What s Left of Me Is Yours

Each chapter of this enrapturing novel is elegantly brief and charged with barely contained emotion.

Author: Stephanie Scott

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385544707

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A gripping debut set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by a true crime, for readers of Everything I Never Told You and The Perfect Nanny, What's Left of Me Is Yours charts a young woman's search for the truth about her mother's death and the lengths that a family will go to keep safe what they hold most dear--whether or not that is one another. In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the "wakaresaseya" (literally "breaker-upper"), a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings. When Satō hires Kaitarō, a wakaresaseya agent, to have an affair with his wife, Rina, he assumes it will be an easy case. But Satō has never truly understood Rina or her desires and Kaitarō's job is to do exactly that--until he does it too well. While Rina remains ignorant of the circumstances that brought them together, she and Kaitarō fall in a desperate, singular love, setting in motion a series of violent acts that will forever haunt her daughter's life. Told from alternating points of view and across the breathtaking landscapes of Japan, Stephanie Scott exquisitely renders the affair and its intricate repercussions. As Rina's daughter, Sumiko, fills in the gaps of her mother's story and her own memory, Scott probes the thorny psychological and moral grounds of the actions we take in the name of love, asking where we draw the line between passion and possession.

Our Culture What s Left of it

This new collection of essays bears the unmistakable stamp of Theodore Dalrymple's bracingly clearsighted view of the human condition.

Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114236172

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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A book that restores our faith in the central importance of literature and criticism to our civilization. In the twenty six pieces Dr. Dalrymple ranges over literature and ideas, from Shakespeare to Marx.

What s Left Unsaid

Sasha is just about managing to hold her life together.

Author: Deborah Stone

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789014921

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Sasha is just about managing to hold her life together. She is raising her teenage son Zac, coping with an absent husband and caring for her ageing, temperamental and alcoholic mother, as well as holding down her own job. But when Zac begins to suspect that he has a secret sibling, Sasha realises that she must relive the events of a devastating night which she has done her best to forget for the past nineteen years. Sasha’s mother, Annie, is old and finds it difficult to distinguish between past and present and between truth and lies. As Annie sinks deeper back into her past, she revisits the key events in her life which have shaped her emotionally. Through it all, she remains convinced that her dead husband Joe is watching and waiting for her. But there’s one thing she never told him, and as painful as it is for her to admit the truth, Annie is determined to go to Joe with a guilt-free conscience. As the plot unfurls, traumas are revealed and lies uncovered, revealing long-buried secrets which are at the root of Annie and Sasha’s fractious relationship.

The Sentence

In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the wakaresaseya, a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings.When Sato hires Kaitaro, a wakaresaseya agent, to have an affair with ...

Author: Stephanie Scott

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1474610870

Category: Divorced women

Page: 336

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In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the wakaresaseya, a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings.When Sato hires Kaitaro, a wakaresaseya agent, to have an affair with his wife, Rina, he assumes it will be an easy case. But Sato has never truly understood Rina or her desires and Kaitaro's job is to do exactly that - until he does it too well

The Race for What s Left

The Race for What's Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country's flag on the North Pole seabed to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia, China, and ...

Author: Michael Klare

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429973304

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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From Michael Klare, the renowned expert on natural resource issues, an invaluable account of a new and dangerous global competition The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion—a crisis that goes beyond "peak oil" to encompass shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water and arable land. With all of the planet's easily accessible resource deposits rapidly approaching exhaustion, the desperate hunt for supplies has become a frenzy of extreme exploration, as governments and corporations rush to stake their claim in areas previously considered too dangerous and remote. The Race for What's Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country's flag on the North Pole seabed to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia, China, and other food-importing nations. As Klare explains, this invasion of the final frontiers carries grave consequences. With resource extraction growing more complex, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe; the Deepwater Horizon disaster is only a preview of the dangers to come. At the same time, the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new border disputes, raising the likelihood of military confrontation. Inevitably, if the scouring of the globe continues on its present path, many key resources that modern industry relies upon will disappear completely. The only way out, Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether—a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

What s Left of the Law of Integration

The Academy's mission, to produce scholarly analyses which are at the cutting edge of the two fields, is achieved through publication of this series, the Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law. 'WHATS LEFT OF INTEGRATION THE ...

Author: Julio Baquero Cruz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192566362

Category: Law

Page: 210

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Born from the ashes of the Second World War as one of the most ambitious and successful parts of the plan for the reconstruction of Western Europe, European integration has been immersed in a deep economic and institutional crisis for more than a decade. This difficult situation is also threatening to erode one of its most original and valuable elements: the establishment of a supranational rule of law among the Member States of the European Union that provides a solid framework for their peaceful, ordered, and fair relations. This book, which is based on the general course given at the Academy of European Law in Florence in July 2015, puts the innovative initial choices made by the drafters of the Treaties and by the Court of Justice of the Union in their proper historical perspective, understanding Union law as a tool of civilisation. Its current decline is explained as a consequence of the waning of the initial impetus behind integration, of the growing complexity and challenges of the Union system, and of the ambivalent attitude of the Member States regarding their common creation. These themes are explored focusing on a number of fundamental structural issues: the principle of primacy, the national limits to it and the theory of constitutional pluralism; the state of health of the preliminary rulings procedure; Union citizenship, equality and human dignity; the scope of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the standard of protection of those rights; and the rigidity and fragmentation of the Union system in connection with the increasing use of international law as a softer alternative to Union law. In all these areas, the book presents a fascinating story of decay and resistance, a story that is unfolding at present, and whose fate is closely linked to the future political shape of Europe.

What s Left of Human Nature

In What's Left of Human Nature? Maria Kronfeldner offers a philosophical account of human nature that defends the concept against contemporary criticism.

Author: Maria Kronfeldner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262038416

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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A philosophical account of human nature that defends the concept against dehumanization, Darwinian, and developmentalist challenges. Human nature has always been a foundational issue for philosophy. What does it mean to have a human nature? Is the concept the relic of a bygone age? What is the use of such a concept? What are the epistemic and ontological commitments people make when they use the concept? In What's Left of Human Nature? Maria Kronfeldner offers a philosophical account of human nature that defends the concept against contemporary criticism. In particular, she takes on challenges related to social misuse of the concept that dehumanizes those regarded as lacking human nature (the dehumanization challenge); the conflict between Darwinian thinking and essentialist concepts of human nature (the Darwinian challenge); and the consensus that evolution, heredity, and ontogenetic development result from nurture and nature. After answering each of these challenges, Kronfeldner presents a revisionist account of human nature that minimizes dehumanization and does not fall back on outdated biological ideas. Her account is post-essentialist because it eliminates the concept of an essence of being human; pluralist in that it argues that there are different things in the world that correspond to three different post-essentialist concepts of human nature; and interactive because it understands nature and nurture as interacting at the developmental, epigenetic, and evolutionary levels. On the basis of this, she introduces a dialectical concept of an ever-changing and “looping” human nature. Finally, noting the essentially contested character of the concept and the ambiguity and redundancy of the terminology, she wonders if we should simply eliminate the term “human nature” altogether.

What s Left of Theory

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135962869

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

What s Left

By the time we were ready to leave , it was a dingy , leaden gray . We moved along the lakelike lead . The wind and the tide were ... They came off the cliffs and over the water in waves - hundreds , thousands , tens of 140 WHATS LEFT.

Author: Berton Roueché

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000106649787

Category: Nature conservation

Page: 158

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What s Left Unsaid

While caring for her bedridden grandmother, Chicago journalist Hannah Williamson takes a job at a small newspaper where she discovers a series of rejected articles from the 1930s that illuminate a long-hidden mystery--one that will change ...

Author: Emily Bleeker

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 1542027209

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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An enthralling novel of secrets, second chances, and confronting the past by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When I'm Gone. After a series of devastating losses, Chicago journalist Hannah Williamson has landed in Senatobia, Mississippi, to care for her bedridden grandmother and endure grunt work at a small newspaper. But in cleaning out its archives, Hannah discovers a compelling distraction from her life: a series of rejected articles from the 1930s that illuminate a long-hidden mystery. The articles, penned by a young woman named Evelyn, are haunting accounts of first love, trauma, and surviving a mysterious shooting that left Evelyn paralyzed at the age of fourteen. The articles stir up more questions than answers, and Hannah becomes consumed by what's left unsaid. Encouraged by Guy Franklin, a local middle school teacher, Hannah's investigation into Evelyn's past becomes more personal with each new reveal. For Hannah, as both a journalist and a woman bearing her own emotional wounds, this is a chance to move forward and bring closure to the story of the girl whose secrets are buried in Senatobia. What Hannah's about to discover next is that, even after nearly a century, the truth she's been looking for still has the power to change lives. Especially her own.

What s Left

An in-depth exploration into the politics and theologies of liberal American Catholics

Author: Mary Jo Weaver

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253335795

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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An in-depth exploration into the politics and theologies of liberal American Catholics

What s Left of Us

The author describes his childhood as a victim of abuse and his subsequent addiction to heroin by the age of thirty and his desperate fight for survival.

Author: Richard Farrell

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 080653074X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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The author describes his childhood as a victim of abuse and his subsequent addiction to heroin by the age of thirty and his desperate fight for survival.

What s Left

Autobiography of a leading member of the Australian Communist Party.

Author: Eric Aarons

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556023170905

Category: Communism

Page: 260

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Autobiography of a leading member of the Australian Communist Party. Describes his travels in communist China, the Soviet Union, Cuba, Chile and Vietnam, and discusses his thoughts and feelings following the collapse of the communist movement and the dissolution of the Australian Communist Party. Includes an index of names.

The Literary in Theory

Articles on “ the end of high theory ” and books with titles such as After Theory , Life After Theory , What's Left of Theory , and Reading After Theory are endemic , with only the occasional optimistic title : The Future of Theory or ...

Author: Jonathan D. Culler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804753741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.

Ebony Jr

What's left after a fire 21. A mad scientist created this monster 23. A famous vampire 25. Another name for a "bum" 27. A walking mummy 28. What a witch rides on (Answers on page 47) DOWN It was the beginning of basketball season and I ...

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Created by the publishers of EBONY. During its years of publishing it was the largest ever children-focused publication for African Americans.

What s Wrong with the Christian Right

"the rapture" is what the apostle Paul was talking about in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 when he wrote: "Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with ...

Author: Jan G. Linn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581124244

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Silence may be golden, but not when it comes to the extremes of the Christian Right. That is why Jan Linn wrote his new book, What's Wrong With The Christian Right, just released by BrownWalker Press. As a former college and seminary teacher and author of ten previous books, Linn uses the Christian Right's own words and actions to show the extent to which it is trying to reshape both American politics and Christianity into its own image. The book describes in detail the agenda of the Christian Right, the tactics it employs, and the ways it plays loose with truth. It is also a call to action to everyone disturbed by the power and influence of the Christian Right. With careful documentation, this book exposes the extent to which the Christian Right is influencing American politics, who its political allies are, the ways it is working to re-shape America into its own image, and the hypocrisy it practices in the process. The book also takes issue with the Christian Right's agenda on major issues, and the distorted image its extremism presents of Christianity. What's Wrong With The Christian Right is ultimately a call to all liberal minded people, especially people of faith, to join the effort to offset the Christian Right as the dominant religious voice in America today. Several outstanding leaders in their field have commended the book to a wide reading audience. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ, calls the book "a must read." Dr. Albert Pennybacker, founder of the Clergy Leadership Network, describes it as "a book for these times." Dr. Arvid Lundy, retired from Los Alamos National Laboratories and a non-Christian agnostic, describes the book as "a joy to read." James Autry of People for the American Way describes it "a careful, thoughtful, well researched examination of those we call the Christian Right."