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Bangkok Wakes to Rain
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Places remember us... In the restless city of Bangkok, there is a house. Over the last two centuries, it has played host to longings and losses past, present, and future, and has witnessed lives shaped by upheaval, memory and the lure of home. A nineteenth-century missionary pines for the comforts of New England, even as he finds the vibrant foreign chaos of Siam increasingly difficult to resist. A jazz pianist is summoned in the 1970s to conjure music that will pacify resident spirits, even as he's haunted by ghosts of his former life. A young woman in a time much like our own gives swimming lessons in the luxury condos that have eclipsed the old house, trying to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in the submerged Bangkok of the future, a band of savvy teenagers guides tourists and former residents past waterlogged landmarks, selling them tissues to wipe their tears for places they themselves do not remember. Time collapses as their stories collide and converge, linked by blood, memory, yearning, chance, and the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibian, ever-morphing city itself. Bangkok Wakes to Rain: 'Beautifully textured and rich with a sense of place, this is a big, ambitious book. I love the way Sudbanthad so compellingly captures not only the long arcs of these lives - but also the smallest moments, and how those moments linger in memory, how they haunt.' Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles 'There's a simple, ingenious conceit to this book - the stories a house can contain, from Bangkok's colonial past to its antediluvian future. This is a bold and tender novel about the unforgivable and the unforgiven, and how to live past what you thought you could not survive. Sudbanthad arrives to us already a masterful innovator of the form - a startlingly original debut.' Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night 'Pitchaya Sudbanthad's beautiful, ambitious first novel Bangkok Wakes To Rain moves with an elegant restlessness that seems to match the city's own. Reading this book feels like waking to a singular and important new voice.' Rajesh Parameswaran, author of I Am An Executioner

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Bangkok Wakes to Rain
12,25 € *
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Places remember us... In the restless city of Bangkok, there is a house. Over the last two centuries, it has played host to longings and losses past, present, and future, and has witnessed lives shaped by upheaval, memory and the lure of home. A nineteenth-century missionary pines for the comforts of New England, even as he finds the vibrant foreign chaos of Siam increasingly difficult to resist. A jazz pianist is summoned in the 1970s to conjure music that will pacify resident spirits, even as he's haunted by ghosts of his former life. A young woman in a time much like our own gives swimming lessons in the luxury condos that have eclipsed the old house, trying to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in the submerged Bangkok of the future, a band of savvy teenagers guides tourists and former residents past waterlogged landmarks, selling them tissues to wipe their tears for places they themselves do not remember. Time collapses as their stories collide and converge, linked by blood, memory, yearning, chance, and the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibian, ever-morphing city itself. Bangkok Wakes to Rain: 'Beautifully textured and rich with a sense of place, this is a big, ambitious book. I love the way Sudbanthad so compellingly captures not only the long arcs of these lives - but also the smallest moments, and how those moments linger in memory, how they haunt.' Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles 'There's a simple, ingenious conceit to this book - the stories a house can contain, from Bangkok's colonial past to its antediluvian future. This is a bold and tender novel about the unforgivable and the unforgiven, and how to live past what you thought you could not survive. Sudbanthad arrives to us already a masterful innovator of the form - a startlingly original debut.' Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night 'Pitchaya Sudbanthad's beautiful, ambitious first novel Bangkok Wakes To Rain moves with an elegant restlessness that seems to match the city's own. Reading this book feels like waking to a singular and important new voice.' Rajesh Parameswaran, author of I Am An Executioner

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A Skip in Time
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April 2012, Auckland, New Zealand. When twelve-year-old Martyn Brooks wakes up one morning to find himself in a totally unfamiliar world, it's just the start of his nightmare day. He's still in the same bedroom in the same house he's always lived in, but somehow it's all changed. All his belongings in his room are no longer there. Then a strange woman opens the door and demands he get out of bed, so he won't miss the school bus. If he misses the bus, comes a threat of having to deal with his father over being disobedient. Even the fact that he should have to go to school has him puzzled, because it's a teacher-only day before the start of the April school holidays. As Martyn dresses, his puzzlement increases. For some reason, his uniform is different - a black top instead of white - and why does he have to wear a cap? The rest of his house is also strangely different, and he now has a younger sister. When he crosses the road to the bus stop, the boy waiting there is his new younger brother! The trip to school passes through changed streets, and a glance at the morning newspaper brings further startling revelations: It's Friday, April 13, 1962. In some unfathomable way, Martyn has jumped back fifty years in time. With no clue how to return to his proper time, Martyn has entered a nightmare existence, a day of tribulations and sufferings that will eventually lead to the solving of a fifty-year-old mystery. (About the Author) This is the tenth book by Morgan Bruce of Auckland, New Zealand. A retired music teacher, music plays a large part in his writing.

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A Skip in Time
26,33 € *
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April 2012, Auckland, New Zealand. When twelve-year-old Martyn Brooks wakes up one morning to find himself in a totally unfamiliar world, it's just the start of his nightmare day. He's still in the same bedroom in the same house he's always lived in, but somehow it's all changed. All his belongings in his room are no longer there. Then a strange woman opens the door and demands he get out of bed, so he won't miss the school bus. If he misses the bus, comes a threat of having to deal with his father over being disobedient. Even the fact that he should have to go to school has him puzzled, because it's a teacher-only day before the start of the April school holidays. As Martyn dresses, his puzzlement increases. For some reason, his uniform is different - a black top instead of white - and why does he have to wear a cap? The rest of his house is also strangely different, and he now has a younger sister. When he crosses the road to the bus stop, the boy waiting there is his new younger brother! The trip to school passes through changed streets, and a glance at the morning newspaper brings further startling revelations: It's Friday, April 13, 1962. In some unfathomable way, Martyn has jumped back fifty years in time. With no clue how to return to his proper time, Martyn has entered a nightmare existence, a day of tribulations and sufferings that will eventually lead to the solving of a fifty-year-old mystery. (About the Author) This is the tenth book by Morgan Bruce of Auckland, New Zealand. A retired music teacher, music plays a large part in his writing.

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The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Volume 25, Hörb...
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Experience one of television's greatest science fiction series: "The Twilight Zone". This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and narration by some of today's biggest celebrities. "Probe 7, Over and Out" (starring Lou Gossett, Jr.): A lone astronaut crash-lands on an unknown planet, leaving behind a destroyed world. As he is adjusting to the new planet, he discovers another crashed astronaut, a woman, and together they form an important bond. "Who Am I?" (starring Sean Astin): A young businessman wakes up one morning and has a completely different face - but only he thinks it's different from before. "Two" (starring Don Johnson): Two opposing survivors of a world war learn to put aside their differences and start a new and better world together. "Young Man's Fancy" (starring Tony Plana): A recently married man misses his dead mother and his childhood so much that he can't seem to live in the here and now, causing untold horror for his new bride. "The Bewitchin' Pool" (starring Karen Black): Two children of divorcing parents escape through a magical portal in their pool, into a peaceful world for children. "A Piano in the House" (starring Michael York): Insensitive drama critic Fitzgerald Fortune buys his young wife a player piano as a birthday present. To his surprise, he discovers it has magical properties: its music reveals people's hidden fears, loves, thoughts, and secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006015/bk_blak_006015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Bangkok Wakes to Rain
16,17 € *
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Places remember us... In the restless city of Bangkok, there is a house.Over the last two centuries, it has played host to longings and losses past, present, and future, and has witnessed lives shaped by upheaval, memory and the lure of home.A nineteenth-century missionary pines for the comforts of New England, even as he finds the vibrant foreign chaos of Siam increasingly difficult to resist. A jazz pianist is summoned in the 1970s to conjure music that will pacify resident spirits, even as he's haunted by ghosts of his former life. A young woman in a time much like our own gives swimming lessons in the luxury condos that have eclipsed the old house, trying to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in the submerged Bangkok of the future, a band of savvy teenagers guides tourists and former residents past waterlogged landmarks, selling them tissues to wipe their tears for places they themselves do not remember.Time collapses as their stories collide and converge, linked by blood, memory, yearning, chance, and the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibian, ever-morphing city itself. Praise for Bangkok Wakes to Rain: 'Beautifully textured and rich with a sense of place, this is a big, ambitious book. I love the way Sudbanthad so compellingly captures not only the long arcs of these lives - but also the smallest moments, and how those moments linger in memory, how they haunt.' Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles'There's a simple, ingenious conceit to this book - the stories a house can contain, from Bangkok's colonial past to its antediluvian future. This is a bold and tender novel about the unforgivable and the unforgiven, and how to live past what you thought you could not survive. Sudbanthad arrives to us already a masterful innovator of the form - a startlingly original debut.' Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night'Pitchaya Sudbanthad's beautiful, ambitious first novel Bangkok Wakes To Rain moves with an elegant restlessness that seems to match the city's own. Reading this book feels like waking to a singular and important new voice.' Rajesh Parameswaran, author of I Am An Executioner

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 12.08.2020
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