හඳ සාක්කි කීම
1946 මාර්ටින් වික්රමසිංහ ලියූ හඳ සාක්කි කීම, ජීවිත පරිඥානයෙන් හා කලාවිඥානයෙන් පැසුණු ඔහුගේ නිර්මාණ ශක්තිය පළ කෙරෙන කෙටිකතා සංග්රහයකි. ලේලි කෙටිකතාව ගැන ජීවිතයෙහි සංකීර්ණ අංගයක් පිළිබඳ චිත්ත චෛතසික පරිකථාවක් වැන්න. සමාජවාදියා නගරයේ ඉහළ පන්තියේ පවුලක් ගෘහ ජීවිතය ඇසුරෙන් රචිත සමාජ වාදීය කතාවකි. ඒ කතාව කියන තරුණයා ඔහුගේ ගෙදර විසිතුරු දේ හා අනුකාරක සිරිත් ද වස්තු කොට ගැනීමෙනි මවුපියන්ගෙ ගතානුගතික චරිත නිරූපණය කරන්නේ කීර්ති ලෝභයෙන් සුදු නිලධාරීන් ඇසුරු කළ නගරයේ සිංහල නිලධාරියකුගේ ජීවිතයෙහි බොල් අරුතත් ඔහු නිසා ඔහුගේ සහෝදරියගේ ගැමි ජීවිතය අවුල් වීම හා ඇගේ දූන් ද අනාථයන් වන සැටි ත් හෙළි කෙරෙන ප්රචන්න උපහාසයකි. මුදියන්සේ මාමා, තරුණ භික්ෂුව භික්ෂු ජීවිතය සැඟවුණු ආධ්යාත්මික අංග හෙළි කරයි. මරණය ආර්ථික දුෂ්කරතා හා පාරම්පරික සිරිත් නිසා කම්කරු ජීවිතය අවුල් වන සැටි හෙළි කෙරෙන සෝපාහාස ශෝකාලාපයකි.
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than mc. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’ england, late 1930s, and alice wright – restless, stifled – make an impulsive decision to marry wealthy american bennett van cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving baileyville, kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
Beloved author elizabeth gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the new york city theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), city of girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
A powerful and brave ya novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.”a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” john green no. 1 new york times bestseller. Sixteen-year-old starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs.
Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of elizabeth bennet in austen’s beloved classic pride and prejudice. When elizabeth bennet first meets eligible bachelor fitzwilliam darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend bingley and her beloved sister jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
At the conclusion of the mark of athena, annabeth and percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the doors of death. If they can fight their way through the gaea’s forces, and percy and annabeth can survive the house of hades, then the seven will be able to seal the doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising gaea. But, leo wonders, if the doors are sealed, how will percy and annabeth be able to escape?
Celaena sardothien is the king’s champion-yet she is far from loyal to the crown, for the man she serves is bent on evil. But working against her master in secret is no easy task. As celaena tries to untangle the mysteries buried within the glass castle, she can trust no one, not even her supposed allies crown prince dorian, captain of the guard chaol, and foreign princess nehemia.
Cassandra bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets.
A beautiful boxed set containing all seven harry potter novels in paperback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by jonny duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring harry potter to the next generation of readers.
The protagonist, rukmani, talks about about her arranged marriage to nathan in first person in this book. The story pans across from the time she was twelve, when she got married, until the death of her husband many years later. Although the book avoids particulars about the time period in which and the exact places where the story is set, clues in the context suggest that the story was set in the author’s contemporary india.