The Scar

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466992

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Winner of the British Fantasy Award, The Scar by China Miéville is a colossal fantasy of incredible diversity and spellbinding imagination, set in the richly visualized world of Bas-Lag. A human cargo bound for servitude in exile . . . A pirate city hauled across the oceans . . . A hidden miracle about be revealed . . . These are the ingredients of an astonishing story. It is the story of a prisoner's journey. Of the search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power and danger.
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The Scar

Graphic Reportage from the US-Mexico Border

Author: Renato Chiocca,Andrea Ferraris

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683962206

Category:

Page: 40

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In the summer of 2017, cartoonist Andrea Ferraris and director Renato Chiocca traveled to southern Arizona to witness the tense situation along the US-Mexico border firsthand. Drawing from frank interviews with volunteers at local humanitarian organizations and treks through the Sonoran Desert to save migrants in distress, Ferraris and Chiocca present a compassionate account of how the border wall has changed the lives of those on both sides.
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The Scar

Author: Sergey Dyachenko,Marina Dyachenko

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429996625

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, The Scar is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their reemergence through love and courage. Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as "The Wanderer" challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path. Plotted with the sureness of Robin Hobb and colored with the haunting and ominous imagination of Michael Moorcock, The Scar tells a story that cannot be forgotten. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery

Author: Mary Cregan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324001739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A graceful and penetrating memoir interweaving the author’s descent into depression with a medical and cultural history of this illness. At the age of twenty-seven, married, living in New York, and working in book design, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna. But it’s apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies—plunging Cregan into suicidal despair. Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage, and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivotal experience and attempts to make sense of it. She weaves together literature and research with details from her own ordeal—and the still visible scar of her suicide attempt—while also considering her life as part of the larger history of our understanding of depression. In fearless, candid prose, Cregan examines her psychotherapy alongside early treatments of melancholia, weighs the benefits of shock treatment against its terrifying pop culture depictions, explores the controversy around antidepressants and how little we know about them—even as she acknowledges that the medication saved her life—and sifts through the history of the hospital where her recovery began. Perceptive, intimate, and elegantly written, The Scar vividly depicts the pain and ongoing stigma of clinical depression, giving greater insight into its management and offering hope for those who are suffering.
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The Scar

A Tragedy in One Act

Author: Rebeka Njau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Female circumcision

Page: 32

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The Scar (Classic Reprint)

Author: Francis Warrington Dawson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781334136641

Category:

Page: 366

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Excerpt from The Scar When the train had gone, the girl stood for a moment, holding a costly alligator-skin bag in her hand. She cast her eyes about her, as though seeking somebody. Then observing that her trunks had been thrown carelessly upon the ground, wrong side up, so as to damage the varnish and threaten ruin to the con tents, she ran up the four steps leading to the raised level of the station-house, and tried to Open the door Of the waiting-room. It was locked. At another door marked Station Master, she met with no better luck. With a gesture of vexation, she came down the steps and started across the rails. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Scar

Author: Howard E. Adkins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453582770

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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An inhuman branding by her drunken husband leaves a scarred and bitter Maggie O?Neill. She gradually mellows through the concern of a firm but gentle stranger from Virginia but remains an aggressive Nineteenth Century feminist in the young Idaho Territory.
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The Scar Boys

Author: Len Vlahos

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®

ISBN: 1606844407

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if you carry scars inside and out. In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay—to "help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores"—Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm when he was 8 years old, and the tree was struck and caught fire. Harry was badly burned and has had to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly became his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in eighth grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescued him from the bullies and then made the startling suggestion that they start a band together. Harry discovered that playing music transported him out of his nightmare of a world, and he finally had something that compelled people to look beyond his physical appearance. Harry's description of his life in his essay is both humorous and heart-wrenching. He had a steeper road to climb than the average kid, but he ends up learning something about personal power, friendship, first love, and how to fit in the world. While he's looking back at the moments that have shaped his life, most of this story takes place while Harry is in high school and the summer after he graduates.
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