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Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan

Title Temporary People
Author Deepak Unnikrishnan
Publisher Restless Books
Release Date 2017-03-14
Category Foreign workers
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781632061447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing "Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review In the United Arab Emirates, foreign nationals constitute over 80 percent of the population. Brought in to construct and serve the towering monuments to wealth that punctuate the skylines of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this labor force is not given the option of citizenship. Some ride their luck to good fortune. Others suffer different fates. Until now, the humanitarian crisis of the so-called “guest workers” of the Gulf has barely been addressed in fiction. With his stunning, mind-altering debut novel Temporary People, Deepak Unnikrishnan delves into their histories, myths, struggles, and triumphs. Combining the linguistic invention of Salman Rushdie and the satirical vision of George Saunders, Unnikrishnan presents twenty-eight linked stories that careen from construction workers who shapeshift into luggage and escape a labor camp, to a woman who stitches back together the bodies of those who’ve fallen from buildings in progress, to a man who grows ideal workers designed to live twelve years and then perish—until they don’t, and found a rebel community in the desert. With this polyphony of voices, Unnikrishnan maps a new, unruly global English and gives personhood back to the anonymous workers of the Gulf. "Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Inventive, vigorously empathetic, and brimming with a sparkling, mordant humor, Deepak Unnikrishnan has written a book of Ovidian metamorphoses for our precarious time. These absurdist fables, fluent in the language of exile, immigration, and bureaucracy, will remind you of the raw pleasure of storytelling and the unsettling nearness of the future." —Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine “Inaugural winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, this debut novel employs its own brand of magical realism to propel readers into an understanding and appreciation of the experience of foreign workers in the Arab Gulf States (and beyond). Through a series of almost 30 loosely linked sections, grouped into three parts, we are thrust into a narrative alternating between visceral realism and fantastic satire.... The alternation between satirical fantasy, depicting such things as intelligent cockroaches and evil elevators, and poignant realism, with regards to necessarily illicit sexuality, forms a contrast that gives rise to a broad critique of the plight of those known euphemistically as ‘guest workers.’ VERDICT: This first novel challenges readers with a singular inventiveness expressed through a lyrical use of language and a laserlike focus that is at once charming and terrifying. Highly recommended.” —Henry Bankhead, Library Journal, Starred Review “Unnikrishnan’s debut novel shines a light on a little known world with compassion and keen insight. The Temporary People are invisible people—but Unnikrishnan brings them to us with compassion, intelligence, and heart. This is why novels matter.” —Susan Hans O’Connor, Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA) “Deepak Unnikrishnan uses linguistic pyrotechnics to tell the story of forced transience in the Arabian Peninsula, where citizenship can never be earned no matter the commitment of blood, sweat, years of life, or brains. The accoutrements of migration—languages, body parts, passports, losses, wounds, communities of strangers—are packed and carried along with ordinary luggage, blurring the real and the unreal with exquisite skill. Unnikrishnan sets before us a feast of absurdity that captures the cruel realities around the borders we cross either by choice or by force. In doing so he has found what most writers miss: the sweet spot between simmering rage at a set of circumstances, and the circumstances themselves.” —Ru Freeman, author of On Sal Mal Lane “Deepak writes brilliant stories with a fresh, passionate energy. Every page feels as if it must have been written, as if the author had no choice. He writes about exile, immigration, deportation, security checks, rage, patience, about the homelessness of living in a foreign land, about historical events so strange that, under his hand, the events become tales, and he writes tales so precisely that they read like history. Important work. Work of the future. This man will not be stopped.” —Deb Olin Unferth, author of Revolution “From the strange Kafka-esque scenarios to the wholly original language, this book is amazing on so many different levels. Unlike anything I've ever read, Temporary People is a powerful work of short stories about foreign nationals who populate the new economy in the United Arab Emirates. With inventive language and darkly satirical plot lines, Unnikrishnan provides an important view of relentless nature of a global economy and its brutal consequences for human lives. Prepare to be wowed by the immensely talented new voice.” —Hilary Gustafson, Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor, MI) “Absolutely preposterous! As a debut, author Unnikrishnan shares stories of laborers, brought to the United Arab Emirates to do menial and everyday jobs. These people have no rights, no fallback if they have problems or health issues in that land. The laborers in Temporary People are sewn back together when they fall, are abandoned in the desert if they become inconvenient, and are even grown from seeds. As a collection of short stories, this is fantastical, imaginative, funny, and even more so, scary, powerful, and ferocious.” —Becky Milner, Vintage Books (Vancouver WA)

Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan

Title Temporary People
Author Deepak Unnikrishnan
Publisher Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Release Date 2017-09-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9789386815705
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the United Arab Emirates, foreign nationals constitute over 80 percent of the population. Brought in to construct and serve the towering monuments to wealth that punctuate the skylines of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this labor force is not given the option of citizenship. Until now, the humanitarian crisis of the so-called ‘guest workers’ of the Gulf has barely been addressed in fiction. With his stunning, mind-altering debut novel, Deepak Unnikrishnan delves into their histories, myths, struggles, and triumphs. Combining the linguistic invention of Salman Rushdie and the satirical vision of George Saunders, Unnikrishnan presents twenty-eight linked stories, moving from construction workers who shapeshift into luggage and escape a labor camp to a woman who stitches back together the bodies of those who’ve fallen from buildings in progress, to a man who grows ideal workers designed to live twelve years and then perish—until they don’t, and found a rebel community in the desert. With this polyphony of voices, Unnikrishnan maps a new, unruly global English and gives personhood back to the anonymous workers of the Gulf. His debut marks the arrival of a major talent.

Temporary by Hilary Leichter

Title Temporary
Author Hilary Leichter
Publisher Coffee House Press
Release Date 2020-03-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781566895743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Temporary, a young woman’s workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it’s shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck of a pirate ship, assisting an assassin, or filling in for the Chairman of the Board, for the mythical Temporary, “there is nothing more personal than doing your job.” This riveting quest, at once hilarious and profound, will resonate with anyone who has ever done their best at work, even when the work is only temporary.

Temporary People by Steven Gillis

Title Temporary People
Author Steven Gillis
Publisher Dzanc Books
Release Date 2008-04-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 201
ISBN 0976899361
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Temporary People' explores the human condition in all its most vulnerable exposures. Sharp and satirical, it is a breathtakingly paced romp, and the end will leave you drop-jawed and wanting more. 'Temporary People' is a book for the ages and Steven Gillis delivers."Temporary People is a vicious and compelling storyboard for our time."-Jeff Parker, author of Ovenman"As thoroughly dark and thoroughly humane as Vonnegut's apocalyptic novels like 'Cat's Cradle' and ' Galapagos'.... Here's a fable for our time, and for just about any other time you can imagine."-Chris Bachelder, author of U.S.! Steven Gillis is the author of the novels 'Walter Falls' and 'The Weight of Nothing', both finalists for the Independent Publisher Book of the Year Award and 'ForeWord Magazine' 's Book of the Year awards for 2003 and 2005. He is a six-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a collection of his stories-titled 'Giraffes' -was published in 2007.

Migrant Farm Workers by Linda Jacobs Altman

Title Migrant Farm Workers
Author Linda Jacobs Altman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category Agricultural laborers.
Total Pages 112
ISBN 0531130339
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses the history and economics of migrant labor, describes the impact of the Great Depression, and recounts the efforts of migrant workers to improve their lot through boycotts and strikes

Title The Impact of Displaced People s Temporary Shelters on their Surrounding Environment
Author Suwattana Thadaniti
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2013-11-26
Category Law
Total Pages 183
ISBN 9783319028422
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is one of four volumes on a major empirical migration study by leading Thai migration specialists from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).this volume discusses the environmental impact of temporary shelters for displaced people along the Thai–Myanmar border. Of nine shelters, three were selected for detailed study: Ban Tham Hin (Ratchaburi province), Ban Mai Nai Soi (Mae Hong Son province), and Ban Mae La (Tak province). For each shelter, various research methods were used to assess the environmental conditions, analyse the ways of living and use of resources by displaced persons, and disclose their perceptions of the environmental conditions they face. The environmental impact of the shelters on the surrounding areas were also assessed by listening to officials and representatives. The book provides realistic policy recommendations for a durable solution for refugees at the borders. Practitioners and policymakers from governments, international organizations and NGOs will benefit from its findings. The volume is also helpful for anyone studying forced migration and its denouement in the age of globalization.

The Temporary by Rachel Cusk

Title The Temporary
Author Rachel Cusk
Publisher Picador
Release Date 2022-01-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781250859846
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rachel Cusk’s second novel is a ruthless, surprising story of work, gender, and control. Ralph Loman is working in an unsatisfying job at a free London newspaper when Francine Snaith, a temporary secretary for a corporate finance firm, unexpectedly crosses his path at a party. Her beauty ignites a blaze of excitement in his troubled heart. But Francine is ravenous for attention, driven by a thirst for conquest, and when Ralph tries politely to extricate himself, he finds he is bound by chains of consequence from which it seems there is no escape. In The Temporary, Rachel Cusk paints a merciless portrait of the cut and thrust of modern romance, work, and life.

It S Only Temporary by Sally Warner

Title It s Only Temporary
Author Sally Warner
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2008-06-12
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781101567487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A novel in words and sketches. ?It?s only temporary,? twelve-year-old Skye McPhee writes in her sketchbook after being shipped off to her gran?s in Sierre Madre, California. After all, her parents have their hands full taking care of her older brother, who?s been severely injured in a car accident. So now Skye is in a new school sketching new kids and trying to stay invisible until she can return home. But her new life starts turning out better than she hoped; she?s making cool friends, and being away from her brother is actually drawing her closer to him. And then her sketchbook disappears and everything changes. Suddenly, Skye realizes that she doesn?t want her life in Sierra Madre to be temporary after all. But does she have a choice?

Title Temporary Amnesia
Author Anonim
Publisher Dorrance Publishing
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781434919823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Temporary by Sarina Bowen

Title Temporary
Author Sarina Bowen
Publisher Rennie Road Books
Release Date 2017-09-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781942444435
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By New York Times bestseller Sarah Mayberry and USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen The first time I lay eyes on Callan Walker, I know he’ll be trouble. With his smug grin, hot Aussie accent and thousand dollar shoes, he’s just the kind of rich guy who always gets what he wants. And he wants two things: a night of sin, and my cooperation as he outmaneuvers his powerful mother to take control of his uncle’s estate. I can’t afford either one. I’m the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system. He may have money and charm on his side, but I have something even more powerful — pure desperation. This temp job at his mother’s company can become a full time job for me. It has to. But when Callan’s eyes rake over my body, sometimes I forget my obligations. His piercing gaze finds the fun, optimistic girl I used to be and not the tired person I’ve become. And it works—if only for a moment. Our night together was a mistake. I can't afford to get sucked into his high-powered family’s treachery. But the closer I get to Callan, the more layers I find beneath those expensive clothes. Though I can’t forget this is temporary. He’s temporary. I have too much to lose. Too bad my foolish heart didn’t get the memo... **** Perfect for fans of: billionaire romance, Carly Phillips, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Meghan March, Elle Kennedy, Kendall Ryan, and Lauren Blakely.

Offshore Citizens by Noora Lori

Title Offshore Citizens
Author Noora Lori
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2019-08-22
Category Law
Total Pages 302
ISBN 9781108498173
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study of citizenship and migration policies in the Gulf shows how temporary residency can become a permanent citizenship status.

Temporary Cities by Yasser Elsheshtawy

Title Temporary Cities
Author Yasser Elsheshtawy
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-03-28
Category Architecture
Total Pages 298
ISBN 9780429855917
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Are Arab Gulf cities, the likes of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha, on their way to extinction? Is their fate obsolescence? Or, are they the model for our urban future? Can a city whose very existence is predicated on an imported labour force who build and operate these gleaming urban centres remain a viable urban entity? Could the transient nature of this urban model, its temporariness and precariousness, also be its doom? In this wide-ranging book Yasser Elsheshtawy takes on these tough, but necessary, questions aiming to examine the very nature of the Arab Gulf city and whether it can sustain its existence throughout the twenty-first century. Having lived in the region for more than two decades he researched its marginalized and forgotten urban settings, trying to understand how a temporary people can live in a place that inherently refuses to give them the possibility of becoming citizens. By being embedded in these spaces and reconciling their presence with his own personal encounters with transience, he discovered a resilience and defiance against the forces of the hegemonic city. Using subtle acts of resistance, these temporary inhabitants have found a way to sustain and create a home, to set down roots in the midst of a fast changing and transient urbanity. Their stories, recounted in this book through case studies and in-depth analysis, give hope to cities everywhere. Transience is not a fait accompli: rather the actions of citizens, residents and migrants – even in the highly restrictive spaces of the Gulf – show us that the future metropolis may very well not turn out to be a ‘utopia of the few and a dystopia of the many’. This could be an illusion, but it is a necessary illusion because the alternative is irrelevance.

The Temporary Roomie by Sarah Adams

Title The Temporary Roomie
Author Sarah Adams
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-03-22
Category
Total Pages 284
ISBN 9798712363735
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happens when you have to play nice with your greatest enemy? Revenge.Drew Marshall may have let me move into his spare bedroom while my house is being renovated, but don't think for one second his kindness comes without strings. Big, ugly, fake relationship strings. That's okay, though, Dr. Andrew. I'll agree to your terms, move into your house, and act likeyour girlfriend when the big day comes; but I also plan to make your life miserable-make you pay for what you did to me. I may not be good at forgiving or forgetting, but I'm excellent at getting even.Get ready to laugh until you cry with this sizzling, hilarious, closed-door romantic comedy!

Model Citizen by Joshua Mohr

Title Model Citizen
Author Joshua Mohr
Publisher MCD
Release Date 2021-03-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780374718817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The intimate, gorgeous, garish confessions of Joshua Mohr—writer, father, alcoholic, addict Her teeth marks in the wood are some of my favorite things. Every now and again she rips the pick out of my hand and tosses it inside the guitar . . . I hold it over my head, hole down, shaking it back and forth, the pick rattling around in there. And as it ricochets from side to side, I always think about pills. Maybe the pick has turned into oxy. Or Norco, codeine, Demerol. Maybe it’s a pill and when it falls out I can gobble it up. After years of hard-won sobriety, while rebuilding a life with his wife and young daughter, thirty-five-year-old Joshua Mohr suffers a stroke—his third, it turns out— which uncovers a heart condition requiring surgery. Which requires fentanyl, one of his myriad drugs of choice. This forced “freelapse” should fix his heart, but what will it do to his sobriety? And what if it doesn’t work? Told in stunning, surreal, time-hopping vignettes, Model Citizen is a raw, revealing portrait of an addict. Mohr shines a harsh spotlight into all corners of his life, throwing the wild joys, tragedies, embarrassments, and adventures of his past into bold relief. Pulsing with humanity and humor, revealing the immediacy of an addict climbing out of the murky pit of his past, Model Citizen is a darkly beautiful, incisive confession.

Title Economic Growth and Urbanization in Developing Areas
Author David Drakakis-Smith
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-10-30
Category Science
Total Pages 394
ISBN 9781351227803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published in 1990, Economic Growth and Urbanization in Developing Areas is a wide-ranging collection of research studies focused on urban economic growth at various levels of urban and national development. The contributions range from studies of peripheral Third World states, such as Fiji and Malaysia, to countries of the so-called semi-periphery, such as Spain, South Africa, and Northern Australia. In addition the authors cover a variety of thematic topics within the framework of urban economic development, from the provision of basic services such as housing and food, to the functional preservation of historic cores, and the impact of economic change on family structure.

Title Temporary Billionaire Romance
Author Alexx Andria
Publisher Alexx Andria
Release Date 2017-09-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 210
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It’s only temporary, baby. Don’t go catching feelings because I will tear you apart. GAGE Mari Jones is an itch under my skin that I can’t satisfy. The sassy, long-legged cocktail waitress is everything I shouldn’t want. Smart-mouthed, take-no-shit, sexy-as-hell, and the worst thing I could throw into my life but I want her. The thing is…I’ve always wanted her. She doesn’t remember me but I’ve never forgotten her. And now I’m going to put her into my bed. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not about forever — I see what I want and I find a way to get it but it’s always a temporary fix. No amount of money in the world can fix what’s broken inside me — and I should know, I’m fucking loaded — so don’t even try. I’m damaged. Broken to the core. If she catches feelings, I’m going to ruin her. Even though I know I should walk, I can’t. She’s everything I ever wanted…everything I will never deserve to have. Right or wrong…she’s mine. **Author's Note: This is a full-length novel at 40,000 words. It's everything you've come to expect in an Alexx Andria read — hot sex, witty banter, and dark angst — if that sounds like your thing, feel free to one-click this bad boy billionaire and settle in for a deliciously wicked and entertaining time. Oh, and fans of Alexx's Buchanan series...you might just recognize a character or two. Enjoy! Keywords: billionaire, romance series, bad boy, indecent proposal, secrets and lies, deception, redemption, strong heroine, fiction, instant attraction, explicit romance, alpha hero, strong female lead, revenge, opposites attract, contemporary romance, series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, smart romance, hot romance, alexx andria, alexx andria romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, romance, sassy, strong heroine, forced seduction, captivating romance, free billionaire romance, alpha hero, curvy innocent heroine, romantic comedy romantic suspense, action, new adult, college, art, New York, free read, romance series, BBW, older man younger woman, indecent proposal, opposites attract, enemies-to-lovers, strong female lead, family saga, redemption, learning to trust, rags to riches, Cinderella story Excerpt: “I want you, Mari,” Gage stated, leaning back, kicking his leg out casually beneath the scratched and ruined table. “Name your price.” “N-name my price?” I stuttered, incredulous. “What does that mean? And what makes you think I even have a price that I would offer? I’m not a vendor at a flea market, ready to haggle over an item…especially when that item is me.” His smirk did crazy things to my belly even as his answer pissed me off fresh. “Everyone has a price. Even you. I'm willing to bet your price is a lot lower than you think it would be.” Oh, hell no, what? “Did you just insult me?” “Not at all. Just sharing a bit of what I know about human nature.” “Well, you don’t know shit about me,” I said, rising. “I’m done with this ridiculous game. I don’t care how rich you are, you can’t buy me.” Screw Manny and his greed. He could find someone else to pander to the rich jerk, I was out. “You’re broke. You’ll be homeless by the end of the month because you can’t pay your rent and something tells me you aren’t going to make enough in tips to get what you need by month’s end.” His calm voice at my back froze my feet. I turned slowly. “How the hell do you know my personal business?” He waved away my question as if I were naive. “Nothing is private, sweetheart. I can get everything I need to know about you with the push of a button. Financial records are the easiest.” He paused only to punctuate his point. “Is my intel wrong? Do you have a secret stash of cash in your mattress that you’re holding onto for a rainy day?” No, he wasn't wrong — Gage knew how precarious my situation was and he had zero qualms about using the information to his advantage. Indignation aside...could I afford to refuse his offer? Damn him, he knew I couldn't.

Title The Routledge Handbook of Place
Author Tim Edensor
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-05-26
Category Science
Total Pages 782
ISBN 9780429842184
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The handbook presents a compendium of the diverse and growing approaches to place from leading authors as well as less widely known scholars, providing a comprehensive yet cutting-edge overview of theories, concepts and creative engagements with place that resonate with contemporary concerns and debates. The volume moves away from purely western-based conceptions and discussions about place to include perspectives from across the world. It includes an introductory chapter, which outlines key definitions, draws out influential historical and contemporary approaches to the theorisation of place and sketches out the structure of the book, explaining the logic of the seven clearly themed sections. Each section begins with a short introductory essay that provides identifying key ideas and contextualises the essays that follow. The original and distinctive contributions from both new and leading authorities from across the discipline provide a wide, rich and comprehensive collection that chimes with current critical thinking in geography. The book captures the dynamism and multiplicity of current geographical thinking about place by including both state-of-the-art, in-depth, critical overviews of theoretical approaches to place and new explorations and cases that chart a framework for future research. It charts the multiple ways in which place might be conceived, situated and practised. This unique, comprehensive and rich collection will be an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching, for experienced academics across a wide range of disciplines and for policymakers and place-marketers. It will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, such as Geography, Sociology and Politics, and interdisciplinary fields such as Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and Planning.

Title A Temporary Situation
Author H. L. Day
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2018-05-23
Category
Total Pages 428
ISBN 171937158X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Personal assistant Dominic is a consummate professional. Funny then, that he harbors such unprofessional feelings toward Tristan Maxwell, the CEO of the company. No, not in that way. The man may be the walking epitome of gorgeousness dressed up in a designer suit. But, Dominic's immune. Unlike most of the workforce, he can see through the pretty facade to the arrogant, self-entitled asshole below. It's lucky then, that the man's easy enough to avoid. Disaster strikes when Dominic finds himself having to work in close proximity as Tristan's P.A. The man is infuriatingly unflappable, infuriatingly good-humored, and infuriatingly unorthodox. In short, just infuriating. A late-night rescue leading to a drunken pass only complicates matters further, especially with the discovery that Tristan is both straight and engaged. Hatred turns to tolerance, tolerance to friendship, and friendship to mutual passion. One thing's for sure, if Tristan sets his sights on Dominic, there's no way Dominic has the necessary armor or willpower to keep a force of nature like Tristan at bay for long, no matter how unprofessional a relationship with the boss might be. He may just have to revise everything he previously thought and believed in for a chance at love.

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry

Title The Temporary Gentleman
Author Sebastian Barry
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780698163485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A stunning new novel from the two-time Man Booker shortlisted author of The Secret Scripture. Sebastian Barry's latest novel, A Thousand Moons, is now available. Irishman Jack McNulty is a “temporary gentleman”—an Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he’s writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel—as a soldier in World War II, an engineer, a UN observer—has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan, and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from his grasp. Award-winning author Sebastian Barry’s The Temporary Gentleman is the sixth book in his cycle of separate yet interconnected novels that brilliantly reimagine characters from Barry’s own family.

Title The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author Jane Jacobs
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2016-07-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780525432852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.