Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1449481000
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Dirty Pretty Things is the international bestseller by Michael Faudet. A finalist in the 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards, his whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories. Michael lives in a house by the sea in New Zealand with his girlfriend, international bestselling author, Lang Leav.

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781449481148
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories. Michael lives in a house by the sea in New Zealand with his girlfriend, international bestselling author, Lang Leav.

Cult of Two

Cult of Two
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781524859640
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Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cult of Two is the fifth book of internationally bestselling poet Michael Faudet, author of Winter of Summers, Smoke & Mirrors, Bitter Sweet Love, and Dirty Pretty Things—a finalist in the Goodreads Readers Choice awards. His intimate writing style and exquisite ability to paint pictures with words has captured the imagination and hearts of thousands of people from around the world.

Smoke Mirrors

Smoke   Mirrors
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781449490065
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Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael Faudet’s latest book takes the reader on an emotionally charged journey, exploring the joys of falling madly in love and the melancholy world of the brokenhearted. Beautifully captured in poetry, prose, and short stories, Faudet's whimsical and sometimes erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of readers from around the world.

Postcolonial Spaces

Postcolonial Spaces
Author: A. Teverson,S. Upstone
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780230342514
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Release: 2011-10-03
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With essays from a range of geographies and bringing together influential scholars across a range of disciplines, this book focuses on the role of space in the study of the politics of contemporary postcolonial experience, engaging with the spectrum of postcolonial spatialities which play a significant role in defining global postcolonial culture.

Winter of Summers

Winter of Summers
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781524851361
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Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael Faudet’s latest book explores the fine line between love and loss, the fragility of relationships, self-empowerment, and social commentary. Every page taking the reader to a world of conflicting emotions, where nothing is what it seems and beautiful dreams come to life. All exquisitely captured in a thought-provoking collection of poetry, prose, and short stories.

The Picture of Health

The Picture of Health
Author: Henri Colt,Silvia Quadrelli
Pages: 527
ISBN: 9780199735365
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Release: 2011-05-10
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Narrative film can be a useful way of looking at bioethical scenarios. This volume presents a collection of brief, accessible essays written by international experts from medicine, social sciences, and the humanities, all of whom have experience using film in their teaching of medical ethics. Each author looks at a single scene from a popular film in order to illuminate its ethical dimensions.

Pretty Things

Pretty Things
Author: Janelle Brown
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780525479178
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Two wildly different women--one a grifter, the other an heiress--are brought together by the scam of a lifetime in a page-turner from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear. An ID Book Club Selection * "It's Dynasty meets Patricia Highsmith."--The Washington Post Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer--traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa's past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina's, Vanessa's, and Lachlan's paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge. This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

Pretty Little Dirty

Pretty Little Dirty
Author: Amanda Boyden
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307275912
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Release: 2006-03-14
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect: she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents. As Lisa's own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise—her mother has shut herself off in her bedroom for years—Lisa joins the Diamond household, slipping into their routine of sit-down suppers and soaking in the delicious normalcy of Diamond family life. But what begins as the story of two young women living a charmed adolescence, one of mastering dance moves and the protocols of male-female interaction, soon swirls into an intoxicating novel of art, music, and self-destructive impulses as Lisa and Celeste dare each other ever onward.

The Spiritual Poems of Rumi

The Spiritual Poems of Rumi
Author: Rumi
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780760368350
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Wellfleet Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Spiritual Poems of Rumi is a beautiful and elegantly illustrated gift book of Rumi's spiritual poems translated by Nader Khalili, geared for readers searching for a stronger spiritual core.

Bitter Sweet Love

Bitter Sweet Love
Author: Michael Faudet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781449483234
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael Faudet’s whimsical and often erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories.

The Spectral Metaphor

The Spectral Metaphor
Author: E. Peeren
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781137375858
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Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it mean to live as a ghost? Exploring spectrality as a metaphor in the contemporary British and American cultural imagination, Peeren proposes that certain subjects – migrants, servants, mediums and missing persons – are perceived as living ghosts and examines how this figuration can signify both dispossession and empowerment or agency.

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
Author: Steven Knight
Pages: 184
ISBN: OCLC:505384485
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Release: 2002*
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld.

Framing the World

Framing the World
Author: Paula Willoquet-Maricondi
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780813930053
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Release: 2010-08-06
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

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Black Book of Poems

Black Book of Poems
Author: Vincent Hunanyan
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781524862992
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Titled from lyrics of the song “Nobody Home” by Pink Floyd, this well-thought poetry collection touches on the subjects of loss, love, pain, happiness, depression, abandonment, war, good vs. evil, alcoholism, religion, and complicated family relationships. Written mostly in metered, rhyming stanzas, Black Book of Poems provides a non-threatening platform for reflection and meditation on life’s most difficult challenges. This collection offers a refreshingly honest approach to life and love that feels realistic and relatable to everyone.

Cultural Histories of the Material World

Cultural Histories of the Material World
Author: Peter N. Miller
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780472118915
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Release: 2013-07-23
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All across the humanities fields there is a new interest in materials and materiality. This is the first book to capture and study the “material turn” in the humanities from all its varied perspectives. Cultural Histories of the Material World brings together top scholars from all these different fields—from Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Folklore, History, History of Science, Literature, Philosophy—to offer their vision of what cultural history of the material world looks like and attempt to show how attention to materiality can contribute to a more precise historical understanding of specific times, places, ways, and means. The result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of future possibilities and new perspectives.

Pretty Dark and Dirty

Pretty  Dark and Dirty
Author: Margot Scott
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9798608475641
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Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some lines should never be crossed. But sometimes the temptation is too good to resist... Mason Black was everything to me: my father, my provider, my protector. But then one day, he vanished, leaving me lost and alone. I was devastated. Years later, just when I thought I had put the pieces of my life together, my world splintered apart again. Everything I thought I knew about my biological father and Mason's role in my life? Turns out, it was all a lie. Every. Last. Word. Now Mason's back. However, he offers no excuses, no explanations. He just wants me to be what he claims I've always been: his little girl. But the ache inside me won't be denied. The longing I feel isn't one of a little girl who misses her father. No. I need Mason to be more than just a father figure. More than a loving protector. I need him to be my Daddy. ***Brace yourself for a twisty, forbidden romance so deliciously devious, it'll tie you up by your heartstrings and then drag you along for the ride. Like my Quick-and-Dirty Reads, it features a guaranteed melt-your-heart ending. But unlike those shorter stories, this is hardly a light-hearted romp.If you're a fan of very taboo older man/younger woman pairings, broody, protective Daddy figures, and contemporary Gothic vibes, then this book was tailor-made for your Kindle.

Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets
Author: Liliana Hart
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9781481158640
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Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: 7th Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up... The residents of Bloody Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control. And passions are rising... J.J and Jack are in a race against time. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she's harboring secrets of her own -- secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.

Hospitality in American Literature and Culture

Hospitality in American Literature and Culture
Author: Ana Maria M. Manzanas Calvo,Jesús Benito Sanchez
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781317236498
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Release: 2016-11-03
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume examines hospitality in American immigrant literature and culture, situating this ancient virtue at the crossroads of space and border theory, and exploring the relationship among the intersecting themes of migration, citizenship, identity formation, and spatiality. Assessing the conditions, duration, and shifting roles of hosts and guests in the United States, the book concentrates on the ways the US administers protocols of belonging and non-belonging, and distinguishes between those who can feel at home from those who will always be outside the body politic, even if they were the original "hosts." The volume opens with a genealogy of hospitality through a focus on its sites, from its origins in the Bible, to its national and post-national renditions in contemporary American literature and culture. The authors explore recent representations of immigrant spatiality, from the space of the body in Spielberg’s The Terminal and Frears’s Dirty Pretty Things, to the different ways in which immigrants are incorporated into the United States in Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer, Karen T. Yamashita’s I Hotel, Junot Díaz’s "Invierno," and Ernesto Quiñonez’s Chango’s Fire, concluding with the spectrality of the immigrant body in George Saunders’ "The Semplica Girl Diaries." Timely and imperative in light of the legacies of colonialism, and the realities of modern-day globalization, this book will be of value to specialists in post-colonialism; American Studies; immigration, diaspora, and border studies; and critical race and gender studies for its innovative approaches to media and literary texts.

Trading Organs against Passports The Search for Identity in Dirty Pretty Things 2002

 Trading Organs against Passports    The Search for Identity in Dirty Pretty Things  2002
Author: Sebastian Oehme
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9783640602834
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Release: 2010-04-23
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Technical University of Chemnitz (Anglistik / Amerikanistik), course: Hauptseminar: Postcolonialism in the Metropolis, language: English, abstract: The 20th century is often referred to as the century of rising cities and of an urbanisation of society due to factors like the Industrialisation, which had a tremendous influence on society. In the beginning 21st century, those developments have even gained in speed and dimension, while further impacts and consequences of this process can only vaguely be anticipated. Moreover, the term ‘globalisation’ can literally be found at every corner. As a result of this long-lasting trend, huge metropolises have been constructed all over the globe. One of them, namely London, will be in the centre of this term paper. Yet, the focus will lie more on some individuals than on the great mass of people living in such a city, as I will examine the portrayal of the main protagonists of the movie titled Dirty Pretty Things (2002), directed by Stephen Frears. I am going to analyse the movie, which must be seen just like any other literary genre, with the focus on its content. The drama Dirty Pretty Things portraits the faith of undocumented – and hence illegal – immigrants to Great Britain and their gloomy everyday-life with an ever insecure future of being allowed to stay in their chosen residence or not. Always hiding and being forced to adapt to other lifestyles with different customs, traditions, or a different language – or generally speaking, another culture – their identity is put into question. Being deeply despaired and seeing no other chances for an improved life, some even risk to sacrifice a kidney for the opportunity of a passport, which is the main issue of Dirty Pretty Things. Can the protagonists Okwe and Senay cope with those difficult circumstances? And how does their identity develop in such an environment of exploitation and assimilation? Can they maintain their cultural roots and form a diaspora, or will they break to pieces under the immense pressure surrounding them?