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J FIC KRA
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First edition.
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378 pages ; 22 cm
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In Romania in 1989, when people who say or do the wrong thing disappear, ten-year-old aspiring writer Ileana copes with fear, hunger, and cruelty by writing new endings to stories, including her own.
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9781534430686 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1534430687
9781534430693 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1534430695
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FIC PEY
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276 pages ; 20 cm
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Thoughts and prayers -- The stones of Sorrow Lake -- The whitest girl -- Yaiza -- The drownings -- The great escape -- The kite maker -- What we lost -- The rock eaters -- True love game -- The touches -- The man I could be -- Catarina -- The dreamers -- We work in miraculous cages -- The radioactives.
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"A story collection, in the vein of Carmen Maria Machado, Kelly Link, and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, spanning worlds and dimensions, using strange and speculative elements to tackle issues ranging from class differences to immigration to first-generation experiences to xenophobia. What does it mean to be other? This question murmurs in the heart of each of Brenda Peynado's strange and singular stories. Threaded with magic, transcending time and place, these stories explore what it means to cross borders and break down walls, personally and politically. In one story, suburban families perform oblations to cattlelike angels who live on their roofs, believing that their 'thoughts and prayers' will protect them from the world's violence. In another, inhabitants of an unnamed dictatorship slowly lose their own agency as pieces of their bodies go missing and, with them, the essential rights that those appendages serve. 'The Great Escape' tells of an old woman who hides away in her apartment, reliving the past among beautiful objects she's hoarded, refusing all visitors, until she disappears completely. In the title story, children begin to levitate, flying away from their parents and their home country, leading them to eat rocks in order to stay grounded. With elements of science fiction and fantasy, fabulism and magical realism, Brenda Peynado uses her stories to reflect our flawed world, and the incredible, terrifying, and marvelous nature of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780143135623 (paperback)
0143135627 (paperback)
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FIC HAR
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359 pages ; 23 cm
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"There is a dark side to MI6 that needs men like Elliot Kane -- volatile, inquisitive, free-floating -- in the field. They take them and put two years and over £100k into their training, showing them how to steal cars, strip weapons, and hack bank accounts. There are courses on the use of blackmail and improvised explosives, and entire workshops solely dedicated to navigating by the stars. But no one tells them how to go home. Kane has spent fifteen years managing events overseas that never make the papers. He is a ghost in his own life, assuming and shedding personalities as each new cover story comes into play. But when the woman he loves, another operative named Joanna Lake, vanishes without a trace in Kazakhstan, he is forced center stage in his own life. Drawn ever deeper into a realm of deception and conflicting agendas, Kane moves from merely infiltrating events to steering them. While he's well-versed in modern psychological warfare, snowbound Kazakhstan presents unique challenges -- poised between China, Russia, and the West, dictatorship and democracy, state intelligence and an increasingly powerful world of private agencies, it's impossible to work out who is manipulating whom. And Kane's not the only one trying to figure out where Joanna Lake has gone or what she learned before disappearing."-- Provided by publisher.
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9780358206651 (hardcover)
0358206650 (hardcover)
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