By John Searles
It truly is June 1971. Dominick Pindle, a tenderhearted yet aimless Massachusetts teen, spends his nights riding round along with his mom and dragging his wayward father out of bars. overdue one night, Dominick's seek places him face-to-face withhis father's seductive mistress, Edie Kramer. immediately in lust, he starts off a forbidden dating with this gorgeous, mysterious lady. earlier than lengthy, notwithstanding, their erotic entanglement ends up in a stunning demise, and Dominick discovers that the mummy he betrayed concealed secrets and techniques as darkish and damaging as his own.
Charged with the exhilarating narrative velocity of a mystery and set in the course of a sophisticated and explosive period, Boy nonetheless Missing is the severely acclaimed debut novel from John Searles. It renders a deeply affecting portrait of a boy whose passage into maturity proves as complicated and impassioned because the heritage that unfolds earlier than his eyes.
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Publisher: Books we like Ltd.
Publication Date: 2013-06-27
Number of Pages: 286
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This is the tale of a sixteen-year-old American lady who's orphaned whilst her father dies and she or he is shipped to stay together with her English uncle. regrettably he falls out of style with the king and is killed. this is often the place she meets Adrien who saves her from a dire destiny through taking her to Holland to dwell along with her mother's sisters. They sail to Java at the similar send, yet Rommel and Adrien are fated to be torn aside repeatedly. She has simply her braveness and her good looks to maintain her alive-and her very unlikely love for Adrien. He by no means supplies up looking for her, even after she is kidnapped via a chinese language pirate and brought to Amoy. He'll desire all his skill as a swordsman to outlive lengthy adequate to rescue her.
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The Comparatist’s Disease These days I am a more or less inaudible stutterer, or stammerer. ” But I do talk the talk (inwardly). ”52 I am a professor of comparative literature with a concomitant intellectual interest in at least three types of verbal substitution typical among stutterers. First, there is translational or interlinguistic synonymy, whereby a word in one language passes for a word in another language. When growing up in bilingual Montréal, I used bilingual synonymy as a means to avoid stuttering.
Going to be a p-p-p-poppa! A p-p-p-pater! 62 Third, there is the personal substitution, whereby one person, who seems fluently articulate, speaks for another person, who seems silent. Sometimes a stutterer will seek out a persona to substitute for himself as speaker. As an example, consider the story of the stutterer Moses and his articulate brother Aaron. Throughout their multilingual careers, Mo- P R E A M B U L AT I O N S 23 ses is the ventriloquist; Aaron, who apparently speaks only a single language, but that one well, is Moses’ dummy.
67 There are often material consequences to a stutterer’s choosing to say one word instead of another. For example, the stutterer sometimes gets one thing instead of another. In their didactic novel —And the Stutterer Talked (1938), Abraham Kanter and Abe Kohn describe the sort of giveand-take event that most adult stutterers recall from childhood: One morning [the mother of the novel’s hero, Billy] sent him for lemons, and he returned with a purchase of oranges. Why, she wanted to know, did he bring oranges instead of lemons?