'Living Fast' Redefined As Bangkok Hilton Escapee David Mcmillan Opens His Past As A Teenage Drug-Trafficker
Author: David McMillan
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Category: True Crime
In this gripping prequel to ‘Escape’, drug smuggler-turned-bestselling author David McMillan starts from the beginning and tells how he made his first million dealing drugs by age 21. He details his plans to smuggle marijuana by Learjet, befriend drug-dealing pimps in Bangkok brothels and transport liquid heroin in glass statues. Learn the tricks of the smuggling trade as McMillan arms his couriers with dozens of passports that frustrate border guards for years.
When Mimi goes to bed in her mansion in California and finds herself unexpectedly thrown into a gunfight in Siberia, she realizes that maybe there's more to her relationship with her old, shapeshifting dog. Back together, Mimi and Ky must try to understand and stop a sinister plot that has been behind centuries of wars.
Alex and Doug have been hunting since early morning, and there is an inch of snow on the ground. Theyre tired and cold and lost, finding themselves standing in the middle of an empty field. Behind them in the woods is an old farmhouse. They go to ask directions on how to get back to the main highway. Hoddy, an old man in his middle seventies, and his wife, Doxey, in her early seventies reside there and have an extensive herb collection in which she mixes herbs into tea, enabling her to send willing participants back into time to periods of childhood they were fond of. Alex and his wife, Sondra, are having marital problems and he becomes a prime candidate for their experiments, neglecting his two young sons, Kerry and Dake, in his pursuit of time travel. He eventually comes to a point where he must make a decision. Will he decide to stay in this world or escape to the past where he once knew so much happiness, contentment and fun?
Taking the Long View argues in a series of engagingly written essays that remembering the past is essential for men and women who want to function effectively in the present--for without some knowledge of their own past, neither individuals nor institutions know where they have been or where they are going. The book illustrates its thesis with tough-minded examples from the Church's life and thought, ranging from more abstract problems like the theoretical role of historical criticism to such painfully concrete issues as the commandment of Jesus to forgive unforgivable wrongs.
Race and Family in Contemporary African American Fiction
Author: Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Slavery is America's family secret, a partially hidden phantom that continues to haunt our national imagination. Remembering Generations explores how three contemporary African American writers artistically represent this notion in novels about the enduring effects of slavery on the descendants of slaves in the post-civil rights era. Focusing on Gayl Jones's Corregidora (1975), David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident (1981), and Octavia Butler's Kindred (1979), Ashraf Rushdy situates these works in their cultural moment of production, highlighting the ways in which they respond to contemporary debates about race and family. Tracing the evolution of this literary form, he considers such works as Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family (1998), in which descendants of slaveholders expose the family secrets of their ancestors. Remembering Generations examines how cultural works contribute to social debates, how a particular representational form emerges out of a specific historical epoch, and how some contemporary intellectuals meditate on the issue of historical responsibility--of recognizing that the slave past continues to exert an influence on contemporary American society.
In the sleepy British seaside town of Broadchurch, Detective Ellie Miller has just returned from vacation, only to learn that she's been passed over for a promotion at work in favor of outsider Alec Hardy. He, escaping the spectacular failure of his last case, is having trouble finding his way into this tight-knit community wary of new faces. But professional rivalry aside, both detectives are about to receive some terrible news: 11-year-old Danny Latimer has been found murdered on the beach. For Ellie it's a personal blow; Danny was her older son's best friend. She can't believe anyone in Broadchurch would ever have harmed him. But Alec considers everyone, even Danny's parents, suspect in his death. It's a living nightmare for everyone involved...even before the press arrive and start stirring up the secrets every town member keeps hidden behind closed doors. An intimate portrait of a town and the ordinary grievances that have slowly simmered for years before boiling over in an unthinkable crime, this remarkable adaptation of the hit television show Broadchurch tells the story of a shattered family, a reeling town, and the two imperfect detectives trying to bring them answers.