"Pryll captures all the international sexual tension and possibility that was 1990s Prague." - Bonnie Ditlevsen, editor, Penduline PressDivorced expat, Joseph, takes a gap year in the late nineties, womanizing Prague with a vengeance. He obsesses over one elusive girl, and tires of the parade of women he assimilates into his sad life, Along the way, he figures three things out. First, he is going to end up alone. Second, the object of his infatuation is changed by the infatuation, rendering her incompatible with him, and third, the search is not about the girl. It is about unearthing a way to love himself again. His soulmate is out there. In fact, he may have already met her. "Chimera" features a unique story-within-the-story format as Joseph digs from finish to start through his first love in an attempt to understand his particular brand of dysfunction. As much as the big story is about a love affair with a magical city, the vignettes are an ode to Western New York State from which he hails, and the woman who originally broke his heart.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-17 - Publisher: Eve Langlais
A mad scientist. An even madder patient. A fiery kind of love. All he ever wanted was to be one of the boys. To run and play—and love—like all of them. So Adrian made that dream come true by experimenting…on himself, and in curing his disease, he became something more.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-04 - Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Moral relativism is often regarded as both fatally flawed and incompatible with liberalism. This book aims to show why such criticism is misconceived. First, it argues that relativism provides a plausible account of moral justification. Drawing on the contemporary relativist and universalist analyses of thinkers such as Harman, Nagel and
Normally, a 25-year-old man has some prospects for the future. The protagonist of this story do not. He is brutalized by the life he leads and everything seems futile, unnecessary and unhealthy. He received an unexpected communication recruitment in the bank; reluctant, knowing his character, starts to work, because knows
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-24 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The final book in Mira Grant's terrifying Parasitology trilogy. The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse, and must find a way to compromise between