Download or Read eBook Hard Rain Falling PDF written by Don Carpenter and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2010-06-23 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Hard Rain Falling by : Don Carpenter
Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary conﬁnement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.
A hurricane is heading straight for the tiny coastal town of Turning Point, Texas. Four volunteers from Courage Bay Emergency Services rush to the town's aid. Their lives will never be the same again… Love came early to teenagers Amy Sherwood and Jesse Boone. Then Jesse suddenly disappeared. Now, fourteen years later, Amy doesn't know whether she's disappointed or relieved that Turning Point's sheriff isn't her Jesse. Or is he? The face is different, yet Amy feels an undeniable connection—a passion she can't dismiss. She needs to know the truth. Not just for her sake, but for the sake of her thirteen-year-old boy…Jesse's son.
Download or Read eBook Hard Rain PDF written by Alessandro Portelli and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Bob Dylan’s iconic 1962 song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” stands at the crossroads of musical and literary traditions. A visionary warning of impending apocalypse, it sets symbolist imagery within a structure that recalls a centuries-old form. Written at the height of the 1960s folk music revival amid the ferment of political activism, the song strongly resembles—and at the same time reimagines—a traditional European ballad sung from Scotland to Italy, known in the English-speaking world as “Lord Randal.” Alessandro Portelli explores the power and resonance of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” considering the meanings of history and memory in folk cultures and in Dylan’s work. He examines how the ballad tradition to which “Lord Randal” belongs shaped Dylan’s song and how Dylan drew on oral culture to depict the fears and crises of his own era. Portelli recasts the song as an encounter between Dylan’s despairing vision, which questions the meaning and direction of history, and the message of resilience and hope for survival despite history’s nightmares found in oral traditions. A wide-ranging work of oral history, Hard Rain weaves together interviews from places as varied as Italy, England, and India with Portelli’s autobiographical reflections and critical analysis, speaking to the enduring appeal of Dylan’s music. By exploring the motley traditions that shaped Dylan’s work, this book casts the distinctiveness and depth of his songwriting in a new light.
Download or Read eBook Tales of the Wichitas PDF written by Basil Moss and published by Texas Tech University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Tales of the Wichitas by : Basil Moss
Stories on white-Indian relations in the U.S. before and after the conquest. The latter category is on Indians who did not go to the reservation, farmers, teachers, engineers--Indians of the author's childhood. A debut in fiction by a white doctor.
Book Synopsis Fridays at Enrico's by : Don Carpenter
Don Carpenter was one of the finest novelists working in the west. His first novel, A Hard Rain Falling, first published in 1966, has been championed by Richard Price, and George Pelacanos who called it "a masterpiece…the definitive juvenile–delinquency novel and a damning indictment of our criminal justice system," is considered a classic. His novel A Couple of Comedians is thought by some the best novel about Hollywood ever written. He was a close friend of Evan Connell and other San Francisco writers, but his closest friendship was with Richard Brautigan, and when Brautigan killed himself, Carpenter tried for some time to write a biography of his remarkable, deeply troubled friend. He finally abandoned that in favor of writing a novel. Friday's at Enricos, the story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene. A time of youth and opportunity, this story mixes the excitement of beginning with the melancholy of ambition, often thwarted and never satisfied. Loss of innocence is only the first price you pay. These are people, men and women, tender with expectation, at risk and in love, and Carpenter also carefully draws a portrait of these two remarkable places, San Francisco and Portland, in the 50s and early 60s, when the writers and bohemians were busy creating the groundwork for what came to be the counterculture. A great champion of Don Carpenter, Jonathan Lethem, has taken on the task of editing and developing this last draft into the shape we imagine Carpenter would have himself accomplished had he lived to see this through. And Lethem provides a wonderful introduction to this book, to Carpenter, and to the broad influence of his work which resonates until this very day.
Download or Read eBook More Baths Less Talking PDF written by Nick Hornby and published by McSweeney's. This book was released on 2012-08-21 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis More Baths Less Talking by : Nick Hornby
“Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author’s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read. Whether tackling a dismayingly bulky biography of Dickens while his children destroy something in the next room, or getting sucked into a serious assessment of Celine Dion during an intensely fought soccer match featuring his beloved Arsenal, or devouring an entire series of children’s books while on vacation, Hornby’s reviews are rich, witty, and occasionally madcap. These essays capture the joy and ire, the despair and exhilaration of the book-lover’s life, and will appeal equally to both monocle-wearing salonnieres and people, like him, who spend a lot of time thinking about Miley Cyrus’s next role.
What happens when people abandon their pets? When Sticks and his stick bug family are abandoned in the scary forest survival is a desperate struggle until they find Junk Town, a junkyard serving as home to a host of other abandoned pets. Sticks and his family work hard and have fun building a new life in Junk Town, but predators are everywhere. Sticks and the Junk Town animals fight off repeated attacks from wolves and crows, but their foes are determined to overwhelm the desperate defenders. Sticks and his new friends must fight back, winner take all! 'Stick Bugs!' is the first of three books in The Stick Bug Stories to follow and is suitable for all young readers.
Download or Read eBook Astronomical Observations PDF written by Royal Observatory, Greenwich and published by . This book was released on 1843 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.