Love and Other Wounds

Author: Jordan Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From the acclaimed author of A Lesson in Violence, comes a blistering collection that unsparingly confronts the extreme, brutal parts of the human heart. Hard-edged but with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, this is an unforgettable debut from an electrifying new voice. A man runs away from his grave and into a maelstrom of bullets and fire. A Hollywood fixer finds love over the corpse of a dead celebrity. A morbidly obese woman imagines a new life with the jewel thief who is scheming to rob the store where she works. A man earns the name ‘Mad Dog’ and lives to regret it. All are thirsting for something seemingly just beyond their reach. Some are on the run, pursued by the law or propelled relentlessly forward by a dangerous past. Others are searching for a semblance of peace and stability, and even love, in a fractured world defined by seething violence and ruthless desperation. All are bruised, pushed to their breaking point and beyond, driven to extremes they never imagined. Praise for Jordan Harper: 'An electrifying thriller, a shattering family tragedy, and a pitch-black coming-of-age story, all rolled into one. The language is searing, the action relentless, the beauty wrenched from ugliness truly astounding—this book will grab you by the throat and hang on tight until you’ve greedily swallowed every last word. Reading Jordan Harper’s A Lesson in Violence is like taking a taser to your heart’ Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire ‘An exquisitely violent father-daughter story, burns bright and fast. I kept waiting for the inevitable slow-down, but it never came. An extremely impressive debut’ Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Kind Worth Killing ‘Urgent and beautiful. The writing is as sharp as broken glass but it’s the characters who will stay with you, bloody hearts pinned on their sleeves and struggling for redemption and towards each other ’Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls 'A Lesson in Violence is quite simply one of the best debuts I've ever read. Beautifully and lyrically written, it's like a perfect song you hear for the first time and feel like you've always known it. It's an instant classic and if I read a better novel this year I will be amazed' Simon Toyne, author of Sunday Times bestseller Solomon Creed ‘In Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old girl at the heart of his darkly irresistible debut novel, Jordan Harper gives us a hero for our times. With shades of Mattie Ross but an intelligence and fervor all her own, she is unforgettable’ Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me ‘A wholly original take on the relationship between fathers and daughters, this fast-paced and gritty page turner explores the ways in which love can both brutalize and redeem us. I cared about these characters and imagine other readers will be just as drawn to Nate and Polly’ Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls

Love and Other Wounds

Author: Stephen Paul Coffey




Page: 64

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A collection of short stories from Stephen Paul Coffey. These stories are not for the faint of heart. Please read with caution and remember that these stories are fiction and should not be used to inspire people to hurt one another.

Love's Wounds

Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Author: Cynthia N. Nazarian

Publisher: Cornell University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Love’s Wounds takes an in-depth look at the widespread language of violence and abjection in early modern European love poetry. Beginning in fourteenth-century Italy, this book shows how Petrarch established a pattern of inequality between suffering poet and exalted Beloved rooted in political parrhēsia. Sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century French and English poets reshaped his model into an idiom of extravagant brutality coded to their own historical circumstances. Cynthia N. Nazarian argues that these poets exaggerated the posture of the downtrodden lover, adapting the rhetoric of powerless desire to forge a new "countersovereignty" from within the heart of vulnerability—a potentially revolutionary position through which to challenge cultural, religious, and political authority. Creating a secular equivalent to the martyr, early modern sonneteers crafted a voice that was both critical and unstoppable because it suffered. Love’s Wounds tracks the development of the countersovereign voice from Francesco Petrarca to Maurice Scève, Joachim du Bellay, Théodore-Agrippa d’Aubigné, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare. Through interdisciplinary and transnational analyses, Nazarian reads early modern sonnets as sites of contestation and collaboration and rewrites the relationship between early modern literary forms.

The Saint Francis de Sales Collection [15 Books]

Author: Saint Francis de Sales

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing


Category: Religion


View: 509

THE SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES COLLECTION [15 BOOKS] SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING — 15 Books: 10 by the Author, 5 About the Author — Over 1.45 Million Words, Over 2,000 Active Linked Endnotes — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents for each book and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Saint Francis de Sales (21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622), Doctor of the Church, was a Bishop of Geneva. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God. BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR: INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE TREATISE ON THE LOVE OF GOD THE CATHOLIC CONTROVERSY THE SPIRITUAL CONFERENCES PRACTICAL PIETY THE CONSOLING THOUGHTS OF SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES THE SECRET OF SANCTITY LETTERS TO PERSONS IN THE WORLD LETTERS TO PERSONS IN RELIGION THE MYSTICAL EXPLANATION OF THE CANTICLE OF CANTICLES BOOKS ABOUT THE AUTHOR: THE SPIRIT OF SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES by Jean-Pierre Camus MONTH OF MARY: ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT OF SAINT DE SALES by Don Gaspar Gilli A MAN OF GOOD ZEAL: A BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL BASED ON THE LIFE OF SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES by John Edward Beahn SAINT JANE FRANCES DE CHANTAL’S DEPOSITIONS: IN THE CAUSE OF THE BEATIFICATION AND CANONISATION OF SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES by Saint Jane Frances de Chantal SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES by Various PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

The Remarriage Book

Master Common Stressors Together

Author: Peter K. Gerlach

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 538

View: 590

Note - links below will take you articles and resources in the nonprofit Break the Cycle! Web site (formerly "Stepfamily inFormation"). Use your browsers "back" button to return to Love is not enough... Typical new stepparents and bioparents (co-parents) usually find that building a multi-home stepfamily is unexpectedly confusing and conflictual. Most recent stepfamily literature estimates that over half of American co-parents who attempt re/marriage after divorce or mate death ultimately re/divorce psychologically or legally - despite their love, maturity, commitment, and experience. The "/" notes that it may be a stepparents first union. Thisunique guidebook results from 27 years research into why so many U.S. couples re/divorce. It appears that there are five factors that combine to often defeat loves brightest dreams: unseen psychological wounds from childhood in stepfamily adults and kids, and... blocked grief from two or three major sets of losses in some co-parents and/or stepkids; and... co-parent unawareness of (a) their inner family of subselves and related psychological wounds; (b) healthy grieving basics; (c) vital parenting and relationship skills and (d) stepfamily realities; and... These factors and high neediness causing one or both partners to commit to wounded, unaware people (mate + ex mate + stepkids), for the wrong reasons, at the wrong time; and... Little informed co-parent support available in the media and their community. My work as a stepfamily therapist since 1981 suggests that courting and re/married partners can work patiently at 12 Projects together to overcome these five re/marital hazards and forge a strong, nourishing re/marriage

Reclaim Your Sexuality

How to Heal from the Words, Actions, and Beliefs that Deny Who You Are

Author: Cathy Chapman

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing


Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 278

Sexuality is integral to who you are, and when someone damages that, it damages your energy field. In this book, we will work at strengthening and healing your energy field so that you become comfortable with how you choose to express your sexuality. We will show you how to dismantle the energies of non-acceptance for who you are because of who you choose to love or your confusion about the gender you feel internally versus what you display externally. We will also discuss how your sexuality influences every part of your life — how you sit, how you stand, and what you see when you look out your window. The key is to accept how you are and how others are. Lack of acceptance brings great shame, especially when you’re first discovering yourself as a sexual being. No parts of your body are shameful. That shame has been projected on to you by others. In this book, we will work specifically with areas related to gender identification, sexual attraction, sexual trauma, and confusion related to sexuality foisted on you by others.