Author: Garrard Conley
Publisher: Secession Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Was bleibt, wenn einem alles genommen, wenn sogar die Identität ausradiert werden soll? Wie erinnert man sich an die Zeit, in der man ausgelöscht werden sollte? 2004 in Arkansas im sogenannten Bible Belt der USA: Ein Bekannter outet den neunzehnjährigen Garrard Conley gegen seinen Willen vor den Eltern als homosexuell. Seit Jahren schon kämpft Conley gegen die Scham, die ihm als einzigem Sohn eines Baptistenpredigers eingeimpft ist. Er selbst ist tief verwurzelt in einer christlich-fundamentalistischen Gemeinde, in einer Gesellschaft, die die Bibel beim Wort nimmt, in der nichts geduldet wird, was nicht der unabänderlichen Norm entspricht. Unvermittelt steht er vor der Entscheidung seines Lebens: Stimmt er einer Konversionstherapie zu, einem kirchlichen Programm, das ihn in zwölf Schritten von seiner Homosexualität ›heilen‹, von unreinen Trieben säubern, seinen Glauben festigen und aus ihm einen ex-gay machen soll, oder riskiert er, seine Familie, seine Freunde und den Gott, zu dem er an jedem Tag seines Lebens gebetet hat, zu verlieren? Soll er sein äußeres Leben auslöschen oder sein Inneres? Garrard Conley spürt den komplexen Beziehungen von Familie, Glauben und Gemeinschaft nach und zeichnet dabei ein Bild von einem Amerika, mit dem wir heute mehr denn je konfrontiert sind. Doch Conley versucht dabei auch stets jene zu verstehen, die ihm aus gutem Glauben heraus so viel Schmerz zugefügt haben. Dieser Lebensbericht lässt einen frieren angesichts der Kälte, mit der Fundamentalisten in den USA anderen ihre Ideologie überstülpen. Aber Boy Erased ist auch ein Zeugnis der Liebe, die trotzdem überleben kann.
Author: Chris Payne
Ken and Sonia are lecturers in a further education college whose principal, Morton Scregg, is a lecherous tyrant. One day, after a drunken lunch, Principal Scregg falls down the college stairs to his death. As the last to speak to him, Ken is accused of his murder. The death of Scregg and the injustice of being blamed for it, is a turning point in Ken’s life. He and Sonia come to realise that there is a market for an assassination business dedicated to erasing all the evil Screggs of this world as a public service. At first, the business goes well, and they get a steady supply of clients who are victims of everyday bullies, cheats, and psychopaths. But Ken and Sonia soon find out that the “conflict deletion” profession is far more crowded than they had expected as they get drawn into a parallel universe of assassins and hit men. In a tense climax to this comedy thriller, Ken and Sonia are forced to commit the execution of the century, which they must complete satisfactorily and escape, or be “erased” themselves.
Author: Kei Sanbe
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
After his mother's death triggers his Revival ability, Satoru finds himself 18 years in the past! While he's relieved to see his mother and his old friends again, his thoughts are focused on future kidnapping and murder victim Hinazuki Kayo. Putting his plan to save her in motion, he starts a conversation with her. However, he finds himself at a loss for words when Kayo asks him a shocking question... "Would you kill for me?"
Author: James Krusoe
After receiving two cards from his dead mother, Theodore treks to Cleveland to track her down, traveling through the worlds of Lorene, a member of an all-girl biker club; art; rodent extermination; and sport fishing, all while finding the line between life and death remarkably fluid, in a new novel from the author of The New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice Girl Factory. Original.
Missing Women, Murdered Wives
Author: Marilee Strong,Mark Powelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: True Crime
Based on five years of investigative reporting and research into forensic psychology and criminology, Erased presents an original profile of a widespread and previously unrecognized type of murder: not a “hot-blooded,” spur-of-the-moment crime of passion, as domestic homicide is commonly viewed, but a cold-blooded, carefully planned and methodically executed form of “erasure.” These crimes are often committed by men with no criminal record or history of violence whatsoever, men leading functional and often successful lives until the moment they kill the women, and sometimes children, they claimed to love. A surprising number go on to kill a second or even third wife or girlfriend, often in exactly the same way. In more than fifty chilling case studies, Marilee Strong examines the strange and complex psychology that drives these killers—from the murder a century ago that inspired the novel An American Tragedy to Scott Peterson, Mark Hacking, Jeffrey MacDonald, Ira Einhorn, Charles Stuart, Robert Durst, Michael White, Barton Corbin, and many others. Erased also looks at how these men manipulate the legal system and exploit loopholes in missing persons procedures and death investigation, exposing how easy it can be to get away with murder.
Author: Graciela Limón
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Adriana Mora, a Latina photojournalist haunted by childhood memories of her parents' death, abuse and displacement, journeys south to Chiapas, Mexico, in search of images to record on film. Mora's path crosses that of Chan K'in, the aged Lacandon shaman and interpreter of his people's mysticism. In this village, Adriana meets Juana Galvan, a woman whose own heroism mirrors that of the women that Chan K'in describes. Adriana follows Juana into the mountains where she is drawn into the tumultuous events of 1994 and the stories of the insurgents who fight for freedom. This compelling novel portrays forbidden love set against the backdrop of a complicated war.
Author: Colin Douglas
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Twin brothers, both geniuses, one without a conscience, and a time machine.
Author: Matthew Dunn
His memory is clear. His suddenly severed identity, a mystery. With seemingly no means of proving who he is, he fights through the maze of societal convention, struggling to resurrect his existence, hoping against all hope to get his life back. It proves a daunting task until several clues surface, leading him down a completely unsuspected road.
Author: D M Gilmore
Publisher: D M Gilmore
When Oliver woke up one morning in a body that wasn't his, he thought that acclimating to his new appearance would be the worst of his problems. Things go from bad to worse as he realizes that it wasn't just his appearance that changed, but his very identity is morphing along with it, and he's not alone in his struggle. Joined by Harvey, another victim of the change, Oliver races against time to find a way to reverse the transformation before he loses himself, but he is confronted with the worst decision of all: Does he even want to go back?
Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine
Author: Omer Bartov
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In Erased, Omer Bartov uncovers the rapidly disappearing vestiges of the Jews of western Ukraine, who were rounded up and murdered by the Nazis during World War II with help from the local populace. What begins as a deeply personal chronicle of the Holocaust in his mother's hometown of Buchach--in former Eastern Galicia--carries him on a journey across the region and back through history. This poignant travelogue reveals the complete erasure of the Jews and their removal from public memory, a blatant act of forgetting done in the service of a fiercely aggressive Ukrainian nationalism. Bartov, a leading Holocaust scholar, discovers that to make sense of the heartbreaking events of the war, he must first grapple with the complex interethnic relationships and conflicts that have existed there for centuries. Visiting twenty Ukrainian towns, he recreates the histories of the vibrant Jewish and Polish communities who once lived there-and describes what is left today following their brutal and complete destruction. Bartov encounters Jewish cemeteries turned into marketplaces, synagogues made into garbage dumps, and unmarked burial pits from the mass killings. He bears witness to the hastily erected monuments following Ukraine's independence in 1991, memorials that glorify leaders who collaborated with the Nazis in the murder of Jews. He finds that the newly independent Ukraine-with its ethnically cleansed and deeply anti-Semitic population--has recreated its past by suppressing all memory of its victims. Illustrated with dozens of hauntingly beautiful photographs from Bartov's travels, Erased forces us to recognize the shocking intimacy of genocide.
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Young Adult Fiction
They thought they had escaped. They were wrong. After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is learning how to survive in hiding, following Sam's rules: Don't draw attention to yourself. Always carry a weapon. Know your surroundings. Watch your back. When memories from Anna's old life begin to resurface--and a figure from her childhood reappears--Anna's loyalties are tested. Is it a Branch set-up, or could it be the reunion Anna has hoped for? Ultimately, the answers hinge on one question: What was the real reason her memories were erased in the first place? Jennifer Rush delivers a thrilling sequel to Altered in a novel packed with mysteries, lies, and surprises that are sure to keep readers guessing until the last page is turned.
Victoriously healed by His embrace
Author: Cathy Moore-Coleman, BS, MSOL
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Cissy is a typical young girl, one who loves her family, her friends, and her toys. But one day, she experienced something that no child should ever endure—and it was the beginning of a nightmare for her. Against her will and beyond her ability to comprehend, Cissy found herself at the center of a growing epidemic. The impact of her abuse left her with insecurities and low self-esteem, devaluing herself, not realizing her potential and worth. Cissy grew up with self-doubt, and as a direct result of the selfish acts of sexual predators, her choices became increasingly self-destructive. The inability to make better choices, Cissy soon found herself directly and indirectly associated with murderers, drug dealers and worse. But the darkness of her childhood would eventually be banished by the embrace of the Only One who could change her course. Innocence Erased is not just about Cissy, one child who was the victim of sexual abuse; it is about all children who have lived through this violence. Included are tools designed to help educate parents, guardians, and children. Even a single act against a child can redirect their course of life forever, however, there is help, hope, and healing available for survivors.
Discourse, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World
Author: Arran Stibbe
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Animals are disappearing, vanishing, and dying out—not just in the physical sense of becoming extinct, but in the sense of being erased from our consciousness. Increasingly, interactions with animals happen at a remove: mediated by nature programs, books, and cartoons; framed by the enclosures of zoos and aquariums; distanced by the museum cases that display lifeless bodies. In this thought-provoking book, Arran Stibbe takes us on a journey of discovery, revealing the many ways in which language affects our relationships with animals and the natural world. Animal-product industry manuals, school textbooks, ecological reports, media coverage of environmental issues, and animal-rights polemics all commonly portray animals as inanimate objects or passive victims. In his search for an alternative to these negative forms of discourse, Stibbe turns to the traditional culture of Japan. Within Zen philosophy, haiku poetry, and even contemporary children’s animated films, animals appear as active agents, leading their own lives for their own purposes, and of value in themselves.
Author: Diana O'Hehir
As they have so many times before, Carla Day and her Egyptologist father are visiting the museum—and the ancient coffin lid he discovered years ago—when a fellow museum-goer falls to the floor, choking. Dr. Day rushes to pry off the poor man’s tie, but instead of getting praise, he gets charged with murder by strangulation—and accused of faking Alzheimer’s. The charges are dropped when it’s learned that the museum-goer isn’t dead, but comatose. And when he vanishes, Carla begins to suspect that her father’s faulty memory may be the only link between a millennia-old Egyptian death and a present-day California one. “Clever and poignant . . . The puzzle intrigues and the characters come to life.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “[An] acerbic, funny, insightful voice.”—The Boston Globe “A cleverly designed whodunit [with an] unnerving shocking final confrontation.”—Midwest Book Review
Author: Robbi McCoy
Publisher: Bella Books
One moment San Francisco police officer Dani Barsetti is chasing a suspect through an apartment building. The next moment she wakes up in a completely different place and time. It’s the twenty-third century—at least that’s what she’s being told by a group of scientists who aren’t at all happy to see her. Their agent, a man sent back in time to kill a dangerous terrorist, has been killed by the terrorist instead. So now the scientists are proposing to send Dani back in time to finish the job. It sounds great to Dani, who only wants to get home. Except for one thing—her trip into the future has totally erased her from the past. Her wife Gemma doesn’t know her. Her parents and siblings have never met her. And the police force has no record of her. Could she start over? Could Gemma fall in love with her all over again? Dani has only two weeks to find out before she must return to the future. But is two weeks long enough to fall in love? Or is it only long enough to say goodbye…
Author: Sharon Evans-Rose
Publisher: Headline Books
She opens her eyes. The pain is intense. Where is she? Who is she? Left for dead in the snowy mountains of North Carolina, Abigail has no idea of her surroundings. Who shot her? Who wants her dead...and why? A raging nor easter has blocked the roads and she finds herself being cared for in a cabin owned by a kindly stranger. Abby is struck by the realization she has lost all memory of her past. She has knowledge of nothing before this day and has, in essence, been erased. When the storm abates, her rescuer takes her to his home to recover and remain out of sight. The return of her memory is essential in uncovering the identity of the villain. Her quest for awakening her past leads her to uncover deception, unfaithfulness and betrayal. A novel full of intrigue and unsuspected twists; Erased is definitely a page turner that leads to an unforgettable ending!
Author: Jennifer Rush
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Du kannst niemandem vertrauen, nicht einmal dir selbst. Alles, was du über dich zu wissen glaubtest, entpuppt sich als Lüge. Die Suche nach deiner Vergangenheit setzt nicht nur dein Leben aufs Spiel. Du weißt nur eins: Sie werden nicht aufhören, dich zu jagen! Anna und den Jungs ist die Flucht vor der Sektion gelungen und sie haben sogar einige Hinweise auf ihre eigene Herkunft erbeuten können. Nur wie lange können sie sich dieser mächtigen Organisation entziehen? Als sie auf eine Spur stoßen, die offenbar zu Annas Schwester führt, müssen sie erneut ihre Deckung aufgeben. Die Suche nach der eigenen Vergangenheit treibt Anna unaufhörlich an. Falls Teile ihrer Familie überlebt haben, müssen die vier sie finden. Koste es, was es wolle. Doch tappen sie vielleicht gerade dadurch in eine raffinierte Falle? "Hide" ist der zweite Band einer Reihe. Der Titel des ersten Bandes lautet "Escape"
A General Jack Hospital Mystery
Author: Jo Bailey
Publisher: Minotaur Books
After winning a sexual discrimination suit against the hospital in which she works, Jan Gallagher, a security guard at Jackson County Medical Center, finds herself caught up in a race riot and an investigation into the kidnapping of an African-American hospital guard.