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Zone 23
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ZONE 23 ... a darkly comic dystopian satire about being human, all-too-human, featuring two of the most endearing Anti-Social anti-heroes that ever rebelled against the forces of Normality. Set in the post-catastrophic future, in a peaceful, prosperous, corporate-controlled society where all dissent and non-conformity has been pathologized, and the human race is being genetically corrected in order to establish everlasting peace on Earth, Zone 23 is a hilarious, heartbreaking affirmation of the anarchic human spirit, and a defiant departure from the norms of both the genre sci-fi and literary novel. C. J. Hopkins is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning stage plays, including Horse Country, screwmachine/eyecandy, and The Extremists. His political satire and commentary has appeared on NPR Berlin, in CounterPunch, ColdType, and other journals, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc., and have been produced in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands. Critical acclaim for Hopkins' previous work ... "A brilliant (and hilarious) critique of the emptiness of American life and the meaninglessness of the popular culture that attempts to fill the void" -- Toronto Globe & Mail "A blistering revelation ... Hopkins' body of work owes a huge debt to the absurdists and so manages to blast beyond the merely political or allegorical to the existential" -- Time Out New York "Sharp, brilliant, intense, fast-moving, made for the moment we live in" -- The Scotsman, Edinburgh "A gripping satire, which spills into sinister weirdness." -- Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

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Stand: 27.10.2020
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Zone 23
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ZONE 23 ... a darkly comic dystopian satire about being human, all-too-human, featuring two of the most endearing Anti-Social anti-heroes that ever rebelled against the forces of Normality. Set in the post-catastrophic future, in a peaceful, prosperous, corporate-controlled society where all dissent and non-conformity has been pathologized, and the human race is being genetically corrected in order to establish everlasting peace on Earth, Zone 23 is a hilarious, heartbreaking affirmation of the anarchic human spirit, and a defiant departure from the norms of both the genre sci-fi and literary novel. C. J. Hopkins is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning stage plays, including Horse Country, screwmachine/eyecandy, and The Extremists. His political satire and commentary has appeared on NPR Berlin, in CounterPunch, ColdType, and other journals, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc., and have been produced in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands. Critical acclaim for Hopkins' previous work ... "A brilliant (and hilarious) critique of the emptiness of American life and the meaninglessness of the popular culture that attempts to fill the void" -- Toronto Globe & Mail "A blistering revelation ... Hopkins' body of work owes a huge debt to the absurdists and so manages to blast beyond the merely political or allegorical to the existential" -- Time Out New York "Sharp, brilliant, intense, fast-moving, made for the moment we live in" -- The Scotsman, Edinburgh "A gripping satire, which spills into sinister weirdness." -- Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

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Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guides: Tips...
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Based on one of the most wildly popular, fastest-growing free daily e-mail subscription services, this Hungry Girl original audiobook is filled with survival strategies for anyone who wants to make guilt-free eating choices, anywhere, anytime. Learn how to "chew the right thing" from any and every restaurant menu, on airplanes, and even from the hotel mini bar. Get the 411 on guilt-free cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, successful snacking at the office, and how to survive salad bars and brunch buffets. Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide is brimming with tips and tricks for making smarter food choices no matter where you are. Told with Hungry Girl's inimitable wit and sassy style, Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide will help you tackle any and every food challenge. No problem. Track list: 1. Welcome and Introduction Dining Out 2. General Tips and American Cuisine3. Sushi4. Chinese Food5. Italian Food6. Mexican Food7. Fast Food8. Buffets9. Wrap Up Travel 10. General tips11. Airplanes and Airports12. Hotels and Mini Bars13. Cruises14. Road Trips15. Wrap Up Holidays, Events, and Parties 16. General Tips17. Cocktail Parties and Upscale Events18. Casual Parties19. Holiday Meals20. Candy-Centric Holidays21. BBQs and Cookouts22. Wrap Up Out and About 23. General Tips24. At the Office25. Movie Theaters26. Coffee Shops27. Mall Food and the Food Court28. The Beach29. Sporting Events and Concerts30. Theme Parks, Carnivals, and the County Fair31. Ice Cream Shops32. The Bar Scene, Girls' Night Out, and every other Event Involving Alcohol33. Out and About - Wrap Up 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Lillien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000920/bk_aren_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 27.10.2020
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Inventing English
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Why is there such a striking difference between English spelling and English pronunciation? How did our relatively simple grammar rules develop? What are the origins of regional dialect, literary language, and everyday speech, and what do they have to do with you? Based on the enormous success of his video and lecture series and the widespread popularity of his public speaking events, Seth Lerer's "Inventing English" is a masterful, engaging history of a language constantly in flux. Many scholars and journalists have written about the changing nature of our grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments in the larger history of English, reconstructing an epic tale of creation, celebration, and reinvention. Lerer begins in the seventh century with the poet Caedmon teaching himself to sing our earliest poem in English. Then, we meet the scribes of Peterborough Abbey, who recorded changing grammar. The Great Vowel Shift can be traced to the spelling choices of personal letter writers in the fifteenth-century, and in 1755, Samuel Johnson produced his Dictionary. Lerer describes the differences between English and American usage and the link between regional dialect and race, class, and gender. He tells his own story of growing up in an immigrant community in Brooklyn, torn between a desire to"better"himself through proper English and his love for the melodic, Italian-Yiddish mash-ups of his childhood. Contact with foreign languages, popular culture, advertising, the Internet, and e-mail continue to shape English for future generations. In conclusion, Lerer wonders whether globalization and technology have turned English into a world language and reflects on what has been preserved and what has been lost.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 27.10.2020
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Beautiful Ruins
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'Romantic, very funny...Turbo-charged satire meets a Garcia Marquezesque love story. What's not to like? Daily Mail The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away in Hollywood, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the woman he last saw at his hotel fifty years before. Gloriously inventive, funny, tender and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a novel full of fabulous and yet very flawed people, all of them striving towards another sort of life, a future that is both delightful and yet, tantalizingly, seems just out of reach. 'Just about the perfect summer read . . . Reading hours fly by and reaching the final page feels like a genuine wrench' Sunday Times

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 27.10.2020
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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers
19,90 CHF *
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Seattle Times • The Globe and Mail • Kirkus Reviews • Daily Mail • The Vancouver Sun From the author of The Italian Teacher and The Imperfectionists comes a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Look in the back of the book for a conversation between Tom Rachman and J. R. Moehringer Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers. Tom Rachman-an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters-has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman's reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers 'Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history.'-Janet Maslin, The New York Times 'A superb follow-up to 2010's The Imperfectionists . . . ambitious and engaging.'-The Seattle Times 'Engaging and inventive . . . full of wonderfully quirky, deeply flawed, but lovable characters . . . On the spectrum of interesting literary childhoods, Tooly Zylberberg-the protagonist of Tom Rachman's second novel-would rank somewhere in the vicinity of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist.'-San Francisco Chronicle 'I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible.'-Ron Charles, The Washington Post '[A] read-it-all-in-one-weekend book.'-The New Republic 'A compelling page-turner . . . intricate, sprawling, and almost Dickensian.'-USA Today

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 27.10.2020
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Zone 23
37,90 CHF *
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ZONE 23 ... a darkly comic dystopian satire about being human, all-too-human, featuring two of the most endearing Anti-Social anti-heroes that ever rebelled against the forces of Normality. Set in the post-catastrophic future, in a peaceful, prosperous, corporate-controlled society where all dissent and non-conformity has been pathologized, and the human race is being genetically corrected in order to establish everlasting peace on Earth, Zone 23 is a hilarious, heartbreaking affirmation of the anarchic human spirit, and a defiant departure from the norms of both the genre sci-fi and literary novel. C. J. Hopkins is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning stage plays, including Horse Country, screwmachine/eyecandy, and The Extremists. His political satire and commentary has appeared on NPR Berlin, in CounterPunch, ColdType, and other journals, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc., and have been produced in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands. Critical acclaim for Hopkins' previous work ... 'A brilliant (and hilarious) critique of the emptiness of American life and the meaninglessness of the popular culture that attempts to fill the void' -- Toronto Globe & Mail 'A blistering revelation ... Hopkins' body of work owes a huge debt to the absurdists and so manages to blast beyond the merely political or allegorical to the existential' -- Time Out New York 'Sharp, brilliant, intense, fast-moving, made for the moment we live in' -- The Scotsman, Edinburgh 'A gripping satire, which spills into sinister weirdness.' -- Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 27.10.2020
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Park City, Tennessee
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Park City was incorporated in 1907 as a Tennessee municipality. From its inception in the 1890s, Park City became a melting pot of Greek, Swiss, Jewish, African American, German, Italian, and Scotch-Irish entrepreneurs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cal Johnson, a former slave and resident of Park City, became one of the wealthiest men in Tennessee. Johnson invested in race horses, taverns, and real estate, and he operated a race track in Burlington on the eastern edge of Park City. The half-mile track is still intact as a city street known as Speedway Circle. Today, Park City is a virtual museum of Victorian homes designed by mail-order architect and Park City resident George F. Barber. The residence he designed and built for himself still stands on Washington Avenue. Other highlights include Park City's pre--'Civil War history and important trade expositions of national significance hosted in Park City from 1910 to 1913. In 1917, Park City was annexed into the city of Knoxville, but the community retained its cultural and historical identity for many years around Chilhowee Park. Once a privately owned estate and lake. Chilhowee Park became Park City's social center, welcoming such notable figures as Teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, and Louis Armstrong.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 27.10.2020
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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers
12,90 CHF *
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Seattle Times • The Globe and Mail • Kirkus Reviews • Daily Mail • The Vancouver Sun From the author of The Italian Teacher and The Imperfectionists comes a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Look in the back of the book for a conversation between Tom Rachman and J. R. Moehringer Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers. Tom Rachman-an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters-has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman's reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers 'Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history.'-Janet Maslin, The New York Times 'A superb follow-up to 2010's The Imperfectionists . . . ambitious and engaging.'-The Seattle Times 'Engaging and inventive . . . full of wonderfully quirky, deeply flawed, but lovable characters . . . On the spectrum of interesting literary childhoods, Tooly Zylberberg-the protagonist of Tom Rachman's second novel-would rank somewhere in the vicinity of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist.'-San Francisco Chronicle 'I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible.'-Ron Charles, The Washington Post '[A] read-it-all-in-one-weekend book.'-The New Republic 'A compelling page-turner . . . intricate, sprawling, and almost Dickensian.'-USA Today

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 27.10.2020
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