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Salamanders: Rebirth

Book six in the Salamanders series. Five Years have passed since war came to Nocturne.Third Company, still feeling its losses, recovers its strength. And though a small party have ventured out in search of a certain errant fire-born, it is the Salamanders of Fifth Company who must wage war. On Heletine, the Black Legion has come in the name of Chaos and only Brother-Captain Drakgaard's warriors stand in the way of their dark glory. V...

Twenty-first Century Fiction: What Happens Now

What are the most interesting and significant novels of the twenty-first century and what do they tell us about the contemporary times we live in? These are the key questions engaged with in this new critical volume of essays on 21st century fiction. The chapters explore the work of writers as diverse as Salman Rushdie, David Peace, Ali Smith, Margaret Atwood, Iain Banks, China Miéville, Trezza Azzopardi, John Burnside and Hilary Man...

Wander-woman: Eine Couch-potato Hat Rücken Und Lernt Laufen

Jana Thiele ist Büroangestellte ohne sportliche Ambitionen. Und dann das: Rücken. Ein Bandscheibenvorfall legt sie lahm und weckt plötzlich den unbändigen Wunsch, sich wieder bewegen zu können! Leider ist die Großstädterin mit diesem Wunsch nicht allein, und so begegnet sie schon im Harz einer sehr merkwürdigen Spezies: dem deutschen Wanderer. Sie trifft auf fanatische Hobby-Botaniker, Busladungen von stramm marschierenden Frührentne...

The Best American Short Stories 2015

In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved Best American Short Stories, guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, “The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius . . . modernism to postmodernism and post-postmodernism. We advance. We progress. We move on. But we are part of a tradition.” Boyle’s choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters, from a numb wife who feels alive only in the pre...