"A brief and majestic debut." —Matías Néspolo, El Mundo Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines, and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron on the verge of taking over a powerful cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, prostitutes, dealers, servants, and the odd corrupt politician or two. Long-listed for The Guardian First Book Award, Down the Rabbit Hole, a masterful and darkly comic first novel, is the chronicle of a delirious journey to grant a child's wish.
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Some of your favorite romance authors present five stories told through the looking glass—including "Wonderment in Death," a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb! You’re late for a very important date... Enter a wonderland of mesmerizing tales. It’s a place that’s neither here nor there, where things are never quite as they seem. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s whimsical masterpiece, ranging from the impossible to the mad to the curiouser, these stories will have you absolutely off your head. Don’t be afraid to follow them… DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
Breaking up with a handsome billionaire like Carlos hurt. It left Ana bleeding. Thankfully, Alec arrived to lick her wounds. When Ana meets Alec, for the first time in her life she is drawn to a man by her head, heart and... other places. He seems like the right guy for her in every way. He is gorgeous, employed and isn't twenty years her senior. Ana has more fun with Alec than she's ever had in her life. Like a golden couple of the underworld the pair dance through the night. Drugs, party, sex. Repeat. Though they live life on the redline, Ana feels more alive and happy than ever. Alec loves her and asks nothing in return. Not even for her to stop dancing. But as Ana follows Alec deeper down the rabbit hole, she starts to wonder if she's actually on her way to Wonderland. Are Alec's stories fairy tales, or are they fables?
"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: • A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb • A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off • A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play • A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive • A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance.
"My all-time favorite. Astonishing." (Stephen King) Down the Rabbit Hole is the first book in the Echo Falls mystery series by bestselling crime novelist Peter Abrahams. Perfect for middle school readers looking for a good mystery. Welcome to Echo Falls, home of a thousand secrets. In Down the Rabbit Hole, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or at least her shoes are. And getting them back will mean getting tangled up in a murder investigation as complicated as the mysteries solved by her idol, Sherlock Holmes. With soccer practice, schoolwork, and the lead role in her town's production of Alice in Wonderland, Ingrid is swamped. But as things in Echo Falls keep getting curiouser and curiouser, Ingrid realizes she must solve the murder on her own—before it's too late. "Deft use of literary allusions and ironic humor add further touches of class to a topnotch mystery," said School Library Journal. "Intriguing twists." Publishers Weekly agreed: "The fresh dialogue and believable small-town setting will tempt fans to visit Echo Falls again." The next book in this Edgar Award-nominated series in Behind the Curtain, followed by Into the Dark.
Lewis Carroll's tale of a world gone topsy-turvy gets a unique picture-book retelling of the beginning of Alice's journey, with elegantly simplified text that keeps the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazement of the original.
Looking back at my work, I see that fashion has always been there,? Annie Leibovitz says in the preface to her new book. ?But photography always comes first for me.? In Down the Rabbit Hole she presents twenty years of pure fashion work, much of it done with haute couture, alongside portraits that confirm the cohesiveness of her artistic vision.00While demonstrating how she came to embrace fashion photography, she explains what influences the picture: the subject, the place, the clothes. Portraits of the major contemporary designers are included along with descriptions of some of her0most ambitious shoots.
It's the 1970s-- Vietnam is recent history, Farah Fawcett's a pin-up girl, O.J. Simpson's still playing football and hippie Kevin Patrick is a recent college graduate who takes a position teaching inmates at Attica Correctional Facility. It's a long drive from Buffalo and a short leap into the unknown as Patrick learns just how tough it is on the "inside" of a prison about to explode. Some of the inmates are terrifying. Other prisoners are inspiring like Richie and Reggie --who's determined to go straight and do right by his girlfriend Jameka. The author depicts Attica's inmates and the facility's staff with considerable skill during an era of turmoil and change. The author touches upon the nefarious C-block problems, shady activities and also includes a bloodcurdling account regarding the murder of a cafeteria worker and one inmate's ill-fated decision to try to escape Attica. "Life is all about fear. Some people live in fear and others use it to their advantage," notes one character as a disobedient inmate is enroute to "the box," a terrifying punishment tool in use at that time. This novel provides a terse reminder of the importance of prison reform. [from Publishers Weekly].
It is 1871 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and fourteen-year-old Pringle Rose, still grieving from the death of her parents, takes her brother Gideon, who has Down syndrome, escapes from her uncle and aunt, taking a train to Chicago--but disaster seems to follow her there.
- Author : Glenn Baloban
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2020-03-23
- Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
- Pages : 236
- ISBN : 0648785718
Jumping Down the Rabbit Hole of Existence explains how survival intelligence shapes and determines our beliefs, worldview, and perceptions. Making this the perfect book for those seeking a deeper understanding of why existence is the way it is.
- Author : Michael Liebowitz
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2017-11-22
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 344
- ISBN : 197448064X
It should come as no surprise that following the Clinton-era crime bills and the massive increase in prison construction throughout the nation over the past twenty years that, overall, crime would be down. But this has come with exorbitant costs, both in terms of dollars and human lives. The United States has an unprecedented two million offenders behind bars at an annual cost of $70 billion. And this has paradoxically led to a widespread case of buyer's remorse. Seeing such a mass incarceration as unsustainable, a growing number of people in recent years have been calling for criminal justice reform. Consequently, lawmakers have not only begun to enact schemes designed to reduce prison sentenced for many off those currently incarcerated, there had been a more liberal use of paroles as well. The question of how well the prison experience has worked to correct offenders is therefore perhaps more important now than ever. Are we as a society to watch the correction's pendulum swing back, only to witness a precipitous rise in crime once again?Historically, incarceration has had an extremely poor record of reforming criminals. The sad fact is that reoffending is a likelier outcome following a prison sentence than is rehabilitation. And although the reasons for this are complex, much of the problem certainly lies with the correction's culture itself. Deconstructing that culture, Down The Rabbit Hole offers a unique perspective on why corrections more often than not fails to achieve its stated goals.
Are second chances a myth? After twenty-five years, I expect champagne and flowers. What I get instead is heartbreak and a divorce. With my life in shambles, I hit the road and begin a voyage of self discovery and growth. When my keyboard reveals a world of sensual fantasy and dark desires, I don't know whether to leap into the unknown or play things safe. What I do know is that I'm worth a second chance. I may be forty-five, but I'm not ready to give up on love.
This is a must read for anyone touched by dementia. This first person account of end stage dementia will leave you speechless. Join Stephen and Lauren as they try to navigate their ever changing landscape. Delve into a deteriorating mind where you too will experience guilt, denial, fear; anything but acceptance to this unrelenting thief, as you become absorbed in the road to nowhere, the one leading you down the rabbit hole. Down the Rabbit Hole is an honest, relatable look at a disease that leaves loved ones alive but vacant of the things we once loved.