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Book The Sleeping Beauties

Download or read book The Sleeping Beauties written by Suzanne O'Sullivan and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children fall into a state that resembles sleep for months or years at a time. In Le Roy, a town in upstate New York, teenage girls develop involuntary twitches and seizures that spread like a conta­gion. In the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, employees experience headaches and memory loss after hearing strange noises during the night. These are only a few of the many sus­pected culture-bound psychosomatic syndromes—specific sets of symptoms that exist in a particular culture or environment—that affect people throughout the world. In The Sleeping Beauties, Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan—an award-winning Irish neurologist—investigates psychosomatic disorders, traveling the world to visit communi­ties suffering from these so-called mystery illnesses. From a derelict post-Soviet mining town in Kazakhstan to the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua to the heart of the María Mountains in Colombia, O’Sullivan records the remark­able stories of syndromes related to her by people from all walks of life. Riveting and often distressing, these case studies are recounted with compassion and humanity. In examining the complexity of psychogenic illness, O’Sullivan has written a book of both fascination and se­rious concern as these syndromes continue to proliferate around the globe.

Book Sleeping Beauties

    Book Details:
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-09-26
  • ISBN : 1501163426
  • Pages : 725 pages

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties written by Stephen King and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-09-26 with total page 725 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this spectacular New York Times bestselling father/son collaboration that “barrels along like a freight train” (Publishers Weekly), Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanted to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world. Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a woman’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

Book Sleeping Beauties

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  • Author : Susanna Moore
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2013-06-26
  • ISBN : 0307767051
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties written by Susanna Moore and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2013-06-26 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like her much-acclaimed previous novels, Susanna Moore's Sleeping Beauties is set in Hawaii, whose shimmering beauty and melancholy traditions are both seductive and dangerously hard to leave. Or so they prove for Clio, who marries a well-known Hollywood actor--providing her with the promise of escape from the entanglements of island life.

Book Sleeping Beauties in Theoretical Physics

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties in Theoretical Physics written by Thanu Padmanabhan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-02-17 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses a fascinating set of questions in theoretical physics which will both entertain and enlighten all students, teachers and researchers and other physics aficionados. These range from Newtonian mechanics to quantum field theory and cover several puzzling issues that do not appear in standard textbooks. Some topics cover conceptual conundrums, the solutions to which lead to surprising insights; some correct popular misconceptions in the textbook discussion of certain topics; others illustrate deep connections between apparently unconnected domains of theoretical physics; and a few provide remarkably simple derivations of results which are not often appreciated. The connoisseur of theoretical physics will enjoy a feast of pleasant surprises skilfully prepared by an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist. Each topic is introduced with proper background discussion and special effort is taken to make the discussion self-contained, clear and comprehensible to anyone with an undergraduate education in physics.

Book House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories

Download or read book House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories written by Yasunari Kawabata and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2017-12-12 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three surreal, erotically charged stories from Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata. In the three long tales in this collection, Yasunari Kawabata examines the boundaries between fantasy and reality in the minds of three lonely men. Piercing examinations of sexuality and human psychology—and works of remarkable subtlety and beauty—these stories showcase one of the twentieth century’s great writers—in any language—at his very best.

Book Sleeping Beauties

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties written by and published by Sellers Publishing. This book was released on 2010-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Express yourself with these charming note cards. Tracy Raver and Kelley Ryden are sisters and professional photographers who have helped to launch a new genre of studio photography: newborn baby portraiture. Forgoing elaborate props or artificial contrivances, their minimalist approach allows the emphasis to be on the newborn, resulting in a zen-like simplicity that offers a glimpse of the grace and innocence that we all possess when we first enter the world. The images in this collection were taken from their book Sleeping Beauties: Newborns In Dreamland, published by Sellers Publishing. Four each of four designs (16 cards) in an attractive reusable box.

Book Sleeping Beauties

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  • Author : Ken Haak
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN : 9780312060152
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties written by Ken Haak and published by St Martins Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ken Haak's Summer Souvenirs became the surprise Christmas book of 1985. Now his masterful lens has captured some of the world's most handsome men at their most disarmed and disarming--in the vulnerable purity of slumber. These astonding images of beauty and intimacy are magnificently printed in color and duotone throughout this magnificent book that will be as much a joy to give as to receive. 69 photos, 20 in color.

Book Sleeping Beauties  1

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties 1 written by Rio Youers and published by IDW Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-24 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the horror novel by Stephen and Owen King and adapted by Rio Youers (THE FORGOTTEN GIRL) and Alison Sampson (HIT GIRL, WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD)! With A covers by Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY, HAWKEYE)! A strange sleeping sickness, known as Aurora, has fallen over the world, and strangest of all, it only affects women. In the small town of Dooling, a mysterious woman has walked out of the woods; she calls herself Eve and leaves a trail of carnage behind her. More mysterious: she's the only woman not falling asleep.

Book The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties

Download or read book The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties written by Kay Hottendorff and published by Veloce Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2010-10-15 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Say "Sleeping Beauties" to committed car enthusiasts and they will immediately know what you're talking about: a world famous 1980s photo series, showing an extraordinary collection of classical automobiles rusting away in a French barn, neglected by their owner. Famous brands like Bugatti, Lancia, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Cord and Aston Martin, laying under thick layers of dust, spending their remaining days falling apart in isolation. Many have tried to find out what happened to these cars over the last twenty-five years - decayed? destroyed? sold? - but all leads fizzled out ... until two Dutchmen and a German hung on where others had given up. In true Boy's Own style, their book tells of the three-year-long search for the fate of the cars from that French barn. It tells the story behind the collection's origins in 1948, through the moment in 1983 when the famous photos were published, up to the day in 2007 when the authors talked to the current 79 year old owner - a man who finally broke his silence about the fate of his collection for the first time in 25 years."--Publisher description.

Book Double Feature

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  • Author : Owen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-03-19
  • ISBN : 1451676913
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read book Double Feature written by Owen King and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-03-19 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SAM DOLAN is a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. He has a difficult relationship with his father, B-movie actor Booth Dolan—a boisterous, opinionated, lying lothario whose screen legacy falls somewhere between cult hero and pathetic. Allie, Sam’s dearly departed mother, was a woman whose only fault, in Sam’s eyes, was her eternal affection for his father. Also included in the cast of indelible characters: a precocious, frequently violent half-sister; a conspiracy-theorist second wife; an Internet-famous roommate; a contractor who can’t stop expanding his house; a happy-go-lucky college girlfriend and her husband, a retired Yankees catcher; the morose producer of a true-crime show; and a slouching indie-film legend. Not to mention a tragic sex monster. Unraveling the tumultuous, decades-spanning story of the Dolan family’s friends, lovers, and adversaries, Double Feature is about letting go of everything—regret, resentment, dignity, moving pictures, the dead—and taking it again from the top. Against the backdrop of indie filmmaking, college campus life, contemporary Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Owen King’s epic debut novel combines propulsive storytelling with mordant wit and brims with a deep understanding of the trials of ambition and art, of relationships and life, and of our attempts to survive it all.

Book Sleeping Beauties  Vol  2

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties Vol 2 written by Stephen King and published by IDW Publishing. This book was released on 2022-07-27 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The official graphic novel adaptation of the horror novel by Stephen King and Owen King concludes in this haunting interpretation of the chilling, timely bestseller. The mysterious plague known as Aurora has blanketed the world, and, to the men, all but a handful of sleep-deprived women seem trapped—cocooned—in seemingly endless slumber. In reality, their minds have been transported to a strange, utopic dream world. It's a world where small-town sheriff Lila Norcross and the other women can build their own society. And from which they might not want to wake. In the real world of Dooling, West Virginia, Lila's husband, beleaguered prison psychiatrist Clint Norcross, is struggling. He's trying to protect the woman called Eve Black from the ill-thought-out actions of increasingly desperate men. But Eve, as the only woman capable of waking up, has her own plans: a test with global consequences. A test Clint will have to pass if he ever hopes to see his wife again. Collects Sleeping Beauties issues #6-10, by writer Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and artist Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard), from the novel by Stephen King (The Institute, The Stand) and Owen King (Intro to Alien Invasion).

Book Sleeping Beauties

Download or read book Sleeping Beauties written by and published by . This book was released on 2017-02 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Swiss Federal Office of Culture organizes the competition?The Most Beautiful Swiss Books? on an annual basis, in order to recognize excellence in the field of book design and production, as well to draw attention to remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss designers, printers, and publishers. The five-member jury, chaired for the first time by Gilles Gavillet, appraised all the submissions and in January 2016 selected eighteen titles as finalists. These books are presented here in creatively staged and shot object portraits, as if each is living a life of its own. An text written from a book?s perspective describes its thoughts about each of its selected peers.

Book Waking Sleeping Beauty

Download or read book Waking Sleeping Beauty written by Roberta S. Trites and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 1997-06-01 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Sleeping Beauty in Roberta Seelinger Trites' intriguing text is no silent snoozer passively waiting for Prince Charming to energize her life. Instead she wakes up all by herself and sets out to redefine the meaning of “happily ever after.” Trites investigates the many ways that Sleeping Beauty's newfound voice has joined other strong female voices in feminist children's novels to generate equal potentials for all children. Waking Sleeping Beauty explores issues of voice in a wide range of children's novels, including books by Virginia Hamilton, Patricia MacLachlan, and Cynthia Voight as well as many multicultural and international books. Far from being a limiting genre that praises females at the expense of males, the feminist children's novel seeks to communicate an inclusive vision of politics, gender, age, race, and class. By revising former stereotypes of children's literature and replacing them with more complete images of females in children's books, Trites encourages those involved with children's literature—teachers, students, writers, publishers, critics, librarian, booksellers, and parents—to be aware of the myriad possibilities of feminist expression. Roberta Trites focuses on the positive aspects of feminism: on the ways females interact through family and community relationships, on the ways females have revised patriarchal images, and on the ways female writers use fictional constructs to transmit their ideologies to readers. She thus provides a framework that allows everyone who enters a classroom with a children's book in hand to recognize and communicate—with an optimistic, reality-based sense of “happily ever after”—the politics and the potential of that book.

Book Sleeping Beauty

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  • Author : Stanley B. Burns
  • Publisher : Conran Octopus
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 148 pages

Download or read book Sleeping Beauty written by Stanley B. Burns and published by Conran Octopus. This book was released on 1990 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Intro to Alien Invasion

Download or read book Intro to Alien Invasion written by Owen King and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this wildly entertaining collaboration, novelists Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier team up with illustrator Nancy Ahn to present a wickedly funny graphic novel about an alien invasion on a college campus. Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst possible moment: in the midst of an alien invasion. As space insects begin to burrow into students and staff—transforming them into slobbering, babbling monsters—a conglomeration of misfits must band together to prevent the infestation from spreading. Meanwhile, Stacey’s long-stifled romantic feelings for her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the professor she had admired and respected becomes the students’ worst enemy. Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamism—mixing classic tropes from science fiction, indie comics, B-movies, and campus culture—this graphic novel is something different, a large-scale action/adventure story as seen from the point-of-view of a contemporary, realistic heroine. The result is a funny and singular work unlike anything else you’ve ever read.

Book The Long List Anthology Volume 2

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ann Leckie
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-12-10
  • ISBN : 9781540512697
  • Pages : 542 pages

Download or read book The Long List Anthology Volume 2 written by Ann Leckie and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-12-10 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the second annual edition of the Long List Anthology. Every year, supporting members of WorldCon nominate their favorite stories first published during the previous year to determine the top five in each category for the final Hugo Award ballot. Between the announcement of the ballot and the Hugo Award ceremony at WorldCon, these works often become the center of much attention (and contention) across fandom. But there are more stories loved by the Hugo voters, stories on the longer nomination list that WSFS publishes after the Hugo Award ceremony at WorldCon. The Long List Anthology Volume 2 collects 18 fiction stories from that nomination list, along with 2 essays from the book Letters to Tiptree that was also on the nomination list, totaling over 500 pages of fiction by writers from all corners of the world. Within these pages you will find a mix of science fiction and fantasy and horror, the dramatic and the lighthearted, from android caretakers to Lovecraftian romances, from adventures to quests and more. There is a wide variety of styles and types of stories here, and something for everyone. The stories included are: "Damage" by David D. Levine "Pockets" by Amal El-Mohtar "Today I Am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker "The Women You Didn't See" by Nicola Griffith (a letter from Letters to Tiptree) "Tuesdays With Molakesh the Destroyer" by Megan Grey "Wooden Feathers" by Ursula Vernon "Three Cups of Grief, By Starlight" by Aliette de Bodard "Madeleine" by Amal El-Mohtar "Neat Things" by Seanan McGuire (a letter from Letters To Tiptree) "Pocosin" by Ursula Vernon "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers" by Alyssa Wong "So Much Cooking" by Naomi Kritzer "The Deepwater Bride" by Tamsyn Muir "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" by Elizabeth Bear "Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds" by Rose Lemberg "Another Word For World" by Ann Leckie "The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild" by Catherynne M. Valente "Our Lady of the Open Road" by Sarah Pinsker "The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn" by Usman T. Malik "The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps" by Kai Ashante Wilson

Book The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Download or read book The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty written by A. N. Roquelaure and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Step beyond the wall of your own imagination to the place where erotic enchantment lies... When Sleeping Beauty awakes at the Prince's kiss it is the beginning of our story, not the end. Once the prisoner of a spell, locked in the sleep of innocence - now she is the prisoner of sensual love, held fast by the magic of desire. Claimed by the Prince as the slave of his passions, Sleeping Beauty learns that tenderness and cruelty, pleasure and pain, longing and fulfilment are all one in the awesome kingdom of love. Beauty she is - but she is sleeping no more...