Two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since ...
Author: Lamar Giles
An Indie Next List Pick! In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she’s finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del’s right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he’s inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge. His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn’t believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del’s not about to lose his dream girl, and that’s where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers’ questions…about sex ed. With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can’t think about that too much, though, because once he gets the girl, it’ll all sort itself out. Right?
... his examination of the claim that we can intelligibly think about and talk about
present moments that are pure and simple - even though the present moments of
Husserl's phenomenological account of meaning are not so pure and simple as ...
Author: Jacques Derrida
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
An advocate of the rhetorical approach to the study of language criticizes Husserl's theories based on the logical approach
“You have to stop that,” Gwyneth protested, waving her hands in front of her face.
“You're not answering the question, and ... He was after her body—pure and
simple. And maybe not so pure. Otherwise she wouldn't be feeling so damned ...
Author: Marie-Nicole Ryan
Publisher: Ryandale Publishing
This is a revised re-release... First published in 2004 Lust at first sight. Ex-police detective Mike Carlton considers bodyguard work a necessary evil--it pays the bills. But he changes his mind as soon as attorney Gwyn Wells waltzes into his office. A stalker? Yes, he'll guard her all night long if necessary. All he has to do is convince this uptight attorney with a fondness for Italian shoes and a propensity for getting in trouble that he's THE MAN FOR THE JOB...and the man for her.
Entertainment: Telling stories, creating myths (Pure and simple or not so pure or
simple) 2. Exploring the human condition (In all its complexity) 3. Describing the
world (From very different perspectives) 4. Seeking meaning (From different ...
Author: John Jacob English
Publisher: Author House
The story of Fragile Blue interweaves three different themes. Almost everyone has had some surprising experiences connected to their conscious and unconsciousness awareness. The first thread in this story starts by painting a brief picture of some of these subtle and faintly remembered experiences. Such observations by their very nature are neither true nor false because they cannot be analysed within a purely objective framework. The second thread in the story is conjectured around the possibility that intelligent species at a cosmic level may have developed some form of Mayday Principle. Such a principle may be built around similar values in human culture. Within such a Mayday Principle, when someone or some group, finds themselves in extreme danger and appeal for help they should be given as much assistance as possible. The level of that assistance will reflect on the maturity of the group giving the assistance rather than the receiver. The third thread in the story looks at the possibilities of how our global civilisation could metamorphose into a spacefaring civilisation. The forces that are shaping our present and our future seem to be moving our species towards a global civilisation however defined. This process, of Homo sapiens evolving through global civilisation towards a spacefaring one, is seen to be tested by the iron law of survivability.
As if... well, as if this were a big emotional moment. But I wasn't naïve enough to
go there. This was sex, pure and simple. Okay, not so pure, and definitely not so
simple, but definitely sex. All about giving each other pleasure and enjoying the ...
Author: Raven Morris
Publisher: Mergenie Books
It just got real. Dana Jenkins has written some steamy love scenes in her time but nothing even comes close to the real-life experience she shares with Scott Masters. On a weekend getaway together, the younger man introduces her to pleasures even the forty-nine year old romance author never knew existed, including a recipe for fruit salad found in no cook book, EVER. Scott has whet her appetite for more than just bananas but now he’s hungry for something else: a longer time commitment from Dana. This isn’t just a passing craving for him anymore. Her insatiable desire is infectious and he’s not sure he can settle for just a fling. Does Dana have the recipe for his long-term satisfaction? Or will a visit from Dana’s past cause them both irreparable heartburn?
Player and fan alike must care , or there is no game . ... still possible , and
sometimes necessary , to believe something can still happen — for the simple
reason that it has happened before ... To witness so pure a demonstration of the
unaccountable way by which the human spirit achieves stunning , unbelievable
Author: William Saroyan
A book of 52 short stories, short plays, essays, and poems.