The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Author: Keith Fleming
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060959304
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side from the Author: Keith Fleming. At sixteen, Keith Fleming is so miserably defiant that he is locked in an adolescent mental hospital. Filled with despair, Keith's life is literally saved by his uncle, the writer Edmund White. Keith soon finds himself transformed as Uncle Ed arranges treatment for Keith's disfiguring acne, enrolls him in prep school, and instructs his nephew in a worldly view of life and love. Meanwhile, Uncle Ed is both strapped for cash and completely caught up in the beehive of social and sexual activity of 1970s gay Manhattan. By turns lyrical, funny, and poignant, The Boy with the Thorn in His Side is full of fascinating characters and unexpected twists -- at once an odyssey into the extremes of the American 1970s, a universal tale of star-crossed teenage love, and an account of a deeply sensitive young person's struggle to find his place in the world.

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Author: Chantelle Atkins
Publisher: Autharium
ISBN: 1780250428
Size: 72.33 MB
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side from the Author: Chantelle Atkins. Having moved towns to escape his mothers ex-boyfriend/stalker, Danny is consumed with anger, and he just wants to fight. It’s what he does best. He soon makes friends with the local misfits and troublemakers and finds himself embarking on a thrilling musical journey. We follow his exploits with school bullies, the girl from the nice end of town, and his attempts to scare boyfriends away from his beautiful single mother. However things become darker when she is swept off her feet by powerful local nightclub owner, Lee Howard. Danny finds he has met his match; Howard is a dangerous psychopath, who seems to be addicted to violence, and there are very few adults who will believe a word Danny says. The story is told from both points of view, Danny's and Howard's. Who is he, and what does he ultimately want from Danny? With his own personal soundtrack in his head, Danny explores the power of music, how it gives him hope, and becomes an obsession; "I was standing on the edge of a great swelling discovery; music. I felt like I was turning the pages of a good book faster and faster, but that I would never get to the end, I would never discover all of the music." A story about music, dreams, first love, the friends who would do anything to save you, and the choice between escaping, or fighting back…

Author: Коллін Мак-Каллоу
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171232238
Size: 77.17 MB
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from the Author: Коллін Мак-Каллоу. Чуттєва та зворушлива історія кохання. Забороненого кохання, що долає роки і кілометри, обітниці і закони. Знову і знову три покоління жінок Клірі припускатимуться тих самих помилок, відвойовуючи в долі право на щастя. Для Меґґі Клірі — це католицький священик Ральф де Брікассар. Та, заплативши за коротку мить ніжності найдорожчу ціну, втративши одного разу вкрадене в Бога, Меґґі колись знайде відповідь, що змушує кидатися на тернину маленьку пташку з піснею любові…

Author: Клер К.
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171200255
Size: 48.31 MB
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from the Author: Клер К.. П’ятнадцятирічна Клері вважала себе звичайнісіньким підлітком, доки одного чудового дня не з’ясувала, що належить до давнього роду таємничих Мисливців за тінями. Багато століть її предки захищали світ від темних сил. І тепер хай стережуться демони, чаклуни, вовкулаки та вампіри! Настав її час взяти до рук зброю…

Angel Of Death Retribution

Author: H Edward Newton
Publisher: eNewton publishing
ISBN: 9781411615885
Size: 18.11 MB
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Angel Of Death Retribution from the Author: H Edward Newton. Part Two What if Lucifer was cast down from Heaven by the courage of a little boy? What if that same little boy came to Earth? And what if Lucifer sought to exact his revenge on the child, today? Jacob Meridian is caught up in the pursuit of the boy, now that he understands the true nature of Phillip and why Lucifer is obsessed with destroying the child. Michael thinks that he leads the chase, but in truth, they follow a carefully laid trail by the adversary. Jaydee Worthington, a beautiful young reporter, has joined the team by happenstance. She is a woman after Jacob's heart and an unsuspecting host of the evil denizen. Together they must cross the In-Betweens. They have joined in a race that will take them to the origin of man; the battleground for a final conflict between good and the ultimate evil.

The Smiths A Murderous Desire

Author: Diego Ballani
Publisher: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8862314566
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The Smiths A Murderous Desire from the Author: Diego Ballani. Appena un lustro è bastato agli Smiths per plasmare l’immaginario di numerose generazioni di ascoltatori. A un certo punto, nell’Inghilterra di metà anni Ottanta irrigidita da una recrudescenza conformista, arrivarono loro, quattro ragazzi della working class capaci di slanci poetici, virulenti e assoluti. Un gruppo che, a dispetto dell’immagine ordinaria, si faceva portavoce di sentimenti inconfessabili, dell’insofferenza nei confronti delle convenzioni sociali, di un romanticismo stridulo e scomposto. Nei testi arguti e densi di riferimenti letterari del vocalist Morrissey trovavano spazio la confusione sessuale e sociale, la vulnerabilità e la violenza, l’alienazione e la solitudine, l’oscillazione tra la sensazione di inutilità e la volontà di conquistare il mondo. Sarà una rivoluzione copernicana, in un’epoca di rampantismo e disimpegno. Le liriche di Morrissey e le suadenti melodie del chitarrista Johnny Marr sapranno incarnare lo spirito di quella parte d’Albione alla ricerca di un salvacondotto, anche estetico, allo squallore del thatcherismo. Canzoni come This Charming Man, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out e How Soon Is Now? saranno foriere di una deriva dei sentimenti che diverrà paradigma. Perché quello che gli Smiths hanno saputo offrire non è stato solo un inossidabile repertorio di canzoni e atteggiamenti provocatori, ma una complessa ragnatela di miti e riti atti a creare l’illusione di un rapporto esclusivo con ciascuno dei propri seguaci. Una sensazione che resterà inscritta nell’opus della band e che si è tramandata intatta fino ai giorni nostri.

Bird People And Other Stories

Author: Chantelle Atkins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532893902
Size: 74.31 MB
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Bird People And Other Stories from the Author: Chantelle Atkins. Boredom, loneliness, alienation, friendship, revenge, first love, violence, dreams, fractured families and broken communities. A twisted plot to exact revenge on a school bully, a teenage alcoholic who dreams of being a singer, a young girl's developing obsession with a boy from the wrong side of town, a lonely boy's attempt to collect strangers as friends, and a chilling glimpse into a future where owning seeds and growing food is banned. A unique collection of dark and edgy short stories and character snapshots, all connected in some way to the novels by Chantelle Atkins.

Kresalo

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786175850077
Size: 53.85 MB
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Kresalo from the Author: Hans Christian Andersen.

Latin Lovers

Author: Erasmo Guerra
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Latin Lovers from the Author: Erasmo Guerra. Did you notice him through the dim haze of the cantina? Or in the crush of bodies on Latin night at the local club? Maybe on a backpacking trip South of the border, during a night of civil unrest? You remember a face stark as Zapata or Ricardo Montalban, the trace of a moustache, dark-coiled eyes, a saint's smile of desire. Will he take you like Villa to the other side of love, or are Latin men not the romantics they are cracked up to be? How real is that machismo? This book explores the myth and the reality of the Latin Lover. This collection of true stories captures every mariachi trumpet of elation or bandeneon cry of misery stories in which bodies, culture and language collide.