Category : Fiction
Editor : MIRA
ISBN : 9781460382288
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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"Thrilling and illuminating."—LA Times "A hypnotic psychological thriller." —People A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this new gripping and complex psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and the upcoming page-turner Don't You Cry, Mary Kubica She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head… Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home. Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated. More Praise: "Hypnotic and anything but predictable." —Kirkus, starred review "A superb psychological thriller…stunning."—Publishers Weekly, starred review Read the New York Times bestselling novel that everyone is talking about, The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica! Look for Mary's latest complex and addictive tale of deceit and obsession, Don't You Cry. Order your copies today!

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781982175849
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A queer teen rebel escapes small-town Appalachia and becomes Los Angeles’s Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix in this searing and darkly funny memoir that upends our ideas about desire, class, and power. “Pretty Baby is a muscular, canny memoir about labor and power and gender; it shimmers with rage and insight and I couldn’t put it down. What a fucking gorgeous book.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House “Chris Belcher’s Pretty Baby reminds me why I fell in love with memoirs in the first place.”—Saeed Jones, author of How We Fight for Our Lives The dominatrix is the id of American femininity. She says the words that we all wish we could say when we find ourselves frozen in the presence of men. No is principal among them. So writes Chris Belcher, who appeared destined for a life of conventional femininity after she took first place in an infant beauty contest—a minor glory that can follow you around a working-class town of 1,600 people in rural West Virginia. But when she came out as queer, the conservative community that had once celebrated its prettiest baby turned on her. A decade later, living in Los Angeles and trying to stay afloat in the early years of a PhD program, Belcher plunges into the work of a pro domme. Branding herself as LA’s Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix, she specializes in male clients who want a domme to make them feel worthless, shameful, and weak—all the abuse regularly heaped upon women for free. A queer woman whom men can trust with the unorthodox sides of their sexualities, Belcher is paid to be the keeper of the fantasies that they can’t enact in their everyday relationships. But moonlighting as a sex worker also carries risks, like the not-so-submissive who tries to turn the tables and the jealous client out for revenge. As Belcher moves between the embodied world of the pro domme and the abstract realm of academia, she discovers how lessons from the classroom apply to the dungeon, and vice versa. Still, fear that her doctoral program won’t approve burdens her with a double life. Pretty Baby is her second coming out. In this sharp and discerning memoir, we see through Belcher’s eyes how power and desire can be renegotiated—or reinforced.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Harlequin
ISBN : 9780778318743
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 399
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Includes discussion questions and an excerpt from "The good girl."

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781982175825
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A queer teen rebel escapes small-town Appalachia and becomes Los Angeles's Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix in this searing and darkly funny memoir that upends our understanding of sexuality, class, and power. "The dominatrix is the id of American femininity," writes Chris Belcher. "She says the words that we wish we could say when we find ourselves frozen. No is principal among them." From an early age, Belcher appeared destined for a life of conventional femininity. At all of eight months old, she took first place in an infant beauty contest, a minor glory that tends to follow you around a working-class town of 1,600 people in rural Appalachia. As a high school freshman, she goes along with what's expected of her: joining the cheerleaders and winning over the boys. Girls who cater to male desire are admired. But admiration is fleeting, double standards are enraging, and Belcher is restless for a chance to act on her own desires. When she falls in love with another girl and shares the secret of her queerness, the conservative community that had once celebrated its prettiest baby swiftly turns on her. A decade later and two thousand miles away, living in Los Angeles and trying to stay afloat in the early years of a PhD program, Belcher plunges into the work of a pro-domme. Branding herself as LA's Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix, she specializes in male clients who want a woman to make them feel worthless, shameful, and weak--all the abuse regularly heaped upon women for free. A queer woman whom men can trust with the unorthodox side of their sexualities, Belcher is paid to be the keeper of the fantasies that they can't enact in their everyday relationships. But moonlighting as a sex worker also carries risks, like the not-so-submissive who tries to turn the tables and the jealous client who seeks revenge through blackmail. Belcher refuses to feel shame about the work she does, but fear that her doctorate program won't approve--even in the field of gender and sexuality studies--burdens her with a double life. Pretty Baby is her second coming out. As Lisa Taddeo's New York Times bestseller Three Women gave us a revelatory look inside female desire, this sharp and discerning memoir dissects male desire--its harm, its greed, and its secrets--and examines how queerness could hold the answers to subverting it.

Category : English fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 0552107093
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 190
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Category : Psychology
Editor : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN : 9781429959445
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Recently, they have discovered that babies learn more, create more, care more, and experience more than we could ever have imagined. And there is good reason to believe that babies are actually smarter, more thoughtful, and even more conscious than adults. This new science holds answers to some of the deepest and oldest questions about what it means to be human. A new baby's captivated gaze at her mother's face lays the foundations for love and morality. A toddler's unstoppable explorations of his playpen hold the key to scientific discovery. A three-year-old's wild make-believe explains how we can imagine the future, write novels, and invent new technologies. Alison Gopnik - a leading psychologist and philosopher, as well as a mother - explains the groundbreaking new psychological, neuroscientific, and philosophical developments in our understanding of very young children, transforming our understanding of how babies see the world, and in turn promoting a deeper appreciation for the role of parents.

Category : History
Editor : ABC-CLIO
ISBN : 9781440839979
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This book discusses WWI-era music in a historical context, explaining music's importance at home and abroad during WWI as well as examining what music was being sung, played, and danced to during the years prior to America's involvement in the Great War. • Provides an excellent resource for students investigating music during the First World War as well as for adults interested in WWI-era history or music of the pre-twenties • Documents the variety of reasons songs were sung by soldiers in wartime—to cheer themselves up, boost courage, poke fun at or stimulate hatred of their enemies, or express grievances or protest against the war or against authority • Covers stage music of the WWI era, including music hall (British), vaudeville, revues, operettas, and musicals

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : State University of New York Press
ISBN : 9780791484753
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 363
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Interviews with prominent filmmakers, actors, and others on the art, craft, and business of moviemaking.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN : 9781904738022
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 260
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'Breathless plot in an offbeat crime novel' - Le Monde At the age of fifty, Harry Willemer, a taxi driver, and his passenger, an ex-KGB agaent and wife of a Russian mafioso, take to road with four million dollars of Mafia money. In an atmosphere of intense paranoia The Russian Passenger follows their flight from the hitmen sent to recover the cash - and the girl. A gripping multifaceted thriller, this novel is not just about murder and big money, but is also a powerful evocation of the cruel history that binds Russia and Germany.

Category : Copyright
Editor :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006281195
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Language : en
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