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Download E-books MotS (Autoportrait IV) PDF

By Herménégilde Chiasson

Nous sommes d´éternels indécis devant un colossal comptoir de traite. Où sont les refuges, les feux, les campements, les postes, les raccourcis? D’objet en objet, notre regard se déporte, il erre, il s’épuise, et puis nous sortons dans l. a. neige, dans los angeles nuit, dans los angeles mer, dans l’espace à l. a. rencontre de notre étrangeté. Notre vie est une énigme dont nous ne comprenons plus le dilemme. Notre mémoire se serait-elle imbibée à ce element dans l. a. terre de nos malentendus?

MOTS est le quatrième de l. a. série de douze ouvrages, Autoportrait, publiés au rythme d´un par mois en 2014. Chaque ouvrage répond à une consigne singulière et son titre débute par une lettre du prénom de l’auteur.

De ce projet inusité, l’auteur dit «[…] l’armature du texte était de prendre mon nom, qui a douze lettres, de le décomposer sur douze mois. Douze, c’est un chiffre mystique aussi […].»

À l’image de l’œuvre que bâtit ce grand créateur depuis forty ans, Autoportrait nous convie à une aventure profondément originale, protéiforme, qui s’inscrit dans sa manière sans cesse renouvelée de faire l’inventaire des choses autour de lui, même les plus banales, en vue d’en faire rejaillir los angeles grâce, l’émouvante beauté.

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Download E-books Anne of the Island (Xist Classics) PDF

Anne of the Island is the 3rd e-book within the Anne of eco-friendly Gables sequence

during this quantity, Anne attends Redmond collage in Nova Scotia. during this ebook, the turning out to be dating among Anne and Gilbert is nearly thwarted yet regardless of herself, Anne reveals real love.
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Download E-books Turkana Boy PDF

In this contemplative novel-poem, Jean-François Beauchemin invitations us to proportion within the internal international of the grieving Mr. Bartolomé, who, following the mysterious disappearance of his younger son, wanders and wonders, looking to go beyond his ache via encountering whatever better than himself. consistently occupied through the reminiscence of his misplaced son, Bartolomé’s quest leads him from the town to the nation-state after which to the sting of the sea, the place he marvels on the fantastic thing about nature yet can't penetrate its mysteries.

Through connection with the two-million-year-old “Turkana Boy,” the fossilized continues to be of a boy present in 1984 close to Lake Turkana, Kenya, Beauchemin addresses techniques of reminiscence and the lengthy heritage of human evolution. Beauchemin’s personality Bartolomé sees within the lives of the boys—separated by way of approximately million years—a form of dual future. Has the passage of millennia replaced the depth of human feeling on the lack of blood kinfolk? “Who understands what they'd felt? Had an analogous feelings, these linked to incommensurable loss, damaged their our bodies, as that they had his? Over and above morphological modifications sculpted by means of the passage of millennia, used to be there whatever equivalent to a permanence of feeling, a type of eternity for the murmuring of the guts, transmitted during the a long time by way of the bonds of blood?”

Turkana Boy bargains a poignant exam of grieving and one man’s look for knowing. This surrealist narrative is punctuated with impressive musings at the international and startling questions about what it skill to be alive.

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Download E-books Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables series, Book 2) PDF

By Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of eco-friendly Gables is all grown up--almost. At 16, Anne has remodeled from pupil to instructor, and she's the hot mammoth sister to seven-year-old twins, quiet Dora and mischievous Davy. A grumpy new neighbor has moved round the corner, and Anne's ally, Diana, is falling in love. regardless of these kind of adjustments, she's nonetheless an identical enjoyable, impulsive Anne--a romantic dreamer with a redheaded temper.

In this sequel to Anne of eco-friendly Gables, teenage Anne Shirley turns into a schoolteacher in a small village on Prince Edward Island.

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Download E-books Mal élevé PDF

By Stéphane Dompierre

Avec sa jolie gueule de chanteur rebelle, Alex accumule les conquêtes féminines beaucoup plus facilement que les succès radiophoniques. Amoureux pour los angeles toute première fois, il emménage avec Sandrine, une chanteuse qui pourrait bien l’aider à connaître le succès qu’il espère depuis longtemps.

Si seulement il pouvait perdre l’habitude de démolir ses guitares sur scène en hurlant et se mettre plutôt à écrire des chansons d’amour. Mais le couple et los angeles musique pop, ça fait beaucoup de compromis d’un seul coup. Et puis un yet est-il vraiment atteint si on doit, pour y parvenir, abandonner sa vraie nature en chemin ?

Drôle, grinçant et définitivement très Dompierre, ce roman a également des vertus pédagogiques.

Vous apprendrez à

- Survivre dans les soupers chez l. a. belle-famille

- Négocier avec un producteur ambitieux

- Écrire des chansons à succès

- Réussir un solo de guitare

- Charrier de l. a. brique


- Vivre en couple

Quand Alex attaque un coin de scène à coup de guitare, ce n'est pas que pour le spectacle. Il y a dans ce geste de rébellion une accumulation de rage et de frustration qu'il a besoin de libérer : mère fugueuse, famille qui se fout de son paintings, musiciens qui l'abandonnent et, surtout, carrière musicale qui ne décolle pas. Musicien ayant toujours refusé les concessions, Alex est à une période charnière de sa vie : l. a. jeune trentaine, amoureux pour l. a. toute première fois, il emménage avec Sandrine, une chanteuse qui pourrait bien l'aider à connaître le succès qu'il espère depuis si longtemps. los angeles state of affairs exige qu'il mette quelques principes de côté mais les compromis, dans le couple comme dans son paintings, n'ont jamais été dans son tempérament. Et puis un yet est-il vraiment atteint si nous devons, pour y parvenir, abandonner notre vraie nature en chemin?

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Download E-books Exit Lines PDF

By Joan Barfoot

The Idyll lodge, the surroundings for Joan Barfoot’s great 11th novel, go out traces, is a pastel-hued care facility designed for seniors “with fit earning yet various hopes, despairs, talents and deformities.” In scathing aspect, Barfoot describes the Idyll Inn’s plastic crops, inoffensive paintings and pallid leisure actions, all everyday to any reader who has had social gathering to go to one of these position — or to dwell in a single. working the convey (or so she thinks) is priggish administrator Annabelle Walker, charged with preserving the citizens satisfied, or at the very least as satisfied as is needed to maintain a tidy revenue flowing to far-away investors.

But no longer all citizens of the Idyll resort decide to acquiesce. Sylvia hotel, one of many Idyll Inn’s first citizens, prides herself on her steely spine, regardless of crippling arthritis. Affluently widowed, she has chosen the Idyll hotel as a much less objectionable substitute to a dangerous dwindling at domestic. She coolly refuses to be bossed, on no account via Annabelle Walker (about whose relations Sylvia retains a depressing secret), or via her estranged daughter, Nancy, from whom she retains another, much more explosive, mystery. Sylvia is decided to unapologetically lay declare to her life of offerings, duties and blame, now not but acutely aware that her icy solitude will almost immediately be damaged via the corporate of 3 soon-to-be-intimate friends.

Given the facility’s small inhabitants, the Idyll Inn’s new population are certain to have crossed paths. And certainly many have. Wheelchair-confined George Hammond, as soon as a good-looking shoe store—owner with a stay-at-home spouse and loved daughter, in the past cupped Sylvia’s ft in his fingers and fashionable her well-formed calves. He has performed way more with Greta Bauer, his former clerk, whose loneliness as a tender immigrant widow with young children rendered her on hand for a comfy and doubtless easy affair. Now deposited below an identical roof by way of absent teenagers, the previous fans are capable of examine the implications in their choices.

Completing the newly shaped coterie of neighbors is tiny Ruth Friedman, a retired Children’s reduction employee who retains the various city’s darkest secrets and techniques, and whose passionate late-in-life marriage to fellow social employee Bernard didn't contain kids in their personal. Now additionally widowed, her grief unfathomably deep, she has taken to cheerfully analyzing frightening information tales aloud to her new pals, who're quickly to find that those day-by-day doses of gloom are much less for his or her edification than they're in carrier of a determined venture for which Ruth wishes their complicity.

In the wryly humorous and completely compassionate go out traces, acclaimed writer Joan Barfoot once more treats her readers to an intimate stumble upon with a few attention-grabbing characters engaged within the struggle in their lives. Sylvia, George, Greta and Ruth are every now and then gentle, indignant, hilarious and deeply improper, yet constantly completely and captivatingly human. How can we deal with the aged in our liveYs? How will we intend to become older ourselves? do we ever come to the top of longing? go out strains brings to the outside those and different basic questions about the character of lifestyles, and its last.

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Download E-books Des ravins au bout des lèvres PDF

By Daniel H. Dugas

Dans ce recueil, Daniel H. Dugas se coltaille à un sujet passionnant, l. a. mémoire et l’oubli, au second où les notions de stockage et de pérennité de l’information se volatilisent dans le grand iNuage. Il met de l’avant un ambitieux projet de poésie, qui allie érudition, narration et automatismes.

Sont conviés à l. a. rencontre les trous laissés béants alors que l. a. maladie d’Alzheimer s’installe ; les insectes bibliophages qui menacent les fonds d’archives et donc les repères de l’humanité ; los angeles suggestion de mémoire absolue et los angeles création de mémoires artificielles. L’apparition de l. a. photographie, technologie du keepsake, sert également de element d’appui au livre.

Le manuscrit est divisé en deux lieux. Le most excellent est dédié à Auguste Deter, l. a. première patiente à avoir reçu un diagnostic de los angeles maladie d’Alzheimer. Le moment lieu, dédié à Melvil Dewey, comprend 10 textes construits selon los angeles grille de l. a. class décimale qu’il a développée.

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Download E-books White Piano PDF

By Nicole Brossard

"White Piano holds an acute experience of what poetry is, its hazard. . . . Brossard understands good that 'life is barely sturdy for dwelling' and that dwelling is incarnated within the fabric of language, that sounds, these providers of feel, can propel it in entrance of the world." – Le Devoir

Between the verbs quivering and streaming, White Piano unfolds its adaptations like musical rankings. Pronouns and people, poetry and prose: White Piano, beautifully translated from the French, narrates a constellation of questions and provides a "language that cultivates its personal craters of fireplace and savoir-vie."

Nicole Brossard is one among North America's premiere practitioners of cutting edge writing.

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Download E-books Le Second Violon PDF

By Yves Beauchemin

Une réédition du roman de 1996, qui nous prouve, encore une fois, l'immense expertise de conteur d'Yves Beauchemin.

Nicolas Rivard, quarante-cinq ans, marié, bon père de famille, chroniqueur des affaires municipales dans un quotidien de Montréal, start à perdre ses cheveux et à faire du ventre. Un bon matin, il se réveille avec le sentiment désagréable d’être devenu une nullité. Alors, un désir fou éclate au fond de lui de crever le plafond, de s’extirper de los angeles commune médiocrité et de montrer aux autres ce qu’il vaut réellement.

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Download E-books Cockroach: A Novel PDF

By Rawi Hage

"Funny and sharp . . . playful and erotic."—New York occasions ebook Review

In Montreal's stressed immigrant group, our unnamed narrator resides in melancholy. compelled to go to a therapist after a suicide try, he brings us again to his youth in a war-torn kingdom, ahead into his present existence within the smoky émigré cafés the place all people has a story, and out into the frozen night streets of Montreal, the place he imagines himself to be a cockroach invading the lives of the privileged, yet willfully blind, voters who encompass him. Cockroach is a carnivalesque, philosophical novel that weaves darkish humor with an accusatory, satirical voice, spawning from the subsurface to problem humanity and its downfall.

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