ISBN: 9788857222448 Title: Robert Mapplethorpe Author: CELANT GERMANO
Twenty-five years after Mapplethorpe's death, an overview on his nudes, portraits, self-portraits, floral still lifes, and other works compiled by the art critic Germano Celant. Robert Mapplethorpe's wide, provocative, and powerful body of work has established him as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Since 1977, Germano Celant has studied the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe, participating in interviews and writing essays for several publications and exhibitions. For the first time, this volume gathers the complete anthology of Celant's writings on the artist: from the 1983 exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, with the collaboration of the artist himself, to the posthumous writings published in the catalogs prepared on the occasion of the exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, since 1990.This publication, through over 140 images and texts that appear both personal and scientific, aims to pay tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe's contribution to the history of photography.
ISBN: 9781444794533 Title: Chimes Author: SMAILL ANNA
The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed. In the absence of both memory and writing is music. In a world where the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony, all appears lost. But Simon Wythern, a young man who arrives in London seeking the truth about what really happened to his parents, discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever. A stunning literary debut by poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly original work that combines beautiful, inventive prose with incredible imagination.
ISBN: 9781743532935 Title: That Sugar Book Author: GAMEAU DAMON
Quitting sugar has been the single most important health movement of the last 5 to 6 years, and has been responsible for the sales of hundreds of thousands of books in the Australian market. But, according to sugar guru, David Gillespie, we still haven't reached the tipping point in terms of mass awareness, and Damon's is the book that will achieve this. Damon Gameau is an actor and filmmaker. Several years ago, he decided to take his health in hand and quit sugar. He started a journey that continues to this day. He has subjected himself to 40 days of 40 teaspoons of sugar a day, and then monitored his declining health. He travelled to the outback of Australia and the heartland of America to document the sugar eating habits of the locals. He has talked to world experts on the dangers of sugar and to food industry executives about their attempts to hide from the public the dangers of sugar. Plus, he has created a plan to get us off the white, and included 30 of his favourite recipes. Best of all, he has documented the whole thing on film, and the major Super-size Me type documentary, That Sugar Film, will hit cinemas at the same time That Sugar Book hits the shelves.
ISBN: 9781620408902 Title: Chasing the Scream The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs Author: HARI JOHANN
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.
In Chasing the Scream, Hari reveals his discoveries entirely through the stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war. They range from a transsexual crack dealer in Brooklyn searching for her mother, to a teenage hit-man in Mexico searching for a way out. It begins with Hari's discovery that at the birth of the drug war, Billie Holiday was stalked and killed by the man who launched this crusade--and it ends with the story of a brave doctor who has led his country to decriminalize every drug, from cannabis to crack, with remarkable results.
Chasing the Scream lays bare what we really have been chasing in our century of drug war--in our hunger for drugs, and in our attempt to destroy them. This book will challenge and change how you think about one of the most controversial--and consequential--questions of our time.
ISBN: 9780434023103 Title: Shore Author: TAYLOR SARA
The Shore. A collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean. The Shore takes the force of hurricanes, and grows so much food that it rots on the vine. The Shore is clumps of evergreens, wild ponies, oyster-shell roads, tumble-down houses, unwanted pregnancies, murder, storm-making, dark magic in the marshes. The novel features various generations over the course of 150 years in interconnecting stories, and we observe a sequence of lives on the Shore Ã¢e" the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds of blood and fate that connect them all. In its audacious interweaving of stories, it recalls David MitchellÃ¢e(tm)s Cloud Atlas, Jennifer EganÃ¢e(tm)s A Visit from the Goon Squad and Ulverton by Adam Thorpe. Dreamlike and yet impossibly real, profound and playful, THE SHORE is a breathtakingly ambitious and accomplished work of fiction by a young writer of astonishing gifts.
ISBN: 9780008126919 Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: DOERR ANTHONY
Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour in the same mine that claimed his father's life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place at a brutal military academy, but his way out of obscurity is built on suffering. At the same time, far away in a walled city by the sea, an old man discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside his home. But all around him, impending danger closes in. Doerr's combination of soaring imagination and meticulous observation is electric. As Europe is engulfed by war and lives collide unpredictably, 'All The Light We Cannot See' is a captivating and devastating elegy for innocence.
ISBN: 9780007256938 Title: Farewell Kabul : How The West Ignored Pakistan & Lost Afghanistan Author: LAMB CHRISTINA
A gripping expose of the Allied Forces occupation of Afghanistan 'Farewell Kabul' tells how the West turned success into defeat in the longest war fought by the United States in its history and by Britain since the Hundred Years War. It is the story of well-intentioned men and women going into a place they did not understand at all. And how, what had once been the right thing to do had become a conflict that everyone wanted to exit. It has been a fiasco which has left Afghanistan still one of the poorest and most dangerous nations on earth. The leading journalist on the region with unparalleled access to all key decision makers, Christina Lamb is the best-selling author of 'The Africa House' and 'I Am Malala', co-authored with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. This revelatory and personal account is her final analysis of the realities of Afghanistan, told unlike anyone before.
ISBN: 9781927271841 Title: Help! The Wolf Is Coming Author: RAMADIER CEDRIC
An interactive boardbook for toddlers. Oh no! The wolf is coming! He's getting closer and closer-- you'd better turn the page, tilt the book, shake it, and then slam it shut. Interactive books don't have to be e-books or apps. In this book, you need to follow the instructions to make sure the wolf won't get you. He's a bit scary--maybe he wants to eat us! But here's an idea: if we hold the book on a lean, maybe the wolf will slip and fall...And if he holds onto a branch, maybe we can shake the book so he drops off...Or maybe it's enough to turn the page to make him disappear...Let's try! Bye-bye wolf!
ISBN: 9780473316457 Title: Mermaid Boy Author: SUMMERS JOHN
The Mermaid Boy is the first book by John Summers, a writer born and raised in Christchurch. It’s an unusual and distinctive book, telling true stories with the sort of crafted prose usually find in fiction. From mattress manufacture to Burmese medicine, these stories explore one man’s experience with the exotic and the mundane. Funny, perceptive, and often surprising, The Mermaid Boy introduces striking new ways to write about love, travel, and home.
Already, Steve Braunias has praised The Mermaid Boy, writing, ‘These strange, fetching yarns of outsiders, losers and other average New Zealanders read like fiction, with their artful crafting of unlikely events – there’s a slow boat to China, a kid in a mermaid suit, and a dildo on a doorknob in a dingy flat in Christchurch. It’s non-fiction as murky realism, and it’s down low, observational, fun.’
John’s creative non-fiction has been published in Hue & Cry Journal, Turbine, JAAM and is forthcoming in Sport. His travel writing and book reviews have appeared in the New Zealand Herald and the Listener and the Press. He is a cofounder of outdoors website upcountry.co.nz.
ISBN: 9780224089067 Title: Green Road Author: ENRIGHT ANNE
The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold. A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland's Atlantic coast, 'The Green Road' is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion - a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them.
ISBN: 9780385618717 Title: God in Ruins Author: ATKINSON KATE
The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller "Life After Life," "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn, author of "Gone Girl"). Kate Atkinson's dazzling "Life After Life" explored the possibility of infinite chances, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. Her new novel tells the story of Ursula Todd's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father--as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is facing the difficulties of living in a future he never expected to have. The stunning companion to "Life After Life," "A God in Ruins" explores the loss of innocence, the fraught transition from the war to peace time, and the pain of being misunderstood, especially as we age. Proving once again that Kate Atkinson is "one of the finest writers working today" ("The Chicago Tribune"), "A God in Ruins" is the triumphant return of a modern master.
ISBN: 9780224090193 Title: Satin Island Author: MCCARTHY TOM
A novel for our times, from the Booker-shortlisted 'master craftsman who is steering the contemporary novel towards exciting new territories' ("Observer"). Meet U. -- a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments, and, to this end, expect their 'corporate anthropologist' to help decode and manipulate the world around them -- all the more so now that a giant, epoch-defining project is in the offing. Instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades. Is there, U. wonders, a secret logic holding all these images together -- a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master-meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific Cargo Cults, or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not. As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, "Satin Island" emerges, an impassioned and exquisite novel for our disjointed times.
ISBN: 9780714869209 Title: Peru: The Cookbook Author: GASTON ACURIO & SEWELL ANDY
The definitive Peruvian cookbook, featuring 500 traditional home cooking recipes from the country's most acclaimed and popular chef, Gaston Acurio.
One of the world's most innovative and flavorful cuisines, Peruvian food has been consistently heralded by chefs and media around the world as the "next big thing." Peruvian restaurants are opening across the United States, with 20 in San Francisco alone, including Limon and La Mar.
Acurio guides cooks through the full range of Peru's vibrant cuisine from popular classics like "quinoa" and "ceviche," and "lomo saltado" to lesser known dishes like "amaranth" and "aji amarillo." For the first time, audiences will be able to bring the flavors of one of the world's most popular culinary destinations into their own kitchen.
ISBN: 9781447283188 Title: All Involved Author: GATTIS RYAN
The 1992 Los Angeles Riots: six days of looting, arson, assault and murder. America's second largest city in chaos. In All Involved, Ryan Gattis weaves a heart-stopping narrative from the perspectives of people whose stories of the riots were never told. In six sections, each covering a single day, we follow the intersecting lives of eighteen characters: gang members, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement officers and graffiti artists, every one changed for ever. Inspired by unprecedented access to the inner workings of the gangs at the heart of these extraordinary events, Gattis channels their experiences into a cinematic tale that is shocking and devastating. Though the events of All Involved are fictional, every word is infused with authenticity and intimacy. With the velocity of a thriller and the command of an incredibly adept writer, All Involved, an epic story of race, revenge and loyalty, announces the arrival of a major new talent.