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Crossings
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Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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ISBN 10 : 1250259053
Pages : 384 pages
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"A sparkling debut. Landragin’s seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." —Publishers Weekly "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended." —Library Journal (Starred Review) Alex Landragin's Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut—a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy.

Crossings

"A sparkling debut. Landragin’s seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." —Publishers Weekly "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and

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Atlantic Crossings

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Border Crossings

The concept of border and border crossing has important implications for how we theorize cultural politics, power, ideology, pedagogy and critical intellectual work. This completely revised and updated edition takes these areas and draws new connections between postmodernism, feminism, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. Highly relevant to the times which

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Romantic Border Crossings

Romantic Border Crossings participates in the movement towards 'otherness' in Romanticism, by uncovering the intellectual and disciplinary anxieties surrounding comparative studies of British, American, and European literature and culture. Spanning a wide range of authors and topics that includes Elizabeth Inchbald, Gérard de Nerval, Jacobinism, Goethe, the Gothic, Orientalism,

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North Valley River Crossings  Coors Road to I 25  Albuquerque

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Crossings

This powerful nonfiction picture book explores wildlife crossings around the world and how they are helping save thousands of animals every day. Around the world, bridges, tunnels, and highways are constantly being built to help people get from one place to another. But what happens when construction spreads over, under,

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Crossings

"The primary purpose of this book is to pull together in one place the main contours of population change in the Atlantic region during the 1870-1914 period. That region, for present purposes, includes Europe, North America, South America, and to a slight degree Africa"--p. 3.

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Crossings

Download or read online Crossings written by Anonim, published by Unknown which was released on 1999. Get Crossings Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Crossings

When it was first published in America in 1968, Chuang Hua's evocative novel "Crossings" was completely unheralded and quickly went out of print. Years later it would be widely recognized as the first modernist novel to address the Asian-American experience, its deeply imagistic prose--marked by spatial and temporal leaps, an unconventional

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The Brightest of Dreams  Canadian Crossings Book  3

Quinten Aspinall is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his deceased father to keep his family together. To do so, he must travel to Canada to find his younger siblings, who were sent there as indentured workers while Quinn was away at war. He is also solicited by

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Crossings

Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France. Aboard is beautiful, American-born Liane De Villiers, devoted to her much-older husband, the French ambassador to the United States, and her two daughters. She meets Nick Burnham, an American steel magnate,

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South Philadelphia

Excerpt from South Philadelphia: The Abolishment of Grade Crossings and the Creation of Opportunities for Commercial and Industrial Development Bearing in mind the fact that the modern steamship terminal rs not merely an aggregation of an indefinite num ber of p1ers, but must provide, in a logical scheme, for

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Crossings

Boldly contesting recent scholarship, Sallis argues that The Birth of Tragedy is a rethinking of art at the limit of metaphysics. His close reading focuses on the complexity of the Apollinian/Dionysian dyad and on the crossing of these basic art impulses in tragedy. "Sallis effectively calls into question some

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The Highest of Hopes  Canadian Crossings Book  2

After her beloved grandfather's death, Emmaline Moore is shocked to discover that her "deceased" father is actually living in Canada. Having no other family, Emma decides she must find him, and so embarks on a journey across the ocean, accompanied by her best friend, Jonathan. Unfortunately, Randall Moore and his

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Border Crossings

Thomas King is the first Native writer to generate widespread interest in both Canada and the United States. He has been nominated twice for Governor General's Awards, and his first novel, Medicine River, has been transformed into a CBC movie. His books have been reviewed in publications such as The

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