Pria bermata hazel itu pernah menjadi dunia dan seisinya bagi Diyuna. Melimpahinya dengan cinta, kemewahan, dan segala yang ia dambakan. Tidak ada yang tahu Diyuna menyimpan ribuan pertanyaan dan kegelisahan di balik kehidupan bebas yang ia jalani. Tentang takdir dan cinta yang memberikan ketenangan jiwa. Diyuna berlari dan mencari. Dari Jakarta, sampai ke negeri Amman, Yordania.
Hingga ia bertemu Hamzah, pria sederhana yang mengulurkan tangan dan mengajak Diyuna menciptakan takdirnya sendiri. Ketika Diyuna merasa telah menemukan apa yang ia cari, pertemuan kembali dengan pria bermata hazel itu menyadarkan Diyuna akan satu hal: ruang kosong di dalam hatinya yang tak henti merindukan kehadiran pria itu. Dan pertanyaan besar kembali bergema. Haruskah Diyuna memilih setia atau berjuang meraih cinta yang sudah di depan mata?
The first installment of the Keeper Saga, Hidden Moon is a story of danger, romance, and magic. Seventeen year-old Nikki Harmon knows that her life will never be the same. Forced to move after her father's death, she is determined to keep what is left of her family together, even if she can't get cell service. What she doesn't know, is that she will encounter mythical creatures in her quest to solve the mystery of the Trail Killer, and that she will be torn by her feelings for two very different guys. As she unearths the deadliest secret of all--will she lose her heart to one of them, or will she lose her life?
Este livro põe em nova perspectiva as conturbadas décadas de 50 e 60 no Brasil pelo prisma dos documentos oficiais dos serviços secretos do bloco soviético, que atuaram no país de forma intensa e muitas vezes insuspeita. São relatórios de agentes secretos, planos de operações, recibos de pagamento em dinheiro de colaboradores brasileiros e outras informações sobre a presença ilegal dos países comunistas no Brasil, que não só surpreendem como denunciam atividades atentatórias à segurança nacional. A ousadia dessa infiltração foi tamanha que dela foram alvos os gabinetes presidenciais dos três últimos governos antes do notório 31 de março de 1964.
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling. Might there be an evolutionary reason behind our species’ need for stories? Drawing on evolutionary biology, anthropology, narrative theory, cognitive psychology, game theory, and evolutionary aesthetics, Austin develops the concept of a “useful fiction,” a simple narrative that serves an adaptive function unrelated to its factual one. In his work we see how these useful fictions play a key role in neutralizing the overwhelming anxiety that humans can experience as their minds gather and process information. Rudimentary narratives constructed for this purpose, Austin suggests, provided a cognitive scaffold that might have become the basis for our well-documented love of fictional stories. Written in clear, jargon-free prose and employing abundant literary examples—from the Bible to One Thousand and One Arabian Nights and Don Quixote to No Exit—Austin’s work offers a new way of understanding the relationship between fiction and evolutionary processes—and, perhaps, the very origins of literature.
Short Story (4880 words) Genre(s): Erotic Fantasy, Gay, Romance Dan is trying to live an ordinary life, well as ordinary as you can in the Kingdom. He has a good job working in the Library of Stories, even if his boss is a little flat—he is a magic mirror, after all. Then one day, Dan slips up and utters two little words—five tiny little letters—that are about to spin his story around and fill it with colour and laughter—and a Fairy Godmother. Who is a man. A man who sparkles. (M/M - For content labels and excerpt, see details on publisher's site.)