Kleindale Bridal Salon New York

Kleindale Bridal Salon New York


Beauty Salon


Beauty Salon


Like much of Mr. Bellatin''s work, Beauty Salon is pithy, allegorical and profoundly disturbing, with a plot that evokes The Plague by Camus or Blindness by José Saramago. – New York Times

Including a few details that may linger uncomfortably with the reader for a long time, this is contemporary naturalism as disturbing as it gets. – Booklist

A strange plague appears in a large city. Rejected by family and friends, some of the sick have nowhere to finish out their days until a hair stylist decides to offer refuge. He ends up converting his beauty shop, which he''s filled with tanks of exotic fish, into a sort of medieval hospice. As his guests continue to arrive and to die, his isolation becomes more and more complete in this dream-hazy parable by one of Mexico''s cutting-edge literary stars.

Mario Bellatin , the author of numerous short novels, was born in Mexico City in 1960. In 2000, Beauty Salon was nominated for the Médicis Prize for best novel translated into French. This is its first translation into English.


Todays: $17.5


The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon


The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon


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Mma Ramotswe has been asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, whose business has suffered unfortunate events such as face cream that burns the skin. Could someone be trying to put her out of business? Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana – a land where family has always been held above all else, but which is at the crossroads between old and new – this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration.


Todays: $20.99

The Little Green Valley: The Kleindale Story


The Little Green Valley: The Kleindale Story


""Oliver Dubois told me about the time he got in a fight with another guy and all the men came out to see the fun. He said he knocked the guy out cold, but he didn’t fall down because there were so many Kleins standing around. He went on to name all of them and he said even Klein Klein was there. He was trying to make the point that at one time there were a lotof Kleins in Kleindale."" Located on BC’s Sunshine Coast, Kleindale is famous for its extreme weather, for its llamas, and for the notorious Kleins who settled it, including Crazy Mary who was acquitted for murder by showing the judge her legs; Grampa Klein who shot his brother for no apparent reason; and Aunt Mabel "who looked a lot like Uncle John with a skirt on." The large Klein family moved to the area in 1912 and set-up logging and sawmill operations, supplying the massive timbers that built the first landmark Lumberman’s Arch in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Although no one is exactly sure where Kleindale begins and ends, it’s considered to be the area along Highway 101 from the foot of Misery Mile up to the local high school, and down Garden Bay Road to Percival’s Black Angus Farm. Told by natural-born storyteller and Klein descendant Ray Phillips, this exclusive history recounts the lives of Kleindale’s founders and a few eccentric residents, such as David Gibb, the illegitimate son of a Scottish Lord turned cougar hunter; Ronald Heid, the six-foot-seven friendly giant; and a pesky deer named Bambi, who swam the Agamemnon Channel to get back to her reluctant adoptive family. The book abounds with fascinating photographs, entertaining historical anecdotes–both comic and tragic–and will be enjoyed by those with an interest in local BC history and the making of a unique community nestled in this beautiful little green valley.


Todays: $20.19

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