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Title:Schitterende dieren
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery thriller, Contemporary, Abandoned

Schitterende dieren by Lawrence Osborne, Paul Syrier

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Schitterende dieren Naomi een Britse rijkeluisdochter en Samantha een Amerikaanse uit een eenvoudig gezin ontmoeten elkaar in de zomer op het sprookjesachtige Griekse eiland Hydra Tijdens een wandeling stuiten ze op een armoedig geklede slapende jongeman Faoud een vluchteling uit het oosten .

Naomi overtuigt Samantha ervan de vreemdeling te helpen en hem een kans te geven een bestaan op te bouwen Maar als er een moord plaatsvindt en een onderzoeker op het eiland verschijnt worden de twee jonge vrouwen gedwongen om vast te stellen bij wie hun eigenlijke loyaliteit berust .

i Schitterende dieren i is een sfeerrijk meesterwerk waarin Lawrence Osborne de klassenspanningen beschrijft tussen rijke Europeanen en de lokale en allochtone mensen die hen bedienen Het is een uniek verhaal over twee onbezonnen jonge vrouwen in een idyllische setting dat uitloopt op een drama met ingrijpende consequenties

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b In this stylish haunting novel journalist and novelist Lawrence Osborne explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of Moroccan Muslims and Western visitors who converge on a luxurious desert villa for a decadent weekend long party b br br David and Jo Henniger a doctor and children s book author in search of an escape from their less than happy lives in London accept the invitation of their old friends Richard and Dally to attend their annual bacchanal at their home deep in the Moroccan desert a i ksar i they have acquired and renovated into a luxurious retreat On the way the Hennigers stop for lunch and the bad tempered David can t resist consuming most of a bottle of wine Back on the road darkness has descended David is groggy and the directions to the i ksar i are vague Suddenly two young men spring from the roadside apparently attempting to interest passing drivers in the fossils they have for sale Panicked David swerves toward the two leaving one dead on the road and the other running into the hills br br At the i ksar i the festivities have begun Richard and Dally s international friends sit down to a lavish dinner prepared and served by a large staff of Moroccans As the night progresses and the debauchery escalates the Moroccans increasingly view the revelers as the godless infidels they are When David and Jo show up late with the dead body of the young man in their car word spreads among the locals that David has committed an unforgivable act br br Thus the stage is set for a weekend during which David and Jo must come to terms with David s misdeed Jo s longings and their own deteriorating relationship and the flamboyant Richard and Dally must attempt to keep their revelers entertained despite growing tension from their staff and the Moroccan Berber father who comes to claim his son s body br br With spare evocative prose searing eroticism and a gift for the unexpected Osborne memorably portrays the privileged guests wrestling with their secrets amidst the remoteness and beauty of the desert landscape He also gradually reveals the jolting back story of the young man who was killed and leaves David s fate in the balance as the novel builds to a shattering conclusion, b A riveting tale of risk and obsession set in the alluring world of Macau s casinos by the author of the critically acclaimed i The Forgiven i b br b b br As night falls on Macau and the neon signs that line the rain slick streets come alive Doyle Lord Doyle to his fellow players descends into his casino of choice to try his luck at the baccarat tables that are the anchor of his current existence A corrupt English lawyer who has escaped prosecution by fleeing to the East Doyle spends his nights drinking and gambling and his days sleeping off his excesses continually haunted by his past Taking refuge in a series of louche and dimly lit hotels he watches his fortune rise and fall as the cards decide his fate br br In a moment of crisis he meets Dao Ming an enigmatic Chinese woman who appears to be a denizen of the casinos just like himself and seems to offer him salvation in the form of both money and love But as Doyle attempts to make a rare and true connection all that he accepts as reality seems to be slipping from his grasp br br Resonant of classics by Dostoevsky and Graham Greene i The Ballad of a Small Player i is a timeless tale steeped in eerie suspense and rich atmosphere, What is taste Is it individual or imposed on us from the outside Why are so many of us so intimidated when presented with the wine list at a restaurant In i The Accidental Connoisseur i journalist Lawrence Osborne takes off on a personal voyage through a little known world in pursuit of some answers Weaving together a fantastic cast of eccentrics and obsessives industry magnates and small farmers the author explores the way technological change opinionated critics consumer trends wheelers and dealers trade wars and mass market tastes have made the elixir we drink today entirely different from the wine drunk by our grandparents br br In his search for wine that is a true expression of the place that produced it Osborne takes the reader from the high tech present to the primitive past From a lavish lunch with wine tsar Robert Mondavi to the cellars of Marquis Piero Antinori in Florence from the tasting rooms of Chateau Lafite to the humble vineyards of northern Lazio Osborne winds his way through Renaissance palaces million wineries tin shacks and garages opulent restaurants world famous chais and vineyards renowned villages and obscure landscapes as well as the great cities which are the temples of wine consumption New York San Francisco Paris Florence and Rome On the way we will be shown the vast tapestry of this much desired little understood drink who produces it and why who consumes it who critiques it Enchanting delightful entertaining and above all down to earth this is a wine book like no other, No description available