A standout amongst the most essential works of gay writing, this eerie, splendid novel is a seriocomic recognition of things past - and still powerfully present. It delineates the undertakings of Malone, a delightful young fellow scanning for adoration in the midst of New York's developing gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and nightfall discos to Fire Island's abandoned stops and sumptuous bashes, Malone searches high and low for significant fellowship. The individual he finds is Sutherland, a batty quintessential ruler - and a standout amongst the most essential abstract manifestations of contemporary fiction. Entertaining, clever, and eventually unfortunate, Dancer from the Dance is honest, provocative, ludicrous fiction advised in a voice as near giggling as to tears.
by Don DeLillo (Author)
A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo's most ground-breaking and riveting novel—"an awesome American novel, an artful culmination, an exciting page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle)— Underworld is about the second 50% of the twentieth century in America and around two individuals, a craftsman and an official, whose lives interlace in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties.
With appearance appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, "this is DeLillo's most influencing novel… an astonishing, glowing show-stopper" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
Slowly Down the Ganges
by Eric Newby (Author)
On his forty-fourth birthday celebration Eric Newby, a self-admitted waterway darling, sets out on a 1200-mile travel down the Ganges River from Hardwar to the Bay of Bengal, joined by his better half Wanda. Things don't begin easily as they steer into the rocks 63 times in the initial six days, however progressively India's holiest stream, The Pure, The Eternal, The Creator of Happiness, satisfies its numerous names and catches them in its spell.
Going in an assortment of water crafts, a large portion of them inadmissible, and in addition by transport and bullock truck, the Newbys turn out to be personally familiar with the stream's moving states of mind and brilliant history. Gradually Down the Ganges overflows over with drawing in characters and engaging accounts, described in Newby's matchless style. The best part is that he splendidly catches the sights and sounds, the disappointments and prizes, the sheer charm of movement in India.
Empires of the Indus: The Story of A River
by Alice Albinia (Author)
One of the biggest streams on the planet, the Indus ascends in the Tibetan mountains and streams west crosswise over northern India and south through Pakistan. It has been revered as a divine being, utilized as an instrument of supreme development, and today is the concrete of Pakistan's crabby association. Alice Albinia takes after the stream upstream, through two thousand miles of topography and back to a period five thousand years prior when a string of complex urban communities developed on its banks. "This turbulent history, weaved with a superlative travel story" (The Guardian) drives us from the remains of expand cities, to the intense divisions of today. Like Rory Stewart's The Places In Between, Empires of the Indus is an engaging individual trip and a profoundly moving picture of a stream and its kin.
Meltdown in Tibet: China's Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia
by Michael Buckley (Author)
Tibetans have encountered influxes of massacre since the 1950s. Presently they are confronting ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in emergency mode, because of atmosphere change―accelerated by a rain of dark residue from enormous consuming of coal and different powers in both China and India. The forceful waterways of Tibet are being dammed by Chinese designing consortiums to nourish the territory's hunger for control, and the land is in effect perseveringly mined looking for minerals to sustain China's modern complex. On the planning phase are plans for a monstrous building task to occupy water from Eastern Tibet to water-starved Northern China. Savage Chinese constraint leaves Tibetans frail to stop the neglectful demolition of their holy land, however they are not by any means the only casualties of this crusade: the countries downstream from Tibet depend intensely on waterways sourced in Tibet for water supply, and for rich residue utilized as a part of horticulture. This obliteration of the area's condition has been occurring with little examination up to this point. In Meltdown in Tibet, Michael Buckley turns the focus on the darkest side of China's development as a worldwide super power.