Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375420525

Category: Fiction

Page: 709

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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

House of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 889251539X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children. Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices. The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.

The Familiar, Volume 1

One Rainy Day in May

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0375714952

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

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From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

Bookmarked

Author: Michael Seidlinger

Publisher: Ig Publishing

ISBN: 9781632460516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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In his entry inthe acclaimed Bookmarked series, Michael Seidlinger takes on Mark Z. Danielewski's contemporary classic, House of Leaves."

Only Revolutions

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0385611390

Category: Teenagers

Page: 384

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From Mark Z Danielewski, author of the cult bestseller House of Leaves, comes the astonishing Only Revolutions, a shoot-from-the-hip American road novel about Sam and Hailey - two wayward and wild kids who magically career across the American mainland and from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War and beyond. Powered by an ever-evolving fleet of cars, these two teenagers never age and never stop. They crash parties in New Orleans, barrel up the Mississippi, and blast through the Badlands, cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself. And where this journey takes them is what sets the pages, even the actual book, turning. Alternating between Hailey and Sam, this kaleidoscopic novel spins the strangest, most gripping and lyrical love story published in more than a generation.

The House of Leaves

Author: Nathaniel Tarn

Publisher: Shearsman Library

ISBN: 9781848615922

Category: Poetry

Page: 166

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Poetry. The Nathaniel Tarn emigrated to the USA in the early 1970s, and took up a position teaching at Rutgers in New Jersey. He quickly confirmed his new identity as an American poet by publishing two major volumes: Lyrics for the Bride of God, a book-length work, with New Directions, which is still in print, and this collection, which was published on the opposite coast by Back Sparrow Press. Both books staked out his territory in a startling manner, and laid the foundations for a burgeoning oeuvre.

Mark Z. Danielewski's The Whalestoe Letters

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Pelafina Lièvre

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780375714412

Category: Fiction

Page: 83

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Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Lièvre sent her son, Johnny Truant, a series of letters from The Three Attic Whalestoe Institute, a psychiatric facility in Ohio where she spent the final years of her life. Beautiful, heartfelt, and tragic, this correspondence reveals the powerful and deeply moving relationship between a brilliant though mentally ill mother and the precocious, gifted young son she never ceases to love. Originally contained within the monumental House of Leaves, this collection stands alone as a stunning portrait of mother and child. It is presented here along with a foreword by Walden D. Wyhrta and eleven previously unavailable letters.

The Fifty Year Sword

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908885999

Category: Children

Page: 285

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A local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orpahns on her birthday. The children are captivated by the storyteller who arrives and tells a tale of vengeance - and produces a long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold.

Blubber

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481414402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it is like when she, too, becomes a target. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.

House of Five Leaves

Author: Natsume Ono

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421550466

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 223

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Although Masa has uncovered some alarming secrets about Yaichi, he decides not to share them with the other members of the Five Leaves. Yet despite his caution, the bonds between the gang members continue to fray. And now, in the restless interlude before the crew’s final job, it seems that the sins of Yaichi’s past are finally catching up to him. -- VIZ Media

A Parchment of Leaves

Author: Silas House

Publisher: Ballantine Reader's Circle

ISBN: 0345464974

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In 1917, a Cherokee woman who leaves her community to marry a white man finds herself isolated and discriminated against as she tries to settle in to her new life. By the author of Clay's Quilt. Reprint.

Ghost Gifts

Author: Laura Spinella

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503950771

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden--until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder. Rocked by the discovery of a young woman's skeletal remains, the New England town of Surrey wants answers. Hard-nosed investigative reporter Levi St John is determined to get them. Aubrey has no choice but to get involved, even at the terrifying risk of stirring spirits connected to a dead woman's demise and piquing her new reporting partner's suspicions. As Aubrey and Levi delve further into the mystery, secrets are revealed and passion ignites. It seems that Aubrey's ghost gifts are poised to deliver everything but a normal life.

The Elf on the Shelf - a Christmas Tradition

Girl Dark

Author: Carol V. Aebersold,Chanda A. Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984365159

Category: Children

Page: N.A

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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.

The Name of this Book is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1474960553

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 402

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WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! Contains two extraordinary adventurers... A missing magicians diary... A symphony of smells... And a deadly secret. But wait, you already know too much! It is too late. Nothing will stop you now. Open the book if you must. But, please, tell no one. Over two million copies of THE SECRET SERIES sold

The Book of Leaves

Author: Allen J. Coombes,Zsolt Debreczy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782403302

Category: Leaves

Page: 656

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The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size in full-colour photographs taken on a lightbox and is accompanied by details of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which its found, as well as brief scientific and historical accounts. From the familiar friends of our backyards to the giants of the deep woods, The Book of Leaves brings the forest to life and to our living rooms as never before.

S.

Author: J. J. Abrams,Doug Dorst

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 9780316201643

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey. The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears. S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word.

Broken River

The most suspense-filled, inventive thriller you’ll read this year

Author: J Robert Lennon

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1782833358

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Following a string of affairs, Karl and Eleanor are giving their marriage one last shot: they're moving with their twelve-year-old daughter Irina from Brooklyn to a newly renovated, apparently charming old house near the upstate New York town of Broken River. Before their arrival, the house stood empty for over a decade. The reason is no secret. Twelve years previously, a brutal double murder took place there, a young couple killed in front of their child. The crime was never solved, and most locals consider the house cursed. The family may have left the deceptions of their city life behind them, but all three are still lying to each other, and to themselves. Before long the family's duplicity will unleash forces none of them could possibly have anticipated, putting them in mortal danger. This new novel by America's master of literary rule-breaking is part thriller, part family drama, part Gothic horror - and like all J.Robert Lennon's novels, it shows the consequences of human deceitfulness, and the dreadful force the past can exert on the present.

The Mourning After

Attending the Wake of Postmodernism

Author: Neil Edward Brooks,Josh Toth

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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Have we moved beyond postmodernism? Did postmodernism lose its oppositional value when it became a cultural dominant? While focusing on questions such as these, the articles in this collection consider the possibility that the death of a certain version of postmodernism marks a renewed attempt to re-negotiate and perhaps re-embrace many of the cultural, literary and theoretical assumptions that postmodernism seemly denied outright. Including contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field – N. Katherine Hayles, John D. Caputo, Paul Maltby, Jane Flax, among others – this collection ultimately comes together to perform a certain work of mourning. Through their explorations of this current epistemological shift in narrative and theoretical production, these articles work to “get over” postmodernism while simultaneously celebrating a certain postmodern inheritance, an inheritance that can offer us important avenues to understanding and affecting contemporary culture and society.