This ‘fabulous noir poem’ has been simply described as ‘the reflections of an old recluse in busy downtown Cairo neighbourhood of Bab El-Louk’ by Egyptian artist, Ganzeer. Cairo-based writer Donia Maher was first published in Arabic by Dar Merit in 2014, and then received the Kahil Award 2015 for the Graphic Novel Prize.
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Liz works for Cam, an entrepreneur who owns businesses all over Australia. Usually Liz is cool and composed on the job, but this t...ime she's in trouble. The woman who was supposed to escort Cam to a party that night cancelled at the last minute! Cam... read more
The prequel to the number one bestselling Attack on Titan and winner of the Diamond Gem Award for best manga continues! KEEP YOUR ...FRIENDS CLOSE As the days dwindle before the Survey Corps' last chance at an expedition, the need to train with their new... read more
Et si Wonderland, le pays des merveilles, existait…Dans la réalité, Alice est une icône sex & drugs & rock n’roll, que ses excès o...nt menée où elle se trouve aujourd’hui, entre la vie et la mort, entre rêve et réalité... Au pays des merveilles, la... read more
Graphic novel set in Egypt and winner of Kahil Award 2015
“A glorious treat awaits you at the literary table of Donia Bijan.” —Adriana Trigiani Set against the backdrop of Iran’s rich, tur...bulent history, this exquisite debut novel is a powerful story of food, family, and a bittersweet homecoming. When we first meet Noor, she is living in San Francisco, missing her beloved father, Zod, in Iran. Now, dragging her stubborn teenage daughter, Lily, with her, she returns to Tehran and to Café Leila, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. Iran may have changed, but Café Leila, still run by Zod, has stayed blessedly the same—it is a refuge of laughter and solace for its makeshift family of staff and regulars. As Noor revisits her Persian childhood, she must rethink who she is—a mother, a daughter, a woman estranged from her marriage and from her life in California. And together, she and Lily get swept up in the beauty and brutality of Tehran. Bijan’s vivid, layered story, at once tender and elegant, funny and sad, weaves together the complexities of history, domesticity, and loyalty and, best of all, transports readers to another culture, another time, and another emotional landscape. read more
Buenos Aires, 1977. In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gómez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a l...ow profile as one-by-one, his friends and students begin to disappear. When Esteban, one of Gómez’s favorite students, is taken away in a classroom raid, Gómez realizes that no one is safe anymore, and that asking too many questions can have lethal consequences. His life gradually becomes a paranoid, insomniac nightmare that not even his nightly forays into bars and bathhouses in search of anonymous sex can relieve. Things get even more complicated when he takes in two dissidents, putting his life at risk—especially since he’s been having an affair with a homophobic, sadistic cop with ties to the military government. Told mostly in flashbacks thirty years later, 77 is rich in descriptive detail, dream sequences, and even elements of the occult, which build into a haunting novel about absence and the clash between morality and survival when living under a dictatorship. read more
A contemporary graphic novel adaptation of a spiritual classic. This graphic-novel version of the Tao Te Ching—the poetic classic ...that is the philosophical and religious basis of Taoism—brings the teachings into a modern light in a completely fresh and unique way. Each of the 81 poem-passages of the Tao Te Ching is reinterpreted by award-winning graphic novel writer Sean Michael Wilson and brought to life by the artful illustrations of Hong Kong artist Cary Kwok, who sets the text in various contemporary scenes to bring out the modern relevance. read more
A beautifully illustrated graphic novel that tells the story of Simón Radowitzky (1891-1956), a gentle soul caught up in a cruel w...orld. The author/illustrator is an Argentinian living in Spain where the book was first published in 2016. Radowitzky appears in a few books (recently The Anarchist Expropriators and Rebellion in Patagonia--both from AK Press), but this is the first English-language book devoted solely to him. His tumultuous life begins with his immigration from Ukraine to Argentina, followed by his assassination of Colonel Falcon (who presided over the slaughter of 100 workers) in 1909. Banished to a penal colony, he escaped, was recaptured and tortured, serving a total of twenty years. Upon release he joined the Spanish Revolution, after which he decamped for Mexico, where he died in 1956 while employed at a toy factory. Stuart Christie, author of Granny Made Me an Anarchist, introduces the AK Press edition. “While Radowitzky’s story has been told … it has never been told in quite the way Agustín Comotto tells it. Through a series of flashbacks [Prisoner 155] examines the agonies and survival of an exceptional individual.” —Guardian “Comotto’s Prisoner 155 is, in my view, a truly great work, comparable to Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, rich with complexity and ambiguity, and whose shy and sensitive central character, a committed humanist imbued with a deep sense of justice who never expressed regret for the two lives he took, remains an enigma. He was one of countless men and women, the salt of the earth, most of them anonymous, who chose to resist against an unjust, class-ridden society in the hope of building a better world for humanity.” —Stuart Christie, from the foreword read more
Egyptian Muslims and Jews were not always at odds. Before the Arab–Israeli wars, before the mass exodus of Jews from Egypt, there ...was harmony.Spanning the 1930s to the 1960s, this sweeping novel accompanies Galal, a young boy with a Jewish mother and a Muslim father, through his childhood and boyhood in a vibrant popular quarter of Cairo. With his schoolboy crushes and teen rebellions, Galal is deeply Egyptian, knit tightly into the middle-class fabric of manners, morals, and traditions that cheerfully incorporates and transcends religion—a fabric about to be torn apart by a bigger world of politics that will put Galal’s very identity to the test. read more
Una conmovedora historia sobre la fortuna de enfrentarse a los desafíos de la vida con verdaderos amigos a nuestro lado. Una novel...a apasionante de Danielle Steel. Desde que Gabby, Izzie, Billy, Andy y Sean se conocen el primer día de colegio, sienten una conexión y una complicidad especiales. Ajenos a los nubarrones de tormenta que se están formando a su alrededor, compartirán horas de clases y juegos, y poco a poco serán inseparables. La adolescencia vendrá acompañada de conflictos familiares, separaciones, nuevas relaciones y decisiones equivocadas, así como éxitos y fracasos grandes y pequeños. Sin excepción, todos recurrirán a la solidez del grupo para superar los obstáculos, ponerse de nuevo en pie y seguir adelante. Pero el momento de la verdad llegará cuando dejen el instituto. Significará la entrada en un mundo donde los errores se pagan más caros y las pérdidas son más dolorosas. Cada vez será más difícil saber qué rumbo tomar al navegar por las agitadas aguas de la vida. English Description New York Times Bestseller Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime. Friends Forever Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Andy, and Sean—each bursting with their own personality, strikingly different looks and talents, in sports, science, and the arts. Each drawn by the magical spark of connection that happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright September day, starting in kindergarten they become an inseparable group known to outsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer, and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gathering around them. As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers, seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunate missteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turn back to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But as they emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neither safe nor clear. As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risks become greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in a journey of friendship, survival, and love. In what may be her most intricate and emotionally powerful novel yet, Danielle Steel tells a heart-wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid cast of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life—sometimes, if we’re lucky, with a friend forever by our side. read more
Amid a devastating economic crisis, two tragic events coming from the outside – the wave of immigration and Islamic terrorism – ha...ve radically changed the profile and significance of the space we call Europe. Given a paradigm leap of this sort, philosophical reflection is in a position to exert its creative power more than other types of knowledge. But this can only happen if it is able to go beyond its own lexical boundaries, by turning its gaze outside itself. Here the leading Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito looks at how various strands of German, French, and Italian thought have achieved this outward turn and successfully captured international attention by breaking with the language of early nineteenth-century crisis philosophies. When analyzed from this novel perspective, the great texts of Adorno, Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze, as well as works by the latest Italian thinkers, are cast in a new light. From the relationship and tension between them, reconstructed here with extraordinary theoretical sensitivity, a form of thought can arise that is equal to the challenges faced by Europe today. This erudite and wide-ranging analysis of European thought in the light of the crises facing the continent today will appeal to students and scholars of philosophy, critical theory, and beyond. read more
A new translation of the only novel by lauded Romanian literary critic Matei Călinescu An Nyrb Classics Original Ugly, unkempt, a ...haunter of low dives who begs for a living and lives on the street, Zacharias Lichter exists for all that in a state of unlikely rapture. After being engulfed by a divine flame as a teenager, Zacharias has devoted his days to doing nothing at all—apart, that is, from composing the odd poem he immediately throws away and consorting with a handful of stray friends: Poldy, for example, the catatonic alcoholic whom Zacharias considers a brilliant philosopher, or another more vigorous barfly whose prolific output of pornographic verses has won him the nickname of the Poet. Zacharias is a kind of holy fool, but one whose foolery calls in question both social convention and conventional wisdom. He is as much skeptic as ecstatic, affirming above all the truth of perplexity. This of course is what makes him a permanent outrage to the powers that be, be they reactionary or revolutionary, and to all other self-appointed champions of morality who are blind to their own absurdity. The only thing that scares Zacharias is that all-purpose servant of conformity, the psychiatrist. This Romanian classic, originally published under the brutally dictatorial Ceauşescu regime, whose censors initially let it pass because they couldn’t make head or tail of it, is as delicious and telling an assault on the modern world order as ever. read more
The award-winning autobiographical manga by Akiko Higashimura, the creator of Princess Jellyfish, about her high school dream to b...ecome a comic book creator! High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she even graduates, but she needs to get much better at drawing if she ever wants to reach her goal. Looking for an easy fix, she signs up for an art class, thinking all her problems will soon be solved. She’s in for a surprise: her new instructor is a bamboo sword-wielding taskmaster who doesn’t care about manga one bit. But maybe this unconventional art teacher is just what she needs to realize her dreams! read more
Gonzales Bertrand's award-winning novel for young adults is finally available in Spanish! A dramatic and realistic contemporary no...vel... about a Latino boy struggling to grow into manhood and somehow make the right choices in the absence of adult guidance. - Booklist read more
This new middle-grade graphic novel series features an interactive pick-a-path storyline, full of puzzles, treasures, fantasy crea...tures, and gameplay you can enjoy again and again! Cast spells, solve puzzles, rack up sparkling stars, and train your own magical pet in this chooseable-path comic book! In the story, Snow White is worried about her seven cousins, who work in the Heigh-Ho mine. They haven’t come home from work, and she wants you to find them. You’ll need a healthy appetite for adventure—and your magical pet—to track down the missing men and put a stop to the nefarious forces lurking in the forest. Each panel in the story offers one or more possibilities for your next move. Plus a handy Quest Tracker lets you record your victories, note your hard-won prizes, and take care of your pet, making this a book you play just like a game. Solve your way to success or find yourself bewitched in a trap...Everything depends on your decisions because the main character is you! read more
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid ...strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful?and very awkward?hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear?sometimes things she shouldn?t?but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become?El Deafo, Listener for All.? And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she?s longed for. read more
This exquisite graphic novel adaptation of Philippa Pearce’s Carnegie Medal–winning Tom’s Midnight Garden reimagines a beloved cla...ssic in a new, full-color format. With stunning art from award-winning graphic artist Edith, readers will be swept up in this transcendent story of friendship. When Tom’s brother gets sick, Tom’s shipped off to spend what he’s sure will be a boring summer with his aunt and uncle in the country. But then Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hall chime thirteen times, and he’s transported back to an old garden where he meets a mysterious girl named Hatty. Tom returns to the garden every night to have adventures with Hatty, who grows a little older with each visit. As the summer comes to an end, Tom realizes he wants to stay in the midnight garden with Hatty forever. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Tom’s Midnight Garden is a classic of children’s literature and a deeply satisfying time-travel mystery. This stunning graphic novel adaptation from award-winning French artist Edith transforms Philippa Pearce’s story into an engaging visual adventure. read more
Also known as Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, the manga version of the coming-of-age novel that inspired two films! In this deeply movin...g first-person story, an introverted high school boy finds his classmate’s diary—and learns her biggest secret. Yamauchi Sakura is dying from a pancreatic disease and now he is the only one person outside her family to know the truth. The last thing the boy wants is to be her friend, but Sakura’s cheerful demeanor and their shared secret draw them together in this heartrending tale of friendship and mortality. read more
Una chica convencida de no casarse. Un soldado desesperado por demostrar su valía. Un reino al borde de la guerra. La nueva trilog...ía de fantasía que está triunfando en Estados Unidos. Con una lengua afilada y un temperamento indisciplinado, Salvia no es precisamente lo que se espera de una dama, lo que no le supone ningún problema. Cuando la consideran no apta para el matrimonio, tiene que aprender de la mano de una casamentera, junto a otras jóvenes damas, cómo ser la jovencita perfecta. El único fin es que acabe contrayendo matrimonio en una alianza política. Pero Salvia sabe que tiene que estar siempre alerta, así que escucha las conversaciones de sus compañeras y de los soldados que las escoltan para enterarse de las verdades que ocultan. Cuando la escolta militar de las damas siente un levantamiento político, Salvia es reclutada por un intrépido militar para infiltrarse en las filas enemigas. Cuanto más descubre como espía, menos segura está de en quién confiar...Salvia se ve en atrapada en la representación más importante de toda su vida: de su actuación dependerá el destino del reino. ¿Podrá ser la espía que todos esperan? English Description In a historically inspired fantasy realm, the apprentice to a matchmaker becomes a spy for the army to uncover a treasonous plot and finds herself entangled in a romance with a soldier. "One of the most hotly anticipated young adult fantasy reads of 2017.".-Bustle "An action-packed, expertly plotted story, drenched in double crosses and intrigue, with an irresistible heroine and a sweet and sexy romance.".-Publishers Weekly, starred review An obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war. What makes her unfit to be a lady, makes her a brilliant spy-but can she spot another? With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady-which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls-and on the soldiers escorting them. As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust-and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom. With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, Erin Beaty's YA novel, The Traitor’s Kiss, is a classic story with an espionage twist. read more
La novela grfica de Una arruga en el tiempo, un clsico de la literatura fantstica, una obra de culto que ha inspirado pelculas com...o Interestellar y series como Lost. Una de las obras clave para entender el juego entre realidad, fsica cuntica y filosofa. Una joya de la ciencia ficcin. Una noche de tormenta, Meg, su madre y su hermano pequeo -que es un prodigio de las matemticas- estn sentados a la mesa cuando una extraa anciana llama a la puerta. Dice que ha llegado arrastrada por el viento a travs de un teseracto. Una arruga en el tiempo. Arrastrada por el viento? Una arruga? Acaso puede doblegarse la realidad que conocemos? ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, now a major motion picture."Know somebody who hasn't met Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who or Mrs Which? Larson's colorful panels bring Madeleine L'Engle's brilliant time-travel favorite to life in an exciting new way. This is page-turning eye candy of the highest order." James Patterson The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three MrsWho, Whatsit, and Whichthe memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery Award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. In the graphic novel, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters, like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for delighting old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is now a major motion picture from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. read more
Ce nouvel épisode nous ramène à Alger. Le rabbin Sfar et son cousin l'imam Sfar devisent sur leurs différences qu'ils pensent inco...nciliables. Pourtant, lorsque la mosquée est inondée, le rabbin et l'imam s'entendent pour que les musulmans puissent, le temps des travaux, prier à la synagogue. Pendant ce temps, le chat du rabbin traverse des moments difficiles : non seulement Zlabya a mis au monde un adorable bébé, ce qui le plonge dans une profonde jalousie, mais, pour ne rien arranger, des chatons se sont réfugiés dans la synagogue... Comment de petits chats étrangers peuvent-ils avoir l'audace de boire son lait ? read more
Winner of the Aspekte Literature Prize for Best Debut Novel and Finalist for the German Book Award We've all got two families: the... one we're born with, and the one we choose ourselves. Heiko hasn't finished high school. His father is an alcoholic. His mother left. His housemate organizes illegal dogfights. He works in his uncle's gym, one frequented by bikers and skinheads. He definitely isn't one of society's winners, but he has his chosen family, the pack of soccer hooligans he's grown up with. His uncle is the leader, and gradually Heiko has risen in the ranks, until he's recognized in the stands of his home team and beyond the stadium walls, where, after the game, he and his gang represent their city in brutal organized brawls with hooligans from other localities. Philipp Winkler's stunning, widely acclaimed novel won the prize for best debut and was a finalist for the most prestigious German book award. It offers an intimate, devastating portrait of working-class, post-industrial urban life on the fringes and a universal story about masculinity in the twenty-first century, with a protagonist whose fear of being left behind has driven him to extremes. Narrated with lyrical authenticity by Heiko himself, it captures the desperation and violence that permeate his world, along with the yearning for brotherhood. read more
Max has a big problem when he starts middle school: a bully named Doug keeps stuffing him in his locker. Everything would be diffe...rent if only Max could be a hero like in his beloved comic books. read more
Thomas Pavitte combines the fun of connect-the-dots with the thrill of the best comic book characters. Get ready to draw 19 Marvel... superheroes, plus an additional image of a confrontation between Iron Man and Captain America composed of 1,700 dots. read more
La novela que recrea la apasionante juventud de la reina Victoria de Inglaterra, por la creadora de la serie televisiva Victoria. ...En 1837, con apenas 18 años, Victoria se despierta una mañana para descubrir que su tío ha muerto y ella va a convertirse en reina de la nación más poderosa del planeta. Pero ¿logrará ser una monarca de pleno derecho o solo una marioneta en manos de familiares intrigantes y ambiciosos políticos? ¿Podrá imponerse en un mundo de hombres que creen que las mujeres son demasiado inestables para reinar? Todos pretenden casarla con su primo, el príncipe Alberto, pero Victoria no tiene ninguna intención de acceder a un matrimonio de conveniencia. Prefiere gobernar sola y disfrutar de la compañía del primer ministro, el brillante Lord Melbourne, el único que la hace reír y que cree que de verdad llegará a ser una gran reina. Aunque la visita del príncipe Alberto está en marcha, ella ya ha decidido que es aburrido e insoportable porque así lo recuerda de su infancia. Después de todo la reina sabe lo quiere... O quizá aún no. English Description National Bestseller Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin--creator and writer of the new Pbs Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter--brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, richly to life in this magnificent novel. Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Despite her age, however, the young queen is no puppet. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name. "I do not like the name Alexandrina," she proclaims. "From now on I wish to be known only by my second name, Victoria." Next, people say she must choose a husband. Everyone keeps telling her she’s destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously. On June 19th, 1837, she was a teenager. On June 20th, 1837, she was a queen. Daisy Goodwin’s impeccably researched and vividly imagined new book brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before. read more