Life and a Half

Life and a Half

This crisp translation by Alison Dundy maintains the fast-paced action and bitingly satiric tone of the original.

Author: Sony Lab'Ou Tansi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253222879

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi's response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African country run by the latest in a series of cannibalistic dictators who has captured Martial, the leader of the opposition, and his family. Though shot, knifed, butchered, and bled, Martial's spirit lives on to guide his followers in their fight against the dictators. Facing censorship, Tansi insisted that his book was a fable and that if he were ever given the opportunity to write about real events, he would be much more direct rather than follow the torturous paths of a novel. This crisp translation by Alison Dundy maintains the fast-paced action and bitingly satiric tone of the original.
Categories: Fiction

Life on a Half Share

Life on a Half Share

Author: Milan Stuchlik

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018140274

Category: Araucanian Indians

Page: 222

View: 162

Categories: Araucanian Indians

Half a Life

Half a Life

Half a Life traces Jill Ciment's family from Toronto to the California desert—a landscape and culture so alien to her father that the last vestiges of sanity leave him.

Author: Jill Ciment

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781101905487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 674

Jill Ciment weaves an unforgettable tale of survival, compassion, and courage, in this haunting recollection of a child surrounded by confusion and madness, and her struggle to find an identity. Half a Life traces Jill Ciment's family from Toronto to the California desert - -a landscape and culture so alien to her father that the last vestiges of sanity leave him. As madness engulfs him he becomes increasingly brutal and the family, grasping at survival, throws him out the door. Having no understanding that he has done anything wrong, he first lives in his car at the end of the driveway, waiting to be invited back in, before exiting completely from their lives. Poor and fatherless, Ciment spends the years from age fourteen to seventeen, as a gang girl, a professional forger, a stripper, a corporate spy, and finally, a high school dropout who by age eighteen has seduced her art teacher, a man nearly three decades her senior and bluffed her way into college in an effort to shape a future. Ciment is cutting, insightful and clearly unapologetic as she details the confusion and bravado of a child heroine whose dreams and tenacity allow her finally, to create the life she has been so desperately seeking.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Half a Life

Half a Life

Author: Constantine Benckendorff (Count)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021888204

Category: Russia

Page: 319

View: 599

Categories: Russia

Remember to Live

Remember to Live

Awareness and acceptance of our mortality as experienced in aging, illness, and the death of others can bring a clarity and richness to the limited, precious moments of life, and helps us foster a special care for relationships and ...

Author: Thomas Ryan

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809147588

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 445

NOW AVAILABLE Awareness and acceptance of our mortality as experienced in aging, illness, and the death of others can bring a clarity and richness to the limited, precious moments of life, and helps us foster a special care for relationships and priorities in the time we are given.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Half a Life

Half a Life

In Half a Life we are introduced to the compelling figure of Willie Chandran.

Author: V. S. Naipaul

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447209379

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 592

In Half a Life we are introduced to the compelling figure of Willie Chandran. Springing from the unhappy union of a low-caste mother and a father constantly at odds with life, Willie is naively eager to find something that will place him both in and apart from the world. Drawn to England, and to the immigrant and bohemian communities of post-war London, it is only in his first experience of love that he finally senses the possibility of fulfilment. In its humorous and sensitive vision of the half-lives quietly lived out at the centre of our world, V.S. Naipaul’s graceful novel brings its own unique illumination to essential aspects of our shared history. ‘Parts are as sly and funny as anything Naipaul has written. Nobody who enjoys seeing English beautifully controlled should miss this novel’ John Carey, Sunday Times
Categories: Fiction

Half a Life

Half a Life

Author: James Strachey Barnes

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:33023653

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 342

View: 272

Categories: World War, 1914-1918

A Half baked Life

A Half baked Life

Author: Brian Thompson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 074930894X

Category:

Page: 182

View: 479

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Is Your Life Worth Half A Second

Is Your Life Worth Half A Second

passenger of vehicle A. If the driver B had responded a half second later, the
speed of the vehicle at point X would be slightly over 20 mph. INCREASING
RESPONSE BY } SECOND WHEN STEERING jm-JOIT m In Figure 2, the driver
of ...

Author: Herbert Thomas Simon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450091732

Category: Self-Help

Page:

View: 520

Categories: Self-Help

My Life as a Half Baked Christian

My Life as a Half Baked Christian

Tim Wildmon has something to say, and he says it like no one else. With a whole new collection of bizarre but true life stories, Tim shares how God can and does work through the events of our everyday lives.

Author: Tim Wildmon

Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1577485718

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 341

He's back, and he's zanier than ever! Tim Wildmon has something to say, and he says it like no one else. With a whole new collection of bizarre but true life stories, Tim shares how God can and does work through the events of our everyday lives. Amidst all the fun is some serious thought, though. Can we learn to better love God and serve our fellow man by pausing to contemplate everyday events? Perhaps we can be encouraged that, although we all are rather half-baked, we're in this spiritual journey together -- and what God has begun in each of our hearts, He will surely complete!
Categories: Religion

Passages of a Working Life during Half a Century

Passages of a Working Life during Half a Century

Two years before this time the Exodus from Ireland had commenced, which,
during one decade, added two millions and a half to the population of the United
States. We quitted Killarney with the intention of exploring the wonderful scenery
of ...

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108074247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

View: 618

An 1873 three-volume autobiography providing insights into the economics as well as the personalities of the mid-Victorian publishing world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Half the Size But Twice the Life

Half the Size  But Twice the Life

A biography depicting a real-life account of one woman's incredible weight-loss story, sharing the struggles and successes throughout the journey of losing half her body weight all on her own, transforming not just herself, but her whole ...

Author: Carli Jay

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 1528915526

Category:

Page: 182

View: 852

A biography depicting a real-life account of one woman's incredible weight-loss story, sharing the struggles and successes throughout the journey of losing half her body weight all on her own, transforming not just herself, but her whole life--with an underlying message about going for your goals, no matter what they may be...
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Half My Life

Half My Life

Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child began as just a poem composed by Jordan's father. Years later, it grew into this biographical journal.

Author: Joseph Lim

Publisher:

ISBN: 1641919078

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

View: 650

Jordan is a loving, intelligent, and energetic boy who, at a very young age, was diagnosed with autism. As a result, he is significantly limited in his communication skills, social development, and academic progress. He exhibits some behavioral issues and maladaptive habits. Additionally, Jordan sometimes has to contend with those who are either not receptive to or not well-informed about special needs individuals. Despite his condition, Jordan's family loves him unceasingly. Together, they persevere through the challenges that accompany the autism and do all they can to obtain the best services and benefits available for Jordan. As time goes by and the family adjusts to their unique struggles, they are hit with another major blow. Just prior to reaching adolescence, Jordan is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. All of a sudden, Jordan's health issues are more than just social and developmental; they are now also physical. Yet amidst the devastating news and the extremely difficult process overall, the family continues to put their full trust in God. Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child began as just a poem composed by Jordan's father. Years later, it grew into this biographical journal. Much of it was not planned out initially but written on the spot as thoughts and ideas came to the mind of the author and as memories and emotions filled his heart. It chronicles the adventures and experience, the highlights and the struggles, and the surprises and setbacks as told from the perspective of one of Jordan's biggest fans--his dad.
Categories: Family & Relationships

I Survived the First Half of My Life

I Survived the First Half of My Life

All she ever wanted in life was a little house with a white picket fence, four kids,
and to live happily ever after. She married her childhood sweetheart at age
nineteen, three weeks before he was to leave for Vietnam. This book takes the
reader ...

Author: Lucynda

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462843115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 969

Born in a small town in New Hampshire, Lucynda had a dream. All she ever wanted in life was a little house with a white picket fence, four kids, and to live happily ever after. She married her childhood sweetheart at age nineteen, three weeks before he was to leave for Vietnam. This book takes the reader down Lucyndas long and very rocky journey of divorce, raising a child with his own personal challenges, coming very close to committing suicide, the bar scene, and many very bad choices in men. Then on to a second marriage that also fails, but not until after encountering a stepchild with many emotional problems, an extremely volatile relationship of being emotionally and sexually abused; to finally experiencing personal growth, peace, and a relationship with God. This book will make you cry, make you laugh, and hopefully help you to realize that you dont have to stay in a bad relationship; that there is hope for anyone who thinks they cant get out; and that you will hopefully learn from her mistakes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Flux

Flux

Peggy Orenstein’s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

Author: Peggy Orenstein

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307822406

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 156

Peggy Orenstein’s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The advances of the women’s movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have hardly changed. To discover how they are navigating this double burden personally and professionally, Orenstein interviewed hundreds of women and has blended their voices into a compelling narrative that gets deep inside their lives and choices. With unusual sensitivity, Orenstein offers insight and inspiration for every woman who is making important decisions of her own.
Categories: Social Science

A Life Half Lived

A Life Half Lived

In this book, he offers examples that include the people he met and the response success rates, problems with the execution and the success that made him decorated for his part.

Author: Andrew MacLeod

Publisher: New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Limited

ISBN: 1742572529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 767

Andrew MacLeod was a Senior Adviser on Disaster Response for the United Nations. In this book, he offers examples that include the people he met and the response success rates, problems with the execution and the success that made him decorated for his part. It focuses on his life in front line care services in the crisis points of the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography