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Running by Cara Hoffman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Running From the critically acclaimed author of i Be Safe I Love You i comes a dark and breathtaking novel .

i Running i brings together an ensemble of outsiders who get by as runners hustlers who sell tourists on low end accommodations for a small commission and a place to stay .

Bridey Sullivan a young American woman who has fled a peculiar and traumatic upbringing in Washington State takes up with a queer British couple the poet Milo Rollack and Eton drop out Jasper Lethe Slipping in and out of homelessness addiction and under the table jobs they create their own kind of family as they struggle to survive .

Jasper s madness and consequent death frame a narrative of emotional intensity In its midst this trio become linked to an act of terrorism The group then splinters taking us from Athens to the cliffs of the Mediterranean and to modern day New York .

Whether in the red light district of Athens or in the world of fire jumpers in the Pacific Northwest we are always in a space of gorgeously wrought otherness Running shows novelist Cara Hoffman to be writing at the peak of her craft

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Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family Before she enlisted Lauren a classically trained singer and her brother Danny a bright young boy obsessed with Arctic exploration made the most of their modest circumstances escaping into their imaginations and forming an indestructible bond Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family but it came at a great cost br br When she arrives home unexpectedly it s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist He wants to give Lauren time and space to acclimate to civilian life br br Things seem better when Lauren offers to take Danny on a trip to visit their mother upstate Instead she guides them into the glacial woods of Canada on a quest to visit the Jeanne d Arc basin the site of an oil field that has become her strange obsession As they set up camp in an abandoned hunting lodge Lauren believes she s teaching Danny survival skills for the day when she s no longer able to take care of him br br But where does she think she s going and what happened to her in Iraq that set her on this path br br From a writer whom i The New York Times i i Book Review i says writes with a restraint that makes poetry of pain i Be Safe I Love You i is a novel about war and homecoming love and duty and an impassioned look at the effects of war on women as soldiers and caregivers both at home and on the front lines, p A beautiful and chilling exploration of violence vengeance and the loss of innocence that would drive someone to commit an unthinkable crime p, Fiction Set in the red light district of Athens in the late s NIKE is a dark modern retelling of the story of the goddess of Victory Maya Brennan returns to Athens after a trip to the Middle East to find that her boyfriend Jezz is dead their money is gone and their roommate has disappeared Haunted by images of Jezz and beset with memories exultant and brutal Maya is drawn again into a violent and surreal subculture of hotel running and passport trafficking, Fiction THE WEDDING is a book of short stories in which a crime scene reporter is confronted by a talking dog prisoners of war are forced to keep bees mice ponder the ethics of their educational system and a little girl passes herself off as a retired feather weight boxer To read Hoffman s stories is to stumble through the looking glass into a gothic pastoral a world of such beauty ans menace that you scarcely recognize it as your own Like Ambrose Bierce and Shirly Jackson Hoffman has rediscovered America Welcome Home Annia Ciezadlo