B>b>From the author of /b>b>Crossing/b>b>--a National Book Award finalist--comes a dazzling tale full of fury, tenderness, war, and sex. /b>/b>br>br>Kosovo, April 1995. Arsim is a twenty-two-year-old, recently-married student at;the University of Pristina, keeping his head down to gain his degree in an;institution deeply hostile to Albanians. In a café, he meets a Serbian medical;student named Miloš. Before the day is over, everything has;changed for both of them, and within a week, two milestones take place in Arsim''s married life: his wife announces her first pregnancy, and he begins an affair with a man.br>br> br>br>As a war erupts around them, Arsim and his family are forced to move abroad, while Miloš begins a traumatizing military career. Spiraling down a dark and destructive path, Arsim believes that his one chance for redemption is to be reunited with his lost love.;Unbeknownst to him, however, Miloš is no;longer;the man he once knew.br>br>br>br>Like the legend of the bolla--a demonic serpent that devours everything in sight--Statovci delivers an electrifying story of desire, destruction, and one man''s attempt to understand the link between ecstasy, intimacy, and war.
From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (A triumph for the genre. -- Library Journal ), a highly anticipated new graphic novel. Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth--and frailty--of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
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The triumphant return of one of comics' greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man's search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this "escape" really about? As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how he's gotten to where he is. And isn't. And we meet Hana: a sweet, smart, first-generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life. But now she's gone. Did Asterios do something to drive her away? What has happened to her? Is she even alive? All the questions will be answered, eventually. In the meantime, we are enthralled by Mazzucchelli's extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics, sharply observed social mores, and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception. Asterios Polyp is David Mazzucchelli's masterpiece: a great American graphic novel.
The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
The story of an affair between a fifteen-year-old French girl and her Chinese lover, set in prewar Indochina
The explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the
A sweeping and captivatingly told history of clothing and the stuff it''s made of-an unparalleled deep-dive into how we''ve made what we wear, and how our garments have transformed our societies, our planet, and our lives. In this ambitious, panoramic social history, Sofi Thanhauser brilliantly tells five stories--Linen, Cotton, Silk, Synthetics, Wool--about the clothes we wear and where they come from, illuminating our world in unexpected ways. She takes us from the opulent court of Louis Quatorze to the labor camps in modern-day Chinese-occupied Xinjiang. We see how textiles were once dyed from lichen, shells, bark, saffron, and beetles, displaying distinctive regional weaves and knits, and how the modern Western garment industry has refashioned our attire into the homogenous and disposable uniforms popularized by fast fashion brands. Thanhauser makes clear how the clothing industry has become one of the planet''s worst polluters, composed of chronically underpaid and exploited laborers. But she also shows us how micro-communities and companies of textile and clothing makers in every corner of the world are rediscovering ancestral and ethical methods for making what we wear. ;;;; Drawn from years of intensive research and reporting from around the world, and brimming with fascinating anecdotal material, Unraveled reveals to us that our clothing comes not just from the countries listed on the tags or ready-made from our factories--it comes, as well, from deep in our histories.
THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE . . . in which Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious series of adventures. Meet Victorian Londons most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. When Lovelace translated a description of Babbages plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotations three times longer than the original work. Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines. But do not despair! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime--for the sake of both London and science. Complete with extensive footnotes that rival those penned by Lovelace herself, historical curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbages mechanical, steam-powered computer, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is wonderfully whimsical, utterly unusual, and, above all, entirely irresistible. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)
An intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking--the man, the friend, and the physicist. One of the most influential physicists of our time, Stephen Hawking touched the lives of millions. Recalling his nearly two decades as Hawkings collaborator and friends, Leonard Mlodinow brings this complex man into focus in a unique and deeply personal portrayal. We meet Hawking the genius, who ours his mind into uncovering the mysteries of the universe--ultimately formulating a pathbreaking theory of black holes that reignites the discipline of cosmology and paves the way for physicists to investigate the origins of the universe in completely new ways. We meet Hawking the colleagues, a man whose illness leaves him able to communicate at only six words per minute but who expends the effort to punctuate his conversations with humor. And we meet Hawking the friend, who can convey volumes with a frown, a smile, or simply a raised eyebrow. Modinow puts us in the room as Hawking indulges his passion for wine and curry; shares his feelings on love, death, and disability; and grapples with deep questions of philosophy and physics. Whether depicting Hawkings devotion to his work or demonstrating how he would make spur of the moment choices, such as punting on the River Cam (despite the risk the jaunt to posed), or spinning tales of Hawking defiantly urinating in the hedges outside a restaurant that doesnt have a wheelchair accessible toilet, Mlodinow captures his indomitable spirit. This deeply affecting account of a friendship teaches us not just about the nature and practice of physics but also about life and the human capacity to overcome daunting obstacles.
A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoirs masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mothers death shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence ( The Sunday Telegraph ). Powerful, touching, and sometimes shocking, this is an end-of-life account that no reader is likely to forget. Translated by Patrick O'Brian
Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
From the creator of Black Hole ("The best graphic novel of the year." -- Time ; "Burns's masterwork." -- The New York Times Book Review ), the second part of a new epic masterpiece of graphic horror in brilliant, vivid color. Much has happened since we last saw Doug, the Tintin-like hero from X'ed Out . Confessing his past to an unidentified woman, Doug struggles to recall the mysterious incident that left his life shattered, an incident that may have involved his disturbed and now-absent girlfriend, Sarah, and her menacing ex-boyfriend. Doug warily seeks answers in a nightmarish alternate world that is a distorted mirror of our own, where he is a lowly employee that carts supplies around the Hive. The second part of Charles Burns's riveting trilogy, this graphic narrative will delight and surpass the expectations of his fans.
In a mid-twenty-first-century nation devastated by civil war, botanist professor Paulie Panther researches a strange plant at the high school of an experimental forest town and discovers its telepathic properties, a finding that singles him out as a brash individualist in a community of conformists.
When Doug wakes up not knowing where he is, his beloved, and possibly dead, cat Inky climbs through a hole in the wall and beckons him to follow, marking the beginning of a mysterious journey through fractured, but apparently related, realities.
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Collects a two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Seattle teenagers of the 1970s are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that spreads only through sexual contact.
In three immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion ( The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. Enthralling as faction, suffused with de Beauvoirs remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.
B>b>A stunning collection of 150 portraits of groundbreaking women throughout history--many of whom are unsung or forgotten--by one of the best illustrators working today./b>/b>br>br>In early March 2020, Covid19-locked down in her Toronto home-studio and longing for inspiration, artist Anita Kunz began researching women on the Internet. She wasn''t sure what she was looking for, but soon found an array of astonishing people who had done amazing things--some of whom she had heard of, but most of whom she had not. And then she began to paint them and write down their stories--an astonishingly eclectic group, from ancient history to 2020--from Joan of Arc to Josephine Baker to Rachel Carson to Misty Copland. The result is a stunning feat of historical research and artistic achievement.
B>The twentieth anniversary edition of one of the most controversial books ever published on race and language is now more relevant than ever in this season of racial reckoning. /b>br> b>br>In addition to a brave and bracing inquiry into the origins, uses and impact of the infamous word, this edition features an extensive new introduction accounting for major developments in its evolution during the last two decades of its vexed history./b>br> b> /b>br> In the new introduction to his classic work, Kennedy questions the claim that nigger is the most tabooed term in the American language, faced with the implacable prevalence of its old-fashioned anti-Black sense. Nigger continues to be part of the loud soundtrack of the worst instances of racial aggression in American life--racially motivated assaults and murders, arson, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and workplace harassment. br>br>Consider this: twenty years ago, Kennedy wrote that any major politician credibly accused of using nigger would be immediately abandoned and ostracized. He was wrong. Donald Trump, POTUS himself, was credibly charged, and the allegation caused little more than a yawn. No one doubted the accuracy of the claim but amidst all his other racist acts his nigger-baiting no longer seemed shocking. Nigger is still very much alive and all too widely accepted.br> br> On the other hand, Kennedy is concerned to address the many episodes in which people have been punished for quoting, enunciating, or saying nigger in circumstances that should have made it clear that the speakers were doing nothing wrong--or at least nothing sufficiently wrong to merit the extent of the denunciation they suffered. br> He discusses, for example, the inquisition of Bill Maher (and his pathetic apology) and the (white) teachers who have been disciplined for reading out loud texts that contain nigger. He argues that in assessing these controversies, we ought to be more careful about the use/mention distinction: menacingly calling someone a nigger is wholly different than quoting a sentence from a text by James Baldwin or Toni Morrison or Flannery OConnor or Mark Twain.br> br> Too, Kennedy argues against the proposition that different rules should apply depending upon the race of the speaker of nigger, offering stunningly commonsensical reasons for abjuring the erection of such boundaries.br> br> He concludes by venturing a forecast about the likely status of nigger in American culture during the next twenty years when we will see the clear ascendance of a so-called minority majority body politic--which term itself is redolent of white supremacy.
Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children. Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices. The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.
@00000327@A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history.@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry. @00000341@ @00000341@In @00000373@Who We Are and How We Got Here@00000155@, Reich allows readers to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden story of our species. Reich delves into how the genomic revolution is transforming our understanding of modern humans and how DNA studies reveal deep inequalities among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals. Provocatively, Reich@00000065@s book suggests that there might very well be biological differences among human populations but that these differences are unlikely to conform to common stereotypes.@00000341@ @00000341@Drawing upon revolutionary findings and unparalleled scientific studies, @00000373@Who We Are and How We Got Here@00000155@ is a captivating glimpse into humankind--where we came from and what that says about our lives today.
Sam: They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because they're forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully: We're allways sixteen. Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Model T to Lincoln Continental, career from the Civil War to the Cold War, barrelling down through the Appalachians, up the Mississippi River, across the Badlands, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself. By turns beguiling and gripping, finally worldwrecking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever published before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other. Hailey: They were with us before Tristan & Isolde. And long after too. Because they're forever around. Or so both claim, gleefully carolling: We're allways sixteen. Hailey & Sam, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Shelby Mustang to Sumover Linx, careen from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War, tearing down to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, across Montana, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself. By turns enticing and exhilarating, finally breathtaking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever conceived before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.