Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a word journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him—seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot’s story reminds us that there’s always a way back home.
In 1992, a car accident kills a young man and forever changes the lives of three people… Now, twenty years later, they’ll all come to regret the choices they made that day, as the secrets and lies they’ve told to protect each other become the very things that tear their lives apart. After a night of fun, Abby was responsible for the car crash that killed her beloved brother. It is a sin she can never forgive herself for, so she pushes away the man she loves most, knowing that he would eventually hate her for what she’s done, the same way she hates herself. Twenty years later, Abby’s husband, Nate, is also living with a deep sense of guilt. He was the driver who first came upon the scene of Abby’s accident, the man who pulled her to safety before the car erupted in flames, the man who could not save her brother in time. It’s this guilt, this regret that binds them together. They understand each other. Or so Nate believes. In a strange twist of fate, Liam (her old lover—possibly her true soulmate) moves in with his own family next door, releasing a flood of memories that Abby has been trying to keep buried all these years. Abby and Liam, in a complicit agreement, pretend never to have met, yet cannot resist the pull of the past—nor the repercussions of the dark secrets they’ve both been carrying…
مجدداً يبحر الروائي اليمني وجدي الأهدل في ثاني رواية له تلت "قوارب جبلية" التي أثارت ضجة كبيرة إثر مصادرة السلطات اليمنية لها ومنع تداولها منتصف 2002م. وكما لا تفارق السخرية من الواقع السياسي والاجتماعي أعماله منذ "زهرة العابر" –قصص1997م-، يتجسد العمل الروائي الجديد لوجدي الأهدل كأحد أهم أعماله الساخرة من محظورات الواقع في عالم متخيل روائياً، بأسلوب سردي يمكن بجلاء أن نقرأ من خلاله وجدي الأهدل بتميز أسلوبه وبصمته الحكائية الخاصة. لم تخلو "فيلسوف الكرنتينة" من فنتازية ساحرة، وموخزة أيضاً كما في باقي أعمال الأهدل. تعتقد أن الشخوص، الأمكنة، الزمان في "فيلسوف الكرنتينة" وكأنها عوالم أسطورية مصطنعة كما في قصص الخيال العلمي، ولكنك ما تلبث اكتشاف إمكانية تطابقها مع العوالم الواقعية المعاشة يومياً، تأخذك الرواية في عالمها الغرائبي الخاص وما تلبث أن تغمسك في إمكانيتها كواقع مشابه لكن ليس بغريب على أي منا، وكأنهما واحد، الرواية الغرائبية والواقع المؤلم. ويبدو أن الأهدل قد اختار أن يوسع محيط حكاياته مكانياً ليتجاوز النطاق الجغرافي لليمن التي دارت فيهما أحداث روايتيه "قوارب جبلية" و"حمار بين الأغاني"، وكما انزاحت جغرافياً، فالرواية تنزاح سردياً باتجاه الإثارة والدهشة والأحداث تصاعدياً.
Passion. Suspense. Fear. - He kissed her again, soft and slow like a fine wine, he was taking his sweet time with her- With Arsen’s disappearance with the mystery person, Paul went up to the apartment after an hour as Arsen wasn’t answering his calls. Steele was up and making breakfast with no idea about what Arsen had done. Paul was unsure how much information to divulge to Steele. They found Arsen’s phone was still in his office. When they checked the message and tried to call the odd number back they found it was just as they suspected and the number couldn’t be reached. Steele was on the verge of freaking out when Detective Fontaine showed up with a warrant for Arsen’s arrest for the murder of the other two women.
The three of them sat and had a long discussion about Arsen and all he’d been through. The detective had a change of heart and decided to have another look at the autopsy reports. She also had the plates ran on the car the surveillance cameras caught Arsen getting into that morning. When she got the call of who the car was registered to, Fontaine knew Steele was not going to be happy. It was a woman named Beth Campbell. Steele freaked out as she had read in Arsen’s journal, his first girlfriend was named Beth. It was going on six hours since he got in that car and Steele was losing her mind. As she took a long bath and worried over Arsen and Beth, she went through a tiny bit of defeat then decided she wasn’t letting him go without a fight. Gwen made it to the road and was found, only it was an unwelcomed person who found her.
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