The Sea Beast takes a Lover by Michael Andreasen

By Michael Andreasen

A lovesick kraken slowly drags the article of its wish – a boat of sailers – into the ocean; a bunch of cantankerous saints materialise in a well-appointed parlour, and needs to resolve the secret of the way they obtained there; ageing fathers are sunk to the ground of the sea in pressure-sealed crates in a time-honoured ritual.

Michael Andreasen's tales romp throughout the lunatic and surreal with a young beneficiant ease; there's a joyous absurdity to every premise. simply because a sister is born with out a head doesn't suggest her brother will not love and defend her; simply because an adulterous tryst leads to alien abduction does not imply the fellow does not leave out his spouse.

An tremendous humorous, very bizarre, brilliantly built set of news, from a fascinating younger author.

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Wretched Excess by C. Robert Holloway

By C. Robert Holloway

"When mythical Hollywood and Broadway press agent, Geoffrey Putnam dies all at once, his attorneys tell C. R. Holloway that Putnam has bequeathed his notes for a tell-all memoir, with the implication that Holloway may still get it released. stunned and flattered, Holloway quickly realizes Putnam’s 21 legal-sized pads, notwithstanding wildly strange and outrageously humorous, are a veritable snake-pit of slander and rife for libel fits. Privately, Putnam observed his favourite consumers as his ‘BCs’ and left his listeners to determine the which means of that titillating acronym. Holloway’s obstacle: how one can satisfy Putnam’s ultimate needs and never get sued?
For greater than a decade, Holloway slaved over the hand-written pages and marginalia, endeavoring to hone down the hyperbole, parse the prurient and decipher the importance of ‘BCs’. The leap forward got here while Holloway leased a moment domestic in New Orleans’ storied Pontalba residences and started to assimilate that city’s laissez-faire perspective and exultation within the unorthodox. “Get out of the way,” it looked as if it would whisper. “Leave your small-town judgments again in New Jersey.” On heeding the massive Easy’s siren-call, the ebook ultimately took form and with it, the which means of ‘BC’ got here into complete concentration.
The result's Wretched extra, 9 loosely comparable short-stories, bound to enrage the aggressively pious, increase the bar on Schadenfreude and enjoyment all who enjoy harpooning the hypocritical.

ADVANCE REVIEWS
Its variety is crisp and pithy and extremely, very humorous. many of the traces are so shrewdpermanent that I learn them two times and three times over. The non secular satire is … up there with Almodovar. The [Tennessee] Williams cameo is a pride and the whole lot is a scream - now not lots [Evelyn] Waugh as Joe Orton at his wickedest.
thank you for giving me that infrequent factor - actual laughs and actual literary pleasure.
Thomas Wright, Critic, writer: OSCAR’S BOOKS

Wretched extra remembers my privileged early life - sitting on the toes of varied Hollywood spellbinders, putting on their each be aware, guffawing and gasping in pride, by no means bold to query no matter if their tales have been real or now not. A swell learn.
Brian Taggert, Screenwriter: no matter what occurred TO child JANE"

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Petite prose (French Edition) by Robert WALSER,Marion GRAF

By Robert WALSER,Marion GRAF

Petite Prose, publié en 1917, illustre de manière exemplaire cette période charnière de l. a. vie de Robert Walser que sont les années « biennoises », après Berlin, avant Berne. Dans ces vingt-et-un textes de longueur inégale, Walser discover avec jubilation tous les registres de los angeles prose brève, entraînant le lecteur dans un pas-de-deux débridé qui annonce déjà l. a. virtuosité des proses tardives. Mêlant l’autobiographie et l. a. fiction, il fait miroiter une vivante galerie de photographs, réels ou imaginaires, et des petites farces burlesques, alternant los angeles satire mordante et une vibrante méditation sur le néant pour conclure avec une prose plus plentiful, «Tobold», évocation pleine de magie et de malice de son expérience de laquais dans un château de Silésie...

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In The Battle by Igor Bagrov

By Igor Bagrov

youngsters are a lonely tribe, be it in Russia or within the U.S.A. The tales inform concerning the conflict they try opposed to hypocrisy of the grown-ups international, opposed to the inflexible ethical criteria of a totalitarian regime, opposed to their very own worry, lack of confidence and confusion with new, bitter-sweet sexual feelings. Maturing comes quick in those situations, yet quite often at a truly expensive expense . . .

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Happy Again at Last: Life in the Art World by Robert McGowan

By Robert McGowan

satisfied back ultimately: existence within the artwork international is a suite of thirty tales set in numerous corners of the artwork global. those brief fictions communicate of the character of the artist and the artistic impulse, the artist's event on this planet, and a few of the matters, mental and highbrow, which are fundamental to that have and to the artwork global itself. The tales are wide-ranging, a few of them darkly critical, others frivolously fun. This altogether precise assortment is absolutely obtainable to common readers and offers colourful perception right into a international that during renowned belief is usually thought of distant and mysterious.

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Petits contes de la vie ordinaire (FICTION) (French Edition) by Jean-Pierre Bacon

By Jean-Pierre Bacon

Les anecdotes et mésaventures de los angeles vie d'un homme Une façon humoristique d'aborder le quotidien Dans ces nouvelles brèves, l'auteur nous livre avec humour, des bouts de vie qui semblent faire partie de l. a. banalité du quotidien mais qui glissent vers une size weird and wonderful voire magique. L'auteur a pour uncomplicated prétention d'embarquer son lecteur dans un bref voyage, le temps d'un trajet en métro, pendant l'attente d'un educate ou d'un avion. Des mots simples, une lecture facile mais rien d'anodin. Le style de livre que l'on trouve un jour, usé, sur un banc de jardin public après être moveé de mains en mains.

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Sade in drogheria: Racconti perversi (Italian Edition) by Roberto Barbolini

By Roberto Barbolini

Il Divino Marchese, paladino di ogni lussuria, vaga in step with l. a. pianura Padana, annoiato, cercando di realizzare l’estremo vizio; Sherlock Holmes risolve “uno dei più singolari” casi della sua “mirabolante carriera d’investigatore” confrontandosi con l’eccentrico scrittore (e mirabile passeggiatore) Robert Walser; un gruppo di spiantati through fb rievoca l’era di Woodstock e di Jimi Hendrix e i preti vanno in giro con l. a. pistola, azzannano i pitbull e sembrano sbucare da un violentissimo demanding boiled. l. a. vera perversione di Roberto Barbolini, in queste cinque rotonde storie perverse, è stilistica: con superba capacità passa dal racconto storico allo comic strip frugale, dal gergo telematico al dettato ottocentesco. Invitando allo stesso tavolo Sade e Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler e Giovannino Guareschi, Pier Vittorio Tondelli, Petrarca e i purple Floyd. Più che una raccolta di racconti, questo è un abbecedario consistent with capire los angeles vertiginosa possibilità del narrare.

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The First Storms of Spring by Joshua Cade McVey

By Joshua Cade McVey

each person’s existence contains a chain of adjustments, moments within which that individual or destiny comes to a decision that results their lifestyles from that second ahead. this is often the tale of 1 of these alterations, a guy attempting to comprehend center type existence and even if its available or now not, even if paintings is for waste or for growth, and if there’s price in sequestering himself from his buddies and his friends.

In brief, this can be a learn of what is available in spring by way of what occurs in winter.

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