Fomite

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Fomite is a post-capitalist operation in which the authors get almost all profits, and Fomite gets little or nothing beyond expenses. We have no plans to "make money" with the press, only to serve the writing community by bringing out high-level literary work and making it available.

Fomite uses print on demand (POD) and e-book technology to publish novels, short story collections, poetry and selected non-fiction works.

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Marx
Price: Free! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
(S)election - Sortition, the democratic alternative
Price: Free! Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
Masculinity
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
Theatrum Mundi
Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
Reality: Simulations - the Analytical Audacity of Jean Baudrillard
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
Death Penalty: Two Essays
Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
Palestine Path: Palestine’s Struggle for Liberation after U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334
Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
Waste
Price: Free! Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
Given the exigencies of the time, Fomite offers a series of bound pamphlets on urgent political, social, cultural, and organizing issues from a radical, anti-capitalist viewpoint.
Dispatches from Everest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The lyrical poems in Dispatches from Everest attempt to probe the thoughts and experiences of George Leigh Mallory on his third and final expedition to Everest. They are meditations on what may have passed through the senses of the great mountaineer, particularly after the fall, as the storm clouds closed in and his family and the living world seemed farther away than ever.
Miriam’s Book: A Poem
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,250. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Miriam’s Book is about a young Jewish woman’s traumatic experiences in WW2 and subsequently her child’s exposure to her post-traumatic stress disorder. While much of this narrative poem or verse novella is based on historical events, the fictional parts and the dislocations of syntax and temporal sequence aim to convey the terrifying uncertainty and disorientation suffered by victims of war.
During This, Our Nadir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,740. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Walter Ratliff is released from jail on the eve of the biggest hurricane to ever make landfall in New York City, he returns to his apartment to find Cordelia, the love of his life, has abandoned him, and returned to their hometown of Acheron, Vermont. Walter's past threatens to disrupt not just his tenuous relationship with Cordelia, but his sense of home, family, and stability as well.
Hyde
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,710. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hyde lives! (It’s only the well-meaning Jekyll who is dead.) Cloak and cudgel discarded, he is now a suitably smooth operator. But as Mike Tyson observes in the epigraph, “Everybody’s got a plan until he gets punched in the mouth.”
The Fall of Athens
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,610. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Essay » Political, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This collection of poetry and prose about Greece reflects the bleak state of present-day Athens and reminds the reader that there is nothing new about Greece’s suffering. This eclectic compilation of poetry, prose, translation, memoir, and songs captures the enigmatic, hybrid nature of Greece, a country that has always had the ability to create extraordinary beauty out of suffering.
Among the Lost
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Among the Lost, set in the modern American rust belt, is a meditation drawn from Dante’s Purgatorio. To Dante, Purgatory was the mountain where souls not damned went after death to cleanse themselves of sin in preparation for entering Paradise. What are we preparing ourselves for, having lost the fear of hell and the hope of heaven, in the course of our daily urban existence?
Father Figure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,330. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Imagine a boy born in the last year of World War II to parents who before the war were the darlings of their town. The father - a four-letter man at the state university, his spirited, beautiful bride had matched him stride for stride. The son knows his parents through the stories he has heard about them and as embittered post-war casualties. How to reconcile those two versions of his parents?
Boom-shacka-lacka
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,910. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Boom-shacka-lacka is a collection of stories that includes a fictional interview with an aging snow sculptor, poetic meditations on Harold and the Purple Crayon and the drama of the night the Harlem Globetrotters actually lost a game.
Born Speaking Lies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
New York mobster Billy the Kid gets a chance to escape the violent world of 1990s Brooklyn after being shot and left for dead in a Pennsylvania forest . Billy tries to disappear into small town life with Lora, a woman who finds him bleeding by the side of the road, but his desire for revenge and his rapidly deteriorating health drives him toward a bloody confrontation with his former friends.
A Day in the Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,060. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As reclusive Professor Emeritus George Gordon Bombazine rises at dawn on his seventieth birthday, he plans to kill himself that night. He knows precisely the time and place he'll suicide, yet hopes that something might happen today to make him want to go on living. As the day progresses, things do happen—sex, love, friendship, forgiveness. But do they happen in time, and will they be enough?
The Three Lives of Jonathan Force
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 207,190. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Out of his unpromising cultural background, Jonathan Force manages to establish an Archimedean point outside of culture from which to view contemporary life. He becomes a psychologist, a critic and pundit whose published books—Force Fields, Reasonable Force, Uses of Force—strike such surprising and resonant notes thathe public has come to think with his ideas rather than about them.
Shadowboxing With Bukowski
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,420. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Shadowboxing with Bukowski tells the tale of Nicholas Kastinovich, a young bookseller who struggles to keep his bookstore afloat in San Pedro, CA, ostracized by fellow business owners, in a marriage on the rocks, in a town where Charles Bukowski dwells. Pushed to the edge by many things, includin the curmudgeonly ghost of the former owner, he fights the noble battle against mediocrity and apathy.
Off To The Next Wherever
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,560. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in Off To The Next Wherever examine desires to know those greener pastures, that comfort zone, a lasting sense of rootedness and belonging just around the next bend. They speak of wanderlust as solace, of place as identity, grounded in the question of how to live beyond mere survival as we make tracks inward or else try to escape from ourselves.
What We Do For Love - Tales From A Darker Heartland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,000. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ron Savage's tales--through terse, compact, suggestive phrases opens to the reader the inner world of his characters, while understatedly describing an indifferent, often harsh, world within which they are encased--take on many of the vexing issues (such as: war, violence, and the resulting physical and/or psychological trauma) of our contemporary world.
Isles of the Blind
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 120,120. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Off the coast of Istanbul, the Jewish billionaire Yusuf Elmas, who once challenged the State's denial of the Armenian Genocide, has been killed in a harrowing boating accident. Five years later, his estranged brother, Avram, returns to the city to search out the truth behind his brother's suspicious death.
A Rising Tide Of People Swept Away
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A small boy flees a toxic family, all the way across the alley to Rip's Bar & Package Liquor Store and a vivid troupe of broken people in the Albuquerque Bosque. The boy gladly trades family for a hodgepodge of drinkers and losers. They collect misery like small change and rally to keep their neighborhood alive. Will the working poor beat City Hall and keep the kid out of the system?
Interrogations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,980. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories of men, women and children are put under the spotlight as the difficult questions are asked and answered in Interrogations. The characters face themselves and their shadows in a series of intense stories published in top literary magazines such as Cimarron Review, The Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, Nimrod, Sou'wester, and Zone 3.
A Great Fullness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,150. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Great Fullness is the story of an orphan who lives with a secret even she doesn’t know she possesses – the truth about her mother’s death. Growing up amid the endless turnover of guests at her aunt and uncle’s bed and breakfast inn, Kim Pugh tries to find her place in a world where everyone is a stranger and many have secrets of their own.
The Way None Of This Happened
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,280. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
…To look for stories the way we look for rain — out the window, in puddles, signs of movement, contact. A torrent of situations, cascading into heaps of paper, boxes, situations…The Way None of This Happened…120 or so prose entries from 40 years of writing…Out there in the nowhere…Overseen, as in overheard… After all, as someone once said, this is just writing.
Industrial Oz - Ecopoems
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Industrial Oz explores CEOs' and politicians' Titanic arrogance in the face of human-caused climate destruction.
A Free, Unsullied Land
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,050. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A woman who wants to “invent culture from scratch,” she dives into leftist causes, travels to Alabama to protest the conviction of the Scottsboro Boys, studies Apache culture in New Mexico, and struggles with her damaged sexuality through psychoanalysis and one-night stands that haunt her relationship with the man she truly loves
Thicker Than Blood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,800. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Andrea adopts an abandoned infant, believing that love and her experience as a social worker will see her through the challenges of raising an African-American child in a white world. During Pearl’s childhood, Andrea is able to protect her daughter, but when teenaged Pearl starts to seek her own identity, their relationship as they face situations that force them to confront the limits of love.
Summer on the Cold War Planet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,320. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In 1989, the summer before the Berlin Wall collapsed, a pregnant, young American art historian, is drawn back to Berlin, seeking the truth about the disappearance of her husband. There, she meets an exiled East German artist whose tormented life and stories of the Greek mystics make him both forbidding and irresistible.
The Inconvenience of the Wings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,020. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in The Inconvenience of the Wings inhabit a imaginative landscape so expansive in conception that it permeates the border between the natural and the supernatural, showing us that what seems beyond our ken is as much a part of the human experience as the tactile ground on which we tread.
Confessions Of A Carnivore
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,320. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After Rae's ear is shot off by a jittery security guard at the health food store, the insurance settlement allows her to take a year off from teaching. She spends it volunteering at the Los Angeles Zoo. Rae's involvement with Gorilla Theater--street agitators raising awareness of animal rights--leads inexorably to confrontations over human rights.
Principles of Navigation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,900. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a small town in Indiana, local reporter Alice Becotte wants a baby to fill her heart. But Alice’s husband Rolly, a talented sculptor, harbors ambitions that draw him away from a steady gig at a “backwater” college and unravel the couple’s moorings. Principles of Navigation explores Alice and Rolly’s Jthrough loss, infidelity and heartbreak, guided only by fragile and fleeting glimpses of grace.
A Guide to the Western Slope and the Outlying Areas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It starts with the first ski race down the mountain, but quickly the Guide to the Western Slope and the Outlying Areas heads off into the woods, seeking the wisdom that can be found in the spaces between the trees. Lebovitz takes the reader deep into a mythical land that spends the winter buried in snow, bringing back these essay-prose poems as proof of sweeping majesty and and intimate charm.
Nothing Beside Remains
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,340. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The year is 1976. East and West are being dissolved in an increasingly globalized world. The narrative moves between India during and after the Emergency and Vienna in the remembered shadow of the Anschluss, while drawing larger parallels about the consequences of intolerance. Chaos stalks the streets as the characters confront their inner holocausts.
Where There Are Two or More
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 79,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The characters in these thirteen stories set in the mountains of east Tennessee struggle with both regret and renewal. They discover unexpected turns even along the most familiar trails. They often find that where there are two or more, there is the potential for clarity and rebirth, even in the wilderness of lives they never saw coming.


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