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Speaking of Work: A Story of Love, Suspense and Paperclips
Price: Free! Words: 36,680. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
In Speaking of Work, part of Project: SET THE PAGE FREE, thirteen writers and creative minds come together to tell the ultimate story of the modern workplace. These authors, poets, and singer-songwriters give us a guided tour of the places that inspire them. There's mystery here. Dark confessions. Tales of deals made, careers built and broken, and the love and dread and hope of being at work.
Very Long Nights
Price: Free! Words: 159,790. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
A collection of essays of literary criticism.
Heaven on Earth
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 50,060. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017 by Signal 8 Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The year: sometime in the 2090s. The location: Jordan. Aging is reversible thanks to major advances in bioscience and nanotechnology. But in a world where eternal youth has become a reality, complications arise.
The Last Gods of Indochine
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 91,570. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 by Signal 8 Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jacquie Mouhot and Paaku the Lotus-Born are divided by six centuries but linked by a common curse. Jacquie follows the footsteps of her grandfather, a famous explorer, to Indochina, where she becomes immersed in the tragedy of Paaku's history: a story simultaneously unfolding in the intertwined present and past, a story in which she still has a vital role to play.
Eye of a Needle: And Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
“Like many of the best story tellers, Cornelia Fick is funny.” J. Bekker-Thesen “What was most fascinating for me was the beautiful and elegant writing. It is clean and polished, laden with vivid and beautiful descriptions (this) is a gorgeous treat for fans of flash fiction and the short story ” Five star review from Reader’s Favorite
Americanah | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Adichie’s Americanah is an enlightening, yet educational epic, based on the lives of Ifemelu and her childhood boyfriend, Obinze. The story spans three countries, America, Nigeria and the UK, while highlighting the issue of race and the oft-romanticized view of the West. It also shines a light on the nature of corruption in Nigeria and how it affects its citizens.
The Butterfly Prison
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,790. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
​Raw, confronting and playful, The Butterfly Prison redefines criminals, heroes, and poverty.
St. Somewhere Journal, July 2013
Price: Free! Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by St. Somewhere Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
St. Somewhere Journal is a quarterly literary journal with a Caribbean focus.
Shanghai Dancing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 135,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Signal 8 Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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..."
Hong Kong Rose
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 114,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Signal 8 Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.