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In the City of Love's Sleep

In the City of Love's Sleep

Author: Lavinia Greenlaw

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571337644

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This is a story about a woman and a man who meet by chance. Nothing of any importance is said, yet she suddenly turns away, leaves the room, and starts to run. She is in shock from what this man has brought back to life: an electrical affinity, a higher self, a feeling of having been woken, recognized, and desired. Iris, a museum conservator in her late forties, is in the midst of separating from her husband, with whom she has two daughters. Her house is falling down, money is tight, and her husband is unwell. The man she meets is Raif, a stalled academic whose wife has died and whose girlfriend is about to move in. He is not as mysterious as he appears. Iris and Raif have no say. For all we talk about love; name its parts; explain it to each other, it is something that just happens to us. We repeat steps laden with memory. In the City of Love's Sleep reveals love in all its inscrutable complexity: the raw nature of feeling and its uncontrollable, inconsistent, unsettling truths.

Deaf to the City

Deaf to the City

Author: Marie-Claire Blais

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 155096013X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This compelling story explores the motley crew of characters--including mother-turned-stripper Gloria, alcoholic Tim, frequent jailbird Charlie, and the suicidal wife of a rich doctor--who call the rundown Hôtel des Voyageurs home. Mesmerizing in its passion and humility, the narrative evokes the despair and innocence present in modern urban surroundings.

Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the Arts

Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the Arts

Author: M. Mianowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230360297

Category: Art

Page: 311

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Looking at representations of the Irish landscape in contemporary literature and the arts, this volume discusses the economic, political and environmental issues associated with it, questioning the myths behind Ireland's landscape, from the first Greek descriptions to present day post Celtic-Tiger architecture.

Never Live Up to Your Love

Never Live Up to Your Love

Author: Hu Taojiazi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781648462757

Category: Fiction

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Her husband had gotten Xiao San pregnant, so she went back to her parents' home in anger. She later found out that it wasn't Xiao San who ruined her marriage, but her closest family. Everyone had left, and everyone had become so unfamiliar overnight. It was as if they had never met each other before ...

Master Gu's Endless Love

Master Gu's Endless Love

Author: Qing FengFeng

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781648841064

Category: Fiction

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"Time is up, Young Master Gu. It is time to dissolve the marriage. ""Dissolved? Don't even think about it. "In her rebirth, she still had nothing. She managed it step by step and thought that she had designed it for him. She had never thought that she would be involved in it herself.She tried to get away from him, and he pursued her for thousands of miles."Young Master Gu, what's the point of this?""I've said it before, you are my woman, everywhere."

Love Me, Marietta

Love Me, Marietta

Author: Jennifer Wilde

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497698178

Category: Fiction

Page: 549

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The spellbinding New York Times–bestselling sequel to Love’s Tender Fury follows Marietta Danver as she is captured by pirates in the Caribbean and caught once again between the desires of three very different, passionate men After surviving harrowing twists of fate, Marietta Danver has finally overcome her hardscrabble past. Soon she will be the wife of Lord Derek Hawke, the English aristocrat who fought for his legacy and is about to reclaim his beloved ancestral estate. But in New Orleans, Marietta meets rakish, indigo-eyed Jeremy Bond, who both attracts and intrigues her. Then, on the eve of her voyage back to England, Marietta once more becomes the prisoner of a cruel and capricious destiny. A shocking act of violence shatters her romantic dreams. A prisoner on the high seas, she’s now at the mercy of the seductive and ruthless pirate Red Nick. It is here, on an island far from civilization, where she will again meet Jeremy Bond—a man who will risk his life over and over for the woman he loves. The Marietta Danver Trilogy also includes Love’s Tender Fury and When Love Commands.

City of Love and Ashes

City of Love and Ashes

Author: Yusuf Idris

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9781617972041

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

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A classic novel from one of the great contemporary writers of Egypt and the Middle East Cairo, January 1952. Egypt is at a critical point in its modern history, struggling to throw off the yoke of the seventy-year British occupation and its corrupt royalist allies. Hamza is a committed young radical, his goal to build a secret armed brigade to fight for freedom, independence, and national self-esteem. Fawziya is a woman with a mission too, keen to support the cause. Among the ashes of the city love may grow, but at a time of national struggle what place do personal feelings have beside the greater love for a shackled homeland? In this finely crafted novel, Yusuf Idris, best known as the master of the Arabic short story, brings to life not only some of the most human characters in modern Arabic fiction but the soul of Cairo itself and the soul of a national consciousness focused on liberation.

Master Fan’s Sweet Love: No Escape

Master Fan’s Sweet Love: No Escape

Author: Qing Tian

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647620233

Category: Fiction

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Suddenly, a low, hoarse male voice came from behind her. "You're leaving after you slept with me?""I'm sorry! I... I don't know!"Jiang Yunxi panicked and didn't know what to do. The only thing in her mind was to leave as soon as possible. She apologized subconsciously, ignored everything else, and charged forward recklessly.

Devil CEO's Fierce Love

Devil CEO's Fierce Love

Author: Qian Xun

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649354419

Category: Fiction

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Mr. Lin Wen had been married for almost two years, but his husband had never touched her. She could only silently endure her husband's indifference, her mother-in-law's difficulties, and Little San's sudden entrance into the inner circle. On her wedding anniversary, her husband finally turned around to spend the night in a luxury hotel with her. But when she woke up, she was horrified to find that the one sleeping beside her wasn't her husband, but an extraordinarily handsome and evil stranger! Since then, her world had been turned upside down. That man forcefully threatened, "From today onwards, you are my, Mu Si Zhe's, lover. You must be here whenever you are called!" "Let me go, I'm a married woman!" "You have already left this young master's mark, don't even think of escaping from me!" ... ....

The Principles of Love

The Principles of Love

Author: Emily Franklin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480452237

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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What do you really know about Love? Love’s her name, but it’s not her whole story . . . Love Bukowski is a new sophomore at Hadley Hall, the posh prep school where her father is now principal. Raised by her single dad (with more than a little help from her funky aunt Mable), almost-sixteen-year-old Love is strong willed, with a wry sense of humor—but will she fit into the world of Hadley Hall? In the made-for-TV version of her life, she’s got cool friends and hot guys galore. But being a “fac brat” makes new friends hard to come by, and the guys—well, that remains to be seen. Now Love’s got to step it up if she’s going to overcome her less-than-glamorous reality and get that walk-on role in her own fantasies.