The Rent Collector

Author: Camron Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781609077051
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Sang Ly struggles to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia's largest municipal dump. Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty.

The Rent Collector

Author: Glen Rotchin
Publisher: Montréal : Esplanade Books
ISBN: 9781550651959
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The fashion business meets Kabbalah in Montreal’s garment district.In a novel that does for Chabanel Street what Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz did for St. Urbain Street, a 36-year-old Orthodox Jew, Gershon Stein, collects rent in a large industrial building in the heart of Montreal’s needletrade. Meanwhile, he struggles to reconcile his relationship with his ailing Holocaust-survivor father, find balance in his family life, and match wits with his arch-nemesis, Joey Putkin, an Israeli leather coat manufacturer leasing the basement of his building.Gershon’s days are occupied by an array of colourful tenants: Arnie Free, who makes footwear for Hasidic Jews and strippers; Sonny Lipsey, whose shtick is giving industry characters the perfect nicknames; and the delicate Michelle Labelle, whose face seems to emit a mysterious light. If there is one thing Gershon knows, it’s that life is rented and everyone has a debt to pay: to their landlord, their family, their community, and, most of all, to their soul.

Banking Automation

Author: G. W. A. Dummer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483160238
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The two volumes of BANKING AUTOMATION 1970-71 present - for the first time - comprehensive guidance on the vast range of methods and equipment which sophisticated electronic and systems engineering is contributing to the enhancement of efficiency and security in Banks, Finance Houses, Commercial and Industrial concerns throughout the world. Volume I encompasses the field of data processing, and includes a considerable review of existing and potential applications for computers and associated systems, peripheral and verifying equipment in the continually expanding realm of banking and accountancy. Volume II covers money and cheque handling equipment; communications systems; drive-in banking; safes and security equipment; closed-circuit television monitoring; intruder alarm systems; office and mailing machinery; paper and forms handling equipment; etc. , etc. Useful features include a Directory of suppliers who specialise in the types of equipment, system-planning and services featured in these volumes; also a Glossary which is aimed to be of equal importance to readers with a bias of expertise in banking and money technology, or in automation. These features appear in Volume I.

Drowned Ammet

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062200798
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The people of Holand in South Dalemark are bitterly oppressed by the tyrannical earl Hadd. Informers, secret police, and cruel rent-collectors terrorize the countryside, and Mitt has grown up with more than enough reasons for joining the freedom fighters. When his protest against the tyrannical government fails, a young boy escapes, with two other children, to the mysterious Holy Islands where they learn the identity and the power of two folk figures celebrated by their countrymen.

Social Housing In Ireland

Author: Tony Fahey
Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency
ISBN: 1860761402
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This study explores the living conditions and quality of life in seven urban local authority housing estates in Ireland. The research team involved paid particular attention to the perspective of the residents in each estate - their views about what made their neighbourhoods good or bad places to live, and what they had to say about their relationships with local service agencies and local authorities in particular.

Memory Is Our Home

Author: Suzanna Eibuszyc
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838267125
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'Memory is Our Home' is a powerful biographical memoir based on the diaries of Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc, who grew up in Warsaw before and during World War I and who, after escaping the atrocities of World War II, was able to survive in the vast territories of Soviet Russia and Uzbekistan.Translated by her own daughter, interweaving her own recollections as her family made a new life in the shadows of the Holocaust in Communist Poland after the war and into the late 1960s, this book is a rich, living document, a riveting account of a vibrant young woman's courage and endurance.A forty-year recollection of love and loss, of hopes and dreams for a better world, it provides richly-textured accounts of the physical and emotional lives of Jews in Warsaw and of survival during World War II throughout Russia. This book, narrated in a compelling, unique voice through two generations, is the proverbial candle needed to keep memory alive.

The World S End

Author: Tom Wood
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857902180
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In The World's End Murders, Tom Wood and David Johnston tell the story of two innocent young women, Helen Scott and Christine Eadie, and of the extraordinary commitment of the police enquiry over three decades that eventually led to the discovery of links to their deaths with Angus Sinclair, one of Scotland's most notorious murderers and sex offenders But this is not a gruesome tale of murder. It is a story of heroes - of the families of Helen and Christine who, with quiet dignity, have carried an unimaginable burden down the years, and of the police officers, the support staff and the scientists who persisted in their investigations and never gave up.

Altruism In World Religions

Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589012356
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In 1830 philosopher Auguste Comte coined the term altruism to provide a general definition for the act of selflessly caring for others. But does this modern conception of sacrificing one's own interests for the well-being of others apply to the charitable behaviors encouraged by all world religions? In Altruism in World Religions prominent scholars from an array of religious perspectives probe the definition of altruism to determine whether it is a category that serves to advance the study of religion. Exploring a range of philosophical and religious thought from Greco-Roman philia to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, from Hinduism in India to Buddhism and the religions of China and Japan, the authors find that altruism becomes problematic when applied to religious studies because it is, in fact, a concept absent from religion. Chapters on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam reveal that followers of these religions cannot genuinely perform self-sacrificing acts because God has promised to reward every good deed. Moreover, the separation between the self and the other that self-sacrifice necessarily implies, runs counter to Buddhist thought, which makes no such distinction. By challenging our assumptions about the act of self-sacrifice as it relates to religious teachings, the authors have shown altruism to be more of a secular than religious notion. At the same time, their findings highlight how charitable acts operate with the values and structures of the religions studied.

Orientalia

Author:
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN:
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