Blanche on the Lam
Author: Barbara Neely
Publisher: Center Point Pub
Winner of the Agatha, Macavity and Anthony Awards. Neely's deftly written first novel pays tribute to the community and culture of a working-class African American woman who becomes both a sleuth and a fugitive from the law. – Publishers Weekly.A unique literary creation. . . . an independent black woman who doesn’t feel incomplete without a man; a maid unapologetic about her profession; and a deeply spiritual woman who finds solace speaking to the Ancestors. – The Boston Globe. It’s hard enough making ends meet on the pittance Blanche White earns doing day work for genteel Southern families. But when her fourth bad check lands her a jail sentence, Blanche goes on the lam. She finds work at the summer home of a wealthy family with plenty of secrets of their own. When a dead body is discovered, Blanche is at the top of the suspect list. Determined to save herself, Blanche decides she must find the killer herself.
On the Lam
Author: August J Esquire
From the hilarious, oft-irresponsible travel enthusiast, Auguste Gravel, comes the first installment of travel stories with stops in Mexico, China, Egypt and more. A perfect easy read on the plane or when you find yourself On the Lam!
Author: Patrick M. Harris
The Dominican Republic shares many things with the world; its pristine beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and the hospitality of the Caribbean's most visited destination. The natural landscapes of the D.R. lure visitors to the island with all that there is to be seen and experienced. When two friends, Erick and Zack visit in attempt to escape the rat race, the Dominican Republic introduces them to Damani, a beautiful native who, like the island, is more than what she appears to be. Join these two pals on their adventure as they learn about the island's mysteries in a tale of seduction, intrigue, and revenge.
la M al
Author: John M. Bennett
Poetry. From the opening poem, " mumbling in the/attic 'roof' out there, mud beyond my head," this revised and definitive 2nd edition of John M. Bennett's classic LA M AL confirms its position as one of the poet's best works. Bennett has created a unique language to express the depth and complexity (or the complexity has created the language), of thought and emotion, or emotional thought that are the core of human experience: "drain" a laundry think .but think re diction think a congeries of faucets faucets like yr "running-sore" a window to amoon ."a moon all" right a tab le o yr "lips were draped The language swarms, swells and ebbs, shatters and recoheres, turns and returns, in patterns that resonate with all the currents, hidden and visible, of the self or selves that inhabit us. An essential book that fully realizes the possibilities of language to contain and know what is."
On the Lam
Author: William Beverly
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
American Studies -- Popular Culture--> The fugitive is the sinister hero of many a novel (Light in August, Beloved), the luminary in a cluster of motion pictures and in other popular entertainment (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, The Fugitive, Thelma and Louise), and a headliner for the daily news (O. J. Simpson, Osama bin Laden). Yet, although a paradigm and symbol, seldom has the fugitive figure been the focus of literary or cultural discussion. Correcting that oversight, this book maps changing landscapes of criminal flight in American texts by focusing on the twenty years between 1932 and 1952, the period when the codes of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI first prevailed. It was the time that policing was modernized and reconfigured, a time when law enforcement fought to redeem itself from the corruption and compromise of Prohibition. The young Hoover was the star of this rehabilitation. His administrative innovations were matched only by his tireless effort to shape public sentiment about crime. His complex system employed information and communication technology as a way to overcome the obstacles posed by disparate jurisdictions, regional difference, and the remoteness of America's hinterlands. As he united these regions in a coherent body, a national whole, he transformed the geography of American crime. Within this cultural context, On the Lam aligns fugitive slave narratives, classics of noir, works by Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, and narratives of the deadly contest between Hoover's FBI and the charismatic Midwestern bandit John Dillinger. These bear witness not only to a project of law and order but also to the conception and deployment of a coordination and surveillance network that thrust policing power far beyond the presence of the officer. Even as the fugitives depicted in these works seek the wilderness beyond the policed frontier, On the Lam finds their tales to be an exacting gauge of America's final transit into modernity. William Beverly teaches English at Trinity College in Washington, D. C. His work has been published in Mississippi Review.
East Eats West
Author: Andrew Lam
The award-winning author of Perfume Dreams and star of the 2004 documentary My Journey Home explores the unexpected consequences of the Vietnamese diaspora in 21 personal essays that explore topics ranging from cuisines and martial arts to sex and self-esteem.
A Journey to India
Author: W. B. de la M. Jamieson
Author: Trifonia Melibea Obono
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Orphaned Okomo lives under the watchful eye of her grandmother and dreams of finding her father. Forbidden from seeking him out, she enlists the help of other village outcasts: her gay uncle, and a gang of “mysterious” girls reveling in their so-called indecency. Drawn into their illicit trysts, Okomo finds herself falling for their leader and rebelling against the rigid norms of Fang culture.
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