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Redheads
By Paul Spencer Sochaczewski
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,720. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction
In the middle of a Borneo rainforest a band of near-naked Penan tribesmen, encouraged by an equally clothes-challenged renegade Swiss shepherd, hesitantly blockade a logging truck, testing their commitment to protect their forest home. A comic novel set in Borneo about the environment.
If You Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight: Aspects of Practice for Gay and Lesbian Buddhists
By Deshi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,860. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Nonfiction
Offers both male and female, beginner and veteran a discussion of those aspects of Buddhist practice which benefit gay people and which address current issues of prejudice and homophobia.
Hong Kong Rose
By Xu Xi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction
The novel rewinds through a drama set in Hong Kong of the seventies, where Confucian family ties and British colonial society embrace Rose's "perfect" marriage to a lawyer from a prominent South African Chinese family. But even before the wedding, a dark underside to that family begins to emerge; Rose must confront the reality of her new life as it unfolds with many surprising twists and turns.
Shanghai Dancing
By Brian Castro
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 135,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction
A "fictional autobiography," Shanghai Dancing is a dazzling meditation on identity, language and disorientation that combines photographs and written images in the style of W.G. Sebald. The winner of some of Australia's top literary prizes, Shanghai Dancing has been praised by its judges as "a work of major significance [that] challenges our expectations of storytelling..."
China and Other Spaces
By Paul Gladston
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,850. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Essay
While a number of the essays contained in this book focus specifically on questions related to Chinese culture, the collection as a whole ranges geographically from China and Europe to Latin America. China and Other Spaces will be of direct interest to scholars and practitioners working in cultural studies, history, the performing arts, literature, the visual arts, museology, and film studies.
Disrespect Today, Conflict Tomorrow
By David Fraser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 112,820. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Essay
While much attention has been paid to human rights mechanisms and questions of the democratic deficit in post-conflict cultures and societies, little importance has been given to the deeper institutionalized legal and social inequalities which breed and enshrine conflict. Disrespect Today, Conflict Tomorrow will be of direct interest to international relations scholars and practitioners.
Return to Tumbledown
By Mike Seear
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 244,860. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Nonfiction
Mike Seear served for more than two decades in the British Army, and he was also a combatant in the Falklands-Malvinas War of 1982. Since retiring from the British Army in 1988 with the rank of Major he has become a specialist in the history and aftermath of that conflict, and the present volume is the third and largest of his books about it.
Earth Dance
By Oka Rusmini
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction
Earth Dance, the story of four generations of Balinese women, centers on conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires.Narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties, the novel shows Balinese women—as depicted by her mother, grandmother and female peers—to be motivated by two factors: the yearning to be beautiful, and the desire for a high-caste husband.
The Painter of Lost Souls
By Michael Vatikiotis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,120. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction
A fast-paced, intensely emotional drama of Indonesian life high and low, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the reformasi era, after the fall of Suharto in 1999. The Painter of Lost Souls is the story of Sito, a brilliantly gifted artist who leaves his home in a poor village in Central Java while still in his teens, to make his name and his fortune in the royal city of Jogjakarta.
Fireflies in Manhattan
By Umar Kayam
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction
Fireflies in Manhattan, a collection of short stories by Umar Kayam, brings together significant works representing the three major focal points of this his literary career. The stories produced by Kayam during his literary career vary greatly in subject matter and tone. What binds them together is that in each and every one, one hears the voice of the common man.