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The Sun Also Rises in the Desert
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The moral and spiritual complexity of academia comes to bear as a "lost generation" of educators pursue an attractive colleague across a spate of conferences. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Gerald Locklin.
The Assassin's Assassin
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Series: The Green Lady and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: British English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hired to kill a killer, a discreet murderer tracks down the beautiful but deadly Thamesis. But what is the secret of her fatal allure? And in the end, who will assassinate who?
Rabbit
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A middle aged slacker at the turn of the century, and the children he has created and destroyed. A novella.
Jack Dawkins
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Golbin Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Jack Dawkins, once known as the Artful Dodger in the streets of London, was sent to Australia on a prison ship when he was little more than a boy. Now he has returned to find that London has changed while the boy has turned into a man.
50 Haiku
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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
Not the traditional Japanese Haiku system, these are a system of my own devising.
The Name of His Fathers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A young Jewish man from Texas, Eric Jacobs, moves toward Orthodox belief and practice while at college in New Orleans. THE NAME OF HIS FATHERS is a story about spiritual journeys -- beginning them, resisting them, joining them, nurturing and repairing them. And it is about the humor, grace, and good cheer that can be found along the way.
The Waking House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A matriarch's death brings her three children back to the house where they grew up. This short story first appeared in Line Zero Issue 5, November 2011.
Lydia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,250. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Divorced, living alone, an old dog as his only companion, Ed Austin's world has contracted into something simple, solitary—and safe. Then he acquires a box of forgotten letters written by a despondent farm wife in 1830, and things get complicated. When he moves into her abandoned homestead, he's visited by Lydia Starbird herself. Is she a ghost? A time traveler? The invention of a yearning soul?
Barack Obama & George W. Bush Spend an Evening in the Oval Office
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You set the price! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The current and former presidents, ideological opposites, spend an evening together, where Bush reveals more than he ever did while in office. The president plays the role of barister and elicits historic testimony and honesty from his former foe.
CAT IN A SQUARE OF LIGHT, Part 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
These flash fictions straddle the fence between the dream world and reality. They are Kakfa-like in essence and most incorporate dark humor with aspects of fabulism. The settings are as diverse as the Czech Republic and Hawaii.
An American Family
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 175,890. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A sprawling multi-generational novel about five siblings in a Jewish-American family. Beginning the day JFK was assassinated and ending on 9/11, the story takes us to Woodstock, Vietnam, Haight-Ashbury, the music scene on the Sunset Strip and the upper west side of Manhattan. More than just one family’s story, this book is a trip through the tumultuous changes in America during these years.
Hexes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Lonely and friendless, Arlene lives in a flimsy walk-up. One day a glamorous woman moves in upstairs. Can they become friends? (An original short story.)
The Days of a King
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A weird, cross-country coming of age story. Adam lets things happen to him. He's never been one to go out and do something. But he's had enough of that. He decides to start heading West and with each step, the journey gets stranger and stranger.
Siamese Dreams
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 108,020. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ready to change the world, two high school friends from America begin a new life in Thailand. They take new names, learn Thai, and experiment with sex, drugs and radical lifestyles -- from spectacular poverty to salacious stardom. Set amid economic booms and an epic tsunami disaster, Siamese Dreams is rich with emotion, wit and insights into relations across cultures and sexes.
12 Steps
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,280. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
12 Steps is a novel about addiction, recovery, and the ways in which we're all a little more broken then we want to believe.
The Saint
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,910. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Saint is a modern retelling of the Job story which recounts one man’s difficult, troubling and frequently maddening journey through the ramifications of divorce, infidelity, and the nature of relationships to ask not “Why do good men suffer?” but “After suffering, can we ever be fully restored?”
London, in Limbo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Craig first enters The Kennedys he has been stripped of everything recognisable and comfortable in his life. He starts frequenting the north London café daily. Over the following three weeks he establishes himself as a regular and has his opinions and preconceptions challenged at every turn by many of the café's atypical guests, forcing him to examine his job, ambitions, and life in London.
The Summer of the Homerun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Smitty is 13. It is the summer when he and his friends enter high school, the time when all the awkwardness of youth begins to shift and all those things that seemed simple are actually complicated. But Smitty is okay. He has his friends on his baseball team, and he and his sort-of girlfriend seem to want to hang out. But then the New Kid hits that homerun and everything changes.
Anchored Leaves
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Vicious dogs named Waldo, love potions, lost souls overflow an old house with haunting memories. Beautifully written, heartbreaking to read.
Coffee and Sugar
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is the story of Joao, an uninspiring country boy who moves to a slum in the city with his drunken, violent, preacher father; The Bishop and falls for amiable prostitute named Charity.