Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach:Tor. com Kelly Robson
From the author of Hild , a fierce and urgent autobiographical novel about a woman facing down a formidable foe So Lucky is the sharp, surprising new novel by Nicola Griffith-the profoundly personal and emphatically political story of a confident woman forced to confront an unnerving new reality when in the space of a single week her wife leaves her and she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Mara Tagarelli is, professionally, the head of a multimillion-dollar AIDS foundation; personally, she is a committed martial artist. But her life has turned inside out like a sock. She can´t rely on family, her body is letting her down, and friends and colleagues are turning away-they treat her like a victim. She needs to break that narrative: build her own community, learn new strengths, and fight. But what do you do when you find out that the story you´ve been told, the story you´ve told yourself, is not true? How can you fight if you can´t trust your body? Who can you rely on if those around you don´t have your best interests at heart, and the systems designed to help do more harm than good? Mara makes a decision and acts, but her actions unleash monsters aimed squarely at the heart of her new community. This is fiction from the front lines, incandescent and urgent, a narrative juggernaut that rips through sentiment to expose the savagery of America´s treatment of the disabled and chronically ill. But So Lucky also blazes with hope and a ferocious love of self, of the life that becomes possible when we stop believing lies.
From the author of Hild, a fierce and urgent autobiographical audiobook about a woman facing down a formidable foe. So Lucky is the sharp, surprising new audiobook by Nicola Griffith - the profoundly personal and emphatically political story of a confident woman forced to confront an unnerving new reality when in the space of a single week her wife leaves her and she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Mara Tagarelli is, professionally, the head of a multimillion-dollar AIDS foundation; personally, she is a committed martial artist. But her life has turned inside out like a sock. She can’t rely on family, her body is letting her down, and friends and colleagues are turning away - they treat her like a victim. She needs to break that narrative: build her own community, learn new strengths, and fight. But what do you do when you find out that the story you’ve been told, the story you’ve told yourself, is not true? How can you fight if you can’t trust your body? Who can you rely on if those around you don’t have your best interests at heart, and the systems designed to help do more harm than good? Mara makes a decision and acts, but her actions unleash monsters aimed squarely at the heart of her new community. This is fiction from the front lines, incandescent and urgent, a narrative juggernaut that rips through sentiment to expose the savagery of America’s treatment of the disabled and chronically ill. But So Lucky also blazes with hope and a ferocious love of self, of the life that becomes possible when we stop believing lies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003459/bk_aren_003459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Foxes Minidoll Foxes Minidoll Lucky mini CHOU CHOU Artikelnummer: 920336 Die herzallerliebsten mini CHOU CHOUs leben im gemütlichen Zauberwald mit vielen alten Eichen. Von dort aus nehmen sie kleine Mädchen mit auf eine spannende Traumreise. Jedes der bezaubernden Püppchen hat ihren ganz eigenen Wesenszug, den sie durch geheime Kräfte auf ihre kleine Besitzerin übertragen kann. Vielleicht möchte die kleine mini CHOU CHOU Mama noch ein bisschen kreativer werden, oder mutiger, oder entspannter… Gemeinsam mit ihren kleinen Beschützerfreunden entdecken sie viel Spannendes und erleben zahlreiche Abenteuer. Diese Beschützerfreunde, die jede mini CHOU CHOU mitbringt, nehmen den kleinen Mädchen z.B. in die Hosentasche gesteckt, die Angst vor dem neuen Kindergarten oder dem Arzt oder beschützen sie vor dem Monster unter dem Bett. Details: - Bezaubernde Puppenkinder zum spielen, liebhaben und sammeln - Jede mini CHOU CHOU bringt einen Beschützerfreund mit - Puppe 12cm - Ab 3 Jahre Achtung! Nicht für Kinder unter drei Jahren geeignet. Enthält Kleinteile, die verschluckt werden können. Erstickungsgefahr!
The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to? This collection of nineteen stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. ´´Attrition´´ offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely - but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the key? ´´Twin Thieves´´ and ´´Tautology´´ throw a devilish spin on relationships gone wrong, while ´´The Lesser Evil,´´ twists the abuses of race and power into a gritty, noirish nightmare of the choices a man must make to protect a lesser man and a greater good. In ´´Touching God,´´ a young man´s past catches up to him when worlds bleed into each other and the past crosses into present, bringing back the abuse he once escaped and the brother who wasn´t so lucky. Sacrifice, selfishness, and the worst of good intentions: all combine in The Monster Within Idea. From vampires and aliens to hit women and Wild Bill Hickock, Riley gives a subtle psychological turn to dark science fiction and horror. Let the monsters walk the paths of your mind. The idea is already within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Ann Jacobs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008430/bk_acx0_008430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ann´s baby sister, Lynne, was the beautiful one, the lucky one, the one who grabbed at whatever better life she thought she could get. But when Ann is awakened one night by the unexpected arrival of her young niece, Deena, she´s faced with the fact that she may be the one to live out the consequences of her sister´s choices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Caudwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027350/bk_adbl_027350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First stop: Harvard or Yale or Princeton or... Next stop: Wall Street riches...house on the Vineyard...vineyard with a house...a Nobel Prize... Not so fast. Everybody knows that the schools of the Ivy League - universally touted as the pinnacle of American higher education - have graduated countless political leaders, corporate titans, and global power brokers. But did you know these schools have also produced murderers, warmongers, traitors, plagiarists, slave traders, pederasts, and every other variety of moral reprobate? Whether you´re a high school student grinding away in the hope of gaining admission to one of these institutions, a parent propelling a child toward Ivy glory, a current Ivy League undergraduate wondering ´´what the hell is this place?´´ - or even an Ivy League alum, professor, administrator, or dropout - this book was written specifically for you. As a warning. Because there are certain things - monstrous things - that go unmentioned in the catalog, campus tour, or employment package. And if your Ivy League application was rejected, here´s compelling and consoling evidence of how lucky you are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003104/bk_hach_003104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a second world championship in four years, the Boston Red Sox have finally buried the Curse of the Bambino - or have they? Red Sox owner Louis Kenwood has received a note signed ´´Babe Ruth´´, claiming that the 2004 World Series was fixed and demanding $20 million to keep the information from the press and the commissioner´s office.If the allegation of a fix becomes public, Kenwood fears irreparable damage to the value of his franchise and to his legacy as ´´Lucky Louie,´´ the man who finally brought a championship to Boston after 86 years. Thus, he turns to private detective Sam Skarda to find out who´s behind the extortion plot.Unsure whom he can trust, Sam follows the clues to the Los Angeles underworld and then to the slums of Venezuela. Can he assemble all of the puzzle pieces before scandal blasts the Red Sox nation? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002829/bk_blak_002829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Weird Accounts of Swamp Monsters, Yowies, Trolls, and Other Strange Creatures. There are horror stories, and then there are bizarre horror stories. The kind that really makes you scratch your head after reading them, and inspire you to utter the poignantly plaintive refrain, ´´What the hell was that all about?´´ These stories of trolls, leprechauns, and robot aliens serve to remind us that the realm of the unknown is not just scary, it is often downright bizarre. Just consider the tale of the family beset upon by a strange gnome-like entity in Southern California. There is no apparent rhyme or reason as to why these strange creatures may enter into our lives, but when they do, the ball is in their court, and they deliver their bizarre narrative strictly on their own terms. We didn´t know that hidden realms of microbes, bacteria and viruses existed in direct concert with our daily life, until we invented the microscope. Perhaps something similar could be said about these bizarre intrusions as well. Perhaps there is some as of yet, hidden dimension from which the unimaginable occasionally emerges. Just as man broke down the barrier that separated us from viewing the microscopic world, maybe someday we will invent a means of breaking through to this reality as well. Until then, we will just have to enjoy the hair raising accounts of those who have been lucky (or unlucky) enough to bump into these other worldly denizens, resulting in some of the most bizarre horror stories you have ever heard. Here is a preview of what´s inside. The Real Meaning of ´´Trolling´´ Mass Migration of the Chupacabra Discourse on Skunk Apes and Swamp Slobs Killer Yard Gnome Terrorizes Family Attacked by a Pack of Werewolves Encounters with Extraterrestrial Robots And much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Masters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095470/bk_acx0_095470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Maybe I am,´´ said Alistair, ´´But there are monsters worse than me in this world. You are lucky, Joshua; lucky you have me to protect you. I was not so fortunate.´´ Alistair took a long breath in and exhaled slowly, ´´neither was my mother....´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Lovell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054995/bk_acx0_054995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.