The Song of the Orphans

The Song of the Orphans

Author: Daniel Price

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101620069

Category: Fiction

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The thrilling second novel in the category-defying Silvers trilogy—melding X-Men and the novels of Blake Crouch—about six extraordinary people who become unwitting refugees on an unfamiliar Earth, and their epic quest to find out why. The end of the world was just the beginning for Hannah and Amanda Given. Saved from apocalypse by three mysterious beings, the sisters, along with four other refugees from their world, were each marked with a silver bracelet and transported to an entirely different Earth: a place where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances, as well as by their very own hands—and a place where terrifying new adversaries seem to be around every corner. Now, after six months in this alt-America and a tumultuous cross-country journey that landed them in New York City, the Silvers find themselves in more trouble than ever. Their new world is dying, and a clan of powerful time benders believes that killing them is the only way to stop it. To make matters worse, the U.S. government has sent its most ruthless covert spy agency to track and capture them. But the biggest threat of all comes from the three god-like beings who first saved them. They had a reason for bringing the Givens and their friends to this world. And when the Silvers learn the awful truth, nothing will ever be the same.
The Song of Kahunsha
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Anosh Irani
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-29 - Publisher: Anchor Canada

From one of Canada’s brightest new literary stars – a startling and beautiful novel about abandonment, poverty, and violence, as well as loyalty, love, and hope, as seen through the eyes of a young homeless boy. It is 1993 and Bombay is on the verge of being torn apart by
The Columbia History of Chinese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 1369
Authors: Victor H. Mair
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-22 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Comprehensive yet portable, this account of the development of Chinese literature from the very beginning up to the present brings the riches of this august literary tradition into focus for the general reader. Organized chronologically with thematic chapters interspersed, the fifty-five original chapters by leading specialists cover all genres and
The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: E. König
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-29 - Publisher: Springer

The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Fiction explores how the figure of the orphan was shaped by changing social and historical circumstances. Analysing sixteen major novels from Defoe to Austen, this original study explains the undiminished popularity of literary orphans and reveals their key role in the construction of gendered subjectivity.
Orphans Of Versailles
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Richard Blanke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-15 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

The lands Germany ceded to Poland after World War I included more than one million ethnic Germans for whom the change meant a sharp reversal of roles. The Polish government now confronted a German minority in a region where power relationships had been the other way around for more than
Beyond Crisis
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Naveeda Khan
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-27 - Publisher: Routledge

Through the essays in this volume, we see how the failure of the state becomes a moment to ruminate on the artificiality of this most modern construct, the failure of nationalism, an opportunity to dream of alternative modes of association, and the failure of sovereignty to consider the threats and