The Book of Disappearance

By Ibtisam Azem
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  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 688
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Book Summary:

What if all the Palestinians in Israel simply disappeared one day? What would happen next? How would Israelis react? These unsettling questions are posed in Azem’s powerfully imaginative novel. Set in contemporary Tel Aviv forty eight hours after Israelis discover all their Palestinian neighbors have vanished, the story unfolds through alternating narrators, Alaa, a young Palestinian man who converses with his dead grandmother in the journal he left behind when he disappeared, and his Jewish neighbor, Ariel, a journalist struggling to understand the traumatic event. Through these perspectives, the novel stages a confrontation between two memories. Ariel is a liberal Zionist who is critical of the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, but nevertheless believes in Israel’s project and its national myth. Alaa is haunted by his grandmother’s memories of being displaced from Jaffa and becoming a refugee in her homeland. Ariel’s search for clues to the secret of the collective disappearance and his reaction to it intimately reveal the fissures at the heart of the Palestinian question. The Book of Disappearance grapples with both the memory of loss and the loss of memory for the Palestinians. Presenting a narrative that is often marginalized, Antoon’s translation of the critically acclaimed Arabic novel invites English readers into the complex lives of Palestinians living in Israel.

The Disappearance

By John Jeffries
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Rapture (Christian eschatology)
  • Reads : 225
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Book Summary:

David Jamison is on a mission to discover the real reason for millions of people worldwide vanishing without a trace.

For Shame Boone For Shame Iowa The Disappearance of Norma Maynard

By Sidney S. Louis
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 1116
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 408
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Book Summary:

For Shame, Boone! For Shame, Iowa! The Disappearance of Norma Maynard By: Sidney S. Louis If you have a hidden, secret, wish to be Sherlock Holmes—and who doesn’t, really—the Norma Maynard story is for you. An innocent woman was murdered and made to vanish—as if she had never existed. City of Boone, county of Boone and Iowa state level law enforcement were unable to determine what happened. To this day, it is not known: · Exactly when the missing woman was murdered · Who committed the murder · How it was done · Why it was done · Where the missing woman’s remains are Join the author as he fights for twelve years to have his sister’s murder properly investigated, only to be met with a stone wall of resistance from Iowa officials at city, county and state level. The author provides readers with the ability to set up their own investigative files. He helps them devise a scale to measure the effectiveness of officials that are part of the story. The reader will be able to question, with some authority, why the Norma Maynard case has not been resolved. Was this a deliberate choice by Iowa law enforcement and legal and judicial officials? If you elect to sleuth along with the author, will you be the one to solve the almost forty year riddle of the disappearance of Norma Maynard?

Documentation Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance

By M. Reason
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 168
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Book Summary:

The documentation of practice is one of the principle concerns of performance studies. Focusing on contemporary performance practice and with emphasis on the transformative impact of video, photography and writing, this book explores the ideological, practical, and representational implications of knowing performance through its documentations.

The Disappearance of Amy Cave

By Pat Flagg
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  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 831
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Book Summary:

When Amy Cave was reported missing and later discovered murdered, it was difficult for the police and reporters to keep their emotional distance. The controversial sexuality of the killer and the tragic nature of the story made that impossible.

The Disappearance of Childhood

By Neil Postman
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 259
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Book Summary:

From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today−and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood. Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into poprular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds. Informative, alarming, and aphorisitc, The Disappearance of Childhood is a triumph of history and prophecy.

The Disappearance of mile Zola

By Michael Rosen
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 134
  • File Pdf: the-disappearance-of-mile-zola.pdf

Book Summary:

It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Émile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter 'J'accuse' and losing. Forced to leave Paris, with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no idea when he will return. This is the little-known story of his time in exile. Rosen has traced Zola's footsteps from the Gare du Nord to London, examining the significance of this year. The Disappearance of Zola offers an intriguing insight into the mind, the loves, the politics and the work of the great writer.

The Disappearance of Mr James Phillimore

By Dan Andriacco
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 555
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Book Summary:

When popular mystery writer Sebastian McCabe agreed to take part in a literary debate in London, he had no clue that he would wind up as both investigator and suspect in the strangest case of his amateur sleuthing career. Arthur James Phillimore, investment guru to the stars and member of an elite Sherlock Holmes society, steps back into his home to fetch an umbrella one rainy day and is never seen alive again. The mystery is eerily evocative of one of Dr. Watson’s most famous untold tales, the disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore. But this Phillimore soon reappears – dead. Jeff Cody and Lynda Teal, also in London on the second leg of their honeymoon, get swept up in the bizarre case as well. From the home gym of a gorgeous movie star (the second Mrs. Phillimore) to the flying office an airline entrepreneur, they help McCabe chase down clues all over London. For the journalist Lynda, it’s a big story. For Jeff, it’s a big distraction from the joys of married life. Dogging them along the way is the shadow of Sherlock Holmes, the one subject that several of the characters have in common. The great detective is also a figure for whom Lynda – to Jeff’s dismay and consternation – evinces a growing fascination. Humor, romance, and mystery once again combine in an engaging McCabe-Cody adventure sure to delight the growing fan base of this series.

Disappearance of Skyjacker D B Cooper

By Carol Kim
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  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : null
  • Category : Hijacking of aircraft
  • Reads : 595
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Book Summary:

"On November 24, 1971, a man boarded a passenger plane in Portland, Oregon. Later, he would become known as D. B. Cooper. But that wasn't his real name, and he was no ordinary passenger. He hijacked the plane, demanded $200,000, and parachuted out of the plane with the money. He was never seen again. Who was D. B. Cooper, and what happened to him? Explore the theories behind this crime and why it has become one of history's greatest mysteries"--

The Disappearance of Kimball Webb

By Carolyn Wells
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 157
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 367
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Book Summary:

"The Disappearance of Kimball Webb" by Carolyn Wells. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya light novel

By Nagaru Tanigawa
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 361
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Book Summary:

What if you woke up one morning, and everything changed? It's one week before Christmas Eve, and Haruhi and the S.O.S. Brigade (a club for her high school's strangest and most extraordinary students) are gearing up for holiday festivities. But just before the fun kicks off, Kyon, the only "normal" member, wakes up in a weird alternate dimension, one where Haruhi attends another school entirely, Nagato the time traveling robot is just an ordinary human, and Mikuru (the cute girl of Kyon's dreams) doesn't even recognize him-in other words, S.O.S. Brigade never existed. The only clue Kyon can find is a bookmark left by the robot version of Nagato, which leads him on a quest back in time, where he interacts with the storyline from "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody", a short story from the previous Haruhi book, The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya. This fun and quirky holiday tale is reminiscent of A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life.

The Struggle Against Enforced Disappearance and the 2007 United Nations Convention

By Tullio Scovazzi
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  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 908
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Book Summary:

Enforced disappearance is one of the most serious human rights violations. It constitutes an autonomous offence and a crime under international law on account of its multiple and continuing character. It is not a phenomenon of the past, nor is it geographically limited to Latin America: such scourge is widespread today and on the increase in other continents. For more than twenty-five years, relatives of disappeared people worldwide have insisted on the pressing need for an international legally binding instrument against enforced disappearances. 2006 is the year of the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, which represents the result of several legislative and jurisprudential developments that are duly analyzed in this book. The Convention has been opened for signature in February 2007.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon I Mean Noel

By Ellen Raskin
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 700
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From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved! Glub! Blub! Mrs. Caroline "Little Dumpling" Carillon isn't quite sure what to expect when she sets off to meet her husband, Leon. After all, she hasn't seen him since their wedding when she was five and he was seven. But their reunion is cut short when a storm knocks him off their boat, and he disappears completely, leaving only one very waterlogged clue (Glub! Blub!). Will Dumpling be able to find Leon (or is it Noel) again? And just what is a glub blub?

The Disappearances

By Emily Bain Murphy
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 461
  • File Pdf: the-disappearances.pdf

Book Summary:

What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared? Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home—and the place where Juliet grew up. Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together—scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream—vanish every seven years. No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible—and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind. As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone's secrets for long before it starts giving them up.

The Disappearance

By Philip Wylie
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 405
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 988
  • File Pdf: the-disappearance.pdf

Book Summary:

?The female of the species vanished on the afternoon of the second Tuesday of Februaryøat four minutes and fifty-two seconds past four o'clock, Eastern Standard Time. The event occurred universally at the same instant, without regard to time belts, and was followed by such phenomena as might be expected after happenings of that nature.? ø On a lazy, quiet afternoon, in the blink of an eye, our world shatters into two parallel universes as men vanish from women and women from men. After families and loved ones separate from one another, life continues in very different ways for men and women, boys and girls. An explosion of violence sweeps one world that still operates technologically; social stability and peace in the other are offset by famine and a widespread breakdown in machinery and science. And as we learn from the fascinating parallel stories of a brilliant couple, Bill and Paula Gaunt, the foundations of relationships, love, and sex are scrutinized, tested, and sometimes redefined in both worlds. The radically divergent trajectories of the gendered histories reveal stark truths about the rigidly defined expectations placed on men and women and their sexual relationships and make clear how much society depends on interconnection between the sexes. ø Written over a half century ago yet brimming with insight and unsettling in its relevance today, The Disappearance is a masterpiece of modern speculative fiction.