The Guest Cat

The Guest Cat
Author : Takashi Hiraide
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2014-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9780811221511
ISBN 13 : 0811221512
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guest Cat Book Description:

A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living. A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife — the days have more light and color. The novel brims with new small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty, but then something happens…. As Kenzaburo Oe has remarked, Takashi Hiraide’s work "really shines." His poetry, which is remarkably cross-hatched with beauty, has been acclaimed here for "its seemingly endless string of shape-shifting objects and experiences,whose splintering effect is enacted via a unique combination of speed and minutiae."

The Guest Cat

The Guest Cat
Author : Takashi Hiraide
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2014-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9781447279419
ISBN 13 : 1447279417
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guest Cat Book Description:

The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another. One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a beautiful creature. She leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. New, small joys accompany the cat; the days have more light and colour. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife; they go walking together, talk and share stories of the cat and its little ways, play in the nearby Garden. But then something happens that will change everything again. The Guest Cat is an exceptionally moving and beautiful novel about the nature of life and the way it feels to live it. Written by Japanese poet and novelist Takashi Hiraide, the book won Japan's Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, and was a bestseller in France and America.

The Late Career Novelist

The Late Career Novelist
Author : Hywel Dix
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9781350030084
ISBN 13 : 1350030082
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Late Career Novelist Book Description:

The first scholarly study of the phenomenon of the 'late-career novel', this book explores the ways in which bestselling contemporary novelists look back and respond to their earlier successes in their subsequent writings. Exploring the work of major novelists such as Angela Carter, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Graham Swift, The Late-Career Novelist draws for the first time on social psychology and career construction theory to examine how the dynamics of a literary career play out in the fictional worlds of our best-known novelists. From here, Hywel Dix develops and argues for a new mode of reading contemporary writing on the contexts of current literary culture.

The Best Little Cat House in Maryland

The Best Little Cat House in Maryland
Author : Bob And Kathy Rude
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2009-09
ISBN 10 : 9781449008840
ISBN 13 : 1449008844
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Little Cat House in Maryland Book Description:

It was the pathetic mews of a hungry mother cat, scrounging in a dumpster to feed her kittens that first caught Bob and Kathy Rude's attention. They found the hungry cat and several more hungry felines while helping out at the family restaurant one summer. The chance meeting between the hungry strays and two government computer programmers led to the creation of Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, one of the United States' hardest working No-Kill Animal Sanctuaries. Read on to meet these original Rude Cats and find what can go right and wrong when you try to help a few stray animals and inadvertently start an animal sanctuary.

Freeman s Fables

Freeman   s Fables
Author : Lee Keith Freeman
Publisher : Lee Keith Freeman
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2020-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9798672228891
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeman s Fables Book Description:

This collection of stories is for all ages, encompassing various times and places. The author has set in place a challenge to see if you know who, from within the stories, is actually the creator and storyteller. The reader is then encouraged to email the answer to the author. Come, let me weave for you a web of wisdom, morals, fables, and other sundry, cautionary tales, where every character has their own story within this veritable jackanory. Within is testament of tales; short tales, tall tales and those somewhere in-between, weaved with the wisdom diffused from petty crimes, witty rhymes, folklore and dreams, into a rhapsody of writing for the reader to relish. The characters tell tales that all ages will understand, about attitudes, behaviours and love for your neighbours; what’s wrong and right and will give you insight into messages passed down since the inception of time, as well as those that are hidden between the lines. This menagerie of morals are infused with light-hearted anecdotes, quips and quick witted wits, being easy on the eye and can be read in quiet, or aloud, with the most eloquent of lips. And all I ask, dear reader, if you are able, Is to tell me who is the overall teller of these tales and fables? If you think you know who is the teller of these tales, Tell me, please, dear reader via email.

King

King
Author : David S. Faldet
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2019-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9781532673795
ISBN 13 : 1532673795
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King Book Description:

Gospel in an age devoid of miracles, King: A Mystery is set in the year of Obama’s first election, a year of catastrophic floods. Tom King, twin brother of religious leader Joshua King, tells the story of night watchman Arnie Mikesh’s investigation of the death and life of Joshua, whose car wreck he discovers on a country road. Joshua King, whose ministry is dedicated to the Spirit he addresses as “Mother,” provokes scorn and occasional violence from Christians, politicians, law enforcement, and powerful agricultural interests. Divisions among King’s followers about whether he is the reincarnation of the Messiah trouble his ministry. Mikesh’s investigation leads him from a labor organizer to cult members and a car body repairman, from rural Iowa where King has established his ministry to the state capital where King clashes with authorities. The unravelling and ultimate solution of the mystery of King’s death awakens Mikesh to a new sense of himself and brings him close to Mary Towers, the woman who haunted King’s life.

The Routledge Companion to Twenty First Century Literary Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Twenty First Century Literary Fiction
Author : Daniel O'Gorman
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 462
Release : 2019-01-15
ISBN 10 : 9781134743773
ISBN 13 : 1134743777
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Twenty First Century Literary Fiction Book Description:

The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.

Out of the Wreck I Rise

Out of the Wreck I Rise
Author : Neil Steinberg
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2016-08-23
ISBN 10 : 9780226140131
ISBN 13 : 022614013X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Wreck I Rise Book Description:

Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. Steinberg and Bader harness the power of literature, poetry, and creativity to illuminate what alcoholism and addiction are all about. Each chapter begins with advice and commentary followed by a wealth of quotes to inspire and heal. The result is a mosaic of observations and encouragement that draws on writers and artists spanning thousands of years.

The Literary Almanac

The Literary Almanac
Author : Francesca Beauman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2021-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9781529412925
ISBN 13 : 1529412927
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Almanac Book Description:

Discover over 300 seasonal book recommendations in the ultimate reading list for book lovers everywhere. ----- 'I will be giving this book to everyone I know' - Elizabeth Day 'Francesca Beauman writes about the books she loves with irresistible passion, knowledge and warmth ... This is the best kind of reading celebration' - Rachel Joyce ----- Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations. From The Count of Monte Cristo to Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet, each has been selected to chime with a particular time of year and provide a richer reading experience. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this charming guide will delight, inspire and seriously extend your 'To Be Read' list!

Narrative in Social Work Practice

Narrative in Social Work Practice
Author : Ann Burack-Weiss
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2017-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9780231544726
ISBN 13 : 0231544723
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative in Social Work Practice Book Description:

Narrative in Social Work Practice features first-person accounts by social workers who have successfully integrated narrative theory and approaches into their practice. Contributors describe innovative and effective interventions with a wide range of individuals, families, and groups facing a variety of life challenges. One author describes a family in crisis when a promising teenage girl suddenly takes to her bed for several years; another brings narrative practice to a Bronx trauma center; and another finds that poetry writing can enrich the lives of people living with dementia. In some chapters, the authors turn narrative techniques inward and use them as vehicles of self-discovery. Settings range from hospitals and clinics to a graduate school and a case management agency. Throughout, Narrative in Social Work Practice showcases the flexibility and appeal of narrative methods and demonstrates how they can be empowering and fulfilling for clients and social workers alike. The differential use of narrative techniques fulfills the mission and core competencies of the social work profession in creative and surprising ways. Stories of clients and workers are, indeed, powerful.