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The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls
From the Booker prize-winning author of Regeneration

by Pat Barker

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2018-08-30
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0241983215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY From the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Costa Novel Award and the International DUBLIN Literary Award There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness that history forgot . . . 'Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard 'Chilling, powerful, audacious' The Times Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?

The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls
A Book

by Pat Barker

  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release : 2018-09-11
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780385544214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. When Agamemnon, the brutal political leader of the Greek forces, demands Briseis for himself, she finds herself caught between the two most powerful of the Greeks. Achilles refuses to fight in protest, and the Greeks begin to lose ground to their Trojan opponents. Keenly observant and cooly unflinching about the daily horrors of war, Briseis finds herself in an unprecedented position to observe the two men driving the Greek forces in what will become their final confrontation, deciding the fate, not only of Briseis's people, but also of the ancient world at large. Briseis is just one among thousands of women living behind the scenes in this war--the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead--all of them erased by history. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent.

The Women of Troy

The Women of Troy
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

by Pat Barker

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2021-08-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0241988349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths. 'Myth for a MeToo age. Pat Barker returns to Homer in this gory but unexpectedly uplifting novel' Sunday Times Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors - all they need is a good wind to lift their sails. But the wind has vanished, the seas becalmed by vengeful gods, and so the warriors remain in limbo - camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, kept company by the women they stole from it. The women of Troy. Helen - poor Helen. All that beauty, all that grace - and she was just a mouldy old bone for feral dogs to fight over. Cassandra, who has learned not to be too attached to her own prophecies. They have only ever been believed when she can get a man to deliver them. Stubborn Amina, with her gaze still fixed on the ruined towers of Troy, determined to avenge the slaughter of her king. Hecuba, howling and clawing her cheeks on the silent shore, as if she could make her cries heard in the gloomy halls of Hades. As if she could wake the dead. And Briseis, carrying her future in her womb: the unborn child of the dead hero Achilles. Once again caught up in the disputes of violent men. Once again faced with the chance to shape history. Masterful and enduringly resonant, ambitious and intimate, The Women of Troy continues Pat Barker's extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest classical myths, following on from the critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls. 'Readers turn to Barker's novels for their plain truths and clear-eyed sense of our history and creation stories. But the sombre clarity of her writing is offset by a luminous wisdom' Sunday Times 'The Women Of Troy's immediate beauty is its accessibility and Barker's precise, elegant writing' Metro 'Barker has always looked on the world with the combination of a cold eye and a sympathetic understanding. Her characterisation is sharp, her sympathy deep' ipaper

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

by Summary Express

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-07-14
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781080541119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of Thoughts: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

The Silence of Bones

The Silence of Bones
A Book

by June Hur

  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1250229561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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June Hur's elegant and haunting debut The Silence of Bones is a bloody YA historical mystery tale perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Renée Ahdieh. I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak; Ears, but I mustn't hear; Eyes, but I mustn't see. 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. As they delve deeper into the dead woman's secrets, Seol forms an unlikely bond of friendship with the inspector. But her loyalty is tested when he becomes the prime suspect, and Seol may be the only one capable of discovering what truly happened on the night of the murder. But in a land where silence and obedience are valued above all else, curiosity can be deadly. Praise for The Silence of Bones: ABA Indies Introduce Selection Junior Library Guild Selection A 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee A 2021 ALA Rise Selection 2020 Freeman Award Honorable Mention "At once haunting and evocative, June Hur's The Silence of Bones is a gorgeous, tightly-woven debut. Prepare to delve deep into the lush and dangerous world of Korea in the 1800's for a page-turner you won't soon forget." —Hafsah Faizal, New York Times-bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame "This gripping drama is definitely one you're not going to want to miss." —Buzzfeed

The Silence of Heaven

The Silence of Heaven
Agnon's Fear of God

by Amos Oz

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-06-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0691188327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Silence of Heaven, the world renowned Israeli novelist Amos Oz introduces us to an extraordinary masterpiece of Hebrew literature that is just now appearing in English, S. Y. Agnon's Only Yesterday. For Oz, Agnon is a treasure trove of a world no longer available to today's writers, yet deeply meaningful for his wonderment about God, the submerged eroticism of his writing, and his juggling of multiple texts from the historical Hebrew religious library. This collection of Oz's reflections on Agnon, which includes an essay on the essence of his ideology and poetics, is a rich interpretive work that shows how one great writer views another. Oz admires Agnon especially for his ability to invoke and visualize the religious world of the simple folk in Eastern European Jewry, looking back from the territorial context of the Zionist revival in Palestine. The tragedy of Agnon's visions, Oz maintains, lies in his perspicacity. Long before the Holocaust, Agnon saw the degeneration, ruin, and end of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe. He knew, too, that the Zionist project was far from being a secure conquest and its champions far from being happy idealists. Oz explores these viewpoints in a series of thick readings that consider the tensions between faith and the shock of doubt, yearnings and revulsion, love and hate, and intimacy and disgust. Although Oz himself is interested in particular ideological questions, he has the subtle sensibility of a master of fiction and can detect every technical device in Agnon's arsenal. With the verve of an excited reader, Oz dissects Agnon's texts and subtexts in a passionate argument about the major themes of Hebrew literature. This book also tells much about Oz. It represents the other side of Oz's book of reportage, In the Land of Israel, this time exploring the ideologies of Jewish identity not on the land but in texts of the modern classical heritage. The Silence of Heaven hence takes us on a remarkable journey into the minds of two major literary figures.

The Silence of Sisters

The Silence of Sisters
A Book

by Elise Sharron

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-11-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781630212254
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When sisters to Tameka and Tessa are born the world did not stand on its feet and applaud them. For these girls who were from the moment of conception unwanted their lives became out sticking together and figuring out how to stay alive at the abusive hands of their mother and father. The two decide that, as twins they should have their own language, something that made them different but also a way for them to escape into a world where only the two of them existed and everything was okay. After suffering years of abuse the girls find themselves out on the streets and desperate. The decide that robbing and hustling like their parents did would be the only way but when petty crimes turn into bank heists the girls make the ultimate sacrifice promising that if they get caught they would both stay silent until one of them dies. On this day we watch the reflection as Tameka speaks for the first time after years of incarceration because on this day she finds out that her sister has died in prison. To hear the woman give the accounts of their childhood while loving and supporting her sister every step of the way it shines a light on the human ability to endure pain while also capturing the humanity of our most simplistic emotion, love. The sisters held up their promise to each other and when Tameka finally does speak, everyone will listen.

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs
A Book

by Yvonne Tasker

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-09-09
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1839023694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Released in 1990, The Silence of the Lambs is one of the defining films of late twentieth century American cinema. Adapted from the Thomas Harris novel and directed by the late Jonathan Demme, its central characters are now iconic. Jodie Foster is Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee investigating 'Buffalo Bill', a serial killer who flays his victims. Anthony Hopkins plays Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer and former psychiatrist who assists Starling in exchange for personal details. With its pairing of a perverse, invasive anti-hero and a questing, proto-action heroine, The Silence of the Lambs unfolds as a layered narrative of pursuit. In this study, Yvonne Tasker explores the film's weaving together of gothic, horror and thriller elements in its portrayal of insanity and crime, drawing out the centrality of ideas about gender to the storytelling. She identifies the film as a key genre reference point for tracking late twentieth century interests in police procedural, profiling and serial murder, analysing its key themes of reason and madness, identity and belonging, aspiration and transformation. A new afterword explores the legacies of The Silence of the Lambs and its figuring of crime and investigation in terms of gender disruption and spectacular violence.

The Silence of the Wave

The Silence of the Wave
A Book

by Gianrico Carofiglio

  • Publisher : Bitter Lemon Press
  • Release : 2013-07-05
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1908524243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roberto Marais is haunted by his past as an under-cover carabinieri. A time of cynicism and corruption, in the world he investigated, and in his own soul. A meeting with Emma—like Roberto ravaged by guilt—begins to revive him. When her teenage son asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth.

The Silence of Animals

The Silence of Animals
On Progress and Other Modern Myths

by John Gray

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-02-28
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0141969024
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs John Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction and philosophy to make us re-imagine our place in the world. Writers as varied as Ballard, Borges, Freud and Conrad are mesmerised by forms of human extremity - experiences on the outer edge of the possible, or which tip into fantasy and myth. What happens to us when we starve, when we fight, when we are imprisoned? And how do our imaginations leap into worlds way beyond our real experience? The Silence of Animals is consistently fascinating, filled with unforgettable images and a delight in the conundrum of our existence - an existence which we decorate with countless myths and ideas, where we twist and turn to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals, separated from the others perhaps only by our self-conceit. In the Babel we have created for ourselves, it is the silence of animals that both reproaches and bewitches us. Reviews: 'The Silence of Animals is a new kind of book from Gray, a sort of poetic reverie on the human state, on the state, that is, of the human animal ... He blends lyricism with wisdom, humour with admonition, nay-saying with affirmation, making in the process a marvellous statement of what it is to be both an animal and a human in the strange, terrifying and exquisite world into which we straw dogs find ourselves thrown' John Banville, Guardian 'Interesting, original and memorable ... The Silence of Animals is a beautifully written book, the product of a strongly questioning mind. It is effectively an anthology with detailed commentary, setting out one rich and suggestive episode after another' Philip Hensher, Spectator About the author: John Gray has been Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at Harvard and Yale and Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. He now writes full time. His books include False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals and The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death. His selected writings, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2009.

The Silence of Adam

The Silence of Adam
Becoming Men of Courage in a World of Chaos

by Lawrence J. Crabb,Larry Crabb,Don Hudson,Al Andrews

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 1998-03-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0310219396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Men today have locked horns with their toughest issue: reclaiming the full potential of manhood. But in the midst of the excitement -- the meetings, rallies, seminars, and high-fives -- is something vital missing? What gives manhood definition and meaning? In The Silence of Adam, Dr. Larry Crabb and his colleagues, biblical scholar Don Hudson and counselor Al Andrews, offer a fresh look at how God designed men. They draw from neglected biblical data and their own professional experience to help us explore - manhood's lost vision - the problems of masculine community - the power of mentoring relationships -- The Silence of Adam deals thoughtfully and honestly with men's ongoing struggles and exposes the difficulties they have in relationships. It presents the rich calling men have to reveal God in ways uniquely masculine. And it summons them beyond their paralyzing fear of failure to bold risk-taking, action, deep spirituality, and full-hearted living.

The Silence of the Flans

The Silence of the Flans
A Book

by Laura Bradford

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-03-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698193849
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The second delectable Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery from the national bestselling author of Éclair and Present Danger. Baker Winnie Johnson does her best work when the heat is on. As owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, she has a deft touch in the kitchen and a soft spot for lost causes. So when her business professor beau, Jay Morgan, expresses misgivings over having to fail one of his fourth-year students, Winnie cooks up a sweet solution. She’ll offer an extra credit opportunity in exchange for a little help with her growing business. But when her protégé’s first dessert delivery poisons a student journalist, the publicity threatens to burn Winnie’s business to a crisp. Now the entrepreneur-turned-detective must uncover the ingredients behind a recipe for murder before she crumbles under pressure... RECIPES INCLUDED

The Silence of Dean Maitland

The Silence of Dean Maitland
A Novel

by Maxwell Gray

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Silence of Ghosts

The Silence of Ghosts
A Novel

by Jonathan Aycliffe

  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release : 2015-02-10
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1597805580
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Those who live in silence hear them best . . . Dominic Lancaster hoped to prove himself to his family by excelling in the Navy during World War II. Instead he is wounded while serving as a gunner, and loses his leg. Still recovering from his wounds and the trauma of his amputation when the Blitz begins, Dominic finds himself shuffled off to the countryside by his family, along with his partially deaf sister, Octavia. The crumbling family estate on the shores of Ullswater is an old, much-neglected place that doesn’t seem to promise much in the way of happiness or recovery. Something more than a friendship begins to flourish between Dominic and his nurse Rose in the late autumn of that English countryside, as he struggles to come to terms with his new life as an amputee. Another thing that seems to be flourishing is Octavia’s hearing. As winter descends, sinister forces seem to be materializing around Octavia, who is hearing voices of children. After seeing things that no one else can see and hearing things that no one else can hear, Octavia is afflicted with a sickness that cannot be explained. With Octavia’s help, Dominic sets out to find the truth behind the voices that have haunted his sister. In doing so, he uncovers an even older, darker evil that threatens not only Octavia, but Rose and himself. Jonathan Aycliffe delivers a disturbingly tense ghost story set in the middle of World War II during England’s darkest hour, demonstrating that some fears are timeless . . . Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse

Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse
A Book

by Linda Lee Foltz

  • Publisher : Lighthouse Point Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN : 9780963796691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A valuable resource for parents and children, this collection of first-hand accounts and expert advice offers help for prevention and healing from childhood sexual abuse.

The Silence of Sorrowful Hours

The Silence of Sorrowful Hours
A Book

by April Kutger

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0557771641
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs
A Book

by Thomas Harris

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2009-12-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781429957656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname--Buffalo Bill--is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter--Hannibal the Cannibal--who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.

The Silence of Scheherazade

The Silence of Scheherazade
A Book

by Defne Suman

  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release : 2021-08-19
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1800246986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set in the ancient city of Smyrna, this historical novel follows the intertwining fates of four families as their peaceful city is ripped apart by the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

The Silence of the Library

The Silence of the Library
A Book

by Miranda James

  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0425257282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When the arrival of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright, the creator of a beloved girl detective series, results in murder, librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat Diesel must expose a mystery-buff-turned-killer. Original. 65,000 first printing.

The Silence of War

The Silence of War
An Old Marine in a Young Marine's War

by Terry McGowan

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101988207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With a Foreword by Bill O’Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps. Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt an undiminished sense of duty to protect and serve his country. Six years later, he was in Iraq as a member of a team of high ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. His success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon on the front line; a platoon that was understrength and under fire. While an eighteen year old Marine can't look at a crowd of Afghans and pick out the guilty party, with his years of experience in law enforcement, Terry had developed an eye for the "felony look". His training as a Marine Officer combined with his experience as an FBI Agent made him a unique asset as he struggled to keep up with young Marines while they humped over the mountains. In The Silence of War, Terry recounts the many trials of his life of service, providing an intimate glimpse into the horrible realities of modern military conflict. INCLUDES PHOTOS