Books tagged: prose

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A Waltz Yes, a Heart No
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Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Following his divorce, Dr. Stanley Gilford, chief of cardiology at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, restructured his life on the guiding principle of maximum gain, minimum pain. So what is the well-heeled doctor doing with Ruby, a high school dropout and waitress at the local greasy spoon, and what are his options visa vie the pallid, five year old boy whose damaged heart beats in three-four time?
A Trip to Tanglewood
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Marie Augustin, an Haitian nurses aide, is blindsided when one of her elderly clients, Peter Marsoubian, asks her to accompany him on a trip to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform in Tanglewood. Does the green-card immigrant, who witnessed first hand the endemic violence in her native country, follow agency protocol or bend rules to accommodate the absurd whim of a dying man?
Just like Dostoyevsky
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Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sylvia Mandelstam boasts what a wonderful time she had at the international literary symposium in Moscow. Truth be told, the trip was an unmitigated fiasco not unlike her marriage and personal life. She can lie shamelessly and dissemble to everyone - even Danny O'Rourke, the unassuming mason who arrives one summery day to repair her damaged brick wall. But not indefinitely.
Epistemology
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Price: Free! Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Ronda Wickford, the assistant manager of Brandenburg’s ShopRite Supermarket, inadvertently hires a middle-age man with a PhD in philosophy to run the fresh produce department, weird things begin to happen. As events unfold, she learns a thing or two about Wittgenstein’s linguistic theories, common decency and how to fix a leaky faucet.
Heathcliff
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Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Pearl Singleton, a forest ranger at the Pemberton Wildlife Preserve, is going to show eighteen year old Shawn Mariano her Osborne Smoke Finder, all six varieties of New England ferns, a beaver dam, and something he never bargained for.
Call of the Beguiled
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Price: Free! Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cheryl Oliphant doesn’t do well in social situations. The fourteen year old girl’s best friend, Nicolena, is a four-foot, South American tree boa and her parents are getting divorced. On the plus side, Cheryl just met Teddy Rasmussen who offered her a sympathetic ear plus an inch-thick slice of apricot, sour cream loaf.
Small Events: Haibun by W. F. Owen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Awarded Best Haibun book by the Haiku Society of America in 2008, this expanded second edition offers sixty haibun. A haibun links brief, imagistic and poetic prose with one or more haiku. Traced to Basho’s 17th century travel writings, these English-language haibun involve concrete stories (small events) where the everyday becomes remarkable. Come join the author in reliving these epiphanies.
The House of Incest
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Sky Blue Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The House of Incest, Anais Nin's famous prose poem, was first published in Paris in 1936 and immediately drew attention from the era's prominent writers, including Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell. While written in English, it is considered a landmark work in the French surrealist tradition and one of the most unique books in 20th century literature.
Herman Bylles testamente
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,360. Language: Swedish. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
På sitt etthundrasjätte levnadsår får Herman Bylle veta att han har en okänd son och dotter. I den åldern har man inte tid att tveka. Beslutsamt dammar han av sitt gamla skrivbord och börjar skriva sitt testamente. Han berättar om sin ungdoms stora äventyr. Om sin resa genom 1920-talets Sverige. Förklarar varför han blev en enstöring. Sätter omsorgsfullt sitt märkliga liv på pränt.
The Divined Comedy
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Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ava Frick works second shift at the Texaco Gas Mart where, when business is slow, she reads Soren Kierkegaard and drops the I Ching. The other day she got five broken lines ( __ __ ) and one solid ( _____ ). Not a good omen!