Swan Song


Author: Robert McCammon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501131427
Category: Fiction
Page: 928
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"In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets; Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station; and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels along Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gift"--

Swan Song

Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442905999
Category: Drama
Page: 380
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Swan Song


Author: Colin Thiele
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0734414234
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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An adventure story combining excitement, drama, tragedy and hope, set in a fragile natural environment. In Swan Song, Colin Thiele revisits the Coorong, the haunting setting of his classic story STORM BOY. Mitch Bird also lives in the Coorong. The son of a wildlife ranger, he rears a black swan which becomes his constant companion and ultimately helps save his life.

Swan song


Author: Henry Van McNeal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 71
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Swan Song


Author: John Stockmyer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595253636
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
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The "Swan" is slaughtering Kansas City cops, and big Bob Zapolska (Z) is asked to help track down the killer. At no risk to himself, of course!

Swan Song

The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance
Author: Mali Berger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462868995
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Swan Song: The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance emerged from a desire to write an inside story, an autobiography of the dream, muse and odd vision that never quite lets go of our memory. These inner senses from childhood to old age wanted a book, in fact demanded one. I recalled a story about an old, wisdom-woman in Ireland who each morning chose one of her lifetime journals, let it fall open to any page, and then spent her rocking chair days remembering that single day out of her years. Climbing a ladder, I pulled down twenty-five years of dated journals, stacked them on a wooden table, and proceeded to draw out memorable events that I used for Book One of Swan Song, created in New York City. It was becoming a novel with actual events that I had lived. However, something totally mysterious occurred. I began to experience the strangest dreams of my life. Several times a week I would find myself in Medieval Galway, Ireland, in a poor tenement or slum in the loft of Brian. I was telling him that he and his love must leave because bad times were coming. Brian saw me, wasnt afraid, believed my words and made plans for himself and his love, Daniela, to immigrate to New York. I dont want to tell readers anything else about the dreams or how they took over the novel and my life as I flew from JFK to Galway to dream the story on location. I have known for a long time that the inner senses control our outer, physical life. Not the other way around. We are taught that what happens during our awake days may become dreams. Wrong. Our dreams come first and regulate our physical days. Many years ago I read a few of Jane Roberts, Seth books. Now, in the midst of Swan Song, his ideas flowered again. Thus, the autobiography, fiction and research novel took on a whole new life and my inside story truly became The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance.

Swan Song: Hooded Swan 6


Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473219558
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds such as New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger has become a legend in his own time, flying the prototype vessel of a new starship.... Having escaped from his contract with Charlot, Grainger is hounded by the Caradoc Commpany, who wants to extract everything from his brain about his former employer. But Charlot has other plans, and Grainger suddenly finds himself back on the Hooded Swan, leading a rescue mission for the Swan's sister ship in the bizarre Nightingale Nebula. This last voyage proves costlier than the previous ones, as Grainger must risk not only his life - but his very soul!

Swan Song


Author: Daniel West
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329884043
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 130
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Legend has it that swans remain silent their entire life. When a swan realizes that their life is about to end, they break their lifetime of silence and sing a parting song to the world. In that song, they share all of the love, joy, and pain that they experienced in their life. In that song, they pass along all of the knowledge that they accumulated, in an attempt to keep that knowledge from being lost. If you ever get the privilege of hearing a swan sing, you will never forget that moment. Because, there can be no sound that is more beautiful, or more touching, than the song of a swan.

Swan Song

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019
Author: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473543932
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘The new Donna Tartt.’ Vogue 'Brilliantly captures Capote’s acid wit and his dramatic downfall.' The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A dazzlingly assured first novel... This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail.' - Sunday Times 'A whirlwind of a first novel. There is great pathos in the Swans’ woundings and in their inevitable decline. And the character of Truman himself shimmers through the novel in a wonderful blaze of eccentricity and excess. Outstanding.' – Rose Tremain ___________________________ They told him everything. He told everyone else. Over countless martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, they shared their deepest secrets and greatest fears. On exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, on private jets streaming towards Jamaica, on Yucatán beaches in secluded bays, they gossiped about sex, power, money, love and fame. They never imagined he would betray them so absolutely. In the autumn of 1975, after two decades of intimate friendships, Truman Capote detonated a literary grenade, forever rupturing the elite circle he’d worked so hard to infiltrate. Why did he do it, knowing what he stood to lose? Was it to punish them? To make them pay for their manners, money and celebrated names? Or did he simply refuse to believe that they could ever stop loving him? Whatever the motive, one thing remains indisputable: nine years after achieving wild success with In Cold Blood, Capote committed an act of professional and social suicide with his most lethal of weapons . . . Words. A dazzling debut about the line between gossip and slander, self-creation and self-preservation, SWAN SONG is the tragic story of the literary icon of his age and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans. ‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’ ______________________________ 'A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.' – William Boyd 'Scandalous, frenetic, amusing and tragic.' – Daily Mail 'Our generation’s The Secret History' – Pendora 'Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.' – Kate Williams, bestselling author of Josephine

Swan Song


Author: William Hairston
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595296203
Category: Fiction
Page: 154
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When Frederick Magee learned of the death of his former fiancee's father. he knew that his family life-with his now pregnant wife and ten-year-old daughter-would be in grave danger. Immediately, he makes plans to relocate his family out of town, to prevent his wife from learning of his infidelity with his former fiancee, which produced a son a year younger than his daughter. However, his domineering mother refuses to go along, and, also, to allow him to leave her and the business he manages for the family. To prevent her son's relocation efforts, she sets about exposing his past unfaithful deeds. Frederick and his mother, locked it a survival struggle, cause a violent injury resulting in her death.

Swan Song


Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465590684
Category: One-act plays
Page: 14
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Swan Song


Author: Robert Edric
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409045838
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Hull, autumn 2005 and private investigator Leo Rivers finds himself at the overheated heart of an inquiry into the savage killing of several young women. Approached by the mother of the chief suspect, he soon discovers not only that this suspect is not involved in the killings, but that several hitherto unconsidered and scarcely credible connections link the murders to a single perpetrator. In pursuing his case, Rivers has to contend with an ambitious, career-minded Chief of Police, who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself, sacrificing not only Rivers but also his own colleagues along the way. Set against a backdrop of the Humber and the long and violent destruction of Hull's once-cherished fishing industry, Robert Edric reveals a world of exploitation and ambition; a world of old men who burnish their festering grievances and vanities; and a world of long-suppressed but finally uncontainable brutality, in this final volume of a trilogy of outstanding and acclaimed contemporary noir.

Swan Song


Author: Shalan Edwards
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312212608
Category:
Page: N.A
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Swan Song


Author: Lionel Suggs
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 125705970X
Category:
Page: N.A
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Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance


Author: Katherine Isobel Baxter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351154826
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 172
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In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, Baxter suggests that Conrad's ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe's colonial project. Baxter examines not only familiar novels like Lord Jim but also less-studied works such as Romance and The Rover, using Robert Miles's model of the 'philosophical romance' to show that for Conrad, romance is also philosophically engaged with issues of ideology. Her study enables a new appreciation of the ways in which Conrad continued to experiment, even in his later fiction, and of the ethical import of that aesthetic experimentation.

Cairo Swan Song


Author: Mekkawi Said
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1617970689
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Cairo, Mother of the World, embraces millions—but some of her children make their home in the streets, junked up and living in the shadows of wealth and among the monuments that the tourists flock to see. Mustafa, a former student radical who never believed in the slogans, sets out to tell their story, but he has to rely on the help of his American girlfriend, Marcia, who he is not sure he can trust. Meanwhile, his former leftist friends are now all either capitalists or Islamists. Alienated from a corrupt and corrupting society, Mustafa watches as the Cairo he cherishes crumbles around him. The men and women of the city struggle to find lovers worthy of their love and causes worthy of their sacrifice in a country that no longer deserves their loyalty. The children of the streets wait for the adults to take notice. And the foreigners can always leave.

A Swan-Song Betrayed


Author: Josephine Bell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447222253
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
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Anita Armstrong had once been a notable bestseller. But that was before the war, before her marriage, and before her impulse to write died with her husband. Now, as elderly widowed Mrs. Grosshouse, living peacefully and unknown in Devon, Anita begins a new novel, anxiously, hopefully feeling her way and finding it grow. Her literary agent and former publisher are politely cautious, but friends are encouraging and she manages to enlist the services of a girl called Judy to do the typing. Trouble only starts when Judy and her boyfriend Chris appear to be taking much more impatient interest in the progress of Anita’s book than its author is even aware of.