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Untouchable Friends
By Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
In the 1970s Baya and other children in the Rajasthan desert region worked as sweepers at houses, where they were treated as untouchables. Although outsiders kept away from them, they enjoyed each others company, being good friends. Feudal attitudes influenced the life of all the sweeper families. The book also deals with death rites, Ganga water rites, Chandals and the meaning of outcasting.
At Least Once More
By Jake Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.00 from 1 review)
It's the year 1415 in France, near a place called Agincourt. The English mercenaries are awoken by King Henry V's legendary St Crispin's day speech. Meanwhile,two soldiers, Thomas and Jack, don't seem to be that enthusiastic about the coming battle...
The Dollshop on Gogo Row
By Joel Barlow
Price: Free! Words: 91,330. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Within a context of story, with humor, drama and action, the mysterious economics of Thailand are examined, as are the beliefs and motivators of both locals and expats.
The Rabbi Who Tricked Stalin
By Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 107,310. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(5.00 from 1 review)
A character driven- macabre novel about Stalin’s dark period. It is a ruthless regime, persecuting Jews and Christian God believers,‘white' Russians, Trotskists and other communists. The arrest & killing machine of the Secret Police and Bolshevik Party did not stop at their own circles. Rabbi symbolizes a troubled citizen, having family problems, struggling and succeeding to get out.
The Translator's Tale
By Stephen Howell
Price: Free! Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
1963. An academic’s marriage falls apart because of his narrow and obsessive behaviour. In the hope of being miraculously cured of his naive and concrete thinking he undertakes a journey to Galicia, the Spanish cradle of magical realism. He is accompanied by his daughter who relates their comical progress and deals most effectively with the predations of an unexpected and unwelcome girlfriend.
Cattle Nomads Of The Indian Desert
By Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 37,470. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
About nomads in Rajasthan who have grazed cattle on a large scale since early history. With a pastoral culture from the west in Asia, that partly differed from the culture of the settled Hindus of the Indian subcontinent. Tan Dan's forefathers were a part of that nomadic culture, to which also ox caravan traders belonged and small groups with other professions.
Tails of Low I.Q. (Flop Fiction)
By Karan Virk
Price: Free! Words: 10,520. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Tails of low I.Q. with vibrant Indian backdrop. My earlier ‘Emotional’ Pichkaris (Holi Water Guns) failed to bring me success, while quite a few people on that unusual track easily achieved success. So, I have turned to low I.Q. & started my journey from a new perspective. My pseudonym is “Sixth Pandav” because I relate to (& share my name) with Karan from epic Mahabharata...a Rebel in true sense.
Confucius Jade
By Frederick Fisher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009 by Dudley Court Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
An enigmatic jade carving links the present-day descendants of Confucius with three of the world's wealthiest men, each of whom covets the priceless jade for its promise of long life and redemption. A Japanese pearl magnate, an Arabian oil sheik and an American media mogul find their destinies entwined with the Kong family in this epic tale of tradition, treachery and transcendence.
Tales of a Traveling Saleslady: The Cage
By Linda Aksomitis
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Hawk, known many years ago as Trashcan Hochley, is the attendant at an aging hotel/bar establishment where his desk is safely enclosed at the front door in a cage with bars. When saleslady, Ashley Adams, lands in a new city without a reservation and is forced to take a room in what even he'd describe as a "dive," Hawk is drawn back through his own memories to contemplate his life and choices.
Bushmen Stories: Beginning
By Jaco de Beer
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Very long ago, even before the dawn of time, a family of five lived deep in the warm heart of the Kalahari. The family only had daughters but the caring father and loving mother took care of them and they grew up to be very beautiful. They loved to dance and one day their trickster god saw the girls dance and couldn't stop looking at them.From the collection of "Boesmanstories" by G.R.von Wielligh
לאמריקה ובחזרה
By Mordechai Landsberg
Price: Free! Words: 74,640. Language: Hebrew. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Classics
נחומיק בן העשר, המתגורר עם אמו האלמנה, עובר את חוויות מלחמת תש"ח במושבה, שבה משפחות רבות מאבדות את יקיריהן בקרָבות. לפני המלחמה התחבר הילד עם צעיר מקסים, נמרץ ומלא תשוקה, שלימד אותו לרכב על סוס. פעם הוא מביאוֹ לביתו- ואמו מנהלת עם הבחור פרשת אהבים קצרה, טרם יציאתו לקרב לטרון, שממנו הוא אינו חוזר... עדוּת השכול נספגת בנשמתו של הילד. התקרבות אמו אל אביו האלמן של המאהב הגבור- נתקלת בהתנגדות הילד
Non-Birthday Short Short Story
By Rebecca Sorens
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(3.00 from 1 review)
short story about a geeky computer guy whose cat gives him the right message
Tatsie, the Thick-skinned Bushman
By Jaco de Beer
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.00 from 1 review)
Tatsie was a rude thick-skinned bushman with very little regard for his fellow tribesmen.
The Meeting
By Rebecca Sorens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(2.00 from 3 reviews)
In the cafes and cobbled streets of the old part of Barcelona, a newly arrived American woman meets a typically classically handsome man named Angel for a short but sweet romance. Leave a review!
Lead Petals
By Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 105,340. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Warning: experimental translation (hybrid) 1937, Sardinia, mines of Montevecchio. The accidental death of the small Giuseppino marks the beginning of an unstoppable fall for a whole country. In a segment of reality that moves, that tears to pieces, so many characters fill the life of the village. Emilio, destroyed by the remorse for the death of Giuseppino...
Kyrgyz Legends
By Oksana Vasilenko
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Four legends from the beautiful land of Kyrgyzstan: Legend about Lake Issyk Kul; Legend about the Burana Tower; Legend about the Santash Pass and Legend about Tash Rabat.
Hiroko's Tale
By Jeffrey N. Baker
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young girl, blessed by the Haru-Dori, fights to save her village from the dreaded Tempest. The village is spared, but the young girl lay dying. Her Daruma doll, filled with life, sets off to find someone to save his lady.
Mermaids
By John Mack
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Short story. A man returns to the aboriginal community where he first learned the indigenous legend of the mermaids.
You Are Mine '2015'
By Yesim Buyukadiguzel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,350. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Elif Akıncıoglu, who has been a university student in Los Angeles, joins a modeling contest, which the choicest trade Marks of the world in New York, one day and falls in love with a famous photographer, who has made jury member in the contest, but she has not unaware of that the jury member, who she falls in love, spends every night a different model.
Balls (September 1981)
By Mac Dyson
Series: The Fallen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A short story, complimentary to The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea, based on actual events, set two years later. Jude and Su have got embroiled in violent civil conflict that threatens to tear New Zealand-Aotearoa apart. Of course NZ being NZ it could only be about Rugby!