Books tagged: picaresque

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Altar of Fallen Gods
Series: Song of Agmar Tales. Price: Free! Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Agmar, bard of Seltica, is one of a band of Selts who have joined the Ropeuan army of the lord Wulfstan as he closes a ring of steel about the city of his forefathers. While the horrors of the siege play out, far beneath the city an ancient power stirs, calling across the centuries to one who might take what it holds and see the destiny of the very gods.
Price: Free! Words: 92,800. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dante Torn is a thirteen year-old boy living in Norwalk, Ohio. He is quiet and obedient. Respectful of his elders. But his life begins to change when he meets and falls in love with Sunset Desdemona, a red-headed firefox who goes to his school. Sunny is sly, devious, precocious. A girl with narrow eyes, a knowing sneer, and--as Dante will soon find out--an insatiable hunger.
The Last Book: Further Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 108,310. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mashups
Thomas Mann’s unfinished European classic takes a speculative turn when Felix Krull meets his match, the first woman president, in a dystopian future.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
During the 1988 financial crisis in Mexico, even a mentally ill homeless American kid could live like a king. Ethan escapes the Mental Health system on a journey to Mexico. Along the way, he encounters shaman, witches, martial artists and one dashingly handsome psychic rich kid with a penchant for causing trouble. Follow Ethan as he winds his way deep into the heart of this magical nation.
Price: $4.90 USD. Words: 40,430. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When ‘Al’ is offered a promotion to a job he despises and is accused of a crime he is unsure if he’s committed, he flees. Suffering from paranoia and delusions of stomach dwelling eels hell-bent on destroying him, ‘Al’ negotiates his way through the winter streets of London where he meets the mad, bad and noble. Skive is a black comedy novella about one man’s search for hope, meaning and himself.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 294,540. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The only William Theodore Clemmons novel not set in Detroit is a classic picaresque tale of gamblers and crooked lawyers and the assorted other notable characters.
Rafferty Rises
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,580. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Dive into the low-rent neighborhood of Edinburgh's crime scene with Rafferty, the worlds' last surviving bookies' runner - an endangered species in whose longevity Greenpeace and Bono are sadly not invested. 'Rafferty Rises' is a delightfully comic trip through the seedier side of town, and has all the makings of a truly great novel - words, sentences, paragraphs and chapters.
Los Angeles, or American Pharaohs
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 92,940. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Robert, an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles, is hearing voices in his head. Alice Hershlug is slowly torturing him via The Grapevine, a kind of mental telephone. Hoovey Weinerschniztel, a movie producer in New York City, is blasé about his recent rape and imprisonment of one of his employees. Part political diatribe, part philosophical essay, part picaresque, this novel is dynamite.
Lovers and Schemers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 196,840. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel begins on the eve of looming disaster - the payoff on decades of greed and excess. Orange County, California was a virgin waiting to be plucked. Laguna Beach was a place of sanctuary with restorative powers, the pace slower, the costs less, the beauties and pleasures more apparent - soon propelled into a roiling microcosm of social, sexual, political and financial explosions.
A Shadow Over the Afterworld
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,950. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
In 2072 the ancient war between mankind and bacteria clash in a worldwide pandemic which kills nearly everyone it infects. Civilization and governments collapse. Gang member John Moore and Mayor’s daughter Alicia Coleridge, despite their very disparate backgrounds, must find out how to adapt to each other and to this new empty, unsympathetic world which many have come to call the Afterworld.