Villa Incognito

... that fail to become instantly more scintillating from contact with this inanimate
seductress, this goopy glorymonger. this alchemist in a jar. The mystery of
mayonnaise—and others besides Dickie Goldwire have surely VILLA

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. From the Hardcover edition.


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

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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

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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.


Journey of a Secret Jew, a Novel Maria Espinosa. Incognito Journey of a
SecretJew PROLOGUE Amsterdam, 1507 Soft hands stroked his face. Footsteps
sounded Incognito.

Author: Maria Espinosa

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 093032479X

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

View: 387

This gripping novel of adventure, love, and religious persecution follows the life and flight of a Jew under the Spanish Inquisition.


Incognito. Although recent events had collapsed David Chrysler's business and
destroyed several years of hard work, not to mention the ruin of his reputation, all
was not lost. Like any other secret agent taking measures for survival, David had

Author: Chris Randall


ISBN: 1291467009



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Venice Incognito

incognito guests. As odd as the etiquette was, planners within the government
insisted on the masks. Their logic went something like this. When diplomacy
requires, Venice must lavish all appropriate honor on foreign princes, sovereigns,
and ...

Author: James H. Johnson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520294653

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 369

"The entire town is disguised," declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks—nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men—could be found mixing at every level of Venetian society. Even a pious nun donned a mask and male attire for her liaison with the libertine Casanova. In Venice Incognito, James H. Johnson offers a spirited analysis of masking in this carnival-loving city. He draws on a wealth of material to explore the world view of maskers, both during and outside of carnival, and reconstructs their logic: covering the face in public was a uniquely Venetian response to one of the most rigid class hierarchies in European history. This vivid account goes beyond common views that masking was about forgetting the past and minding the muse of pleasure to offer fresh insight into the historical construction of identity.


Lata Gwalani. INCOGNITO Lata Gwalani FROG BOOKS First publishedinIndia
2012by Frog Books An imprint of Leadstart Publishing.

Author: Lata Gwalani

Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9381576696

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Anjali's plain and staid life suddenly turns into a whirlpool when she befriends four very different individuals, leading distinct lifestyles. Slowly and steadily, they entrap Anjali into their lives. Anjali becomes the nucleus of their existence. She witnesses their lives from the ringside, and draws vicarious pleasure in their passionate love affairs. Then Anjali inadvertently becomes a mute witness to their plotting of four bizarre murders. Will Anjali be able to extricate herself from the tentacles of her four friends, or is the fabric of their relationship so intricately woven, that Anjali can only be drawn deeper into the sinister labyrinth? Incognito is a compelling psychological thriller; this hair-raising tale will keep you hooked from start to finish.


The brain runs its show incognito. So who, exactly, deserves the acclaim for a
great idea? In 1862, the Scottish mathematician James Clerk Maxwell developed
a set of fundamental equations that unified electricity and magnetism. On his ...

Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307379788

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. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Jessica Le Bas

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1869406176

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Relaxed and intimate, engaging and wise, Incognito is Jessica Le Bas's first book. Her poems have been carefully collected but are wonderfully various. Themes, characters and voices come and go as the poet moves in and out of identities and roles - sometimes known, sometimes incognito - discovering new world views, new horizons, whole new windows of observations. Incognito is crammed with people recognised and specific. Children are here, telling stories, drawing pictures. A mother fishing, a father's death, a childhood car trip crammed with memories, the arrival of a new baby. A brown hen named Dorothy-Mae pecks from lunch plates, a group of friends huddles around a winter's night bonfire. But Jessica Le Bas is also openly lyrical about the New Zealand landscape and its human clutter and writes hills and wind, sheds and roads, headlands and valleys. Incognito is an intensely New Zealand book, not least in its journey outward in the final sections - to Malindi, Shenandoah, Zagreb - and its affectionate return home.


Author: Gregory Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101516569

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 622

An elegant literary mystery set during the Gilded Age. New York City, 1911. Representing the widow of a Wall Street financier, lawyer William Dysart travels to a small Long Island town with a generous offer for Miss Sybil Curtis's cottage and five acres of land. But when Sybil refuses to sell, the widow threatens to use her influence with the state to seize the property. Intrigued by Sybil's defiance and afflicted by a growing affection for her, William develops a desire to help her that becomes an obsession he cannot define, one that tears away the facade of his life, and presents him with truths he's unprepared to face.

Enchanted Incognito

Incognito. It was time. We had stayed up all night formulating a plan and now,
with Prue's support, we were on our way. She was being discharged from the
hospital wing this morning and Gideon was supposed to bring her home to the
estate ...

Author: W. I. Zard


ISBN: 1312449519

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 399

Have you ever felt so completely lost and out of place you wondered if your life was really even yours? Well I have. I've lived most of my life feeling as though I were trapped in someone else's, so when I found out that I was born a witch, it all started to fall into place. That is until I met the tall, dark and mysterious Elliot and realized that dating in the mortal world has got nothing on the complication, desire and mistrust that surrounds romance in the magical world. It doesn't help that our families are mortal enemies either. Did Romeo and Juliet have to suffer plagued curses and time travel in their struggle? I think not. As tragic as their tale was, they were fully responsible for their fate, but not Athiya and Elliot. No, our story was completely out of our control.

Prince Incognito

... ones she'd encountered at the vet clinic, all she had to do was squeeze the
head to open up the ratchet box, then depress the engaged ratchet enough to
slide it out from the rack. In concept, the steps were easy enough 46 Prince

Author: Rachelle McCalla

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037344494X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Bonus story by Linda Goodnight"--Cover.

Jesus Incognito

In this book I will explore the Jesus incognito as found in (Western) film, literature,
and the visual arts since 1960. I am primarily interested in indirect references to
Jesus in works of art that are not explicitly religious, and I attempt to trace those ...

Author: Martien E. Brinkman

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208948

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 206

In this book Martien Brinkman explores the Jesus incognito as found in Western film, literature, and the visual arts since 1960. His interest here is focused primarily on indirect references to the Jesus figure. To his surprise, he found an abundance of allusions to Jesus in key figures in modern art. This confirmed his view that film, literature, and the visual arts make a substantial contribution, even in secular Western culture, to continuing reflection on Jesus’ significance. Brinkman finds important characteristics of a hidden Christ in films by Gabriel Axel, Ingmar Bergman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Lars von Trier, novels by Peter De Vries, J.M. Coetzee, and Arnon Grunberg, poems by Les Murray and Czeslaw Milosz, and paintings by Andy Warhol, Harald Duwe, and Frans Franciscus. He defines a hidden Christ as a fictional human individual who can be seen as a new embodiment of the meaning that can be attributed in the present to the biblical figure of Jesus. The hidden Christ is therefore a contemporized Jesus figure. This book will be of interest for everyone who shares Brinkman’s quest for this Jesus incognito.

Cowboy Incognito

Author: Alice Sharpe

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460381351

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 567

A SEXY STRANGER. A HIDDEN PAST. When an attempt on Zane Doe's life robs him of his memory, his only connection to New Orleans—and beautiful artist Kinsey Frost—is a scrap of paper with her name on it. Kinsey can't deny her instant attraction to the mysterious, blue-eyed amnesiac, even as his presence in her life grows increasingly ominous. But when a danger-filled roadtrip to uncover Zane's identity exposes his real connection to Kinsey—and the murderous intentions of those once close to her—Zane must risk it all to protect her from those who would silence her for good.

Confederate Incognito

Author: Murdoch John McSween

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472103

Category: History

Page: 271

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Preferring anonymity, Murdoch John McSween wrote over 80 letters under the pseudonym "Long Grabs" to the Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina), serving as their unofficial war correspondent. For the first two full years of the war, 1862-1863, he was a sometimes drill master at Camp Mangum, in Raleigh, and a wanderer among the regiments in North Carolina and Virginia. What he wrote was varied--the fighting in eastern North Carolina and at Fredericksburg and Petersburg in Virginia, the conditions of the soldiers, the hardships of the civilians, the history of places he visited, and biographical sketches such as that of Jefferson Davis. In 1863, based on certain promises made by Colonel Matt Ransom, McSween joined the 35th Regiment. A bitter dispute soon developed over those promises with the result that McSween was court-martialed and sentenced to twelve months at hard labor. Released, he joins the 26th Regiment and is twice wounded at the Battle of Petersburg. After the war, he returns to Fayetteville where he edits and publishes The Eagle newspaper.

Prince Incognito Mills Boon Silhouette

Prince Incognito, my eighth book for this line, continues that tradition, but with a
twist. I thought it would be fun to write a modern Cinderella story complete with
handsome prince, a klutzy Cinderella who thought she was an ugly stepsister
and a ...

Author: Linda Goodnight

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 147402520X

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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