B>The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak--a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes./b>br>br>A bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing and despair; and a passionate love letter to the world of theater, A Bright Ray of Darkness showcases Ethan Hawke''s gifts as a novelist as never before.br>br>Hawke''s narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whiskey and sex. What saves him is theater: in particular, the challenge of performing the role of Hotspur in a production of Henry IV under the leadership of a brilliant director, helmed by one of the most electrifying--and narcissistic--Falstaff''s of all time. Searing, raw, and utterly transfixing, A Bright Ray of Darkness is a novel about shame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art.
From Ethan Hawke, four-time Academy Award nominee--twice for writing and twice for acting--an unforgettable fable about a father's journey and a timeless guide to life's many questions. A knight, fearing he may not return from battle, writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time. His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty.
Jimmy Heartsock is so afraid of losing his love Christy, he is going AWOL from the army and chasing after her in order to propose marriage. Christy is terrified, not so much that she is going to have a baby, but because if she takes on Jimmy Heartsock, she may end up with two.
When William and Sarah meet in a New York bar it isn't quite love at first sight. Each is intrigued by the other, though cautious and unsure. This novel explores the bitter-sweet domain of the heart - the compulsion of desire and the chill of rejection - to create a story of first love.
"Indeh" est le récit dense et documenté de 2 nations en guerre : celle des Apaches contre celle de colons. Cet album fait vivre, aux côtés de Géronimo et de Cochise, les événements tragiques qui ont débutés en 1872 et marqués à jamais l'histoire des Etats-Unis. Une fresque historique, épique et envoûtante, scénarisé par l'acteur et réalisateur Ethan Hawke.