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Author : Sean Oswald
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04-02
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9798633434774
File Size : 25,9 Mb
Total Download : 797

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Book Summary: This isn't a game. This is his new life.Dave has been wandering through life for a long time. His day job bores him and he never seems to be able to meet his family's expectations. The only escape he's ever had is his love of MMORPG's. But when he becomes the subject of a test without even knowing it, he's portaled into a game-world called Eloria with no way out. It's a frequent daydream of his, however, in none of those dreams did his wife and kids ever accompany him. Now, Dave must balance protecting his family with exploring his dream... oh, and trying to stay alive. Monstrous beasts roam Eloria, worst of all, an undead army led by the vile Death Knight.He'll have to adapt fast and learn to cooperate if he hopes to make a new home for his family. And just maybe, along the way, he'll find out why they're living a life in exile.Experience the epic first installment of a LitRPG saga perfect for fans of C.M Carney, Blaise Corvin, and Charles Dean.Also available on Audible, narrated by Peter Berkrot (Alpha World, Earth Force).

The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories

Author : Priscila Uppal
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 155096125X
File Size : 54,8 Mb
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Book Summary: Exciting, inspiring, shocking, and moving, this anthology collects a wide range of Canada’s literary imaginations, telling great stories about the wild and fascinating world of sport: classics like Roch Carrier’s “The Hockey Sweater,” Morley Callaghan’s “The Chiseler,” W.P. Kinsella’s “Diehard,” and Mordecai Richler’s “Playing Ball on Hampstead Heath" are presented alongside contemporary favourites such as Dionne Brand’s “I Used to Like the Dallas Cowboys,” Linda Griffiths’ “A Game of Inches,” Steven Heighton’s “A Right Like Yours,” and Diane Schoemperlen’s “Hockey Night in Canada.” Critically acclaimed novelist and poet Priscila Uppal has selected 26 remarkable and memorable “homegrown” Canadian short stories, spanning the 19th century through the present day. Written by both men and women, the generations of insights provided in this collection expose some of the most intimate details of sports and sporting life – the hard-earned victories, and some of the inevitable tragedies. You will get to know those who play the game, as well as those who watch it, coach it, write about it, dream about it, live it and die by it.

Exile and Nomadism in French and Hispanic Women's Writing

Author : Kate Averis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN : 9781351567497
File Size : 14,9 Mb
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Book Summary: Women in exile disrupt assumptions about exile, belonging, home and identity. For many women exiles, home represents less a place of belonging and more a point of departure, and exile becomes a creative site of becoming, rather than an unsettling state of errancy. Exile may be a propitious circumstance for women to renegotiate identities far from the strictures of home, appropriating a new freedom in mobility. Through a feminist politics of place, displacement and subjectivity, this comparative study analyses the novels of key contemporary Francophone and Latin American writers Nancy Huston, Linda Le, Malika Mokeddem, Cristina Peri Rossi, Laura Restrepo, and Cristina Siscar to identify a new nomadic subjectivity in the lives and works of transnational women today.

The Exiles

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-08-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062356352
File Size : 10,8 Mb
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Book Summary: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OPTIONED FOR TELEVISION BY BRUNA PAPANDREA, THE PRODUCER OF HBO'S BIG LITTLE LIES “A tour de force of original thought, imagination and promise … Kline takes full advantage of fiction — its freedom to create compelling characters who fully illuminate monumental events to make history accessible and forever etched in our minds." — Houston Chronicle The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant novel about three women whose lives are bound together in nineteenth-century Australia and the hardships they weather together as they fight for redemption and freedom in a new society. Seduced by her employer’s son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is sentenced to “the land beyond the seas,” Van Diemen’s Land, a penal colony in Australia. Though uncertain of what awaits, Evangeline knows one thing: the child she carries will be born on the months-long voyage to this distant land. During the journey on a repurposed slave ship, the Medea, Evangeline strikes up a friendship with Hazel, a girl little older than her former pupils who was sentenced to seven years transport for stealing a silver spoon. Canny where Evangeline is guileless, Hazel—a skilled midwife and herbalist—is soon offering home remedies to both prisoners and sailors in return for a variety of favors. Though Australia has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years, the British government in the 1840s considers its fledgling colony uninhabited and unsettled, and views the natives as an unpleasant nuisance. By the time the Medea arrives, many of them have been forcibly relocated, their land seized by white colonists. One of these relocated people is Mathinna, the orphaned daughter of the Chief of the Lowreenne tribe, who has been adopted by the new governor of Van Diemen’s Land. In this gorgeous novel, Christina Baker Kline brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia from a fresh perspective, through the experiences of Evangeline, Hazel, and Mathinna. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity: for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom. Told in exquisite detail and incisive prose, The Exiles is a story of grace born from hardship, the unbreakable bonds of female friendships, and the unfettering of legacy.

The Exile's Papers: The duplicity of autobiography

Author : Wayne Clifford
Publisher : The Porcupine's Quill
Release : 2007
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 0889842973
File Size : 26,8 Mb
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Book Summary: The Exile's Papers, Part One, considers the implications of duplicity in autobiography as they appear in the first two hundred or so sonnets of a four-volume sonnet cycle completed over the past twenty years by the Lost Poet of the 1960s, confronted at the end of the middle game by anonymity on the one hand, and by opportunity the mass of a black hole on the other, in which Rilke, in his guise as Witness to the Angel, speculates on raw, necessary existence. Disney's Jiminy Cricket remains, of course, unconvinced.

The Exile's Papers: The dirt's passion is flesh sorrow

Author : Wayne Clifford
Publisher : The Porcupine's Quill
Release : 2014-05-14
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781123603033
File Size : 42,8 Mb
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Book Summary: Wayne Clifford’s The Exile’s Papers first appeared in 2007 with the publication of The Duplicity of Autobiography, but this creative project – a four-part series of hundreds of surreal, straightforward, narrative or mythic, and endlessly varying sonnets – is the culmination of decades of effort. In 2009 the series continued with The Face As Its Thousand Ships, and now emerges the third installment: The Dirt’s Passion Is Flesh Sorrow. Described by critics as ‘resonant’, ‘striking’, ‘quixotic’, ‘elegant’, ‘ribald’ and ‘jazzy’, Clifford’s sonnets defy categories or boundaries. He is a master of the form and every page is an example of how a great poet can use a complicated structure to achieve depth of thought, beauty and explosive resolutions (or, in many cases, questions). In fact, every poem reinvents the sonnet itself, and, despite all poems sharing the same form, each one is sharply, conclusively differentiated from the others. These are sonnets like you’ve never read before. Clifford often draws on his own life experiences – fatherhood, love, death and uncertainty – but he also has plenty to say about God, pop culture and the foolhardiness of certain current political figures. In the end, though, the collection remains a remarkably cohesive, intelligent and death-defying foray into an ancient form that never knew what hit it.

Exile's Return

Author : Malcolm Cowley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1934
Category : American literature
ISBN : UCAL:B5015204
File Size : 48,8 Mb
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Book Summary: A study of the "lost generation" of American writers: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, and others.