Finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award, Dan Chaon's Best of 2017 pick in Publishers Weekly, one of Vol. 1 Brooklyn's Best Books of 2017, a BOMB Magazine "Looking Back on 2017: Literature" Pick, and one of Vulture's 10 Best Thriller Books of 2017. Jac Jemc's The Grip of It is a chilling literary horror novel about a young couple haunted by their newly purchased home Touring their prospective suburban home, Julie and James are stopped by a noise. Deep and vibrating, like throat singing. Ancient, husky, and rasping, but underwater. “That’s just the house settling,” the real estate agent assures them with a smile. He is wrong. The move—prompted by James’s penchant for gambling and his general inability to keep his impulses in check—is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to start afresh. But this house, which sits between a lake and a forest, has its own plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to establish a sense of normalcy, the home and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The framework— claustrophobic, riddled with hidden rooms within rooms—becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains are animated on the wall—contracting, expanding—and map themselves onto Julie’s body in the form of painful, grisly bruises. Like the house that torments the troubled married couple living within its walls, The Grip of It oozes with palpable terror and skin-prickling dread. Its architect, Jac Jemc, meticulously traces Julie and James’s unsettling journey through the depths of their new home as they fight to free themselves from its crushing grip.
Finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award, Dan Chaon's Best of 2017 pick in Publishers Weekly, one of Vol. 1 Brooklyn's Best Books of 2017, a BOMB Magazine "Looking Back on 2017: Literature" Pick, and one of Vulture's 10 Best ...
Author: Jac Jemc
Publisher: FSG Originals
THE GRIP OF IT is a psychologically intense literary horror novel that deals in questions of home: how we make it and how it in turn makes us A chilling literary horror novel, Jac Jemc’s THE GRIP OF IT tells the story Julie and James, a young couple haunted by their new home. The move―prompted by James’s penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check―is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But the house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple... The architecture becomes unrecognisable, decaying before their eyes. Stains contract and expand, mapping themselves onto Julie’s body in the form of bruises; mould taints the water that James pours from the sink. As the couple search for the source of their mutual torment, they become mired in the history of their peculiar neighbours and the mysterious previous residents of the house. Written in eerie, powerful prose, THE GRIP OF IT is an enthralling and psychologically intense novel that deals in questions of home: how we make it and how it in turn makes us, inhabiting the bodies and the relationships we cherish.
The Grip of It Print edition ISBN: 9781789091977 E-book edition ISBN: 9781789091984 Published by Titan Books A division of Titan Publishing Group Ltd 144 ...
Author: Jemc Jac
Publisher: Titan Books
Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio 'development' exec who doesn't trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure's encountered in his capacity as the web moderator on an Excessive Sweating Discussion Forum. Gordy LaSure's alwaystalking about films and how they'd be a shit ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure. The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible?How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) areany good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a slug of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.
The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible?How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) areany good at all?
Author: Richard Ayoade
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
Both a memoir and a medical study, this unique work explores the extensive and tragic reach of craniosynostosis, the premature fusing of the cranial sutures in infants. The author—born with craniosynostosis in 1975—documents his and his family’s struggles, weaving his story into a broader view of this birth defect. Included are interviews with respected craniofacial surgeons, neurosurgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists, an explanation of the major types of craniosynostosis, and a summary of the modern medical history of cranial sutures, as well as ancient treatments dating to the time of Hippocrates. The experiences of 11 American families affected by craniosynostosis are chronicled, demonstrating the uniqueness of each case and each treatment. Their stories illustrate the surgical techniques now being used to release cranial sutures, allowing the brain to grow naturally—though not every story ends this way.
So it's, that's a pretty compelling reason to do it. But the reason I think most parents hand this most prized possession in their life over to a surgeon ...
Author: Kase D. Johnstun
Category: Health & Fitness
This book provides a detailed picture of the equity and efficiency of economic restructuring, focusing on the two most important successor states to the Soviet Union. Analysis is based on a careful examination of micro level data, documenting the experiences of workers, households and firms.
The differences are most striking for IT investment, where foreign firms invest more and have higher returns than domestic private firms and state firms, ...
Author: T. Bruk
Category: Political Science
Reproduction of the original: The Grip of Honor by Cyrus Townsend Brady
“I scarcely yet understand it all; but if I heard aright, 'tis but a reprieve until to-morrow; build no hope upon it.” “We will not wait for the morrow, ...
Author: Cyrus Townsend Brady
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This is a book about the history of the science of inertia. Nobody denies the existence of the forces of inertia, but they are branded as OC fictitiousOCO because they do not fit smoothly into modern physics. Named by Kepler and given mathematical form by Newton, the force of inertia remains aloof because it has no obvious local cause. At the end of the 19th century, Ernst Mach bravely claimed that the inertia of an object was the result of its instantaneous interaction with all matter in the universe. Many other well-known physicists, including Aristotle, Galileo, Descartes and Einstein, are shown to have tackled this difficult subject. The book also concentrates on inertia research in the 20th century, taking place under the shadow of general relativity, which is seen as uncomfortable with Mach''s principle. A Newtonian paradigm, based on action-at-a-distance forces, is discussed throughout the book, allowing the revival of Mach''s principle as the only coherent explanation of the inertia forces which play such an important role in the laboratory and in the cosmos. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: All Matter Instantaneously Senses All Other Matter in the Universe (392 KB). Contents: All Matter Instantaneously Senses All Other Matter in the Universe; Johannes Kepler OCo The Astronomer Who Coined the Word Inertia; Free Fall OCo A Hardly Believable Story of Science; The Cartesian Interlude OCo A Novel Cosmology; Newton''s Force of Inertia OCo The Basis of Dynamics; A Century of Consolidation OCo The Early Practitioners of Newtonian Dynamics; Mach''s Magic Principle OCo The Unique Inertial System; Albert Einstein OCo Inertia Obscured by Gravitation; Inducing Inertia OCo An Electromagnetic Analogy; Retarded Action at a Distance OCo A Short Lived Misnomer; Clock Confusion in the 20th Century OCo The Connection Between Inertia and Timekeeping; Machian Inertia and the Isotropic Universe OCo A New Force Law. Readership: Students, academics, physicists, engineers and general readers interested in Newtonian mechanics."
Some of it is converted to kinetic energy during the fall of the body. This energy of motion can be used to perform useful work. For example, the grinding ...
Author: Peter Graneau
Publisher: World Scientific
In the depths of winter, with snow thick on the ground, Badger lies alone and injured. No one knows where he is, and the icy cold is tightening its grip every second. What will happen to Badger? And can the other animals of Farthing Wood survive the harsh cold and piercing hunger that winter has brought?
THE REST OF the animals and the birds were dumbfounded. They looked at each other with blank faces. It was too incredible. Yet it had happened before.
Author: Colin Dann
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Increasingly the contemplative tradition in Christianity is being seen as essential to our understanding of Christianity itself. Here is the book to explain all.
It would seem that we can think of it solely in dialectical, mutually invalidating statements.'2 In order to underline the point he is making, ...
Author: Paul Murray
Publisher: A&C Black
After dinner we went to an empty smoking-room on the third floor. I handed him the statement I had prepared and asked him whether it would do.
Author: Henry O'Kelly Webber
Examining the relationship between Weber's Sociology of Law and his interpretation of the structure and meaning of modern society, Boucock looks at Weber's thought in the context of developments in Canada since 1982.
It is argued here that his vision of law and modernity reveals good reasons for questioning our ever - growing and increasingly exclusive reliance on the ...
Author: Cary Boucock
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
He rang for it. Mrs. Gihle. And for his Cousin Teodor as well? First Maid. Yes, madame, and also for the other gentleman. I was to tell you that they ...
Author: Knut Hamsun
Category: Norwegian drama
Anthology of Freemasonry is a collection of classic works on the history, philosophy and rites of the Freemasons. Freemasonry is one of the World’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisation. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. Alexander Pope, Antony Trollope, Edward Gibbon, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Robert Burns, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Walter Scott, Napoleon Bonaparte, Kemal Ataturk, George Washington, Voltaire, Goethe and many other great figures were freemasons. Book content: Albert G. Mackey - THE PRINCIPLES OF MASONIC LAW A TREATISE ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS, USAGES AND LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY - THE SYMBOLISM OF FREEMASONRY: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols William Morgan - THE MYSTERIES OF FREE MASONRY. Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge Albert Pike - MORALS AND DOGMA OF THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY John Robison - Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe carried on in the secret meetings of free masons, illuminati, and reading societies. Julius F. Sachse - Washington's Masonic Correspondence. As Found among the Washington Papers in the Library of Congress George Thornburgh - MASONIC MONITOR of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason together with the Ceremony of Installation, Laying Corner Stones, Dedications, Masonic Burial, Etc.
This is the pass-grip of a Fellow Craft Mason; the name of it is Shibboleth. Its origin will be explained in the Lecture; the pass-grip some give without ...
Author: Albert G. Mackey
Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Can anything separate us from God's love? Does He really love us, no matter what? How does He feel about me when I snap at anything that moves? When I've failed as a parent? When my thoughts are gutter-level? When my tongue is sharp? Have I drifted too far? Waited too long? Slipped too much? The answer is found in one of life's sweetest words-grace. It is God who lovingly holds us in the eternal grip of His grace. Our good deeds won't help. Perfect performance is not required. The God who made us has redeemed us and covered our sinfulness with His righteousness. His holiness is sufficient for all our sin. And that's grace. Best-selling author Max Lucado proclaims the grace of God to be "the greatest discovery of my life." And he wants to share that discovery by taking us on a journey through the mountaintop truths found in Paul's letter to the Romans. "Romans is the grandest treatise on grace ever written. You'll find the air fresh and the view clear."
His holiness is sufficient for all our sin. And that's grace. Best-selling author Max Lucado proclaims the grace of God to be "the greatest discovery of my life.
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
T SO and says , " Brother , I now present you with my right handh in token of brotherly love and confidence , and with it the pass - grip and word of a ...
Author: William Morgan
Publisher: Health Research Books
The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers more actively engage with God's Word. Each study encourages participants to read through one book in the New Testament at least once during the course of 40 days (approximately 6 weeks of meetings) and will provide them with (1) a clear understanding of the background and culture in which the book was written, (2) insights into key passages of Scripture, and (3) clear applications and takeaways from the particular book that participants can apply to their lives. Each study will be recorded in the author's place of residence and will highlight stories and applications that are relevant to his or her ministry in that area. In 40 Days through the Book: Romans Study Guide (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado guides small-group members through Paul's letter to the believers in the city of Rome, revealing what the apostle's words meant to his original readers . . . and how they apply to us today. Participants will be encouraged as they listen to Max's teachings and, through the accompanying study guide, challenged to read the book of Romans on their own during the forty days they spend together in the study. Designed for use with the 40 Days Through the Book: Romans Video Study (sold separately).
Christ-followers are called to live in fellowship with each other (Romans 14-16). The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers more actively engage with God's Word.
Author: Max Lucado
successful we must go a long stride ahead of the present grip , and make it entirely detachable from the slot and conduit at any point in its travels .
The grip differs from the Clay street it while the dummy is stationary . It is often done at grip in the way in which the cable is taken into the jaws ...
Category: Railroad engineering
A stellar collection of articles relating the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to core problems in the theory and philosophy of literature, written by the most prominent figures in the field.
But , if one followed his instructions , where is the philosophical text ? ... the intended use of handing it to someone in the grip of such an idea ) .
Author: John Gibson
Publisher: Psychology Press
The Grip of Change is the English translation of Pazhaiyana Kazhithalum, the first full-length novel by P. Sivakami, an important Tamil writer. This translation also features Asiriyar Kurippu, the sequel in which Sivakami revisits her work. The protagonist of Book 1, Kathamuthu, is a charismatic Parayar leader. He intervenes on behalf of a Parayar woman, Thangam, beaten up by the relatives of her upper caste lover. Kathamuthu works the state machinery and the village caste hierarchy to achieve some sort of justice for Thangam. The first Tamil novel by a Dalit woman, Pazhaiyana Kazhithalum, went beyond condemning caste fanatics. Sivakami is critical of the Dalit movement and Dalit patriarchy, and yet does not become a caste traitor because of her participation in the search for solutions. The novel became an expression of Dalit youth eager and working for change. In Book 2, Author s Note, Kathamuthu s daughter Gowri, the author of Book 1, traces the circumstances and events of her novel. The result is a fascinating exploration of the disjunctures between what happens in the author s family and community, and her fictional interpretations of those happenings. The Series: The books in the Literature in Translation series are translations of significant literature from Indian languages. The books in the Dalit Studies series deal with Dalit life and thought.
... when they began to discuss the author of the novel, the Grip of Change. ... Amma gave her some money to buy tea, removing it from a knot in her sari.