District Attorney Joanne Kuhlman is struggling to put her own life together after the trauma of retrieving her children from her ex-husband who had kidnapped them. Now she must make a decision that could end her career. While trying three defendants for robbery, Joanne discovers a far more serious crime may be unfolding. One of the defendants is ignorant of the true nature of the crime. His attorney and mother insist he was cruelly exploited by his crime partners. When the young man disappears, Joanne fears he may have been murdered in a ruth act to silence him. Her sympathies for this defendant lead her to entangle herself with his attractive attorney and compromise her career so the truth may be revealed.
Skolastik Fantazya, arkaik dönemlerin olağanüstü masallarına ilişkin çağdaş popüler kültür odağından yapılmış eleştirel bir fiil çekimi; verili olana tutsaklığın bastırılmış acısını bin bir türlü oyalamayla savuşturan popüler kültür olgusunun iğdiş edici değerler alanına yönelik yapısökümcü bir girişim… "Büyü bozucu" bir girişim de denebilir buna.
Değişmeden kalanı görüp rahatlama ve böylelikle var olanı kabullenme dürtüsünün onayına katkıda bulunur bu girişim. Bu yüzdendir ki, etkisi sözcüğün gerçek anlamında ideolojiktir. Masallar, belki de en çok bu niteliklerinden ötürü "değişmeyen mutlak"ın anlatılarıdır. Masalın gizli politik/ideolojik önermesi geniş halk kitleleri üzerinde yarattığı büyülü onayda bulur yankısını... Masallar kurgusal alternatif bir sosyo-politik toplum modeli önermez. Olsa olsa kurulu toplumsal düzenin karşısına çıkarılacak olası alternatif düşünme biçimlerini öne çıkarmayı amaçlar. Masal bir yönüyle de teselli edici bir tür fantastik yatıştırıcıdır. Uyuşturmayı, teselli etmeyi amaçladığı ölçüde acıtır; uyuşturduğu yer zaten acının merkezidir… Skolastik Fantazya, popüler haz odaklı yaşamsal rutine yönelik bir uyarıdır. Kişilerin gerçek yaşamlarına fazladan hayal taşır.
"The Music of Erich Zann" is a short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft. Written in December 1921, it was first published in National Amateur, March 1922. A university student is forced, by his lack of funds, to take the only lodging he can afford. In a strange part of the city he had never seen before, on a street named "Rue d'Auseil", he finds an apartment in an almost empty building. One of the few other tenants is an old German man named Erich Zann.
The old man is mute and plays the viol with a local orchestra. He lives on the top floor and when alone at night, plays strange melodies never heard before.
When Kenneth Earl advertises for someone to help him catalogue his vast collection of music, Maggie -- the final candidate -- is his last hope. What he doesn't know, however, is that this isn't the first time that Maggie has been to Earl House, and it's no coincidence that she applied for the job. As a child, Maggie and her mother lived near the river that runs past the house. Maggie's memories of that time are patchy, like pieces from a jigsaw puzzle that don't quite fit: she remembers Kenneth's son, William; a boat; a dog; she remembers children singing, and being alone, afraid. She remembers -- afterwards -- returning home, mute, refusing to speak. For her, going back to Earl House as an adult offers the chance to fill in the gaps and finally, perhaps, lay the ghosts of her childhood: for her, as for William, this is her chance to reclaim her past. Written in clear, ringing prose, "The Song House" is about language and music, memory and place, about who we are and the narratives we weave about the events of our lives. Beautiful and haunting, its cadences, themes and characters will resonate with the reader long after the final page is finished. 'An extraordinarily instinctive writer with a delicate feel for language' "Observer"
In Botswana, people of the north live in harmony with the wildlife, yet predators and poachers freely roam. The lions may be kings, but hyenas will steal their prey.
A Chobe Game Park pack led by the alpha female is especially fear. The locals call her Kotsi Mosadi, Setswana for Danger Woman. Following a recent rash of deaths and dismembered body parts appearing in the park, District Superintendent Sanderson is alerted to the discovery of a ravaged human skull, believed to be the work of the Russian Bratva. Fresh from St. Petersburg, led by Oleg Lenka, these mafiosi think it will be a cinch to take over the region's high-end tourist trade and in particular the casino/hotel operation that is the fiercely held, final dream of American billionaire Leo Painter. Sanderson's friend and, it must be said, her lover, Inspector Kgabo Modise of the Botswana Police Service, is tasked to remove them. Arriving from Gabarone, deploying limited staff undercover, Modise is quickly swept into a complex set of moves orchestrated to outwit not so much Lenka, a traditional kind of thug, but his mistress Irena Davidova, the Bratva's own Danger Woman. She's the alpha of the Russian pack--but for how long? Aided by Sanderson, who has some clever moves of her own, Modise and his team gradually undermine the Bratva's assumption that the intimidation tactics that worked in St.
Petersburg will work in Botswana, a country where the police are unarmed. And Leo has a ruth Russian of his own in play, plus resources from Chicago. In parallel, a very pregnant Kotsi Mosadi is fully engaged keeping control of her pack and outwitting relent lions. Within the majestic park, the interplay of predator and prey, the unpredictability of conflicting interests, and the heartness of the Bratva culture finally collide to upend an otherwise ordinary night on the Chobe River.
قارئي العزيز.. أرفقت لك هذه الوصفة المليئة بالفيتامينات الفاخرة لتساعدك على تطوير ذاتك للأفضل، وسنجعل منك شخصآ ناجحآ يوما ما .. وأتمنى أن لا تتردد لتخبرني بأنك أصبحت أفضل بعد الانتهاء من هذه الوصفة.