Books tagged: picaresque

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Dust Shall You Eat: A Novel in Weekly Installments
You set the price! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » Action
An ensemble cast of characters back 1879 trace a line down the foothills of the Alleghenies to the redemption of very nearly none of them.
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.
The Polyphonic Ringtones of the Damned
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Madness, Paranoia, isolation, hot-desking. Welcome to the world of Moonbeam, a chain smoking, alcoholic Capuchin monkey trying to make it as a Web Designer in a London drained of all life and love. Hounded by a saboteur intent on ruining the little chance he has with life, Moonbeam struggles through the world of men. Can he break free of the madness?
Don Coyote de la Merika
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
When her mother is killed by a roving militia, Silende struggles to survive in a harsh world of scarcity, and sudden, violent death. She is taken in by the itinerant Don Coyote, but soon learns that his guise of easygoing detachment conceals far more calculating and complex motives.
Prometheus Fit To Be Tied
Price: Free! Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33)
Recounting 1939, the birth of a superpower, the twilight of a mostly rural America, and the misbegotten adventures of the last man in the world to know everything except what to do with himself. Comedy, romance, and drama unfold when a dissipated millionaire returns from Europe to his childhood home just in time to interfere with a rural electrifcation project and reawaken the town's old secrets.
¿PícaresQué? (Picaresque)
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 101,910. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
An antihero wanting to be hero Vinicio begs, borrows, lies and steals his way through life hoping that someone will listen and accept him. He eventually inspires those around him to succeed, fail and ultimately moderate their philosophy – Vinicio believes there are good people in the world and there are bad people in the world and no other distinctions need apply.