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The Sleepwalkers

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One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914 and details the mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals that drove the crisis forward in a few short weeks. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers is a dramatic and authoritative chronicle of Europe’s descent into a war that tore the world apart.

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hermann Broch
Editor: Vintage
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With his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch established himself as one of the great innovators of modern literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equal of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. Even as he grounded his narratives in the intimate daily life of Germany, Broch was identifying the oceanic changes that would shortly sweep that life into the abyss. Whether he is writing about a neurotic army officer (The Romantic), a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be assassin (The Anarchist), or an opportunistic war-deserter (The Relaist), Broch immerses himself in the twists of his characters' psyches, and at the same time soars above them, to produce a prophetic portrait of a world tormented by its loss of faith, morals, and reason.

The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Bohjalian
Editor: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385681992
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss and buried desire--the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee only leave her bed when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where is the body? Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Izzi Breigh
Editor: Somnium Publishing
ISBN: 1737913518
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Following your dreams has never been so dangerous You know this pattern: Go to school. Go home. Go to sleep. You know where school is, where home is, but where is sleep? Is it a place like any other? That secret has been long kept by the Sleepwalkers and hidden from the waking world. In the dead of night, the Sleepwalkers roam the Round, keeping children like themselves safe from the nightmares lurking in sleep. They have never lost one of their own… until now. It’s the summer of ’86 and 11-year-old Ellie Dasher is not a Sleepwalker. She doesn’t know who they are or what they do. She couldn’t find Inzien on a map or tell you what a Jaghound looks like. She’s just a kid, trying on a new town, with an imaginary friend who might not be imaginary. It takes one fateful night for Ellie to learn that dreams have sharp teeth and, yes, they do bite.

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: F. P. Dorchak
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759639493
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Daniel Grants mid-life crisis wasnt at all like the normal, expected thing of a man in his mid-thirties. His had little to do with his job, his marriage, or any nostalgic ponderings of lost youth. Instead, he questioned the very basis of life itself, of why we were all here, were dreams--his dreams--real, and did humanity dream itself a mass dream? Perhaps most important of all, he wondered who or what beckoned him ever deeper into the surreal world of conscious dreams . . . Unable to draw a clear line between reality and the imagined, Daniel awakens in the middle of a nocturnal roadtrip, meets up with the mysterious and precocious teenage Maggie-Leigh, and is taught life lessons he considers fantasy. His journey takes him beyond the edges of reality, upsetting the very foundations of life as he knew it. What he finds forever changes how he will live, think, and act--and even how life itself will continue to operate. And this is only the beginning. "If ever there was a truly suspenseful, real-yet-mysterious-and-complicated account of the known and unknown, psychic and psychological ingredients of our lives, this is it! F. P. Dorchak creates for us a most intriguing, interwoven and provocative account of our lifetime challenges in his Sleepwalkers, and Im pleased to note this book is just the beginning of his published insights into the great probable mysteries of life, as we seek to explore and understand them. What challenges he creates, in this brilliant journey into those sleeping and awake questions we all have. Way to go, Frank!" Rob Butts "The trek with Daniel Grant into and through the fifth dimension of his dream universe, and back again, is colorful, fascinating, and fun . . . its almost like taking college metaphysics and philosophy all over again--except its easier to understand this "time" around, and a lot more exciting." Madelon Rose Logue Editor/publisher, The Black Sheep: a Seth/Jane Roberts Fanzine "Sleepwalkers is exciting, moving, and consciousness-expanding. A wonderful read . . . I couldnt put the book down!" Ute Kaboolian Writer/Poet; "Always One," and "Sound of The Siren" "In SLEEPWALKERS, F. P. Dorchak paints a mesmerizing, multi-dimensional world filled with surprises and thought-provoking ideas." Deb Stover Award-winning author of A Moment In Time "If metaphysical fiction ever attains the acceptance and respect of general fiction, it will be because of writers like F. P. Dorchak. He has a gift for balancing rarefied metaphysical concepts with down-to-earth narrative, and characters with real desires and concerns. Sleepwalkers is gritty and provocative, yet its believable portrayal of the spiritual dynamics behind life situations left me with a feeling of lightness and integration. Frank writes for the whole person!" Joe Reininger McKinzey-White Bookshop Colorado Springs, CO

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Grossman
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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Berlin, 1932. In the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, as Hitler and his National Socialist party angle to assume control of Germany, beautiful girls are seen sleepwalking through the streets. Then, a young woman of mysterious origin, with her legs bizarrely deformed, is pulled dead from the Havel River. Willi Kraus, a high ranking detective in Berlin's police force, begins a murder investigation. A decorated World War I hero and the nation's most famous detective, Willi also is a Jew. Despite his elite status in the criminal police, he is disturbed by the direction Germany is taking. Working urgently to identify the dead woman and solve the murder, Willi finds his superiors diverting him at every turn, and is forced to waste precious time on a politically-sensitive missing person case. Colleagues seem to avoid him; a man on a streetcar stops him from reading a newspaper over his shoulder; he is uncomfortably aware of being watched. But he persists, and soon enters the dangerous Berlin underworld of debauched nightclubs, prostitutes with secrets to hide, and a hypnotist with troubling connections. As he moves through darkness closer to the truth, Willi begins to understand that much more than the solution to a murder is at stake. What he discovers will mean that his life, the lives of his friends and family, and Germany itself will never be the same The Sleepwalkers is a powerful, dramatic debut thriller of a nation's unstoppable corruption, featuring a good man trapped between his duty to serve and his grave doubts about what, and who, he serves.

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Koestler
Editor: Penguin UK
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Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.

The Sleepwalkers' Ballad

The Sleepwalkers' Ballad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yolanda Ortal-Miranda
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466989165
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This story of love, idealism, courage and betrayals takes place against the turmoil of the end of Batistas government and first three years of Castros. Besides the real-life characters of Batista, Castro and Che Guevara, the Revolution itself is an important character, making this work both a screenplay and a presentation of documented historical facts. Riveting parts of this story include the attack on the Presidential Palace; the guerrilla presence in La Sierra; Castros victory; the Agrarian, Monetary, and Housing Reforms; the government takeover of all banks and private businesses; the emergence of a strong underground movement; and the Bay of Pigs Invasion, with the often glossed-over involvement of President Kennedy. Much of the story is presented through unbiased dialogue and dramatizations of actual events. Two real-life characters, Echeverra and Manoln Guillotwho became significant figures in Cuban historyexemplify the struggle for freedom and justice against both regimes. Parallel to the socio-political drama is the development of the love story between the two protagonists, Mara and Alfredo. Alfredo believes in Castros promises of a just Revolution and joins Castro in La Sierra, rising to the rank of Comandante. Disenchanted as he witnesses Castros dictatorial behavior once in power, e.g., appointing himself Prime Minister, removing President Urrutia from office, and betraying the promises of a just Agrarian Reform, Alfredo and Mara once again join an underground movement, now against Castro, with Manoln Guillot functioning as Chief of Intelligence of the MRR, the strongest anti-Castro movement in the Island. After the failure of the invasion, Alfredo makes an unsuccessful attempt on Castros life. Immediately imprisoned, Alfredo is submitted to endless tortures and humiliations, but he never reveals the identity of Carlos (one of the noms de guerre of Manoln Guillot). At the end, a fascinating confrontation between the tyrant, Fidel Castro, and the idealistic Alfredo, reveals the strengths and flaws of two very different human beings.

Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage the Sleepwalkers

Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage the Sleepwalkers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adrian Webster
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0857081624
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Conquer complacency and transform your team into a happy, winning crew. Polar Bear Pirates are highly focused, successful characters, they can’t help but motivate everyone around them and just like you; they love to have some fun. In their latest quest, they take on the Sleepwalkers, the workplace zombies who are with you in body but never take a step beyond the ordinary because their minds have drifted into sleep mode. Going through the motions, thinking the same old stuff and delivering the same results, they stand out like beacons of disappointment. Sleepwalkers can be found orbiting Planet Complacency. This place is in the arch enemy of success! It is a huge planet, more powerful than the inhospitable Rock Bottom, it appears to be a comfortable, safe and popular place to be. Yet this silent assassin is responsible for snuffing out millions of dreams and kidnapping untold potential. Stepping Beyond Ordinary The Polar Bear Pirates’ mission is to re-awaken dormant talent and release untapped potential. Join them and meet a cast of amazing characters, from Neg Ferrets and Bloaters, to Amps and Vamps. One thing’s for sure, you’ll come out the other side inspired and ready to get the best out of your team and the people around you. Polar Bear Pirates shows you how to motivate everyday people to deliver extraordinary results.

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mira Jacob
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0812994795
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A winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past—for readers of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, and Jhumpa Lahiri NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, BUSTLE, AND EMILY GOULD, THE MILLIONS With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot.com boom. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is an epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life’s uncertainties. Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, prone to exaggeration, tells their daughter, Amina, a photographer living in Seattle. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family, including Amina’s rebellious brother Akhil, took to India twenty years earlier. Confronted by Thomas’s unwillingness to explain himself, strange looks from the hospital staff, and a series of puzzling items buried in her mother’s garden, Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family’s painful past. In doing so, she must reckon with the ghosts that haunt all of the Eapens. Praise for The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing “With wit and a rich understanding of human foibles, Jacob unspools a story that will touch your heart.”—People “Optimistic, unpretentious and refreshingly witty.”—Associated Press “By turns hilarious and tender and always attuned to shifts of emotion . . . [Jacob’s] characters shimmer with life.”—Entertainment Weekly “A rich, engrossing debut told with lightness and care.”—The Kansas City Star “[A] sprawling, poignant, often humorous novel . . . Told with humor and sympathy for its characters, the book serves as a bittersweet lesson in the binding power of family, even when we seek to break out from it.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Moving forward and back in time, Jacob balances comedy and romance with indelible sorrow. . . . When her plot springs surprises, she lets them happen just as they do in life: blindsidingly right in the middle of things.”—The Boston Globe

The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry

The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr Robert Sadoff
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199393443
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The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry by Dr Robert Sadoff Summary

Dr. Robert Sadoff's The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry is extraordinarily unique in that it is not intended to be a textbook or a guide to forensic psychiatry. Instead, this book is a fascinating mix of historical beginnings, current developments, representative subspecialties of psychiatry, and several allied disciplines and their impact on forensic psychiatry. Furthermore, it also includes neuroscientific research and how it translates to civic and criminal case work. Judges, attorneys, law professors and a police scientist all weigh in on the influence of the interdisciplinary research these forensic scientists have had on the justice system. Featuring case examples and research conducted by the professionals who have had the greatest influence on the growth of the field of forensic psychiatry, they lead the discussion on the various aspects and issues of the discipline's impact on the criminal justice system. Dr. Sadoff and his team have set out to improve the phases of criminal procedures as they impact our community at large.

A Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media

A Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tony D. Sampson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509537422
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Positing online users as 'sleepwalkers', Tony Sampson offers an original and compelling approach for understanding how social media platforms produce subjectivities. Drawing on a wide range of theorists, including A.N. Whitehead and Gabriel Tarde, he provides tools to track his sleepwalker through the 'dark refrain of social media': a refrain that spreads through viral platform architectures with a staccato-like repetition of shock events, rumours, conspiracy, misinformation, big lies, search engine weaponization, data voids, populist strongmen, immune system failures, and far-right hate speech. Sampson's sleepwalker is not a pre-programmed smartphone junkie, but a conceptual personae intended to dodge capture by data doubles and lookalikes. Sleepwalkers are neither asleep nor wide awake; they are a liminal experimentation in collective mimicry and self-other relationality. Their purpose is to stir up a new kind of community that emerges from the potentialities of revolutionary contagion. At a time in which social media is influencing more people than ever, A Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media is an important reference for students and scholars of media theory, digital media and social media.

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mira Jacob
Editor: Random House
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A winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past—for readers of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, and Jhumpa Lahiri NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, BUSTLE, AND EMILY GOULD, THE MILLIONS With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot.com boom. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is an epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life’s uncertainties. Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, prone to exaggeration, tells their daughter, Amina, a photographer living in Seattle. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family, including Amina’s rebellious brother Akhil, took to India twenty years earlier. Confronted by Thomas’s unwillingness to explain himself, strange looks from the hospital staff, and a series of puzzling items buried in her mother’s garden, Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family’s painful past. In doing so, she must reckon with the ghosts that haunt all of the Eapens. Praise for The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing “With wit and a rich understanding of human foibles, Jacob unspools a story that will touch your heart.”—People “Optimistic, unpretentious and refreshingly witty.”—Associated Press “By turns hilarious and tender and always attuned to shifts of emotion . . . [Jacob’s] characters shimmer with life.”—Entertainment Weekly “A rich, engrossing debut told with lightness and care.”—The Kansas City Star “[A] sprawling, poignant, often humorous novel . . . Told with humor and sympathy for its characters, the book serves as a bittersweet lesson in the binding power of family, even when we seek to break out from it.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Moving forward and back in time, Jacob balances comedy and romance with indelible sorrow. . . . When her plot springs surprises, she lets them happen just as they do in life: blindsidingly right in the middle of things.”—The Boston Globe

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason Segel,Kirsten Miller
Editor: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0385384041
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Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic is the sequel to the hilariously scary New York Times bestselling novel Nightmares! by multitalented actor Jason Segel and bestselling author Kirsten Miller. You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on! Charlie Laird has a dream life. 1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium. 2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld. 3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies. But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions. Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means. Things are getting freaky again. Praise for the Nightmares! Series "Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and...readers will want to accompany him again."—The New York Times Book Review "A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night."—US Weekly "Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers Weekly "Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read."—Booklist "Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative."—Kirkus Reviews "An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount [of] humor."—VOYA "There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor."—School Library Journal "Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.'"—ILA Literacy Daily

Sleepwalking Beauty

Sleepwalking Beauty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
Editor: Belgrave House
ISBN: 097410681X
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Bodyguard Duncan Glendower, assigned to keep watch over Andrea Lauderdale by her over-protective grandfather, invites her to share his remote hunting cabin in Maine. Andrea’s sleepwalking is an old problem about which she knows nothing until she wakes up one morning in Duncan’s bed. Duncan is torn between his feelings for her and his conviction that he isn’t good enough for her. They’re from two different worlds...or are they? Contemporary Romance by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Bantam Loveswept

Iron Kingdom

Iron Kingdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Clark
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014190402X
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'Of the "Great Powers" that dominated Europe from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, Prussia is the only one to have vanished ... Iron Kingdom is not just good: it is everything a history book ought to be ... The nemesis of Prussia has cast such a long shadow that German historians have tiptoed around the subject. Thus it was left to an Englishman to write what is surely the best history of Prussia in any language' Sunday Telegraph

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire Farrell
Editor: Claire Farrell
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Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brandy L Rivers
Editor: Brandy L Rivers
ISBN: 1370191995
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He haunted her dreams. Savon Roantree loved and lost the man she planned to marry. Nathan Taggert disappeared, taking her heart with him and her world fell apart. His father refused to tell her what happened to Nate. Broken-hearted she left, planning to never return to Silvertail Ridge and tried to move on. After a bad break-up, she finally gives in to her brother’s pleas to move back home. She never expected Nate was living next door once more. Nothing changed for Nate, not when it came to Savon. A tragic accident tore them apart. By the time he recovered, she was gone. When his father threatened to kill Savon if he ever went to her, he did the only thing he could—followed in her dreams. No matter how hard he tried to reach her, she always ran. She even ignored his best friend, her own brother. Twelve years later, he finally has a chance to right all the wrongs—if she’ll listen. Silvertail Ridge has changed since they were kids. Both families have been pulled into an ancient battle. Together they may stand a chance.

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Robards
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439183759
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Cops and robbers don’t mix It’s not that Micayla Lange is afraid of the clinking she hears coming from the first floor of the empty McMansion she’s housesitting for her uncle Nicco. She’s a cop, after all. It’s just that finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her was enough drama for one night. Now she’s alone on New Year’s Eve, wearing flannel pajamas and wielding a Glock 22 as she zeroes in on the unmistakable source of the sound: Uncle Nicco’s private office. Jason Davis steals things for a living, so unexpected developments are a natural part of the job. Getting caught red-handed by a hot, pigtail-sporting police officer in what is supposed to be a gangster’s deserted house is just one more twist in the game. Kind of like finding incriminating photos in Nicco Marino’s safe, only to discover the cop—and the security cameras— have gotten a real good look at his face. Unfortunately for Mick, she also got a good look at the damned pictures. Her “uncle” might love her like family, but if he knows she’s seen evidence that implicates him in the murder of a city councilman, she doesn’t like her chances. Which is why she’s having a hard time reconciling her professional instincts with what she is rapidly concluding is an inescapable fact: She’s about to help a criminal get away with a suitcase full of stolen money. And she’s going with him. Mick and Jason’s race for their lives hurtles them through the dangerous Michigan wilderness on speedboat and snowmobile. As their adventure heats up and their enemies close in, Mick is torn between her duty to the force and the combustible passion engulfing her and her unlikely partner in crime. She’ll have to turn Jason in sooner or later . . . if they survive. But will they ever get a second chance at love?

The War That Ended Peace

The War That Ended Peace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret MacMillan
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143190245
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The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment—so why did it happen? Beginning in the early nineteenth century and ending with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret Macmillan uncovers the huge political and technological changes, national decisions, and just as important, the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster. This masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path towards war will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in history.

The Great War

The Great War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Hart
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2013 by The Economist World War I altered the landscape of the modern world in every conceivable arena. Millions died; empires collapsed; new ideologies and political movements arose; poison gas, warplanes, tanks, submarines, and other technologies appeared. "Total war" emerged as a grim, mature reality. In The Great War, Peter Hart provides a masterful combat history of this global conflict. Focusing on the decisive engagements, Hart explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides. He surveys the belligerent nations, analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, and strategic imperatives. Russia, for example, was obsessed with securing an exit from the Black Sea, while France--having lost to Prussia in 1871, before Germany united--constructed a network of defensive alliances, even as it held a grudge over the loss of Alsace-Lorraine. Hart offers deft portraits of the commanders, the prewar plans, and the unexpected obstacles and setbacks that upended the initial operations.

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen Frazier
Editor: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1510700706
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Sleepwalker by Kathleen Frazier Summary

I came to in the middle of it, like waking inside a horror movie, silent scream and all. Eyes wide open. I was standing at an open window, staring at the dizzying curve of Riverside Drive, five floors below. I’d stopped, somehow, poised, about to jump. Growing up the good girl in an Irish American family full of drinkers and terrible sleepers, Kathleen Frazier was twelve when her seemingly innocent sleepwalking turned dangerous. Over the next few years, she was a popular A+ student by day, the star of her high school musical. At night, she both longed for and dreaded sleep. Frazier moved to Manhattan in the 1980s, hoping for a life in the theater but getting a run of sleepwalking performances instead. Efforts to abate her malady with drinking failed miserably. She became promiscuous, looking for nighttime companionship. Could a bed partner save her from flinging herself down a flight of stairs or out an open window? Exhaustion stalked her, and rest and love were seemingly out of reach. This is the journey Frazier illuminates in her intimate memoir. While highlighting her quest to beat her sleep terrors and insomnia, this is ultimately a story of health, hope, and redemption.

Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection

Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren Royal
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♥ A close-knit, meddling family ♥ A sensational London Season ♥ Secrets and scandals ♥ Wagers and weddings ♥ Steamy romance! From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal comes all three novels in her beloved Regency series featuring the “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family. More than 1200 pages of steamy Regency romance! More detailed descriptions of each title can be found on the individual book pages. TEMPT ME AT MIDNIGHT - Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she’s loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won’t propose… TEMPTING JULIANA - Lady Juliana Chase loves playing matchmaker—and she’s good at it, too. So why does the eligible James Trevor, Earl of Stafford, insist on ignoring her sound advice and shaking up her sensible plans? THE ART OF TEMPTATION - What’s a colorblind Irishman to do when he’s blackmailed into impersonating a renowned artist, lying to all of London society and risking the ton’s collective wrath? Why, fall for the lovely and unattainable marquess’s daughter next door, of course! PLEASE NOTE: “Tempt Me at Midnight” was formerly titled “Lost in Temptation.” BOOK DETAILS A complete trilogy of 3 full-length romance novels—no cliffhangers! Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency Style: Humorous historical romance Length: 3 novels averaging 415 standard pages each (over 1,200 standard pages total) Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!* * If you prefer to read Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, look for “Sweet Chase Brides: The Complete Regency Trilogy” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal. AWARDS • TEMPT ME AT MIDNIGHT: Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Award of Excellence & Beacon Awards • TEMPTING JULIANA: Winner of the Book Buyers Best Award, the Booksellers' Best Award & Beacon Awards • THE ART OF TEMPTATION: Nominated for the Reviewer’s Choice Award REVIEWS “Captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series on Netflix will love Lauren Royal!” —Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author “Royal brings her flair for mixing richly detailed historical settings with sinfully sexy romance to the Regency world in...a new series featuring the Chase sisters.” —Booklist (American Library Association) “An impressive talent!” —Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review) CONNECTING BOOKS While Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection can be read on its own, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence: Chase Family Series When an Earl Meets a Girl How to Undress a Marquess If You Dared to Love a Laird A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride Never Doubt a Viscount The Scandal of Lord Randal A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot A Secret Christmas A Chase Family Christmas Chase Family Series: The Regency Tempt Me at Midnight Tempting Juliana The Art of Temptation New in 2022 Alice Betrothed Specially Priced Boxed Sets Chase Family Series: Collection One Chase Family Series: Collection Two Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection ABOUT THE AUTHOR LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.” All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family! Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV. CONNECT WITH LAUREN • Want great free and 99¢ books sent to your inbox on select Fridays? Sign up for Lauren's newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter • Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a FREE historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders • To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com

Wanderers

Wanderers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chuck Wendig
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A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. From the mind of Chuck Wendig comes “a magnum opus . . . a story about survival that’s not just about you and me, but all of us, together” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • Polygon Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and her sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead. For as the sleepwalking phenomenon awakens terror and violence in America, the real danger may not be the epidemic but the fear of it. With society collapsing all around them—and an ultraviolent militia threatening to exterminate them—the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart—or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world. In development for TV by Glen Mazzara, executive producer of The Walking Dead • Look for the sequel in 2022 “This career-defining epic deserves its inevitable comparisons to Stephen King’s The Stand.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A suspenseful, twisty, satisfying, surprising, thought-provoking epic.”—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away “A true tour de force.”—Erin Morgenstern, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus “A masterpiece with prose as sharp and heartbreaking as Station Eleven.”—Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M “A magnum opus . . . It reminded me of Stephen King’s The Stand—but dare I say, this story is even better.”—James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crucible “An inventive, fierce, uncompromising, stay-up-way-past-bedtime masterwork.”—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World “An American epic for these times.”—Charles Soule, author of The Oracle Year

Baseball in Europe

Baseball in Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Josh Chetwynd
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476637865
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Baseball in Europe by Josh Chetwynd Summary

 With the success of The Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, baseball in Europe has begun to receive more attention. But few realize just how far back the sport's history stretches on the continent. Baseball has been played in Europe since the 1870s, and in several countries the players and devoted followers have included royalty, Hall of Famers from the U.S. major leagues, and captains of industry. Featuring approximately 80 new interviews and 70 new photos and images, this second edition builds extensively on the previous edition's country-by-country histories of more than 40 European nations. Also included are two new appendices on European players signed by MLB organizations and European countries' performance in worldwide rankings.

Automatism as a Defence

Automatism as a Defence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Rumbold
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Automatism is a notoriously difficult subject for law students, lawyers and judges. This book explores the science and medicine of sleep disorders and examines how the criminal process deals with such disorders when presented as a defence. It systematically examines the legal doctrines involved, and their implications for the use of the evidence key to establishing automatism, while also exploring the medical conditions that can cause automatism (particularly epilepsy, sleepwalking and diabetes). This book is a valuable resource for law students, lawyers, judges and expert witnesses.

Sleep Disorders, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics - E-Book

Sleep Disorders, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics - E-Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bradley Vaughn
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Sleep Disorders, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics - E-Book by Bradley Vaughn Summary

Sleep disorders are a widely recognized consequence of many neurological pathologies. This issue of Neurologic Clinics features the following articles: Sleep Physiology; Sleep Assessment Tools for the Neurologist; Fitting Sleep into Neurological Practice; Insomnia; Parasomnias and look-alikes; Sleep Apnea: Obstructive and central; Restless Legs syndrome; Circadian Rhythm; Pediatric Sleep Disorders; Dementia; Stroke; Epilepsy; CNS Immunological and Infectious; Movement Disorders; Neuromuscular ; Headache; Traumatic Brain Injury; and Psychiatry in Sleep.

Nights When Nothing Happened

Nights When Nothing Happened Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Han
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Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, and Harper's Bazaar “A tender, spiky family saga about love in all its mysterious incarnations.” —Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs and Birds of America “Absolutely luminous . . . Weaves the transience of suburbia between the highs and lows of a family saga . . . Shocks, awes, and delights.” —Bryan Washington, author of Memorial From the outside, the Chengs seem like so-called model immigrants. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang grew secure enough to have a second child, and to send for their first from his grandparents back in China. Isn’t this what they sacrificed so much for? But then little Annabel begins to sleepwalk at night, putting into motion a string of misunderstandings that not only threaten to set their community against them but force to the surface the secrets that have made them fear one another. How can a man make peace with the terrors of his past? How can a child regain trust in unconditional love? How can a family stop burying its history and forge a way through it, to a more honest intimacy? Nights When Nothing Happened is gripping storytelling immersed in the crosscurrents that have reshaped the American landscape, from a prodigious new literary talent.

'Sleepwalking to segregation'?

'Sleepwalking to segregation'? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Finney, Nissa,Simpson, Ludi
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In the context of renewed debates about diversity and cohesion, this book interrogates contemporary claims about race and migration. It demonstrates that many of the claims are myths, presenting evidence in support of and in opposition to them in an accessible yet academically rigorous manner. The book combines an easy-to-read overview of the subject with innovative new research. It tackles head-on questions about levels of immigration, the contribution of immigrants, minority self-segregation, ghettoisation and the future diversity of the population. The authors argue that the myths of race and migration are the real threat to an integrated society and recommend that focus should return to problems of inequality and prejudice.

Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Taylin Clavelli
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Devastated by loss, Matthew sleepwalks through life, existing but not living. Can someone rescue him from his waking nightmare and help him to live again?

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Laimo
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Richard Sparke has no trouble sleeping. It’s what he does after he falls asleep that gets him into trouble. There’s the nightmares, his dead mother coming to visit, and then the return of his daughter, who was only an infant when she died. Among all of this, the man in black tries to murder him in his sleep. Soon the waking world falls prey to nightmares, and the two worlds become very difficult to tell apart for a man who simply wants to live an ordinary life … if anyone will let him.

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tanith Davenport
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She's drawn to him in her sleep... Tally Haslam has too much to deal with. A herbalist and aromatherapist, her latest creation - an aphrodisiac potion - remains in unsaleable condition as she has nobody to test it with. And, much to her annoyance, she sleepwalks. Hoping to get away from it all for a weekend, Tally travels to nearby Madigan Hall for their yearly Paranormal Evening—but on the first night she wakes up outside the bedroom of another guest: Kyle Hunter, who has chosen to pleasure himself with the door open. Tally escapes without being seen, but is unable to get Kyle out of her head—especially when she finds herself at the same table at him the following evening. However, Tally's world is turned upside down when, at the paranormal dinner, she encounters the ghost of the Blue Lady, who seems determined not to leave her alone—and shows a disturbing penchant, when Tally sleepwalks again, for leading her astray...

Sex and the Sleepwalker

Sex and the Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Sterling
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Sex and the Sleepwalker by Donna Sterling Summary

Brynn Sutherland has a little problem with sleepwalking--especially when she's under stress. And with the reappearance of her old flame Cade Hunter...well, she's about as stressed as she can get. She keeps waking up beside him! With their history, his bed is the last place she wants to be, regardless of how gorgeous he is. But when he suggests a "cure" to her nocturnal wanderings--revisiting their old make-out spots and resolving their past--how can she resist? Maybe once she's had her way with Cade, he'll stop haunting her nights.... Cade has never really gotten over Brynn. So when she climbs into bed with him, he can't turn her away. Problem is, right now he's undercover to protect her from a possible threat and he can't afford to be distracted. Too bad he's preoccupied by their sexy trips down memory lane. One thing he knows for sure--he wants Brynn forever. Looks as if he'll have to prolong their sleepwalking therapy sessions until she admits the same thing!

Sleepwalking Land

Sleepwalking Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mia Couto
Editor: Profile Books
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Mia Couto's first novel, judged one of the twelve best African books of the 20th century

Sleepwalking into a New World

Sleepwalking into a New World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Wickham
Editor: Princeton University Press
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A bold new history of the rise of the medieval Italian commune Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most important political and cultural innovations of the medieval world. Chris Wickham provides richly textured portraits of three cities—Milan, Pisa, and Rome—and sets them against a vibrant backcloth of other towns. He argues that, in all but a few cases, the elites of these cities and towns developed one of the first nonmonarchical forms of government in medieval Europe, unaware that they were creating something altogether new. Wickham makes clear that the Italian city commune was by no means a democracy in the modern sense, but that it was so novel that outsiders did not know what to make of it. He describes how, as the old order unraveled, the communes emerged, governed by consular elites "chosen by the people," and subject to neither emperor nor king. They regularly fought each other, yet they grew organized and confident enough to ally together to defeat Frederick Barbarossa, the German emperor, at the Battle of Legnano in 1176. Sleepwalking into a New World reveals how the development of the autonomous city-state took place, which would in the end make possible the robust civic culture of the Renaissance.

The Sleepwalking Snowman

The Sleepwalking Snowman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andres Miedoso
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 153443349X
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It’s Desmond and Andres versus a sneaky snowman in the seventh book of the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series! There’s snow in the air and a sneaky snowman on the loose! When one of the local kids builds the perfect snowman, it comes to life…and not in a Frosty, sing-song kind of way. Now it’s up to Desmond and Andres to chill this overgrown snowball out before the whole town gets frozen. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

The Order of the Sleepwalker

The Order of the Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zechariah Barrett
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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Jake is a 16-year old boy from Portland, Oregon, and he just wants a normal life. He's having trouble in school, he's in love with a girl, and then there's this sleep walking problem. He wakes up in the middle of the night, totally aware but unable to control himself, and enters a mission state. He searches around town, murmuring about a ship lost at sea. It is in this state that he becomes a very special interest in an international conflict. Jake wanted a normal life. But what he wants now, more than ever, is a sense of control. ~~~ Originally written by the author at 17-years of age, “The Order of the Sleepwalker” is the original story that helped inspire those that came after.

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mikel J. Wisler
Editor: DoxaNoûs Media, LLC
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Riley's sleepwalking is getting worse, threatening her simple life as a science-teaching nun in Brazil. When Thomas, an American, insists she is not who she believes herself to be, Riley becomes determined to uncover the truth of her identity. In the process, Riley finds herself pursued by an alluring woman, Arisu, who insists they were working together to take down a classified US government project. Riley now finds herself caught in the middle of a political conspiracy as the key person of interest. Who is telling the truth? Can she even trust her own memories? Riley must decide who to trust: the man who injected her with nanomachines designed to help her retrieve her memories or the woman who claims Riley wanted to blow the whistle on the corrupt project before she was reprogrammed. Is there more to her past with Arisu than she's being told? Can anyone be trusted? Can such a secretive project with deep government ties truly be brought to justice? Can Riley accept oblivion if her true identity is to reclaim her body? Complex and dark, this action-packed near-future cyberpunk thriller dives into human augmentation and its long-term effects upon our identity.

The Sleepwalker's Introduction to Flight

The Sleepwalker's Introduction to Flight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sion Scott-Wilson
Editor: Pan Macmillan
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'Funny and filled with heart . . . a sparky debut' – Alexandra Heminsley, The London Paper Dreaming of joining the brotherhood of Acapulcan cliff-divers, young Mikey Hough rigs a diving platform in the garden of his suburban Berkshire home. Two years later, when he awakes from his coma, Mikey befriends Roger, an elderly ex-pilot hospitalised when his precious Distinguished Flying Cross was violently stolen from him. Mikey soon learns that his own disastrous attempt at flight has damaged his Suprachiasmatic Nucleus, destroying his ability to sleep. The medical profession can do nothing for him. He is sent home from hospital to die. One night, a despondent Mikey stumbles across Livia, the cynical teenage ward of a neighbouring councilman. Together they decide to track down Roger’s stolen medal. So begins a remarkable, picaresque journey into the dark heart of suburban England, during which the fearless Mikey and Livia confront a sprawling cast of pensioners, policemen and criminals – including the profoundly sinister man-child ‘The Fat Controller’. As they hurtle towards daybreak, they persuade Roger to undertake one last, gut-wrenching sortie into the night skies. The Sleepwalker's Introduction to Flight is a heart-rending and riotous mini-epic, a brilliantly subversive coming-of-age tale about what happens when dark and light collide, and society’s marginalised find their voice. 'A humorous, moving and eloquent debut' Bookseller

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