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By Magdalena Waz

A wickedly shrewdpermanent, deceptively strong novel in regards to the uneasy intersection of human connection and trade. The unforgettable quartet of younger urbanites--motivated via love, lust, and monetary necessity--make tricky and infrequently startling offerings as they try to carve out a distinct segment for themselves in a attempting financial system.

Laurie partly succeeds at changing into a human breast pump, a role that is predicated seriously at the natural move to persuade new moms that they do not desire machines to extract breast milk. but if the location at her activity is going bitter, she devises a plan to paintings much less and earn extra. A dreamer at most sensible and a steam-roller at worst, Laurie hopes to turn out to the area that being in an workplace 9-5 is barely for these with out an mind's eye. Her moment scheme attracts a tender housekeeper, a bachelorette occasion babysitter, and a knowledge access clerk into the enterprise of synthetic intimacy, a enterprise extra harmful than Laurie is prepared to admit.

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Download Il romanzo dei tui (Italian Edition) by Brecht Bertolt,Federici Solari Marco PDF

By Brecht Bertolt,Federici Solari Marco

È in una Cina immaginaria che Brecht decise di trasporre narrativamente, con divertito coraggio, i tempi oscuri e turbolenti in cui l. a. Storia gli diede in sorte di vivere. Cominciato durante l’esilio e rimasto frammentario dopo oltre un decennio di lavoro, Il romanzo dei tui è una satira feroce degli intellettuali che affittano a cottimo al migliore offerente il proprio ingegno: i «tui». Dal mare dell’imbecillità umana emerge qui un arcipelago di aneddoti, storielle, parabole e corrosivi esercizi di umorismo che mettono alla berlina tutti i grandi ideologi dell’Occidente e forniscono anche una diagnosi inaspettata e spiazzante dell’ascesa di Hitler. Un geniale e comico breviario sul cattivo uso dell’intelletto che zigzaga tra apologhi memorabili, trattati stravaganti (compreso uno sull’arte del leccapiedi) e racconti arguti, consegnandoci una requisitoria serrata e farsesca contro ogni pensiero fumoso e servile. Un tesoro di caustica comicità proposto consistent with los angeles prima volta al pubblico italiano.

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Download Dan by Joanna Ruocco PDF

By Joanna Ruocco

Melba Zuzzo, erstwhile blameless of the male-heavy hamlet of Dan, a city positioned within the foothills of . . . someplace? . . . reveals herself in a rut. in reality she used to be most likely born into this rut, yet at the present time, for a few cause, she feels unexpectedly conscious of it. every little thing is altering, but nothing’s making feel. the folks she could rely on, the conduct she may still locate comforting—everything is off. It’s as though lifestyles, which has passed by mostly neglected in past times, has been silently conspiring opposed to her the full time.

In Dan, Joanna Ruocco has created a slapstick parable that brings jointly the stressed undercurrents and unabashed campiness of Thomas Pynchon with the meandering imaginitive audacity of Raymond Roussel. both Dan is a mind set, past the achieve of any actual map, otherwise it sits on each map ignored, tucked underneath the massive pink dot that tells us you're the following.

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Download Piccoli piatti forti (Italian Edition) by Pascale Pujol,Alberto Bracci Testasecca PDF

By Pascale Pujol,Alberto Bracci Testasecca

Una girandola di personaggi strampalati che si ritrovano in situazioni una più esilarante dell’altra, in questo romanzo ambientato interamente nel cuore di Parigi, a Montmartre.

Sandrine Cordier lavora come funzionaria in un ufficio di collocamento, ma l. a. sua non è affatto una vita grigia da semplice impiegata. Sandrine è una donna vulcanica, piena di idee e di energia, che aspetta solo l’occasione giusta according to realizzare quello che è il suo vero obiettivo: ottima cuoca, sogna di aprire un ristorante. L’occasione si presenta quando all’ufficio di collocamento conosce Antoine Lacuenta, professore disoccupato con idee no worldwide. Con stratagemmi a dir poco machiavellici, Sandrine riesce a coinvolgerlo nel suo progetto, e con lui tutta una serie di stravaganti personaggi che abitano con Antoine in un place of dwelling sociale di Montmartre: il gigantesco senegalese Toussaint N’Diaye, il magico cuoco Vairam, il petomane alsaziano Schmutz... All’impresa collaborano anche l. a. figlia dodicenne Juliette, centosettantadue di quoziente d’intelligenza e il talento di un hacker, e los angeles psicologa attractive Annabelle Villemin-Dubreuil, esperta in Kamasutra. Le cose sembrano procedere senza intoppi fino a che, nel magazzino confinante col suo ristorante, Sandrine scopre casualmente un losco traffico di giornali che l. a. porterà a stanare il mogul della carta stampata Marcel Lacarrière e i suoi non pochi scheletri nell’armadio...

«Humour corrosivo, personaggi gagliardi e un ritmo scatenato». —Le Figaro Magazine

«È comico, intelligente e azzeccato, potrebbe essere un movie di Dino Risi». —Livres Hebdo

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Download Milliardaire, mode d'emploi: Témoignage fictionnel by Giuseppe Pignato PDF

By Giuseppe Pignato

Qui sont les personnes qui vivent dans l. a. richesse ?

Les hommes et les femmes les plus riches ont toujours fait rêver. Ils appartiennent à un autre monde : plus facile, plus passionnant, plus horny que celui des autres.
Villas hors de prix, voitures de luxe, voyages aux quatre cash du monde, grandes soirées mondaines, ces milliardaires ne se refusent rien et semblent mener une vie paisible, sans ombre au tableau.

Mais qui sont-ils réellement ? À quoi ressemble leur vie ? Quels projets peuvent-ils encore nourrir lorsqu’ils possèdent déjà tout et bien plus encore ?

Ce livre lève le voile sur ces personnages qui font rêver. Mais consciousness, vous serez bien surpris...

EXTRAIT

J’avais réservé une desk au eating place de l’Hilton pour l’impressionner. Dès notre arrivée, le body of workers se précipita pour l’accueillir.
— Mademoiselle Carrière, quel bonheur de vous revoir !
J’étais furieux. Je l. a. revoyais encadrée au membership par deux « tempes grises » avec usines et châteaux.
Ironie du type, je m’étais aligné sur los angeles tenue vestimentaire qu’elle portait à « los angeles Mort subite » : jean et col roulé. Anne, en revanche, exhibait los angeles dernière création d’un grand couturier.
— On m’a prêté cette merveille…
Elle soulignait : « Prêté ».
On nous présenta los angeles carte. Je choisis ce qu’il y avait de plus cher. Anne se contenta d’une salade.
Elle accepta néanmoins de goûter au Dom Pérignon recommandé par le sommelier.
J’entendis à ce second quelques mains qui battaient, quelques exclamations. Je reconnus comme tout le monde une de ces starlettes qui alimentait los angeles presse humans. Et m’étranglai en découvrant celui qui lui donnait le bras.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Giuseppe Pignato est un écrivain avec un sens de l’observation qui pointe juste. Appartenant aussi à ce milieu, il met son expérience à revenue et, d’une plume assurée et pleine d’humour, suggest de découvrir ce qui se cache derrière ces hommes et ces femmes qui font rêver.

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Download Witz: A Novel (American Literature Series) by Joshua Cohen PDF

By Joshua Cohen

On Christmas Eve 1999, the entire Jews on the earth die in a wierd, millennial plague, apart from the firstborn men, who're quickly followed by means of a cabal of robust humans within the American govt. through the subsequent Passover, notwithstanding, just one continues to be alive: Benjamin Israelien; a kindly, blameless, ignorant man-child. As he unearths himself reworked into a world big name, Jewishness turns into all of the rage: matzo-ball soup is in each bowl, sidelocks are hip; and the one actually Jewish Jew left is more and more stigmatized for now not being non secular. for the reason that his very life exposes the illegitimacy of the newly switched over, Israelien turns into the article of a global hunt . . .

in the meantime, within the not-too-distant way forward for our personal, "real" global, one other final Jew—the final residing Holocaust survivor—sits on my own in a snowbound big apple, supplying a last depression witness to his reports within the type of the punch strains to half-remembered jokes.

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Download Le journal de Maya: Confidences d'un chat (Fiction et by Coralie Frei PDF

By Coralie Frei

Dans son magazine, Maya décrit son quotidien : manger, se toiletter, se faire dorloter, jouer, aller chez le vétérinaire... vehicle Maya est un chat de cinq ans, de race européenne à dominance siamoise. Épanoui dans sa vie en appartement, il raconte son arrivée dans sa famille adoptive, ses dilemmes journaliers ou encore ses rapports avec ses congénères. Vantard et capricieux, il invite à percevoir le monde au travers de ses yeux.

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By Eric Freeze

In his newest choice of brief fiction, Eric Freeze places his breathtaking expertise in provider of witty and heartbreaking storytelling. it is a awesome combine that feels remarkably easy, from "The Virgins" (an homage to Rick Moody) to the officially leading edge ("Mr. America"). A wild fabulist pressure runs all through, from "The Ice lady" to "The Invisible Invisible Man," within which a couple of overalls retains a husband out of sight. Following his award-winning Hemingway on a motorcycle, Freeze keeps to hit his stride.

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Download Dreamers in Hell (Heroes in Hell Book 14) by Nancy Asire,Yelle Hughes,Sara M. Harvey,Shebat Legion,John PDF

By Nancy Asire,Yelle Hughes,Sara M. Harvey,Shebat Legion,John Manning,Michael A. Ventrella,Bill Snider,Tom Barzcak,Richard Groller,Janet Morris,Chris Morris

ancient fable hasn't ever been darker, nor the afterlife extra dystopian.
Seven million years at the New Hell Sinday instances bestseller list...
The damned are revolting!
The underworld explodes with pleasure as devil himself rebels against
forces from on excessive. Or does he? desires are dashed and strongholds
topple because the maximum shared universe of all instances convulses with
mystery and mayhem.
Shakespeare and Marlowe start a brand new play to thrill the Devil....
Satan and Samael plot to reveal the unrepentant damned...
Before Napoleon's eyes, Caesar's villa explodes in chaos...
Goethe reveals out that hell is throughout him...
Isadora Duncan forgets that desires could be hell...
Hell's librarian throws a bash and the damned get together down... and down... Edited through Janet Morris and Chris Morris. tales via Janet Morris, Chris Morris, Sara M. Harvey, Nancy Asire, Larry Atchley Jr., Tom Barczak, Jason Cardova, Jack William Finley, Richard Groller, Michael H. Hanson, Yelle Hughes, Sarah Hulcy, Petra Jorns, Deborah Koren, Shebat Legion, John Manning, Ed McKeown, Bettina Meister, invoice Snider, Michael A. Ventrella, David L. Burkhead
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try assaulting heaven's gates and lift extra hell than they bargained
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By Jan Richman

Journalist and armchair thrill-seeker Jan Richman will get a contract task to write down concerning the nation’s vintage wood curler coasters. Jan takes to the air around the U.S. to record on a fanatical sub-culture. This picaresque examine junket dovetails with the marriage of her Tourette’s-riddled father, whom she hasn’t visible in years. Brazen and stingingly humorous, Thrill-Bent zooms from Coney Island to New Orleans to the San Fernando Valley as our heroine learns tips to be actually impulsive in a buttoned-down world.

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