Such A Dark Thing

Such a Dark Thing PDF
Author: M. Jess Peacock
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878189
Size: 49.35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 168
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Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

Things To Do When You Re Goth In The Country

Things to Do When You re Goth in the Country PDF
Author: Chavisa Woods
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609807464
Size: 21.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Nominated for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Fiction "Darkly funny and brilliantly human, urgently fantastical and implacably realistic. This is one of the best short story collections I've read in years. It should be required reading for anyone who's trying to understand America in 2017." —Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean The eight stories in Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country paint a vivid image of people living on the fringes in America, people who don't do what you might expect them to. Not stories of triumph over adversity, but something completely other. Described in language that is brilliantly sardonic, Woods's characters return repeatedly to places where they don't belong—often the places where they were born. In "Zombie," a coming-of-age story like no other, two young girls find friendship with a mysterious woman in the local cemetery. "Take the Way Home That Leads Back to Sullivan Street" describes a lesbian couple trying to repair their relationship by dropping acid at a Mensa party. In "A New Mohawk," a man in romantic pursuit of a female political activist becomes inadvertently much more familiar with the Palestine/Israel conflict than anyone would have thought possible. And in the title story, Woods brings us into the mind of a queer goth teenager who faces ostracism from her small-town evangelical church. In the background are the endless American wars and occupations and too many early deaths of friends and family. This is fiction that is fresh and of the moment, even as it is timeless.

A Man Of High Character

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Author: Mitchell White
Publisher: Mitchell White
ISBN: 1711791423
Size: 54.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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The call of a Christian is to aim for righteousness, yet so few of us ask, “What is right? What is the ideal that we ought to aim for?” Ecclesiastes states there is a time for all things: “A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing…a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” Yet, it is a rare man who will dare to ask, “When should I love and when should I hate? When should I forgive and when should I go to war?” Most prefer the simplicity of always choosing one, but the Christian is committed to pursuing righteousness. This book is a fierce dive into the depths of righteousness. It is not for those who prefer simplicity and easy living, but for those who are willing to bear the responsibility of righteousness.

I Dwell In Possibility

I Dwell in Possibility PDF
Author: Toni McNaron
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558614176
Size: 44.12 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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"Represents a new generation of women's writing, one in which personal histories and maternal legacies are reclaimed in the context of a feminist consciousness of the effects of class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality on the individual life.... McNaron creates a vivid, moving, and memorable account of life and a person developing in, with, and against the times."--Nancy Porter, CALYX

Omega

Omega PDF
Author: SM Reine
Publisher: Red Iris Books
ISBN:
Size: 13.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Ten years ago, Deirdre Tombs died. When she was reborn the next day, Deirdre had become a shapeshifter who can’t shift shapes. Nobody knows what animal she’s supposed to be. She’s definitely not a werewolf. The Alpha, Rylie Gresham, can’t force her to transform like other members of her pack. Now Deirdre is considered an omega, the weakest shapeshifter in the pack—a vulnerable position when Everton Stark demands tribute from Rylie. He wants to be the dominant Alpha. The only Alpha. And he plans to make her pack submit whether they want to or not. Stark can make every shapeshifter obey him by force of will alone. Every shapeshifter except Deirdre. The shifter who can’t shift is the only hope for Rylie to win the war against Stark. It will take everything Deirdre has to survive undercover in his den. But can an omega’s will be stronger than that of a charismatic, deadly Alpha like Everton Stark?

Wish The World Away

Wish the World Away PDF
Author: Sean Body
Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780946719204
Size: 18.46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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Through unrestricted access to Mark Eitzel himself, former band members, associates and friends, Sean Body has built up a portrait of an artist tortured by his own demons, yet redeemed by the aching beauty of his songs."Wish The World Away is an insightful quote-drenched post-mortem on a band who recorded a slew of unbearably moving records before getting chewed up by the music biz machine."-Uncut Magazine

Bury Me Deep

Bury Me Deep PDF
Author: Megan Abbott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439101056
Size: 49.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Edgar Award–winning author and “reigning crown princess of noir” (Booklist) Megan Abbott reignites in Bury Me Deep the hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex, shifting loyalties, and dark perversions of power that marked a true-life case born of Depression-era Phoenix, reimagined here as a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire. By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles’s Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade. Inspired by this notorious true crime, Edgar®-winning author Megan Abbott’s novel Bury Me Deep is the story of Marion Seeley, a young woman abandoned in Phoenix by her doctor husband. At the medical clinic where she finds a job, Marion becomes fast friends with Louise, a vivacious nurse, and her roommate, Ginny, a tubercular blonde. Before long, the demure Marion is swept up in the exuberant life of the girls, who supplement their scant income by entertaining the town’s most powerful men with wild parties. At one of these events, Marion meets—and falls hard for—the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to all three women bring events to a dangerous collision. A story born of Jazz Age decadence and Depression-era desperation, Bury Me Deep—with its hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex and shifting loyalties—is a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire and the glimmer of redemption.

Anne Of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables PDF
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442457996
Size: 43.70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Anne Shirley is unforgettable, and this beautifully packaged edition of L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel is as memorable as its heroine. When Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, she surprises everyone: first of all, she’s a girl, even though Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew specifically asked for an orphan boy to help around the farm. And second of all, she’s not just any girl: she has bright red hair, a wild imagination, and can talk a mile a minute. But she also has a sweet disposition and quick wit, and Anne (with an “e” of course—it’s so much more distinguished!) soon finds her place in Avonlea, making a friend in her neighbor Diana Barry and attending the local school, where she spurns the advances of the popular and handsome Gilbert Blythe when he commits the ultimate sin of making fun of her hair. Anne has a temper as fiery as her hair and a knack for finding trouble, and she also has a big heart and a positive attitude that affects everyone she meets. This classic and beloved story makes a wonderful gift and keepsake.

A Dark And Broken Heart

A Dark and Broken Heart PDF
Author: R.J. Ellory
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409124169
Size: 37.32 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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How long can a man escape judgement? A dark and atmospheric thriller from the award-winning author of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS. It should have been easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred thousand dollars away from some thieves, and who could they go to for help? No one at all. Madigan is charming, effective, and knows how to look after himself. The only problem is that he's up to his neck in debt to the drug kingpin of Harlem. This one heist will free Madigan and finally give him a chance to get his life back on track. But things go wrong when Madigan is forced to kill his co-conspirators and a child is shot in the crossfire. Now both sides of the law are hunting him down, and the cop assigned to lead the case is the very last person he could have expected . . .

Winds From The Sea

Winds from the Sea PDF
Author: Charles Patrick
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411669029
Size: 65.44 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 43
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A collection of poems written as therapy for depression and anxiety.

The Burning

The Burning PDF
Author: Judy Allen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444905945
Size: 74.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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In the cottages around The Green sleeps a memory of long-dead hands that once wielded a terrible power. Now it is only slumbering, waiting for somewhere to feed and grow, someone to embrace its awesome power and turn it to new purposes. On the eve of Bonfire Night it is nudged to wakefulness: a stranger all the way from Canada on a quest for family history; friends Jan and Kate's sortie into a long-closed attic to find debris for the bonfire on The Green. This is a community holding an uneasy truce between tourist interest in legends of witchcraft and the terrible reality of a fire that burned scores of cottages and their inhabitants years before. Bonfire Night looms; objectors say there hasn't been a bonfire on The Green since The Fire and there shouldn't ever be again. The waking power feeds on the anxieties, puts out tendrils in search of a mind to sieze - and finds Jan. Into her hands will flow the deadly malevolence that once made The Burning. Into her mind will flow the hatred that once consumed everything ....

The Slavery Of Death

The Slavery of Death PDF
Author: Richard Beck
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630870994
Size: 29.98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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According to Hebrews, the Son of God appeared to "break the power of him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil--and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death." What does it mean to be enslaved, all our lives, to the fear of death? And why is this fear described as "the power of the devil"? And most importantly, how are we--as individuals and as faith communities--to be set free from this slavery to death? In another creative interdisciplinary fusion, Richard Beck blends Eastern Orthodox perspectives, biblical text, existential psychology, and contemporary theology to describe our slavery to the fear of death, a slavery rooted in the basic anxieties of self-preservation and the neurotic anxieties at the root of our self-esteem. Driven by anxiety--enslaved to the fear of death--we are revealed to be morally and spiritually vulnerable as "the sting of death is sin." Beck argues that in the face of this predicament, resurrection is experienced as liberation from the slavery of death in the martyrological, eccentric, cruciform, and communal capacity to overcome fear in living fully and sacrificially for others.

English Toss On Planet Andong A Dark Teaching Comedy

English Toss on Planet Andong  A Dark Teaching Comedy PDF
Author: Dave Franklin
Publisher: Baby Ice Dog Press
ISBN:
Size: 10.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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A biting black comedy that centres on three hopeless expat teachers in South Korea. Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to teach English as a foreign language. The fools. One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom. The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy... Packed with over the top characters, English Toss is a demented sitcom of a novel that revels in the extremes of expat dislocation. 'The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny.' - Groove Korea magazine 'Startlingly different.' - Australian Crime Fiction '...the writing has pace, and is hilarious in places. An expose on Korean culture on and ESL teaching this book is not. But as a simple black comedy, English Toss is worth reading.' - The Korea Herald