A Mind of Winter

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Mind of WinterBy Shira NaymanFrom Shanghai to England to Long Island, the lives of three characters, all restless and tortured in their own way, are intricately meshed together and their souls laid bare in A Mind of Winter by Shira Nayman. The book begins with a brief introduction from Oscar, who tells the reader he is accused of war crimes. We don’t know why or by whom or when this happened or if he’s guilty—and we won’t know until the last pages of the book—but this compelling introduction pulls the reader into this haunting tale immediately. Oscar, a mysterious Gatsby-like Englishman lives in a North Shore mansion and hosts glamorous parties every weekend, but little else is known about him. Christine is an opium addict who hits rock bottom and ends up on the fringes of society in Shanghai. Marilyn, a photographer who spent the 1940s in England, moves into Oscar’s mansion to work on a book of wartime photography, sorting through her inner demons by carrying on an extramarital affair and developing haunting photos. Divided into three parts, the narratives of these characters weave three seemingly separate stories into one complex whole, each one filling in the others’ blanks. The stories, bouncing from past to present and back to past again, intertwine seamlessly. Maybe it’s because Brooklyn author Shira Nayman has a background in clinical psychology or maybe it’s because she grew up in Australia in a community of Holocaust survivors, but this novel touches upon the innermost depths of its character’s souls, those dark and shadowy corners that many writers stop just before reaching. Resounding with the beauty and elegance of a Victorian novel, this page-turner touches on everything from the horrors of war to prostitution and addiction. This is a book that will make you think deeply. It may even make you uncomfortable at times. While some may be turned off by some violent scenes, they serve a purpose. They aren’t merely put there for shock value but lead the reader to a deeper understanding of the character experiencing them. These characters, and the darkest moments of their lives, are crafted with such tender care it seems Nayman has been molding them for decades. There is a lot of darkness in these pages, but there is also light. By the last page of the novel, you realize that one can’t exist without the other, and together they make a beautiful shade of gray…or winter.[colored_box color=”blue”]Click to purchase A  Mind of Winter[/colored_box]last_img read more

2018 CHAN: See Full Schedule Of CAF’s Inspection Visit To Kenya

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football, CAF will visit Kenya on Monday, September 11, for the facility inspection visit to Kenya ahead of 2018 Championship for African Nations (CHAN).Last weekend, CAF canceled the visit which was initially scheduled for 7th September to 12th September 2017 due to the political and security situation in the country following the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election by the Supreme Court of Kenya last Friday.The CAF eight-man inspection delegation, led by 2nd CAF President, Mr. Constant Omari, will arrive Kenya tomorrow and depart the East African country on 18th September 2017.The 2018 CHAN is scheduled to take place in Kenya From January 11 to February 2, 2018.Related2018 CHAN: CAF Sets New Inspection Visit Date Following Political Unrest In KenyaSeptember 7, 2017In “Africa”CHAN 2018: CAF Cancels Kenya Inspection VisitSeptember 3, 2017In “Africa”CHAN 2018: CAF To Inspect Kenya’s Readiness To Host Africa, Set Visit DateAugust 15, 2017In “Africa”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal play Kerry on Sunday in Tralee and the game will be screened live on TG4.Donegal supporters unable to make the long trek south for Donegal’s match against Kerry will be comforted by the fact the game will be screened live on TG4.Hundreds of loyal Donegal supporters are still expected to make the trip down to Tralee for Sunday’s game despite the fact the game is being screened live on TV.Bus loads are expected to head down tomorrow to stay overnight before returning home right after the match. Donegal face Kerry in Tralee on Sunday afternoon in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland Final.Both teams suffered disappointing defeats to local rivals last weekend and will be keen to bounce back.Kerry lost to Cork while Donegal were put to the sword by an ultra-defensive Monaghan side.The game takes on added significance due to their respective defeats and both teams will looking to secure a crucial two points in their quest to consolidate their Division One status. Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has announced his team to face Kerry on Sunday.1. Paul Durcan2. Paddy McGrath3. Neil McGee4. Eamon McGee 5. Frank McGlynn6. Karl Lacey7. Mark McHugh8. Neil Gallagher 9. Christy Toye10. Martin Reilly11. Odhran MacNiallais12. Ryan McHugh13. Patrick McBrearty14. Michael Murphy15. Hugh McFaddenDONEGAL GAME AGAINST KERRY WILL BE SCREENED LIVE ON TG4 was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUEdonegalGAAKerrynewsSportTG4last_img read more