Choke

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446484025
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Victor Mancini has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's hospital care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who 'saves you' will feel responsible for you for the rest of their lives. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out. Victor also works at a theme park with a motley group of losers, cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his mother, whose Alzheimer's disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his parentage.

Choke Hold

Author: Todd Babiak
Publisher:
ISBN:
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After a seven-year absence, the prodigal son Jeremy Little comes home to the small Alberta town of Seymour, where a teenage trauma has shaped his outlook on life.

Novel Algorithms And Techniques In Telecommunications Automation And Industrial Electronics

Author: Tarek Sobh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402087373
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Novel Algorithms and Techniques in Telecommunications, Automation and Industrial Electronics includes a set of rigorously reviewed world-class manuscripts addressing and detailing state-of-the-art research projects in the areas of Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation, Telecommunications and Networking. Novel Algorithms and Techniques in Telecommunications, Automation and Industrial Electronics includes selected papers form the conference proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 2007) and International Conference on Telecommunications and Networking (TeNe 07) which were part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 2007).

Der Simulant

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442541669
Size: 26.55 MB
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The Choke

Author: Sofie Laguna
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 176063915X
Size: 22.34 MB
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Winner of the 2018 Indie Book Award for Fiction! 'It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance...in harnessing her storytelling facility to expose the flaws in the system with what is becoming trademark empathy, Laguna is an author proving the novel is a crucial document of the times.' - Louise Swinn, The Australian I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers. Abandoned by her mother and only occasionally visited by her secretive father, Justine is raised by her pop, a man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop's chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow it seems they might touch - a place of staggering natural beauty. But the river can't protect Justine from danger. Her father is a criminal, and the world he exposes her to can be lethal. Justine is overlooked and underestimated, a shy and often silent observer of her chaotic world. She learns that she has to make sense of it on her own. She has to find ways to survive so much neglect. She must hang on to friendship when it comes, she must hide when she has to, and ultimately she must fight back. The Choke is a brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can't be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature. This compassionate and claustrophobic vision of a child in danger and a society in trouble celebrates above all the indomitable nature of the human spirit. Sofie Laguna, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Eye of the Sheep, once again shows she is a writer of rare empathy, originality and blazing talent.

Freshfield A Novel

Author: William JOHNSTON (M.A., of Bally Kilbeg House, Down.)
Publisher:
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Choke

Author: Diana López
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545510481
Size: 10.82 MB
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A heartfelt novel about the disturbing "choking game" trend -- and one girl's struggle for self-acceptance. If she could -- if her parents would let her -- eighth-grader Windy would change everything about herself. She'd get highlights in her hair, a new wardrobe; she'd wear makeup. But nothing ever changes. The mean girls at school are still mean, and Windy's best friend Elena is still more interested in making up words than talking about boys. And then one day, Windy gets the change she's been looking for. New girl Nina -- impossibly cool, confident, and not afraid of anyone -- starts hanging out with Windy! Nina even wants to be "breath sisters." Windy isn't sure what that means, exactly, but she knows she wants to find out. It sounds even better than a BFF. Windy is right, at first. Being a breath sister gains her a whole new set of friends, girls she feels closer to and cooler with than anyone else. But her inclusion in the new crowd comes at a dangerous price. Windy wants to change everything about her life ... but is she really willing to give up everything in the process?

Choke

Author: Bryan Matheson
Publisher: Flipjacket Incorporated
ISBN: 9780984024209
Size: 10.18 MB
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"Yup, the guy's a beast. But it's alright. I haven't been scared since Ricky broke my arm in sixth grade. Anything less than a broken arm is just hurt, and I've found out plenty of times that hurt goes away." Kicked off the wrestling team, his hopes for another State championship crushed, Ross LeClaire's anger reaches the boiling point. He needs to keep training, build up his skills, be ready for the beat-down his big brother Ricky's sure to have planned when he comes back home in a few months. A new Mixed Martial Arts gym run by a quiet guy with an attitude just may be the answer. There are only three fighters training there, but every one of them can take Ross out with their eyes closed, and have no problem proving it. Can he handle the back-breaking workouts and bone-jarring training the guys at the gym throw at him? Then there's Erin, the girl he's known since he was a kid, who just might be turning into something more. How will she react when she finds out he's spending the better part of every day learning how to beat guys up in a cage?

Baccano Vol 2 Light Novel

Author: Ryohgo Narita
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316270407
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The place: America. The year: 1931. The setting: the transcontinental express train known as the "Flying Pussyfoot." Aboard the train are a gang aiming to make some extra cash, a group of revolutionary terrorists trying to recapture their leader, and a pair of thieves looking to meet up with an old friend in New York City. But drunk on the excitement of their departure, none of them are prepared for what awaits them on the rails...

Reading Chuck Palahniuk

Author: Cynthia Kuhn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135254680
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Reading Chuck Palahniuk examines how the author pushes through a variety of boundaries to shape fiction and to question American identity in powerful and important ways. Palahniuk's innovative stylistic accomplishments and notoriously disturbing subject matters invite close analysis, and the new essays in this collection offer fascinating insights about Palahniuk's texts, contexts, contributions, and controversies. Addressing novels from Fight Club through Snuff, as well as his nonfiction, this volume will be valuable to anyone with a serious interest in contemporary literature.