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DEBUT, Song for My Birth Mother
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
“Debut, Song for My Birth Mother” is the novel about a mother and child whose bond is broken when a college-bound teen gives her child up for adoption. The two live much of their lives secretly yearning for each other. More than 20 years later, they fear that time is running out. They have both suffered deeply from the irrevocable loss and they weigh the pros and cons of meeting.
Quick Reads: The Night Train
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Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A hobo determines to leave the life on the night train heading south.
Wedding Song
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Failed composer Maestro Romão, ill, is seeking desperately to complete a piece of music he had abandoned in 1779, shortly after his marriage. In this brief and moving tale by the Brazilian master Machado de Assis, one of his finest, the frustrated artist Romão struggles momentarily against the oblivion that, he now sees, will be his lot.
The Chicken Whisperer
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Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by 5minutefiction.co.uk. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story regarding one special boy and his affinity with nature.
What Beauty
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 182,260. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
How might the Olympian Gods we know from reading change if we were to allow our imaginations to see their true ages? Time changes all people — even gods — and when their day-to-day mischievous lives no longer play a role in human affairs, what then do they become? New York sculptor Minus Orth has an idea. He'll explain this all, and give our imaginations the figures to uphold.
The Gold Watch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
When Luís Negreiros returns home from the office one evening, he finds a fine watch and chain on a table in his bedroom. The watch isn't his and can't be his young and beautiful wife Clarinha's, either. Whose is it then? Luís Negreiros's suspicions are immediately aroused.
Wendal, His Cat, and the Progress of Man
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Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
V.Campudoni's 1994 illustrated novel of darkness, redemption, and a little lost cat.
Bajo la mirada del cóndor
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: Spanish. Published: May 11, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Bajo la mirada del Cóndor" nos cuenta la historia de Jorge, un activista argentino que, con la llegada de Videla al poder en su país, ha de escapar con la «patota» siguiéndole los talones. Por fortuna, encuentra refugio en Perú, pero será solo un refugio momentáneo, porque pronto también se hacen los militares con el poder en el país andino y el siniestro Cóndor comienza a agitar sus alas...
Significado cero
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,830. Language: Spanish. Published: May 11, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
“Significado cero” es una excelente crónica de la llegada, siempre súbita, a la edad adulta, narrada se diría que de primera mano por una testigo presencial, con los últimos restos de esa ingenuidad y esa sensibilidad que poco a poco se irá diluyendo. Una novela con la que el lector se sentirá identificado en muchas de sus páginas.
Fossiloctopus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A strange and unsettling collection of short fiction from World Fantasy Award-winning editor and author Forrest Aguirre. Explore this bizzare cabinet of curiosities culled from the pages of such places as 3rd Bed, Gargoyle, American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Exquisite Corpse, and others. Open the door to a museum of surreal curiosities and stare into the eyes of the Fossiloctopus!
Crossroads
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Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
"His chest felt heavy, his legs tired. Dead leaves rustled under his feet. Nailed to the sky, the moon’s sardonic smile quivered among a cluster of cold stars. His body just a coffin for his soul, Robert seemed to take every footstep with infinite precaution, as if fearing that the dirt road would swallow his feet."
Twitpoems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
30 poems published over the course of one month, one poem per day for 30 days. Each poem consists of 140 characters or less and ranging from the profound to the absurd. Silly, witty, thoughtful, and poetic. Each poem is its own gem.
The Secret Cause
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The disquieting pleasures of a forty-year-old man are gradually made clear to a young doctor in this short story by the great Brazilian Machado de Assis. Translated by Juan LePuen.
Jacob's Return
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 161,650. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jacob Goldman is on vacation with his family in Hawaii when tragedy strikes and devastates them all. Reeling, Jacob can no longer hide from who he has become and is forced to confront his worst fears. The search for answers takes Jacob from his native San Francisco to his wife's Salt Grass Reservation home and then back to Hawaii once more.
On how the Cockroach, after having died, and after a short conversation with Saint Peter, entered the Gates of Heaven
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can a cockroach enter into Heaven? Will Saint Peter allow it? In the tradition of Psalms, Socrates, Solomon, and Seuss, "On how the Cockroach..." tackles the canons of our catechisms, the perceptions of our realities, the emblems around our necks, and, perhaps, the dark recesses of our prejudices. An illustrated dialogue.
Igazi Labafo
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 13,780. Language: Zulu. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Igazi Labafo is a novel that depicts how individual characters can be shaped by the environment they find themselves in. It furthermore highlights how an insatiable appetite for money can lead to an individual’s demise. Written in dominantly Nguni, the novel tracks the life of Mpundule, a character who is a victim of stereotyping and tribal prejudice.
Larks Monthly Review, March 2012
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From the best of the best in independent literature comes Larks Monthly. This collection of the Larks Fiction Magazine brings you the month of March 2012 with Benjamin Kensey, John Quentin Pongratz, Fred Hilary, Tom Sheehan, Jerry Guarino, Kerry Lown Whalen, Alexander Bryant, Kieran Woodhall, Jessica Rowse.
Postcards from Condi Rice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
As an airport security representative, Gabe travels the globe in the wake of 9/11. As a hoax on his boss, he composes phony postcards from Condi Rice. only to discover he may be on the receiving end of a much more complicated and dangerous deception.
The Gypsy Man
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Gypsy Man is a novel of the gypsy holocaust, a story of obsession, love, revenge—a tale of the gypsies' unique experience in the Nazi extermination camps, of one man's decision to avenge those experiences and to make his story heard, and of one woman's decision to defy boundaries and help him.
Going For The Wire
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,510. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
'Going For The Wire' is a collection of three stories of escape. Its author, Chris Leicester says: ‘It’s what we all want to do sometimes - break free. These people do.’