Haul livres Novembre 2020 part 3

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Aujourd’hui je reviens avec la troisième partie de mon haul livres de novembre qui pour le coup est massif !

Lonesome you
Park Wan-Suh

« Well before her death in 2011, Park Wan-Suh had established herself as a canonical figure in Korean literature. Her work—often based upon her own personal experiences, and showing keen insight into divisive social issues from the Korean partition to the position of women in Korean society—has touched readers for over forty years. In this collection, meditations upon life in old age come to the fore—at its best, accompanied by great beauty and compassion; at its worst by a cynicism that nonetheless turns a bitter smile upon the changing world. »

No longer human
Junji Ito

C’est une réécriture de No longer human / La déchéance d’un homme de Osamu Dazai version manga d’horreur.

« Nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche.
Mine has been a life of much shame.

I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.

Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm-in-arm with death.

Osamu Dazai’s immortal?and supposedly autobiographical?work of Japanese literature, is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo’s mental landscape into something even more delicate and grotesque. This is the ultimate in art by Ito, proof that nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche. »

Skyward volume 2 / Skyward 2 là où naissent les libellules
Joe Henderson

Synopsis du volume 1:

« Vingt ans plus tôt, la loi universelle de la gravitation a cessé soudainement de s’appliquer, entraînant des millions de personnes épouvantées aux confins du ciel.

Depuis, l’humanité s’est adaptée. Et qui n’a jamais rêvé de pouvoir voler, ou presque ? Pour Willa, née juste avant le G-Day, c’est la vie idéale. Du moins, c’est ce qu’elle croit. Car si un faux-pas pourrait lui faire quitter la surface de la Terre, une menace bien plus tangible s’approche d’elle à toute vitesse. »

Trail of lightning / La piste des éclairs
Rebecca Roanhorse

« L’apocalypse climatique a englouti la majeure partie du monde, mais Dinétah, l’ancienne réserve navajo, a connu une véritable renaissance. Les dieux et les héros des légendes ont pris vie… tout comme les monstres.

Maggie Hoskie est une chasseuse de monstres et une tueuse aux dons surnaturels, le dernier espoir d’une famille qui fait appel à elle pour retrouver une fillette disparue. Cependant, la créature qui a enlevé l’enfant n’est que l’une des pièces d’un vaste et terrifiant puzzle que Maggie va devoir résoudre pour protéger les innocents. À contrecœur, elle accepte l’aide de Kai Arviso, un homme-médecine peu conventionnel. Sillonnant la réserve, ils déterrent de vieilles légendes, s’acoquinent avec un personnage des plus louches et affrontent une magie des plus noires dans un monde dévasté à la technologie mourante.

Pour survivre, et découvrir ce qui se trame derrière ces disparitions, Maggie devra affronter son douloureux passé.

Bienvenue dans le Sixième Monde.« 

Unlocked / Le livre des secrets
Shannon Messenger

Synopsis du tome 1:

« Vous rêvez de visiter l’Atlantide ou la mythique cité de Shangri-la ?
Suivez le guide !

Depuis des années, Sophie sait qu’elle n’est pas comme tout le monde. Elle se sent à part à l’école, où elle n’a pas besoin d’écouter les cours pour comprendre. La raison ? Elle est dotée d’une mémoire photographique… Mais ce n’est pas tout : ce qu’elle n’a jamais révélé à personne, c’est qu’elle entend penser les autres comme s’ils lui parlaient à voix haute. Un casque vissé sur la tête pour empêcher ce bruit de fond permanent de la rendre folle, elle se promène un matin avec sa classe au musée d’Histoire naturelle quand un étrange garçon l’aborde.

Dès cet instant, la vie qu’elle connaissait est terminée : elle n’est pas humaine et doit abandonner son existence entière pour rejoindre un autre univers, qu’elle a quitté douze ans plus tôt. L’y attendent une pléiade de nouveaux condisciples, amis et ennemis, et une question obsédante : qui est-elle ? Pourquoi l’a-t-on cachée dans le monde des humains ? Pourquoi n’a-t-elle que des souvenirs partiels de son passé ? »

Refraction
Christopher HInz

« A loner cursed with a psychic power learns he was part of an illicit experiment as a baby and embarks on a perilous hunt to find those responsible.

If Aiden Manchester had to have a superpower, why couldn’t it be something useful? Like predicting the future? Or Jedi mind tricks? Instead, Aiden is afflicted with ‘manifestations’, mysterious balls of goo which materialise mid-air while he sleeps.

But then, Aiden learns he was a ‘Quiver Kid’, one of seven orphaned children drafted for an illicit experiment at Tau Nine-One. Setting out to find the perpetrators and his fellow victims, Aiden’s quest quickly turns lethal when he’s kidnapped by a maniacal Quiver Kid with a dark agenda.

As he uncovers the dangerous truth about his past, Aiden’s very essence is called into question. Will a hellish confrontation at Tau Nine-One reveal the ultimate purpose of the Quiver Kids? »

Such a fun age
Kiley Reid

« ‘A new literary star’ The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix’s desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know – about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. ______________ ‘Essential. This year’s hit debut’ Guardian ‘A biting tale of race and class’ Sunday Times ‘I couldn’t put this down’ Jojo Moyes ‘Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto. You really should read it, ASAP’ Stylist ‘About power dynamics, race, social commentary, and also why and how we are the woman we are’ Pandora Sykes ‘An extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour’ Daily Mail ‘A beautiful tale of how we live now’ Elizabeth Day A Reese Witherspoon and Zoella Book Club Pick A Sunday Times, Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, i, Daily Telegraph, Grazia and Evening Standard Summer Read »

The sun also rises / Le soleil se lève aussi
Ernest Hemingway

« Paris, années 1920. Jake Barnes, journaliste américain, retrouve la belle et frivole Lady Ashley, perdue dans une quête effrénée d’amants. Nous les suivons, s’abîmant dans l’alcool, des bars parisiens aux arènes espagnoles, en passant par les ruisseaux à truites des Pyrénées. Leurs compagnons, Robert Cohn, Michael Campbell, sont autant d’hommes à la dérive, marqués au fer rouge par la Première Guerre mondiale.
Dans un style limpide, d’une efficacité redoutable, Hemingway dépeint le Paris des écrivains de l’entre-deux-guerres et les fameuses fêtes de San Fermín. Ses héros, oscillant sans cesse entre mal de vivre et jouissance de l’instant présent, sont devenus les emblèmes de cette génération que Gertrude Stein qualifia de « perdue ». »

Green rider / Cavalier vert
Kristen Britain

« Karigan G’ladheon, jeune fille éprise d’aventure, s’enfuit après avoir été exclue de son école pour avoir défié en duel le fils d’un gouverneur de province. Elle croise alors un Cavalier Vert, l’un des légendaires messagers du roi qui lui demande dans un dernier souffle de porter un message à son souverain. Sans même prendre connaissance de la missive, elle fait le serment de la remettre en mains propres, scellant ainsi son destin, car elle est soudain magiquement investie de la mission qu’elle vient d’accepter : devenir un Cavalier Vert. Dès lors, traquée par des assassins au service d’un mystérieux sorcier, Karigan ne peut compter que sur sa fidèle monture et les mystérieux pouvoirs qu’elle va se découvrir… »

The children of red peak
Craig Dilouie

« David Young, Deacon Price, and Beth Harris live with a dark secret. As children, they survived a religious group’s horrific last days at the isolated mountain Red Peak. Years later, the trauma of what they experienced never feels far behind.
When a fellow survivor commits suicide, they finally reunite and share their stories. Long-repressed memories surface, defying understanding and belief. Why did their families go down such a dark road? What really happened on that final night?
The answers lie buried at Red Peak. But truth has a price, and escaping a second time may demand the ultimate sacrifice. »

In cold blood / De sang-froid
Truman Capote

« Il était midi au coeur du désert de Mojave. Assis sur une valise de paille, Perry jouait de l’harmonica. Dick était debout au bord d’une grande route noire, la Route 66, les yeux fixés sur le vide immaculé comme si l’intensité de son regard pouvait forcer des automobilistes à se montrer. Il en passait très peu, et nul d’entre eux ne s’arrêtait pour les auto-stoppeurs… Ils attendaient un voyageur solitaire dans une voiture convenable et avec de l’argent dans son porte-billets : un étranger à voler, étrangler et abandonner dans le désert. »

Riot baby
Tochi Onyebuchi

« Ella has a Thing. She sees a classmate grow up to become a caring nurse. A neighbor’s son murdered in a drive-by shooting. Things that haven’t happened yet. Kev, born while Los Angeles burned around them, wants to protect his sister from a power that could destroy her. But when Kev is incarcerated, Ella must decide what it means to watch her brother suffer while holding the ability to wreck cities in her hands.

Rooted in the hope that can live in anger, Riot Baby is as much an intimate family story as a global dystopian narrative. It burns fearlessly toward revolution and has quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience.

Ella and Kev are both shockingly human and immeasurably powerful. Their childhoods are defined and destroyed by racism. Their futures might alter the world. »

Kindle

Ces 6 nouvelles font partie de la collection Forward:

Ark
Veronica Roth

« On the eve of Earth’s destruction, a young scientist discovers something too precious to lose, in a story of cataclysm and hope by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy.

It’s only two weeks before an asteroid turns home to dust. Though most of Earth has already been evacuated, it’s Samantha’s job to catalog plant samples for the survivors’ unknowable journey beyond. Preparing to stay behind and watch the world end, she makes a final human connection.

As certain doom hurtles nearer, the unexpected and beautiful potential for the future begins to flower.

Veronica Roth’s Ark is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.« 

Emergency skin
N K Jemisin

« What will become of our self-destructed planet? The answer shatters all expectations in this subversive speculation from the Hugo Award–winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy.

An explorer returns to gather information from a climate-ravaged Earth that his ancestors, and others among the planet’s finest, fled centuries ago. The mission comes with a warning: a graveyard world awaits him. But so do those left behind—hopeless and unbeautiful wastes of humanity who should have died out ages ago. After all this time, there’s no telling how they’ve devolved. Steel yourself, soldier. Get in. Get out. And try not to stare.

N. K. Jemisin’s Emergency Skin is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.« 

Randomize
Andy Weir

« In the near future, if Vegas games are ingeniously scam-proof, then the heists have to be too, in this imaginative and whip-smart story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.

An IT whiz at the Babylon Casino is enlisted to upgrade security for the game of keno and its random-number generator. The new quantum computer system is foolproof. But someone on the inside is no fool. For once the odds may not favor the house—unless human ingenuity isn’t entirely a thing of the past.

Andy Weir’s Randomize is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.« 

Summer frost
Blaked Crouch

« A video game developer becomes obsessed with a willful character in her new project, in a mind-bending exploration of what it means to be human by the New York Times bestselling author of Recursion.

Maxine was made to do one thing: die. Except the minor non-player character in the world Riley is building makes her own impossible decision—veering wildly off course and exploring the boundaries of the map. When the curious Riley extracts her code for closer examination, an emotional relationship develops between them. Soon Riley has all new plans for her spontaneous AI, including bringing Max into the real world. But what if Max has real-world plans of her own?

Blake Crouch’s Summer Frost is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.« 

You have arrived at your destination
Amor Towles

« Nature or nurture? Neither. Discover a bold new way to raise a child in this unsettling story of the near future by the New York Times bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow.

When Sam’s wife first tells him about Vitek, a twenty-first-century fertility lab, he sees it as the natural next step in trying to help their future child get a “leg up” in a competitive world. But the more Sam considers the lives that his child could lead, the more he begins to question his own relationships and the choices he has made in his life.

Amor Towles’s You Have Arrived at Your Destination is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.« 

The last conversation
Paul Tremblay

« What’s more frightening: Not knowing who you are? Or finding out? A Bram Stoker Award–winning author explores the answer in a chilling story about identity and human consciousness.

Imagine you’ve woken up in an unfamiliar room with no memory of who you are, how you got there, or where you were before. All you have is the disconnected voice of an attentive caretaker. Dr. Kuhn is there to help you—physically, emotionally, and psychologically. She’ll help you remember everything. She’ll make sure you reclaim your lost identity. Now answer one question: Are you sure you want to?

Paul Tremblay’s The Last Conversation is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.« 

Voilà pour ce dernier haul livres du mois de novembre 🙂

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