By Jean-Philippe Blondel,Sophia Hungerhoff
Wie Jean-Philippe Blondel es geschafft hat, mit einem Schicksal weiterzuleben, das kein Schriftsteller seinem Helden zumuten würde, davon berichtet er aus dem Abstand von zweieinhalb Jahrzehnten. Mit unerhörter französischer Leichtigkeit und heilsamem Humor erzählt der Autor hier seine eigene Geschichte die Geschichte einer Reise, die ihn gerettet hat: aufrichtig, schonungslos, ohne falsches Pathos und mit dem Trost, der im Leben selbst liegt.
By Charles Holdefer
His niece, Judy, desires to understand why. She is the one one able to unveil this guy, and to problem him on his personal phrases. wealthy in humor and with an acute experience of the absurdities of lifestyle, Apology for large Rod is an American luck tale of an altogether varied sort.
By James Quinn
Life turns into advanced for Simon – a fundamentalist preacher and marriage information counsellor – whilst he realises in among adulterous affairs that he's, in reality, an atheist. From his dingy place of work in Kings go, from the pulpit, and from the beds of his fanatics, Simon sorrowfully observes the hypocrisies and corruption of the worlds that he inhabits. and occasionally he embraces them.
Raunchy and blasphemous, provocative and humorous, Falling Backwards follows Simon from his flock at Sunday college to his ministry within the brothels of Kings pass, and asks us to wonder if Simon is probably not anything of a saint after all.
James Quinn lives in Sydney, Australia. Falling Backwards is his first novel.
By Mel Mathews
"Through the twenty first Century taking a look Glass" - united states at the present time via Grady Harp
"Mel Mathews is a delicate observer of the human , with an emphasis at the Male Human of our time. He has created a personality in Malcolm Clay that could be a child boomer Holden Caulfield, a version on John Updike's Rabbit Angstrom, and he manages to take us through the hand and lead us throughout the bumpy terrain of present interpersonal relationships in addition to a person writing today.
"We first met Malcolm Clay in Mathew's first novel 'LeRoi' as a center elderly guy trapped in a profitable yet uninteresting profession who turns into stranded in a dusty little truck cease the place he's pressured to gradual his velocity to regulate to the fertile characters he created there. good, now Malcolm resides in Carmel, California, having been divorced, forgoing his early life entrapping non secular background, traipsing via many short and bodily orientated affairs whereas identifying to alter his lifestyles as an alcoholic tractor salesman to that of a reformed AA author ('..he did not imagine a person may be known as an addict, alcoholic, codependent, or the other of the pathologized medical prognosis that propelled someone into one other lie'). His lifestyles is populated during this attractive beach zone of California through all demeanour of ladies and males whose connection to lifestyles is thru tenuous strings tied to quite shallow buoys. many of the novel is conversational, with Malcolm getting to know the intrinsic character defects of characters starting from his landlady Mrs. Shams to males at the make to actual therapist Jenny who manages to maintain a actual distance among the lusty yet managed Malcolm and her fragile, purging vitamin, Zen-like self.
This is a trip so good written that the unconventional demands pause to benefit from the sheer ebullience of the verbiage. Mel Mathews is an outstanding author, discovering his means via existence in those occasions. he's a competent significant other at the trek all of us are taking. And now directly to the following quantity within the sequence, 'SamSara', addictively! Grady Harp, April 07"
By Franz Bartelt
On retrouve ici l’imagination retorse de Franz Bartelt, sa verve anarchisante et son kind impeccable, pour los angeles plus grande hilarité du lecteur.
By Tom Növe
Paul steckt mitten in der schwersten Sinnkrise seines Lebens. Drauf und dran, seine Frau zu verlassen, erliegt er dem Zauber von Femme fatale Irene.
Daniel will alte Rechnungen begleichen und bringt sich dabei in Schwierigkeiten. In seiner Verzweiflung nimmt er Streifenpolizistin Patricia als Geisel – und versucht, ihr Herz zu gewinnen.
Nichts ist mehr so wie es einmal conflict, und der Showdown unabwendbar. Denn der korrupte Bulle Ben, ein schmieriger Privatdetektiv und ein charismatischer Guru verfolgen eigene Ziele und schießen quer.
Die Zeit drängt, die Windsbraut tobt, die Hüllen fallen. Schließlich geht es um »Alles oder nichts im Hier und Jetzt« ...
Eine fesselnde Geschichte um die Macht der Fantasie, um Wahrheit und Freiheit, Erleuchtung, Verwandlung und Neubeginn, intercourse und große Gefühle.
Mit pace und Tiefgang. Und einer Messerspitze Humor.
By René Freund
By Peter De Vries
Chick Swallow and his ally, Nickie Sherman, are teenage boulevardiers of Decency, Connecticut, devotees of Oscar Wilde who spend their evenings crafting perverse aphorisms in an ice-cream parlor. “There is just one factor worse than no longer having children,” opines Chick, “and that's having them.” Unrepentant aesthetes, sometime quickly they are going to be in Paris or big apple, some distance faraway from the mainstream.
Then the unthinkable occurs. Marriage. family members. Dinner events. For Chick, a role on the neighborhood newspaper writing an suggestion column punctuated via blandly inspirational Pepigrams: “To flip hindrances into stepping stones—pick up your feet.” For Nickie, an not going occupation in legislations enforcement. yet simply whilst it appears their lives have settled down sooner than they can even commence, Chick starts off an affair with Mrs. Thicknesse, a newspaper song critic of considerable girth and capacity, and a complete brouhaha breaks unfastened: blackmail, forgery, mystery sleuthing, court cases. there's drama in suburbia finally, and Chick and Nickie are as much as their necks in it.
A wild, witty story of friendship, marriage, and infidelity, Comfort Me with Apples is choked with the bright wordplay and scrumptious ironies that made Peter de Vries “one of the easiest comedian novelists that the US has ever produced” (Commentary).
By Tim Parks
Thomas is familiar with there's something he must say to his mom earlier than she dies. yet will he achieve her in time? and should he have the braveness to assert what he couldn’t say ahead of? His cell is humming, his brain is racing, and he can’t pay attention to the importance of what's taking place. may still he attempt to remedy his friend’s kinfolk situation? may still he reassess his separation from his spouse? Why does he believe so completely careworn and paralysed?
In his such a lot exhilarating ebook up to now, Tim Parks explores how profoundly our current id is rooted in our family members previous. do we ever quite change?
By Helle Helle,Flora Fink
Mit Wärme und Humor erzählt Helle Helle von Lebenskrisen und dem ungewöhnlichen Zusammenleben von Bente, John und Putte - und von der Schwierigkeit, die Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen …