Villa Incognito

ROBBINS ' I t g “IMPOSSIBLY IMAGINATIVE.“ —Vunity Fair 2 Pr-alas 'or Tom
Robbina and VILLA INCOGNITO: “Robbins, as lyrical.

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553901923

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don’t even try to imagine the love story) and you’ll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins’s eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel--a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat. On one level, this is a book about identity, masquerade and disguise--about “the false mustache of the world”--but neither the mists of Laos nor the smog of Bangkok, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither the murk of the intelligence community nor the mummery of the circus can obscure the linguistic phosphor that illuminates the pages of Villa Incognito. A female fan once wrote to Tom Robbins: “Your books make me think, they make me laugh, they make me horny and they make me aware of the wonder of everything in life.” Villa Incognito will surely arouse a similar response in many readers, for in its lusty, amusing way it both celebrates existence and challenges our ideas about it. To say much more about a novel as fresh and surprising as Villa Incognito would run the risk of diluting the sheer fun of reading it. As his dedicated readers worldwide know full well, it’s best to climb aboard the Tom Robbins tilt-a-whirl, kiss preconceptions and sacred cows goodbye and simply enjoy the ride.


Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307379787

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing? In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin with J? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? And how is it possible to get angry at yourself—who, exactly, is mad at whom? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.


by Nick Payne Incognito had itsworld premiere on 12 April 2014 at the HighTide
Festival, Suffolk, with original cast Paul Hickey, Amelia Lowdell, Alison O'Donnell
and SargonYelda. Incognito was originally commissioned by Live Theatre and ...

Author: Nick Payne

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571317081

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 686

The brain builds a narrative to steady us from moment to moment, but it is absolutely an illusion. There is no me, there is no you, and there is certainly no self. Princeton, New Jersey. 1955. Thomas Stoltz Harvey performs the autopsy on Albert Einstein - and then steals his brain. Bath, England. 1953. Henry undergoes pioneering brain surgery. The surgery changes Henry's life, and the history of neuroscience. London, England. The Present. Martha is a clinical neuropsychologist. When her marriage breaks down she starts to make radically different choices. Three interwoven stories exploring the nature of identity and how we are defined by what we remember, Incognito is an exhilarating exploration of what it means to be human. Nick Payne's Incognito premiered at Live Theatre, Newcastle, in April 2014 in a co-production with nabokov and HighTide Festival Theatre.


Incognito. “A finely wrought narrative about stepping into the realm of faith. [
Raynor] shows us how following a hunch can lead to a life of beauty, purpose,
and yes, adventure. This is an inspiring read.” —Barbara Hall, creator and
executive ...

Author: Andrea Raynor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476723451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 243

Filled with humor, insight, and faith, this true story tells how one woman overcame challenges, stereotypes, and personal struggles at Harvard Divinity School and emerged an ordained minister. As a bright young girl from Ohio, Andrea Raynor always wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she landed— almost by accident—at Harvard Divinity School, which, she quickly discovered, was no typical semi­nary. When she attended, in the 1980s, HDS was a place overflowing with creative expression and freedom of thought. Her classmates included two men who were undergoing sex changes and a woman who fancied herself a geisha. There was a lively gay and lesbian caucus, marches on Washington, civil disobedience, and more sexual intrigue than could be found in a stereotypical college fraternity house. Providing a bird’s-eye view of life within the hallowed halls (and beneath the crimson robes), Incognito is a humorous and poignant glimpse inside one of the nation’s most revered institutions. It begins with the long drive from Ohio to Cam­bridge and ends at the bedside of a dying young woman. But the real story is about the challenges, surprises, and ultimately life-changing experi­ences Andrea faced on the road to understanding God’s call for her life. From navigating relation­ships to exploring whether a pretty girl can truly wear a collar, Incognito tackles our assumptions about spirituality, the church, morality, and identity, and affirms that God often works in ways—and in people—we least expect.

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Prince Incognito (#1811) by Linda Goodnight features another equally
unforgettable hero—this one a prince masquerading as an ordinary guy. Nearly
everyone accepts his disguise except, of course, our perceptive heroine who is
now torn ...

Author: Linda Goodnight

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 147402520X

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 882


Kisses Incognito

KISSES INCOGNITO Copyright © 1984 by Christa Merlin All rights reserved . No
part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means , electronic or mechanical , including photocopy , recording , or any ...

Author: Christa Merlin

Publisher: Jove Publications

ISBN: 9780515078152

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 896

Angel Incognito

... but I ' ve got plenty . ” She pulled out the plate of crumbled cookies and pushed
it in his direction . He took one willingly . “ Just because I ' m eating this doesn ' t
mean I want you in here . " He gave her a wink and leaned. Angel. Incognito. 67.

Author: Janice Thompson

Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781593100568

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 620

Determined to prove she can be a good reporter, Angelina Fuentes begs her boss for one big story: She plans to tug L. A. 's heartstrings by exposing a group of con men. To get the scoop, Angel must go undercover as a cleaning woman. Peter Campbell believes wealth has corrupted his father's character - that the older man no longer cares for the down-and-out. To prove that he's nothing like his father, Peter throws himself into working with the needy. When Angel and Peter cross paths in a most unusual way, assumptions bury the truth. Will Peter allow the Lord to remove his mask of good works to reveal a secret heart of pride? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!

Lulu Incognito

Author: Raymond Kennedy

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Massachusetts

Page: 305

View: 669

Lulu Peloquin, a French-Canadian working class girl, is "rescued" from her job behind the candy counter at Woolworth's and gradually becomes immersed in an upper-class world of vanity and emotional manipulation


Author: Jessica Le Bas



Category: Poetry

Page: 70

View: 926

This engaging collection of poetry, split into six sections and written in an intimate and affectionate tone, is wonderfully diverse. The lyrical poems address issues that run the gamut from family, friends, and domestic situations; to children’s perception of the world; the seashore; and political situations based on the author’s experience as a United Nations worker in the former Yugoslavia. Winner, NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry 2008


Author: Antonin Kratochvil



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 699

"In this, his second book of photographs, Antonin Kratochvil turns his camera away from the human catastrophe and destruction he portrayed in Eastern Europe to reveal another side of modernity -- the broad-reaching spectrum of the entertainment industry. Kratochvil's unique take on the famous and fashionable is not the candy-coated imagery so prevalent in today's fashion and movie magazines. His work underscores the physical and psychological intensity of the creative men and women who have sat before his camera, with images not designed to flatter but rather created to reveal something, possibly hidden, below the surface. Mostly taken on assignment for Detour, W, GQ, and Premiere, Kratochvil's celebrity portraits have never before been assembled in a book. Among those who have inspired Kratochvil to do some of his best work are Liv Tyler, David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Jean Reno, Billy Bob Thornton, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peggy Cohen, Rob Morrow, Jessica Lang, Bob Dylan, and Patricia Arquette. Incognito is accompanied by an introduction by writer, actor, and director Billy Bob Thornton and an interview with Mark Jacobson." - product description.

The Incognito Lounge

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press


Category: American poetry

Page: 79

View: 379

"Denis Johnson's poems are driven by a ravening desire to make sense out of the life lived. The subject matter is harrowingly convincing, is nothing less than a close examination of the darker side of human conduct."--Raymond Carver.


INCOGNITO! Collecting both INCOGNITO and its sequel BAD INFLUENCES along with many behind-the-scenes extras, previously unseen illustrations and even a few articles, this is the edition you want on your bookshelf!


Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785165743

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 368

View: 165

From the best-selling award-winning creators of FATALE and CRIMINAL comes the classy deluxe hardback edition of their brutal "Super-Villain in Witness Protection" saga ... INCOGNITO! Collecting both INCOGNITO and its sequel BAD INFLUENCES along with many behind-the-scenes extras, previously unseen illustrations and even a few articles, this is the edition you want on your bookshelf! COLLECTING: INCOGNITO 1-6, INCOGNITO: BAD INFLUENCES 1-5