In a quiet village on a lonely mountain in the Mesopotamian desert, two births will come to shape the destiny of nations. One boy bed, the other branded. Would their strangeness unite them, or turn them into mortal enemies? As they struggle to make sense of a world that shuns the “other”, as they fight for the love of the one girl they desire, they will turn to their gods, only to discover that immortals are as fallible as men.”
In poems that are at once colloquial and elegant, Perillo strives to bridge the gap between the exuberant voice of the streets and the rarefied voice of literary tradition. Using the long lines and narrative style that have been identified with some of the finest male poets of our times, Perillo tells the stories of female experience with a grim eye for the comic and an ear turned to language's highest pitch.
It is 1847, northern England, and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabitants. Weightman is heartily resented by these locals, and he himself is increasingly unconvinced both of the wisdom of his appointment and of the integrity and motives of the company men who posted him there. He finds some solace, however, in his enigmatic neighbour, Mary Latimer. Caring for her mad sister, Mary is also an outsider, and a companionship develops between the two of them which offers them both some comfort and support in their mutual isolation. As winter closes steadily in and as the waters begin to rise in the Forge Valley, it becomes increasingly evident that the man-made deluge cannot be avoided; not by the locals desperate to save their homes, nor by the reluctant agent of their destruction, Weightman himself. In a masterful new novel, Edric captures powerful human emotions with grace and precision. The hauntingly resonant backdrop to this story of David and Goliath marks Edric's dramatic return to historical literary fiction.
Culled from over ten years of weekly Chicago Reader columns, My Kind of Sound will be "The Secret History of Chicago Music" compendium. Also featuring a foreword by Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions, this collection profiles pivotal Chicago musicians who somehow have not gotten their just dues.
This book bridges the gap between the classic texts on potential theory and modern books on applied geophysics. Introductory chapters discuss potential theory with emphasis on those aspects particularly important to earth scientists, such as Laplace's equation, Newtonian potential, magnetic and electrostatic fields, conduction of heat, and spherical harmonic analysis. Later chapters apply these theoretical concepts specifically to the interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies, with emphasis on anomalies caused by crustal and lithospheric sources. The book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in applied geophysics.
The youngest of the family, Tina Andersson has been fighting for respect her entire life.
She's tired of being seen as “the baby,” everyone telling her what to do. Even her sexy boss, the town doctor who stirs her most submissive fantasies, treats her like a child. Flirting seems to have no impact at all on his stoic manner.
A pole dancing class is exactly what she needs to work off her sexual frustration, but there's no remedy for getting over the good doctor. Abandoned by his parents, Dr. Jake Simmons holds onto two things—his medical practice and his older cousin the local judge. But his obsession with his newest nurse makes it difficult to focus. Besides being his employee, she's too young, too innocent. He struggles to control his attraction to the sweet seductress. She wouldn't understand his need to dominate. But when his cousin hatches a plan that throws them together, he's forced to expose his true nature and risk losing her forever. With the help of Allura, the Interstellar Matchmaker, can Jake show Tina that the she freedom craves is the freedom to submit?