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Isabelle in the Afternoon (eBook, ePUB)
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'A touching exploration of passion untested by domesticity' Mail on SundayBefore Isabelle I knew nothing of sex.Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic, beautiful, older and, unlike Sam, experienced in love's many contradictions. Sam is instantly smitten - but wary of the wedding ring on her finger. What begins as a regular arrangement in Isabelle's tiny Parisian apartment transforms into a true affair of the heart, and one which lasts for decades to come. Isabelle in the Afternoon is a novel that questions what we seek, what we find, what we settle for - and shows how love, when not lived day in, day out, can become the passion of a lifetime.Praise for Douglas Kennedy'The absolute master of love stories with heart-stopping twists' THE TIMES'Kennedy is skilled at zigzag plotting, blending domestic twists with turns created by global affairs' OBSERVER

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Isabelle in the Afternoon
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'A touching exploration of passion untested by domesticity' Mail on SundayBefore Isabelle I knew nothing of sex.Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic, beautiful, older and, unlike Sam, experienced in love's many contradictions. Sam is instantly smitten - but wary of the wedding ring on her finger. What begins as a regular arrangement in Isabelle's tiny Parisian apartment transforms into a true affair of the heart, and one which lasts for decades to come. Isabelle in the Afternoon is a novel that questions what we seek, what we find, what we settle for - and shows how love, when not lived day in, day out, can become the passion of a lifetime.Praise for Douglas Kennedy'The absolute master of love stories with heart-stopping twists' THE TIMES'Kennedy is skilled at zigzag plotting, blending domestic twists with turns created by global affairs' OBSERVER

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Dee, J: Thousand Pardons
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'A Thousand Pardons is that rare thing: a genuine literary thriller. Eerily suspenseful, packed with dramatic event . . . trenchant and hilarious.' Jennifer Egan Ben and Helen Armstead have reached breaking point and it takes one afternoon - and a single act of recklessness - for Ben to deal the final blow to their marriage, spectacularly demolishing everything they built together. Helen and her teenage daughter Sara leave for Manhattan where Helen takes a job in PR - her first in many years - and discovers she has a gift for spinning crises into second chances. But can she apply her professional talent to her person life? A Thousand Pardons is an elegant, audacious, gripping and sharply observed novel about a marriage in ruins and a family in crisis; about the limits of self-invention and the seduction of self-destruction. 'Guilt, redemption and the American dream of starting afresh are [Dee's] themes in this thoroughly enjoyable comic tale.' Daily Mail 'The American novelist with his finger on the pulse.' Mark Lawson, BBC Front Row 'Shrewdly observed and compulsively readable.' Literary Review

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
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*** Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014 and Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 *** 'The Catch-22 of dentistry' Stephen King Joshua Ferris's dazzling new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is about the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene. There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world . . . Paul O'Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as he alternately marvels at and rails against the optimism of the rest of humanity. So it goes, until someone begins to impersonate Paul online. What began as an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something far more soul-frightening: the possibility that the virtual 'Paul' might be a better version of the man in the flesh . . . 'Frenetic, very funny, it confirms Ferris as a rising star of American fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Glorious . . . A very, very funny novel' BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review 'Dismayingly funny in the way that only really serious books can be' Guardian Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and The Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. In 2014 To Rise Again At A Decent Hour won the Dylan Thomas Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Joshua Ferris lives in New York.

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Eureka!

A 20-something, struggling Latino American actor gets a strange letter in the mail on a desultory Hollywood afternoon. He then decides to act on the letter's invitation and takes a flight from Los Angeles to Portland (OR). In the PDX airport, he accosts a cute Latina, and they pass the dead time with some seemingly innocent small talk. Once in Eureka (CA), the actor's grand plans for future revelation become altered. Approx. 2200 words. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. If this story were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13.

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Eureka!

A 20-something, struggling Latino American actor gets a strange letter in the mail on a desultory Hollywood afternoon. He then decides to act on the letter's invitation and takes a flight from Los Angeles to Portland (OR). In the PDX airport, he accosts a cute Latina, and they pass the dead time with some seemingly innocent small talk. Once in Eureka (CA), the actor's grand plans for future revelation become altered. Approx. 2200 words. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. If this story were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13.

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
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*** Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014 and Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 *** 'The Catch-22 of dentistry' Stephen King Joshua Ferris's dazzling new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is about the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene. There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world . . . Paul O'Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as he alternately marvels at and rails against the optimism of the rest of humanity. So it goes, until someone begins to impersonate Paul online. What began as an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something far more soul-frightening: the possibility that the virtual 'Paul' might be a better version of the man in the flesh . . . 'Frenetic, very funny, it confirms Ferris as a rising star of American fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Glorious . . . A very, very funny novel' BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review 'Dismayingly funny in the way that only really serious books can be' Guardian Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and The Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. In 2014 To Rise Again At A Decent Hour won the Dylan Thomas Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Joshua Ferris lives in New York.

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