As we travel with him on a route that takes him from India to Spain, he spins his labyrinthine family tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerised offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.
Moraes ?Moor? Zogoiby is the last in line of a crooked and fantastical dynasty of spice merchants and crime lords from Cochin. He is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As we travel with him on a route that takes him from India to Spain, he spins his labyrinthine family tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerised offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave. But does the India of his parents ? populated by extravagant artists, piratical gatekeepers and mysterious lost paintings ? still exist? And will he ever discover what became of his fiery and tempestuous mother? Moraes? epic quest to uncover the truth of the past is a love story to a vanishing world, and also its last hurrah.
The Moor´s Last Sigh:Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award 1995 Salman Rushdie
Magischer Realismus in Angela Carters Nights at the Circus und Salman Rushdies Moor´s Last Sigh: Andreas Hennings
The people of High Moor are united in horror at the latest tragedy to befall their small town. As dawn breaks, the town is left to count the cost and mourn its dead, while breathing a collective sigh of relief. John Simpson, the apparent perpetrator of the horrific murders, is in police custody. The nightmare is over. Isn´t it? Detective Inspector Phil Fletcher and his partner, Constable Olivia Garner, have started to uncover some unsettling evidence during their investigations of John Simpson´s past - evidence that supports his impossible claims: that he is a werewolf, and will transform on the next full moon to kill again. However a new threat is now lurking in the shadows. A mysterious group have arrived in High Moor, determined to keep the existence of werewolves hidden. And they will do anything to protect their secret. Anything at all... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016164/bk_acx0_016164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the Duke of Yu falls into debt, the only way he can avoid disgrace and the loss of his ancestral lands is to offer to the hand of his daughter, Bo Lien, the lovely lotus of Yu, in marriage to his creditor, Zhao Hua. But Zhao is a hard, unloving man whose greatest pleasure is tormenting and humiliating beautiful girls like Bo Lien. It looks as if the lotus of Yu is doomed to a life of misery, until she meets Zhou´s young concubine, Morning Star, and begins to hope she may still find happiness and true love in the House of Sighs. The Duke of Yu´s Daughter is an erotic masterpiece set 5,000 years ago in the Middle Kingdom during the reign of the semi-mythical Yellow Emperor. Commander James Bondage draws the listener into the distant time and strange culture of ancient China and brings his characters to life in erotic bondage scenes as exciting as any he has ever created. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118116/bk_acx0_118116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.