Chicago, 1899. A city known for vice and violence welcomes a new show to town: the Daughters of Aphrodite Lyric Opera. Despite being branded "obscene" by the press and civic leaders - or perhaps partly because of it - their performances are a hit. Almost 18 and not yet married, Constance defies the will of her parents and sneaks out to see for herself what all the fuss is about. She will come to discover that the troupe's leader, the fear, gifted and enigmatic Victoria da Vinci, is a woman with big ideas, big secrets and a complex past. Constance soon finds herself immersed in a world of danger and mystery . . . and must make a choice. 50% historical fiction, 25% sci-fi and 25% adventure-fantasy, Dicing Time for Gladness captures the conflicted spirit of turn-of-the-century America in a time of bound optimism and deep uncertainty.
Four friends manuever through toxic and terrifc relationships and come to terms with their troublesome views about women. Smart, successful, and sexy, Dorrian is a local club owner and promoter with serious commitment problems. He has dreams of one day putting a ring on the finger of a woman he deems worthy, but after years in the club business and count interactions with the party-girl types, Dorrian finds himself wondering if there is truly anyone who can live up to his standards.
Ant, a certified thug gigolo, has a skewed view of the opposite sex, due in large part to his un-trusting and unaffectionate mother. He often finds himself in need of women who can fill that void his mother left behind. Roshon, an upwardly mobile professional, is a devoted friend and father to his seven-year-old son, RJ. Although he loves his son with all his being, the total opposite rings true for his baby's momma. Dina is the true definition of hoodrat, and she is determined to make sure she gets her share of Roshon's new success. Carlos is a well-muscled womanizer who owns and operates his own barbershop. He is the proud father of four children, all by different women. He falls in love just as quick as he falls out of it. Follow these four childhood friends as they navigate the sometimes treacherous, sometimes triumphant relationships with the women in their lives.
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.
An anthology of poetry written over the years.
Some are humorous with a slant on life.
This is my first book that is to be distributed outside of my home City of Leicester.
Preview. Mother When all alone, quiet and lost in thought. I see again the times when I was young I smile for attention I often sought. Knowing if I was sad then you would come.
One of the founders of psychology offers his classic exposition of the need for faith in the modern age, accompanied by several other of his most important works in a handy pocket edition.
This book provides a revealing insight into the connections between gender, sex and politics in the history of South Africa. The Women’s League has played a large but little understood role in the history of the ANC. Over the years it has been headed by some powerful women including Albertina Sisulu and Winnie Mandela and has often gained public and media attention. But what role has it actually played in black political life and what influence has it had on national and gender politics in the country?