Suspended Sentences

Three Novellas
Author: Patrick Modiano
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300198051
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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Presents three short novels which explore the influence of the past, the complexities of human relationships, and the mysterious power of Paris over its residents and visitors.

Suspended Sentences

Fictions of Atonement
Author: Mark A. McWatt
Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd
ISBN: 9781845230012
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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When a group of graduating students is caught vandalizing an exclusive Guyanese club, their punishment is to write a short story about the newly independent Guyana. Years later, as a tribute to the life of one of the former classmates now feared dead, the author has collected the rest of the stories written by his classmates. The group of stories works like Chaucerian tales to slowly reveal their teller as well as to chart the history and future of Guyanese fiction.

Suspended Sentences


Author: Brian Garfield
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3958591000
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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A taut collection of razor-sharp stories of men at society's edge. Although best known as an author of westerns and espionage fiction, Brian Garfield is at heart an observer of human behavior. While traveling, he sometimes writes short fiction, usually setting the story in whatever city or country he just left. The eight stories in this slim volume are fine examples of Garfield's keen eye. Mostly tales of crime and criminals, they star men like Deke Allen, a long-haired building contractor arrested after a rat-shoot for driving with his father's shotgun on the seat. There are women like Vicky, a desperate con artist who engineers one of history's most outlandish scams. But running throughout these suspenseful stories is the sensibility of a writer fascinated by the characters behind the crimes.

Suspended Sentences


Author: Albert Joseph Guerard
Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 135
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Stories on various subjects in cosmopolitan settings. The story, Davos in Winter, is on a roulette player in a casino in Switzerland, while Turista is on a marital argument during a holiday abroad.

Death Sentence


Author: Brian Garfield
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3958591086
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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In the sequel to Death Wish, Paul Benjamin continues his vigilante killing spree. Paul Benjamin was an ordinary New Yorker until a gang of drug addicts killed his wife and raped his daughter. When the police proved helpless, Benjamin bought a gun and found his own vengeance, methodically tracking the addicts and killing them one by one. Now he is in Chicago, and the cycle of violence is about to begin anew. On his first night in the city, he stumbles out of a bar in a bad part of town, pretending to be drunk. When two thugs set upon him, they find their quarry sober and armed. He kills them both, escaping before the police arrive. They will not be the last of Chicago's criminal class to suffer his wrath. Written by Garfield as "penance" for the success of the grisly film adaptation of Death Wish, this sequel shows that when a decent man relies on violence to settle scores, murder becomes addictive.

Dora Bruder


Author: Patrick Modiano
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520962028
Category: Fiction
Page: 123
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Patrick Modiano opens Dora Bruder by telling how in 1988 he stumbled across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir. Placed by the parents of a 15-year-old Jewish girl, Dora Bruder, who had run away from her Catholic boarding school, the ad sets Modiano off on a quest to find out everything he can about Dora and why, at the height of German reprisals, she ran away on a bitterly cold day from the people hiding her. He finds only one other official mention of her name on a list of Jews deported from Paris to Auschwitz in September 1942. With no knowledge of Dora Bruder aside from these two records, Modiano continues to dig for fragments from Dora's past. What little he discovers in official records and through remaining family members, becomes a meditation on the immense losses of the peroid—lost people, lost stories, and lost history. Modiano delivers a moving account of the ten-year investigation that took him back to the sights and sounds of Paris under the Nazi Occupation and the paranoia of the Pétain regime as he tries to find connections to Dora. In his efforts to exhume her from the past, Modiano realizes that he must come to terms with the specters of his own troubled adolescence. The result, a montage of creative and historical material, is Modiano's personal rumination on loss, both memoir and memorial.

Pure Hollywood

And Other Stories
Author: Christine Schutt
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802165656
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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“With terse sentences that read like poetry, Schutt strips each scene of excess context and cuts to the heart of the moment....Schutt's haunting yet lyrical words linger long after the final page.”—Los Angeles Times Hailed by George Saunders as “a truly gifted writer,” with Pure Hollywood & Other Stories, Pulitzer Prize finalist and O Henry Prize winner Christine Schutt returns to the short story form that launched her acclaimed career and her inimitable style that John Ashbery once described as “pared down but rich, dense, fevered, exactly right and even eerily beautiful.” In 11 captivating tales, Pure Hollywood brings us into private worlds of corrupt familial love, intimacy, longing, and danger. From an alcoholic widowed actress living in desert seclusion, to a young mother whose rejection of her child has terrible consequences, a newlywed couple who ignore the violent warnings of a painter burned by love, to an eerie portrait of erotic obsession, each story in Pure Hollywood is an imagistic snapshot of what it means to live and learn love and hurt. In league with JD Salinger, Katherine Mansfield and Guy De Maupassant, in Pure Hollywood Schutt gives us sharply suspenseful and masterfully dark interior portraits of ordinary lives, infused with her signature observation and surprise. Timeless, incisive, and precise, these tales are a rush of blood to the head, portals through which we open our eyes and see the world anew.

Community-Based Corrections


Author: Leanne Alarid,Paul Cromwell,Rolando del Carmen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 049509482X
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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Up-to-date, comprehensive, and objective, COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS gives you essential information on the wide array of punishment and treatment programs that constitute alternatives to incarceration. You'll be introduced into a number of programs--such as probation, parole, electronic monitoring, house arrest, day-treatment centers, boot camps, restitution, and fines-designed to meet the needs and levels of risk posed by the individual offender. Additionally, you will learn about the practical and legal matters involved in running these programs, and you'll gain insight into their historical, philosophical, social, and legal underpinnings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Punishment & Sentencing


Author: Mirko Bageric
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843142465
Category: Law
Page: 328
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Young Once


Author: Patrick Modiano
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590179560
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Young Once is a crucial book in the career of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. It was his breakthrough novel, in which he stripped away the difficulties of his earlier work and found a clear, mysteriously moving voice for his haunting stories of love, nostalgia, and grief. It has also been called “the most gripping Modiano book of all” (Der Spiegel). Odile and Louis are leading a happy, bucolic life with their two children in the French countryside near the Swiss mountains. It is Odile’s thirty-fifth birthday, and Louis’s thirty-fifth birthday is a few weeks away. Then the story shifts back to their early years: Louis, just freed from his military service and at loose ends, is taken up by a shady character who brings him to Paris to do some work for a friend who manages a garage; Odile, an aspiring singer, is at the mercy of the kindness and unkindness of strangers. In a Paris that is steeped in crime and full of secrets, they find each other and struggle together to create what, looking back, will have been their youth.

Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Labor and laboring classes
Page: N.A
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Bulletin


Author: New York (State). Industrial Commission
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Employers' liability
Page: N.A
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Sentencing Reform and Penal Change

The Victorian experience
Author: Arie Freiberg AM,Stuart Ross
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862873322
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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An examination of the relationship between sentencing law and policy as it has evolved in Victoria over more than a century. In this major addition to the Australasian Studies in Criminology Series, the authors outline the relationship between sentencing reform and penal change: how sentencing systems develop and operate; how and why certain sanctions are created, how they are implemented and how they interact with each other. The authors argue that legislative sentencing reform and its effects can only be understood as one element in a larger set of institutional, political and demographic factors which influence the criminal justice system as a whole. They draw comparisons with other Australian States and experience overseas where their findings and analysis have great relevance.

The High Divide


Author: Lin Enger
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616204753
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Abandoned by her husband and her two sons who went out to search for him, Gretta Pope must follow her family across the rugged badlands of 1880s Montana. By the author of Undiscovered Country. 35,000 first printing.