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14 15 y separately published work icon The Two Pearls of Wisdom Dragoneye Reborn Alison Goodman , ( trans. E. V. Muzykantova with title Эон. Возвращение Заклинателя ) Moscow : Ripol Klassik , 2017 Z1495619 2008 single work novel young adult fantasy 'Eon is a potential Dragoneye, able to manipulate wind and water to nurture and protect the land. But Eon also has a dark secret. He is really Eona, found by a power-hungry master of the Dragon Magic in a search for the new Dragoneye. Because females are forbidden to practise the art, Eona endures years of study concealed as a boy. Eona becomes Eon, and a dangerous gamble is put into play. Eon's unprecedented display of skill at the Dragoneye ceremony places him in the centre of a power struggle between the Emperor and his High Lord brother. The Emperor immediately summons Eon to court to protect his son and heir. Quickly learning to navigate the treacherous court politics, Eon makes some unexpected alliances, and a deadly enemy in a Dragoneye turned traitor.' (Publisher's blurb.)
3 1 y separately published work icon Survivor James Phelan , ( trans. O. Moskalenko with title Выживший ) Moscow : Ripol Klassik , 2013 Z1837193 2010 single work novel young adult thriller science fiction

'It's twelve days later and chaos reigns in New York. Pursued by the predatory Chasers, Jesse finds unexpected friendship in three other survivors: Felicity: a girl he meets via a home video. Finding her is the key to escape. Rachel: more concerned with animals than people. Can Jesse persuade her to put her own safety first? And Caleb: disillusioned, angry, and maybe dangerous.

'Friendship comes at a price in a world where nothing can be relied upon. Will Jesse s new mates help him flee or is he . . . destined always to be alone?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

3 4 y separately published work icon Chasers James Phelan , ( trans. O. Moskalenko with title Жажда ) Moscow : Ripol Klassik , 2013 Z1692828 2010 single work novel young adult thriller science fiction 'Jesse is on a UN Youth Ambassadors camp in New York when his subway carriage is rocked by an explosion. Jesse and his three friends, Anna, Dave and Mini, crawl out from the wreckage only to discover a city in chaos. Streets are deserted. Buildings are in ruins. Worse, the only other survivors seem to be infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predators ... Outnumbered. No sign of life. Just Them. And you... ALONE.' (From the publisher's website.)
14 12 y separately published work icon Mice Gordon Reece , ( trans. I.A. Litvinovoĭ with title Мыши : Роман ) Moscow : Ripol Klassik , 2011 Z1726667 2010 single work novel young adult thriller

'Shelley and her mom have been menaced long enough. Excused from high school where a trio of bullies nearly killed her, and still reeling from her parents’ humiliating divorce, Shelley has retreated with her mother to the quiet of Honeysuckle Cottage in the countryside. Thinking their troubles are over, they revel in their cozy, secure life of gardening and books, hot chocolate and Brahms by the fire. But on the eve of Shelley’s sixteenth birthday, an unwelcome guest disturbs their peace and something inside Shelley snaps. What happens next will shatter all their certainties—about their safety, their moral convictions, the limits of what they are willing to accept, and what they’re capable of.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

4 11 y separately published work icon A Most Immoral Woman Linda Jaivin , ( trans. I. Litvinovoĭ with title Легкое поведение ) Moscow : Ripol Klassik , 2011 Z1551989 2009 single work novel historical fiction (taught in 1 units)

'It is 1904. At the age of forty-two, the handsome and influential Australian George Morrison, Peking correspondent for The Times of London, is considered the most eligible Western bachelor in China. But Morrison has yet to meet his match - until one night, where the Great Wall meets the sea, he encounters Mae Perkins, the ravishing and free-spirited daughter of a California millionaire, and a turbulent affair begins.

'War, meanwhile, has broken out between Russia and Japan for domination over northeast China. Morrison's colleague Lionel James has an idea that will revolutionise war correspondence. But the Russians, the Japanese, and even The Times's own editor, it seems, would rather see James hung from the nearest yardarm. James believes that only Morrison can help. Just as Mae seems to be slipping away from him, James's quest propels Morrison into her magnetic orbit once more.

'Inspired by a true story, A Most Immoral Woman is a surprising, witty and erotic tale of sexual and other obsessions set in the "floating world" of Westerners in China and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. At its heart stands an original and devastatingly honest woman, as seen from the perspective of the extraordinary man who was drawn to love her.'

26 114 y separately published work icon The Slap Christos Tsiolkas , ( trans. I.P. Novoseltskoī with title Пощечина ) Moscow : Ripol Klassik , 2010 Z1739894 2008 single work novel (taught in 40 units)

'At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own.

'This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event.

'In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century. The Slap is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue. The slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs and desires.

'What unfolds is a powerful, haunting novel about love, sex and marriage, parenting and children, and the fury and intensity - all the passions and conflicting beliefs - that family can arouse. In its clear-eyed and forensic dissection of the ever-growing middle class and its aspirations and fears, The Slap is also a poignant, provocative novel about the nature of loyalty and happiness, compromise and truth.' (Publisher's blurb)

11 7 y separately published work icon Fetish Tara Moss , ( trans. A. Lītvīnovoī with title Фетиш ) Moscow : Ripol Klassik , 2008 Z503323 1999 single work novel crime 'Tall, blonde and beautiful - It's no surprise that Canadian Makedde Vanderwall is a model. What is surprising is her street-smart ways and her own recognition that modeling is only a stopgap career, a lucrative means to fund her tuition for a degree in forensic psychology. But more surprising - and disturbing - is that while on assignment in Sydney, Australia, Makedde finds herself in the middle of a grisly, sensational hunt for the "Stiletto Murderer" - a serial killer who brutally murdered Makedde's best friend - and may see Makedde as his next fashion victim.
Who is this murderous monster with the penchant for sexy shoes? The world of fashion takes on sinister tones - a photographer who get off on snapping photos of dead bodies; beautiful women with rich but mysterious sugar daddies; and bottom feeders who cruise the murky ocean of high fashion and low morals. And now, seemingly deserted by the one cop who can save her, Makedde is a girl on the edge of unimaginable terror, in a place where perfect beauty is transformed into darkest death...'
Source: Author's website
4 y separately published work icon Space Mercenaries A. Bertram Chandler , ( trans. Unknown with title Naeminiki Kosmosa ) Russia : Ripol Klassik , 1993 Z810955 1965 single work novella science fiction
— Appears in: Legendy Prigranich'ya 2003; (p. 419-724)
'The former Empress of Outer Space becomes a mercenary for the Galactic League for the Abolition of Suppression and Slavery (www.bertramchandler.com).
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