The Lacuna

From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the ...

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571252656

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

The Lacuna

The Lacuna is richly spiked with period language. . . . This book grabs at the heartstrings.” —Los Angeles Times “A sweeping narrative of utopian dreams and political reality. . . . A stirring novel . . . intimate and pitch-perfect.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061959677

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

The Lacuna

The Lacuna is the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as well as an unforgettable portrait of the artist—and of art itself.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062206473

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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In this powerfully imagined, provocative novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as well as an unforgettable portrait of the artist—and of art itself.

The Lacuna

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a ...

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780061944550

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

Lacuna The Prelude to Eternity

Then there was only an eternity of screaming. The Lacuna series continues with Lacuna: The Requiem of Steel, coming in 2015. THE LACUNAVERSE Thank you for reading! If you got this David Adams 143 Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity.

Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Humanity has rebuilt on the world of Velsharn, forging the colony of Eden from the ashes of Earth. On Velsharn's verdant soil children are born, alliances are made and for a time, peace reigns. In high orbit, the debris of an entire Toralii fleet stands as mute testament to humanity's sovereignty; their right to this planet is unquestioned. Above the TFR Beijing, now the centrepiece in a flourishing city, the inky void of space is eerily silent. As Commander Melissa Liao recovers from her ordeals, the universe continues its roiling machinations unhindered by her suffering. The end is coming, but before the final chapter in the Lacuna series begins, the stage must be set and the players must be in their places. So much work is left unfinished and Melissa Liao has more trials to endure before her pain is over. Before the end of war and steel, Eternity awaits. Book five of the Lacuna series. - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Requiem of Steel (coming 2014!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Magnet: Scarecrow - Imperfect - Faith

Lacuna The Requiem of Steel

The Lacuna series is over, but Allison Liao's story begins anew with the novel Academy, the first of a new series which has yet to be named. Stay tuned for more! THE LACUNAVERSE Thank you for reading! If you got this David Adams 143 ...

Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN: 1370898045

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

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Peace in our time. The Toralii guns are silent. Humanity’s home of Velsharn is secure. There are no more battles. No more wars. The machinations of a dying man have traded a single life for a species; Captain Melissa Liao’s world is four iron walls and pain, but her suffering buys life for mankind. Her legacy is one of struggle, selflessness, and sacrifice. Held in the grasp of the Toralii Alliance, she takes little comfort in this. Is this the swansong for war, for steel and blood and gunpowder? Is this the price of peace? Amongst the crew of the TFR Beijing, the TFR Tehran, and the TFR Washington, a chorus rings: No one gets left behind. The climactic sixth, and final, book of the Lacuna series. Lacuna Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) Imperfect Faith

Virtual Systems and Multimedia

2.2 Bayesian Classifier with HCM For most of Chinese murals, the color of the lacuna is usually different from color of non-lacuna. We construct lacuna and non-lacuna histogram color models using our training set of images which were ...

Author: Theodor G. Wyeld

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540785655

Category: Computers

Page: 214

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2007, held in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2007. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 97 initial submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers put a special focus on virtual heritage and virtual cultures, virtual environments and virtual experiences, as well as on applied technologies and systems.

Anatomischer Anzeiger

However it is possible that the canaliculi of fully formed lacunae may in some cases remain permanently as branches of the main canal from which they arose . At D large , elongated lacunae are seen , some of them constricted ...

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The Sky Below

He only shrugged in reply, so we pressed on: right into the square of the Lacuna. Numara's Lacuna was in a purpose-built plaza, directly below the north wall of the palace. The Lacuna itself – named because the Numarans saw it as ...

Author: Amy Sanderson

Publisher: Amy Sanderson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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A floating city. A pirate running from her past. A stolen trinket that could tear her world apart. Fleet and her brother Daryus have made a career out of stealing from other pirates. With their beloved airship and a loyal crew, they're unstoppable – until a raid goes wrong and they end up fleeing for their lives. Except there's nowhere for them to run. The city they call home has come under siege from within, and Fleet's at the heart of it all. Soon, she's attracting the wrong sort of attention from every quarter: vengeful pirate captains, otherworldly wolves, her estranged husband – and the mysterious Shan, who knows more than he's letting on. If Fleet can't put things right, the new life she's built for herself will be destroyed, and it's going to take the whole city with it.

Comprehensive Biomaterials II

(a) Three-dimensional visualization of a cortical subregion in a mouse femur with the canal network (red) and osteocyte lacunae (yellow). Image acquired with synchrotron radiation nano-computed tomography at a resolution of 700 nm (b) ...

Author: Kevin Healy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0081006926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 4858

View: 148

Comprehensive Biomaterials II, Second Edition brings together the myriad facets of biomaterials into one expertly-written series of edited volumes. Articles address the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field, their strengths and weaknesses, their future prospects, appropriate analytical methods and testing, device applications and performance, emerging candidate materials as competitors and disruptive technologies, research and development, regulatory management, commercial aspects, and applications, including medical applications. Detailed coverage is given to both new and emerging areas and the latest research in more traditional areas of the field. Particular attention is given to those areas in which major recent developments have taken place. This new edition, with 75% new or updated articles, will provide biomedical scientists in industry, government, academia, and research organizations with an accurate perspective on the field in a manner that is both accessible and thorough. Reviews the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, performance, and future prospects Covers all significant emerging technologies in areas such as 3D printing of tissues, organs and scaffolds, cell encapsulation; multimodal delivery, cancer/vaccine - biomaterial applications, neural interface understanding, materials used for in situ imaging, and infection prevention and treatment Effectively describes the many modern aspects of biomaterials from basic science, to clinical applications

The Latin Dialect of the Ager Faliscus

The inscription then continues with med followed by a lacuna that has on its left edge the left half of an fand on its right edge the middle part of a shaft (see fig.12.1), which can be part of an i, t, or z, but not of an a (pace ...

Author: Gabriël C. L. M. Bakkum

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9056295624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 678

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Annotation. Although the Ager Faliscus lay between the areas where Etruscan, Latin and Sabellic languages were spoken, the inscriptions from the area from before c.150 bce show that it used a speech of its own, known as Faliscan. Most scholars agree that Faliscan is linguistically very close to Latin, but the hypothesis that it is in fact a Latin dialect has not been the subject of a major publication until now. In this work, the linguistic data on Faliscan provided by the inscriptions are analyzed and compared to the languages of the surrounding areas. Sociolinguistic aspects such as language contact and local identity are discussed as well. The main conclusion is that Faliscan can indeed be regarded as a dialect of Latin. The work includes a re-edition of all inscriptions, in many cases based on autopsy. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789056295622.

Lacuna The Ashes of Humanity

The Lacuna series continues with Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity, coming in 2014. THE LACUNAVERSE Thank you for reading! If you got this David Adams 134 Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity.

Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Humans thought that they could stand amongst the older races. They believed, in their hubris, that the perils of interstellar travel could be mastered within a single generation. That they would be spared the wrath of the Toralii. Now humanity lies in ashes. The cradle of our civilization, Earth, is nothing more than a charred husk, a dead world in an empty solar system in an unremarkable corner of the galaxy. The war is over. We lost. Captain Melissa Liao and the remaining band of Humans, numbering barely in the tens of thousands, hold the future of their entire species in their hands. They must settle a new world, encounter friends and enemies new and old, and plant the seeds of hope in the ashes of humanity. Book four of the Lacuna series. - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming 2014!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Imperfect - Faith

The Tel Dan Inscription

However, the leftmost portion of this 'aleph has been totally damaged because of a very deep lacuna in the stone. There is no difficulty, though, in identifying this letter as an 'aleph. This lacuna presents an interesting problem that ...

Author: George Athas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567322823

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The first book-length treatment of the most important, and controversial, inscription found in Israel in recent years. The inscription contains a possible mention of the name 'David' and is thought by many scholars to verify the existence of this king. Contains a full account of the discovery, epigraphic analysis, palaeographical analysis, possible arrangement of the three fragments discovered, textual analysis and historical commentary. It is more thorough in each of these treatments than any preceding discussion, and reviews all of the major theories about the inscription, with a well-considered conclusion. This is a volume 360 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series and volume 12 in the Copenhagen International Seminar subseries.

State of Exception

1.11 Accordingtosomewriters,inthestateofnecessity“thejudgeelab- orates a positive lawof crisis, just as, in normal times, he fills in juridical lacunae” (Mathiot 1956, 424). In this way the problem of the state of exception is put into ...

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226009262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue that this unusual extension of power, or "state of exception," has historically been an underexamined and powerful strategy that has the potential to transform democracies into totalitarian states. The sequel to Agamben's Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, State of Exception is the first book to theorize the state of exception in historical and philosophical context. In Agamben's view, the majority of legal scholars and policymakers in Europe as well as the United States have wrongly rejected the necessity of such a theory, claiming instead that the state of exception is a pragmatic question. Agamben argues here that the state of exception, which was meant to be a provisional measure, became in the course of the twentieth century a normal paradigm of government. Writing nothing less than the history of the state of exception in its various national contexts throughout Western Europe and the United States, Agamben uses the work of Carl Schmitt as a foil for his reflections as well as that of Derrida, Benjamin, and Arendt. In this highly topical book, Agamben ultimately arrives at original ideas about the future of democracy and casts a new light on the hidden relationship that ties law to violence.

Ren of Atikala The Scars of Northaven

The Lacuna series (science fiction) The Lacuna series (science fiction) The Lacuna series (science fiction) The Lacuna series (science fiction) Lacuna The Sands of Karathi The Spectre of Oblivion The Ashes of Humanity The Prelude to ...

Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN: 1310146675

Category: Fiction

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I am Ren of Atikala. Kobold. Prisoner. Experiment. My father owns me and my days are full of pain. I have many stories to tell. This one is about death. Kobolds die every day. Even hatchlings are familiar with death, taught to understand it from an early age. Death is our nursemaid. By the time a hatchling has reached adulthood it has seen a hundred lives ended. Humans do things differently. Humans avoid talking of death. It is spoken in whispers, avoided in conversation. When they must discuss it they use euphemisms, silly phrases like “passed on” or “sleeping” or “gone away”. They are hoping, perhaps, they can pretend such euphemisms will not one day apply to them. Ultimately, though, they always do. These are some of the hardest times I have ever faced and some of my sweetest joys. I have so many stories to tell but this one should come next. It will take some time. This is the story of how I came to truly understand death, and what it means to take a life. The Kobolds series: #1: Ren of Atikala #2: Ren of Atikala: The Scars of Northaven (Now available for preorder!) Other stories set in Drathari, the World of Shattered Dreams: - The Gods are Silent, a short story (Coming early 2015!).

Journal of Botany

through the lacunä . Plants living in wet places present the well - known peculiarity , in common with water plants in general , of having the ligneous portion of the fibro - vascular bundles only slightly developed .

Author: Berthold Seemann

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Category: Botany

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The Proof from Prophecy

( f ) The lacuna in Dial 74 We shall treat two questions : How much of Justin's argument is missing , and how can one reconstruct a train of thought bridging the lacuna ? Some scholars , like Th . Zahn7 and A. L. Williams , 68 take as ...

Author: Oskar Skarsaune

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004074682

Category: Religion

Page: 505

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A Teacher for All Generations

The Seven Rules Here are seven rules that I have found helpful as I restore the text of lacunae: 1 Measure the lacuna with a clean piece of paper, marking the distance between its beginning and end. Then move the paper before, after, ...

Author: Eric Farrel Mason

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004215204

Category: Bible

Page: 1

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This collection of essays honors James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. An international group of scholars including peers specializing in Second Temple Judaism and Biblical Studies, colleagues past and present, and former students offers essays that interact in various ways with ideas and themes important in VanderKam's own work. The collection is divided into five sections spanning two volumes. The first volume includes essays on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East along with studies on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Essays in the second volume address topics in early Judaism, Enoch traditions and Jubilees, and the New Testament and early Christianity.

The Land to the Elect and Justice for All

lacuna is from that verse. However, the clear taw ending of the last word otherwise in the lacuna means an exact quotation of verse 8 in the MT form is impossible. If the word at the end of the lacuna is from verse 8 it must be N97E9B.

Author: Mika S. Pajunen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 352555060X

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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A Focus on the collection of “apocryphal” psalms in 4Q381 and other similar psalm collections

A Commentary on Livy

The lacuna in Polybius must have referred to the sending of these letters, and specified Byzantium as well as Rhodes. Whether L. made the distinction between Rhodes, to whom ambassadors were sent, and the other states, who only received ...

Author: John Briscoe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199216649

Category: History

Page: 823

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This is the fourth and final volume of John Briscoe's commentary on Livy's History of Rome. Books 41-45, the last surviving books, cover the years 178-167 BC and depict the Third Macedonian War which lasted from 171-168 BC, resulting in the destruction of the Macedonian monarchy.