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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda�s genocide.All manner of Kigali residents pass their time by the pool of the Mille-Collines hotel: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates, UN peacekeepers, prostitutes. Keeping a watchful eye is Bernard Valcourt, a jaded foreign journalist, but his closest at

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Poor Folk and Other Stories

Poor Folk was Dostoyevskys first great triumph in fiction and the work that looks forward to the double-acts and obsessions of his later genius. It takes place in a world of office , lodging-house and seamstresss rooms and consists of an impoverished love affair in letters between a copy clerk and a young girl who lives opposite him. Of the other stories in this volume T

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Gobseck(La Comedie Humaine)

Gobseck began as a cabin boy and worked his way up while traveling around the world. He became rich and a miser. His philosophy of never helping anyone because adversity is the greatest of all teachers was well known. He also believed that all the peoples of the world were really very much alike because money was the greatest common denominator.

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Annals of the Parish: or The Chronicle of Dalmailing During the Ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder(Tales of the West)

Set in rural Scotland of two hundred years ago, Annals of the Parish is a quiet gem of a novel. The narrator, the Reverend Micah Balwidder, chronicles the everyday events, big and small, funny and tragic, of the parish of Dalmailing. Reverend Balwidder is a simple man of very human strengths and weaknesses. He is a schemer yet naive, loves champion who denies his own life

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LInsurge(Jacques Vingtras 3)

Toute la vie de Valles est tendue vers la Commune. Lorsque les insurges semparent de Paris, il devient maire du XIXe arrondissement. Le lendemain de linsurrection, il est condamne a mort par contumace. Son journal, Le Cri du peuple, est interdit. Dans ce troisieme volume autobiographique, apres LEnfant et Le Bachelier, lauteur montre son heros, Jacques Vingtras, sur le

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The Amazing Absorbing Boy

Both familiar and strange, this story of a large Canadian city seen through the wide eyes of a naive and inexperienced young immigrant � wise in the culture of comic books � is both hilarious and heartbreaking.Samuel is just 17 when his mother dies and he is called to live with the father he has only heard of. He leaves his village in Trinidad and flies to Toronto, where h

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Britains Gulag : The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya

From the rear cover of this 475 page book: Britain fought in the Second World War to save the world from fascism. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler came the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya - a mass armed rebellion by the Kikuyu people demanding the return of their land and freedom. The draconian response of Britains colonial government was to detain nearly the en

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Friend of the Family

Summoned to the country estate of his wealthy uncle Colonel Yegor Rostanev, the young student Sergey Aleksandrovich finds himself thrown into a startling bedlam. For as he soon sees, his meek and kind-hearted uncle is wholly dominated by a pretentious and despotic pseudo-intellectual named Opiskin, a charlatan who has ingratiated himself with Yegors mother and now holds t

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Mtsensk Ilcesinin Lady Macbethi

Gilbert Adair, 2003 y?l?nda su guzel soruyu sormustu: Onumuzdeki elli y?l yeni bir edebi eserin yay?mlanmas?n? yasaklayacak bir kanun c?ksa bundan kim zarar gorurdu?Neyse ki cevab? biliyoruz: Hic kimse.Edebi tarih goz ard? edilmis oyle hazineler bar?nd?r?yor ki, sadece bu KAYIP KLASIKLER�in gun ?s?g?na c?kar?lmas? hem yay?nevlerini,hem edebiyat okurlar?n? bir omur boyu mes

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Sade? Yakmal? m??

K?zg?n, kars? konmaz, ofkeyle dolu, her seyde as?r?, toreler konusunda gorulmedik bir hayalleme sap?s? tas?yan, bagnazl?ga dek tanr?s?z... Bir iki lafla ben boyleyim iste diyor, sadizm terimine ad?n? veren Marquis de Sade.Kimilerine gore, insan bicimine burunmus bir mutlak kotuluk, kimilerine goreyse bir ozgurluk savunucusu... Ilk lanetli yazar...Kisiligi kadar, hayat seru

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