Shouting In The Dark

Author: John Bramblitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762787392
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Shouting In The Dark from the Author: John Bramblitt. John Bramblitt makes his living as a visual artist. His works have been sold in over twenty different countries, and he’s received three Presidential Service awards for the art workshops he teaches. He’s painted portraits of skateboarder Tony Hawk and blues legend Pops Carter. He’s given talks about his art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and there has even been a documentary made about him. And . . . he’s blind. When Bramblitt was declared legally blind ten years ago due to complications with epilepsy, his hopes of becoming a creative writing teacher were shattered and he sunk into a deep depression. He felt disconnected from family and friends, alienated and alone. But then something amazing happened--he discovered painting. He learned to distinguish between different colored paints by feeling their textures with his fingers. He taught himself how to paint using raised lines to help him find his way around the canvas, and through something called haptic visualization, which enables him to "see" his subjects through touch. He now paints amazingly lifelike portraits of people he's never seen--including his wife and son. Shouting in the Dark is the story of Bramblitt's life, his journey navigating through this new territory of blindness, and how he ultimately rekindles his joy, passion, and relationships through art.

The Shouting In The Dark

Author: Elleke Boehmer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781910124307
Size: 68.75 MB
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The Shouting In The Dark from the Author: Elleke Boehmer. Ella has a difficult relationship with her domineering father, and with apartheid South Africa, the troubled country in which she lives. Whilst seeking political refuge in Europe Ella makes an unexpected discovery that forces her to confront both her father's ghosts and the shape of her own future. In the Netherlands, the country of his birth, her father, Ella finds, never officially recognized her existence. I have rarely read a book this transformational or darkly inspiring. A landmark in the literature of women's experience. This is a harrowing but poetically told account of a young girl's emotional abuse and in a sense, enslavement, at the hands of two badly damaged parents, set hauntingly in the context of apartheid era South Africa.' Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth

The Imaginary

Author: A.F. Harrold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408850176
Size: 57.31 MB
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The Imaginary from the Author: A.F. Harrold. Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend ? until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn't there survive without a friend to dream him up? A brilliantly funny, scary and moving read from the unique imagination of A.F. Harrold, this beautiful book is astoundingly illustrated with integrated art and colour spreads by the award-winning Emily Gravett.

The Last Guardian Of Everness

Author: John C. Wright
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429915625
Size: 15.78 MB
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The Last Guardian Of Everness from the Author: John C. Wright. The rave reviews for John Wright's science fiction trilogy, The Golden Age, hail his debut as the most important of the new century. Now, in The Last Guardian of Everness, this exciting and innovative writer proves that his talents extend beyond SF, as he offers us a powerful novel of high fantasy set in the modern age. Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the dream-gate beyond which ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. For a thousand years, Galen's family stood guard, scorned by a world which dismissed the danger as myth. Now, the minions of Darkness stir in the deep, and the long, long watch is over. Galen's patient loyalty seems vindicated. That loyalty is misplaced. The so-called Power of Light is hostile to modern ideas of human dignity and liberty. No matter who wins the final war between darkness and light, mankind is doomed either to a benevolent dictatorship or a malevolent one. And so Galen makes a third choice: the sleeping Champions of Light are left to sleep. Galen and his companions take the forbidden fairy-weapons themselves. Treason, murder, and disaster follow. The mortals must face the rising Darkness alone. An ambitious and beautifully written story, The Last Guardian of Everness is an heroic adventure that establishes John Wright as a significant new fantasist. It is just the start of a story that will conclude in the companion volume, Mists of Everness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Great Airship Of 1897

Author: J. Allan Danelek
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935487167
Size: 29.19 MB
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The Great Airship Of 1897 from the Author: J. Allan Danelek. Examines reports of a mysterious bright light suspended beneath a cigar shaped craft from California and the Midwest in late 1896 and early 1897. Proposes that the craft was an early airship, destroyed a decade before the first Zeppelin was built.

Israel Stripped Bare

Author: Dr. David Rabeeya
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477179224
Size: 28.48 MB
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Israel Stripped Bare from the Author: Dr. David Rabeeya.

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now

Author: Graeme Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307366898
Size: 41.22 MB
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The Dogs Are Eating Them Now from the Author: Graeme Smith. For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist brave enough to live full-time in the dangerous southern region. The Dogs are Eating Them Now is a highly personal narrative of our war in Afghanistan and how it went dangerously wrong. Written by a respected and fearless former foreign correspondent who has won multiple awards for his journalism (including an Emmy for the video series "Talking with the Taliban") this is a gripping account of modern warfare that takes you into back alleys, cockpits and prisons--telling stories that would have endangered his life had he published this book while still working as a journalist. From the corruption of law enforcement agents and the tribal nature of the local power structure to the economics of the drug trade and the frequent blunders of foreign troops, this is the no-holds-barred story from a leading expert on the insurgency. Smith draws on his unmatched compassion and a rare ability to cut through the noise and see the broader truths to give us a bold and candid look at the Taliban's continued influence--and at the mistakes, catastrophes and ultimate failure of the West's best intentions.

A Little Dinner Music

Author: Stephen Murabito
Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press
ISBN: 9781893311435
Size: 63.72 MB
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A Little Dinner Music from the Author: Stephen Murabito.

Wise Words And Wisdom

Author: Kaiden Stone
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1470999773
Size: 48.89 MB
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Wise Words And Wisdom from the Author: Kaiden Stone.

The Soul Consortium

Author: Simon West-Bulford
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605424056
Size: 30.79 MB
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The Soul Consortium from the Author: Simon West-Bulford. In a future so distant that time is almost without meaning, death is defeated and immortality has been made reality through instantaneous cloning and synaptic transfer. Mankind, frustrated by the futility of timeless existence, chooses extinction. All but one man. Far removed from the known universe with only one companion, an AI named Qod, Salem Ben watches the cosmos from afar and relives the digitally reproduced lives of countless souls archived in the Soul Consortium by means of a neuroimmersive device. He hopes to discover the answer to the ultimate question: What lies beyond? But at the birth of the next universe, billions of years before the pattern of life repeats its design, SalemÕs quest takes a disturbing turn. Unexplained aberrations appear among the digital souls. To hunt down their source and to continue his search for evidence of life after death, Salem endures four very different lives: Orson Roth, a serial killer in 20th-century Britain; Dominique Mancini, a spiritual medium from 16th-century Lombardy; Plantagenet Soome, a monk sent to the distant CastorÕs World; and Queen Oluvia Wade, the creator of the Soul Consortium. As the mystery unfolds, Salem is confronted by a malevolent entity which threatens the future of humanity before it can begin againÑand only Salem stands in the way of it breaking free.