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This week's edition of #NewTitleTuesday is written by one of the most reliable bets in the thriller genre, Linwood Barclay, a master of a kind of book you don't see much of on the shelves as you used to - the "airport thriller," shorthand for a kind of forgettable novel that one might pick up at an airport to pass the time. There's little that's forgettable about his newest, however: TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY is an excellent page-turner that is perfect for a summer thriller that will keep you glued to the pages, desperate to find out what happens next.
“Those who are born in darkness always return.”
A Wish in the Dark meshes fantasy and adventure, set in a place similar to Thailand. The journey begins for Pong, an orphan who was born in Namwon Prison, when he makes his escape when he’s 12-years- old. The next four years Pong lives in a temple with monks, which is in a village outside the city of Chattana. Father Cham becomes his father figure and mentor. He teaches Pong about trusting himself and how to navigate his new freedom.
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It's hard to know where to begin with someone like Robert Castillo. In addition to being a recognized composer, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist, Castillo is also a dedicated community organizer. He has led the Kansas City-based jazz ensemble The Sextet and has released music as a solo artist under the Blob Castle moniker. Enjoy our interview with the fascinatingly diverse artist.
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