A breakfast bowl gets thrown across the kitchen, splattering milk and cereal all over the wall. Or one of your kids threatens a younger sibling. Or you get a call from the headteacher’s office for the third time this month. What do you do?
No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with such tantrums, tensions, and tears – without causing a scene. Based on recent discoveries about the brain that give us deep insights into the children we care for, what they need, and how to discipline them in ways that foster optimal development, this book offers a ‘relational’ approach that builds on children’s innate desire to please their parents and get along well with others.
Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline presents clear messages in a practical and inviting format. Using these techniques, you can discipline your children in a way that’s high on relationship-building, high on respect, and low on drama and conflict. As a result, your life as a parent will be easier, and your parenting will become more effective. And more importantly, you’ll create connections in your children’s brains to build emotional and social skills that will serve them now and throughout their entire life – all while strengthening your relationship with them.
Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you?
Why can you recognize that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name?
And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the fetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain.
For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganized. For example, your memory is egotistical. No, really. Conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain. And alcohol can actually improve your memory.**
In The Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. Along the way he explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this audiobook is for anyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life, and what on earth it is really up to.
**Editor's note: please listen to the book before testing this conclusion.
From the hugely popular Guardian science blogger, a surprising, funny and mind-bending examination of how and why the brain sabotages our behavior.
Do you ever think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague's abrasive manner get your back up?
You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was 'surrounded by idiots', communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people.
Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as Omgiven Av Idioter, Erikson's Surrounded by Idiots is already an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with - in and out of the office - based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information.
Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication and advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or indeed shut up. Packed with 'aha!' and 'oh no!' moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and influence those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension.
And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn't you!
For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse (Riverdale'sJughead) and Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen and Recovery Road)!
In this moving story that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication - they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.
Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control - even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?
Insights into the world of a Prison Doctor, this time taking us deeper into the walls of Bronzefield, the UK’s biggest women’s prison.
From the drug addicts who call Amanda ‘the mother I never had’ to the women who’ve pushed back at domestic abuse, to women close to release in their 70s, who just want to stay in the place that they’ve always known, these are stories that are heartbreaking, harrowing and heart-warming. Amanda listens, prescribes, and does what she can. After all, she’s their doctor.
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years.
This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. Alternating menace with overwhelming tenderness, Sally Rooney's second novel breathes fiction with new life.
Watching You: From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs Paperback
YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WATCHING
‘Page one intrigued me. Page three hooked me. By page five, I was consumed. This compulsive, propulsive novel is both a seize-you-by-the-throat thrillerand a genuinely moving family drama. Stellar.’ – A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window _______________
You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.
You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.
That’s when you meet the man next door.
He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.
All the time.
But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.
Or that someone is watching you. _______________
Family secrets, illicit passion and an unexplained murder? It can only be the gripping new novel from Lisa Jewell, #1 bestselling author of Then She Was Gone. _______________
'I was totally gripped by this excellent psychological thriller. Set in Bristol, it opens with a dead body, then moves into the head of Joey, a newly-married 27-year-old who gets a sudden crush on one of her new neighbours, which quickly becomes obsessive. Hugely enjoyable.' – Marian Keyes, author of The Break
'If you only pick one summer read this year, make it Watching You. I inhaled it in one sitting. A gripping plot, characters you love but can't trust, and a thumping emotional heart, Lisa Jewell has done it again.' – Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes and 13 Minutes
'If you loved The Woman in The Window and The Girl on the Trainthen this is for you!' – the Hotlist, U Magazine
'Then She Was Gone was my favourite thriller last year and this is even better. Brilliantly plotted and impossible to put down, it kept me guessing until the very end.' - Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie
'She's done it again! Lisa Jewell has penned the page-turner of the summer. Emotionally-engrossing and utterly compelling, with a mystery that keeps you gripped until the last heart-wrenching page.' - Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down
'Jewell writes wonderfully engaging characters who weave plausibly tangled webs and the whodunit was largely incidental until the closing pages. She masterfully draws all her threads together, throwing in some cunning twists for good measure…The countdown is on for the next Lisa Jewell novel.' - Daily Express
‘A finely drawn domestic thriller.’ - India Knight
The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller that People Magazine calls “a poignant, addictive read.”
From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.
Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
The Alibi Girl: A funny, twisty thriller that will keep you guessing from the bestselling author of SWEETPEA
‘Brilliantly-written characters, original and engaging. It’s so good!’ BA Paris
JOANNE HAYNES HAS A SECRET. THAT IS NOT HER REAL NAME.
And there’s more. Her flat isn’t hers. Her cats aren't hers. Even her hair isn’t really hers.
Nor is she any of the other women she pretends to be. Not the bestselling romance novelist who gets her morning snack from the doughnut van on the seafront. Nor the pregnant woman in the dental surgery. Nor the chemo patient in the supermarket for whom the cashier feels ever so sorry. They're all just alibis.
In fact, the only thing that’s real about Joanne is that nobody can know who she really is.
But someone has got too close. It looks like her alibis have begun to run out….
Your favourite authors are loving The Alibi Girl
‘Heart-wrenching, impossible to predict and completely absorbing’ John Marrs
‘The master of dark, sexy psychological suspense’ Suzy K Quinn
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USA Today's top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing
“I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling. . . . It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon
From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond
Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.
The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.
What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.
Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.
"An unforgettable―and Hollywood-bound―new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." ―Entertainment Weekly
The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent being a doctor behind bars.
Violence. Drugs. Suicide. Welcome to the world of a Prison Doctor.
Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield.
From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all.
In this eye-opening, inspirational memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.
Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.
A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.
"I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals.The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed ... Again
It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.
But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.
The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, I PAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES AND DAILY TELEGRAPH
Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.
Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.
In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.
‘I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7)
A brand-new graphic novel adapted by USA Today bestselling author Gale Galligan!
Stacey and Mary Anne are baby-sitting for the Pike family for two weeks at the New Jersey shore. Things are great in Sea City: There's a gorgeous house right on the beach, a boardwalk, plenty of sun and sand... and the cutest boy Stacey has ever seen!
Mary Anne thinks that Stacey should leave Scott alone and focus on the Pike kids, but Stacey's in love. Looking for reasons to hang around his lifeguard stand takes up all her time, which means Mary Anne has to do the job of two baby-sitters! How can she tell Stacey that Scott just isn't interested without ruining their friendship and breaking Stacey's heart?
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Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy
Clay has grown up under the mountain, chosen along with four other dragonets to fulfill a mysterious prophecy and end the war between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia. He's not so sure about the prophecy part, but Clay can't imagine not living with the other dragonets; they're his best friends.
So when one of the dragonets is threatened, all five spring into action. Together, they will choose freedom over fate, leave the mountain, and fulfill their destiny -- on their own terms.
The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series takes flight in this first graphic novel edition, adapted by the author with art by Mike Holmes.
George and Harold's Epic Comix Collection Vol. 2 (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV) (2)
This collection of Captain Underpants TV comics features some of the Waistband Warrior's stretchiest and most exciting bad-guy battles!
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are back with original new comic adventures starring the world-famous Waistband Warrior, Captain Underpants!
This second collection features even more of George and Harold's hilarious comix from the first three seasons of the TV show -- nearly 200 pages of comics total! Each epic adventure features a brand-new villain from the hit Netflix TV series.
The Sewer Rat Stink (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #1)
Praise for The Sewer Rat Stink:
"Fresh, funny, and fast-paced. The free-style artwork and anything-goes story will make kids want to write and draw their own books!" -Dav Pilkey
This is Geronimo Stilton like you've never seen him before!
A stinky smell is taking over New Mouse City! No mouse can live like this! Geronimo and his best friend Hercule, the private detective, head underground into the sewer world of Mouse Island to investigate. Can they save the city from the stench?
This is all-new Geronimo Stilton as interpreted by author, artist, and longtime fan Tom Angleberger. Tom is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
The SIXTH book in the hilarious series from the creator of Captain Underpants!
Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?
أسطورة عن كنز موعود، يتناقلها أفراد عائلته جيلًا بعد جيل، تستحوذ عليه، فتدفعه لأن يفتِّش وراءها عبر البيوت والأزمنة.. وكلما التأمَت الصور القديمة، نطقت منها أصوات الراحلين، ونادَته كي يستكمل الرحلة ال…
بناء عالمها بدعائم تاريخية وقدرات تخيلية تضيف إلى بعدها التاريخى وتفوق فى رسم الشخصيات وجغرافية الأماكن وبعث الروح فى المؤامرات التى كانت تدور آنذاك سواء من فلول المماليك أو قناصل الدول الغربية بمصر أو محمد على ورجاله أو الوالى التركى واتباعه ضد المصريين كافة من قبط ومسلمين، فكأنك تراه..
لوكاندة بير الوطاويط" هي الرواية السابعة لأحمد مراد وتدور في أجواء من الجريمة والغموض أثناء ترميم "لوكاندة بير الوطاويط" المجاورة لمسجد "أحمد ابن طولون" بحي "السيدة زينب"، يتم العثور على يوميات تعود إلى سنة 1865 م، مدفونة وراء حائط الغرفة رقم سبعة بالطابق الثالث بمبنى اللوكاندة، ومحفوظة بشكل جيد
اليوميات من نمرة "34" إلى "53" دون حذف أو تنقيح، وهي اليوميات الوحيدة التي تصلح للنشر، أرّخ فيها مصوّر الموتى "سليمان أفندي السيوفي" في سنوات ما قبل إنشاء جهاز بوليس منظم، حين تم تكليفه بتقصي الحقيقة حول مصرع أحد الباشوات بطريقة شنيعة
بخبرته الموروثة في تحليل مسرح الجريمة، يكتشف "سليمان أفندي" أن الوفاة وراءها قتل عمد، وفاعل ترك مع ضحيته تذكارّا، قبل أن يكتشف أن تلك الجريمة، ليست سوى الجريمة الأولى في سلسلة من الاغتيالات، أدرك دون مجهود، أنها ستنتهي به
سبعة أصدقاء تجمعهم صداقة تمتد لأطول منثلاثين عاماً منذ تزاملوا في المدرسة الشهيرة بحي الزمالك. مهما فرقتهم الأيام لم يفوتوا علي الأقل لقائهم السنوي ليلة رأس كل سنة في شقة احدهم بعمارة ليبون المطلة علي نيل القاهرة الخالد. ليلة رأس السنة ٢٠١٠ مختلفةً حين شدتهم لعبة اختاروا ان يلعبوها من اجل فوز احدهم بجائزة كبري. وسط استغراقهم في لعبتهم نتعرف علي حكاياتهم التي تشابكت خيوطها واتسقت بغرابة مع مجريات ما اعتدنا تسميته لعبة اتضح انها اقرب ما تكون لمقدرات الحياة .
الله تبارك وتعالي لا يريد منا الكمال .... ولكنه يريد منا السعي المستمر نحوه
الخصومات في هذا الكتاب رحلتي عبر 40 عاما في هذه الدنيا.رحله الصراع ومحاولة الترقي المستمر بحثا عن السلام الداخلي.لا داعي اني وصلت.فالمشوار مازال طويلا ولكنها تجربه بشريه قد تري نفسك فيها متستفيد وتفيد الفت الكتاب اثناء خلوة الاربيعين يوما حيث اعتزلت الناس والتكنولوچيا وجلست في جزيرة نائيه مع نفسي احاول ان اتفكر فيما فات واتامل فيما هو ات فانتهيت باربعين خاطرة في كل محور من المحاور ادناه
تدور أحداث الرواية حول مُحقِّق قضائي يحاول تتبُّع جرائم جنائية في قريةٍ صغيرةٍ بشمال الصعيد، فيُفاجأ بما هو أخطر: حوادث قتلٍ بغير باعثٍ منطقي، وحالات انتحار مُريبة، واحتراق زراعات وبيوت بدون سببٍ واضح، لتكبُر حالة الشَّك المصاحبة للجميع بمَن فيهم المُحقِّق، الذي يتقاطع مصيره مع سيدةٍ قبطيَّةٍ غامضةٍ.
في هذه الرواية يغوص الكاتب أشرف العشماوي في نفوسٍ مُعقَّدةِ التركيب، ناسجًا أحداثه في عوالم جديدةٍ مُدهشة، ومفارقات مُضحكةٍ مُبكية، عبْر إيقاعٍ سرديٍّ جذاب، يُثري الفكر ويُثير الخيال، تاركًا مساحة رحبة من التأويل للقارئ
التغيير هو أكبر تحدي ممكن يواجهك في حياتك... والتغيير الحقيقي، بيكون معاه صعوبتين.. الصعوبة الأولى...
إنك هاتكون عامل زي الطفل المولود الجديد بتخرج للحياة ومعاك كل المخاوف زي ما معاك كل الفرص... بتتعرّف على نفسك وعلى الناس وكأنك بتشوفهم لأول مرة.... بتختار اختيارات جديدة... وتمشي في سكك مختلفة.. حتى لو كانت مُوحشة... أو مهجورة...
هي إن التغير له تمن... والتمن ده ممكن يكون غالي جدًا...
الكتاب ده عن التغيير... عن خطواته... وعن تمنه..
عن احتياجاتك... ومخاوفك... وحقوقك النفسية..
عن قراراتك اللي أخدتها زمان.. وقراراتك اللي هاتخدها دلوقت...
الكتاب ده هاينقلك بهدوء وثقة.. من مرحلة (الحبو) خارج النص.. و(المشي) فوق أشواك العلاقات الخطرة وتجاوزها...
إلى الضرب على الأرض بشكل إيقاعي متتابع ومبهر..
وكأنك راقص فلامينكو محترف..
يرقص فوق آلامه.. ويزلزل القلوب أمام عينيه...
يعلن عن نفسه في وجه العالم.. مع كل دببة عالية مدويّة من قدميه...
يرفع عنقه نحو السماء... ويغرس بذور وجوده الجديد في أعماق الأرض..
ليلة الحادث تسلل خمسة أشخاص لفيلا " شيكوريل " بحي الزمالك الهادئ، يقودهم لص الخزائن الشهير " جونا داريو "، بينهم رجل مصري وضعته الصدفة في طريقهم، ليصبح الحادث نقطة تحول فارقة في حياته هو وكل أبطال الرواية التي تدور في أزمنة شهدت تغيرات اجتماعية وسياسية متعاقبة ومجتمع تتبدل فيه قواعد اللعبة مع كل جولة. يفاجئنا الروائي أشرف العشماوي بإبداع جديد في قالبه وبنائه، وبلغته البصرية التي تتميز بها كتاباته يسرد لنا الأحداث بأصوات أبطاله الخمسة، كل منهم يحكي مغامرته ليكون الرابح في مجتمع متقلب يقدم أوراقا جديدة للعب كل مرة، جمعتهم الأقدار حول مائدة تمتد بطول الزمن وعرض الوطن، يقامرون بمصائر بعضهم ويتلاعبون بالحقيقة، لكن لا أحد يدري كيف تكون النهايات مهما خطط لها!.