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The Queue

Author : Vladimir Sorokin
ISBN : UCBK:C006391436
Genre : Fiction
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The Queue

Author : Basma Abdel Aziz
ISBN : 9781612195179
Genre : Fiction
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"The Queue ... has drawn comparisons to Western classics like George Orwell’s 1984 and The Trial by Franz Kafka. It represents a new wave of dystopian and surrealist fiction from Middle Eastern writers who are grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring." -- The New York Times Winner of the English PEN Translation Award In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as ‘the Gate’ has risen to power in the aftermath of the ‘Disgraceful Events,’ a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate in order to take care of even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the Gate never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer. Citizens from all walks of life mix and wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman concerned for her daughter’s health, and even the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors. Among them is Yehia, a man who was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. Yehia’s health steadily declines, yet at every turn, officials refuse to assist him, actively denying the very existence of the bullet. Ultimately it is Tarek, the principled doctor tending to Yehia’s case, who must decide whether to follow protocol as he has always done, or to disobey the law and risk his career to operate on Yehia and save his life. Written with dark, subtle humor, The Queue describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism, and illuminates the way that absolute authority manipulates information, mobilizes others in service to it, and fails to uphold the rights of even those faithful to it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Man In The Queue

Author : Josephine Tey
ISBN : 9781476733289
Genre : Fiction
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Inspector Alan Grant searches for the identity of a man killed in the line at a theater and for the identity of the killer—whom no one saw. A long line had formed for the standing-room-only section of the Woffington Theatre. London’s favorite musical comedy of the past two years was finishing its run at the end of the week. Suddenly, the line began to move, forming a wedge before the open doors as hopeful theatergoers nudged their way forward. But one man, his head sunk down upon his chest, slowly sank to his knees and then, still more slowly, keeled over on his face. Thinking he had fainted, a spectator moved to help, but recoiled in horror from what lay before him: the man in the queue had a small silver dagger neatly plunged into his back. With the wit and guile that have made Inspector Grant a favorite of mystery fans, the inspector sets about discovering just how a murder occurred among so many witnesses, none of whom saw a thing.

Jumping The Queue

Author : Mark Kelman
ISBN : 0674489098
Genre : Education
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This book weighs alternative conceptions of the equal opportunity principle through an empirical and ethical exploration of the Federal law which directs local school districts to award special educational opportunities to students classified as learning disabled. Kelman and Lester examine the vexing question of how we should distribute extra education funds.

Jumping The Queue

Author : Mary Wesley
ISBN : 9781446443316
Genre : Fiction
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Matilda Poliport, recently widowed and largely estranged from her four adult children, has decided to End It All. She has cleaned her cottage, given away her beloved pet goose and burnt any incriminating letters. Now all that remains for her to do is eat her picnic, take her pills and swim out into the ocean. But her meticulously planned bid for graceful oblivion is interrupted when she foils the suicide bid of another lost soul - Hugh Warner, on the run from the police - and life begins again for them both. Life, however, is never that simple and awkward questions demand answers. What, for example, was Matilda's husband Tom doing in Paris? Why does Matilda's next door neighbour see UFOs in the skies of Cornwall? And why did Hugh kill his mother?

The Girl In The Queue

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ISBN : 9781466030411
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The Queue A Novella And Warriors A Trilogy Of Plays On Aging

Author : L. Michael Hager
ISBN : 1462875459
Genre : Fiction
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Aging, generational conflict and mortality are the themes of The Queue, a novella and Warriors, a trilogy of plays. Set in the not-too-distant future, The Queue describes the horrors faced by citizens of advanced age when they are forced by a planetary leader into a seemingly endless line toward an unknown destination. Joining the queue to assist his parents, a middle-aged narrator describes the ordeals that he and his companions endure over a challenging 40 days. In a trilogy of absurdist drama, Warriors offers three humorist takes on aging, each of them grappling with end-of-life scenarios.

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