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Following the narrative arc of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Ismael narrates the story of how he has come to end up lying, injured, in a compound on the Afghanistan border after a drone strike, life draining away. The story unfolds towards the present, as he thinks back across his journey from a suburb of Birmingham, where he was brought up, to pray circles in the city run by a charismatic individual who leads the small group Ismael joins, to Dubai, on to Karachi, and then to the mountains, to meet the fabled White Sheik. This journey begins with the discovery that he was adopted, after his real father killed himself in a suicide bombing.
Ismael decides to test himself to see whether, if subjected to the same environment, his nature will push him to similar violent conclusions. Along the way he is asked to work for the security services, informing on the man who had radicalised his real father. As the story progresses he is torn between loyalty to those he is travelling with, those he has come to work with at the security services, and to himself. After witnessing the violence created by both sides, as he moves through this new world, back in the present, he is forced to decide what acts are acceptable and work out what he is prepared to do to get himself home. The story explores what makes some of us need to seek out adventure and conflict, and makes many of us need to believe in a cause. Ismael attempts to understand why so much of the violence he has seen is caused by our inability to accept what it means to be human and the reality of all our fates. 70% of the sale of this product will be donated to War Child, charity no. 1071659
A feast of a medieval adventure with a thoroughly modern heroine. As the murmur of prayers fills the icy room, mother and baby seem doomed. When the newborn finally struggles into the world, the Count of Flanders flees in a rage. The child is not the expected male heir -- but a girl. Growing up under the disapproving eye of her heart father, the strong-willed Marguerite instinctively learns to survive in the fierce and violent male world of the Middle Ages, with its pagan rituals and bloody fights to the death. When her father demands that she wed a man she detests, the young countess uses all her cunning to stop the marriage. The only thing she cannot conquer is the plague, which marches across the land killing thousands, including the man she loves.
Based on a real character, this colorful story is told with sharp humor and is filled with dramatic intensity. The final scene in the book, in which Marguerite and her father engage in a savage sword fight, will remain engrained in readers' memories.
23 novembre 1980, un terremoto di proporzioni catastrofiche colpisce la Basilicata e la Campania, provocando migliaia di morti, dispersi e senzatetto. Un'antropologa milanese si precipita a Palmira, un centro così minuscolo che non figura nemmeno sulle carte geografiche.
Tutto ciò che trova è ridotto in macerie. Solo una falegnameria è rimasta in piedi e dentro, notte e giorno, mastro Gerusalemme fabbrica il mobilio per una sposa, l'ultima del paese.
Sulle ante disegna le storie che si tramandano negli anni. I pannelli dei mobili sono l'unica testimonianza che Palmira sia esistita veramente e in essi si compie il destino di ogni uomo.
Pada era media sosial seperti sekarang ini, mungkin kita mengira bahwa tak ada lagi orang yang terlalu takut untuk berbicara. Semua pendapat yang ada di pikiran kita bebas diutarakan secara terbuka. Akan tetapi, tidak demikian kenyataannya. Masih banyak orang-orang yang takut berpendapat karena khawatir di-bully. Dianggap musuh karena pendapat dan keyakinannya berbeda dari masyarakat kebanyakan. Ada pula yang takut bicara karena khawatir suaranya tak didengar, tenggelam oleh riuhnya pembicaraan lain yang dianggap lebih penting. Dari situ, saya kemudian sadar bahwa orang-orang masih ragu bersuara karena belum banyak orang yang bersedia "mendengarkan". Mendengarkan dengan hatinya dan membuang jauh-jauh perasaan menyingkirkan ketidaksepahaman. Oleh karena itu, melalui suara-suara saya dalam buku ini, saya mengajak kalian untuk meningkatkan keberanian. Cobalah untuk berani berbicara. Cobalah untuk berani menerima perbedaan dan memahaminya. Setelah itu, mari kita belajar untuk menjadi juru bicara yang bermartabat bagi bangsa Indonesia.
Mentre Arkas, richiamato a Zarya, medita vendetta, Tasryne, Agmal e Karl si mettono sulle tracce del Giullare, che ha purtroppo recuperato la Reliquia del Primogenito. Ma quando i due Diavoli torneranno a fronteggiarsi, lo scontro sarà più duro del previsto e Agmal, per poter salvare Tasryne e attirare su di sé la furia del Giullare, lancia qualcosa che non è mai stato pronunciato sulla Terra: la sfida dei Diavoli, dalla quale soltanto uno può uscire vivo...