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Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future

Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future


Svetlana Alexievich

ISBN: 9780241270547
Year of publication: 2016

Svetlana Alexievich CHERNOBYL PRAYER A Chronicle of the Future Translated by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait Contents Some historical background A lone human voice The author interviews herself on missing history and why Chernobyl calls our view of the world into question 1 Land of the Dead Monologue on why people remember Monologue on how we can talk with both the living and the dead Monologue on a whole life written on a door Monologue of a village on how they call the souls from heaven to weep and ...

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Voices from Chernobyl (Lannan Selection)

Voices from Chernobyl (Lannan Selection)


Svetlana Alexievich

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Year of publication: 2015

VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL VOICES FROM CHERNOBYLSVETLANA ALEXIEVICH TRANSLATION AND PREFACE BY KEITH GESSEN First published in Russian as Tchernobylskaia Molitva by Editions Ostojie, 1997 Copyright 1997 by Svetlana Alexievich Translation 2005 by Keith Gessen First edition, 2005 All rights reserved Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available ISBN 1-56478-401-0 Partially funded by grants from the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the ...

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Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror

Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror


Jonathan Maberry
Sean Ellis
Michael McBride
Aaron Sterns
Kirsten Cross
J H Moncrieff
Lee Murray
Rena Mason
Paul Mannering
S D Perry
Jake Bible
Jessica McHugh

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Year of publication: 2018

Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror Edited by Lee Murray ONE HELL OF A WHOLE James A. Moore I love anthologies. I cant stress that enough. I used to hate short stories and the very notion of an anthology was wasted breath, but I got over that around the same time I actually read an anthology of shared world stories the shared world was the Thieves World as edited by Robert Lynn Aspirin and realized that short stories could be as refreshing and exciting as a novel. The rub had been, ...

Keywords: Anthology Cave Creatures Horror Occult Subterranean Supernatural
Black Square

Black Square


Sophie Pinkham

ISBN: 9780393247978
Year of publication: 2016

Sophie Pinkham BLACK SQUARE ADVENTURES IN POST-SOVIET UKRAINE For my friends in Ukraine and Russia, with love and gratitude. MAPS PREFACE I was seven years old when the Berlin Wall fell. Watching the news with my parents in New York, I wondered how a simple concrete barrier could be so important. Why hadnt people just climbed over it Newscasters discussed the Iron Curtain, which sounded scary, but also confusing. Didnt curtains, by definition, ripple and fold I was sixteen when NATO bombed ...

Keywords: 21st Century Europe Geopolitics Russia Social History Travel
Nine Last Days on Planet Earth

Nine Last Days on Planet Earth


Daryl Gregory

ISBN: 9781250209450
Year of publication: 2018

Daryl Gregory NINE LAST DAYS ON PLANET EARTH 1975 On the first night of the meteor storm, his mother came to wake him up, but LT was only pretending to sleep. Hed been lying in the dark waiting for the end of the world. You have to see this, she said. He didnt want to leave the bed but she was an intense woman who could beam energy into him with a look. She took his hand and led him between the stacks of moving boxes, then across the backyard and through the cattle gate to the field, where the ...

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The Purchase

The Purchase


Amy Cross

ISBN: 9781091043152
Year of publication: 2019

Amy Cross THE PURCHASE Prologue Okay. Lets see what weve got here. Climbing out of the car, wincing a little at the pain in his back, Doctor Jack Levant looked toward the cabin and immediately noticed a few key details. Thirty years in the field had taught him to work fast. From the cabins design and layout, he could immediately identify its construction as early-to-mid nineteenth century, which meant that it was most likely home to one of the prospectors whod flooded this part of the country. ...

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The Greek Coffin Mystery

The Greek Coffin Mystery


Ellery Queen

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Year of publication: 0

The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen CHARACTERS GEORG KHALKIS ART DEALER GILBERT SLOANE MANAGER, KHALKIS GALLERIES DELPHINA SLOANE KHALKISS SISTER ALAN CHENEY SON OF DELPHINA SLOANE DEMMY KHALKISS COUSIN JOAN BRETT KHALKISS SECRETARY JAN VREELAND KHALKISS TRAVELING REPRESENTATIVE LUCY VREELAND VREELANDS WIFE NACIO SUIZA DIRECTOR OF KHALKISS ART GALLERY ALBERT GRIM SHAW EX-CONVICT DR. WARDES ENGLISH EYE SPECIALIST MILES WOODRUFF KHALKISS ATTORNEY JAMES J. KNOX MILLIONAIRE ART CONNOISSEUR DR. ...

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A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers

A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers


Alyssa Wong

ISBN: 9780765386588
Year of publication: 2016

Alyssa Wong A FIST OF PERMUTATIONS IN LIGHTNING AND WILDFLOWERS There was nothing phoenix-like in my sisters immolation. Just the scent of charred skin, unbearable heat, the inharmonious sound of her last, grief-raw scream as she evaporated, leaving glass footprints seared into the desert sand. If my parents were still alivealthough they are, probably, in some iteration of the universe maybe even this onethey would tell me that it wasnt my fault, that no one could have seen it coming. That she ...

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That Game We Played During the War

That Game We Played During the War


Carrie Vaughn

ISBN: 9780765389350
Year of publication: 2016

Carrie Vaughn THAT GAME WE PLAYED DURING THE WAR From the moment she left the train station, absolutely everybody stopped to look at Calla. They watched her walk across the plaza and up the steps of the Northward Military Hospital. In her dull gray uniform she was like a storm cloud moving among the khaki of the Gaantish soldiers and officials. The peace between their peoples was holding seeing her should not have been such a shock. And yet, she might very well have been the first citizen of ...

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Terminal

Terminal


Lavie Tidhar

ISBN: 9780765389398
Year of publication: 2016

Lavie Tidhar TERMINAL From above the ecliptic the swarm can be seen as a cloud of minute bullet-shaped insects, their hulls, packed with photovoltaic cells, capturing the sunlight tiny, tiny flames burning in the vastness of the dark. They crawl with unbearable slowness across this small section of near space, beetles climbing a sheer obsidian rock face. Only the sun remains constant. The sun, always, dominates their sky. Inside each jalopy are instrument panels and their like a sleeping ...

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Ashes in the Snow

Ashes in the Snow


Ruta Sepetys

ISBN: 9780399254123
Year of publication: 2018

Ruta Sepetys ASHES IN THE SNOW In memory of Jonas epetys Maps This map is intended to convey the great distance Lina and her family traveled. It is not meant to accurately represent all country borders. This map is intended to convey the great distance Lina and her family traveled. It is not meant to accurately represent all country borders. A TIMELINE Day 1: Kaunas, Lithuania Day 3: Vilnius, Lithuania Day 4: Minsk, Belarus Day 5: Orsha, Belarus Day 6: Smolensk, Russia Day 21: Cross the Ural ...

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Your Orisons May Be Recorded

Your Orisons May Be Recorded


Laurie Penny

ISBN: 9780765384546
Year of publication: 2016

Laurie Penny YOUR ORISONS MAY BE RECORDED All prayers are answered, but sometimes the answer is no. And sometimes the answer is: Let me talk to my manager and get back to you. Really, the caller is saying, Ive been donating to the church for years. Going every Sunday. He wanted that. He wanted us to get married there. Its legal now. Honestly, I expected better service, but I think persuading him to come home is the least you can do at this point. The clients voice shakes a little with ...

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Virtuoso

Virtuoso


Yelena Moskovich

ISBN: 9781788160254
Year of publication: 2019

Yelena Moskovich VIRTUOSO When I dream its of you My love, my friend When I sing its for you My love, my friend Marie Lafort, Mon amour, mon ami and huge stars, above the feverish head, and hands, reaching out to the one, who hasnt for ages existed and wont exist who cannot exist and must exist. Marina Tsvetaeva, Nights without the beloved PART ONE Soliloquy Face down on the hotel linen, the body. Just one hand drooping off the side of the bed, resting on the bristles of the rose-coloured ...

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The Ghosts of Christmas

The Ghosts of Christmas


Paul Cornell

ISBN: 9781466835290
Year of publication: 2012

Paul Cornell THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS It was because of a row. The row was about nothing. So it all came from nothing. Or, perhaps its more accurate to say it came from the interaction between two people. I remember how Bens voice suddenly became gentle and he said, as if decanting the whole unconscious reason for the row: Why dont we try for a baby This was mid-March. My memory of that moment is of hearing birds outside. I always loved that time of year, that sense of nature becoming stronger ...

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The Destroyer

The Destroyer


Tara Isabella Burton

ISBN: 9780765389404
Year of publication: 2016

Tara Isabella Burton THE DESTROYER I. Long before my mother destroyed the world, her experiments were quieter, more contained. They did not obliterate continents. They did not rack up the dead. She began as a domestic researcher in the household of an Umbrian merchant, engineering fish with mirrored scales. She told me how he loved to see his own face reflected, one and then a thousand and then another hundred times how he filled the fountains with so many that there was no room to breathe or ...

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