Long John Silver Vol. 1: Lady Vivian Hastings by Dorison, Xavier; Mathieu Lauffray (Illus.)
Twenty years after the events of Treasure Island, Lady Vivian Hastings knocks on Dr Livesey's door. Her hated husband has sent word from the Amazon: He has found the fabled city of Guiana-Capac, and his brother is to sell the entire domain to pay for an expedition, dispossessing Vivian in the process. So the lady has come to seek the one man who can help her: Long John Silver…
Cinebook Recounts Vol. 2: The Falklands War by Rideau, J; B. Asso; D. Chauvin; M. Uderzo
In 1982, conflict erupts between Great Britain and Argentina, putting important forces into play. Argentina decides to seize the Falkland Islands, which had been occupied by the United Kingdom since the beginning of the 19th century. On April 2, an island landing of Argentine forces succeeds, taking the government of Margaret Thatcher by surprise. Argentina asserts its sovereignty over the Islands. While hoping for a diplomatic solution, No. 10 Downing Street prepares a large-scale operation to regain control of the Falkland Islands. Along with the use of traditional combat techniques, these operations also provide an extraordinary test of modern electronic weaponry.
Yakari Vol. 8: Yakari And The White Fleece by Derib (Illus.)
A strange eagle has wounded a brave from Yakari's tribe and stolen his talisman. To recover it and allow the man to wake from his unnatural slumber, young Yakari will have to climb a mountain to find the eagle's nest. Forced to go alone when Little Thunder can't follow anymore, he will have to make new friends-with sure feet and warm coats-and brave the majestic bird's proud anger.
Donovan Twins: Olympic Mind Games by Ronsson, Robert
2012 - Britain is gripped by Olympic Games fever, the world has a climate crisis, and his twin sister is an Olympic swimming sensation, but 13-year-old Jack Donovan has something much more worrying on his mind. A sinister face from Jack's nightmare has appeared as a game icon on his computer and he is convinced a superior intelligence is responsible. The supposedly simple computer game becomes hypnotic and draws him in, totally. Someone or something is playing mind games. Hiding out in the safest place in the UK - London's Olympic Village - Jack is fighting a force committed to global destruction. When the survival of the planet is at stake and there's only one person in the world you can trust, would you be able to stay in the game?
Tiger Isle: A Government Of Thieves by E.S. Shankar
Mixing suspense with humor and pathos, E.S. Shankar's original and stunning debut novel is a classic story of endemic corruption in South East Asia and its racial, multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural democratic.
My Funeral Gondola by Fiona Sze-Lorrain
In her second book of poetry, Fiona Sze-Lorrain writes about rifts and departures, memory and experience. With lyricism and restraint, her poems meditate on the bittersweet struggles and inner intensities of a solitary life. Like a vessel moving smoothly on an impressionistic surface, My Funeral Gondola explores time and language, suggesting the dark shapes and emotional currents beneath. These graceful poems arise out of a supremely concentrated attention.
Mouse Deer Kingdom, The by Tei Chiew-Siah
The year is 1905 and Chai Mingzhi, an immigrant newly arrived in the port-town of Malacca, takes Engi, an indigenous boy from the tropical forest, to live with him. Trapped in a realm he doesn't recognize and finding himself caught up in Chai Mingzhi's bitter personal affairs, Engi quickly learns to take on the shape of the legendary mouse deer in order to survive in the outside world. Twenty years later, Engi sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding Chai's past, his tireless quest for the land where the grand Minang Villa is built, and the tragedy that destroyed him. The Mouse Deer Kingdom is a tale of love and betrayal against the backdrop of a troubled time when hundreds of thousands of Chinese fled poverty and the Qing Empire for Southeast Asia, where their arrival unsettled native life in their new home.
One Spoon On This Earth by Hyun Ki-Young
An autobiographical novel that takes a life to pieces, putting forward not a coherent, straightforward narrative, but a series of dazzling images ranging from the ordinary to the unbelievable, fished from the depths of the author's memory as well as from the stream of his day-to-day life as an adult author. Interweaving flashes of the horrific Jeju Uprising and the Korean War with pleasant family anecdotes, stories of schoolroom cruelty, and bizarre digressions into his personal mythology, One Spoon on this Earth stands a sort of digest of contemporary Korean history as it might be seen through the lens of one man's life and opinions.
Children Of The Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani
Deep in Tehran's Evin Prison, Azar gives birth to a baby girl. Corridors away, Amir is making a bracelet out of date stones. He hopes that one day his daughter will hold it in her hands. As a camera shutter closes, three children are fixed in time. These children cannot remember their mothers' faces, but their mothers will treasure the photos, daring to imagine the life that goes on beyond prison walls. Revolution has torn the future from the past, but these children, the children of the jacaranda tree, will have the chance to grow. They will go into exile, they will find love and they will return home to Iran. But they will also have to confront the terrible legacies passed from one generation to the next when the cold boot of history stamps on individual lives. This is a novel about the ghosts of revolution. It is a novel about forging the future when your past is too painful to remember. It is a novel that you will never forget.
House With Sunken Courtyard, The by Kim Won-Il
An occasionally terrifying and always vivid portrayal of what it was like to live as a refugee immediately after the end of the Korean War. This novel is based on the author's own experience in his early teens in Daegu, in 1954, and depicts six families that survive the hard times together in the same house, weathering the tiny conflicts of interest and rivalries that spring up in such close quarters, but nonetheless offering one another sympathy and encouragement as fellow sufferers of the same national misfortune: brothers and sisters in privation.
Dogs At The Perimeter by Thien, Madeleine
One starless night Janie's childhood was swept away by the terrors of the Khmer Rouge. Exiled from Phnom Penh, Janie and her family were forced to live out in the open: cold, hungry and under constant surveillance. Caught up in a political storm which brought starvation to millions, tore families apart and changed the world forever, Janie lost everyone she loved. Now, three decades later, Janie's life in Montreal is unravelling and she must finally confront the demons of her past. Weaving together the threads of Janie's life, Dogs at the Perimeter evokes totalitarianism through the eyes of a little girl, and draws a remarkable map of the mind's battle with memory, loss and the horrors of war.
Book Thief, The by Zusak, Markus
Here is a small fact - You are going to die 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. Some Important Information - This novel is narrated by Death. It's a small story, about: a girl an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery. Another thing you should know - death will visit the book thief three times.
Soy Sauce For Beginners by Chen, Kristin
Gretchen Lin leaves her heart in San Francisco, moves back to her childhood home in Singapore, and finds herself face-to-face with the twin headaches she's been avoiding her entire adult life: her mother's drinking problem and the machinations of her father's soy sauce business. In the midst of increasing pressure from her father to remain permanently in Singapore--and pressure from her mother to do just the opposite--Gretchen must decide whether she will return to married life as a student at the San Francisco Conservatory or sacrifice everything and join her family's crusade to spread artisanal soy to the world.
Fairytales In The End by De Rozario, Tania; Eric Low; Ng Yi-Sheng
These are fairytales -but not quite your regular tales of the damsel in distress and knight in shining armour. These are modern tales of love, identity, and belonging…not mere romantic pizzazz, but some of the things that really matter at the end of it all. This book is available at The Substation Box Office - please email: email@example.com
Odds And Sods by Gray, Lawrence
This is a collection of short stories and essays from Lawrence Gray, a much-loved screenplay-writer. The work is unpredictable and varied. The items range from straightforward tales in classic short story format to work that are more experimental in nature.
Rain On The Pacific Coast by Elbert Siu Ping Lee
Rain on the Pacific Coast is a tapestry of human experience in which desires and passing worlds criss-cross, collude, and collide. Each poem is a tiny spark that flies off in various types of encounter, giving significance and illumination to seemingly brief and mundane moments of daily existence.
Shadows In Deferment by Linder, Birgit Bunzel
A distinguished single-author poetry collection in free verse. The poet is serious in understanding people, relationships, languages, cultures, religions and the meaning of existence. The poems are lyrical and analytical, showing great skill in language. They refer to international and local events and personalities, ideas and philosophies
Chasing Light: A Collection Of Poems by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas
This is Patricia's third book of poetry. A challenging and controversial complexitity of opinion pervades the collection, accurately signalled by the double-entendre of the title.
Literary Migrations: Traditional Chinese Fictions In Asia (17Th-20Th Centuries) by Salmon, Claudine (Ed.)
This book was written between 1981 and 1986, was first published in 1987, and has been out of print since. Since then more works especially in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Western languages have appeared which are mainly concerned with cultural exchanges between China and the countries of East Asia. Moreover a new interest has arisen among scholars from various countries on what has been termed "Asian translation traditions" and conferences are regularly organized on this topic. Judging from this rising interest in translation history, this book on traditional Chinese fiction in Asia, which sets the question of Asian translations into a general framework, and so far has no equivalent, is still of service to researchers.
Phantom Lover And Other Thrilling Tales Of Thailand, The by Algie, Jim
These eight imaginative short stories are set in a Thailand where the real and the unreal mingle. There are elements of black magic and witchcraft, backpackers and multi-millionaires, serial killers and Buddhist devotees, frenetic urban life and sleepless boredom.