Como es marca de la casa en esta colección, se trata de una historia realista, en clave de humor, protagonizada por una mujer, en este caso, una empleada de banca a la que el karma le da un aviso indiscutible: el mismo día que su prometido le pone los cuernos, la echan del trabajo y esquiva por muy poco un accidente mortal. Ante tal cúmulo de señales, no le queda otra que tomar una decisión radical: gasta sus ahorros en un billete de avión para dar la vuelta al mundo, con escalas en Australia, Tailandia y Brasil. Lo malo de tanto trajín es que: a) por muchos kilómetros que se recorran, los problemas tienen la mala costumbre de no dar tregua; b) cuantas más vueltas se den, más probabilidades hay de que una se encuentre a sí misma; y c) es una verdad universalmente reconocida que el amor tiene la mala costumbre de aparecer cuando menos preparada está una para recibirlo.
First published in 1977, this novel of life in New York is written in the form of a diary of a disenchanted housewife who offers a frank, unsparing portrait of her terrors and passions. Reprint.
In 2002 Guillermo Fesser quit his morning radio talk show in Madrid, and moved with his family to Rhinebeck, N.Y., for a sabbatical year. Finding himself in a rural community 6,000 miles from home and 100 miles from New York City, Fesser began to discover an America he had never imagined existed. One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a fresh, funny, positive and affectionate portrait of life in small-town America—and beyond. This book is filled with the stories of the people Fesser met, the places he visited and the things he learned during his year in Rhinebeck, from the German neighbors who welcome in the New Year by jumping back and forth from the couch to the coffee table to a Texan rancher who follows Native American traditions in the raising of bison; from a guide who leads fishing expeditions into Alaska’s Kuskokwim Mountains to the engineer responsible for the steam conduction system in Manhattan’s underbelly; and from a former follower of Reverend Moon turned track coach to the man who created Big Bird.
A Personal Matter
Author: Kenzaburo Oe
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
From the Nobel Prize–winning author: “One of the great short novels of the 20th century” (Jonathan Franzen, The Wall Street Journal). Internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s most influential writers, Kenzaburō Ōe brings to the fore the post-WWII rage and anxiety of a decorous society in this “deathly black comedy . . . dripping with nuclear terror” (The Japan Times). Bird is an antisocial twenty-seven-year-old intellectual hanging on to a failing marriage with whiskey. He dreams of going to Africa where the sky sprawls with possibilities. Then, as though walloped by a massive invisible fist, Bird’s Utopian fantasies are shattered when his wife gives birth to what he calls their “monster baby.” Now, Bird is left with one question: How can he and his wife spend the rest of their lives with this damaged thing clinging to their backs? As shameful, disgraceful, and unthinkable a desire as it is, Bird has an answer. Not sealed. Not just yet. Not before Bird flees on a bender of indiscriminate (and frustratingly impotent) sex, hard liquor, self-delusion, and most terrifying of all—self-discovery. “[I’d] forgotten just how crazy it is . . . It feels so much like life to me . . . it tells me that Ōe is onto something correct. People don’t want to deal with reality.” —Jonathan Franzen, The Wall Street Journal “Very close to a perfect contemporary novel.” —The New York Times “An astonishing novel.” —Mother Jones
One of the world's most famous novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, blends the natural with the supernatural in one of the most magical reading experiences on earth. 'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice' Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and its miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book, and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy and comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century. 'Dazzling' The New York Times
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Big Brother is a striking novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity from Lionel Shriver, the acclaimed author the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. Alas, her husband, Fletcher, a self-employed high-end cabinetmaker, now spurns the “toxic” dishes that he’d savored through their courtship, and spends hours each day to manic cycling. Then, when Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn’t recognize him. In the years since they’ve seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It’s him or me. Rich with Shriver’s distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much sacrifice we'll make to save single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.
Tell Me What You Want
Author: Megan Maxwell
In this international bestselling romance by Megan Maxwell, love is the ultimate forbidden pleasure. Getting stuck in an elevator with a flirtatious and charismatic stranger leaves Jude Flores flustered enough--even before she realizes that he's Eric Zimmerman, the powerful billionaire CEO...and her powerfully sexy new boss. Having arrived in Spain to take over his company's office, Eric is clearly interested in more than business. He notices Jude for her brilliance and talent, but it's her humility that excites him the most. Seduced by Eric's attention, Jude accepts his bold invitation into his private life--a series of secret sensual games designed to open Jude up to a world of pleasure she'd only fantasized about. With each clandestine meeting comes Eric's desire to push further. And before long, Jude is falling--helplessly, willingly, and without inhibition. But as their relationship deepens, Jude begins to wonder what other secrets Eric is hiding behind that sexy smile--and how far she's willing to go to find out.
Let the Games Begin
Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
The world might be in the throes of a global recession but when an author on the brink of despair, an enigmatic musician, a supermodel and a Satanic sect meet with the cream of Italian high society at the home of a Roman property tycoon, the world outside the mansion's walls is soon forgotten. There's going to be one hell of a party. And you've got a VIP ticket.
Author: Jonathan Coe
Beginning in the early years of this century, Number 11 follows two friends, Alison and Rachel, as they come of age. As the narrative progresses from the aftermath of the Iraq War to the present day, its scope broadens to include others who are variously connected to these two girls: Alison’s mother, a has-been singer, competes on a grisly reality TV show; Rachel’s university mentor finally confronts her late husband’s obsessive search for a German film he saw as a child; a young police constable investigates the seemingly unrelated deaths of two stand-up comedians; and a giant spider lurks in the darkness beneath one of London’s most staggeringly expensive neighborhoods. Combining his signature humor, psychological insight and social commentary, Jonathan Coe holds up a disquieting, unforgiving mirror in which to reflect a world where the systems are broken and everyone can—and perhaps must—name his or her own price.
Tied to You
Author: Bibi Paterson
What happens when you hit rock bottom and can't see a way out? Do you take the handsome stranger's indecent proposal that seems too good to be true? In a word, yes. Desperation will make you do crazy things, like giving up a year of your life and travelling halfway around the world to marry a gorgeous Aussie winemaker who seems to come with more baggage than he knows what to do with. I know I should keep my distance but there is something about him that just draws me in. Maybe it is the way he always seems to be there for me when I need it most, or that he just seems to know the right thing to say. All I know is that the moment he kisses me on our wedding day, I am in trouble. Wealthy and arrogant, Alex is used to getting whatever he wants and he has set his eyes on Olivia. For months he has watched her as she calls out to every protective instinct he possesses. Waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself, he is determined to make her his, in any way possible. But Alex is hiding a secret, one that he is determined to protect until, one day, Olivia makes a revelation that sets her on a course of self-discovery. Together they explore Olivia's submissive side, pushing boundaries and taking her on the wildest ride of her life. However, when Olivia's past threatens to expose Alex's secret, the true strength behind Alex and Olivia's relationship is revealed.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister. Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen, why did no one intervene to stop it? The more that is learned, the less is understood, and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion, an entire society--not just a pair of murderers—is put on trial. Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time Cholera, The Autumn Of The Patriarch, The General In His Labyrinth, and News Of A Kidnapping. He died in 2014.
Youth in Sexual Ecstasy
Author: Carlos C. Sanchez
Publisher: Giron Books
Juventud en éxtasis 2
Author: CARLOS CUAUHTÉMOC SÁNCHEZ
Publisher: Ediciones Selectas Diamante SA de CV
Este libro es un complemento didáctico de la novela Juventud en éxtasis. Contiene material de investigación, guías de estudio y tareas para profundizar en los siguientes temas: Noviazgo Caricias íntimas Dignidad sexual Decepciones amorosas Masturbación Pornografía Enfermedades de transmisión sexual Prostitución Disfunciones Desviaciones Confusión sexual Unión libre Matrimonio Embarazos no deseados El lector podrá disfrutar una interesante novela mientras se adentra en el estudio de un curso que se ha convertido en texto de consulta para muchos profesores, padres y estudiantes en el mundo.
"When Charlotte Perriand died in 1999 at the age of ninety-six, she left behind not only a legacy of design known for its beauty and integrity, but also her own story - a firsthand account of the birth of the modern movement. It is a story that charts the arc of a life and the arc of the twentieth century itself."--BOOK JACKET.
An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.