End of the Night Girl

Author: Amy T. Matthew

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1862549680

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Molly, a sassy Australian waitress, is haunted by the ghost of a murdered Polish Jew. The two young women's stories, each a compelling page-turner, combine teasingly in one as 'End of the Night Girl' explores shadows cast by the Holocaust across decades, continents and cultures. 'A brilliant testimonial to the power of the literary imagination.' - Nicholas Jose. 'Clothed in prose that sparks and simmers, End of the Night Girl slowly reveals her dark and beautiful bones.' - Carol Lefevre. 'Amy Matthews' world of gritty realism is foreshadowed by an older, more traditional society about to be invaded by chaos and horror. One cannot help admiring Matthews' accuracy of observation and her subtle placement of emotion in the uncovering of these parallel universes through the coalescence of memory and imagination. This is a remarkable novel of contemporary rootlessness, haunted histories and redemptive decency.' - Brian Castro. 'Can atrocity be changed somehow in art? This book cannot answer this, but it powerfully suggests that the creative act is meaningful even when atrocity is too big for us to mould it. As Molly attempts to imagine and create from an atrocity she hasn't shared, she herself is remade.' - Eva Hornung. 'End of the Night Girl' was Winner of the 2010 Adelaide Festival Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.
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The Day Boy and the Night Girl (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447480333

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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The Day Boy and Night Girl – also referred to as The Romance of Photogen and Nycteris – first appeared in Harper's Young People as a series between December of 1879 and January of 1880. Regarded as George MacDonald's best work, it features a witch who, in her pursuit of total knowledge, performs an experiment to mould two people from birth by strictly controlling their environments. Many of the finest stories of magic and fantasy, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Day Boy And The Night Girl

Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419158674

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Page: 48

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A witch's curse ensures that a boy can never wake at night nor sleep when the sun beams. Conversely, a girl is doomed never to slumber at night nor be awake during daylight hours. Finally, a twist of fate unites them. MacDonald's skill in imagery and grandfatherly style deliver a remarkable story that is accessible and light, yet acutely stirring and imbued with enduring value. Your capacity for imagination is sure to grow through this story that lifts our spirits and fills our minds with joy.
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Girl by the Road at Night

A Novel of Vietnam

Author: David Rabe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439167151

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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David Rabe’s award-winning Vietnam plays have come to embody our collective fears, doubts, and tenuous grasp of a war that continues to haunt. Partially written upon his return from the war, Girl by the Road at Night is Rabe’s first work of fiction set in Vietnam—a spare and poetic narrative about a young soldier embarking on a tour of duty and the Vietnamese prostitute he meets in country. Private Joseph Whitaker, with Vietnam deployment papers in hand, spends his last free weekend in Washington, DC, drinking, attending a peace rally, and visiting an old girlfriend, now married. He observes his surroundings closely, attempting to find reason in an atmosphere of hysteria and protest, heightened by his own anger. When he arrives in Vietnam, he happens upon Lan, a local girl who submits nightly to the American GIs with a heartbreaking combination of decency and guile. Her family dispersed and her father dead, she longs for a time when life meant riding in water buffalo carts through rice fields with her brother. Whitaker’s chance encounter with Lan sparks an unexpected, almost unrecognized, visceral longing between two people searching for companionship and tenderness amid the chaos around them. In transformative prose, Rabe has created an atmosphere charged with exquisite poignancy and recreated the surreal netherworld of Vietnam in wartime with unforgettable urgency and grace. Girl by the Road at Night is a brilliant meditation on disillusionment, sexuality, and masculinity, and one of Rabe’s finest works to date.
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Dancing with the Night

A Bedtime Story

Author: Luisa Rodriguez Cantu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524565679

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

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Dancing with the Night: A Bedtime Story One of the greatest things about writing is sharing childhood stories passed down by family lines. This is a new short folklore story filled with fantasya fun and friendly place where animals and nature magically dance together to the music played by the girl in the moon. Elizabeth is a five-year-old who yearns for the adventure to dance with the Night. Momma says, The Night will only dance while were asleep. Elizabeth believes in possibilities, so as the night wears on, she finds hilarious ways to stay awake and fool the Night. Night. Believe me. At times, I sleep with my eyes open, she claimed. Read along to this book. The creative illustrations will capture your imagination.
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When The Night Comes Down

Author: Joseph D’Lacey, Bev Vincent, Robert E. Weinberg, Nate Kenyon

Publisher: John Everson

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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TRAPPED WITHIN THE TWILIGHT... Call it what you like: dusk, twilight, sunset. It’s that magical moment between daylight and darkness when anything is possible — the evening ahead promises untold enchantment... or nameless dread. Within are 16 tales of the oncoming blackness by Joseph D'Lacey, Bev Vincent, Robert E. Weinberg and Nate Kenyon, including more than the usual cast of characters. There are shapeshifters and gravediggers, but also supernatural private detectives and — perhaps most terrifying of all — beautiful creatures that prey on... horror writers. Murder, death — and things worse than death — are all waiting for you WHEN THE NIGHT COMES DOWN.
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The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

A Novel

Author: Heather O'Neill

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709335

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O'Neill charmed readers in the hundreds of thousands with her sleeper hit, Lullabies for Little Criminals, which documented with a rare and elusive magic the life of a young dreamer on the streets of Montreal. Now, in The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she returns to the grubby, enchanted city with a light and profound tale of the vice of fame and the ties of family. Nineteen years old, free of prospects, and inescapably famous, the twins Nicolas and Nouschka Tremblay are trying to outrun the notoriety of their father, a French-Canadian Serge Gainsbourg with a genius for the absurd and for winding up in prison. "Back in the day, he could come home from a show with a paper bag filled with women's underwear. Outside of Québec nobody had even heard of him, naturally. Québec needed stars badly." Since the twins were little, Étienne has made them part of his unashamed seduction of the province, parading them on talk shows and then dumping them with their decrepit grandfather while he disappeared into some festive squalor. Now Étienne is washed up and the twins are making their own almost-grown-up messes, with every misstep landing on the front pages of the tabloid Allo Police. Nouschka not only needs to leave her childhood behind; she also has to leave her brother, whose increasingly erratic decisions might take her down with him.
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Creatures of the Night

Author: Rachel Redhead

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291703977

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Beware the things that go bump in the night... This collection of short stories is about many of the creatures of evil, and near-evil, from vampires to mummies, from zombies to liches, this book asks one interesting question, what is it like to become one of their number, because they might just be recruiting and they're not asking permission...
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The Bald Boy and the Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Author: H. B. Paksoy

Publisher: ATON

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 176

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I have been enjoying teaching for the past three decades. Prior to joining the Baker College family, I served as a faculty member at Ohio State University, Franklin University, Central Connecticut State, University of Massachusetts. Over the same period, my research papers have appeared in more than sixty periodic journals and scholarly collections, in over thirty-five countries situated on all inhabited continents. I also published (as author or editor) fifteen books. I earned my D. Phil. at Oxford university (England) (with a Grant from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom), M.A. at the University of Texas at Dallas (with a National Science Foundation Project Grant Assistantship) and B.S. at Trinity University (with Bostwick Scholarship).
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The Night that Changed Everything

Author: Anne Mcallister

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037352837X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Nicholas Savas and Edie Tremayne challenge each other's feelings as Edie tries to protect her sister from Nick's affections.
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