Half-Resurrection Blues

Author: Daniel Jose Older

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625671989

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Carlos Delacruz is just following orders when he offs the only other half-dead guy in New York. It should’ve been a job like any other, but then Carlos agrees to protect the dying man’s sister Sasha from the Council, the very sprawling bureaucracy of death that Carlos works for. Maybe he does it because she’s also like him: partially resurrected, a ghoulish mistake with no past, living in the undercurrents of the city. Or maybe it’s just the endearing way she looks out at him from the dead man’s crinkled Polaroid. Either way, Carlos sets out to find the mysterious woman before the Council does and quickly ends up tangled in a nefarious web of necromancers, hipsters, and tiny demons with unpronounceable names.
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Symbolism 17: Latina/o Literature

The Trans-Atlantic and the Trans-American in Dialogue

Author: Rüdiger Ahrens,Florian Kläger,Klaus Stierstorfer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110532913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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The complex nature of globalization increasingly requires a comparative approach to literature in order to understand how migration and commodity flows impact aesthetic production and expressive practices. This special issue of Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics explores the trans-American dimensions of Latina/o literature in a trans-Atlantic context. Examining the theoretical implications suggested by the comparison of the global North-global South dynamics of material and aesthetic exchange, this volume highlights emergent Latina/o authors, texts, and methodologies of interest in for comparative literary studies. In the essays, literary scholars address questions of the transculturation, translation, and reception of Latina/o literature in the United States and Europe. In the interviews, emergent Latina/o authors speak to the processes of creative writing in a transnational context. This volume suggests how the trans-American dialogues found in contemporary Latina/o literature elucidates trans-Atlantic critical dialogues.
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Midnight Taxi Tango

Author: Daniel Jose Older

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625671997

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Carlos Delacruz, Brooklyn’s most-notorious half-dead hit man, joins forces with teen wunderkind Kia Summers and the dapper gangster Reza Villalobos to stop a vicious underground cult that’s been snatching innocents off the streets of Bushwick. Soon they’re fighting off mutant baby ghost assassins, a very dead and very self-absorbed architect, and the mindless bureaucracy of death. Meanwhile, Carlos tries to unravel the mystery of the life he lived before his botched resurrection, and the twisted past smashes head-on into the even more twisted present in this stunning second installment of the critically acclaimed Bone Street Rumba series.
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Resurrection Blues

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440626654

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Arthur Miller’s penultimate play, Resurrection Blues, is a darkly comic satirical allegory that poses the question: What would happen if Christ were to appear in the world today? In an unidentified Latin American country, General Felix Barriaux has captured an elusive revolutionary leader. The rebel, known by various names, is rumored to have performed miracles throughout the countryside. The General plans to crucify the mysterious man, and the exclusive television rights to the twenty-four-hour reality-TV event have been sold to an American network for $25 million. An allegory that asserts the interconnectedness of our actions and each person’s culpability in world events, Resurrection Blues is a comedic and tragic satire of precarious morals in our media-saturated age.
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Kia and Gio

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466885882

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Kia's a week shy of her seventeenth birthday, which is about how old her cousin Gio was six years ago when he just up and went away. Kia's a little bit in love with Giovanni (and who wasn't, really?) but she hasn't thought about him this much since the day he disappeared. It's not until a run-of-the-mill work shift at Baba Eddie's botánica goes awry that she begins to understand why he's on her mind... "Kia and Gio" is a new story from rising star Daniel José Older, set in the world of Half-Resurrection Blues (book one of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, out this month from Roc Books) and his story collection Salsa Nocturna. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

Author: Kai Ashante Wilson

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 1466891912

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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One of Wired's Twenty-Five All-Time Favorite Books Critically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery. Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive. The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive. PRAISE FOR THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS "The unruly lovechild of Shakespeare, Baldwin, George RR Martin and Ghostface Killah -- this was a book I could not put down." - Daniel José Older, author of Half-Resurrection Blues "Lyrical and polyphonous, gorgeous and brutal, THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS is an unforgettable tale of love that empowers." - Ken Liu, multiple Hugo Award-winning author of The Grace of Kings "Wilson is doing something both very new and very old here: he's tossing aside the traditional forms of sword and sorcery in favor of other, older forms, and gluing it all together with a love letter to black masculinity. The result is powerful and strange and painful in all the right ways." -N.K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms "THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS reads like Gene Wolfe and Samuel R Delany trying to one-up each other on a story prompt by Fritz Leiber. That means it's good. Read it." - Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence "Seamlessly knots magic and science in a wholly organic way... THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS will catch you by the throat and hold you fast until the last searing word." - Alyssa Wong, Nebula-nominated author of "The Fisher Queen" At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Ginga

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466886552

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Between her obscenely muscular new capoeira teacher, her crush going off with a new girl in their favorite park, and trigonometry homework, Kia figures she has enough going on without some creepy ghost causing car crashes and hit-and-runs in her neighborhood. Carlos Delacruz, the half-dead half-resurrected soulcatcher for the New York Council of the Dead, would love to keep her out of it, but things don't usually go the way he intends. From the world of Daniel José Older's immensely popular Bone Street Rumba series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Anyway: Angie

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466867280

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Reza's job has put her in the face of every kind of death. Thanks to her guns, her car, and her dapper style, she came through the Bad Years alive, but since losing Angie things haven't been right. Tonight's job threatens to bring the worst terrors of that time skittering back to life."Anyway: Angie" is a new urban fantasy story with more than a touch of horror from rising star Daniel José Older, set in the world of his upcoming Bone Street Rumba series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2015

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Nino Cipri,Seth Dickinson,Jeffrey Ford,Yoon Ha Lee,Maria Dahvana Headley,David Herter,Kameron Hurley,Noah Keller,David D. Levine,Michael Livingston,Usman T. Malik,Haralambi Markov,Daniel José Older,Malka Older,Kim Stanley Robinson,Kelly Robson,Veronica Schanoes,Priya Sharma,Brian Staveley,Sabrina Vourvoulias,Ray Wood

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765391325

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2015. Includes stories by Nino Cipri, Seth Dickinson, Jeffrey Ford, Yoon Ha Lee, Maria Dahvana Headley, David Herter, Kameron Hurley, Noah Keller, David D. Levine, Michael Livingston, Usman T. Malik, Haralambi Markov, Daniel José Older, Malka Older, Kim Stanley Robinson, Kelley Robson, Veronica Schanoes, Priya Sharma, Brian Staveley, Sabrina Vourvoulias, and Ray Wood. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Battle Hill Bolero

Author: Daniel Jose Older

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425276007

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In the third in the "richly detailed and diverse" (io9) urban fantasy series, the time has come for the dead to rise up against the shady powers-that-be... The time has come for the dead to rise up... Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City's streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It's time for the Council to be brought down--this time for good. Carlos Delacruz is used to being caught in the middle of things: both as an inbetweener, trapped somewhere between life and death, and as a double agent for the Council. But as his friends begin preparing for an unnatural war against the ghouls in charge, he realizes that more is on the line than ever before--not only for the people he cares about, but for every single soul in Brooklyn, alive or otherwise...
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