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              Books by Xhenet Aliu

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              Domesticated Wild Things, and Other Stories
                

              Domesticated Wild Things, and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aliu, Xhenet

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              A young mother buys into a real-estate investment seminar offered on an infomercial, only to be put back into her place by a bully in foreclosure. A closeted wrestler befriends a latchkey 7-year-old neighbor who harbors secrets of her own. A YMCA counselor tries to reclaim shoes ...stolen by a troubled young camper. This book includes these stories.
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              ISBN 9780803271838
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2013
              Publisher University of New South Wales
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction
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              Upstate: Photographs by Tema Stauffer
               

              Upstate: Photographs by Tema Stauffer (Hardback)

              Contributions by Nordstroem, Alison; Photographs by Stauffer, Tema; Foreword by Aliu, Xhenet

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              The photographs of Upstate explore the community, culture, landscape and architecture of one of the oldest regions in the country. Located on the shores of the upper Hudson River, the city of Hudson was the first city chartered in the United States in 1785 and it developed rapidl...y as a thriving whaling and merchant seaport. After an economic downturn in the early 19th century, Hudson's economy rose again during the mid-century through heavy industries such as iron factories and mills. The Hudson River School, a mid-19th century art movement embodied a group of landscape painters such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church, portrayed the natural beauty of pastoral landscape in the Hudson Valley and themes of discovery, exploration, and settlement. During the 20th century, Hudson's economy suffered with effects of the Great Depression and the closing of its factories and loss of manufacturing jobs. In recent decades, Hudson has experienced new economic growth, revitalization and transformation through a migration of newcomers from larger cities. In many ways, the ups and downs of Hudson's cultural and economic landscape reflect the experiences of industrial cities across America.
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              ISBN 9781942084594
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Daylight Books
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              Brass
               

              Brass (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aliu, Xhenet

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              A fierce, big-hearted, unflinching debut * novel about mothers and daughters, haves and have-nots, and the stark realities behind the American Dream *Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere A waitress at the Betsy Ross Diner, Elsie hopes her nickel-and-dime tips will add up... to a new life. Then she meets Bashkim, who is at once both worldly and na ve, a married man who left Albania to chase his dreams--and wound up working as a line cook in Waterbury, Connecticut. Back when the brass mills were still open, this bustling factory town drew one wave of immigrants after another. Now it's the place they can't seem to leave. Elsie, herself the granddaughter of Lithuanian immigrants, falls in love quickly, but when she learns that she's pregnant, Elsie can't help wondering where Bashkim's heart really lies, and what he'll do about the wife he left behind. Seventeen years later, headstrong and independent Luljeta receives a rejection letter from NYU and her first-ever suspension from school on the same day. Instead of striking out on her own in Manhattan, she's stuck in Connecticut with her mother, Elsie--a fate she refuses to accept. Wondering if the key to her future is unlocking the secrets of the past, Lulu decides to find out what exactly her mother has been hiding about the father she never knew. As she soon discovers, the truth is closer than she ever imagined. Told in equally gripping parallel narratives with biting wit and grace, Brass announces a fearless new voice with a timely, tender, and quintessentially American story. Praise for Brass Lustrous . . . a tale alive with humor and gumption, of the knotty, needy bond between a mother and daughter . . . [Brass] marks the arrival of a writer whose work will stand the test of time. --O: The Oprah Magazine An exceptional debut novel, one that plumbs the notion of the American Dream while escaping the clich s that pursuit almost always brings with it . . . [Xhenet] Aliu delivers a living, breathing portrait of pl
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              ISBN 9780399590269
              Released NZ 8 Jan 2019
              Publisher Random House
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