THE STORY: The setting is a slightly seedy neighborhood bar in the Bronx, where a group of regulars (who all happen to be the same age--thirty-two) seek relief from the disappointments and tedium of the outside world. The first to arrive is Denise S
'What I admire most is that his plays are beautifully well made, economical, sharp and coherent. He's not a misanthrope, but he's in pursuit of why people behave as badly as they do along with having a great compassion for them. That's an unusual and interesting combination.'—Tony Kushner, on John Patrick Shanley When a troubled but gifted boy from the South Bronx finds himself shipped off to a private school in New Hampshire, the adjustment to the alien environment will lead to his ultimate dissolution or redemption. Teachers in the affluent institution do not know what to make of the new boisterous student, though the challenge really lies in his self-perception. Like his most celebrated play, Doubt, the author has based this new work on his own personal experiences of growing up as a teenager in the South Bronx and his time spent at a prep school in New England. Shanley has created an elemental study of a young's man search for his place in the world. John Patrick Shanley's plays include Outside Mullingar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, and Dirty Story, along with his "Church and State" trilogy, Doubt, Defiance, and Storefront Church. For his play Doubt, he received both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He has nine films to his credit, including the five-time Oscar-nominated Doubt, and Moonstruck, which received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The Writers Guild of America awarded Shanley the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing.
(Applause Books). Thirteen plays by the Oscar-winning author of Moonstruck . Includes: "The Big Funk," "Savage in Limbo," "Danny & The Deep Blue Sea," "Welcome to the Moon," "The Red Coat," "Down & Out," "Let Us Go Out Into the Starry Night," "Out West," "A Lonely Impulse of Delight," "Women of Manhattan," "The Dreamer Examines His Pillow," "Italian-American Reconciliation," and "Beggars in the House of Plenty." Also includes an introduction by the author.
"There's something in the air, but it isn't love." Apocalyptic forces both real and imaginary loom large in this sprawling philosophical novel set in 2012 New York City. Ray, an Ivy League grad and struggling fledgling journalist, is a few weeks into trying to make ends meet as a bicycle courier when he mounts an investigation to solve the mystery of his own death. Along the way, he strikes up a strange romance with Haruka— a 19-year-old seeking self-empowerment through a malevolent form of online dating— and finds himself taken under the wing of an exalted, aging academic, Emerson, whose Virgil-like guidance might not be all that it seems. Equal parts zany existential detective story, scathing Web 2.0 sendup, and poignant elegy for what was lost in the smartphone revolution, In Limbo asks critical psychological and spiritual questions about what it means to be alive— and human— in the 21st century.
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.
In Simon Gikandi’s view, Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature more generally negotiate an uneasy relationship with the concepts of modernism and modernity—a relationship in which the Caribbean writer, unable to escape a history encoded by Europe, accepts the challenge of rewriting it. Drawing on contemporary deconstructionist theory, Gikandi looks at how such Caribbean writers as George Lamming, Samuel Selvon, Alejo Carpentier, C. L. R. James, Paule Marshall, Merle Hodge, Zee Edgell, and Michelle Cliff have attempted to confront European modernism.
Unleash Your Most Confident, Powerful, and Authentic Self to Get the Results You Need
Author: Kimberly Davis
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Category: Business & Economics
This book will help readers be brave. While we may think that we need to follow some kind of prescription to get results, the most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully. People want to give them their best. But in a business world that’s so competitive and uncertain, how do you connect with others more authentically to tap into their illusive want? Brave Leadership is the essential guide for leaders in today’s ever-shifting world. Wherever you are in your leadership journey—new, seasoned, young, or old—if you aspire to be the best leader you can be, then this book is for you. It will help you • Uncover your barriers to brave • Escape overwhelm and frustration and learn to manage stress and anxiety • Prepare for high-stakes meetings and conversations • Have the influence you want to have • Set the direction of your career • Connect powerfully • Feel more confident, courageous, satisfied, and purposeful • Tap into the want of the people you lead to get the results you need On a quest to make these powerful conversations more accessible, professional-actress-turned-leadership-educator Kimberly Davis shares the transformative tools she uses in her workshops to help thousands of leaders worldwide. Drawing from years of working with leaders of all experience levels and industries and the latest research in psychology, sociology, business, and the arts, this provocative and inspiring book bridges traditional business how-to with a personal development approach to demystify what it takes to be the brave leader you were born to be.
In this pioneering study of the entire written works of Gao Xingjian (高行健), China's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jessica Yeung analyses each group of his writing and argues for a reading of Gao's writing as a phenomenon of "cultural translation": his adoption of Modernism in the 1980s is a translation of the European literary paradigm; and his attempt at postmodernist writing in the 1990s and 2000s is the effect of an exilic nihilism expressive of a diasporic subjectivity struggling to translate himself into his host culture. Thus Dr Yeung looks at Gao's works from a double perspective: in terms of their relevance both to China and to the West. Avoiding the common polarized approaches to Gao's works, her dual approach means that she neither extolls them as the most brilliant works of contemporary Chinese literature eligible for elevation to the metaphysical level, nor dismisses them as nothing more than elitist and misogynist mediocre writings; rather she sees this important body of work in a more nuanced way. This book is suitable for all readers who are interested in contemporary Chinese culture and literature. It is particularly valuable to students who are keen to engage with the issue of contemporary China-West cultural relationships.
Slayer In February, 1989, Los Angeles college coed Dondi Johnson was viciously knifed to death and set afire by James Angel. In March, 1991, in a New York City strip club, dancer Yvonne Hausley, 22, was hacked to death by Tony Perillo. In April, 1992, near California's famous Livermore labs, fortyish Barbara Muszalski died screaming under the blade of handyman "Robert" Gonzales. In all three cases, the alleged killer was the same person: fiendish, frenzied Benjamin Pedro Gonzales. Sicko A gangbanger and loan shark enforcer too violent for his gambler bosses, Gonzales had become a rootless drifter criss-crossing the U.S. on a rage-fueled killing spree. His signature technique was multiple stab wounds to his victims' faces, especially in the eyes. Profilers determined that his ultra-violent killings gave him a kind of sexual release. Savage Sparked by TV coverage, including a segment on "America's Most Wanted, " an intensive nationwide manhunt raced to find Gonzales before he killed again. Once caught, he threatened to turn the justice system upside-down by feigning madness to delay his trial. Yet none of his crazy-like-a-fox tricks could save him from drawing a life sentence in California's maximum security prison at Corcoran, where he occupies a cell opposite Charles Manson, and where his jailers call him "the most dangerous inmate." Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos
Copenhagen 1940. Zack and Nikolai are happy in love and enjoy a blissful lifestyle on the gay scene until they are arrested during the Nazi invasion of Denmark. Zack, an American attaché with diplomatic immunity goes free. But Nikolai is handed over to the notorious Dr Carl Vaernet who claims to have discovered a “cure” for homosexuality. Encouraged by the Nazis to conduct cruel experiments on homosexuals, Vaernet left them mutilated for life. The choice was to suffer this torture or die in a concentration camp. A Holocaust story which resonates through history.
Our hero August returns as Mr. Savage. After a brief hiatus in the Caribbean August returns home to find his landlady’s life has been turned upside down. The entire mass of her fortune has gone missing, and the only lead he can sniff out is a dejected relative who arrived unannounced while he was away. August wastes no time snooping around and discovers the poor relative is in trouble with the mafia in Las Vegas, owing them a ton of money. It is pay or die. August places his life on hold to help the only woman in his life that is like a mother to him. Using his skills and black-market connections he sets out to find her missing fortune. He does what the authorities can’t, and finds himself on an action packed quest for justice that crisscrosses the continental United Sates. Once in Las Vegas, he realizes that to continue his quest he must join the mafia, and must navigate his way inside through a test. A test he passes skillfully. Once inside, Mr. Savage uncovers a conspiracy to take control of one of the world’s most important internet resources. He must navigate a minefield of power, greed and murder to neutralize the mafia before it’s too late. When the house says it always wins, Mr. Savage proves them wrong, only to turn the house into a savage house. Savage House is a story of whit, and ultimately making his own luck, even when he’d been dealt an unsteady hand.
Captain Jordan Kellow knows all too well that change only takes a moment to rip through your life. Since the moment she escaped the Burrs and her father, her life has been a series of life-altering moments. She thought she’d built an inner strength that would see her through every obstacle, until she meets Lt. Ash on the eve of her first mission in command. Her feelings for Ash have her past and future colliding, setting in motion a series of events that strands her crew in an unknown galaxy thousands of light years from home. Now Jordan must decide which moment will define her future. Is she the captain of the Persephone, in command of her ship and her life? Is she strong enough to forgive her father for past wrongs? And most important of all, is she brave enough to fight for the woman she wants?
KISS OF THE NIGHT WIND. . . WHISPERED KISSES. . .. FOLLOW THE WIND. . . Janelle Taylor's magnificent historical romances sing with breathtaking adventure and enthralling romance. With SAVAGE CONQUEST, she continues her beloved SAVAGE ECSTASY series with the tempestuous tale of Miranda Lawrence, the beautiful great granddaughter of Gray Eagle and Alisha, and her passion for an Indian brave. . .Savage Conquest There was no Virginia belle more irresistible than ebon-haired Miranda Lawrence. Through the willful beauty had her pick of handsome beaux, she felt a wild need deep within her for the kind man she'd never meet in polite society. Heeding the call of her destiny, Miranda stole away from her plantation home, back to the land of her mother's people. But when she found the passion she sought in the arms of a handsome Indian, Miranda had to make a final choice-between the life she'd left behind and the future that would give her his love!