Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India´s independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ´midnight´s children´ all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem´s story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.
The iconic masterpiece of India that introduced the world to ´´a glittering novelist-one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling´´ (The New Yorker) WINNER OF THE BEST OF THE BOOKERS ? SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time ? The twenty-fifth anniversary edition, featuring a new introduction by the author Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India´s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India´s 1,000 other ´´midnight´s children,´´ all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people-a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight´ s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
DescriptionTwenty-two classic songs, specially arranged for E flat and B flat saxophones, with chord symbols so your friends can play along! Turn down the lights, relax and enjoy this great selection of cool late-night songs.SonglistBaker StreetBlues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol´ Me)Cry Me A RiverDesafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)Don´t Dream Of Anybody But Me (Li´l Darlin´)For All We KnowIn A Sentimental MoodJust The Two Of UsLearnin´ The BluesLullaby Of BirdlandMeditation (Meditacao)Midnight SunMoonlight Becomes YouOne For My Baby (And One More For The Road)Recado Bossa Nova (The Gift)Round MidnightSmoke Gets In Your EyesSolitaireSomewhere In TimeStars Fell On AlabamaStrangers In The NightTeach Me TonightThe Best Is Yet To ComeThe Lady Sings The BluesWonderful Tonight
The Whiting Award-winning author of the story collection Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing delivers her enchanting debut novel, set in 1916 Tennessee: a rich and rewarding tale of two flawed yet endearing grifters who pursue women, wealth, and a surprisingly valuable commodity for the troops in Europe: mules. A middle-aged Irish immigrant, Billy has a gift for illusion - making damaged objects look new. His companion, Charles, the smooth-tongued teenage son of a prostitute, is a natural salesman, just like the mythical father he´s never met. Longtime horse traders and partners, they´ve recently turned their talents to trading mules. But in the summer of 1916, these seasoned grifters skilled in the art of the underhanded deal have just been swindled themselves. They´re saddled with the one thing they may not be able to unload: a gorgeous, murderous black mare named The Midnight Cool. Charles should have listened to Catherine, the beautiful, rebellious daughter of Leland Hatcher, the richest man in Richfield, Tennessee, and the former owner of The Midnight Cool. The horse would be worth a fortune - if she weren´t a verified man-killer who attacks on sight. Charles and Billy are rooted in this muggy town until they can miraculously retrain their recalcitrant mare, and in the shadow of the growing inevitability of war, their bond begins to fray. Falling in love with Catherine - and under the spell of the deceitful, wealthy Leland, the vision of himself he´d like to be - Charles pulls away from the older man. Despite their growing distance, Billy and Charles find their business thriving when the war in Europe pushes the demand for mules sky-high and the United States enters the fight. But when a trade goes terribly wrong, Charles is forced to reevaluate his allegiance to his country, the moral implications of his lifestyle, his relationship with Catherine, and, ultimately, his mysterious and surprisingly deep connection to Billy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005714/bk_harp_005714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Simone Van Der Vlugt comes her European best-selling novel of a young woman´s rise as a painter in Holland´s Golden Age - perfect for fans of The Miniaturist, Tulip Fever, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. Amsterdam, 1654: Against the backdrop of Holland´s Golden Age, a dangerous secret threatens to destroy a young widow´s new life. Following the sudden death of her husband, 25-year-old Catrin leaves her small village and takes a job as a housekeeper to the successful Van Nulandt merchant family. Amsterdam is a city at the peak of its powers: Science and art are flourishing in the Golden Age, and Dutch ships bring back exotic riches from the Far East. Madam Van Nulandt passes her time taking expensive painting lessons from a local master, Rembrandt van Rigin, and when Catrin takes up a brush to finish some of her mistress´ work, Rembrandt realizes the maid has genuine talent and encourages her to continue. When a figure from her past threatens her new life, Catrin flees to the smaller city of Delft. There, her gift as a painter earns her a chance to earn a living painting pottery at a local workshop. Slowly, the workshop begins to develop a new type of pottery to rival fancy blue-on-white imported Chinese porcelain - and the graceful and coveted Delft Blue designs she creates help revolutionize the industry. But when tragedy strikes, Catrin must decide whether to defend her newfound independence or return to the village that she´d fled. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007559/bk_harp_007559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cherry Blossom Eine Handvoll der frischesten Frühlingsblüten, die jeden Raum in fröhliches Rosa tauchen. Midnight Jasmine Ein verführerisches, üppiges Parfüm aus Wasserjasmin, süßem Geißblatt, Neroli und Mandarinenblüte. Summer Peach Reife, sonnenverwöhnte, frisch gepflückte Pfirsiche, die nur darauf warten, dass man hineinbeißt. Shea Butter Verwöhnen Sie sich mit diesem cremig-zarten Duft mit wunderschönen Fruchtblüten-Akzenten. Lavender Der edle Duft von Lavendel und Heidekraut wirkt beruhigend.