As the owner of the Garden Lounge and the time-traveling jukebox, Stout faces a critical decision when the love of his life comes to visit him and the regulars of the Garden. Many lives hang in the balance, including his and the future of the Garden Lounge. And only a trip through the jukebox might save everything.
Griff broke the law and missed his own wedding on account of getting caught. To add insult to injury, his bride-to-be married a better prospect and hopped the final transport off-planet, leaving Griff to his immediate punishment and worse—a lifetime trapped on a used-up world. What kind of future could a would-be adventurer like himself conjure from dust, dreams, and beer?
War, economic injustice, political violence and social discrimination take a heavy toll on the majority of our world’s inhabitants. The short stories in this book are based on the lives of real people in Asia living with this suffering. Each story tells of the differences betwee
This is the story of a poor girl from Isaan, a love story complicated by cultural confusion, mistrust, corruption -- and even treason. Our girl takes on the world with unlimited ambition and naivety born of her simple roots. It is a rare insider account of Thailand's bar scene, written with understanding and local knowledge.
Officer Will Harmon lives a comfortable life in Campbell Creek, North Carolina, where there hasn't been a murder in seventeen years. When bones are discovered in the old bread factory his life is disrupted but the body only the beginning. Challenges, threats, and surprising mysteries are coming and he will do whatever it takes to protect the life he loves...
When Paul Dodgson finds an unnamed bar filled with blobs of ethereal light, he's caught off guard, yet intrigued.
The more he hangs out there, the more his life twists around, and he can't decide if it's for better or worse...
His name is Liu Chiang-hsin: "a mind as sharp as a sword." But "Chinaman" is the name his friends and contacts use. Chinaman grew up in Beijing during the Mao era and was traumatized by seeing Red Guards beat his scholar-father and drag him off; never to return. Three decades later, the one woman who managed to penetrate his emotional defenses has been found murdered in a New York Hotel.
A New York publisher who once served in Thailand during the Vietnam War receives a plea for help from his late brother’s Thai widow. When he returns to Thailand after 20 years he finds that the nostalgic portrait he carried of Thailand Past bears little resemblance to reality, and he begins to uncover deception, danger and death.