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Download E-books Asphalte et vodka PDF

By Michel Vézina

Asphalte et vodka, c’est l’histoire de Jean et de Carl, deux jazzmen. C’est aussi los angeles course, los angeles musique, l’amour, l. a. drogue, l’alcool… et une gown rose saumon, celle de Jayne Mansfield…

Nos voisins du sud diraient sans doute qu’il s’agit d’un street novel. D’autres parleront probablement d’un «roman du pays», au sens le plus vaste, le plus noble du terme. Une selected demeure, ce roman constitue, jusque dans ses excès, à l. a. fois un remarquable éloge de l’incontournable territorialité qui habite chacun de nous et une somptueuse fête du langage signée Michel Vézina.

Jean et Carl se rencontrent sur le Queen of the Caribeans. Les deux sont trompettistes, les deux sont québécois. Le most suitable a 35 ans et tous les ans il se refait sur une croisière. Le moment a seventy five ans et il achève sa carrière, atteint de tout un tas de maladies respiratoires.

La nuit du dernier bal, Carl évoque le désir, avant de mourir, de revoir son village gaspésien natal, quitté 60 ans plus tôt. Jean, un peu saoul et naturellement exubérant, lui suggest de l’y emmener. Carl accepte, en échange de quoi il promet de donner son vieux station à Jean une fois arrivé à destination.

Une véritable épopée débute pour les deux musiciens. Après un courtroom arrêt en Louisiane, où Carl fait visiter sa roulotte à Jean dans l’arrière-cour d’un manoir ayant servi de haut lieu de revues vodou, ils prennent enfin los angeles direction vers le nord, vers le paradis, vers St. Louis d’Gaspe peninsula. los angeles première nuit, ils s’arrêtent dans un parking de bar de campagne. Ils y rencontrent un sosie d’Elvis qui les saoule pour mieux leur voler tout leur argent et toute leur dope. Le reste du voyage se fera dans l. a. douleur et los angeles recherche d’argent pour manger, dormir et subvenir aux besoins en opiacés du vieux Carl…

De big apple à Matapedia en passant par Montréal, Trois-Pistoles et Rimouski, les deux trompettistes se raconteront les rêves qui les gardent en vie. Amour, path, drogue et rock’n roll…

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Download E-books Born Naked: The Early Adventures of the Author of Never Cry Wolf PDF

By Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat's adolescence used to be charmed and hilarious, and unbelievably unfastened in its entry to unspoiled nature via bird-banding expeditions and in a single day outings within the useless of wintry weather. the writer writes of snoozing in haystacks for survival, and different adventures, with equivalent stocks of sales space Tarkington and Jack London. He additionally brings again Mutt, the well-known hero-dog of his vintage THE puppy WHO would not BE, and his puppy owl Wol, hero of OWLS within the kin. the story of an outrageous and smart boy, BORN bare takes its position because the starting place of the Farley Mowat canon.

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Download E-books Anne of Windy Willows (Anne of Green Gables Series, Book 4) PDF

By Lucy Maud Montgomery

The fourth booklet concerning the red-haired Anne Shirley from eco-friendly Gables.

Now a tender lady and her romance with Gilbert Blythe starting to flourish, Anne Shirley turns into significant of Summerside highschool. yet Summerside is almost governed through the Pringle relations, who don't wish Anne on the tuition. It takes all of Anne's braveness and tact, and the relief she attracts from the eccentric loved ones at Windy Willows, to beat neighborhood prejudice and confront the feared Pringles.

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Download E-books A Rhinestone Button PDF

By Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Activity Sanstrum sees sound in color; the hum of the vacuum cleanser creates a calming glass egg in his fingers, the resonant ring of a rainy finger run round a wine glass generates colors of merging pastel shades just like the moving gloss of northern lighting that grace the sky of his domestic city Godsfinger, Alberta. this can be a neighborhood of curious characters, and a city the place crop circles happen, birds drop out of the sky, and a duck waddles round in a nappy. nonetheless, activity is an interloper, and whilst his bullying pastor brother, Jacob, returns together with his spouse and stricken son to say the kin farmhouse, task is compelled out of his domestic into extra solitude. within the diner Liv serves activity an additional huge slice of blueberry pie, her bangles jingling, whereas Christal stands in stilletto's flipping burgers; Dithy squirts him along with her water gun and instructs him to get out extra. whilst his skill to work out sound starts off to vanish and his one convenience is misplaced, task realises he needs to glance past himself and his solitary life to discover happiness and recognition. during this exquisitely written novel Gail Anderson-Dargatz entwines her skill to make us comprehend and love characters, along with her energy to awaken the sweetness within the trivia of existence and the super ordinary forces of The Rhinestone Button's rural backdrop.

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Download E-books Si longtemps déjà PDF

By Rose Després

« Si longtemps déjà » est un recueil qui semble vibrer dans vos mains tant los angeles voix y est authentique et assumée. los angeles fougue dénonciatrice de l. a. jeunesse et l. a. sagacité de l. a. maturité s’épousent intimement en un alliage luisant et retentissant. Comme un tocsin, l’oeuvre bat des coups de moral sense qui font résonner l. a. lucidité désespérée comme des affronts aux oppressions flagrantes, aux aliénations sournoises, aux compromissions inéluctablement consenties.

Avis aux lecteurs qui ne los angeles connaissent pas encore : cette Rose Després a des épines. Qui transpercent sans pitié les complaisances. Qui en soutirent goutte à goutte l. a. dignité de l’espérance.

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Download E-books The Polished Hoe: A Novel PDF

By Austin Clarke

When Mary-Mathilda, the most revered ladies of the island of Bimshire (also often called Barbados) calls the police to admit to against the law, the result's a shattering all-night vigil that brings jointly components of the island's African prior and the tragic legacy of colonialism in a single epic sweep.

Set within the West Indies within the interval following international struggle II, The Polished Hoe -- an Essence bestseller and a Washington put up booklet World so much necessary e-book of 2003 -- unravels over the process twenty-four hours yet spans the collective adventure of a society characterised via slavery.

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Download E-books Sorta comme si on était déjà là PDF

By Pierre-André Doucet

Avec le texte « Kilométrage » - qui ouvre le recueil -, Pierre-André Doucet a remporté le prix Antonine-Maillet-Acadie Vie, volet jeunesse Richelieu, en 2009. Le jury a décrit ce texte comme étant « réussi », « fascinant » et « intéressant au niveau de los angeles langue, des graphies ».

En effet, le chiac et los angeles formation musicale de l’auteur, lui-même acadien et pianiste, imprègnent le recueil. Son écriture se déploie comme une musique, marquée par un rythme et les accents de ses origines. Elle dépeint des paysages, pour los angeles plupart acadiens, où l'amour, los angeles solitude et l'errance sont en avant-plan. Le regard sur l. a. vie et les family est lucide, tendre, d'une grande maturité tout en étant frais.

Dans ce most popular recueil, Pierre-André Doucet met en scène une galerie de personnages masculins. Leurs voyages et leurs déplacements, ponctués de doux souvenirs et de nouvelles rencontres, sont souvent des pèlerinages vers ce qui a été, ce qui n'est plus, ou ce qui pourrait ne pas être. Certains ne savent plus qui ils sont, d’autres ne savent pas où ils vont ni en quoi ils croient désormais. Mais une selected est certaine : ils marchent mieux quand une major se creuse dans los angeles leur, comme une ancre dans le présent.

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Download E-books Barnacle Love PDF

By Anthony De Sa

Anthony De Sa makes his fiction debut with this attractive choice of interlinked tales that discover the blameless desires and sour disappointments of the immigrant event. Hailed as “tender and uncooked, morbid and strangely mild” by means of the Vancouver Sun, Barnacle Love used to be a finalist for Canada’s hugely prestigious Giller Prize.

Moving from a small Portuguese fishing village within the Azores to the shorelines of Newfoundland, Barnacle Love then takes us into the darkish alleys of Toronto’s Portuguese group within the Nineteen Seventies. the 1st 1/2 the publication is advised through Manuel Rebelo, who has fled his homeland—and the crushing weight of his mother’s expectations—to construct a destiny for himself in a brand new land. Manuel struggles not easy to regulate, yet satisfying the promise of his followed house is now not so simple as he had was hoping. the second one half the booklet is informed with candor through Manuel’s son Antonio, who—along along with his sister and mother—lives within the shadows forged by way of Manuel’s mess ups.

With amazing, occasionally magical information and passionate empathy, Anthony De Sa invitations readers into the lives of the Rebelo relations. the consequences are, within the phrases of author Nino Ricci, “haunting and elegiac.”

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Download E-books Emancipation Day PDF

By Wayne Grady

How a ways might a son visit belong? and the way a ways could a father visit defend him?

With his curly black hair and his depraved grin, all people swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra whilst military musician Jackson Lewis takes the degree. it really is global struggle II, and whereas stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, Jack meets the well-heeled, romantic Vivian Clift, an area woman who hasn't ever stepped off the Rock and is wanting to see the area. They marry opposed to Vivian's family's wishes--hard to claim what it truly is, yet there is something approximately Jack that they only do not like--and because the warfare attracts to a detailed, the hot couple travels to Windsor to satisfy Jack's family.

But whilst Vivian meets Jack's mom and brother, every little thing she notion she knew approximately her new husband will get referred to as into query. they do not dwell within the dream domestic that Jack depicted, all of them glance varied from one another--and diverse from an individual Vivian has ever seen--and after weeks of ready to satisfy Jack's father, William Henry, he by no means materializes. 

Steeped in jazz and big-band song, spanning pre- and post-war Windsor-Detroit, St. John's, Newfoundland, and Fifties Toronto, this can be an arresting, heartwrenching novel approximately fathers and sons, love and sacrifice, race relatives and a time in our background whilst the area used to be at the cusp of momentous swap.

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