What makes a book a bestseller? First of all, an author who is imaginative, creates three-dimensional characters, and has something to say about the world. But what can five authors from five different countries collaborating together achieve?A novel five times better!Our heroine, Laura, is a career-driven woman. But, one day, her life — and career— spirals out of control when her boss informs her that he has discovered she is being charged by the police for a crime she knows she didn’t commit.
Laura has no choice but to investigate the allegations amidst increasing pressure from her boss who is threatening to end her life-long career in a matter of days for the sake of the company’s reputation. Everything seems to point to Sarah, Laura’s scattered, whimsical twin sister who runs the second-hand bookshop in a small town she and her sister inherited, and whom Laura has not seen in years. While there, the past that Laura has tried to run away from, resurfaces.
When Laura visits her sister’s home to confront her, she finds that Sarah is missing; the only thing left behind is a mysterious diary – the first clue in a series that leads her on a road trip across Europe. At each destination, Laura is compelled to complete tasks which lead her to revisit who she once was – a part of herself she has tried so hard to forget.
Laura’s race against the clock leads her to old friends and new acquaintances where no one is who they seem. Not knowing who to trust, Laura knows that she has to let her old self take control and reawaken forgotten abilities.
This is it: a truly 21th century-novel, created through the collaboration of five young authors. This interesting experiment set out to prove that, together, we can do more! Could this form of joint literary creation renew the way novels are written? You be the judge, dear reader.
A revised and expanded paperback edition of We Hope This Reaches You in Time by Samantha King Holmes and r.h. Sin with all-new bonus material from the authors.Ideas, poetry, and prose from bestselling authors Samantha King Holmes & r.h. Sin.
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title for the season
Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction titles for the year
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Most Anticipated Books of the Year--The Rumpus, Nylon
A revelatory work in the tradition of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, DaMaris Hill's searing and powerful narrative-in-verse bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration.
“It is costly to stay free and appear / sane.”
From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era's prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement--physical, social, intellectual--the threat of being bound was real, constant, and lethal.
In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, Hill presents bitter, unflinching history that artfully captures the personas of these captivating, bound yet unbridled African-American women. Hill's passionate odes to Zora Neale Hurston, Lucille Clifton, Fannie Lou Hamer, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, and others also celebrate the modern-day inheritors of their load and light, binding history, author, and reader in an essential legacy of struggle.
*The Sentencing Project
These carefully selected poems will offer solace; provide an escape from the constant chatter of everyday thought; help make space for the unexpected; enable us to reinvent ourselves within the chaotic landscape of our lives. Some will be old favourites; others less well-known; all the poems will have the power to surprise or move.
A deeper, more lasting comfort comes from art that makes us sit up and listen, that reawakens the senses and offers new ways of looking - this is poetry that, in the best sense, unsettles us, in order to reconnect us with the world around us and bring us to a place of greater clarity.
The anthology will be divided into the following sections: The deep heart's core (poems about places of sanctuary); As a boy I stood before it for hours (poems that remind us to place our focus 'out there'; that show us how to be mindful); A world in a grain of sand (poems that play with the notion of scale, so that the tiny becomes large and the large tiny - putting things in perspective); Stilll life (poems about focusing on a specific moment); and Another Self (poems on friendship/companionship; a sense of everyone being in the same boat).
There are moments when the heart no longer wishes to feel because everything it's felt up until then has brought it nothing but anguish. In She Felt Like Feeling Nothing, r.h. Sin pursues themes of self-discovery and retrospection. With this book, the poet intends to create a safe space where women can rest their weary hearts and focus on themselves.
‘Since your daughter’s death I’ve not been much of a hypnotist.’
A man loses his daughter to a car. Nothing now is what it is. It’s like he’s in a play – but he doesn’t know the words or the moves.
The man who was driving the car is a stage hypnotist. Since the accident, he’s lost the power of suggestion. His act’s a disaster. For him, everything now is exactly what it is.
For the first time since the accident, these two men meet. They meet when the Father volunteers for the Hypnotist’s act. And, this time, he really doesn’t know the words or the moves…
An Oak Tree is a remarkable play for two actors. The Father, however, is played by a different actor – male or female – at each performance. They walk on stage having neither seen nor read a word of the play
they’re in…until they’re in it. This is a breath-taking projection of a performance, given from one actor to another, from a hypnotist to their subject, from an audience to the stage. An Oak Tree is a bold and
absurdly comic play about loss, suggestion and the power of the mind.
Winner of a Village Voice Obie for its autumn 2006 Off-Broadway run.
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
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