Nachdem per Notruf eine Schießerei gemeldet wurde, stoßen Voight, Antonio, Halstead und ihr Team auf ein geheimes Frauenhaus. Dort müssen sie feststellen, dass der Betreiber verwundet und eine Bewohnerin des Frauenhauses gekidnapped wurde. Das Team steht vor einer großen Herausforderung, da der Schütze noch auf freiem Fuß ist und die Identitäten der Frauen geheim gehalten werden. Unterdessen begeben sich Burgess und Roman auf eine Undercover-Mission. Sie wollen einen Mann festsetzen, der Leute ausraubt, die er vorher mit einer Dating-App geködert hat. Und Lindsay traut sich, Halstead in ihre Vergangenheit einzuweihen.
What Jonathan Lethem did for Brooklyn, Matt Burgess does for Queens in this exuberant and brilliant debut novel about a young drug dealer having a very bad weekend. Alfredo Batista has some worries. Okay, a lot of worries. His older brother, Jose—sorry, Tariq—is returning from a stretch in prison after an unsuccessful robbery, a burglary that Alfredo was supposed to be part of. So now everyone thinks Alfredo snitched on his brother, which may have something to do with the fact that Alfredo is now dating Tariq’s ex-girlfriend, Isabel, who is eight months pregnant. Tariq’s violent streak is probably #1 worry on Alfredo’s list. Also, he needs to steal a pit bull. For the homecoming dogfight. Burgess brings to life the rich and vivid milieu of his hometown native Queens in all its glorious variety. Here is the real New York, a place where Pakistanis, Puerto Ricans, Haitians, An glos, African Americans, and West Indians scrap and mingle and love. But the real star here is Burgess’s incredible ear for language—the voices of his characters leap off the page in riotous, spot-on dialogue. The outer boroughs have their own language, where a polite greeting is fraught with menace, and an insult can be the expression of the most tender love. With a story as intricately plotted as a Shakespearean comedy—or revenge tragedy, for that matter—and an electrically col loquial prose style, Dogfight, a Love Story establishes Matt Burgess as an exuberant new voice in contemporary literature. The great Queens novel has arrived. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002411/bk_rand_002411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samuel Burgess loves owning a second-hand bookstore. But when books from other universes start appearing on his shelves, his dream warps into an enigma. Obsessed with understanding how the books are showing up on his shelves, Samuel finds himself smuggling psychedelic mushrooms, floating in sensory deprivation tanks and talking to the occasional hippopotamus- all en route to the most unexpected discovery of all: love. After only three months of dating, Julia Aimes didn´t expect her fancy dinner with her boyfriend Benito would include a marriage proposal. But that´s what she got. While Julia concerns herself with wedding plans, her fiancee and his family maneuver to regain their ancient control of DreamTime- the realm Julia rules without even knowing it. The first in a two-novel adventure chronicling the fate of DreamTime. Nothing less than the fate of EVERY POSSIBLE UNIVERSE hangs in the balance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hrdina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004506/bk_acx0_004506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Jennifer Egan and Heather O’Neill, a rich and inventive collection of exquisite short stories by a major newcomer to Canadian literature. In this deeply felt, compulsive and edgy work, Sarah Meehan Sirk shines a distinctive light on love and death in their many incarnations, pushing against the limits of the absurd while exposing piercing emotional truths about what it means to be gloriously, maddeningly alive. In ´´The Dead Husband Project´´, an artist who has planned to make an installation out of her terminally ill husband’s dead body has to recalibrate when his diagnosis changes. In ´´The Date´´, an online dating match takes an unusual turn when the man who shows up to the restaurant has no face. In ´´Ozk´´, a young girl longs to connect with her socially isolated mother, a professor of mathematics who makes a radical discovery. Uncanny, sometimes violent, achingly sad and always profound, these stories showcase a writer with skill and empathy, and draw us in with a steady, unyielding grip. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chai Valladares, Julie Lemieux, Michael David Kirby, Deborah Burgess, Andrew Jackson, Libby Lennie, Anna Sani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032249/bk_adbl_032249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.