Golden Boy

Roman
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406698042
Category: Fiction
Page: 335
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Aravind Adigas dritter Roman erzählt von zwei jungen Brüdern auf der Suche nach sich selbst, vom Sport als Aufstiegschance und gnadenlosem Wettbewerb, von jungen Talenten und alten Talentsuchern, von Liebe und Ausbeutung, von Leidenschaft und Gewalt. Manjunath Kumar ist vierzehn. Er weiß, dass er ein guter Kricketspieler ist, vielleicht sogar so gut wie sein älterer Bruder Radha. Er weiß, warum er seinen dominanten und sportbesessenen Vater fürchtet, seinen brillanten Bruder bewundert und von der Welt amerikanischer Serien sowie interessanter wissenschaftlicher Fakten fasziniert ist. Aber es gibt vieles, das er noch nicht weiß – über sich selbst und die Welt um ihn herum. Als er Radhas großen Rivalen kennenlernt, einen privilegierten Jungen voller Selbstvertrauen, beginnt sich für Manju alles auf den Kopf zu stellen und er muss Entscheidungen treffen, die seine Welt verändern. Suggestiv und sensibel, bissig und schwungvoll – ein neuer, eindrucksvoller Roman des indischen Bestsellerautors und Booker-Prize-Gewinners

Golden boy

Man lernt nie aus! / [Aus dem Japan. von Dorothea Überall]
Author: Tatsuya Egawa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783551761606
Category:
Page: 202
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Golden boy

Die ultimative Gier / [aus dem Japan. von Marcus Wehner]
Author: Tasuya Egawa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783551761569
Category:
Page: 200
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Golden Boy


Author: Clifford Odets
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822204565
Category: Drama
Page: 81
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THE STORY: The Acting Edition contains notes showing how nearly all scene changes may be made with a minimum of effort. People are inclined to laugh at Joe, a moody young Italian with cockeyed notions. At heart a musician--he has a real talent for

Golden Boy


Author: Tara Sullivan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603321
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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“Harrowing but ultimately redemptive…the murder of Tanzania's albinos is a real and horrific phenomenon of the past 15 years, a cold fact that makes the fictional events in ‘Golden Boy’ more moving and consequential than those in any dystopian young-adult chase-drama.” —The Wall Street Journal *"A riveting snapshot of one Tanzanian boy who makes himself matter." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review *“Readers will be haunted by Habo’s voice as he seeks a place of dignity and respect in society. An important and affecting story.” —School Library Journal, starred review Thirteen-year-old Habo has always been different—light eyes, yellow hair and white skin. Not the good brown skin his family has and not the white skin of tourists. Habo is strange and alone. His father, unable to accept Habo, abandons the family; his mother can scarcely look at him. His brothers are cruel and the other children never invite him to play. Only his sister Asu loves him well. But even Asu can't take the sting away when the family is forced from their small Tanzanian village, and Habo knows he is to blame. Seeking refuge in Mwanza, Habo and his family journey across the Serengeti. His aunt is glad to open her home until she sees Habo for the first time, and then she is only afraid. Suddenly, Habo has a new word for himself: Albino. But they hunt Albinos in Mwanza because Albino body parts are thought to bring good luck. And soon Habo is being hunted by a fearsome man with a machete. To survive, Habo must not only run, but find a way to love and accept himself.

Golden Boy


Author: Paul Hornung
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439104149
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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Paul Hornung was football's "Golden Boy" -- handsome, talented, and fabulously successful. He had a great career at Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy (the only player ever to win it on a team with a losing record). He was the #1 draft pick in the NFL and went to the Green Bay Packers, a terrible team soon transformed by a new head coach, Vince Lombardi. Hornung's Packer teams would become a dynasty, and ten of his teammates (as well as Lombardi) would eventually join him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hornung led the NFL in scoring from 1959 to 1961, setting a single-season scoring record in 1960 that still stands. He was Player of the Year in 1960 and 1961. Hornung always loved the good life. He had girlfriends all across the country, and he was a regular at Toots Shor's and at clubs in Chicago and Los Angeles. A frustrated Lombardi once asked him whether he wanted to be a player or a playboy, and his teammates joked about his Hollywood ambitions. On game days Hornung was always ready to play, but the night after a game -- and sometimes even the night before -- was a different story. For Hornung, the good life came at a price: his gambling cost him a year's suspension from the NFL in 1963. He accepted his punishment, refusing to implicate anyone else, but in this autobiography he reveals just how widespread gambling was in the NFL. However, on the playing field Hornung and his Packer teammates made football history. Bart Starr, Max McGee, Jim Taylor, Ray Nitschke, Jerry Kramer, Jim Ringo, Ron Kramer, Forrest Gregg, Fuzzy Thurston, Willie Davis, Herb Adderley, Willie Wood -- they're all here, and Hornung has great stories to tell about them and about some of their biggest games together. Golden Boy is a must-read for football fans, a colorful, candid slice of pigskin history from one of the game's immortal legends.

Golden Boy

Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
Author: Martin Booth
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466818581
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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At seven years old, Martin Booth found himself with all of Hong Kong at his feet. His father was posted there in 1952, and this memoir is his telling of that youth, a time when he had access to the corners of a colony normally closed to a "Gweilo," a "pale fellow" like him. His experiences were colorful and vast. Befriending rickshaw coolies and local stallholders, he learned Cantonese, sampled delicacies such as boiled water beetles and one-hundred-year-old eggs, and participated in vibrant festivals. He even entered the forbidden Kowloon Walled City, wandered into a secret lair of Triads, and visited an opium den. From the plink-plonk man with his dancing monkey to the Queen of Kowloon (a crazed tramp who may have been a Romanov), Martin Booth saw it all---but his memoir illustrates the deeper challenges he faced in his warring parents: a broad-minded mother who embraced all things Chinese and a bigoted father who was enraged by his family's interest in "going native." Martin Booth's compelling memoir, the last book he completed before dying, glows with infectious curiosity and humor and is an intimate representation of the now extinct time and place of his growing up.

The Golden Boy


Author: Beverley Wood,Chris Wood
Publisher: Global Professional Publishi
ISBN: 9781551929538
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 276
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Angry with his newly remarried father, thirteen-year-old Tomi runs away--meeting a dog named Patsy Ann in the process--and the two of them get sucked back in time to Juneau, Alaska, where Tomi must solve two of the town's mysteries and find his way home.

The Golden Boy


Author: John Vaux
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781413490046
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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Many stories have been told about Albert Speer and Adolf Hitler; but not like this one! As Architect turned Armaments Minister for The Third Reich, Speer was perhaps the most controversial man of his time. His close relationship with Hitler condemned him to twenty years imprisonment and labelled him a war criminal. But a question mark still hangs over his head. Was he the only good Nazi - an innocent man caught up in a nightmare he couldn't escape? Or was his an active, willing participation in the evil of the Holocaust?

Golden Boy

A Novel
Author: Abigail Tarttelin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147670581X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament candidate husband and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbling in the wake of a friend's betrayal and the secret about Max's intersexual identity.

The Toff and the Golden Boy


Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755146182
Category: Fiction
Page: 146
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There is an outbreak of robberies with threatened violence on small shops in London. ‘The Toff’ is curious as no one really understands the motive for these crimes which at first seem petty, albeit serious. However, he discovers there is much more at stake, and is caught up in a rising crescendo of violence, mayhem and attempted murder.

The Golden Boy


Author: Robert Hatch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317765168
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 238
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This is the first autobiography to be published by The Haworth Press. This is the first autobiography to be published by Harrington Park Press. The place is New York City. The time is the decade before the plague of AIDS. Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, “score” hunting, sex without fear, and upward mobility. To none did The Big Apple offer greater rewards than to those young men who had the envied “male model” look. Author James Melson belonged to this exclusive clique: he was tall, blond, muscular, and very “straight looking.” He was a model at 19, and by 25, was a highly successful Wall Street banker. His good looks offered him immediate entry into exclusive clubs and onto the sexual fast track with actors, male models, and other members of the “Clique.” The author brings you behind the scenes into the lifestyle of the handsome “Clique”--providing details of the vigorous and entertaining excitement of the times. He exposes--for one of the few times in print--the lesser-known attitudes of the “Clique” and their disdain for “ugly faggots,” their obsession with strictly the chic and glamorous, and the fast lane life of partying and sex. For 200 pages, the reader is brought back to the era that for many older readers is just a memory, and for younger readers a time they never knew--when to be a “Golden Boy” was to be a prince, and sex was only fun and games. The Golden Boy autobiography ends when the author is diagnosed with AIDS, abandoned by a lover and friends, and left to look back on his life with a growing perspective. The role of “good looks” and people with AIDS is rarely talked about, particularly by gay survivors whose lesser appeal was once perhaps a curse but then ultimately their saving grace. This is not just another AIDS autobiography but a document dealing indirectly with this fact of life. The autobiography is introduced by Larry Mass, MD, an internationally recognized social historian/physician who examines the “Culture of Narcissism” in that era. Arnie Kantrowitz then presents an astonishingly frank and perhaps shocking Epilogue which will have many readers wanting to re-read the book.

Sidney Crosby


Author: Dave McMahon
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1617149527
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Highlights the life and career of of the hockey star who was the number one draft pick for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005.

The Golden Boy


Author: James Melson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560242437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 219
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This is the first autobiography to be published by The Haworth Press. This is the first autobiography to be published by Harrington Park Press. The place is New York City. The time is the decade before the plague of AIDS. Thousands of gay men were living a free-wheeling lifestyle of club hopping, “score” hunting, sex without fear, and upward mobility. To none did The Big Apple offer greater rewards than to those young men who had the envied “male model” look. Author James Melson belonged to this exclusive clique: he was tall, blond, muscular, and very “straight looking.” He was a model at 19, and by 25, was a highly successful Wall Street banker. His good looks offered him immediate entry into exclusive clubs and onto the sexual fast track with actors, male models, and other members of the “Clique.” The author brings you behind the scenes into the lifestyle of the handsome “Clique”--providing details of the vigorous and entertaining excitement of the times. He exposes--for one of the few times in print--the lesser-known attitudes of the “Clique” and their disdain for “ugly faggots,” their obsession with strictly the chic and glamorous, and the fast lane life of partying and sex. For 200 pages, the reader is brought back to the era that for many older readers is just a memory, and for younger readers a time they never knew--when to be a “Golden Boy” was to be a prince, and sex was only fun and games. The Golden Boy autobiography ends when the author is diagnosed with AIDS, abandoned by a lover and friends, and left to look back on his life with a growing perspective. The role of “good looks” and people with AIDS is rarely talked about, particularly by gay survivors whose lesser appeal was once perhaps a curse but then ultimately their saving grace. This is not just another AIDS autobiography but a document dealing indirectly with this fact of life. The autobiography is introduced by Larry Mass, MD, an internationally recognized social historian/physician who examines the “Culture of Narcissism” in that era. Arnie Kantrowitz then presents an astonishingly frank and perhaps shocking Epilogue which will have many readers wanting to re-read the book.

The End of the Dream

The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases
Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Planet Ann Rule, LLC
ISBN: 1940018412
Category: True Crime
Page: 564
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AS SEEN ON 48 HOURS -- AN EXPLOSIVE ACCOUNT OF LETHAL GREED AND TWISTED DESIRE, FROM THE FILES OF AMERICA'S #1 TRUE CRIME WRITER, ANN RULE! They were best friends, four talented and charismatic young men who lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and unabashed ladies' man; and Mark, the musician and poet. With their stunning good looks, whip-sharp minds, athletic bodies -- and no lack of women who adored them -- none of them seemed slated for disaster. But few knew the reality behind the leafy screen that surrounded Seven Cedars, Scott's woodland dream home -- a tree house equipped with every luxury. From this idyllic enclave, some of these trusted friends would become the quarry for a vigilant Seattle police detective and an FBI special agent, who unmasked clues to disturbing secrets that spawned murder, suicide, million-dollar bank robberies, drug-dealing, and heartbreaking betrayal. When the end came in a violent stand-off, the ringleader of the foursome -- the fugitive dubbed "Hollywood" for his ingenious disguises and flawless getaways; the persuasive talker who turned his friends into accomplices -- faced a final chapter no one could have predicted. In a blast of automatic gunfire, the highest and lowest motives of the human heart were, at last, revealed. Along with four other true-crime tales, The End of the Dream is a masterful and compelling tour of the criminal mind from Ann Rule.

Kinder des Jacarandabaums

Roman
Author: Sahar Delijani
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426423111
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Sie spielen im Hof, unter den blühenden Zweigen des Jacarandabaums. Wie ganz normale, glückliche Kinder sehen sie aus, Neda und ihre Cousinen. Doch die Mütter sind fort, eingesperrt für ihren Kampf um Freiheit im Iran. Jahre später, als Neda sich in den jungen Reza verliebt, begreift sie, dass die Vergangenheit der Eltern ihre Liebe zu zerstören droht. Neda beschließt, das jahrelange Schweigen über das Geschehene zu brechen. Sahar Delíjanís bewegender Roman ist ein großes Panorama der Generationen und eine Liebeserklärung an die Menschen in ihrer Heimat.

Taking Down the Golden Boy


Author: David Tacium
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984566210
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Set in 1970s Winnipeg, this novel describes the incompatibilities and affinities of fundamentalist religion and sexuality in a friendship between two eighteen-year-olds. Tim Evans’s troubled attraction to Stephen Seton fires a questioning spirit—a quest for understanding. Stephen appears to cling to his faith while giving signs that he too is different. They show their inability to come out to each other produces drama. Other characters include the boys’ families, girlfriends, a Marxist, a gay activist pianist, a prisoner who gets released, a charismatic youth pastor, and the city's famous landmark—the Golden Boy.

G is for Golden Boy

A Manitoba Alphabet
Author: Larry Verstraete
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1534126112
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Where can one find a town nicknamed the "Polar Bear Capital of the World"? Or see more than 3,000 beluga whales? Or stand along a lakeshore and hear the sound of the Great Kitchie Manitou beating a huge drum? Visit the province of Manitoba in G is for Golden Boy: A Manitoba Alphabet and learn about these and other wonders, along with fascinating history and important facts. Readers can traverse northern Manitoba on the amazing Ice Roads, a 2,200-km network of temporary roads; attend a dogsled race at the Festival de Voyageur in St. Boniface; or take a trip back in time at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden. From the A of Ancient Shores to the Z of the Z-dike, G is for Golden Boy showcases the history and natural wonders of Manitoba.Larry Verstraete, a native Manitoban, grew up in the French Quarter of Winnipeg, a stone's throw from the Golden Boy. A former teacher, he now spends his time writing, visiting young readers in schools and libraries, and presenting at conferences and festivals. Larry lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brian Lund recently retired from a career in digital mapping at the City of Winnipeg and now has time to indulge his passion for oil painting. He has a degree in Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba, and is a self-taught artist. Brian lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.