Hail Gin´s taxi and take a seat for the ride of your life! When we first meet Jindriska/Gin, she is a New York cabbie, a struggling Czech immigrant alternately buoyed-up or battered by life in the guts of the great city. Though married to Talibe, a legal immigrant from West Africa, she lives with Gloria, a Cuban lesbian artist and tiny Josito, the baby of Gloria´s jailed friend. Through Alex, the Russian owner of the garage on 47th Street, Gin rents a succession of yellow taxis of dubious reliability and origin. Thus she meets a collection of characters: hookers, Lotharios, fraudsters, friends, lovers, hangers-on, and an architect who once dreamed of changing the skyline of Manhattan. ´´The gravity of big cities captures us,´´ writes Pekarkova, ´´and when people let themselves be lured... their inevitable butt-falls can be made gentler only by their love for the City; for the unique and thorny planet.´´ Yet despite Gin´s philosophical musings, it´s all about the money: Everybody needs it. Gin drives at all hours through the canyons of skyscrapers, along night streets that glisten with slithering rainbows of motor oil and rainwater, seeking fares, trying to save enough cash to pay the rent and to survive. Pekarkova´s eye for telling detail, her ironic humor, and her deft ear for dialogue helps to create a powerful tale with plenty of laughs, one that is rich in incident and comes in time to a shattering climax. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023755/bk_acx0_023755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Plus de 70 célèbres chansons des années 80 dans un format poche. Paroles et accords. Inclus des hits de Madonna, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, Blondie, Simple Minds, Paul McCartney, Sting, Adam Ant, Prince & The Revolution, Tears for Fears, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Cure, Joy Division.Contenu :(Just Like) Starting Over [Lennon, John](You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) [Beastie Boys]A Good Heart [Sharkey, Fergal]A Pair Of Brown Eyes [Pogues, The]Abracadabra [Steve Miller Band, The]An Englishman In New York [Sting]Ashes To Ashes [Bowie, David]Beds Are Burning [Midnight Oil]Bird Of Paradise [Snowy White]Borderline [Madonna]Brothers In Arms [Dire Straits]Call Me [Blondie]Centerfold [J. Geils Band, The]Christine [Siouxsie & The Banshees]Coming Around Again [Simon, Carly]Could You Be Loved [Marley, Bob]Crazy Crazy Nights [Kiss]Dance Hall Days [Wang Chung]Don´t Dream It´s Over [Crowded House]Don´t Turn Around [Aswad]Don´t You (Forget About Me) [Simple Minds]Drive [Cars, The]Easy Lover [Collins, Phil]Everywhere [Fleetwood Mac]Eye Of The Tiger [Survivor]Fade To Grey [Visage]Ghost Town [Specials, The]Gimme All Your Lovin´ [Zz Top]Goody Two Shoes [Ant, Adam]Heaven Is A Place On Earth [Carlisle, Belinda]Heaven Knows I´m Miserable Now [Smiths, The]Hysteria [Def Leppard]I Guess That´s Why They Call It The Blues [John, Elton]I Love Rock ´n´ Roll [Joan Jett And The Blackhearts]I Want To Wake Up With You [Gardiner, Boris]I Won´t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [Kershaw, Nik]In Between Days [Cure, The]It´s My Life [Talk Talk]Karma Chameleon [Culture Club]Lay All Your Love On Me [Abba]Livin´ On A Prayer [Bon Jovi]Love Will Tear Us Apart [Joy Division]Mad World [Tears For Fears]Move Closer [Nelson, Phyllis]No More Lonely Nights [Mccartney, Paul]Oh Yeah [Roxy Music]Once In A Lifetime [Talking Heads]One In Ten [Ub40]Pass The Dutchie [Musical Youth]Pride (In The Name Of Love) [U2]Pure [Lightning Seeds, The]Purple Rain [Prince And The Revolution]Real Gone Kid [Deacon Blue]Rebel Yell [Idol, Billy]Relax [Frankie Goes To Hollywood]Rock The Casbah [Clash, The]Self Control [Branigan, Laura]She Bangs The Drums [Stone Roses, The]She´s In Parties [Bauhaus]Stray Cat Strut [Stray Cats, The]Summer Of ´69 [Adams, Bryan]Take My Breath Away [Berlin]The Boy In The Bubble [Simon, Paul]The Model [Kraftwerk]The Sun Always Shines On Tv [A-ha]This Ole House [Shakin´ Stevens]Thorn In My Side [Eurythmics]Thriller [Jackson, Michael]Time After Time [Lauper, Cyndi]Town Called Malice [Jam, The]True [Spandau Ballet]Walk Like An Egyptian [Bangles, The]We Care A Lot [Faith No More]You Shook Me All Night Long [Ac/Dc]You Win Again [Bee Gees, The]