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Rich and Poor

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Who hasn’t, at one time or another, considered killing a billionaire?

Rich and Poor is a novel of a man who washes dishes for a living and decides to kill a billionaire as a political act. It is literature as political theory and theory as pure literary pleasure—a spiralling, fast-paced parable of joyous, overly self-aware, mischievous class warfare.

As his plan proceeds and becomes more feasible, the story cuts back and forth between his and the billionaire’s perspectives, gradually revealing how easily the poisons of ambition, wealth and revolutionary violence can become entangled. A fable of not knowing how to change the world and perhaps learning how to do so in the process.

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Praise for Rich and Poor:

"For far too long, literature has deemed it inconvenient to speak about the rich and the poor. Jacob Wren's intriguing novel calls this notion into question. Details, short impressions, the very temperature of fleeting events—these are what make this book great, precisely because it deliberately eschews all bombast. The narrative, in the way it projects the past as a perpetual present, produces in the reader the illusion of being inside a manual of minutiae, being written alongside the act of reading itself. Wren’s ability to speak about the abstruse and unusual, hidden in all that is profane in our social comings and goings, forms the basis of the novel’s magnificent and defining concept, one that does not seek to be a testimony, but rather, to be rapturous metaphor." —Sergio Chejfec

Additional Praise for Jacob Wren:

"Everything Jacob Wren touches interests me, excites me. He's both sophisticated and innocent in attitude. He's a kind of wise, old man and open-hearted lover. With his vivacious ideas, wordplay, and the serious and inane served up on the same plate—Wren lifts my spirits, intellectual and other, because to know he's writing so beautifully in this mad, sad world is a wonderful thing." —Lynne Tillman

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Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed and Polyamorous Love Song (a finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 best books of 2014). As co-artistic director of Montréal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En français comme en anglais, it’s easy to criticize, Individualism Was A Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information and Every Song I’ve Ever Written. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.

 
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Mr. President - Liebe ist alles

LYX.digital | White House-Reihe


Er ist der mächtigste Mann der Welt. Doch sein Herz regiert nur sie.

Charlotte Wells weiß, dass ihre Liebe zu Matthew Hamilton hoffnungslos ist. Er ist der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Sie hingegen eine gewöhnliche junge Frau, die sich nichts sehnlicher wünscht als ein normales Leben - fernab von Politik, Medien und Rampenlicht. Doch gerade jetzt braucht Matt Charlotte mehr als je zuvor. Und er macht ihr ein Angebot, dass sie nicht abschlagen kann - auch wenn dadurch die Zukunft einer ganzen Nation ins Wanken geraten könnte ...

"Skandale, Leidenschaft und eine wunderschöne Liebesgeschichte. Dieser Roman lässt einen nicht mehr los!" Audrey Carlan, Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin

Abschlussband der Liebesromanreihe um den Präsidenten, der Leserherzen im Sturm erobern wird, von New-York-Times- und USA-Today-Bestseller-Autorin Katy Evans.

 
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Die Hungrigen und die Satten

Eichborn


Vom Autor von ER IST WIEDER DA!

"Ein großartiges Buch: lustig, böse, traurig!" KESTER SCHLENZ, STERN

Deutschland hat eine Obergrenze für Asylsuchende eingeführt, ganz Europa ist bis weit nach Nordafrika hinein abgeriegelt. Jenseits der Sahara entstehen riesige Lager, in denen Millionen von Flüchtlingen warten, warten, warten. So lange, dass man in derselben Zeit eigentlich auch zu Fuß gehen könnte, wäre das nicht der sichere Tod.

Als die deutsche Starmoderatorin Nadeche Hackenbusch das größte dieser Lager besucht, erkennt der junge Lionel die einmalige Gelegenheit: Mit 150.000 Flüchtlingen nutzt er die Aufmerksamkeit des Fernsehpublikums und bricht zum Marsch nach Europa auf. Die Schöne und die Flüchtlinge werden zum Quotenhit. Und während sich der Sender über Live-Berichterstattung mit Zuschauerrekorden und Werbemillionen freut, reagiert die deutsche Politik mit hilflosem Wegsehen, Kleinreden und Aussitzen. Doch je näher der Zug rückt, desto mehr ist Innenminister Joseph Leubl gefordert. Und desto dringlicher stellen sich ihm und den Deutschen zwei Fragen: Was kann man tun? Und in was für einem Land wollen wir eigentlich leben?

Timur Vermes' neuer Roman ist eine Gesellschaftssatire, aktuell, radikal, beklemmend und komisch zugleich. DIE HUNGRIGEN UND DIE SATTEN fängt dort an, wo der Spaß aufhört.

"Wenn Timur Vermes' Erstlingswerk ER IST WIEDER DA böse, realistisch und komisch ist, so ist sein zweiter Geniestreich böser, realistischer und komischer." CHRISTOPH MARIA HERBST

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"Ein großartiges Buch: lustig, böse, traurig!" Kester Schlenz, STERN, 23.08.2018

"Man diskutiert über einen Grenzzaun, gar über Starkstrom und Selbstschussanlagen - also über das, was der Mob will. Und so fragt das Buch, ob eine solche Entwicklung das Land nicht viel stärker veränderte als die Zuwanderung einiger Hunderttausend." Tilman Spreckelsen, FAZ

"Nur wenige Deutsche wagen und können Unterhaltung so brisant wie Timur Vermes." Marc Reichwein, DIE WELT

 
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Under Budapest

Goose Lane Editions


Ailsa Kay lays out the literary equivalent of a jigsaw puzzle in Under Budapest, bringing into stark relief the triumphs, calamities, and desperation of two North American Hungarian families and those whose lives they've touched. There's Agnes and Tibor, mother and son, travelling to Hungary for reasons they keep to themselves, he to recover from a disastrous love affair, she to search for a sister gone missing during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. There's Janos, a self-styled player and petty thug, who schemes to make it rich in post-communist Hungary. And there's Gyula and Zsofi, caught up in a revolution that will change the face of Hungary forever. Their lives are all connected by a conflagration of events: The legacy of wartime violence, past allegiances, long-buried rivalries, and secrets from the past. Through riveting narratives that spring back and forth through time, Under Budapest captures the drama and ravages of the Hungarian Revolution and the eras that followed. A dark ode to memory, Kay's intimate spectacle demonstrates that actions have consequences, that the past cannot be shaken, that all events can carry the possibility of repercussion.

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"[A]n ambitious, multi-faceted plot, and a fast-paced ride through the dark side of Hungary that will leave you hungry for more of Kay's work."

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"The Budapest imagined by Kay is not the city that tourists frequent. There is no sitting in turn-of-the-century cafes, no walks along the Danube, and definitely no postcard scenes of church towers and the wildly ornate parliament buildings. Right from the start, this Budapest is nasty, vicious, callous and brutal. ... Under Budapest is a page-turner whose author is a brilliant observer of realistic detail, an uncompromising presenter of some fascinating characters, and an interesting adapter of Hungarian slang. Kay is an exceptionally talented writer who moves with ease between past and present, and between the voices and perceptions, beliefs and deceptions of each of her characters."

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"[A] family drama, a crime thriller, and a war novel all in one. ... an exceptional novel of family and war, of intimate loss and gain."

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"Alisa Kay's grasp of this understanding of history and story makes Under Budapest a compelling read. ... her novel snakes like the Danube, with surprises around each bend."

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"This story is very well told, deftly folding in long flashbacks to create a neatly paced and very evocative recounting of the heady, scary, exhilarating times for the idealistic young people who tried without success to rid their country of its Soviet overlords. ... [A] fine sense of place with marvellous descriptions of the gritty venality lying beneath the city of postcards and travelogues, Kay's Budapest is populated by schemers and connivers, corrupt police and casually cruel young people. The book will not make anyone want to visit, which is to its credit."

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"The result is her first novel spiced with suspence and history and with characters who linger on in the reader's imagination when the story ends. ... The author succeeds in her compelling novel, Under Budapest, to reveal much of what lies beneath. As her deftly woven story illustrates for the current generation, the past is rich in stories, secrets and lessons."

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"Under Budapest becomes a riveting and tautly plotted historical drama. The author captures the frenzy and terror of the city as the Soviet tanks roll in, and the psychological impact the invasion has on her characters. Best of all, she never overplays the novel's chief metaphor: Budapest's tunnels, which act as stand-ins for the depths of human suffering and human endurance. Kay handles this symbolism like a seasoned pro."

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"In clean, often insightful prose, Kay's narrative moves seamlessly between past and present."

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Ailsa Kay fell in love with Budapest on a 2004 visit and has since lived there off and on for short intervals. She has taught writing at college and university where she has learned from her students to laugh a lot, swear occasionally, and always risk that leap of faith. Kay's short fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Exile and the New Quarterly. After twenty years in Toronto, she recently returned to her hometown of Fergus, Ontario. Under Budapest is her first novel.

 
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Shortlisted, Danuta Gleed Literary Award

In a bold, brilliant collection of stories, Dora Award-winning playwright Anton Piatigorsky delivers a superbly inspired inquiry into the early lives of the 20th century's most notorious tyrants. In The Iron Bridge, he is unafraid to push at the boundaries of the unexpected as he breathes fictionalized life into the adolescents who would grow up to become the most brutal dictators the world has ever known.

We discover a teenaged Mao Tse-Tung refusing an arranged marriage; Idi Amin cooking for the British Army; Stalin living in a seminary; and a melodramatic young Adolf Hitler dreaming of vast architectural achievements. Piatigorsky dazzlingly explores moments that are nothing more than vague incidents in the biographies of these men, expanding mere footnotes into entire realities as he ingeniously fills the gaps of the historical record.

The Iron Bridge, completely imagined yet captivatingly real, captures those crucial instants in time that may well have helped to deliver some of the most infamous leaders in history.

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"With an invigorating mix of classic storytelling and inventiveness, Anton Piatigorsky's pitch-perfect, acutely attuned stories delve deep, and far, and wide, The Iron Bridge is an assured, unique collection, and a seamless transition to fiction from one of our best playwrights."

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"Provocative. There are many ways to try to understand the makers of genocidal or nationalist catastrophe. The least effective method is to dismiss them as monsters, as inhuman freaks of nature with no foothold in our own culture. Piatigorsky's approach runs counter to this tendency, as he uses his playwright's skills to dramatize his reading of character by way of such mundane aspects as adolescent angst, unsettled erotic yearning, family squabbles or personal weakness. Piatigorsky, a two time dora Mavor Moore Award winner for his playwriting, is skilled at dramatizing these situations by way of dialogue and detailed settings."

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"An astounding collection of intricate and rigorous character studies. The Iron Bridge bravely takes us deep into the nuanced, damaged psyches of men we would prefer to think of as monsters. Thrilling, brazen, brilliant, and deeply felt. The most compelling stories I've read in years."

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"An absolutely thrilling read. All six stories vibrate with rich detail and a kinetic narrative. But what makes this book truly special is Anton Piatigorsky's ability to harness and exploit the reader's pre-existing knowledge of, and chilling fascination with, his terrifying protagonists."

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"Piatigorsky's stories are fictional, but they come to life as earnestly as if they were true: his characters are so well-drawn that the scenes played out by the adolescent Mao, and young Soso Stalin, and finally a sulky and explosive Hitler, do indeed seem very real, very possible... Piatigorsky does a beautiful job of setting the stage for each episode in a way that makes every one a new and exhilarating foray into these vulnerable and volatile psychological spaces. An engaging and active read that successfully gives us the glimpse at possibilities, giving us something to explore through fiction in a way that reality cannot... [T]he collection is highly readable, and exciting, and the motif of the young dictator and the issues this raises aren't an aggressive affront to the reader — instead the collection is an enjoyable experience, with significant pay-off."

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"Piatigorsky's unobtrusive merger of fiction and history, both cultural and personal, into the stream of his narratives, points to a gathering black cloud on the horizon beyond each conclusion. All stories are gripping and structurally intelligent."

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"Anton Piatigorsky has found a rich gothic seam in 20th-century dictatorship, and, in six subtle and learned tales, sets the genre upon the weird adolescences of Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Mao, Stalin, Rafael Trujillo and Hitler. The Iron Bridge is such a rich text, based on such weighty sources...that each story demands essays and dissertations in response. Piatigorsky solves historical fiction's dilemmas with enviable skill and originality."

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"Piatigorsky's skill as a playwright translates well into novel writing. His descriptions clearly allow the reader to empathize with the protaganist — a great trick when one realizes one is reading about the childhood of a hated dictator.... And Piatigorsky is great in describing emotions, even when the sentiment is cold and foreign to the reader.... Anton Piatigorsky's The Iron Bridge is a thought-provoking read. Make a reader rethink and consider history is one thing that good literature is meant to do, which this novel has done in abundance."

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"That these monsters-to-be are given such convincing humanity is a testament to Piatigorsky's delicate craft, his patience and subtle creativity with the historical material at hand, and insight into the darkest possibilities of the human mind."

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"Piatigorsky never attempts to answer the question about human nature. Each of his characters is carefully constructed, and the reasons behind why they would go on to become menacing figures and murderers of such magnitude are left to the reader's imagination. This is the strength of The Iron Bridge: the idea is not to explain, but to narrate. These are good stories — well-written, interesting, and engaging. The premise is not a gimmick, so much as a jumping-off point for the fiction. The Iron Bridge is an intriguing idea, well executed."

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"Clever and convincing... Toronto-based author Anton Piatigorsky — a writer of plays, librettos and fiction — manages to present this sextet of future tyrants in fiction as deeply flawed people ... The stories, which all seem plausible, provide us with some real insight into the protagonists' manipulative minds, thus providing perspective into their adult actions as murderous psychopaths."

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Anton Piatigorsky has twice won the Dora Mavor Moore Award. Eternal Hydra, commissioned by the Stratford Festival, was called "one of the best Canadian plays of the past decade" by NOW magazine and opened in Vancouver at the Touchstone Theatre in October 2012. The chamber opera, Airline Icarus, for which he wrote the libretto, won the Italian Primo Fedora Award in 2011. He was most recently the playwright in residence for Soulpepper. His play, Breath in Between, premiered at Toronto's Summerworks Festival in August 2012.

 
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HarperCollins


Er liebt sein Land, das er nicht mehr versteht. Er hasst die Liberalen. Er schläft nicht ohne seine Waffen. Er ist das Gegenteil von politisch korrekt. Er ist unbequem. Er liebt seine Enkelin Ella über alles. Er hat einen Gehirntumor, für den er das Agent Orange aus dem Vietnamkrieg verantwortlich macht. Er überlebt die Operation. Er nimmt die letzte Chance wahr, sich mit seiner Vergangenheit, seinem Sohn und seinem Erzfeind aus dem Krieg, Clayton Fire Bear auszusöhnen. Er heißt David Granger, 68 Jahre, Vietnamveteran. Er ist: Ein Mann mit Anstand.

„Hinter der ruppigen Prosa verbirgt sich viel Feingefühl und ein klarer Blick für gesellschaftliche Tendenzen. Es geht um die Frage, was Anstand bedeutet, um Doppelmoral und die vielen Gesichter des Rassismus, um alte Sünden und aufrechte Reue und nicht zuletzt um Familienbande und den Wert echter Freundschaft. Es ist ein Roman, der zum genauen Hinschauen auffordert und die "political correctness" hinterfragt, der feststellt, dass es wichtiger ist, was jemand tut, als was er sagt (…).“

(Deutschlandfunk Kultur)

"Ganz großes Kino" (Christine Westermann zu "Silver Linings")

"Originell, fesselnd, erhebend." (Graeme Simsion zu "Die Sache mit dem Glück")

"Es ist unmöglich, diese tief zerrissenen Figuren nicht zu mögen." (USA Today)

„Derb, politisch unkorrekt – und wunderbar: Matthew Quicks Roman über einen erzkonservativen Vietnam-Veteranen und seinen linksliberalen Sohn zeigt, was wichtiger ist als die "richtige" Ausdrucksweise: Herzenswärme und Anstand.“ Deutschlandfunk Kultur

„Matthew Quick hat einen hinterlistigen Roman über Correctness verfasst. (…) Die Story ist nicht die x-te Zeigefingerversion zur „Lage der US-Nation“, sondern vielmehr ein Lehrstück darüber, dass man Anstand, Solidarität und Toleranz oft in der seltsamsten Verkleidung (und sei es im Tarnanzug) begegnet.“ Kleine Zeitung

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Matthew Quick wurde in Oaklyn, New Jersey geboren. Er studierte Anglistik, arbeitete als Englischlehrer und reiste anschließend lange durch Südamerika und Afrika.

Die Verfilmung seines Debüts "Silver Linings" gewann einen Golden Globe und den Oscar für die beste weibliche Hauptdarstellerin. Der New York Times Bestseller-Autor hat neben anderen Auszeichnungen den PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention erhalten und ist in mehr als 30 Sprachen übersetzt. Er lebt mit seiner Ehefrau in North Carolina.

Für mehr Informationen siehe auch: www.matthewquickwriter.com

 
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Song of Kosovo

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Some days, it doesn't pay to be a lapsed pretend Buddhist . . . particularly when you're charged with a lengthy list of war crimes. Vida Zankovic has done many things to stay alive. A wily young man caught in the insanity of the Balkan wars, Vida has dealt drugs, been forced to join the army, and then deserted when he tried to save a young boy trapped beneath a mountain of corpses. Being accused of genocide, however, forces Vida into a whole new level of surrealism. In Song of Kosovo, Chris Gudgeon exposes the universal human experience like never before, fashioning a satirical world where one earns a following as a levitating holy man while the US Air Force drops "bombs" of condoms, candy, and Ikea pillows to subvert the populace. Weaving strands of Balkan mythology and history, threading them through the life of a man who only wnats to live out his days with the woman he loves, Gudgeon crafts a tanscendent tale at once grotesque and absurd, satiric and tragic, touching and real. As much Catch-22 as De Niro's Game, Song of Kosovo is a unique examination of how ideas may rise above reality to drive world events and how a nation caught in the grip of conflict may ultimately earn a sense of itself.

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"Riotously funny."

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"Wow! I had no idea that Gudgeon was a Serbian name, but after reading Song of Kosovo, I almost believe it is. Zavida Zanković is a character you'll never forget. Chris Gudgeon skilfully brings his voice to life, singing the funny but sad "Song of Kosovo" to his elusive muse Nexhmije Gjinushi. Now there's a name that will trip most tongues."

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"A sly, frequently amusing and penetrating distillation of estrangement and social chaos set during the Balkan wars of the late 1990s ... This is not an attempt to reproduce the tragedy of war with documentary zeal; rather it is a literary journey emboldened by wit and artifice, a perfectly executed literary conceit."

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"Song of Kosovo is half galloping Bildungsroman, half treatise on the fraught interplay of truth, lies, and myth in what we end up calling history. ... One night, as the bombs fall on Belgrade before Zavida is kidnapped into service, his girlfriend asks him why they are still fighting. His answer: "Because the Americans and Russians ... are still in a pissing match, and Kosovo is their urinal." The moment pinpoints the novel's rage against corrupt leaders and global power plays, while the little people continue to die in their beds, their streets, and their barnyards."

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"A richly layered story of memory and its myths, of love and loss, with a vein of dark humour running through it. Soaked in history and deeply ironic. Splendid!"

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"What the author has created is not a work of documentary realism, but rather a collection of sense impressions of a country and a people undergoing catastrophic suffering. But Song of Kosovo is not a nihilistic book. By rejecting the dictates of strict reportage and producing instead an impressionistic work that combines history, myth, and legend. Gudgeon has written something that cleaves closer to emotional reality than naturalism ever could. The novel is tough, mordantly funny, but, above all, honest."

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"Song of Kosovo is a remarkable first novel. ... Chris Gudgeon has written a fever dream of a book ... It is exhilarating to see a new Canadian novelist attempt a work this ambitious. ... He has uncannily captured the tone of a European novel in translation. The nearest Canadian parallel might be Jack Hodgins' rollicking magic realism in The Invention of the World. There are also echoes of that great 18th-century picaresque, Tristram Shandy."

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Ever since his first piece of fiction was published 25 years ago in the small literary magazine Thrust, Chris Gudgeon has been honing his literary craft. Although his influences range from Will Self and Tibour Smith to fifteenth-century Japanese pornography, Chris Gudgeon has written, in this instance, a collection of stories with subtle echoes of Kurt Vonnegut. In addition to The Naked Truth, Chris Gudgeon's works of non-fiction include An Unfinished Conversation: The Life and Music of Stan Rogers and The Luck of the Draw: True Life Tales of Lottery Winners and Losers, both national bestsellers, and Out of This World, a controversial biography of the poet Milton Acorn. A resident of Victoria, Chris Gudgeon writes regularly for radio, television, film, and print publications as diverse as Mad, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Wildlife, and Playboy.

 
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Under Fire

ATHENA-Verlag | Literaturen und Kulturen Afrikas


Under Fire mirrors a decaying society. Readers' focus is rather reduced to the life of university students in an unjust and unstable political environment. The students of the university depicted in the novel have lost everything. Their privileged status has been eradicated and they now have to beg and negotiate for everything. It is a narrative which documents the complexities and difficult decisions that face the students in striking a manageable balance between self-preservation and not compromising their ideals. Their discontent and dissatisfaction with the system is exploited by the military to stay in power. The story is interspersed with light-hearted banter among the students and a hint of romance. The author has constructed a fast-moving and accessible plot. He demonstrates an acute, social and political awareness which extends to and is reflected by his portrayal of the micro-politics of the structure of the university.

 
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Acabus Verlag


Spätsommer in Deutschland. Andi Locher kämpft mit dem Nieselregen und versucht, die Erinnerungen an seine gescheiterte Beziehung und die Frustration über sein Dasein als Wochenend-Papa in einer losen Affäre zu ertränken. Als Übersetzer verdient er kaum genug, um seine Miete zu bezahlen. Einzig das Feierabend-Bier mit seinem Nachbarn Rachid, einem geflohenen Marokkaner, bringt ein paar Lichtblicke in seinen Alltag. Unverhofft tut sich eine große Chance auf, als die rechtspopulistische Partei Direkte Demokratie ihm einen lukrativen Auftrag anvertraut. Er soll eine Präsentation der französischen Force Nationale übersetzen. Vom Geld geködert, engagiert Andi sich für die Sache der Extremisten. Widerstandslos lässt er sich vor den Karren der Flüchtlingshasser spannen und wird in einen Strudel aus Manipulation und Bestechung gezogen, der unweigerlich in die Katastrophe führen muss. Erst als es zu spät ist, erkennt Andi seinen Fehler.

Ein gesellschaftspolitischer Roman über Schuld, Gleichgültigkeit und die leise Ahnung, dass der Nazi von heute Hawaii-Toast isst und sich IKEA-Duftkerzen aufs Sideboard stellt.

 
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Mobile Röntgenstationen

ATHENA-Verlag | Literatur aus Litauen


Als der Erzähler am Rande von Vilnius das verrostete Wrack einer mobilen Röntgenstation findet, entsteht die Idee, ein Drehbuch über Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen zu schreiben. Vor allem aber ist dies der Anlass, sich an die Studienzeit Ende der 60er Jahre zu erinnern, an die Versuche, der drohenden Einberufung zum Militär durch die Simulation von Krankheiten zu entgehen. In Rückblenden erinnert sich der Erzähler an die eigene Lebensgeschichte: Der amourös-morbide Reigen von Liebes- und Krankheitsgeschichten kreist immer wieder um das Thema "Tuberkulose", erzählt auch von der Schwindsucht der Sowjetrepublik Litauen und der Durchleuchtung nicht nur der Lungen, sondern auch der Seelen der Menschen.

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"Jurgis Kuncinas, einer der besten Erzähler Litauens [...] So ironisch-spielerisch wie er treibt keiner seine Geschichten voran." [Quelle: Uschi Neuhauser, Stern vom 26.09.2002] "Sensibel hat Kuncinas die Absurditäten des sowjetischen Alltags in die Handlung eingeflochten, bei aller Kritik Raum gelassen für nostalgische Reminiszenzen und damit einen der schönsten litauischen Romane der vergangenen Jahre vorgelegt. ... 'Mobile Röntgenstationen' ist ein anarchisches Buch - wilde Assoziationen, kluge Monologe und schöne Sprachbilder." [Quelle: Michael Bauer, Deutschlandfunk]

 
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