The Fugitives

Author: Christopher Sorrentino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476795754
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In their growing involvement with one another, each becomes a pawn in the other's game. As we weave among these characters, learning about their lives and motivations, and uncovering the conflicts and contradictions between their stories, we realize that the storyteller is not the only one with secrets to conceal that all three are fugitives of one kind or another. All the Sorrentino touches that have thrilled admirers are here: sparkling dialogue, satirical wit, attention to the details of everyday life, dizzyingly inventive prose but it is the deeply imagined interior lives of its all too human main characters that set this novel apart. Moving, funny, tense, and mysterious, The Fugitives is a love story, a ghost story, and a crime thriller.

Fugitives

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1429950374
Format: PDF
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Forever altered by his experience in Furnace Penetentiary, Alex has done the impossible and escaped. But the battle for freedom is only just beginning. Charged with his superhuman abilities, Alex must uncover the last of Furnace's secrets—the truth about the man who built the prison, the man known as Alfred Furnace. And to do that he must stop running and finally confront his greatest fears.

In the Garden of the Fugitives

Author: Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374713073
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Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives a letter from a man who has long stalked her from a distance. Once, Royce was her benefactor and she was one of his brightest protégées. Now Royce is ailing and Vita’s career as a filmmaker has stalled, and both have reasons for wanting to settle accounts. They enter into an intimate game of words, played according to shifting rules of engagement. Beyond their murky shared history, they are both aware they can use each other to free themselves from deeper pasts. Vita is processing the shameful inheritance of her birthplace, and making sense of the disappearance of her beloved. Royce is haunted by memories of the untimely death of his first love, an archaeologist who worked in the Garden of the Fugitives in Pompeii. Between what’s been repressed and what has been disguised are disturbances that reach back through decades, even centuries. But not everything from the past is precious: each gorgeous age is built around a core of rottenness. Profoundly addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives is a masterful novel of duplicity and counterplay, as brilliantly illuminating as it is surprising—about the obscure workings of guilt in the human psyche, the compulsion to create and control, and the dangerous morphing of desire into obsession.

Fugitives And Refugees

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409058980
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk's tonsils currently reside? Been looking for a naked mannequin to hide in your kitchen cabinets? What goes on at the Scum Center? How do you get to the Apocalypse Cafe? In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these questions and more as he takes you through the streets, sewers, and local haunts of Portland, Oregon. According to Katherine Dunn, author of the cult classic Geek Love, Portland is the home of America's "fugitives and refugees." Get to know these folks, the "most cracked of the crackpots," as Palahniuk calls them, and come along with him on an adventure through the parts of Portland you might not otherwise believe actually exist. Here are strange personal museums, weird annual events, and ghost stories. Tour the tunnels under downtown Portland. Visit swingers' sex clubs, gay and straight. See Frances Gabe's famous 1940s Self-Cleaning House. Look into strange local customs like the I-Tit-a-Rod Race and the Santa Rampage. Learn how to talk like a local in a quick vocabulary lesson. Get to know, I mean really get to know, the animals at the Portland zoo. Oh, the list goes on and on.

Fugitives of the Forest

Author: Allan Levine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461750059
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The heroic story of Jewish resistance and survival during the Second World War.

The Fugitives

Author: R. M. Ballantyne
Publisher: VM eBooks
ISBN:
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PREFACE. It is almost allowable, I think, to say that this is a true story, for fiction has only been introduced for the purpose of piecing together and making a symmetrical whole of a number of most interesting facts in regard to Madagascar and the terrible persecutions that took place there in the early part and middle of the present century. I have ventured to modify time and place somewhat, as well as to mix my characters and their deeds a little, in order to suit the conditions of my tale; but in doing so I have striven to avoid exaggeration and to produce a true picture of the state of affairs, at the period treated of, in what may be styled one of the most interesting and progressive islands of the world.

The Fugitives

Author: Christopher Sorrentino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476795754
Format: PDF, ePub
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In their growing involvement with one another, each becomes a pawn in the other's game. As we weave among these characters, learning about their lives and motivations, and uncovering the conflicts and contradictions between their stories, we realize that the storyteller is not the only one with secrets to conceal that all three are fugitives of one kind or another. All the Sorrentino touches that have thrilled admirers are here: sparkling dialogue, satirical wit, attention to the details of everyday life, dizzyingly inventive prose but it is the deeply imagined interior lives of its all too human main characters that set this novel apart. Moving, funny, tense, and mysterious, The Fugitives is a love story, a ghost story, and a crime thriller.

Fugitives

Author: Suzanne Jacob
Publisher: Thomas Allen & Son
ISBN: 9780887622809
Format: PDF
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Told from multiple points of view, "The Fugitives" is the labyrinthine story of four generations of women trying to escape the legacy of their families. The women, and men, of the related dysfunctional Saint-Arnaud and Dumont families are at various stages of rebelling against familial bonds and obligations in order to fulfill their destinies. Set against a backdrop of family secrets that include rape, rumours of murder, incest, adultery, and false identities, "The Fugitives" is a highly original contemplation on how families can go bad.Suzanne Jacob's seventh novel is rendered in an unusual multi-dimensional series of fractal-like episodes that capture the emotional and psychic complexities of kinship. The family here is a ground that can be murderous as one father is accused of molesting a minor, a mother has fainting spells and seems to go crazy, a sister fakes her death, another sister wants to be a boy and contemplates poisoning her family, a great-grandmother has a lesbian affair, and each relative has his or her own version of the truth.Carried forward with the use of various interior monologues, a veritable tornado of lies and secrets is unleashed that cuts through the four generations. In the background are the seductive couple Francois and Catherine Piano who in their own pernicious way have set this storm in motion. "The Fugitives" evokes the mysterious, often cruel, ways that knowledge is passed down from parents to children. Most important, the novel shows us how the sins of the mothers and fathers that plague the generations can be released. "The Fugitives" is a breathtaking literary masterpiece of family drama.