Author: Barbara Anne Douglas
From the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum comes the second book in an all-new creepy fantasy series praised as “darkly delightful.”* After the frightful events of last autumn, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, but she has not settled into what that means for her humanity. As Louisa struggles to figure out whether she is worthy of redemption, the devilish Mr. Morningside plans a fete—one that will bring new guests to Coldthistle House. From wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look down on Mr. Morningside’s monstrous staff, all are armed with their own brand of self-righteous justice. Even a man claiming to be Louisa’s father has a role to play, though what his true motive is, Louisa cannot tell. The conflicts will eventually come to a head on the grounds of Coldthistle House—and the stakes include Louisa’s very soul. In this second book of Madeleine Roux’s suspenseful House of Furies series, illustrations from artist Iris Compiet and chilling photographs help bring to life a twisted world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin. *Publishers Weekly
In this second book of Madeleine Roux’s suspenseful House of Furies series, illustrations from artist Iris Compiet and chilling photographs help bring to life a twisted world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin. ...
Author: Madeleine Roux
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In September of 2004, Dr. Charles Marsh arrived at the Kriegmoor Psychiatric Institute in Bayfield, Wisconsin, anxious to take on his new duties, eager to distance himself from the scandal that had forced him to resign his previous post. Among the patients assigned to Marsh at this time was a young woman named Kari Hansen, a college student who had suffered a nervous collapse during a school-sponsored anthropology dig a year previously. Subsequently, Ms. Hansen began experiencing what hospital records referred to as ?a series of vivid hallucinations;” her own words described visions of an ?alien” intelligence, a heretofore unknown kind of life form which appeared to her as shadows, often of indeterminate shape, occasionally taking on the form of man. Dr. Marsh came to believe these shadows were real. Shadows in the Asylum collects, for the first time anywhere, Ms. Hansen's patient records, as well as records belonging to a number of Dr. Marsh's other patients and the related historical evidence that led the doctor to his astonishing conclusions to present a bizarre story of insanity that blurs the line between fact and fiction.
Shadows in the Asylum collects, for the first time anywhere, Ms. Hansen's patient records, as well as records belonging to a number of Dr. Marsh's other patients and the related historical evidence that led the doctor to his astonishing ...
Author: D. A. Stern
FROM THE WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2010 FOR THE DARKEST ROOM 'A compelling and scary psychological thriller' - Sunday Mirror Who amongst us can really say they’re sane? Jan has just started working at the Dell nursery. But this is no normal nursery. It’s linked to a high-security asylum by a dimly-lit underground tunnel, which is used for the children to visit their parents. Who are some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country. And Jan has complicated reasons for being here. There’s something he’s not telling people about his past. And there’s someone in the asylum who he really wants to see . . .
Floodlights illuminate the fence, but the complex beyond is full of shadows. Grey shadows on the grass. black shadows beneath the fir trees.
Author: Johan Theorin
Publisher: Random House
In the UK the number of people who came from a minority ethnic group grew by 53 per cent between 1991 and 2001, from 3.0 million in 1991 to 4.6 million in 2001. Whilst much has been written about the impact of these demographic changes in relation to policy issues, black and minority women and children remain under-researched. Recent publications have tended to focus on South Asian women, forced marriage and 'honour' related violence. Moving in the Shadows brings together for the first time in a single volume, an examination of violence against women and children within the diverse communities of the UK. Its strength lies in its gendered focus as well as its understanding of the need for an integrated approach to all forms of violence against women, whilst foregrounding the experiences of minority women, the communities they are part of, and the organizations which have advocated for their rights and given them voice. The chapters contained within this volume explore a set of core themes: the forms and contexts of violence minority women experience; the continuum of violence; the role of culture and faith in the control of women and girls; the types of intervention within multi-cultural and social cohesion policies; the impacts of violence on British-born and migrant women and girls; and the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality highlighting issues of similarity and difference. Taken together, they provide a valuable resource for scholars, students, activists, social workers and policy-makers working in the field.
decision-makers (Asylum Aid 2011). Women not being believed when they report gender-based violence has also been recognised as a concern in the criminal ...
Author: Liz Kelly
Category: Political Science
Punctuated by marches across the United States in the spring of 2006, immigrant rights has reemerged as a significant and highly visible political issue. Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of U.S. Citizenship brings prominent activists and scholars together to examine the emergence and significance of the contemporary immigrant rights movement. Contributors place the contemporary immigrant rights movement in historical and comparative contexts by looking at the ways immigrants and their allies have staked claims to rights in the past, and by examining movements based in different communities around the United States. Scholars explain the evolution of immigration policy, and analyze current conflicts around issues of immigrant rights; activists engaged in the current movement document the ways in which coalitions have been built among immigrants from different nations, and between immigrant and native born peoples. The essays examine the ways in which questions of immigrant rights engage broader issues of identity, including gender, race, and sexuality.
Walter's critique of his colleagues' anti-immigrant position reveals the problem with simplistic depictions of the asylum process that posit participants' ...
Author: Rachel Buff
Publisher: NYU Press
The fae are after me because I'm the Shadow. But what the hell is that supposed to mean? Black Pine Facility for Wayward Juveniles. The asylum. I always thought it was a place for broken kids like me and it is, I guess. But that's not all. It's also a place where the fae put troublesome humans to forget about them. After I was blamed for my sister's death, I was trapped inside for more than six years. My doctors--my captors--told me that I'd be free on my next birthday. In a couple of weeks, I would walk out of Black Pine forever. I believed them, too. The fae can't lie, but that doesn't mean they tell the truth. On my twenty-first birthday, I would be leaving the asylum... because the Fae Queen has decided it's time I was finally brought to Faerie to face her. Yeah. That's, uh, that's gonna be a no. You see, I spent the last six years pretending that the fae don't exist. That all changes when a Dark Fae helps me break out of the asylum. Nine. The Shadow Man who was my loyal guardian and only friend when I was a little girl. Now that he's back in my life for the first time in years, he swears he only wants to help me. Right. With a return to the asylum impossible, my only goal is to escape the fae chasing me. Even Nine. Especially Nine. And that's way harder than I thought it would be. He's... he's different than the Shadow Man I remember from my childhood. The cold, emotionless fae is showing me a whole new side to him--and this sexy, devoted fae is helping me discover exactly who I am. Abandonment issues, right? I have them in spades. So while I'm trying to escape the fae, I'm also trying to outrun my growing feelings for Nine. If only I could get the hang of the whole walking through shadows thing... *Beware the cliff. Since this is part two of a trilogy, each book leads into the next, with the full resolution of Riley's story coming in the third and final book, Touch. **Shadow is the second book in a planned trilogy featuring a wary independent half-fae heroine, the Dark Fae who has shadowed her her entire life, and her quest to learn about who she really is and why the powerful Fae Queen wants her dead.
Since this is part two of a trilogy, each book leads into the next, with the full resolution of Riley's story coming in the third and final book, Touch. **Shadow is the second book in a planned trilogy featuring a wary independent half-fae ...
Author: Jessica Lynch
The streets of the city of Bond boil with discontent. Political struggles within a power vacuum bring dreams of dominance to some among the lower levels of the city’s underbelly. Common thugs and guild bosses alike conspire together, their goal to eliminate the figure of Kron Darkbow. Permanently. Kron has become a symbol on the streets, and his removal would not only clear the way for others, but also would be a sign of who has the real power in Bond. Amidst the chaos, buildings burn, riots go nearly unchecked, and even the city guard find themselves forced to retreat. Through it all sits the Asylum, a building in ruin, a building with history, a history that involves Kron Darkbow. For if the street scum fail to get the man in black, perhaps the spirits of the dead will prevail.
To a person they became still, their eyes hidden by shadows in the sockets of their skulls but unmistakably locked on the man in black. The wind grew chill.
Author: Ty Johnston
Publisher: Ty Johnston
Author: Fantasy Flight Games
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Pub Incorporated
Reproduction of the original: White Shadows in the South Seas by Frederick O ́Brien
... when I refused gave me the knowing look bestowed upon the witless, the glance of the asylum-keeper upon the lunatic who thinks himself a billiard ball.
Author: Frederick O ́Brien
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.
As it is, this prison is nothing but the shadow of a shadow, resembling his Alba the way, in his own words, a smooth pebble resembles a chicken.
Author: Andre Alexis
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
These letters, collected and transcribed by Captain Robert Goldthwaite Carter in the 1870s, are among the finest primary sources on the daily life of the Union soldier in the Civil War. Robert and his three brothers all saw action with the Army of the Potomac under its various commanders, Generals McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant. At times in pairs but often in neighboring units, they fought on the battlefields of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg.
united nation that we all see and are of the Roman Empire and the French so proud of to - day , the asylum and Revolution will be as a mere zephyr . refuge ...
Author: Robert Goldthwaite Carter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book was written in Hinckley and Parma, Ohio between July 2000 and April 2001. The year before John Stover wrote it, a friend of his had a heart attack and two days later, a triple bypass surgery. Seeing someone he cares about go through that experience influenced the author in ways related to the book. It put things in perspective. Along with trying to write a mystery/suspense story, some of the elements Stover tried to deal with are love, loss, true friendship and the issues of prejudice and tolerance.
Pedro parked his car in the gravel parking lot of the Burgesfield Mountain Asylum. The night's gelid breeze swept against his dark skinned cheeks as he got ...
Author: John Stover
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
... the anteroom of the asylum . If an idle mind is the devil's workshop , his satanic majesty was running by far the largest business in the institution .
Author: Daniel J. Morgan
Category: Correctional institutions
Accused of killing all her classmates, seventeen year old Lynk Amber Grey has spent the last year and a half in the dungeon, the lower bowels of the Madison Mills Lunatic Asylum. Followed by the tall, gaunt looking man she knows only as Slendy, Lynk accepts a chance to escape the asylum. After gaining her freedom, she soon finds that her life has a very specific purpose, a purpose that she would never have imagined. Helped by the Ascendite's, a secret group which aims to rid the earth of evil spirits, Lynk must stop the shadows in their attempt to break free from hell and come to terms with the fact that she isn't a normal teenager.
Helped by the Ascendite's, a secret group which aims to rid the earth of evil spirits, Lynk must stop the shadows in their attempt to break free from hell and come to terms with the fact that she isn't a normal teenager.
Author: David Gallie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The war is over, and Britain is at peace. But in 1948, not only Londons architecture lies in tatters. When Juliette is committed to the asylum, two memories haunt her: that of her baby being snatched from her arms and of fleeing on skis through an endless mountain range. Doctor Silver favors all forms of shock therapy, and its doubtful she can endure such barbaric treatments. A missing patient links Silver to a police inquiry while he seeks help from the Movement, an illegal cell he knew before the war. Certain this ideology is the model for a better world, he is easily led into illicit schemes. A troubled child discovers fairies have lived at the asylum long since its workhouse days. Their natural law seeks to restore peace and harmony, but dark secrets are gradually unearthed inside the walls of Moorvale. Unseen dangers now lurk in the shadows and further threaten Juliettes survival. Follow each twist and become spellbound as the story weaves to its magical conclusion.
Now the asylum felt far away, but in the church long shadows loomed. Outside the trees howled in time with the wind. Suddenly the camp fence reared and she ...
Author: Sarah Starr
For this the city pays ten dollars a month , but the woman must bring the child FOSTER MOTHERS . to the Asylum once a month on the pay day fixed , where it ...
Author: Helen Campbell
'Evocative...brilliant plotting' REBECCA GRIFFITHS 'Vivid, pungent and perilous' CHRIS BROOKMYRE A chilling and atmospheric thriller perfect for fans of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, The Silent Companions and The Strangers Diaries. 1851, Angel Meadow Asylum. Dr Rutherford, principal physician to the insane, is found dead, his head bashed in, his ears cut off, his lips and eyes stitched closed. The police direct their attention towards Angel Meadow's inmates, but to Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain the crime is an act of calculated retribution, rather than of madness. To discover the truth Jem and Will must pursue the story through the darkest corners of the city - from the depths of a notorious rookery, to the sordid rooms of London's brothels, the gallows, the graveyard, the convict fleet and then back to the asylum. In a world where guilt and innocence, crime and atonement, madness and reason, are bounded by hypocrisy, ambition and betrayal, Jem and Will soon find themselves caught up in a web of dark secrets and hidden identities. Praise for E.S. Thomson: 'It's rare that a book is Gothic enough for me, but Beloved Poison is killing it. The blood, the bones...' LAURA PURCELL 'Complex, harrowing and highly enjoyable' DAILY EXPRESS 'Marvellous, vivid . . . breathtakingly dark' JANET ELLIS 'Jem Flockhart books are the best I've read in years' KIRSTY LOGAN 'A marvel . . . thoroughly engrossing' MARY PAULSON ELLIS 'A tale of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a cold winter's night' EVENING TELEGRAPH
The fog outside showed black and gritty against the windows, the shadows from my candle jumping and dancing, so that I had the impression that something dim ...
Author: E. S. Thomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Macabre accounts of the lingering spirits who were once subjected to primitive and barbaric medical practices in Kentucky’s iconic mental hospital. The Western Lunatic Asylum has held the interest of people worldwide for decades. Anyone who passes beneath the grand silver dome can feel something menacing from within. For over one hundred and twenty years, this hellish building has stirred with secrets. The mad, the violent, and the disenfranchised of Western Kentucky have languished here inside its dark medical wards, the victims of garish experiments and arcane medical practices. In Hauntings of the Western Lunatic Asylum, author Steve E. Asher brings you chilling real-life encounters of haunting paranormal activity from those who have worked inside the aged madhouse. Discarded orphans, the feeble minded and the criminally insane living together and now locked inside a man-made purgatory. They remain hopeless and filled with inhuman rage. Steve E. Asher brings you gripping stories that only a small handful of people even knew existed. Do you dare look further? Do you dare to enter the Western Lunatic Asylum?
This flash illuminated both her and the mirror that cast a shadow onto the wall behind her. Sasha watched the as a beam of light seemed to glow brighter.
Author: Steve E. Asher
Publisher: Permuted Press+ORM
This compilation of short stories is a collection of narratives about the inner thoughts and inner workings of animals and folklore in our daily lives; what we see and what we don't. It's the other side of the perspective that impacts us equally, presented without our own perceptions that would only blur their purity. This compilation of poems is a collection of poetic translation of the analysis of the world around us; the inner workings of things in the external world and within ourselves from where we pull our own inspiration. The intention of this book is to make animals, folklore, and the imaginative spirit the main character of study, and to leave aside - for once - the perspective that is far too common to us to ever be challenged anymore, from mere repetition; our own.
Then, they both stopped as the cat crept along the edge of the shadow and light for a few seconds, in plain sight of the two, with its watchful eyes and ...
Author: Michael DeBenedictis