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By Sam Snake, Emerson S Coatsworth, David Coatsworth, Francis Kagige. 1979
During the 1930s, the stories told by the elders of the Rama Ojibway Band were compiled and translated into English.… These 16 stories tell of Nanabush, one of the most powerful, and most mischievous, spirits of the Ojibway world. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 1979.
By Basil Johnston. 1981
These legends, which include "Why birds go south in winter" and "The first butterflies", are an integral part of the… spiritual and cultural heritage of the Ojibway people. For all ages.
By Montague Kobbé. 2013
Colorful detours into native lore such as a rich Dutchman s fabled courtship of a local beauty strike… grace notes that echo Marquez readers will be rewarded with the little-known tale of how the underdog country demanded its own place in the 20th century --Publishers WeeklyBest Book of 2013 Selection The Airship Black Balloon Publishing With tremendous humanity and humor the novel articulates these themes through the power of the relationships and the urgency each character demonstrates in this quest for self-determination --The Caribbean Writer This is a book about revolution and the underdog about a small isolated island fighting for recognition opportunity and justice it is a compelling tale about a curious historical episode but also a vital look at priorities perspective and the right to live in dignity issues that much like Anguilla s rebellion of 1967 are all too easily forgotten --The Island Review Readers will be rewarded with deeper insight into the political and economic turmoil engulfing that region --Historical Novel Society Revolution and historic change--words that can remain detached concepts unless we can somehow connect them with their human face and the lives behind them This is what first-time novelist Montague Kobb achieves in marvelous style and depth in The Night of the Rambler--weaving a Caribbean tapestry of places wider events the individuals shaped by them and how they ultimately come together to shape events themselves in the times leading to a revolution on Anguilla in 1967 --Maco Magazine Vivid funny and thoughtful Much like the revolution it covers it s compelling --Columbia College Chicago The Review Lab However unusual this revolution is it is a prelude to Anguilla s eventual divorce from St Kitts and Nevis before becoming a separate British territory its unconventional LOL factor could diversify an elective college course on revolutions with something bloody peaceful --New PagesOn June 9 1967 sixteen men from Anguilla a forgotten island in the Caribbean set sail aboard a thirty-five-foot sloop the Rambler to make the night-time journey to St Kitts where they intended to carry out a coup d tat and install a new government sympathetic to their separatist cause Set against the turbulent background of world politics in the sixties The Night of the Rambler tells the story of a misinformed and misconceived plan carried out incompetently by a group of scarcely trained and ill-equipped amateurs who escape calamity by mere coincidence And yet somehow the main purpose of their mission the furtherance of Anguilla s struggle to dissociate itself from the newly formed state of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla and to return to the British colonial fold is significantly strengthened by this quite possibly the most outrageous episode in the history of revolutions Loosely based on the historical facts surrounding the Anguilla Revolution of 1967 The Night of the Rambler unfolds across the fifteen hours that lapse between the moment when the rebels board the motorboat that will take them across the strait to St Kitts and the break of dawn the following day when it becomes obvious that the unaccomplished mission will have to be aborted The novel consciously moves away from the historical category purposely altering at will the sequence of facts narrated collating fully fictional episodes with vaguely accurate anecdotes and replacing the protagonists with fictional characters At turns highly dramatic and hilarious Kobb brings deep honesty to the often-unexamined righteousness of revolution With echoes of Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children Junot D az s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Mario Vargas Llosa s Conversation in the Cathedral The Night of the Rambler touches upon the universal topics of freedom and self-determination with humor and sensibility creating an alternative reality that is informed by real life but ultimately gov
By Juan Saer, Hilary Dobel. 2016
Saer is one of the best writers of today in any language --Ricardo Piglia What Saer presents marvelously is… the experience of reality and the characters attempts to write their own narratives within its excess --BookforumIn modern-day Paris Pich n Garay receives a computer disk containing a manuscript--which might be fictional or could be a memoir--by Doctor Real a nineteenth-century physician tasked with leading a group of five mental patients on a trip to a recently constructed asylum Their trip which ends in disaster and fire is a brilliant tragicomedy thanks to the various insanities of the patients among whom is a delusional man who greatly over-estimates his own importance and a nymphomaniac nun who tricks everyone--even the other patients--into sleeping with her Fascinating as a faux historical novel and written in Saer s typically gorgeous Proustian style The Clouds can be read as a metaphor for exile--a huge theme for Saer and a lot of Argentine writers--as well as an examination of madness Juan Jos Saer was the leading Argentinian writer of the post-Borges generation The author of numerous novels and short-story collections including Scars and La Grande Saer was awarded Spain s prestigious Nadal Prize in 1987 for The Event Five of his novels are available from Open Letter Books Hilary Vaughn Dobel has an MFA in poetry and translation from Columbia University She is the author of two manuscripts and in addition to Saer she has translated work by Carlos Pintado
By Branko Horvat. 1976
An anthology of contemporary Korean fiction including The Wife and Children The Post Horse Curse… Mountains Kapitan Ri The Winter and A Dream of Good Fortune
By Beatriz Rivas. 2017
Yan vivi el resto de su existencia con el peso del sobreviviente Un peso invisible pero… despiadado A lo largo de la historia y hoy en d a miles de migrantes huyen a diario de la miseria de la violencia de la guerra de la hambruna de la injusticia arriesgando la vida en busca de una utop a de una tierra donde empezar de nuevo y poder trabajar y vivir con dignidad pero la realidad suele ser cruel e implacable She Yan el protagonista de esta novela tiene apenas quince a os cuando viaja de China hacia M xico en busca de una mejor vida pues la sequ a en Cant n empuja a su familia a dejar lo m s querido para asegurar la sobrevivencia Y as en pleno a o 1910 llega a Torre n ciudad en el norte del pa s donde se esmera en el trabajo sin queja y con devoci n hasta que la ignorancia la envidia y el odio lo envuelven en un torbellino de sangre y muerte Vital y cruda amorosa y despiadada esta novela inicia con una masacre y llega a territorios insospechados en los que M a la hija mexicana de Yan descubrir un camino hacia el reencuentro con un pasado doloroso y entra able que la har transformarse Jam s nadie podr entender la intolerancia el rechazo a lo distinto El racismo la xenofobia El odio irracional ante lo extra o lo extranjero La cr tica ha dicho Beatriz Rivas nos muestra que cualquier indicio es suficiente para desdoblarnos en otros para crear mundos cargados de complejidad matizados siempre por un punto de vista humano anal tico po tico y er tico Y ello s lo se consigue por medio de un oficio literario constante y bien empleado Universidad de M xico El impulso por escribir Todas mis vidas posibles tercera novela de Beatriz Rivas le vino luego de buscar su nombre en Google y encontrar un sinf n de vidas posibles mientras el hilo conductor de la novela surge a ra z de una carta de William Coday un convicto en Estados Unidos quien se puso en contacto con la autora a prop sito de La hora sin diosas primer trabajo literario de la autora que impresion al preso Su novela es una exploraci n sobre la naturaleza humana pero visto desde los personajes femeninos El Clar n
By Antoine Volodine, Jeffrey Zuckerman. 2017
Part post-apocalyptic adventure story and part scathing critique of humanity, Volodine’s award-winning novel takes place after the fall of the… Second Soviet Union against a bleak, almost Tarkovskian landscape. A number of damaged individuals wander this nuclear winter seeking safety, both from the elements and from the psychotic Solovyei who invades people’s dreams and torments them for thousands of years.
By Drew Hayden Taylor. 2008
Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comic and sardonic commentator on the endless gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful… misunderstandings that continue to characterize social interactions between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor's stories in Fearless Warriors are a full frontal assault on stereotypes of all kinds and an edifying affirmation of humanity unlike anything else in fiction.
By John Ridley. 2002
An evocative novel of an aspiring black comics rise to near-fame and fortune during the Rat Pack era, by the… author of Everybody Smokes in Hell and Stray Dogs. What do you want? I want the Ed Sullivan Show. At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, like a lot of black Americans, comedian Jackie Mann wanted to be somebody. And for him there was only one way to achieve that: to make it big. Make it, no matter the cost: friends, family, one's own self-esteem and self-respect. This is the story of a young man's journey from Harlem to stardom, a story of Hollywood royalty, New York glitterati, Vegas Mafiosi, Northern bigotry, and Southern racism. This is a story of love, honor, betrayal, and redemption; of fame bought and paid for by any means necessary. It is the story of one man's desire and an entire race's demands, and the incredible moment when the two came together as one. This is the story of Jackie Mann.
By Ondjaki. 2014
BY THE WINNER OF THE 2013 JOSÉ SARAMAGO PRIZEAN AFRICA39/UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE 2014 TOP AFRICAN WRITER UNDER 40A GUARDIAN… TOP FIVE AFRICAN WRITER, 2012WINNER OF THE GRINZANE PRIZE FOR BEST YOUNG WRITER, 2010By the beaches of Luanda, the Soviets are building a grand mausoleum in honour of the Comrade President. Granmas are whispering: houses, they say, will be dexploded, and everyone will have to leave. With the help of his friends Charlita and Pi (whom everyone calls 3.14), and with assistance from Dr. Rafael KnockKnock, the Comrade Gas Jockey, the amorous Gudafterov, crazy Sea Foam, and a ghost, our young hero must decide exactly how much trouble he's willing to face to keep his Granma safe in Bishop's Beach.Energetic and colourful, impish and playful, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret is a charming coming-of-age story from the next rising star in African literature.
By Joe Klein, Anonymus. 2006
A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic… story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and amazement, as the governor mixes calculation and sincerity in his not-so-above-board campaign for the presidency.From the Hardcover edition.
By Charlotte Mandell, Brian Evenson, Mathias Énard. 2010
One of the truly original books of the decade--written as a single, hypnotic, propulsive, physically irresistible sentence--Zone tells the story… of a French Intelligence agent on his way to the Vatican to sell a briefcase of secrets. Over the course of his train ride, he thinks back over his life and all the damage he's caused in this violent century.
By Margaret Daymond, Lauretta Ngcobo. 1990
This is the untold story of the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, told by a woman who lived it. It… is the story of the ordinary women of South Africa who, forced to scratch a living from the land, still found the strength to ask for respect and, in the process, made a revolution.
By Chris Turner, Michael Adams, Will Ferguson, Gare Joyce, Jody Mitic. 2017
The Look Book offers a sample of groundbreaking and exciting new books on the Fall 2017 Simon & Schuster Canada… list. <P><P>Dip into the latest masterwork from the winner of Canada’s top fiction prize. Hear stories from Canada’s courageous veterans. Consider the future of our country with an investigation into the oil sands and a look at the risks Canadians face in the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump. And because it’s not Fall in Canada without talking hockey, curl up with a book about our country’s most notable sports team. <P><P>With chapter excerpts from the following Fall 2017 new releases: The Shoe on the Roof, by Will Ferguson Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces, by Jody Mitic The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, by Chris Turner Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit, by Michael Adams Young Leafs: The Making of a New Hockey History, by Gare Joyce Look back, look around, and look forward. <P><P>Happy Reading! The Team at Simon & Schuster Canada If you would like to learn more about any of our authors or the titles featured, please visit us at SimonandSchuster.ca, follow us on Twitter at @SimonSchusterCA, or like us at Facebook.com/SimonandSchusterCanada.
By Robert Barr, Douglas Lochhead. 1973
By John Feffer. 2016
Part Field Notes from a Catastrophe, part 1984, part World War Z, John Feffer's striking new dystopian novel, takes us… deep into the battered, shattered world of 2050. The European Union has broken apart. Multiethnic great powers like Russia and China have shriveled. America's global military footprint has virtually disappeared and the United States remains united in name only. Nationalism has proven the century's most enduring force as ever-rising global temperatures have supercharged each-against-all competition and conflict among the now 300-plus members of an increasingly feeble United Nations.As he navigates the world of 2050, Julian West offers a roadmap for the path we're already on, a chronicle of impending disaster, and a faint light of hope. He may be humanity's last best chance to explain how the world unraveled-if he can survive the savage beauty of the Splinterlands.John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. In 2012-2013, he was also an Open Society Fellow looking at the transformations that have taken place in Eastern Europe since 1989. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. He has also produced six plays, including three one-man shows, and published a novel.
By Stephanie Mcmillan. 2013
From the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a character-driven tale about our threatened environment and the… practicality of putting contemporary revolutionary strategy into action. In The Minimum Security Chronicles, the latest long-form narrative from Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award-winning cartoonist Stephanie McMillan, lifelong friends Kranti and Bananabelle are rounded up during a protest and locked in a pen by a faraway railroad track. After their escape, when trying to gain proof of their capture, Kranti discovers the future site of a nuclear power plant. After attempting to shut it down, she learns of an even more ecologically dangerous enterprise: a massive geo-engineering project scheduled to begin in a matter of weeks. And so begins the tale of a group of friends--among them an apolitical computer programmer, an aspiring musician who joins the Occupy movement, a lovestruck community gardener, a militant bunny and a guinea pig theorist--who try to halt the plans of evil corporate overlords bent on destroying the earth for profit.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Marguerite Duras, Kazim Ali. 2016
"Duras's language and writing shine like crystals."--The New Yorker"A spectacular success. . . . Duras is at the height of… her powers."--Edmund WhiteAvailable for the first time in English, Abahn Sabana David is a late-career masterpiece from one of France's greatest writers.Late one evening, David and Sabana--members of a communist group--arrive at a country house where they meet Abahn, the man they've been sent to guard and eventually kill for his perceived transgressions. A fourth man arrives (also named Abahn), and throughout the night these four characters discuss existential ideas of understanding, capitalism, violence, revolution, and dogs, while a gun lurks in the background the entire time.Suspenseful and thought-provoking, Duras's novel calls to mind the plays of Samuel Beckett in the way it explores human existence and suffering in the confusing contemporary world.Marguerite Duras wrote dozens of plays, film scripts, and novels, including The Ravishing of Lol Stein, The Sea Wall, and Hiroshima, Mon Amour. She's most well-known for The Lover, which received the Goncourt Prize in 1984 and was made into a film in 1992. This is her third book to be published by Open Letter. Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, and novelist, and has published a translation of Water's Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri in addition to co-translating Duras's L'Amour. He teaches at Oberlin College and the University of Southern Maine.
By J. T. Mahany, Antoine Volodine. 2015
"The interconnected works of Volodine--think Faulkner, but after an apocalypse--constitute the most exciting project in contemporary French literature."--Maria ClementiThat is… what we had called post-exoticism. It was a construction connected to revolutionary shamanism and literature. . . . It was an interior construction, a withdrawal, a secret welcoming land, but also something offensive that participated in the plot of certain unarmed individuals against the capitalist world and its countless ignominies. This fight was now confined solely to Bassmann's lips.Like with Antoine Volodine's other works (Minor Angels, We Monks & Soldiers), Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven takes place in a corrupted future where a small group of radical writers--those who practice "post-exoticism"--have been jailed by those in power and are slowly dying off. But before Lutz Bassmann, the last post-exoticist writer, passes away, a couple journalists will try and pry out all the secrets of this powerful literary movement.With its explanations of several key "post-exoticist" terms that appear in Volodine's other books, Lesson Eleven provides a crucial entryway into one of the most ambitious literary projects of recent times: a project exploring the revolutionary power of literature.Antoine Volodine is the author of dozens of books under a few different pseudonyms, including Lutz Bassmann and Manuela Draeger. These novels--several of which are available in English--articulate a post-exoticist universe filled with secrets, revolutionary writers, and spiders.J. T. Mahany is a graduate of the University of Rochester's MA in Literary Translation Studies program and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the University of Arkansas.
By Paco Ignacio Taibo, Subcomandante Marcos. 1999
"Great writers by definition are outriders, raiders of a sort, sweeping down from wilderness territories to disturb the peace, overrun… the status quo and throw into question everything we know to be true. . . . On its face, the novel is a murder mystery, and at the book's heart, always, is a deep love of Mexico and its people." --Los Angeles TimesSubcomandante Marcos is a spokesperson and strategist for the Zapatistas, an indigenous insurgency movement based in Mexico.Paco Ignacio Taibo II is the author of numerous works of award-winning fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in many languages around the world. He lives in Mexico City.