Quentin a vu sa femme mourir devant ses yeux.
Quelques années plus tard, alors qu’ il est appelé sur les lieux d’un accident et se retrouve face à Louanne, il a l’impression de revivre le même cauchemar qui le hante. Il s’en prend violemment à elle sans savoir que la jeune femme a le pouvoir d’apaiser la brûlure qui ronge son être.... À moins qu’elle ne soit celle qui l’attise...
Een pijp langs de Antwerpse Scheldekade: het enige aanknopingspunt bij de verdwijning van Albrecht Stuyt, een missiepriester aan wie een geurtje van pedofilie kleeft. Bizar genoeg vinden duikers bij het dreggen niet het lijk van de geestelijke, maar wel dat van Pina Gonzalez, een voormalig hoertje uit het Schipperskwartier. Commissaris Liese Meerhout van de Antwerpse moordbrigade krijgt kop noch staart aan het verhaal. Het parket beschouwt de zaak van de verdrinkingsdood van de prostituee als afgedaan, maar Liese zoekt koppig verder.
Wanneer uiteindelijk ook het verminkte lijk van de gewurgde missionaris aanspoelt, stapelen de vragen zich op. Want wie zit achter de moord? De hebberige neef van Stuyt? Een Afrikaanse smokkelbende? Corrupte pooiers en genadeloze smokkelaars.
Algauw raakt Liese Meerhout verstrikt in een kluwen van intriges, doodsbedreigingen, rauwe seks en gewetenswroeging. Niets blijkt moeilijker dan zoeken naar de waarheid in dood water.
Relativamente ampia raccolta di racconti brevi, opera prima, "24 Racconti" è il frutto pretenzioso dell'attività giovanile dell'autore, focalizzata in particolare sui temi dell'inettitudine alla vita e all' amore, l'incomunicabilità, la solitudine, i meccanismi di repressione socio-individuale, l'inesorabilità della morte e il significato dell'immortalità. Da segnalare, fra gli altri, due testi: "Davanti a una tela di Rembrandt", che indaga il significato della legge e, in senso più ampio, dell'esistenza dell' individuo nel contesto dei suoi simili, e "L'eden", la storia di un'iniziazione e, forse, di una caduta. Altri racconti esemplari: "Il postulante", "Il carceriere" e "Indiani".
47 Houses on the Long Journey Home is a big story; a story of love and adventure spanning decades and continents. Two young people set out on a search that takes them from America's midwest to Hong Kong's Suzy Wong area, from life as sheltered expats to living in an old fishing village on the South China Sea and aboard an ocean-going junk in a typhoon shelter, speaking Chinese.
Why? Not even they seem to know. Deeper than the apparent reasons there is a keen longing to delve into life, to find that basic root of what it means to be human. The De Prees and their four children always plan to come back to a li le town in the US - soon...and a fter twenty years in Hong Kong and ten years in the Middle East, gaining new understandings of culture and art, they finally make it. On a chance trip to the mountains of North Carolina they fall in love with a big blue mountain, a creek, and a whole community of artists, singers and warm-hearted people - And house number 47, which finally becomes home.
Lenore De Pree comes from strong Dutch stock in Chicago, was raised in the back hills of Appalachian Kentucky where her parents took in 90 home children, and has been trying to tie worlds together ever since.
Now that her worlds include Chinese and Arabian cultures, the scope has expanded. De Pree alternates between writing and oil painting, searching between colors and words to express a deep-felt response to life.
She has published books in New York and in the midwest. Life now consists of working with husband Gordon in an art gallery in West Jefferson, North Carolina, high up in the Blue Ridge mountains- and enjoying their grown children and grandchildren.
Al-Qur’aan, the main source of the Islamic faith, is a book believed by Muslims, to be of completely Divine origin. Muslims also believe that it contains guidance for all mankind. Since the message of the Qur’aan is believed to be for all times, it should be relevant to every age. Does the Qur’aan pass this test? In this booklet, I intend to give an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur’aan, in the light of established scientific discoveries.
Sweet home Alabama: some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and the best damn football in the country, but if you look a little closer, you might find something ominous hiding just beneath the surface of perception. Sleepy little towns often hold deep dark secrets best left alone. Talks of cults operating out in the woods, a witch living inside of Bangor Cave, the horrors of the abandoned Bryce Asylum, a ghostly hitchhiker forever walking down Highway Five-this is a part of our history and lore that we try to forget. These are the stories we told in whispers as children. These are the nightmares that kept us up at night. These are the reason we made sure our feet didn't dangle off the edge of the bed. These were the stories we were never meant to know and most certainly weren't ever to speak of aloud. These are our Alabama Nightmares & Urban Legends. Leave the light on, dear reader. You might regret it if you don't... NOTE: This book contains The Alabama Horror Collection Volume 1 in its entirety plus 11 more Alabama horror stories plus one bonus story, a prequel to the forthcoming novel Talon: The Spider's Web, the first in the Talon saga.
The future of the relationship between Israel and America is deeply uncertain: the current political leadership of both countries is hostile to the other, there is no longer a sense of shared strategic focus, and demographic changes are forcing the countries further apart with every passing year. The Start-up Nation may be enjoying a tech boom, but it also has booming inequality, booming numbers of poor and underemployed people, and booming numbers of orthodox religious conservatives (half of all Israeli preschoolers are Arab or ultra-Orthodox). In America, the increasing numbers of Jews marrying outside the faith and the precipitous decline of the influence of Evangelical Christians has narrowed the base of people devoted to the land of Israel. In the face of tectonic shifts, the alliance between America and Israel is strained to the point of rupture. The situation is dangerous for both sides, and it comes at a dangerous time for the Middle East, which will be wracked by the aftereffects of the Arab uprisings and the growth of ISIS for a generation. And for America, the success of the “pivot to Asia” will be undermined by a departure from the Middle East that leaves Israel in the role of regional wrecking ball. Undermining the relationship between Israel and the US is the fact that it was never clearly defined. The ambiguity has been politically helpful, but now threatens the future: there is no treaty, no agreed set of obligations, no mutual dependence. So when things get sour there is nothing to fall back upon except historical memory. Simon and Allin are among the shrewdest analysts of and practitioners inside the world of US-Israeli diplomacy. They have written an urgent, revelatory book showing the emerging fault lines between two previously staunch allies and the tremendous perils of a schism. And, they offer ways in which even at this late, disgruntled, embittered stage, the two sides might yet find a way toward a common future.