The Familiar Volume 1

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ISBN: 9780375714955
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Number of pages: 880
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Knopf

Download and read online The Familiar Volume 1 in PDF and EPUB From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.


The Familiar

Filename: the-familiar.pdf
ISBN: 9780375714948
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 880
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Pantheon Books

Download and read online The Familiar in PDF and EPUB Nine individuals from areas ranging from Mexico and Southeast Asia to Italy and California find their lives hanging in the balance of a terrifying choice. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Only Revolutions. Original.


Beyond the Familiar

Filename: beyond-the-familiar.pdf
ISBN: 9780470976500
Release Date: 2011-09-19
Number of pages: 208
Author: Patrick Barwise
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Beyond the Familiar in PDF and EPUB Strong customer-focused companies have a clear, relevant promise which they obsessively deliver day-in, day-out. At the same time, they relentlessly drive the market by evolving the offer in the face of market developments and opportunities. Because they meet customer needs better than the competition, again and again, they are able to generate sustainable, profitable, market-leading organic growth. The problem the book addresses is how to achieve this. The authors identify five key steps using their framework for success: Offer a clear, relevant customer promise Build customer trust by reliably delivering that promise Continuously improve the promise, while still reliably delivering it Drive the market by innovating beyond the familiar Support all this with an open organization that promotes frank discussion based on clear facts and market feedback. Above all the book runs counter to the fashionable claim that the starting-point for business success should be to find a 'blue-sky', 'out-of-the-box' breakthrough innovation. Barwise and Meehan use many compelling cases to illustrate how managers can find ways within their existing network and organization to achieve long term growth.


The Familiar Volume 3

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ISBN: 9780375714993
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Number of pages: 880
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Knopf

Download and read online The Familiar Volume 3 in PDF and EPUB The Familiar Volume 1 Wherein the cat is found The Familiar Volume 2 Wherein the cat is hungry The Familiar Volume 3 Wherein the cat is blind Released for the summer from the perils of school, Xanther and her nameless cat are settling into a comfortable routine at home. However, the rest of the Ibrahim family is growing more and more unsettled. Astair fears their stretched finances are already at a breaking point. Not even a visit from an old friend can mitigate Anwar’s feeling that he’s failing to support those he loves and that even worse things are to come. The twins, Freya and Shasti, sense something too and blame their older sister. Honeysuckles haunt the air and smell of offerings . . . Meanwhile, Cas and Bobby’s survival may depend on facing the one person they fear most. And on the other side of the world, Jingjing and Tian Li set out to find what was lost: their missing cat. With spectacular visuals and the vibrant wordplay that are his trademark, The Familiar (Volume 3) is a beautiful and singular reading experience that could come only from the imagination of Mark Z. Danielewski. THE FAMILIAR continues The Familiar Volume 4 Wherein the cat is toothless The Familiar Volume 5 Wherein the cat is named


The Familiar Volume 2

Filename: the-familiar-volume-2.pdf
ISBN: 9780375714979
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Number of pages: 880
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Pantheon

Download and read online The Familiar Volume 2 in PDF and EPUB NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.


Focusing the Familiar

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ISBN: 9780824824600
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 165
Author: Roger T. Ames
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Download and read online Focusing the Familiar in PDF and EPUB Publisher Fact Sheet In this new translation, David Hall & Roger Ames provide a distinctly philosophical interpretation of the canonical Zhongyong.


A Field Guide to the Familiar

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ISBN: 0874518652
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 274
Author: Gale Lawrence
Publisher: UPNE

Download and read online A Field Guide to the Familiar in PDF and EPUB Essays offer a fresh look at common plants, animals, and natural phenomena


Familiar

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ISBN: 9781782830092
Release Date: 2013-08-08
Number of pages: 335
Author: J Robert Lennon
Publisher: Profile Books

Download and read online Familiar in PDF and EPUB Elisa Brown is driving back from her annual visit to her son Silas's grave. The road is flat and featureless, and so she finds herself focussing on an old crack in her windscreen. For a moment, she loses sense of all else around her. When she comes back to herself, everything has changed. The car she is driving is not the same car. Her body is more subtly changed. She's wearing different clothes. But a name badge pinned to her blouse tells her she's still Elisa Brown. When she arrives home, her life is familiar, but different. There is her house, her husband. But in the world she now inhabits, Silas is no longer dead, and his brother is disturbingly changed. Elisa has a new job, and her marriage seems sturdier, and stranger. Has she had a psychotic break? Or has she entered a parallel universe? She soon discovers that these questions hinge on being able to see herself as she really is, something that might be impossible for Elisa or for anyone.


The Familiar State

Filename: the-familiar-state.pdf
ISBN: 9781410728265
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 212
Author: Richard Soulliere
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online The Familiar State in PDF and EPUB The book is an examination of life on an Indian reservation. It is a story of sadness as well as unbridled joy. It is a story of deprivation and bounty. It is a story of love and hate. It is a story of life as witnessed by two friends growing up in a dysfunctional setting. Two-Fingers is a Blackfeet Indian boy and the White Guy is, well, White. It is uniquely written in that it is reality based and the perspectives given are equally weighted from a white viewpoint as well as an Indian viewpoint. At first blush, it is a frivolous, humorous, and meaninglessly entertaining book about two friends finding their way in life. But, if the reader pays attention, there is much, much, more to this story. As you read this book keep this in mind, there are thirteen ways to look at a Blackbird.


Celebrating the Familiar

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ISBN: UOM:39015012232628
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 136
Author: J. Seward Johnson
Publisher:

Download and read online Celebrating the Familiar in PDF and EPUB Provides an interview with the sculptor about his work, and shows his realistic sculptures of workers, business people, tourists, campers, and fishermen


Epistol Ho Elian

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ISBN: UCAL:B3547120
Release Date: 1907
Number of pages:
Author: James Howell
Publisher:

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Incorporating the Familiar

Filename: incorporating-the-familiar.pdf
ISBN: 0773516719
Release Date: 1997-09-30
Number of pages: 189
Author: Susan G. Drummond
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

Download and read online Incorporating the Familiar in PDF and EPUB Exploring the quandaries of intercultural communication and contemplating how diverse legal sensibilities might be mutually recognized, Incorporating the Familiar evokes the possibilities and limits of intercultural accommodation. Susan Drummond explores a series of philosophic, ethnographic and legal dilemmas produced by the interaction between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal legal cultures, setting up a dialogue between narrative and theory by interspersing accounts of her field experiences in Inuit communities with analytical chapters.


Familiar Past

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ISBN: 9781134660353
Release Date: 2002-01-08
Number of pages: 320
Author: Professor of Historical Archaeology Sarah Tarlow
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Familiar Past in PDF and EPUB The Familiar Past surveys material culture from 1500 to the present day. Fourteen case studies, grouped under related topics, include discussion of issues such as: * the origins of modernity in urban contexts * the historical anthropology of food * the social and spatial construction of country houses * the social history of a workhouse site * changes in memorial forms and inscriptions * the archaeological treatment of gardens. The Familiar Past has been structured as a teaching text and will be useful to students of history and archaeology.


Estranging the Familiar

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ISBN: 9780820314532
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 203
Author: George Douglas Atkins
Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Download and read online Estranging the Familiar in PDF and EPUB In Estranging the Familiar, G. Douglas Atkins addresses the often lamented state of scholarly and critical writing as he argues for a criticism that is at once theoretically informed and personal. The revitalized critical writing he advocates may entail--but is not limited to--a return to the essay, the form critical writing once took and the form that is now enjoying a resurgence of popularity and excellence. Atkins contends that to reach a general audience, criticism must move away from the impersonality of modern criticism and contemporary theory without embracing the old-fashioned essay. "The venerable familiar essay may remain the basis," Atkins writes, "but its conventional openness, receptivity, and capaciousness must extend to theory, philosophy, and the candor that seems to mark the tail-end of the twentieth century." In noting the timeliness, if not the necessity, of a return to the essay, Atkins also considers our culture's parallel "return to the personal." When the essay combines good writing with the concerns of the personal, Atkins says, it becomes a form of criticism that is readable, vital, and potentially attractive to a large readership. Atkins hopes critics will tap into the revitalized interest the essay now enjoys without ignoring the considerable insights and advances of contemporary theory. He argues that despite claims to the contrary there is no inherent incompatibility between the essay and modern theory. As Atkins considers various experiments in critical writing from Plato to the present, notably feminist interest in the personal and autobiographical, he contends that these attempts, although undeniably important, fall short of the desired goal when they emphasize the merely expressive and neglect the artful quality good writing can bring to personal criticism. The final third of the book consists of a series of experiments in critical writing that represent the author's own attempts to bridge the gap between theory and popular criticism, between an academic and a general audience. In essays that illustrate the rhetorical power of the form, Atkins describes the reciprocal relationship between his life experience and a reading of The Odyssey, explains the role that theory has played in his personal development, and chronicles his attempts to find a voice as a writer.


The Familiar

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ISBN: 1857544390
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Number of pages: 24
Author: Thomas Kinsella
Publisher: Carcanet Press

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