Wolves of the Crescent Moon

A Novel

Author: Yūsuf Muḥaymīd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143113218

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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As their paths converge, three very different men--a Bedouin missing an ear, a one-eyed orphan, and a eunuch--try to make lives for themselves in a predatory city.

Zwei Frauen am Meer

Author: Ḥanān aš- Šaiḫ

Publisher: mareverlag

ISBN: 9783936384024

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

Page: 127

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Das Schwert der Dämmerung

Roman

Author: Saladin Ahmed

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641164761

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2360

Dhamsawaat ist die Stadt aller Städte: Prachtvoll, einzigartig und alles überragend, ist sie seit Jahrhunderten Zentrum der Macht und Magie der vereinten Königreiche. Hier lebt auch der alternde Adoullah, der letzte große Ghul-Jäger. Eigentlich will Adoullah nur seine Ruhe, doch als immer mehr Menschen Opfer besonders grausamer Ghule werden, begibt er sich noch einmal auf die Jagd. Und macht gemeinsam mit seinem jungen Assistenten und einer geheimnisvollen Nomadin eine unglaubliche Entdeckung ...

Wolf in White Van

Author: John Darnielle

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732523659

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1594

Sean Phillips ist durch einen schweren Unfall entstellt. Er verlässt seine Wohnung nur selten, vertieft sich in trashige Romane und Fantasyfilme, und er erfindet ein Rollenspiel. In Trace Italian finden sich die Spieler in einem postapokalyptischen Amerika wieder, in dem sie um ihr Leben kämpfen müssen. Sean gibt die Handlung vor, jede Aktion der Spieler beantwortet er mit immer neuen Wendungen und Entwicklungen. Als zwei Spieler die Anweisungen Seans nicht in Trace Italian, sondern in der realen Welt ausführen, hat dies tödliche Konsequenzen. Und Sean muss sich die Frage stellen, welche Verantwortung er dafür trägt.

Die Luna-Chroniken 1: Wie Monde so silbern

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646925884

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3877

Cinder lebt bei ihrer Stiefmutter und ihren zwei Stiefschwestern, arbeitet als Mechanikerin und versucht gegen alle Widerstände, sich nicht unterkriegen zu lassen. Als eines Tages in unauffälliger Kleidung niemand anderes als Prinz Kai an ihrem Marktstand auftaucht, wirft das unzählige Fragen auf: Warum braucht Kai ihre Hilfe? Und was hat es mit dem plötzlichen Besuch der Königin von Luna auf sich, die den Prinzen unbedingt heiraten will? Die Ereignisse überschlagen sich, bis sie während des großen Balls, auf den Cinder sich einschmuggelt, ihren Höhepunkt finden. Und diesmal wird Cinder mehr verlieren als nur ihren Schuh … Alle Bände der faszinierenden Luna-Chroniken: Wie Monde so silbern (Band 1) Wie Blut so rot (Band 2) Wie Sterne so golden (Band 3) Wie Schnee so weiß (Band 4) E-Book-Erzählung: Das mechanische Mädchen (Prequel)

Wolfsfieber

Author: Lori Handeland

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802587510

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1153

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.

Promise of the Wolves

A Novel

Author: Dorothy Hearst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416570217

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2926

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: 550

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.

Ein Glas Wut

Author: Raduan Nassar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 72

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Munira's Bottle

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

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163463

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 2433

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

The Polymath

Author: Bensalem Himmich

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774162527

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 842

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.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Cities Without Palms

Author: Tarek Eltayeb,طيب، طارق،

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774162565

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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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

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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: 9520

"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: 5293

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.

Wolfspfade

Author: Lori Handeland

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802586867

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4628

Seit ihre Schwester Katie spurlos verschwunden ist, befindet sich die Privatdetektivin Anne Lockheart auf der Suche nach ihr. Da stößt sie endlich auf einen entscheidenden Hinweis, der sie zu einem Jazzclub im French Quarter von New Orleans führt. Dessen Besitzer ist der attraktive John Rodolfo - ein begnadeter Musiker, der etwas tief in Annes Seele anrührt. Doch sein regelmäßiges nächtliches Verschwinden weckt schon bald ihr Misstrauen. Allerdings ist es nicht so einfach, Johns Geheimnis zu lüften. Weitaus einfacher dagegen, seinem verführerischen Charme zu erliegen ...

Maiden of the Crescent Moon

The Isle of Sovereigns

Author: P. J. Kerti

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609764706

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 8445

In a time and place long forgotten, the Maiden of the Crescent Moon seeks her destiny in this enthralling new fantasy adventure. Long ago in a tiny village in New England, young Crescena makes a promise to her ailing teacher. She agrees to deliver a crescent-shaped amulet to an unknown land called The Isle of Sovereigns. Her journey transcends New England of 1692, transporting her to a mysterious world of wizards, magic, and mythical creatures. It is here, on the The Isle of Sovereigns, where rulers keep guard over the four Elementals. On her mission, Crescena is accompanied by an old wizard; a half dog half wolf; and Bron, a warrior designated to protect her. Crescena soon learns she has been chosen to become the Fourth Elemental, as well as ruler over the Emerald throne, and Queen over the Earth and Moon. However, the evil Mistress of Termor sets out to stop Crescena, as well as steal away the man Crescena has come to love, her bodyguard, Bron. About the Author: P.J. Kerti lives in Hollywood, Florida, and is currently writing book two of The Isle of Sovereigns saga. She is a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/MaidenOfTheCrescentMoon-TheIsleofSovereigns.html

The Wolves of Trapper's Bluff

Author: Gandeto

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595865895

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 4872

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.