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Complete Child
By Sharon Creal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,400. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of literary short fiction, Complete Child looks at a variety of contemporary urbanites who find sometimes the only way past a baffling situation is through it.
Breathe
By Jackie Davis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
'Is it true that every breath contains a secret?' This is the mantra of the members of a dysfunctional family, who amidst childhood games, make-believe and classical music, dream of a normality they have never known. 'Breathe' was first published by Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd in 2002.
The Marriage Tree
By Christopher G. Moore
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 116,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s okay for Thais to believe in ghosts—it’s their birthright. But why is Vincent Calvino seeing ghosts, and why are they so angry? Calvino is haunted by a series of deaths in Rangoon and Bangkok, when he stumbles onto a new murder case—but is it a new case, or an old one returned from the dead? A murder investigation leads Calvino inside an underworld network smuggling Rohingya ...
The Paris Syndrome
By John Roman Baker
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,580. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Wilkinson House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A dark exploration of illicit desire, madness and paternal responsibility. Francis has two sons. When one of them disappears in Paris, he returns to the city of his youth to search for him, and once more, the city becomes a place of illusion, frustration, deceit and passion. Francis is desperately in love with his son, but what secret desires are at play in the minds of his two grown-up boys?
A Short Stay in Hell
By Steven L. Peck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Strange Violin Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life.
Lucid Dreaming - March 2014
By Darryl Wood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Enter our dreams and ask afterwards if it was just a dream. We include selected short stories and vignettes in various genres from writers across the country. Quality is the only criteria for inclusion. The March issue includes, "The Green Room,” where a group of actors rebel during a performance and “An Octopus Swimming the Worst Ocean,” where a man remembers what it is truly important to him.
The Prince and the Singularity - A Circular Tale
By Pedro Barrento
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.25 star(4.32 from 28 reviews)
This is the story of the Prince aka the Master aka Francis, who is more or less immortal and goes through the millennia fighting Desire and Rejection, the roots of all unhappiness and evil. He always fails until the moment he loses interest and decides to die, which he doesn't. Instead he gets promoted.
Fabric of a Family
By Valerie Crandall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,820. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fabric of a Family is the story of the lives, loves, and marriages of the Woodhouse family, their five children and two eccentric aunts.
Tarantula Woman
By Donald O'Donovan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,470. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Not since Charles Bukowski's Factotum has a transgressive autobiographical novel touched upon with such rawness the everyday realities of a modern-day American desperado.
Mediterranean (Sunrise)
By Panait Istrati
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 34,280. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
_Mediterranean (Sunrise)_ follows the young vagabond Adrien Zograffi as he sets sail from his native Romania. At sea, he meets Moussa, a Romanian Jew traveling to Alexandria, Egypt, in an attempt to bring a wayward daughter, Sarah, now being pimped by her boyfriend, back into the fold. Adrien and Moussa join forces and are witnesses to and participants in the events that seal Sarah's fate.
A Hijacked Life
By Scott Reeves
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A terminally ill elderly woman finds a book of spells that enables her to magically switch bodies with the new step-mother of her estranged son, who is slowly taking the dying woman’s place in her son’s affections.
Under the Willow Tree and Other Stories
By Jeremy Perry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,400. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Contained within are ten stories that feature a cast of emotionally charged characters who deal with the difficulties of life the only way they themselves know how. Some of these tales are honed with a psychological edge and sprinkled with a dash of dark humor, while others cross over into the realms of tragedy, coming of age, and the paranormal.
The Kestrel Waters
By Randy Thornhorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,170. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An epic fable of human love, of an epic family, comic and profane. Inspired by The Everly Brothers (whose music and harmony grew from the tortured bluegrass roots of The Louvin Brothers), this odyssey of The Brothers Brass builds to a ferocious, unforeseen ending--never to be forgotten. "One of the South's wildest new voices..." The Oxford American Magazine "Greatest bluegrass novel ever..."
Still Air
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ben Easton's bringing his new son and girlfriend halfway around the world to meet his father and his father's new girlfriend. Naturally Ben's half-crazed mother is going to crash the party. A New Zealand literary story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Fog".
The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel
By Ben Monopoli
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,080. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Sexy and sweet, gritty and gut-wrenching, "The Painting of Porcupine City" takes readers on a graffiti-covered adventure spanning years and hemispheres and miles of painted walls. From the author of "The Cranberry Hush."
...The Twain Shall Meet
By j guevara
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Twain's mind in modern times; insight with bite.
The Boy Who Waged War
By Brian Dinan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Teenager Brendan Brody believes himself and his siblings to be incarcerated in a prisoner of war camp called Stalag 17. His grandfather, a veteran of the Somme, is a menacing presence in their bedroom 'cell'. Brendan devises the most fantastic and highly amusing adventures to escape from Stalag 17 and the tyranny rained down on the family by his grandfather's cruel war-induced behaviour.
The Empty City
By Berit Ellingsen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,740. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Urban explorer and lucid dreamer Brandon Minamoto discovers that outside his thoughts and emotions exists a world that is silent and open, surrounding him and everyone else. The Empty City is about awakening to universal truths and one’s true self, told in short episodes that each describe a place, a dream, a question, a memory, a fantasy or an event.
Leaving Gilead
By Robert Crompton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,700. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Melanie rebels against the authoritarian religion of her family, she is cut off and has to make her way in life alone. Only then does she learn about Susan who had broken free a generation earlier.
The Baer Boys
By Alan Hutcheson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,430. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After twenty five years of not making it as an actor, Darin returns home to take care of his recently widowed father. When he lands a long term substitute teaching job at his old high school he finds that it comes with more than the promise of a much needed paycheck.