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ELEANOR RIGBY

Author: Zamir Osorov

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482823585

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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This novel is as a keepsake. It comes to us from times irreversable, when the Kyrgyz Republic was still solidly embedded in the USSR and few people dared to dream about an independent future. For most Kyrgyz, contacts with the West were limited to the one-way traffic of Beatles-cassettes brought about by Soviet soldiers serving in Eastern Europe. In those late seventies, early eighties, a period of stability in Soviet history, the events of this story take place. Four students experimenting with telepathy turn upside down their home village when one of them fixes in his dream a date with an english girl. In expectation of her arrival, the students agitate the whole population to tidy up their houses, the streets and in the meantime their morality. Kyrgyz tradition prescribes hospitality, but the isolated village lacks of many elementary conveniences. By depicting the struggle with the bureaucratic authorities which the students have to fight in order to improve the life circumstances, the writer shows the defects of the political system. The novel is a cultural critique, a profound complaint against the mentality of inertness fostered throughout decades of Soviet rule. Though the students are oriented to the West, they love their homeland and keep hoping for a better future. Now that reality has surpassed all dreams and Kyrgyzstan has become a democratic republic, people ardently try to get rid of the past. Contacts with the West flourish in the form of international organisations which aim to develop a civil society in Central Asia. As a journalist, the author is watching the changes in his country attentively. His novel was an invitation for “the West” to come, but the story doesn’t end with it. We can expect a following-up, since these times of transformation are fascinating for all who are interested in the young republics of the former USSR. The editor, Kirsten Verpaalen (anthropologist)
Combat Chaplain
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: James D. Johnson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: University of North Texas Press

Chaplain James D. Johnson chose to accompany his men, unarmed, on their daily combat operations. This is his chronicle of Vietnam and the aftermath of war, of his coming to terms with his post-traumatic demons, and his need for healing and cleansing which led him to revisit Vietnam years later.
ELEANOR RIGBY
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Zamir Osorov
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-18 - Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

This novel is as a keepsake. It comes to us from times irreversable, when the Kyrgyz Republic was still solidly embedded in the USSR and few people dared to dream about an independent future. For most Kyrgyz, contacts with the West were limited to the one-way traffic of Beatles-cassettes brought
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Language: en
Pages: 510
Authors: Y.T. Cheng
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-30 - Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

Two years after they decided to go out into the world, 117 and his friends return once more for a priority mission that’s out of their world. Quite literally. Under peace time conditions, they have been deemed obsolete and unnecessary but when an old friend supposedly returns from the dead,
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Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Tison Pugh
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Tison Pugh looks at the intersection of narratology, ludology, and queer studies, providing a range of theoretical interpretive strategies for uncovering the queer potential of gaming texts and textual games while demonstrating the wide applicability of queer ludonarratology throughout the humanities.
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Yasohachi Tsuchise
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-10 - Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

It's smooth sailing as Alan and crew cross the ocean in search of the next orb. No challenge can withstand the might of the strongest miner in the world and his invincible shovel. Even the devoted anti-shovel lady knight Catria is beginning to lose hope of ever saving the world