Wolf in White Van

A Novel

Author: John Darnielle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709661

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian—a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail—Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live. Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax: the event that has shaped so much of Sean's life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle's audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.

The White Van

Author: Patrick Hoffman

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802192297

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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At a dive bar in San Francisco’s edgy Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape from her desperate lifestyle. When she is approached by a Russian businessman, she thinks she might have found her exit. A week later—drugged, disoriented and wanted for robbery—Emily finds herself on the run for her life. When cop Leo Elias—broke, alcoholic and desperate—hears about an unsolved bank robbery, the stolen money proves too strong a temptation. Elias takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find Emily and the money before anyone else does. A sharply drawn cast of characters—dirty cops, Russian drug dealers, Chinese black-market traders, street smart Cambodians, and shady entrepreneurs—all take part in this terrifying tour through San Francisco’s underbelly. Confronted with the intimate details of characters that blur the line between good and evil, and twists that surprise until the end, readers of THE WHITE VAN will find their own moral code challenged by the desperate decisions the characters are forced to make.

The Steel Van Man

Author: Jason Stadtlander

Publisher: BHC Press/Open Window

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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In a sleepy coastal town north of Boston, a serial killer selects its victims using a unique code of ethics... Detective Stanley Devonshire is uncovering a trail of evidence in an attempt to determine exactly how the killer has managed to continue on its horrific rampage undiscovered for what appears to be eighty years with the exact same pattern. At the outset, there is no discernible thread of reason connecting the killings. So Stan enlists the help of his longtime friend from Marblehead, Detective Mark Brown. Stan is also joined forcibly by a stunning state police officer and imposing federal agent who follow him along on a journey of revelation twist after convoluted twist. Devonshire is certain he is close to solving the cases stacking up on his desk, but in his attempt to identify the illusive killer he may become the hunter’s next victim.

Reading the Everyday

Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134372167

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In an ever-growing field of study, this is a major contribution to one of the key areas in cultural studies and cultural theory – the spaces, practices and mythologies of our everyday culture. Drawing on the work of such continental theorists as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Marc Augé and Siegfried Kracauer, Joe Moran explores the concrete sites and routines of everyday life and how they are represented through political discourse, news media, material culture, photography, reality TV shows, CCTV and much more. Unique in his focus of the under-explored, banal aspects of everyday culture, including office life, commuting, traffic and mass housing, Moran re-evaluates conventional notions of everyday life in cultural studies, and shows that analysing such ‘boring’ phenomena can help make sense of cultural and social change. This book is interdisciplinary in its approach and covers many different areas including visual culture, cultural geography, material culture, and cultural history as well as the key areas of cultural studies and sociology. Students from all these subjects will find this clearly written and lively work an invaluable study resource.

Yarn Spinner 2: More Stories

Includes the Third Installment of ToucheD

Author: K. L. LaMarsh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467007811

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6952

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Yarn Spinner 2: More Stories. The title says it all! More tales from the pen of K. L. LaMarsh, including the third installment of 'ToucheD'. The collection also includes a story written before 'ToucheD : A Story of Love and Revenge from Beyond the Grave'. 'With Love from Gerard. xxx.', tells the story of a very special boy and his family. Gerard and his twin sister, Kate, have a unique relationship; a relationship that Kate doesn't really appreciate until it is too late. The book concludes with a few real life situation tales, written to put a smile on your face. But beware, the very last tale in the book revisits the darker side. Enjoy!

The Steel Van Man

Author: Jason Stadtlander

Publisher: BHC Press/Open Window

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 317

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In a sleepy coastal town north of Boston, a serial killer selects its victims using a unique code of ethics... Detective Stanley Devonshire is uncovering a trail of evidence in an attempt to determine exactly how the killer has managed to continue on its horrific rampage undiscovered for what appears to be eighty years with the exact same pattern. At the outset, there is no discernible thread of reason connecting the killings. So Stan enlists the help of his longtime friend from Marblehead, Detective Mark Brown. Stan is also joined forcibly by a stunning state police officer and imposing federal agent who follow him along on a journey of revelation twist after convoluted twist. Devonshire is certain he is close to solving the cases stacking up on his desk, but in his attempt to identify the illusive killer he may become the hunter’s next victim.

I Can't Take Any More Crap!

Author: Robert MacGregor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 190588611X

Category: Great Britain

Page: 304

View: 9303

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There is a pissed-off mood abroad in Britain; the zeitgeist is a bad mood. This book captures that mood. It looks at stuff which irritates us, drives us mad, saps our souls like vampires.

Women Can't Park, Men Can't Pack

The Psychology of Stereotypes

Author: Geoff Rolls

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 221

View: 8148

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Does shoe size predict penis size? Are oysters an aphrodisiac? Do redheads have fiery tempers? Are stepmothers wicked? Do politicians lie? Answering these and many other questions with an engaging mixture of humor and psychological insight, this book takes psychology to the battle of the sexes and beyond by examining the truths and misconceptions behind the stereotypes that we often take for granted. Author and psychology lecturer Geoff Rolls reveals why so many people are afraid of clowns, why cavemen preferred blondes, and the surprising trends regarding the name Wayne. Clever, compelling, and often surprising, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to find out more about why we believe the things we do.

The Most Dangerous Animal of All

Author: Gary L. Stewart,Susan D. Mustafa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007579810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7793

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An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious-and still at large-serial killers.

Murder by Mistake

Author: Veronica Heley

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780100469

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9993

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An Ellie Quicke Mystery - Ellie Quicke is still inclined to act hastily, despite husband Thomas' steadying influence. When she took in a young rape victim, she knew the commitment might become a burden, but she didn't expect it to become an invitation to further violence. Mia's best friend Ursula is eager to help, but has a wedding to plan - as does Ellie's daughter Diana. Both want Ellie to stage their receptions. Can Ellie keep Mia safe? Can she pull off two weddings, when one would be havoc enough? And can she wear the same outfit to both?

The Serial Killers

Author: Valentina Faye

Publisher: Nischal Hegde

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: 106

View: 1198

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The Serial Killers - True Crime Stories of 5 most notorious serial killers. 1. William Bonin: The Freeway Killer 2. Ted Bundy 3. Gary Ray Bowles 4. The Fetish Killer 5. John Wayne Gacy Jr.

The Joy of Essex

Travels Through God's Own County

Author: Pete May

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849545251

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1195

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Liberty ... Equality ... Tiptree jam!' In 1990 Essex Man swaggered onto the scene in his shiny suit, driving a flash car and with his white-stiletto-wearing missus on his arm. It was a step up from sovereign rings and done-up Ford Cortinas, but brash, vulgar and 'breathtakingly right-wing' Mr and Mrs Essex were still the target for pity, condemnation and nationwide mockery. Twenty-odd years on something strange has happened. From Russell Brand and Jamie Oliver to Phill Jupitus and Ray Winstone, via the runaway success of TV shows like The Only Way is Essex and Gavin and Stacey, Essex is now the most iconic county in the UK and the essence of Essex is everywhere. But there's more to the county than stereotypes, as Brentwood-reared Pete May discovers when he takes an eye-opening journey through the Essex tundra. Along the way, May finds bluebells in Billericay, sculpture in Harlow, Hollywood-style signs on the A127, below-sea-level life in Canvey Island and endless chip shops, and asks the vital question: is the only way Essex or is there maybe another one?

Go to Helena Handbasket

Author: Donna Moore

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809557363

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 6217

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On her latest case, wisecracking Private Investigator, Helena Handbasket, is faced with a lot of tough questions. Did Robin Banks have a hand in the theft of Evan Stubezzi's jewels? And if so, was the hand one of those packed in ice in the freezer box that was delivered to his brother, Owen? Is there a serial killer on the loose? Or are all those handless corpses with scarlet fish sewn into their chest cavities purely coincidental? What shoes should you wear for a meeting with a killer? Why does her next-door neighbour smell of cheese? Which of her true loves is her real true love? And, more importantly, is there anything in the fridge for dinner? Can our man-loving, cocktail-loving, food-loving, not-so-very-intrepid heroine answer these questions-any of them-without leaving a cliche unturned?"

Wolf in White Van

A Novel

Author: John Darnielle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709661

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4793

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Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian—a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail—Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live. Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax: the event that has shaped so much of Sean's life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle's audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.