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“Betrayals” is a murder mystery novel set in a fictional small city in Canada. It features the sexual exploitation of a fourteen year-old immigrant boy by his female language teacher. The... More > novel examines the personal and psychological factors which led to this distortion of the teacher-student relationship. However, the teacher is murdered. A police investigation follows—with startling revelations involving a series of suspects, each with a motive to kill. Murder touches and maims the lives of all who come near it. The reader is plunged into the world of drug dealing, a string of burglaries, the betrayal of lovers, and the result of the flight of an immigrant family to Canada to escape an abusive father. The novel ends with a tragic twist of fate.< Less
The Lives of Ben Lobo
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Circumstances pull Ben into a lifestyle contrary to his idealistic nature, yet his many intimate relationships with unusual females leave him well satisfied with himself. But when he is perplexed by... More > mysteries he might never understand and beset by deep grief, he is led to sober contemplation of his future. Then, when Gus tells him memories can enrich or destroy, Ben begins to understand that self-satisfaction is vanity, that the meaning of life must be deeper than the "self," and that each relationship was a pairing to be cherished. He realizes, then, that he must assimilate and be nourished by his memories, for his past is inevitably his future and even eternity must consist of memory piled upon memory. In The Lives of Ben Lobo, Ben reveals intimate, personal details from the pages of his diary, as well the story of his quest and eventual fulfillment, in a Mexican village, of his idealistic yearnings.< Less
Antony and Cleopatra (Annotated)
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Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Markus Antonius and... More > follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumvirs and the future first emperor of Rome. The tragedy is a Roman play characterized by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers, alternating between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and the more pragmatic, austere Rome. Many consider the role of Cleopatra in this play one of the most complex female roles in Shakespeare's work. She is frequently vain and histrionic, provoking an audience almost to scorn; at the same time, Shakespeare's efforts invest both her and Antony with tragic grandeur. These contradictory features have led to famously divided critical responses.< Less
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