Over the course of a decade, Richard Lloyd Parry has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story and been given unprecedented access to Lucie's bitterly divided family to reveal the astonishing truth about Lucie ...
Author: Richard Lloyd Parry
Publisher: Random House
Category: True Crime
*** Richard Lloyd Parry is the Winner of the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize *** In the summer of 2000, Jane Steare received the phone call every mother dreads. Her daughter Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde, and twenty-one years old - had stepped into the vastness of a Tokyo summer and disappeared forever. That winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a desolate seaside cave. Her disappearance was mystifying. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? What did her work, as a 'hostess' in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo, really involve? And could Lucie's fate be linked to the disappearance of another girl some ten years earlier? Over the course of a decade, Richard Lloyd Parry has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story and been given unprecedented access to Lucie's bitterly divided family to reveal the astonishing truth about Lucie and her fate.
** Richard Lloyd Parry is the winner of the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize ** In the last years of the twentieth century, Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious and violent ...
Author: Richard Lloyd Parry
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
** Richard Lloyd Parry is the winner of the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize ** In the last years of the twentieth century, Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious and violent countries in the world. For thirty-two years it had been paralysed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto. But now the age of Suharto was reaching its end, giving way to a new era of chaos and superstition - the 'time of madness' predicted centuries before by poets and seers. On the island of Borneo, tribesmen embarked on a savage war of head-hunting and cannibalism. Vast jungles burned uncontrollably; money lost its value; there were plane crashes and volcanic eruptions. After the tumultuous fall of Suharto came the vote of independence from Indonesia for the tiny occupied country of East Timor. And it was here, trapped in the besieged compound of the United Nations, that Lloyd Parry reached his own painful, personal crisis.
It tells the moving, evocative story of how a nation faced an unimaginable catastrophe and rebuilt to look towards the future. **WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE**
Author: Richard Lloyd Parry
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
**WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE** ‘The definitive book on the quake which killed more than 15,000 people.’ Mail Online ‘You will not read a finer work of narrative non-fiction this year.’ Economist ‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A future classic of disaster journalism.’ Observer On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,500 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. He met a priest who performed exorcisms on people possessed by the spirits of the dead. And he found himself drawn back again and again to a village which had suffered the greatest loss of all, a community tormented by unbearable mysteries of its own. What really happened to the local children as they waited in the school playground in the moments before the tsunami? Why did their teachers not evacuate them to safety? And why was the unbearable truth being so stubbornly covered up? Ghosts of the Tsunami is a classic of literary non-fiction, a heart-breaking and intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts of those who lived through it. It tells the story of how a nation faced a catastrophe, and the bleak struggle to find consolation in the ruins.
This the Japanese reckon a very delicate fish, and they are fond of it, but the
Head, Guts, Bones and all the garbage must be thrown away, and the Flesh
carefully wash'd and clean'd before it is fit to eat. And yet many People die of it,
for want, ...
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Social Science
In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. A report by a team of physicians of a verifiable case of zombification led him to try to obtain the poison associated with the process and examine it for potential medical use. Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a network of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. It sheds light on recent Haitian political history, including the meteoric rise under Duvalier of the Tonton Macoute. By explaining zombification as a rational process within the context of traditional Vodoun society, Davis demystifies one of the most exploited of folk beliefs, one that has been used to denigrate an entire people and their religion.
“Well, I found someone to have dinner with at the pub you recommended.” “We
saw her eating all by herself,” Ben said. “Seeing people eating alone makes me
sad. First I saw Professor Villanegre eating alone and then her, so I suggested
Author: Lis Wiehl
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The evil in East Salem is no longer content to hide in the shadows. The stakes—and the darkness—are rising. Dani Harris thought there wasn’t much left that could surprise her after serving as a forensic psychiatrist in East Salem. And Tommy Gunderson has faced few challenges in his life that he couldn’t overcome by either physical strength or his celebrity status. But as they race to uncover what’s really happening behind the high walls of St. Adrian’s Academy, it becomes clear that supernatural forces have been at work here for generations. And now their focus is on making sure Dani and Tommy don’t interfere. When the unseen becomes seen, faith is the only weapon strong enough to fight in a battle involving not just murder and betrayal—but angels and demons. “Wiehl’s latest is a truly creepy story with supernatural undertones that seem eerily real.” -Romantic Times review of Waking Hours
I know from experience that our guests will not eat the sort of meals prepared at
God's Love We Deliver. ... Those were delicious meals, certainly, meant to tempt people who have AIDS—people who before they got so sick preferred salads
The men had prepared a huge salmon barbecue . The women piled the tables
with more food than twice as many hungry people could eat . Darkness had
claimed the day when Rika and Lori piled a plate with leftover food to take to
Those were the lucky ones. Their relatives were dead. More of them died every
day, and the people were tired of eating stringy meat. The sun stubbornly stood
above the heads of the farmers as they tried to scrape the land with their ploughs.
Author: Zakes Mda
In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers. Her twin brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital of Maseru, struggling amid political upheaval to find a life for himself away from the hills. As the years pass, Radisene's fortunes rise and fall in the city, while Dikosha remains in the village, never leaving and never aging. And through it all, the community watches, comments, and passes judgment.
She knew what people liked to eat: prime rib, soft-shell crabs, terrapin . . . So she'
d buy these delicacies and boy, those people came along in dozens! Squab and
crawfish. They guzzled it. Wallis went round, helping to serve them. 'Minnehaha' ...
Author: Rose Tremain
Publisher: Random House
Repeatedly exhorted by a strange figure to remember unspecified facts about her life, Wallis struggles with a world of random, snapshot memories. Try as she might to remember her third husband, the dull little man with no name, it is deeper remembrances that engulf her on her death bed, blotting out the inconsequential details of her life. Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection The Darkness of Wallis Simpson.
Unless it was something with an unusual taste or odd flavor that most people
didn't like. The tanglefish from the Ronel Sea was considered a deli- cacy, but
most people couldn't get past the horrible smell to eat it. And most of those who
Author: Maria V. Snyder
She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears? Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever. But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever. Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision….
"The army's full of men needin' to eat. Perhaps I could get my foot in the door with those gentlemen generals and make our food the exclusive provider to our boys
in gray," he explained as if dictating a newspaper advertisement. "Maybe we'll ...
Author: Jessica Jewett
Set during the bloody American Civil War, From the Darkness Risen is a story of courage, valor and what it means to be a family. A young couple with a toddler son, the Cavanaughs endure the explosion of civil war, separation and the struggle of keeping the family farm out of enemy hands. Robert, a captain in the Stonewall Brigade, is captured during the fight at Sand Ridge, Virginia, and taken to a Union prison in Illinois. When Isabelle hears the frightening news, she abandons her post as a nurse in Staunton, Virginia's Confederate Army Hospital with futile hopes of securing her husbandÃ¢ÂÂs freedom. Along the way, Isabelle sees the brutality of war through her deeply religious sensitivity, and struggles with the traditional roles of a 1860s wife and mother against her desire to be something more. When her companion, Eva Reed, sabotages the dangerous escape, Isabelle and Robert find themselves fighting for their lives. Will they make it out of enemy territory alive?
“Listen. The night you're talking about, there were two of our guys in Benguet. ...
Did he say Turn your face to the side and act unconcerned if you happen to see
some torture, guys? ... I sit down with the locals and we eat boiled rice together.
Author: Campbell Armstrong
Publisher: Open Road Media
In international bestselling author Campbell Armstrong’s thrilling, sophisticated tale of espionage, an assassin’s vengeance triggers the exposure of a lethal conspiracy at the heart of the US government The director of the CIA lies unconscious and close to death in a private clinic, and his likely successor waits on his Pennsylvania estate while the power brokers in Washington, DC, do their deals. In the meantime, a man in Dallas is murdered. And on the other side of the globe, in Manila, a nondescript American is killed in his lover’s back-alley apartment. Hard-drinking Scotsman Charlie Galloway, who has been suspended from his job in the LAPD, unofficially looks into the murder of a Filipino woman. Step by step, his investigation leads him to the nation’s capital, where a shocking conspiracy reaches deep into the heart of government. [Reviews]
Author: Donald J. RichardsonPublish On: 2015-03-16
You know, what we eat has a great deal to do with people's approach to life. Take
me, for example. I guess you can tell I like to eat. Eating is one of my hobbies. I
don't have very many, but eating--well, that's the one I'm embraced to. Shows ...
Author: Donald J. Richardson
I do not know how Covered with Darkness came about. The process of creativity is still a mystery to me, even as I try to teach it, and this is especially true for everything that I write. There is some indefinable, inexpressible something that operates in the brain that I cannot analyze, which I simply try to appreciate and use. When it works, I give thanks to the powers that be, and when it doesn’t, c’est la vie. I believe there may be some hidden message in this work, which I hesitate to try to discover, let alone articulate. Probably there is a moral or allegory of some sort, but if you can find it, gentle reader, I wish you the best. I will not echo Mark Twain’s admonition, “Persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.” Try to enjoy it is all I can offer.
I sat in the lobby and just greeted people as they came in and thanked them.
Everyone ... I just couldn't stomach it at the moment and face all of these people.
Who knew her ... Besides I figured you guys might want something to eat. Um you
Author: Lucille M. Martinez
A Moment In Darkness, give you a brief glimpse into the life of Cleopatra Mitchell. Cleo is a young woman in her mid twenties, trying to make the best out of the lemons that life has given her. Her family still dealing with the death of the patriarch of the family her Father, whom died a year ago. Cleo’s mom has slipped into a mental stupor, leaving Cleo to deal with her eighteen year old pregnant sister Camillah who herself holds several surprise, that have yet been told to her sister. Cleopatra s life continues make drastic changes. along with Cleopatra meeting a stranger during a frighting situation. Many different plots and changes take place as the story of Cleopatra Mitchell unfold, and in the end a deeper understanding of her salvation.
The planet then had years of cold darkness. Plants didn't get the sunlight they
needed to grow. So the plant-eaters had no plants to eat. Once the plant-eaters
died, the meat-eaters had nothing to eat. Without warmth and food, much life on ...
Author: Donna H. Bowman
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides answers to questions asked by children about dinosaurs, discussing such topics as when they lived, how heavy they were, and what they ate.
She looked at the green grass in the small playground and the old men and
ladies sitting down on the few benches. She noticed some pigeons were flying
back and forth to get the bread some people threw for them to eat. She admired
I struggled to remember, feeling some for all the people I'd interviewed this same
way. “What do you eat and drink that day?” “Coffee at Starbucks and a plain
bagel. That's about it. I was feeling sick to my stomach, so I didn't eat much except
Author: Becky Masterman
Publisher: Minotaur Books
It's hard to recognize the devil when his hand is on your shoulder. That's because a psychopath is just a person before he becomes a headline....Psychopaths have preferences for Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts coffee, denim or linen, Dickens or...well, you get the point. Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn has seen more than her share of psychopaths. She is ready to put all that behind her, building a new life in Tucson with a husband, friends, and some nice quiet work as a private investigator. Sure, she could still kill a man half her age, but she now gets her martial arts practice by teaching self-defense at a women's shelter. But sometimes it isn't that simple. When her sister-in-law dies, Brigid take in her seventeen-year-old niece, Gemma Kate. There has always been something unsettling about Gemma-Kate, but family is family. Which is fine, until Gemma-Kate starts taking an unhealthy interest in dissecting the local wildlife. Meanwhile, Brigid agrees to help a local couple by investigating the death of their son—which also turns out not to be that simple. Her house isn't the sanctuary it used to be, and new dangers—including murder—seem to lurk everywhere. Brigid starts to wonder if there is anyone she can trust, or if the devil has simply moved closer to home. Becky Masterman's Fear the Darkness is the masterful follow-up to the Edgar Award and CWA Gold Dagger finalist Rage Against the Dying.
At the very least, I can advise you long distance." “That I can agree to." “Then go
get something to eat before you collapse on your feet." “I do wish people would
stop ordering me to eat,” I muttered, but nevertheless headed for the kitchen.
Author: Keri Arthur
New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur returns to the enthralling Guardian World—and a twilight realm of danger and desire… Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, can enter the realm between life and death. She can speak to the dying and the dead, and she can see the reapers, collectors of souls. What she can not yet see is the identity of a stranger murdering women and draining their blood. Now Risa must summon her gifts to find him, even if it means putting her own life in danger. But Risa needn’t look far. The killer knows who she is. He tells her his victims are infected by darkness and he’s fated to destroy them. Fascinated by Risa, he engages her in a sinister game: the chance to save the life of his next victim by deciphering his series of clues. In a race against time, she enlists the help of the reaper Azriel. But as an attraction between them grows, so does the fear that the stranger’s motives are only part of a larger, more dangerous stratagem—one that that has lured Risa and Azriel into the dark.