Midnight Tweedle is Zhang Lijie´s personal portrait of China´s complex cultural and political history. Juxtaposing diverse and seemingly unrelated images with a collage technique, Lijie explores the depths of Chinese collective memory in a process she describes as ´´whispering to herself ... to understand where we come from and where we are going.´´ This book combines materials as varied as found and original photos, posters, illustrations and even a meal ticket from the planned economy time which Lijie either collected from antique markets, newspapers and the Internet, or created herself. Here smiling families and uniformed civilians during the Cultural Revolution mingle with key historical figures such as the Empress Dowager Cixi and Mao Zedong, all interspersed by recent landscapes and photos as unexpected as a still life of mangoes. Lijie believes that ´´all kinds of identities and labels are nothing but fragments of history,´´ and in this book she creates a new whole from these pieces.
The bullet tore through 900 meters before the ejected shell casing even hit the ground. Splitting thick blond hairs with enormous energy, it introduced itself to Sven Olagssen and valiantly rushed out the other side of his head, exploding into thousands of unidentifiable little pieces - just as designed. Agent Stone calmly pulled his head back from his sniper scope. His senses were on full alert now. Red-billed blue Mmagpies were chirping to each other and showing off their bright colors; nearby an occasional bulbul would interrupt them with an anxious tweedle, and osmanthus flowers filled the air with their intoxicatingly sweet scent. For some, death was a disturbing and haunting reality. For others, it was something never witnessed or spoken of. For Trey Stone, the death of his targets meant many others would live. He had no problem falling asleep that night to the humming engines of the CIA yacht…until a phone call spun his life around and drew him into a dark and very personal war. If you like Tom Clancy, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Daniel Silva, or Ward Larsen, then you will love Conrad Brasso! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Conrad Brasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121246/bk_acx0_121246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.