The story follows an idealistic young woman born into poverty in the slums as she defies the odds against her to get an education and become an author. As she observes her husband's increasing mental illness and copes with two teenagers growing up in this environment, she seeks to find the wisdom she needs for herself and her children. Her struggle to overcome the barbaric feudalism of a marriage that appears outwardly to others as American as apple pie is a challenge she finally overcomes. She confronts the need for spiritual transcendence and ethical stability in her battle to survive.
No-one said the search for happiness would be dignified . . .
Author: Tom Fordyce
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
We all need something to believe in, whether it's God, money -- or naked table tennis. But has anyone actually cracked the secret of how to live a happy life? Meet acclaimed comic bloggers Tom Fordyce and Ben Dirs, two men in search of meaning in a meaningless world of work, Facebook and microwave meals for one. It's time to become 'karma chameleons' and try some very different ways of living. What follows is a weird and wonderful year sampling life as silent monks in the far north of Scotland, and as witches in an East End coven; weeks spent living solely on the Internet as avatars, and entirely in the real world, as naked as the day they were born. And along the way, Tom and Ben encounter a whole host of odd, hilarious, charming people, all fellow travellers on a quest to find the secret of happiness . . . From the authors of We Could Be Heroes, longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year
Another tragic experience causes Alex to fall into a nightmarish sleep, and the following words flow into his subconscious: “As result of traumatic events in your past lives, you have internalized a deep-set fear of love, abandonment, and commitment. You will never be able to share love with another person unless you can liberate yourself from those damaging wounds. Failure to heal them in this life will result in a need to return, yet again, with the same tasks at hand. A marriage vow to Jenny is the path to heal your soul.” Interwoven in this karmic story of healing are passions, murder, and betrayal, which are revealed through hypnotic regression. This was the way out, to make the heart healing possible. When Alex is close to death, Jenny’s love brings him back. This story can answer some of your real-life hidden questions.
Lady Killer Richard Namey, 26, drug abuser and woman-beater, had already threatened a previous girlfriend with a gun, but she'd gotten away. Sarah Rodriquez, 21, wasn't so lucky. On April 16, 2002, in Orange County, California, she and her true love, Matt Corbett, 20, were forced off the road by Namey, who shot them both at point-blank range with a .357. Sarah was killed. Corbett was paralyzed for life. Real Hero After a 42-mile chase, Namey was finally cornered in a drainage tunnel by a police dog. He pleaded manslaughter, claiming he'd really meant to kill himself in front of Sarah. No deal. The man he faced was not your average deputy district attorney: Dennis Conway had pulled himself out of a wayward life torn by seemingly insurmountable tragedy and into law school. He knew all about guys like Namey--and exactly where to find the holes in his story. The verdict: first-degree murder, life sentence. Score one for the good guys. Includes 16 pages of shocking photos.
A yoga camp in the Pocono Mountains during the 1970s is the setting for this collection of short stories. The disciples of the very charismatic female guru Lakshmy Devi provide inspiration for these tales.