The Transmigration of Bodies Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Transmigration of Bodies


  • Author : Yuri Herrera
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 190827672X

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The Transmigration of Bodies Excerpt :

"The things people inscribe on tombstones, even if only with their breatherasing those things is what the Redeemer s there for.""

Kingdom Cons Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Kingdom Cons


  • Author : Yuri Herrera
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN 10 : 1908276932

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Kingdom Cons Excerpt :

"In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the kingdom to its core"--Page 4 of cover.

The Transmigration of Bodies and Signs Preceding the End of the World Book
Score: 4
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The Transmigration of Bodies and Signs Preceding the End of the World


  • Author : Yuri Herrera
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925498240

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The Transmigration of Bodies and Signs Preceding the End of the World Excerpt :

Two astonishing novellas, by ‘Mexico’s greatest novelist’, in one volume. Hilarious and horrifying, Yuri Herrera’s The Transmigration of Bodies is a gritty, feverish novella, written in dazzling prose that is both bawdy and poetic. A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city’s underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage. Lust and crime and a lack of condoms all feature in this brilliant novella about living in a city filled with the dead, and where no one can distinguish between the guilty and the innocent. A response to the violence of contemporary Mexico, with echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Roberto Bolaño and Raymond Chandler, The Transmigration of Bodies is a noir tragedy and a tribute to those bodies—loved, sanctified and defiled—that violent crime has touched. Signs Preceding the End of the World is a masterpiece, haunting and arresting, spare and poetic, a condensed epic about immigration. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there’s no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the USA carrying a pair of secret messages—one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld.

Mexican Gothic Book
Score: 3.5
From 68 Ratings

Mexican Gothic


  • Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525620792

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper

Among Strange Victims Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Among Strange Victims


  • Author : Daniel Salda–a Par’s
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781566894302

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Among Strange Victims Excerpt :

Slackers meets Savage Detectives in this polyphonic ode to the pleasures of not measuring up.

Strange Bodies Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Strange Bodies


  • Author : Marcel Theroux
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571279814

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Strange Bodies Excerpt :

Nicholas Slopen has been dead for months. So when a man claiming to be Nicholas turns up to visit an old girlfriend, deception seems the only possible motive. Yet nothing can make him change his story. From the secure unit of a notorious psychiatric hospital, he begins to tell his tale: an account of attempted forgery that draws the reader towards an extraordinary truth - a metaphysical conspiracy that lies on the other side of madness and death. Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.

TransMIGRATIONS Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

TransMIGRATIONS


  • Author : Eddie Louise
  • Publisher : EDGE-Lite
  • Release Date : 2018-04-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770531796

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TransMIGRATIONS Excerpt :

Is time travel real? Doctor Petronella sage is determined to find out. So is Justin Bremer, the young scholar in the far future tasked with reviewing Dr. Sage’s timeline. Repeatedly electrocuting herself in order to fling her consciousness through time and space, Petra discovers that death is no barrier to science.

Me  Who Dove into the Heart of the World Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Me Who Dove into the Heart of the World


  • Author : Sabina Berman
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429974325

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Me Who Dove into the Heart of the World Excerpt :

A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman. Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for autistic savant Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea. Despite how far she's come, Karen remains defined by the things she can't do—until her gifts with animals are finally put to good use at the family's fishery. Her plan is brilliant: Consolation Tuna will be the first humane tuna fishery on the planet. Greenpeace approves, fame and fortune follow, and Karen is swept on a global journey that explores how we live, what we eat, and how our lives can defy even our own wildest expectations.

Cloud Atlas Book
Score: 4
From 509 Ratings

Cloud Atlas


  • Author : David Mitchell
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373571

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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, lik

Crossings Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Crossings


  • Author : Alex Landragin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250259059

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Crossings Excerpt :

"A sparkling debut. Landragin’s seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." —Publishers Weekly "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended." —Library Journal (Starred Review) Alex Landragin's Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut—a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy.

A Silent Fury Book

A Silent Fury


  • Author : Yuri Herrera
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1911508792

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The Bitch Book

The Bitch


  • Author : PILAR. QUINTANA
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1912987058

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The Bitch Excerpt :

Colombia's Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age 'when women dry up,' as her uncle puts it, she is eager to adopt an orphaned puppy. But this act may bring more than just affection into her home. The Bitch is written in a prose as terse as the villagers, with storms - both meteorological and emotional - lurking around each corner. Beauty and dread live side by side in this poignant exploration or the many meanings of motherhood and love.

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Tibetan Book of the Dead


  • Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486845371

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Tibetan Book of the Dead Excerpt :

Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.

Transmigrated As My Former Uncle s Sweetheart Book

Transmigrated As My Former Uncle s Sweetheart


  • Author : Chu Yue
  • Publisher : WWW.WEBNOVEL.COM (Cloudary Holdings Limited)
  • Release Date : 2021-08-02
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Transmigrated As My Former Uncle s Sweetheart Excerpt :

Official website: https://www.webnovel.com/ Lu Liangwei wakes up to find herself transmigrated as a supporting character in the novel she had been reading a few days ago. According to the novel, this character has everything—beauty, wealth, status—except brains. Before Liangwei had taken over, she even went as far as to hang herself for the male protagonist that she loved: the Crown Prince as well as her sister's lover. Now that she has become a "brand new" person, it is time for her to turn her life around with charm and wit! She will get everyone to fall in love with her, even the Crown Prince's uncle—the Emperor! Who needs a prince when you can become the Empress herself?

All My Goodbyes Book

All My Goodbyes


  • Author : Mariana Dimópulos
  • Publisher : Giramondo Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925336467

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All My Goodbyes Excerpt :

This highly acclaimed contemporary Argentinian novel is the first in Giramondo’s Literature of the South series, featuring innovative fiction and non-fiction by writers of the southern hemisphere. It is translated from the Spanish by Australian translator Alice Whitmore. All My Goodbyes is a novel told in overlapping vignettes, which follow the travels of a young Argentinian woman across Europe (Málaga, Madrid, Heidelberg, Berlin) and back to Argentina (Buenos Aires, Patagonia) as she flees from situation to situation, job to job, and relationship to relationship. Within the complexity of the narrator's situation, a backstory emerges about a brutal murder in Patagonia which she may or may not be implicated in, but whether this is the cause of her flight is never entirely clear – she is driven as much by psychological concerns, her relationship with her father, uncertainty about her identity and purpose in life. The novella is, as the title suggests, a catalogue of goodbyes, the result of a decade-long cycle of self-inflicted alienation which the narrator, despite herself, seems fated to perpetuate. In its structure it recalls the rich Argentinian tradition of Cortazar and Borges; its language is by turns stark and elaborate, brutal in its economy and yet poetic in its imagery. 'She is a writer of montage, of narrative leaps, of what she calls ‘a fragmentary way of seeing’. In her writing we sense at once a farewell and a recognition, a greeting and a rupturing.' — Esther Cross 'All My Goodbyes is one of those books that spins intensity out of brevity. A novel in which careful prose, coupled with an ample and precise vocabulary, coexists with a gracefully non-linear novelistic form.' — Eduardo Berti