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By James Salter

An amazing literary occasion, a massive new novel by means of the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed grasp: a sweeping, seductive, deeply relocating tale set within the years after international struggle II.

From his reports as a tender naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to the USA and reveals a place as a ebook editor. it's a time whilst publishing continues to be principally a personal affair—a scattered relatives of small homes right here and in Europe—a time of gatherings in fabled flats and conversations that proceed lengthy into the evening. during this global of dinners, bargains, and literary careers, Bowman reveals that he matches in completely. yet regardless of his good fortune, what eludes him is love. His first marriage is going undesirable, one other fails to ensue, and eventually he meets a girl who enthralls him—before surroundings him on a path he might by no means have imagined for himself.

Romantic and haunting, All That Is explores a existence unfolding in a global near to switch. it's a miraculous, occasionally devastating labyrinth of affection and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the good shocks and grand pleasures of being alive. 

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But I can trust you. I know it as I look at you. As our fathers said, you can tell a ripe corn by its look. I shall give you twice four hundred yams. ” Okonkwo thanked him again and again and went home feeling happy. He knew that Nwakibie would not refuse him, but he had not expected he would be so generous. He had not hoped to get more than four hundred seeds. He would now have to make a bigger farm. He hoped to get another four hundred yams from one of his father’s friends at Isiuzo. Share-cropping was a very slow way of building up a barn of one’s own.

It was an occasion for giving thanks to Ani, the earth goddess and the source of all fertility. Ani played a greater part in the life of the people than any other diety. She was the ultimate judge of morality and conduct. And what was more, she was in close communion with the departed fathers of the clan whose bodies had been committed to earth. The Feast of the New Yam was held every year before the harvest began, to honor the earth goddess and the ancestral spirits of the clan. New yams could not be eaten until some had first been offered to these powers.

To reproduce the Glossary on this page. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Achebe, Chinua. —1st Anchor Books ed. cm. 1. Nigeria—Race relations—Fiction. 2. Igbo (African people)—Fiction. 3. Men—Nigeria—Fiction. I. Title. com Table of Contents Cover Title Page Copyright Part 1 Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Part 2 Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Part 3 Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five A Glossary of Ibo Words and Phrases Reading Group Guide About the Author Other Books by This Author Also by Chinua Achebe Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.

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