Author: Su Bristow
Publisher: Orenda Books
Donald is a young fisherman, eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous, and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives—not only his own, but those of his family and the entire tightly knit community in which they live. Can he ever atone for the wrong he has done, and can love grow when its foundation is violence? Based on the legend of the selkies—seals who can transform into people—evokes the harsh beauty of the landscape, the resilience of its people, both human and animal, and the triumph of hope over fear and prejudice. With exquisite grace, Su Bristow transports us to a different world, subtly and beautifully exploring what it means to be an outsider, and our innate capacity for forgiveness and acceptance. Rich with myth and magic, Sealskin is, nonetheless, a very human story, as relevant to our world as to the timeless place in which it is set.
Publisher: Wild Goose Publications
Author: Tyler Keevil
A search and rescue volunteer looks for a missing snowboarder on Christmas Eve. Two brothers retreat to the woods to shoot a film in memory of their dead friend. A reclusive forestry worker picks up a hitchhiker on his way down Mount Seymour. A young man finds a temporary haven on the ice barge where he works. In this collection of award-winning stories, Tyler Keevil uses the rugged landscape of Vancouver's Burrard Inlet--where the city meets the mountains and civilization meets the wild--as a backdrop for characters struggling against the elements, each other and themselves. Written in a lean, muscular style, these are stories awash in blood and brine, and steeped in images of freedom and confinement.
Author: Thea Van Diepen
Meet Adren: outlaw, misanthrope, hellbent on obtaining a cure for an insane unicorn. Adren hates humans, and with good reason. Protecting the unicorn from them even as she searches for a cure means running headlong into the worst of human need - and greed. With years of this under her belt, it's bound to leave scars. Now, trying to steal a sealskin in exchange for a possible cure when money isn't enough, she runs into the awkward and at-least-mostly human Nadin, who insists on helping her. When the truth of the sealskin - and the cure - is revealed and Adren begins to fall apart, she might be able to rely on Nadin as an ally. Or she might lose all that's dear to her. Either way, she's going to have to go head-to-head with the mysteries shaking themselves loose in her own mind and the nightmarish event that unlocked the first of them from its cage. Here's to hoping no-one gets in the way.
Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women
Author: Nancy Wachowich,Apphia Agalakti Awa,Rhoda Kaukjak Katsak,Sandra Pikujak Katsak
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Saqiyuq is the name the Inuit give to a strong wind that suddenly shifts direction; Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women is a vivid portrait of the changing nature of life in the Arctic during the twentieth century. Through their life stories a grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter take us on a remarkable journey in which the cycles of life -- childhood, adolescence, marriage, birthing and child rearing - are presented against the contrasting experiences of three successive generations. Their memories and reflections give us poignant insight into the history of the people of the new territory of Nunavut. Apphia Awa, who was born in 1931, experienced the traditional life on the land while Rhoda Katsak, Apphia's daughter, was part of the transitional generation who were sent to government schools. In contrast to both, Sandra Katsak, Rhoda's daughter, has grown up in the settlement of Pond Inlet among the conveniences and tensions of contemporary northern communities - video games and coffee shops but also drugs and alcohol. During the last years of Apphia's life Rhoda and Sandra began working to reconnect to their traditional culture and learn the art of making traditional skin clothing. Through the storytelling in Saqiyuq, Apphia, Rhoda, and Sandra explore the transformations that have taken place in the lives of the Inuit and chart the struggle of the Inuit to reclaim their traditional practices and integrate them into their lives. Nancy Wachowich became friends with Rhoda Katsak and her family during the early 1990s and was able to record their stories before Apphia's death in 1996. Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women will appeal to everyone interested in the Inuit, the North, family bonds, and a good story.
Author: Barbara Winslow
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Young Annie is nervous and excited about performing her first story-dance at the village potlatch. Through this centuries old tradition, she will honor her ancestors and officially become part of her Yup'ik Eskimo community.
Author: Janet Dean Fodor
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The study of opacity falls under the general programme of showing how the meaning of any complex sentence is composed from the meanings of its constituent clauses, phrases and words. Opaque constructions are special from this point of view because the compositional principles that determine their meaning are so intricate. The main argument of this book is that the systematic ambiguity of opaque constructions has generally been underestimated.
working women in American labor press fiction, 1870-1920
Author: Ann Schofield
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Category: Literary Criticism
As industrialization transformed American life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, increasing numbers of women sought employment outside the home and many were drawn into the labor movement. This collection of twenty-five stories published in union journals offers a portrait both of women's experiences as wage-earners and of the conflicts, values, and aspirations that touched their lives in this period of massive social upheaval. Written by reformers, union officials, and popular fiction writers, the stories present an uneasy synthesis of labor movement virtues with domestic ideals of femininity, females assertiveness with female subordination, and moralizing with romantic fantasy.
Author: Eric Linklater
Category: Short stories, Scottish
Author: Rolf Boldrewood
Category: Australian fiction
Author: Arnold Bennett
Publisher: Delphi Classics
The prolific novelist Arnold Bennett created a succession of stories that detailed life in the Staffordshire Potteries, which were to immortalize his beloved “Five Towns" and establish his name as one of the leading realist authors of early Twentieth Century fiction. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Bennett’s fictional works possible in the United States, with numerous illustrations, many rare novels, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bennett's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 29 novels published before 1923, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Includes the rare first novel THE MAN FROM THE NORTH * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Four short story collections, including rare collections like THE LOOT OF CITIES, available nowhere else * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a generous range of Bennett's plays and non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s diverse oeuvre * Even includes the engaging HOW TO BECOME AN AUTHOR, available in no other digital edition * Special criticism section, with seminal essays by authors such as Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Orwell, evaluating Bennett’s contribution to literature * Features a bonus biography - discover Bennett's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, seven late novels and four short story collections cannot appear in this edition. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels A MAN FROM THE NORTH THE GRAND BABYLON HOTEL ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS THE GATES OF WRATH LEONORA A GREAT MAN TERESA OF WATLING STREET SACRED AND PROFANE LOVE HUGO WHOM GOD HATH JOINED THE SINEWS OF WAR THE GHOST THE CITY OF PLEASURE THE STATUE BURIED ALIVE THE OLD WIVES’ TALE THE GLIMPSE HELEN WITH THE HIGH HAND CLAYHANGER THE CARD HILDA LESSWAYS THE REGENT THE PRICE OF LOVE THESE TWAIN THE LION’S SHARE THE PRETTY LADY THE ROLL-CALL MR PROHACK LILIAN The Short Story Collections TALES OF THE FIVE TOWNS THE LOOT OF CITIES AND OTHER STORIES THE GRIM SMILE OF THE FIVE TOWNS THE MATADOR OF THE FIVE TOWNS, AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Plays POLITE FARCES FOR THE DRAWING-ROOM THE GREAT ADVENTURE THE TITLE JUDITH Selected Non-Fiction JOURNALISM FOR WOMEN: A PRACTICAL GUIDE HOW TO BECOME AN AUTHOR: A PRACTICAL GUIDE THINGS THAT INTERESTED ME. FIRST SERIES THINGS WHICH INTERESTED ME. SECOND SERIES HOW TO LIVE ON 24 HOURS A DAY THE HUMAN MACHINE THINGS WHICH INTERESTED ME. THIRD SERIES LITERARY TASTE: HOW TO FORM IT THE FEAST OF ST. FRIEND THOSE UNITED STATES THE PLAIN MAN AND HIS WIFE THE AUTHOR’S CRAFT OVER THERE: WAR SCENES ON THE WESTERN FRONT BOOKS AND PERSONS: BEING COMMENTS ON A PAST EPOCH 1908-11 The Criticism THE NEW NOVEL by Henry James CHARACTER IN FICTION by Virginia Woolf MR. BENNETT AND MRS. BROWN by Virginia Woolf LETTER TO ARNOLD BENNETT by Joseph Conrad THE MERCY OF MR. ARNOLD BENNETT by G. K. Chesterton An Extract from ‘THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER’ by George Orwell The Biography ARNOLD BENNETT by Frank Swinnerton Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Category: Administrative law
Author: Frederick Dorian,Orla Duane,James McConnachie
Publisher: Rough Guides
Divided by region and subregion, this volume examines the indigenous music of different countries, its current status, major performers, and special instruments.
Native Americans in the European Imaginary, 1900–2010
Author: J. Mackay,D. Stirrup
Category: Literary Criticism
This transnational collection discusses the use of Native American imagery in twentieth and twenty-first-century European culture. With examples ranging from Irish oral myth, through the pop image of Indians promulgated in pornography, to the philosophical appropriations of Ernst Bloch or the European far right, contributors illustrate the legend of "the Indian." Drawing on American Indian literary nationalism, postcolonialism, and transnational theories, essays demonstrate a complex nexus of power relations that seemingly allows European culture to build its own Native images, and ask what effect this has on the current treatment of indigenous peoples.
Author: Robert Dinsdale
Publisher: Knaur eBook
Entdecken Sie mit Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" Londons einzigartigen Spielzeug-Laden und einen ergreifenden Liebes- und Familien-Roman zum Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Alles beginnt mit einer Zeitungsannonce: »Fühlen Sie sich verloren? Ängstlich? Sind Sie im Herzen ein Kind geblieben? Willkommen in Papa Jacks Emporium.« Die Worte scheinen Cathy förmlich anzuziehen, als sie nach einer neuen Bleibe sucht. Denn im England des Jahres 1906 ist eine alleinstehende junge Frau wie sie nirgendwo willkommen, zumal nicht, wenn sie schwanger ist – und so macht Cathy sich auf nach Mayfair. In Papa Jacks Emporium, Londons magischem Spielzeug-Laden, gibt es nicht nur Zinnsoldaten, die strammstehen, wenn jemand vorübergeht, riesige Bäume aus Pappmaché und fröhlich umherflatternde Vögel aus Pfeifenreinigern. Hier finden all diejenigen Unterschlupf, die Hilfe bitter nötig haben. Doch bald wetteifern Papa Jacks Söhne, die rivalisierenden Brüder Kaspar und Emil, um Cathys Zuneigung. Und als der 1. Weltkrieg ausbricht und die Familie auseinander reißt, scheint das Emporium langsam aber sicher seinen Zauber zu verlieren ... Nostalgisch, rührend und zauberhaft romantisch erzählt Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" von einer jungen Frau, zerrissen in ihrer Liebe zu zwei Männern mit einzigartigen magischen Talenten. Ein Liebes-Roman für alle Leserinnen und Leser von Erin Morgenstern und Jessie Burton und alle, die sich von einem Spielzeug-Laden voller Wunder verzaubern lassen. »Wahrhaft magisch. Diese rundum faszinierende Geschichte wird Sie verzaubern.« Culture Fly
My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle
Author: Mike Horn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In August 2002, Mike Horn set out on a mission that bordered on the impossible: to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle - alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transportation. Conquering the Impossible is the gripping account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by sail and by foot through extreme Arctic conditions that nearly cost him his life on numerous occasions. Enduring temperatures that ranged to as low as -95 degrees Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including shifting and unstable ice that gave way and plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close that he felt their breath on his face, severe frostbite in his fingers, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive. Complementing the sheer adrenaline of Horn's narrative are the isolated but touching human encounters the adventurer has with the hardy individuals who inhabit one of the remotest corners of the earth. From an Inuit who teaches him how to build an igloo to an elderly Russian left behind when the Soviets evacuated his remote Arctic town, Horn finds camaraderie, kindness, and assistance to help him survive the most unforgiving conditions. This awe-inspiring account is a page-turner and an Arctic survival tale in one. Most of all, it's a testament to one man's unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of human endurance.