'How old is the girl? What's her name?' 'She is eleven years old. Her name is
Tania.' Du Maurier was impassive. He was making them work for it. 'Is there a pic
of the girl?' 'No photographs.' A chorus of voices raised themselves in protest.
Author: Peter May
Publisher: Hachette UK
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY, CAST IRON, AND I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE** **PETER MAY: OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD** Can evil be unmasked before it's too late . . . ? A REPORTER WITH NO FEAR 1979. Jaded Edinburgh journalist Neil Bannerman is sent to Europe, intent on digging up dirt. Yet it is danger he discovers, when two British men are found murdered. A CHILD WITH NO FATHER One victim is a journalist, the other a Cabinet Minister: the double-assassination witnessed by the former's autistic daughter. This girl recalls every detail about her father's killer - except for one. THE MAN WITH NO FACE With those around him rocked by the tragedy, Bannerman is compelled to follow his instincts. He is now fighting to expose a murderous conspiracy, protect a helpless child, and unmask a remorseless killer. LOVED THE MAN WITH NO FACE? Read Peter May's newly reissued thriller, THE NOBLE PATH LOVE PETER MAY? Order his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH
"And there was a girl who lived down the way who could play ball as good as any
of us and who would punch you right in your face if she thought you were treating
her like a girl. They were my friends, the ones I played with and shared stories ...
Author: David Seaburn
Publisher: Savant Books and Publications
When eleven-year-old Jackie meets every kid's greatest nightmare--disfigured hermit Charlie No Face--his life is changed forever. A coming of age story in which a misunderstood recluse and a young boy redeem each other's lives through a most unlikely friendship.
I couldn't help but feel a little uneasy as I recalled the smirk Brian sent my way
when he got into the truck behind Amy. It was almost as if he was saying “So this
is the girl you care about. Now watch.” I didn't like the fact that he was sitting next
Author: Brandon Krogel
No Face by emerging writer Brandon Krogel is a ten-year memoir, spanning the stunning second decade of his life. He describes the events of that decade, many of which intensely tragic, with self-deprecating humor and a great deal of insight, making No Face a soulful read. It is a story of loss, trauma, defeat, and, in the end, of resiliency and triumph of the human spirit. Margaret Atwood wrote that writing has to do with a desire, or even a compulsion to enter something dark, and to bring that darkness out to the light. Krogel has done just that. He has entered the darkness of depression, loss, and addiction, and he has illuminated it for us, his readers, bringing out into the light experiences that are extraordinary. Gerda Wever, PhD, editor
She sucked her teeth and rolled her eyes at him, and the smile he had on his
face slid right off. He walked off without saying ... I was some girl with no name. I
was some girl with no face. I was just some girl in a dream he ain't even
Author: Marita Golden
Publisher: Broadway Books
A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising stars. Not since Terry McMillan’s Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. A stellar collection of works from more than fifty hot names in fiction, Gumbo represents remarkable synergy. Edited by bestselling luminaries Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, this collection spans new and previously published tales of love and luck, inspiration and violation, hip new worlds and hallowed heritage from voices such as: • Edwidge Danticat • Eric Jerome Dickey • Kenji Jasper • John Edgar Wideman • Terry McMillan • David Anthony Durham • Bertice Berry …and many, many more Also featuring original stories by Golden and Harris themselves, Gumbo heralds the debut of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for Published Black Writers (scheduled for October 2002), and all advances and royalties from the book will support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Combining authors with a variety of flavorful writing, Gumbo will have readers clamoring for second helpings.
Sometimes he talks about “the girl with no face” he often daydreams about.
Confused, James says he knows that this fantasy girl is his partner and that they'
re very much in love, butsbe bas noface. My son asked me ifI thought the girl in
Author: Linda Allone
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is the first thing weve done right with this kid, argued Dr. Epstein, after I challenged his decision to alter my sons course of treatment. Just listening to this world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon admit to all the negligent care that hurt James and trapped us in the hospital for months terrified me. As Dr. Epstein rambled on about finally being on the right track with Jamess care, I wondered if Id ever get my son out of this hospital alive. This unimaginable nightmare all began in August 1982 when my youngest son, James, was admitted to New York Cornell Hospital in Manhattan, New York. He was diagnosed and treated with radiation for a brainstem glioma (tumor). The doctors told us that James would probably die in less than a year. In 1985 James was admitted to NYU Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, for what the doctors said was a recurrence of his brain disease. James was expected to undergo one surgery to remove the tumor and return home in seven to ten days. As a result of repeated mistakes by doctors, nurses, and physical therapists, James was forced to undergo eight surgeries, including one surgery that was performed without our knowledge or consent. Nine months later, my son was discharged from NYU Medical Center, permanently injured and totally disabled. Sixteen years later we discovered that James never had a brainstem tumor. Living Scared begins as a heart-wrenching memoir but quickly develops into a hard-hitting expos that probes indifference, complacent attitudes, reckless behavior, incompetence, eroding ethics, descending standards of practice, and widespread corruption in medicine. Medical Negligence Is A National Crisis Screaming newspaper headlinesdoctor operates on the wrong leg! or surgical instrument left inside patient!have become a commonplace occurrence as medical negligence spreads pervasively throughout our nation. What once was so shocking to people now hardly raises an eyebrow because allowed behavior has become accepted behavior. Sadly, we have no one to blame for this atrocity but ourselves because our society has come to accept the avoidable mistakes that occur in all hospitals as human error, and thats wrong. An estimated 100,000 people die from hospital infections every year. Another 100,000 people die from medical negligence. Some 1.5 million people a year are injured as a result of medication mistakes. Hospitals rarely blame doctors or nurses for the medical mistakes that occur in hospitals. More often than not, hospital administrators invariably blame the system each time a patient is injured or killed as a result of a medical mistake. Disciplinary action against the doctor or nurse involved is rarely executed. An example of this: Chief Executive Sam Odle of Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis said, Whenever something like this happens [regarding a medication mix-up that killed three infants on September 23, 2006], it is not an individual responsibility; its an institutional responsibility. The truth is, human negligence is often responsible for a majority of the mistakes that occur in hospitals; but hospital administrators will never admit to this fact. Instead, they shrewdly manipulate the public and minimize public outrage by blaming the system each time a patient dies as a result of medical negligence. This strategy works very well because the system is intangible, and people dont seem to get as fired up when the system fails, as opposed to a living, breathing human who failed to do their job and was responsible for the death of a patient. This nationwide crisis, approaching epidemic proportions, has prompted the U.S. government to issue a warning to all hospitals to clean up their act after a national survey showed that 47 percent of Americans were directly affected, or knew of someone af
Then Jamie realized it wasn't turned; she had no face, strafing bullets had made
off with it, made it blend with the dark compost of the earthy ditch. The other little
girl lay staring at the sky, face cold and sweet, eyes filmed, delicate eyebrows ...
Author: Tracy Groot
2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Fiction category) England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright—a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action. Across the Channel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call—piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth. The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle.
Maybe, if it really was a girl's ghost looking out that window, she didn't plan to
stay. ... It still looks like a little girl— a little girl in a blue dress who has no face. No
face at all. "I'm 9o percent sure it was just some sort of optical trick," Fender says.
Author: Sam Stall
Publisher: Quirk Books
It's a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here. But they were wrong. This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ’burbs—from corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing persons, bizarre apparitions, and worse. Consider: • The Soccer Mom’s Secret. Meet Melinda Raisch of Columbus, Ohio. She’s the wife of a dentist. A mother of three. A PTA member. And she has enough murderous secrets to fill a minivan. • Noise Pollution. More than 100 residents of Kokomo, Indiana, claim their small town is under attack by a low-pitched humming sound that erodes health and sanity. Too bad they’re the only ones who can hear it. • Death Takes a Holiday inn. There’s nothing more reassuring than a big chain hotel in a quaint small town—unless it’s the Holiday Inn of Grand Island, New York, where you’ll spend the night with the spirit of a mischievous little girl. So lock your doors, dim the lights, and prepare to stay up all night with this creepy collection of true tales. We promise you’ll never look at white picket fences the same way again!
... I knew, and Judas, whom I knew, that I shall be able to give you (perhaps) a
little of Surplice, whom I did not know. ... girl fine girl—Japanese girl cleanest girl
of the world—Spanish girl all right–English girl no good, no face—everywhere ...
Author: E.E. Cummings
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A high-energy romp, the poet's prose memoir recounts his military service in World War I, when a comedy of errors led to his unjust arrest and imprisonment for treason.
“He's saying, 'No, Perry, no. Don't do it, Perry,'” said Jane, watching him carefully.
“He's saying, 'You're a liar, Perry; I know the truth.'” “I see.” Perry turned and
stared out the window again. “Why would my father say things like that, Perry?
Author: Charles Mathes
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Charles Mathes has impressed readers with his inventive series of "Girl" stand-alones in which a different female heroine must uncover a dark secret about her family's past. In this fourth addition to the series, Mathes brings readers Jane Sailor, a young woman who choreographs stage combat for theatrical productions.She is working at a regional repertory company when she gets an ominous phone call urging her to return to New York: something has happened to her father. Jane has been expecting this call for years. Aaron Sailor was a promising painter before he fell down the stairs of their Soho loft. He has been in a coma for the past eight years, and the doctors have made it clear that there is no chance for recovery.This phone call from the nursing home can only mean one thing. But her father is not dead, Jane learns to her surprise. Still unconscious, he has suddenly begun to speak. What he says is as baffling as it is upsetting. "No, Perry, don't do it. No, Perry, no." Were these the last words that Aaron spoke before his head was smashed on the vestibule floor? Could his fall perhaps have not been an accident? And who was Perry? Searching through her father's old papers Jane stumbles across a name she has never heard before. Perry Mannerback turns out to be an eccentric billionaire who spends his time giving away money and collecting rare clocks. Jane goes to work for him, hoping to find some answers, but instead discovers the real question: Will she get out of this alive? From the high stakes world of New York City art galleries to the underbelly of London's antique trade to the puzzling attentions of an international financier, Jane follows the trail of a killer as Charles Mathes takes his readers on another dazzling adventure.
This woman name Virgin-wise. She no face got one time, then she got face other
time. Maybe face of your mother maybe face of your girlfriend maybe face of your
granny maybe anyone face. She no got body then she body have like beauty ...
Author: Albert Wendt
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This early collection of eight short stories and a novella is vintage Wendt. Stories convey the unease of traditional island community caught up in the rapid changes of the modern world. Wendt writes with enviable directness and with deep feeling: comedy and tragedy are often hard to distinguish as his characters struggle to come to terms with their changing world.
“No,” Trisha whispered. “No, don't, please. I don't want to see.” The blackrobe
paid no attention. It pushed back its hood. There was no face there, only a
misshapen head made of wasps. They crawled over each other, jostling and
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From international bestseller Stephen King, a classic story that engages our emotions on the most primal level, a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm but aglow with a girl’s indomitable spirit. What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn’t like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic. The brochure promised a “moderate-to-difficult” six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother Pete and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls. Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number thirty-six, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.
When I smacked the floor and let out a screeching cry, all anyone could see was
the semitransparent umbilical cord. The poor guy ... They wanted a glimpse of the
girl with no face, but my dad's people made sure that didn't happen. He made ...
Author: Natalie Whipple
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Fiona is invisible, and her dad - an infamous crime lord - will stop at nothing to control her power. High school is hard when you're invisible. Fiona McClean hates her family, has had to move to a new school and seems to be completely invisible to the boy she likes. So far so normal, right? But Fiona really is invisible. She doesn't even know what colour her own hair is. Born into a world where Cold War anti-radiation pills have caused genetic mutations, Fiona is forced to work for her mind-controlling mobster father as the world's most effective thief. When her father announces she must become a murdering assassin, Fiona and her telekinetic mother make a break for freedom. Running to a small Arizonian town, Fiona finds that playing at 'normal life' with a mother on the edge, a brother she can't trust, and a boy who drives her crazy is as impossible as escaping her father.
the mom looked great with a little more shadowing, so I turned her body into the
shadow side of the frame and brought her face back just enough for the look I
wanted. the girl, who looked best with flatter lighting, was chaPter eIght Studio ...
Author: Jeff Smith
Publisher: Amherst Media
The face is the most important part of any portrait—but there are over seven billion unique faces on this planet and no single approach that will flatter every one of them. In this book, acclaimed photo-educator Jeff Smith shows you how to rise to the challenge. Step-by-step lessons show you how to customize every aspect of the portrait to emphasize your client’s best features through careful posing and conscious placement of each light source. Simple fixes are also included to disguise common issues like double chins, larger noses, protruding ears, and uneven eyes—along with tips for slimming the face, enhancing symmetry, and de-emphasizing signs of aging. Before and after images are provided throughout, making it easy to master each skill and begin creating portraits that practically sell themselves.
By dint of taking an interest in everything, the Parisian ends up being interested
in nothing. Since no emotion predominates on his worn-out face, it turns grey as
the walls of the houses, which have accumulated every kind of dust and smoke.
Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Melville House
When the night came, he went to the meeting-place, and quietly let himself be blindfolded. Raw as Honoré de Balzac is famed to be, this daring novella—never before published as a stand-alone book—is perhaps the most outlandish thing he ever wrote. While still concerned with the depiction of the underside of Parisian life, as is most of Balzac’s oeuvre, The Girl with the Golden Eyes considers not the working lives of the poor, but the sex lives of the upper crust. In a nearly boroque rendering with erotically charged details as well as lush and extravagant language, The Girl with the Golden Eyes tells the story of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth century Paris caught up in an amorous entanglement with a mysterious beauty. His control slipping, incest, homosexuality, sexual slavery, and violence combine in what was then, and still remains, a shocking and taboo-breaking work. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
... Harree The Hollander,whom I knew,and Judas,whom I knew,that Ishall be
ableto give you(perhaps)a little of Surplice ... fine girl—Japanese girl cleanest of
the world—Spanish girl all right—English girl no good,no face—everywhere
Author: E. E. Cummings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
“Of all the work by young men who have sprung up since 1920 one book survives—The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald The most notable work of fiction from our most beloved modernist poet, The Enormous Room was one of the greatest—yet still not fully recognized— American literary works to emerge out of World War I. Drawing on E. E. Cummings’s experiences in France as a volunteer ambulance driver, this novel takes us through a series of mishaps that led to the poet’s being arrested for treason and imprisoned. Out of this trauma Cummings produced a work like no other—a story of oppression and injustice told with his characteristic linguistic energy and unflappable exuberance, which celebrates the spirit of the individual and offers a brave and brilliant opposition in the face of the inhumanity of war. Illustrated with drawings Cummings made while imprisoned in France and featuring an illuminating new introduction by Susan Cheever, this reissued edition offers a unique and multifaceted lens onto the inner life of the poet in his youth and demands recognition by a twenty-first-century readership.
There was no face for her to talk to, to soothe—even when it was a conversation,
or a prayer that she said only in her head. It was part of someone. It was also
evidence. Birdy wheeled the foot to her autopsy table. She made a mental note to
Author: Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
"OLSEN WILL SCARE YOU--AND YOU'LL LOVE IT." —Lee Child "YOU'LL SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON AFTER READING GREGG OLSEN." —Allison Brennan A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail--to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It's a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it's the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who's ready to kill again. . . Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels "Wickedly clever! Twisted." —Lisa Gardner "Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners." —Seattle Times "Grabs you by the throat." —Kay Hooper “The fifth Waterman and Stark thriller from the very talented Gregg Olsen . . . it’s truly a great read.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
a charred hollow cave, her head burnt, just a scoured melon with no face. No
problems now . . . no anything. (the girl I knew had ridged layers) “Ancient
civilizations on earth?” a casual attitude, an uncaring approach, stupid and
Author: David White
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
As in Rimbauds The Drunken Boat, Empire of Light will take you down a stream of consciousness stream in a rudderless boat to experience visions of ruin and beauty. This book explores a peculiarly American landscape of magnificence and decay, reveling in nightmarish and dreamlike events. The world of Empire of Light will fascinate you.