväntad upp i Mirjams liv. Spinnsidan är den tredje fristående boken om läkaren Mirjam och hennes vapendragare och raka motsats Hervor.
"... a lucrative book." ―Times Literary Supplement
Set within the mammoth windswept important Asian steppes and the countless reaches of galactic house, this robust novel bargains a bright view of the tradition and values of the Soviet Union’s relevant Asian peoples.
By Brian Daley
Minor Terran bureaucrat, Hobart Floyt, has been left a mysterious inheritance by way of the ruler of an empire positioned many light-years away. Earth's govt is broke and its functionaries wish Floyt to gather the cash. to ensure he succeeds, they blackmail a brash younger spacer named Alacrity Fitzhugh into shepherding him on a deadly interstellar project.
By George Zebrowski
Epic in scope, Macrolife opens within the 12 months 2021. The Bulero relatives owns considered one of Earth's richest organisations. because the Buleros assemble for a reunion on the kin mansion, an business coincidence plunges the company right into a obstacle, which ultimately brings the area round them to the threshold of catastrophe. Vilified, the Buleros flee to an area colony the place younger Richard Bulero steadily realizes that the single desire for humanity lies in macrolife--mobile, self-reproducing house habitats.
A millennium later, those cellular groups have left our sunspace and extended. Conflicts with normal planets come up. John Bulero, a cloned descendant of the twenty-first century Bulero extended family, falls in love with a lady from a flora and fauna and stories the harshness of her lifestyle. He rediscovers his roots whilst his cellular returns to the sun approach, and a stressful war of words of 3 civilizations takes place.
One hundred billion years later, macrolife, now as various because the stars, faces the approaching loss of life of nature. Regaining his individuality by way of falling clear of a hugely developed macrolife, a unusually replaced John Bulero struggles to determine past a cave in of the universe right into a gigantic black hole.
Inspired by means of the chances of area settlements, projections of biology and cosmology, and simple human longings, Macrolife is a visionary hypothesis at the long term way forward for human and average heritage. choked with haunting pictures and remarkable characters, it is a bright and significant work.
Zebrowski’s works were translated into 8 languages; his brief fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Brute Orbits, an uncompromising novel a few destiny penal process, used to be commemorated with the loo W. Campbell Memorial Award for top Novel of the yr in 1999.
The Easton Press released Macrolife in its “Masterpieces of technology Fiction” series.
By Frederic Tuten
A innovative comedian masterpiece, an icon of literature as American pop paintings, and a publication not like the other, The Adventures of Mao at the lengthy March breaks all frames.
Frederic Tuten's subversive, witty, and victorious 1971 novel is stuck someplace among the clear-eyed rhapsodies of James Fenimore Cooper and Mao Tse Tung's personal handle to the Yenan discussion board on artwork and Literature. Tuten peppers his deadpan textbook narrative of Mao's lengthy march with loving parodies of Hemingway, Kerouac, Dos Passos, and Malamud. As John Updike reviews, the e-book contains: "twenty-seven pages of hetero heritage of the lengthy March" and "thirty-six and a part pages of quotations in citation marks, from unidentified assets (such as, diligent study discovers, Hawthorne's Marble Faun, Walter Pater's Marius the Epicurean…) and twenty-six pages of what should be thought of general novelistic substance—imaginary encounters and dialog. for instance: Chairman Mao is in his tent, after the tension of the Tatu crusade. He hears the rumble of a tank: 'A tank, coated with peonies and laurels, advances in the direction of him. Mao thinks the tank will weigh down him, however it clanks to a halt. The turret rises, hesitantly. Greta Garbo, wearing crimson sealskin boots, purple railway-man's cap, and crimson satin coveralls, emerges. She speaks: "Mao, i've been undesirable in Moscow and depraved in Paris, i've been enjoyed in each capital, yet i haven't met a guy whom i may love. That guy is you, Mao, Mao mine." Mao considers this dialectically. the lady is obviously mad. but she is gorgeous and the tank turns out to work.'…"
By Cecelia Ahern
Lucy Silchester retains receiving this unusual appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope below the rug. actually. She busies herself with a role she does not like, aiding out neighbors, solving her vehicle, feeding her cat, and devoting her time to her family’s dramas. yet Lucy is set to determine that this is often one appointment she can’t omit, while lifestyles exhibits up at her door, within the type of a sloppy yet made up our minds man.
Life follows her all over – from the workplace, to the bar, and to her bed room – and Lucy learns that the various offerings she has made and the tales she has advised aren’t what they appear. Now her half-truths are approximately to be printed, except Lucy tells the reality approximately what quite issues to her.
The Time of My lifestyles is one other hot, thought-provoking novel from Cecelia Ahern, the world over bestselling writer of P.S. i like You.
By Kristin Hannah
"Kristin Hannah is a wonderful storyteller."
Award-winning writer Kristin Hannah creates her such a lot spellbinding and compelling novel yet...a passionate story of obsession, redemption, and the magic of precise love.
WAITING FOR THE MOON
She does not be mindful who she is or how she got here to the mansion at the remoted Maine coast. misplaced in a wierd international choked with even stranger faces, Selena reveals convenience in a guy whose eyes mirror her personal aloneness.
He is Ian Carrick, an excellent medical professional grew to become recluse, hiding from existence within the anonymity of this small sanctuary, haunted by way of a telepathic present that has destroyed his wish to heal.
Selena involves him, the single individual he is ever met who's resistant to his psychic powers. A captivating blameless, she turns his existence the other way up, bringing gentle into the darkness and laughter into the silence. For her, he starts off to think in lifestyles back, to think in himself. after which a mysterious determine from the previous arrives, threatening to smash their wonderful love and the fable international they've got created together....