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Portrait of the Artist as a Young God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
So what if you can make stars explode or change the orbits of elemental electrons. Big deal! It may all be very pretty, but is it Art?.
Birds of Paradise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,540. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When trucker Joe-Mack picks up a runaway in Vegas and drops him in Hollywood, he offers to help him if the need arises. When the call comes, Joe-Mack becomes embroiled in Freddie’s life along with Starlet, the homeless girl who desires stardom. The three have in common a search for love and a place to belong.
Penelope Prim: A Novella
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tale of propriety, dogged pursuit, and a dangerous double life.
Chroniques de Galadrie, tome 2 : la vengeance du clan Arthas
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Series: Chroniques de Galadrie. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,560. Language: French. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Un an après leur mariage, Tarek est contraint de s'absenter pour une importante mission, laissant Yola sans explications. Lorsqu'elle comprend qu'il se trouve probablement dans un situation périlleuse, la princesse décide de tout faire pour retrouver son mari. Mais elle va découvrir avec stupeur que la seule personne à même de lui fournir des informations est un certain Dayann Arthas...
Skin Song
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"[A] medical student who is anything but ordinary... Kyla has a strange gift: she can hear skin songs. To her, a person's skin has a song and each person sounds differently. On arriving at med school she finds herself in a quandary: does the skin song continue after death? Mixing mystery in with sheer humanity and splendid characterization, Yuan-Innes's story is a delight." -Alicia Curtis
PUNAHOU BLUES, a Hawaiian Novel
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Growing up in Honolulu isn't all it's cracked up to be for Jeffrey Gill. After he gets into prestigious Punahou School, his rite of passage includes losing the babe of his dreams to a creep, surviving Killahaole Day, and getting pushed around by the school bully.
The Great Teeth of the Young Lions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,430. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
Haunted by a student suicide, the sports-hating English teacher Mr. Batty tries to coach a rowdy junior high track team with raw talent. But as students vandalize his mailbox at night, Batty’s troubles multiply when a fist-swinging mentally-disabled boy named Cage joins the team and threatens Batty’s chance to win the championship track meet and justify his otherwise failed life.
To the Left of the Microwave
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,570. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The eclectic characters in this collection of ten tales contend with the classic, American quest after freedom. The women in these stories grapple with greed in 1980s New York, tangle with an Indiana abortion clinic surrounded by protesters, and succumb to a wacky adventure with a scientist who thinks he’s losing his mind in California.
The Strike
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in 1980s India, The Strike follows twelve-year-old Hari as he tries to make sense of his tumultous and complex world of Brahmanical rituals, silver screen love, and seedy politics in Tamil Nadu. Matters come to a head when MGR dies and Hari is trapped in a train strike.
Please Stop Breathing
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Price: Free! Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No, I don’t know when you’ll die, when you’ve died, or why I don’t know—I should—I owed that much to you, to know death better to give you comfort in it—to know brightly when you’re here, to dig my fingers like forever into your neck—to know easily when you’re gone, to dig my fingers into mine— To cover you and carry you away.
Moondrops & Thistles
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 156,730. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Daws is a stalwart soldier entrenched in his work. Deanna is a fiery spirit on a mission. Love. Honor. Trust. Sacrifice.
Whitecaps: a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
First memories are evocative, but so too are the last. George mourns his daughter three days after he lost her, and struggles with memories from his past as he tries to make sense of death. Whitecaps is a short story in the Deadly Catches collection of 4 short stories about the sea.
The Ashes of Her Shelter
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Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Ashes of Her Shelter is a lyrical novel, with "home" as a strong motif, about the bond between sisters, told from the unreliable viewpoint of an activist, Christine, who loves with a twisted loyalty her conventional sister Leigh-Anne. Christine by accident leads Leigh-Anne into danger and fails to protect her from bad relationships with men. The novel shows the West Coast in the 70s and 80s.
The Crows
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Series: Fantasy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As a farmer he was used to crows, but these crows were behaving strange. When his son said one reminded him of grandma it worried him.
Life: A Book of Short Stories and Poems
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,940. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
During a fast-paced era of limited time and digital frenzy, this book was devised in promising increments to slow down the body, minister to the mind, and change your life, shall you allow it.
Saint Peter Killed God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,600. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Father Peter wakes up with amnesia in a psychiatric hospital after a suicide attempt only to discover he wanted to revolutionize the church.
Corvus The Crow
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Corvus the Crow is a lively retelling of an ancient star myth and is approximately 2,000 words long.
Verruca Music
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Price: Free! Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011 by eight cuts gallery press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Absurdist comedy of the very blackest kind, informed by a love of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Peter Cook & The Goon Show. Featuring the Fibonacci sequence, floors that open up without warning, a powerful laxative, and a duvet that periodically changes colour, Verruca Music charts the narrator’s emergence from a state of fearful near-immobility assisted only by entertainments of his own devising
A Quarter Yellow Sun
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Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Based on a true tale from the author's hometown, 'A Quarter Yellow Sun' is the story of an aged war veteran, alone in the world and preparing for his final crusade. This story was nominated in 2011 for ‘The Pushcart Prize’.
The Reluctant Bigamist
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Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mickey Pisludski wears a chain of armor piercing, machine gun shells around his thick neck. The week after his Army discharge, he bored the quarter-inch holes in the soft, brass casings, later threading the bullets together on a length of rawhide. Like so many gold, sharks teeth, the shells fanned out across a khaki T-shirt with a gash under the left armpit.