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As the owner of a flourishing Latin American crafts boutique, Karina Strauss should be basking in her success. Instead she’s worried about her troubled sister, the girlfriend — and prisoner — of drug lord Carlos Moreno. Kari wants no part of that life, but when she helps a friend cross into the US illegally, two men on opposite sides of the law take notice: Moreno and Adam Cortez, the border protection officer. Kari’s drug cartel connections bring back the demons of his past.
An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home — and himself in it — may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from.
As Frank revisits memories, he discovers a courage he thought he would never possess again.
A House for Mr Biswas
Born the ‘wrong way’ and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met with calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. It is a masterful evocation of a man’s quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad.
Using Critical Theory
Explaining both why theory is important and how to use it, Lois Tyson introduces students of literature to this often daunting area in a friendly and approachable style. The new edition of this book is clearly structured with chapters based on major theories that students are expected to cover in their studies.
Comprehensive, easy to use, and fully updated throughout, Using Critical Theory is the ideal first step for students beginning degrees in literature, composition and cultural studies.
The Practice of Diplomacy
In this revised edition of a classic text, The Practice of Diplomacy takes the reader on a fascinating journey through time and space. In vivid narrative, the authors trace the historic roots of current diplomatic practices, such as conference diplomacy and summitry. This well established textbook includes usefully illustrated new material on issues like climate change, tracks diplomatic actors and reflects the changes in diplomatic practice wrought by the IT revolution.