Flatscreen

Flatscreen Author Adam Wilson
ISBN-10 9780062090348
Release 2012-02-21
Pages 336
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“OMFG, I nearly up and died from laughter when I read Flatscreen. This is the novel that every young turk will be reading on their way to a job they hate and are in fact too smart for.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story Indie-lit star and Faster Times editor Adam Wilson delivers the gleefully absurd, effortlessly heartwarming story of one young man’s struggle to shake off the listless, sexless, stoned mantle of suburban teenage life and become something better. Fortunately (maybe) for Eli, his apathetic quest finds a catalyzing agent in one Mr. Seymour J. Kahn, a paraplegic sex addict and two-bit silver screen star who initiates a mad decent into debasement and (of course) YouTube stardom—a transformation from which there will be no going back.



2013 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2013 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market Author Scott Francis
ISBN-10 9781599636344
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 568
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The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the best resource available for fiction writers to get their short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. Fiction writers will also find and increased focus on editorial to help give context to the listing content. From amazing craft articles (crafting emotion in fiction) to helpful business advice (marketing a small press book), the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer looking to get published could want. PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.



What s Important Is Feeling

What s Important Is Feeling Author Adam Wilson
ISBN-10 9780062284778
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 224
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Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on summer break struggle to escape the orbit of a seemingly utopic communal house. And in the title story, selected for The Best American Short Stories, two film school buddies working on a doomed project are left sizing up their own talent, hoping to come out on top—but fearing they won't. In What's Important Is Feeling, Adam Wilson follows the through-line of contemporary coming-of-age from the ravings of teenage lust to the staggering loneliness of proto-adulthood. He navigates the tough terrain of American life with a delicate balance of comedy and compassion, lyricism and unsparing straightforwardness. Wilson's characters wander through a purgatory of yearning, hope, and grief. No one emerges unscathed.



The Boy in the Suitcase

The Boy in the Suitcase Author Lene Kaaberbol
ISBN-10 9781569479827
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 320
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Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.



Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel

Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel Author Stuart Moore
ISBN-10 9781302485313
Release 2016-03-02
Pages 304
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The Marvel Universe is changing. In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Super Hero Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation's greatest champions must each decide how to react - a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Experience Marvel's blockbuster event like never before in this illustrated prose adaptation of the smash-hit graphic novel that has sold more than half a million copies in print and digital formats!



Mermaids in Paradise A Novel

Mermaids in Paradise  A Novel Author Lydia Millet
ISBN-10 9780393245639
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 304
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“Hilariously funny. . . . Lydia Millet’s novels raise the bar for boldness.”—Rene Steinke, New York Times Book Review On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip—our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her cheerful jock husband who's friendly to a fault—meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls, including an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park. Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest book yet, tempering the sharp satire of her early career with the empathy and subtlety of her more recent novels and short stories. This is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale, darkly comic on the surface and illuminating in its depths.



Victus A Pepper McCallan Novel

Victus  A Pepper McCallan Novel Author Alexi Venice
ISBN-10 9781456625924
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 352
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Counterterrorism Specialist Pepper McCallan and Agent Brent Cahill are called upon by President Cecil Scott to investigate a terrorist attack by a group identifying itself as Victus. Pepper and Brent fend off personal assassination attempts while investigating a pestilence of sharpshooter insects on California's grapevines, causing panic among farmers. The first bioterrorism war on American soil has begun. President Scott receives a blackmail letter from Victus, threatening to destroy more of America's natural resources unless he agrees to supply free food to famished nations. The President desperately needs Pepper and Brent to solve who is behind Victus before they strike again. Brent's brother, Reed Cahill, fires up a blazing hot romance with Blaire Starr, a young, powerful financier in Minneapolis. Reed and Blaire attempt to keep their love affair a secret from family members in Minneapolis, but Reed needs to return to his winery in Australia. Can he convince Blaire to leave her lucrative, high powered job in Minneapolis to join him at Margaret River Winery? Meanwhile, a baby is born with 'swastika tattoos' on his eyelids, just like his parents had inked on their own eyelids, inciting nationwide scrutiny and unrest as fringe groups rally and condemn. While the public is fascinated with the baby's tattoos, Brent and Pepper also are confronted with a troubling tattoo as they try to identify Victus. "Victus" is Part I of the two-part Margaret River Winery story. Part II takes place in Australia and will be released in early 2016.



Reading New India

Reading New India Author E. Dawson Varughese
ISBN-10 9781441181749
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 189
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Explores the diversity of post-millennial Indian fiction in English and the ways it has reflected the culture of an increasingly confident 'new India'.



Mutation A Kid Sensation Novel Kid Sensation 2

Mutation  A Kid Sensation Novel  Kid Sensation  2 Author Kevin Hardman
ISBN-10 9781937666118
Release 2013-08-03
Pages 275
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Kid Sensation is back! The intrepid teen super with the plethora of powers returns in a new adventure. Having saved the planet and earned a place with the world’s premiere superhero team, Jim (aka Kid Sensation) is preparing to attend the prestigious Academy, where teen supers from every corner of the globe learn to master their abilities. At the same time, however, he is approached by a mysterious government organization that wants Jim to work for them - and they won’t take “No” for an answer. Moreover, at the Academy itself, an insidious and highly contagious virus is running amok through the student population, striking at the heart of their abilities. Students are losing control of their powers, with lethal consequences… Now, in addition to evading the machinations of government agents, Jim must solve the mystery behind the virus - and how to stop it - before every super everywhere becomes fatally infected. teen & young adult, science fiction & fantasy, coming of age, superhero, paranormal & urban, magic, romance



The Parting A Novel of the O C L T

The Parting   A Novel of the O C L T Author David Niall Wilson
ISBN-10
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Pages 224
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There are incidents and emergencies in the world that defy logical explanation, events that could be defined as supernatural, extraterrestrial, or simply otherworldly. Standard laws do not allow for such instances, nor are most officials or authorities trained to handle them. In recognition of these facts, one organization has been created that can. Assembled by a loose international coalition, their mission is to deal with these situations using diplomacy, guile, force, and strategy as necessary. They shield the rest of the world from their own actions, and clean up the messes left in their wake. They are our protection, our guide, our sword, and our voice, all rolled into one. They are O.C.L.T. A vision from ancient Egypt and a call from an old acquaintance send Rebecca York, mystic, occult expert, and adventurer to Arizona, and then Jerusalem and the Dead Sea to prevent a horrifying attack from the annals of history. Rebecca and computer expert Wendell "Mack" Macklemore team up with a renegade Vatican monk, a street urchin from Jerusalem, and an agent of the Mossad to prevent Amunet, an Egyptian sorceress, from exacting an ancient revenge and unleashing a terrorist attack that could plunge the Middle East into an era of darkness. This is the first full length novel of the O.C.L.T. - the Orphic Crisis Logistical Taskforce. The events of this novel predate the actual formation of the O.C.L.T., joining with the novellas "Brought to Light" by Aaron Rosenberg, and "The Temple of Camazotz," by David Niall Wilson. Each of these works introduces another facet of team, which is formally introduced in the O.C.L.T. novel by Aaron Rosenberg : Incursion.



The Seven Good Years

The Seven Good Years Author Etgar Keret
ISBN-10 9780698166004
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 192
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A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a “genius” (The New York Times) and master storyteller. With illustrations by Jason Polan. The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar’s father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life. What emerges from this dark reality is a series of sublimely absurd ruminations on everything from Etgar’s three-year-old son’s impending military service to the terrorist mind-set behind Angry Birds. There’s Lev’s insistence that he is a cat, releasing him from any human responsibilities or rules. Etgar’s siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his father’s shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever. This wise, witty memoir—Etgar’s first nonfiction book published in America, and told in his inimitable style—is full of wonder and life and love, poignant insights, and irrepressible humor. From the Hardcover edition.



The Late American Novel

The Late American Novel Author Jeff Martin
ISBN-10 9781593763992
Release 2011-03-10
Pages 192
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The way we absorb information has changed dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated as the iPod. Celluloid went digital. But books, for the most part, have remained the same—until now. And while music and movies have undergone an almost Darwinian evolution, the literary world now faces a revolution, a sudden seismic change in the way we buy, produce, and, yes, read books. Scholars, journalists, and publishers have turned their brains inside out in the effort to predict what lies ahead, but who better to comment on the future of the book than those who are driven to write them? In The Late American Novel, Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee gather some of today’s finest writers to consider the sea change that is upon them. Lauren Groff imagines an array of fantastical futures for writers, from poets with groupies to novelists as vending machines. Rivka Galchen writes about the figurative and literal death of paper. Joe Meno expounds upon the idea of a book as a place set permanently aside for the imagination, regardless of format. These and other original essays by Reif Larsen, Benjamin Kunkel, Victoria Patterson, and many more provide a timely and much-needed commentary on this compelling cultural crossroad.



The Sunset Prophecy A Novel

The Sunset Prophecy  A Novel Author P.J. Day
ISBN-10 9781304721341
Release 2013-12
Pages 366
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One fateful evening, Keelen Grant, who spent five trying to make it in Hollywood, finally meets her boss, Thomas Click, an eccentric photographer and gallery owner. The shrewd and mysterious business man offers the struggling actress a choice...but one that comes with a heavy price. Unsettled by the photographer's proposition, Keelen reconnects with ex-lover and enigmatic artist, Logan Drake, who promptly offers her work of a different kind. But Logan's intentions for keeping Keelen around go further than just give her a helping hand. Indeed, Logan has big plans for Keelen...if only she will accept his offer. Keelen quickly learns her decisions have a ripple effect on reality. A reality where her own past, the city's past, and the history of those she comes in contact with, are much more complicated and far-reaching than she'd ever imagined. With a prophecy of untold disaster threatening to surface, Keelen must choose between two men and two sides.



Soap Science and Flat Screen TVs

Soap  Science  and Flat Screen TVs Author David Dunmur
ISBN-10 9780199549405
Release 2011
Pages 345
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Liquid crystals had a controversial discovery at the end of the 19th century but were later accepted as a 'fourth state' of matter, and finally used throughout the world in modern displays and new materials. This book explains the fascinating science in accessible terms, and puts it into social, political, and historical perspectives.



French Coast

French Coast Author Anita Hughes
ISBN-10 9781466868427
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 304
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Serena has the job she's always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign. Everything feels unbelievably perfect...until it doesn't. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she'll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette's who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate's generosity, but it seems that there's more to her story than meets the eye. To make matters worse, soon after arriving in Cannes, Serena learns a shocking secret about her parents' marriage, and it isn't long before she begins to question her own relationship.With her deadline looming and pressure mounting, Serena will have to use her investigative journalism skills, new friendships, and a little luck to get her life and love back on track. Fast paced and impeccably written, French Coast will draw readers in to the intoxicating world of the Cote D'Azur. Hughes' beautiful prose and sense imagery bring the food, fashion, and feel of the ocean to life in this audacious new novel.



DeadThings A Novel

 DeadThings  A Novel Author Reese Riley
ISBN-10 9780615669205
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 182
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#DeadThings, A Novel Reese Riley Release Date: July 12, 2012 Corona Sky Productions In the year 2011, the world has entered the Final Century of Man and vampire all around the world prepare for their revolution. Pressured by the vampire Elite, Archduke of the Americas Aryk Killen must find a suitable successor. Aryk finds a worthy human candidate in Phillip Du Lac, a former Iraqi Freedom US Marine. After returning home from Iraq, Phillip receives word that his twin sister, Cecil was found dead. Though ruled a suicide, Phillip is not able to accept her death; Phillip goes on self destructive search "tour" to find his sisters "murderer." His blind conviction catches the attention of a 200 year old vampire; who finds Phillip's vigor just what he needs in an acolyte. Phillip is tempted by the idea of immortality and Aryk and gives Phillip the first-hand experience on what it means to be a vampire. Questioning his own sanity, Phillip follows Aryk who leads him into "belly of the beast." Vampire Basic Training was sent into recess when a plague of demons descends on a small Floridian town, the home town of Aryk. Antagonist turned Anti-Hero; Aryk is the only creature strong enough to defend his mortal neighbors and defend his territory. Book one in the three-part #DeadThings series.



Slone A Novel

Slone  A Novel Author Kathryn E. West
ISBN-10 9781257405640
Release 2013-03-12
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Pete Slone had always gotten along just fine without his conscience, and then he met Sandra Keaten. Employing her might be the smartest thing Pete's ever done, or the most dangerous. She drags her drooling Newfoundland to work, threatens his precious car, and still manages to keep his appointments in order. When the deal of the century forces Pete to make some uncomfortable changes, he drags an unwilling Ms. Keaten into a twisted web of humorous adventure. Pete's used to being in control, but trying to keep his unconventional, carjacking, smart talking secretary in line might prove to be more then he can handle.