WINNER of the Irish Book Awards Children´s Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens´ Books Ireland, 2013. An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers.
Seventeen-year-old Sunny has always been a little bit of a pushover. But when she´s sent a picture of her boyfriend kissing another girl, she knows she´s got to act. What follows is a mad 12-hour dash around London. Along the way Sunny meets a whole host of characters she never dreamed she´d have anything in common with. As Sunny discovers, a whole range of people is willing to help a girl on a mission to get her romantic retribution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penny Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002958/bk_howe_002958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the great paradox of the digital age, what Radha Agrawal calls ´´community confusion´´¿the internet connects us to hundreds, thousands, even millions of people, and yet we feel more isolated than ever, with 1 in 4 Americans saying they have zero friends to confide in. Where are our people? The answer is found in Belong, an inspirational, interactive, highly energetic and beautifully illustrated guide to discovering where and with whom you fit. After suffering her own bout of community confusion, Agrawal embarked on a journey that ultimately resulted in co-founding Daybreaker, a transformative phenomenon described as ´´Studio 54 for millennials,´´ where hundreds of thousands of people get up at the crack of dawn, meet in event spaces in 18 cities around the world, and, completely sober, dance¿with abandon, with joy, with a deep sense of community. Now she´s distilled her experience for finding meaningful connections into a step-by-step process. The first step is GOING IN¿discovering personal intention, gauging our energy level, understanding how we do (or don´t) show up for others. Then comes GOING OUT¿looking out, like the eyes on the cover, to find a few special friends; a fully engaged group with similar business, artistic, or social aims; or both. Connectedness is the most significant factor in human happiness, far more than money or status. Belong is a creative blueprint for bringing this most important dimension back into our lives.
On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia´s National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, and their trysts grow increasingly intimate and unnerving as the enigma of this young man becomes inseparable from that of his homeland, Bulgaria, a country with a difficult past and an uncertain future. Garth Greenwell´s What Belongs to You is a stunning debut about an American expat struggling with his own complicated inheritance while navigating a foreign culture. Lyrical and intense, it tells the story of a man caught between longing and resentment, unable to separate desire from danger, and faced with the impossibility of understanding those he most longs to know.
´An exquisitely written investigation of desire and shame´ Guardian ´A rich, important debut, an instant classic to be savored by all lovers of serious fiction´ New York Times Book Review On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia´s National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, their relationship growing increasingly intimate and unnerving. As he struggles to reconcile his longing with the anguish it creates, he´s forced to grapple with his own fraught history: his formative experiences of love, his painful rejection by family and friends, and the difficulty of growing up as a gay man in southern America in the 1990s. Startlingly erotic and immensely powerful, What Belongs to You tells an unforgettable story about the ways our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love. ´This astonishing debut novel´s portrait of compromised lust holds its own against classics like Lolita´ Sunday Telegraph ´Greenwell´s novel impresses for many reasons, not least of which is how perfectly it fulfils its intentions´ James Wood, New Yorker