You Can't Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650507

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 5919

Now available from Thomas Wolfe’s original publisher, the final novel by the literary legend, that “will stand apart from everything else that he wrote” (The New York Times Book Review)—first published in 1940 and long considered a classic of twentieth century literature. A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfe’s magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II. Driven by dreams of literary success, George Webber has left his provincial hometown to make his name as a writer in New York City. When his first novel is published, it brings him the fame he has sought, but it also brings the censure of his neighbors back home, who are outraged by his depiction of them. Unsettled by their reaction and unsure of himself and his future, Webber begins a search for a greater understanding of his artistic identity that takes him deep into New York’s hectic social whirl; to London with an uninhibited group of expatriates; and to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler’s shadow. He discovers a world plagued by political uncertainty and on the brink of transformation, yet he finds within himself the capacity to meet it with optimism and a renewed love for his birthplace. He is a changed man yet a hopeful one, awake to the knowledge that one can never fully “go back home to your family, back home to your childhood…away from all the strife and conflict of the world…back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time.”

Die Party bei den Jacks

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442745111

Category: Apartment houses

Page: 347

View: 2305

You Can’t Go Home Again

Author: Sarvat Hasin

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9387625435

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9108

Linked stories draw a powerful portrait of young Pakistan, at home and in the world. A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school put on a production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible-and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years, the young men and women grow up together and apart, haunted by both home and djinns in these lyrical linked stories. In the world of Sarvat Hasin's contemporary seekers, young rakes move between Murree and New York and women own the magic of their inexplicable passions; a failed soap opera star forms a poignant truce of a marriage with an unlikely man who has his own scars; churails are a persistent spectre in the most modern of lives. Here is the real Pakistan of Mohsin Hamid and Kamila Shamsie, one generation younger-and a young storyteller to take on the legacy of Pakistan's chroniclers.

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Roman

Author: Wiley Cash

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104025193

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2617

»Ein Roman von geradezu hypnotischer Stärke – zutiefst erschütternd und großartig erzählt.« The New York Times In Marshall, einem abgeschiedenen Ort in den Bergen North Carolinas, geschieht an einem heißen Sommertag das Unfassbare. Der dreizehnjährige Christopher Hall kommt während der Abendmesse ums Leben. Der Junge hat noch nie ein Wort gesprochen. Deshalb sollte er an diesem Sonntag in der Kirche »geheilt« werden. Niemand aus der Gemeinde will sich zum Tod des Jungen äußern. Auch der charismatische Prediger Carson Chambliss, der selbsternannte Erlöser im Ort, schweigt zu dem Vorfall. Was jedoch keiner in Marshall ahnt: Christophers jüngerer Bruder Jess hat das Geschehen in der Kirche an dem Tag, als sein Bruder starb, von außen beobachtet. Und Jess weiß, was er gesehen hat. Er weiß auch, was Christopher und er nur wenige Tage zuvor in ihrem Elternhaus gesehen haben. Als Jess sein Wissen teilt, spitzt sich die Situation zu, und es kommt zur Katastrophe. New York Times Bestseller Von Kirkus Reviews und Library Journal zum besten Roman 2012 gewählt Ausgezeichnet mit dem Dagger Award für den besten Debütroman

You Can't Go Home Again

Author: Robert J. Crane,Lauren Harper

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 255

View: 5555

Cassie Howell has now survived two brushes with vampires. A typical teenager and recovering compulsive liar, Cassie figures she might have finally settled into high school life in sunny Tampa, Florida and put all her vampire problems behind her. Except for the studly vampire that's training her to fight his own kind. Because he's totally not a problem, and the vampire fight clubbing is "just in case." And soon enough, just in case comes in very handy, because Cassie's hometown in upstate New York is being overrun by the vamps that are searching for someone that sounds suspiciously like Cassie. When her uncle is attacked, Cassie finds herself heading home to confront her past and face up to the troubles she left behind... ...And some new ones that have come to town since...because of her.

You Can Never Go Home Again

Author: Dyan Sheldon

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780816736911

Category: Divorce

Page: 239

View: 8840

When Angel and her mother move into a cottage on a cliff on Long Island, they find a ghost named BJ, who died during the '50s, already lives there. Part one of two.

Auftauchen, um Luft zu holen

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1256

Ein Vertreter bricht aus dem täglichen Trott aus, kehrt an den Ort seiner Kindheit zurück und erzählt uns dabei sein Leben. Ein hellsichtiges, in seinen Analysen prophetisches Buch.

You Can Go Home Again

Tales from Dave's Bar

Author: Fred “Max” Roberts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477162941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 203

View: 7052

You Can Go Home Again opens with a story of growing up black in the hostile and segregated South, where even at nine years old, Dave already realizes a striking difference between how black and white people are treated. Daves parents are law-abiding citizens and God-fearing Christians, but this is still the era of segregation with its rampant racism, and a time when a black boy faces a dismal future. Determined to beat the odds, Dave holds tight to his dreams even while chafing against his loving but strict upbringing. As soon as hes old enough, he joins the Marines and begins to discover the world. Upon his return from Japan, he moves to Philadelphia and begins to discover life and learns the hard way that dreams dont always come true. You Can Go Home Again, Freds second book, is the prequel to his first book, The Delivery Man.

Never Go Home Again

A Novel

Author: Shannon Holmes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416510001

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8186

Shannon Holmes -- Essence bestselling author of B-More Careful and Bad Girlz, and one of the brightest stars in urban fiction -- returns with a dramatic must-read novel inspired by his own life. Never Go Home Again is the story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets. And yet, like so many others in Corey's neighborhood, he finds the temptations of the lucrative drug trade too great to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, it is inevitable that it is he who has to pay, with his time and maybe even his life: by the age of sixteen Corey is locked up. Incarcerated in Riker's Island and then in prisons upstate, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and eventually his spirit. But in the midst of his horrific imprisonment he discovers new strength to keep himself together and survive. Corey meets a few kind souls who mean him well, including a teacher who encourages him to get out of prison and make something of himself. The teacher also advises Corey to "never go home again." Though the homesick Corey does not immediately understand, he ultimately realizes the wisdom of his mentor's words. Unflinching and riveting, this story is the firsthand account of the brutal, unforgiving inner-city streets and prison life, as well as a difficult lesson in accepting responsibility and moving on.

You Can't Go Home Again

Author: Robert J. Crane,Lauren Harper

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 255

View: 8961

Cassie Howell has now survived two brushes with vampires. A typical teenager and recovering compulsive liar, Cassie figures she might have finally settled into high school life in sunny Tampa, Florida and put all her vampire problems behind her. Except for the studly vampire that's training her to fight his own kind. Because he's totally not a problem, and the vampire fight clubbing is "just in case." And soon enough, just in case comes in very handy, because Cassie's hometown in upstate New York is being overrun by the vamps that are searching for someone that sounds suspiciously like Cassie. When her uncle is attacked, Cassie finds herself heading home to confront her past and face up to the troubles she left behind... ...And some new ones that have come to town since...because of her.

Aslauga's Ritter

Author: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842407300

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 4999

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Ich werde fliegen

Roman

Author: Dana Czapnik

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641237416

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4449

New York, 90er-Jahre: Lucy Adler ist klug und hinterfragt alles und jeden. Auf dem Basketballplatz ist sie ein Ass. Nichts liebt die 17-Jährige mehr, als mit ihrem Freund Percy Körbe zu werfen und andere Jungs in Matches zu besiegen. Doch in ihrer Schule bringt ihr dieses Talent gar nichts: Angesehen sind dort nur die Mädchen, die mit dem Strom schwimmen, immer perfekt aussehen und am Spielfeldrand die Jungs anfeuern. Lucy dagegen diskutiert mit Percy über französische Existenzialisten und zweifelt alle angeblichen Selbstverständlichkeiten im Leben an. Sie liebt Percy seit einer gefühlten Ewigkeit – und umso mehr schmerzt es sie, dass er zwar alle Gedanken mit ihr teilt, aber stets eine oberflächliche Schulschönheit als Freundin wählt. Wie kann sie ihren Weg in sein Herz finden? Und wie ihren Weg in eine selbstbestimmte Zukunft, in der sie alle Freiheiten hat wie ein Junge, aber trotzdem eine junge Frau bleibt?

Die Nickel Boys

Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446262962

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 8670

Florida, Anfang der sechziger Jahre. Der sechzehnjährige Elwood lebt mit seiner Großmutter im schwarzen Ghetto von Tallahassee und ist ein Bewunderer Martin Luther Kings. Als er einen Platz am College bekommt, scheint sein Traum von gesellschaftlicher Veränderung in Erfüllung zu gehen. Doch durch einen Zufall gerät er in ein gestohlenes Auto und wird ohne gerechtes Verfahren in die Besserungsanstalt Nickel Academy gesperrt. Dort werden die Jungen missbraucht, gepeinigt und ausgenutzt. Erneut bringt Whitehead den tief verwurzelten Rassismus und das nicht enden wollende Trauma der amerikanischen Geschichte zutage. Sein neuer Roman, der auf einer wahren Geschichte beruht, ist ein Schrei gegen die Ungerechtigkeit.