Wolves of the Crescent Moon

Author: Yousef Al-mohaimeed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101202157

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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“The first great Saudi novel.” —The New York Sun Banned in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this provocative, fast-paced debut novel confirms what The Washington Post reported about its award-winning author: "Yousef Al-Mohaimeed is taking on some of the most divisive subjects in the Arab world . . . in a lush style that evokes Gabriel García Márquez." In a Riyadh bus station, a man comes across a file containing official reports about an abandoned baby. As he pieces together the shattered life documented within, a larger picture emerges of three outsiders—a Bedouin, an orphan, and a eunuch-linked by fate and trying to make lives for themselves in a predatory city. Unfolding with the intensity of a fever dream over the course of one night, Wolves of the Crescent Moon is a novel of astonishing power and great moral consequence about a deeply traditional society confronting the modern world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Promise of the Wolves

A Novel

Author: Dorothy Hearst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416570217

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 945

The first in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy, brilliantly weaving together original research, lovable characters and a dynamic, thoroughly engaging plot, Promise of the Wolves is a historical adventure story in the tradition of Clan of the Cave Bear and Watership Down. Set 14,000 years ago in what is now Southern Europe, Promise of the Wolves is told from the point of view of Kaala, a young wolf born of a forbidden, mixed-blood litter. An outcast after her mother is exiled, Kaala struggles to earn her place in her pack. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues a human girl from drowning. Kaala and her young packmates begin hunting and playing with humans—risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from their home in the Wide Valley. When war between humans and wolves threatens, Kaala learns that she is the last in a long line of wolves charged with keeping watch over humans in order to prevent them from losing touch with nature and thus destroying the world. But to do so she must solve the great paradox of wolfkind: though wolves must always be with humans, humans cannot abide the presence of wolves, and every time the two come together, war ensues. Kaala must choose between safety for herself, her friends, and their human companions and the survival of her pack—and perhaps all of wolf and humankind.

Chaos of the Senses

Author: Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774160981

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2551

Against a backdrop of political chaos, Mosteghanemi takes her readers through the streets of suspicion and suspense, and the ups and downs of a forbidden love affair, through a story within a story, as a writer stuck in a loveless marriage to an important military man inadvertently writes what eventually comes true.

The Polymath

Author: Bensalem Himmich

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774162527

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 5122

This award-winning historical novel deals with the stormy life of the outstanding Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun, using historical sources, particularly material from the writer's works, to construct the personal and intellectual universe of a fourteenth-century genius. The dominant concern ofthe novel - the uneasy relationship between intellectuals and political power, between scholars and authority - addresses our times through the transparent veil of history. We meet Ibn Khaldun as a man of the mind, a man of the heart, and finally as a man of action, trying to minimize the imminent horrors of invading armies and averting the sack of Damascus by Tamerlane, only to spend his last years lonely and destitute, having been fired from his post as qadi, havinglost his wife, and his attempts at saving the political situation having come to nil.

Munira's Bottle

Author: Yousef Al-Mohaimeed,Yūsuf Muḥaymīd,محيميد، يوسف

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163463

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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In Riyadh, against the events of the second Gulf War and Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, we learn the story of Munira--with the gorgeous eyes--and the unspeakable tragedy she suffers as her male nemesis wreaks revenge for an insult to his character and manhood. It is also the tale of many other women of Saudi Arabia who pass through the remand center where Munira works, victims and perpetrators of crimes, characters pained and tormented, trapped in cocoons of silence and fear. Munira records their stories on pieces of paper that she folds up and places in the mysterious bottle given to her long ago by her grandmother, a repository for the stories of the dead, that they might live again. This controversial novel looks at many of the issues that characterize the lives of women in modern Saudi society, including magic and envy, honor and revenge, and the strict moral code that dictates male-female interaction. "Yousef al-Mohaimeed is a rising star in international literature. Munira's Bottle is a rich and skillfully crafted story of a dysfunctional Saudi Arabian family. One of its strengths lies in its edgy characters: Munira, a sultry, self-centered, sexually repressed woman; Ibn al-Dahhal, the bold imposter who deceives and betrays her; and Muhammad, her perpetually angry and righteous brother, a catalyst who forces the events. Western readers will welcome it for its opening door into Arab lives and minds."--Annie Proulx "Mohaimeed writes in a lush style that evokes a writer he cites as an influence, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. [He] takes on some of the most divisive subjects in the Arab world."--Washington Post

Cities Without Palms

Author: Tarek Eltayeb,طيب، طارق،

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774162565

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 1023

In a desperate attempt to save his mother and two sisters from famine and disease, a young man leaves his native village in Sudan and sets out alone to seek work in the city. This is the beginning of Hamza's long journey. Hunger and destitution lead him ever farther from his home: first from Sudan to Egypt, where the lack of work forces him to join a band of smugglers, and finally from Egypt to Europe--Italy, France, Holland--where he experiences first-hand the harsh world of migrant laborers and the bitter realities of life as an illegal immigrant. Tarek Eltayeb's first novel offers an uncompromising depiction of poverty in both the developed and the developing world. With its simple yet elegant style, Cities without Palms tells of a tragic human life punctuated by moments of true joy. "Once started it is difficult to put down. It is sensational, original, and altogether a magnificent literary debut." --James Kirkup, Banipal

Dreams Deporture : The Last Dreams Puplished in The Nobel Laureate’s LifeTime

Author: Naguib Mahouz

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774160677

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

View: 5169

In this second collection of his writing based on his own dreams serialized in a Cairo magazine before his death in 2006 at the age of 94, Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz again displays his matchless ability to tell epic stories in uncannily terse form. As in the first volume (TheDreams, AUC Press, 2004), we meet more of the real (and unreal) figures that filled the author's life with glory and worry, ecstasy and ennui, in tales dreamed by a mind too fertile to ever truly rest. In them, a man sent by a victorious invader to open a storehouse holding the statue of Egypt'sreawakening finds his access denied by a menacing reptile. An obscure writer dies, and a despairing inscription on his coffin turns his funeral into a massive demonstration, assuring the deceased of a deathless reputation. A man opens a stubborn gate at the end of a lengthy chore, staring at a lakeover which loom the illuminated faces of those he has loved, but who are no more - in search of the soul who made him long to live forever. The ever more condensed and poetic episodes in Dreams of Departure movingly carry on Mahfouz's only major work after a knife attack in 1994 ironically inspiredhim to dream in print for his readers.

Inside the Night

Author: Ibrāhīm Naṣr Allāh,Ibrahim Nasrallah,نصر الله، إبراهيم

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774160974

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 6588

"I could not believe that human beings could forget so easily..." Love and life, sex and death, childhood and oppression are Inside the Night. Vivid moments of remembrance, disparate yet interconnected, come together to form the body - torn but not broken - of this novel. Beginning with ascene of departure, the two nameless narrators roam back and forth in time, veering from childhood mischief to a Palestinian refugee camp massacre; from ardent first love to necessary migration to an Arab oil country for employment; from spirited adolescent fantasies to the grim reality of life inan Arab country whose claims to progress are mounted on the bent backs of its people. The narrators' trials, tragedies, and rare but blinding moments of joy are shared with, among others, a mother and a father, an old Jewish woman who married a Palestinian, and an abandoned child living in a hut by himself who dissipates, through his innocence, the enveloping atmosphere of terror. Aforest of interwoven tales and strange destinies, Ibrahim Nasrallah's novel carves the history of a people over half a century into fragments that are poetic, multi-sensory, and richly evocative. Inside the Night's self-contained freedom is a refreshing development in the corpus of Palestinian, andhuman, literature.

The Man from Bashmour

Author: Salwá Bakr

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774161094

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 7818

Egypt in the ninth century ad: an Arab, Muslim ruling class governs a country of mostly Coptic-speaking Christians. After an exorbitant land tax imposed by the caliph's governors sparks a peasant revolt, Budayr is dispatched to the marshlands of the Nile Delta as an escort for a church-appointed emissary whose mission is to persuade the rebels to lay down their arms. But he is soon caught up in a swirl of events and concerns that alter the course of his life irrevocably, setting him on a path he could never have foreseen. The events that befall him and the insights he gains from them bring about a gradual but inexorable personal transformation, through which his eyes are opened to the fundamental commonalities practical, spiritual, and existential that bind Muslims and Copts, and he emerges as an emissary of a new sort. Hailed as a groundbreaking treatment of otherwise neglected aspects of medieval history, The Man from Bashmour is an exploration of the Egyptian character past and present, and offers insights into Egyptian thought on everything from love, philosophy, and religion to life and death.

Zwei Frauen am Meer

Author: Ḥanān aš- Šaiḫ

Publisher: mareverlag

ISBN: 9783936384024

Category: Italien - Libanesin - Junge Frau - Erinnerung - Heimat - Belletristische Darstellung

Page: 127

View: 2254

The Wolves of Trapper's Bluff

Author: Gandeto

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595865895

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 6770

The Wolves of Trapper's Bluff is a story of desires, sacrifices, persistency and challenges intertwined within the disharmonized tonalities of life. Moments of desperation conflict with episodes of triumph. Heart-melting emotional outpours succumb under the cold steeliness of grief. Fear-the constant sojourner-permeates throughout and love as a sublime universal bond underpins all the hopes. A soul warming "aha" triumphs at the end-as a testimony to an unbridled courage in faith.

Spirit of the Wolves

A Novel

Author: Dorothy Hearst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416570233

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1469

“A vivid, enchanting tale of friendship, trust, and adventure, good Tolkien-esque ingredients” (Kirkus Reviews): The final installment of The Wolf Chronicles, told from the point of view of Kaala—a young wolf facing the most perilous decision in her life. Fourteen thousand years ago in southern Europe, young wolf Kaala discovers that she alone can unite wolves and humans, and must do so for the survival of both species. In Promise of the Wolves and Secrets of the Wolves, Kaala came to understand her role. Born of a forbidden, mixed blood litter, and abandoned by her mother, Kaala struggled to earn her place in the Swift River pack. When she saved the life of a human girl, she put her hard-won acceptance at risk, and responsibility for keeping peace between wolf and humankind fell to her. She failed. Now, in Spirit of the Wolves, Kaala has one last chance. She leaves her home in the Wide Valley with her young packmates, the human girl she loves, and an obnoxious raven. Together, they travel to the land beyond the valley to find her long-lost mother and a solution to the problem of the humans, only to discover that new challenges await them. Only by calling on all of her strength and on the bonds of love with her human, raven, and wolf companions can Kaala hope to succeed. In this compelling conclusion to The Wolf Chronicles, Kaala must decide how far she is willing to go for peace…when every step she takes leads wolfkind and humankind toward war. Atmospheric, exciting, and provocative, Spirit of the Wolves is “a crackling foray into a dangerous past…Dorothy Hearst’s keen interpretations of wolf behavior, senses, and sensibilities will enchant paranormal fans and animal lovers alike” (Publishers Weekly).

Warum der Wahnsinn einer Niederlage vorzuziehen ist

Author: Ned Beauman

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455004172

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8517

1938 im Dschungel von Honduras: Zwei Expeditionen geraten bei einem neu entdeckten Maya-Tempel in eine bizarre Sackgasse. Die einen wollen den Tempel abbauen und nach New York bringen, die anderen wollen vor Ort einen Hollywood-Film drehen. Beide weigern sich aufzugeben.

Trail of the Caribou

A Tale of Dire Wolves in the Time of the Ice Age

Author: Alexandria Joyce

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462050670

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

View: 706

Torro is the newest member of the Alakota pack of dire wolves and sole heir to their leader, Derinie. Born into a world of turmoil and without a mother he must learn the ways of the pack with its order and rituals to survive the harsh climate of the prehistoric Ice Age. With the pack starving for prey and despite his inexperience at hunting, he sets off with his best friend Elsie in search of the caribou. But will his spunky personality and steadfast determination be enough for him to survive threats from saber toothed tigers, mammoths, and bears? While traversing the frozen tundra Torro must also manage hostile encounters with rival wolf packs plotting for control of the Alakota territory while his father’s leadership is challenged from within. Only Torro knows a secret that threatens the lives of every pack member. How can this brave young wolf protect himself and help the pack to survive through the harshest of winters? Trail of the Caribou chronicles Torro’s treacherous journey of growth and discovery in a world of peril and promise. “This imagined world of wolves has all the complexity of human relationships in a time before human interference; complete with Native American-inspired folklore and rituals in a rapid-paced story of courage and survival. Torro forges friendships, navigates danger, and connect with the spirits of his ancestors to thrive in the hostile wilderness -a real thrill ride! If you loved the Warrior series or The Guardians of Ga’Hoole, this is the book for you." Wendy Beeman, Educator


Author: Lori Handeland


ISBN: 3802587510

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7116

Als Kryptozoologin versucht Diana Malone Tiere aufzuspüren, die eigentlich dem Reich der Mythen und Legenden angehören. Gerüchten zufolge sollen in der Umgebung von New Orleans Werwölfe gesichtet worden sein. Diana beschließt, der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen. Sie engagiert den Ex-Agenten Adam Ruelle, damit dieser sie durch die Sümpfe von Louisiana führt. Doch schon bald wird ihr klar, dass der attraktive Mann Geheimnisse vor ihr hat. Will er sie beschützen oder von ihrem Ziel ablenken? Vierter Teil der erfolgreichen Werwolf-Serie Geschöpfe der Nacht.

Revenge of the Wolf

The tale of one man's struggle to forgive and to be forgiven when hatred is given unrestrained and unquenchable power.

Author: Wyatt Michael

Publisher: Alistair's Story Books

ISBN: 0615995969

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 2074

(Creepy Book Synopsis video link below) For Police Commissioner Morton Howe it was always business as usual in London, England. He and his team of detectives were quite accustomed to the evils of men with their sins of violence, love for money, and lust. His occupation brought all types and his precinct handled anything, but in 1841, at age 42, things would turn out to be much different. A gruesome triple murder at a farmhouse in a neighboring borough by some monstrous diabolical beast evokes fear in the people that live there. When a London university professor of science goes missing, a search of his property reveals a laboratory containing a mysterious dark iron cage. A rumor went privately among the detectives that he had been housing a large black wolf, the type of creature a zoologist reported it could be by the mutilating bite marks upon the flesh of recovered livestock. One by one, Commissioner Howe is witness to crime scenes of murder wherein the victims are persons he is secretly tied to as if the bloodthirsty killer is working his way down a list. No one else suspects he greatly fears that whoever or whatever is responsible will be coming for him. An opium addict drowning in the brothels of the night, a violent prisoner released after abusing his wife and child, a turncoat blacksmith who kills for greed, a good family man raising seven children on a farm far from civilization, a police commissioner frantically working the cases to protect his life and position, and an unknown and unforgiving traveler with a dark secret will all be fatefully led together down a terrifying path of nightmares, retribution, and death. Revenge of the Wolf is a tale of one man's struggle to forgive and to be forgiven when hatred is given unrestrained and unquenchable power.... YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/6EGWHcLbq0g

Total Cheops

Author: Jean-Claude Izzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293201644


Page: 250

View: 3354

Die Wolfsfrau

die Kraft der weiblichen Urinstinkte

Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453132269

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 560

View: 3016

Die Analyse von Mythen und Märchen aus verschiedenen Kulturkriesen durch die Psychoanalytikerin fördert Wesenszüge zu Tage, die Frauen zivilisationsbedingt eingebüsst haben.


Author: Lori Handeland


ISBN: 380258936X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6455

Seit Alexandra Trevalyns Eltern von Werwölfen getötet wurden, macht sie Jagd auf die Gestaltwandler. Doch als sie die Frau des Alphawolfs Julian Barlow umbringt, rächt sich dieser, indem er Alexandra selbst in eine Werwölfin verwandelt. Nun steht sie auf der Seite der Geschöpfe, die sie einst so gnadenlos verfolgt hat. Und muss feststellen, dass der gut aussehende Julian verwirrende Gefühle in ihr weckt

A Question Of Honor (Mills & Boon Heartwarming) (The Carsons of Wolf Lake, Book 1)

Author: Mary Anne Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 147205444X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2101

Trusting him is easy. Telling him is impossible. Faith Sizemore needs to disappear. And Wolf Lake, New Mexico, seems as good a place as any. Just to hole up for a few days and rest her road-weary nerves before making her way to Colorado...and then...who knows? Her only destination is away. As far away from Chicago as she can get.