Author: Graham Masterton
Publisher: Random House
The quaint little seaside town of Granitehead seemed like a perfect place for John and Jane Trenton to start their life together. But disaster strikes and Jane and their unborn child are killed. John's grief is total, so when he starts to see the ghostly apparition of his wife he almost welcomes this supernatural phenomenon. Yet all is not what it seems, and this sinister spirit is not Jane, but something altogether evil and terrifying. In a bid to rid himself of this horrific spectre he soon finds that many more in the town have been victims of unwanted visitations. And when he discovers the body of a local busybody, impossibly impaled on a still hanging chandelier, he knows something must be done. But how do you kill the undead? As he searches for an explanation he uncovers a link to a mysterious ship, lost around the time of the nearby Salem witch trials. For three centuries the rotting wreck of the David Dark has lain beneath waves, but an awful secret is concealed in the chill waters...
The Pariah Problem
Author: Rupa Viswanath
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Once known as "Pariahs," Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India's most subordinated castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and provoke public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the "Pariah Problem" in public consciousness in the 1890s. It shows how high-caste landlords, state officials, and well-intentioned missionaries conceived of Dalit oppression, and effectively foreclosed the emergence of substantive solutions to the "Problem"—with consequences that continue to be felt today. Rupa Viswanath begins with a description of the everyday lives of Dalit laborers in the 1890s and highlights the systematic efforts made by the state and Indian elites to protect Indian slavery from public scrutiny. Protestant missionaries were the first non-Dalits to draw attention to their plight. The missionaries' vision of the Pariahs' suffering as being a result of Hindu religious prejudice, however, obscured the fact that the entire agrarian political–economic system depended on unfree Pariah labor. Both the Indian public and colonial officials came to share a view compatible with missionary explanations, which meant all subsequent welfare efforts directed at Dalits focused on religious and social transformation rather than on structural reform. Methodologically, theoretically, and empirically, this book breaks new ground to demonstrate how events in the early decades of state-sponsored welfare directed at Dalits laid the groundwork for the present day, where the postcolonial state and well-meaning social and religious reformers continue to downplay Dalits' landlessness, violent suppression, and political subordination.
The Pariah Syndrome
Author: Ian F. Hancock
Publisher: Karoma Pub
Guest lecturer Ian Hancock lectures on the history of the gypsies, emphasizing institutionalized slavery of the gypsies in various countries.
Author: Dave Zeltserman
Publisher: Profile Books
Once part of the holy triumvirate ruling the South Boston Irish mob, Kyle Nevin is set up by his boss Red Mahoney, which leads him to a court case and a stretch in the slammer. Newly released, and reduced to sleeping on his brother's couch, Kyle's hungry - for revenge, status and easy money. A kidnapping gone horribly wrong leads to a major book deal for Kyle and newfound celebrity - but it also unleashes a trail of mayhem for those unlucky enough to cross his path.
Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah
Author: Erin Jade Lange
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked and tattooed wild child. The Bully: Sick of being the less favorite son, York bullies everyone, especially his brother. The Geek: Boston, York's brother, and obsessed with getting into an Ivy League school. The Pariah: Sam, now that her mom is sober, she just wants to get through one day at a time. Andi, Sam, York, and Boston find themselves in the woods together when a party gets busted by the cops. Trying to run rather than get caught, they hop into the nearest car they see and take off . . . until they realize the car they've taken has a trunk is full of stolen drugs. Now they must rely on each other or risk their lives. Should they run or turn themselves in? Would anyone even believe the drugs aren't theirs? Every decision could determine the rest of their lives . . . but how can any of them trust people they barely know. In a cinematic, heart-pounding race against time, four teens learn more about one other in a few hours than they ever knew in all the years they attended school together. And what they find out isn't at all what any of them expected . . .
Author: Bob Fingerman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
After a zombie plague infects most of the world, the residents of a New York City apartment building, who have escaped infection, fight among themselves until they spy an uninfected teenage girl outside, not getting attacked.
Author: Thomas Irvine
On the planet of Esseth, in the small island nation of Korra, very few people know the truth of the universe. One denizen of Korra, Cio, spends most of his days protecting and coddling seven-year-old Keira Darrenger, the castle-dwelling, golden-haired heiress to D-Corp, the planet’s largest mercenary company and Cio’s employer. Life is simple and pleasant until the day Cio meets a bizarre woman named Bliss, two local celebrities—and the ghastly beast that assaults him on the castle grounds. Struggling with disturbing desires for Keira, as well as threats of death and despair, Cio’s once simple life is thrust into chaos when he is steadily introduced to a world of spirits, supernatural powers and planetary preservation. Soon Keira isn’t the only child in need of protection from evil—or from Cio.
Author: Thomas-Anstey Guthrie
Author: F. Anstey
Author: F. Anstey
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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Being the ugly duckling in a family or the pariah in a society amounts to living in marked and implicit difference, indifference, or even cruelty. The research to which this book is dedicated articulates the concept of the “pariah,” and it is through the various filters mentioned above that it proceeds to its analysis. Besides these, it also studies the notion of the “pariah” using the different strata that make up human society, such as literature. The book also presents the perceptions of lexicologists and psychologists, because behind the word there is the object, which is understood differently by the human psyche because it is included in value systems varying from one sociocultural group to another.
The Twilight Pariah
Author: Jeffrey Ford
Three friends go looking for treasure and find horror in Jeffrey Ford's The Twilight Pariah. All Maggie, Russell, and Henry wanted out of their last college vacation was to get drunk and play archaeologist in an old house in the woods outside of town. When they excavate the mansion's outhouse they find way more than they bargained for: a sealed bottle filled with a red liquid, along with the bizarre skeleton of a horned child Disturbing the skeleton throws each of their lives into a living hell. They feel followed wherever they go, their homes are ransacked by unknown intruders, and people they care about are brutally, horribly dismembered. The three friends awakened something, a creature that will stop at nothing to retrieve its child. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
A pious killer stalks the Tenderloin, hunting streetwalkers in the name of the Lord After years of turning tricks and shooting junk, Amy has reached the end of the line. Heroin has wrecked her body, and her pimp is contemplating cutting her loose when she takes a client to the Bayside Hotel. The john asks her to turn around and undress, and as she slips out of her clothes for the thousandth time, he places his hands around her neck and starts to squeeze. San Francisco Homicide does not rush to investigate the death of a hooker. Although Lieutenant Frank Hastings does his due diligence, he has no expectation of finding Amy’s killer. But when the trail leads him to the son of a famous TV evangelist, he realizes that the case may be even tougher than he expected. Elton Holloway is a fanatically religious young man—but does he love God enough to kill?
The Pariah Files
Author: Philip Rife
YOU'VE BEEN LIED TO * Ben Franklin was a British spy * The Wright Brothers weren't the first to fly * Someone discovered a cure for cancer in the 1930s * You or someone you know has been used as a human guinea pig * An innocent man was convicted in the Crime of the Century * Live American POWs were left behind after four wars * Three-Mile Island wasn't America's worst nuclear incident * The attack on Pearl Harbor was no surprise * A lost civilization of giants once lived in the U.S. * The Clinton scandal you haven't heard about * Government insiders believe UFOs are extraterrestrial * The fiery deaths nobody can explain AND MUCH MORE