The Queen Of The Night

Autor: Alexander Chee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544106601
File Size: 17,19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 9315
Download or Read Book
National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She became a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role—her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the libretto is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who betrayed her? With “epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details,”** Alexander Chee shares Lilliet’s cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation—or destroy her with the secrets it reveals. “If Lilliet Berne were a man, she might have been what nineteenth-century novels would call a swashbuckler: the kind of destiny-courting, death-defying character who finds intrigue and peril (and somehow, always, a fantastic pair of pantaloons) around every corner.” —Entertainment Weekly

The Queen Of The Night

Autor: Alexander Chee
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780718185091
File Size: 35,28 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 9832
Download or Read Book
"A 'wild opera of a novel', The Queen of the Nighttells the story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who leaves the American frontier for Europe and is swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She becomes a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role - her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the part is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who has betrayed her? With 'epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details', Alexander Chee shares Lilliet's cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation - or destroy her with the secrets it reveals."

The Queen Of The Night

Autor: Alexander Chee
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718185102
File Size: 31,63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 8181
Download or Read Book
'One doesn't so much read it, as one is bewitched by it. Epic, gorgeous, haunting' HANYA YANAGIHARA, author of A Little Life When it begins, it begins as an opera should begin: in a palace, at a ball, in an encounter with a stranger, who you discover has your fate in his hands . . . She is Lilliet Berne. And she is the soprano. 1882. One warm autumn evening in Paris, Lilliet is finally offered an original role, though it comes at a price. The part is based on her deepest secret. Only four people could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her still, one wants only to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. In taking this role Lilliet is forced to confront her darkest lies but will the truth save Lilliet - or destroy her? 'Brilliantly extravagant' VOGUE 'Terrific' NEW YORKER

Queen Of The Night Lp

Autor: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061987522
File Size: 22,13 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 5100
Download or Read Book
The New York Times bestselling author brings back the Walker family in a multilayered thriller in which murders past and present connect the lives of three families Every summer, in an event that is commemorated throughout the Tohono O'odham Nation, the Queen of the Night flower blooms in the Arizona desert. But one couple's intended celebration is shattered by gunfire, the sole witness to the bloodshed a little girl who has lost the only family she's ever known. To her rescue come Dr. Lani Walker, who sees the trauma of her own childhood reflected in her young patient, and Dan Pardee, an Iraq war veteran and member of an unorthodox border patrol unit called the Shadow Wolves. Joined by Pima County homicide investigator Brian Fellows, they must keep the child safe while tracking down a ruthless killer. In a second case, retired homicide detective Brandon Walker is investigating the long unsolved murder of an Arizona State University coed. Now, after nearly half a century of silence, the one person who can shed light on that terrible incident is willing to talk. Meanwhile, Walker's wife, Diana Ladd, is reliving memories of a man whose death continues to haunt her. As these crimes threaten to tear apart three separate families, the stories and traditions of the Tohono O'odham people remain just beneath the surface of the desert, providing illumination to events of both self-sacrifice and unspeakable evil.

The Queen Of The Night

Autor: Paul Doherty
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780755328802
File Size: 67,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 6137
Download or Read Book
In imperial Rome, children of the elite are being kidnapped and veteran soldiers are being violently murdered. Empress Helena calls on her secret agent Claudia to investigate and Claudia stumbles upon a problem of her own when she discovers the disinterred body of a Christian woman in her uncle's garden.

Queen Of The Night

Autor: Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578632848
File Size: 31,33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 9840
Download or Read Book
Queen of the Night helps readers understand the role and power of the moon in the ancient religions, folklore, and mythology of Ireland and the British isles and then discover how to tap that power in their daily lives. Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language, art, and culture, to discover the power and centrality of the moon. Since the earliest times, from stone circles and passage graves to the rites and customs of Druids, the moon has been the symbol of the Goddess and has played a crucial role in worship and celebration. In 13 chapters representing the moon's monthly and annual cycles, NicMhacha tells the story of Celtic moon mythology, as well as touching upon Greek, Hindu, and Norse traditions. Each chapter sets forth the role of the moon in Celtic tradition and culture and includes poetry, quotes, or prayers honoring the moon. At the end of each chapter, she offers meditations, ceremonies, and exercises to help readers connect with the moon and apply its power to their lives. From the world of fairies to bards, seekers, and shamans; from the moon's role in the secret meetings of women spinners to the role of sacred animals and mythic beings, Queen of the Night is a lively, informative, and transformative book for anyone who wants to understand and experience the power of the moon.

Queen Of The Night

Autor: Leanne Hall
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921834870
File Size: 49,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 4752
Download or Read Book
Shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award 2012 In the sequel to the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness, the dark is dangerous. So are your dreams. For six months Nia has tried to forget Wolfboy, the mysterious boy she met in Shyness. The boy who said he'd call but didn't. Then, one night, her phone rings. The things Wolfboy says draw her back to the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and dreams and reality are difficult to separate. The Darkness is changing and Wolfboy's friend is in trouble. And Nia decides to become Wildgirl once more. As dreamy, funny and real as This Is Shyness. 'I loved this book. I didn't think it was possible for Leanne Hall to write a better novel than the flawless This is Shyness and, in fact, I was a bit hesitant to even read this, worried it might spoil the magic...Luckily, Hall brings the goods. If anything, Queen of the Night is even darker, more atmospheric and more deliciously gothic than its predecessor...Queen of the Night feels like a comic book on the page, but it's more than that. It has the wit and edginess of Scott Pilgrim, mixed with the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. It is an intensely poetic book, but it never feels pretentious or 'literary'. It has elements of the paranormal, but this is no Twilight wannabe. It is fiercely unique and bravely innovative and I cannot wait for the next instalment so I can walk once more with Wolfboy and Wildgirl into the darkness.' Mostly Reading YA Blog 'Queen of the Night is everything fans are hoping of a follow-up to the mad-cap surrealism of This is Shyness. Leanne Hall returns triumphant with her delectable prose and whimsical storytelling, pulling readers back into the darkness to know what happened after Wolfboy and Wildgirl's not-quite-happily-ever-after.' Alpha Reader 'The fantastical is where Hall's strength lies. Her world-building is phenomenal and she makes the extraordinary tangible in a way that echoes the likes of Isobelle Carmody and Penni Russon. Queen of the Night builds on This Is Shyness in a way that is natural and beautiful...The little details and layers of history added to Shyness are an absolute pleasure to read, and I just want more, more, more!' Read Alert (Centre for Youth Literature)

Edinburgh

Autor: Alexander Chee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544671872
File Size: 49,82 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 358
Download or Read Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize Lambda Literary Foundation Editor’s Choice Award “[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” —New York Times “Arresting . . . profound and poetic . . . Chee’s voice is worth listening to.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Alexander Chee gets my vote for the best new novelist I’ve read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic—and pure.” —Edmund White Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys’ choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his best friend, is in line to be next. When the director is arrested, Fee tries to forgive himself for his silence. But when Peter takes his own life, Fee blames only himself. In the years that follow he slowly builds a new life, teaching near his hometown. There he meets a young student who is the picture of Peter and is forced to confront the past he believed was gone. Told with “the force of a dream and the heft of a life,”* Edinburgh marked Chee “as a major talent whose career will bear watching” (Publishers Weekly). “A coming-of-age tale in the grand Romantic tradition, where passions run high, Cupid stalks Psyche, and love shares the dance floor with death . . . A lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the throes of becoming.” —Washington Post

The Queen Of The Night

Autor: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755350235
File Size: 52,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 4190
Download or Read Book
August 314 AD, and as the sun's insidious heat beats down, murderous forces lurk in the underbelly of the city. The world of Rome's rich and powerful is rocked by a series of violent abductions, as children of the elite are kidnapped and held for ransom. Meanwhile, veteran soldiers, men who served Constantine along the Great Wall in northern Britain are being barbarously murdered; the indignities inflicted on their corpses reminiscent of the gruesome practices of the Picts whom they fought so many years ago. The Empress Helena summons her secret agent, Claudia, in a bid to resolve these macabre occurrences. But Claudia has problems of her own. The perfectly preserved corpse of a young Christian woman has been disinterred in her uncle's garden and it falls to her to investigate this mystery too. Now she must track her way through a murky tangle of politics, religion and murderous violence, ever aware that the slightest mistake could cost her life.