Bobcat

Author: Rebecca Lee
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143187945
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Like a delicately prepared meal, Rebecca Lee’s “Bobcat” is a rich medley of subtle yet striking details. “Bobcat” is a finely wrought study of the complexities and contradictions at the heart of modern life—of the fictions in which we shelter ourselves and the quiet devastation that arrives when hard truths come knocking. “Bobcat” displays Lee’s remarkable gift for drawing revelatory insights out of seemingly commonplace occurrences.

Bobcat And Other Stories

Author: Rebecca Lee
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143186485
Size: 64.98 MB
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At turns heartbreaking and wise, tender and wry, Bobcat and Other Stories establishes Rebecca Lee as one of the most powerful and original voices in Canadian literature. A university student on her summer abroad is offered the unusual task of arranging a friend's marriage. Secret infidelities and one guest's dubious bobcat-related injury propel a Manhattan dinner party to its unexpected conclusion. Students at an elite architecture retreat seek the wisdom of their revered mentor but end up learning more about themselves and one another than about their shared craft. In these acutely observed and scaldingly honest stories Lee gives us characters who are complex and flawed, cracking open their fragile beliefs and exposing the paradoxes that lie within their romantic and intellectual pursuits. Whether they're in the countryside of the American Midwest, on a dusty prairie road in Saskatchewan, or among the skyscrapers and voluptuous hills of Hong Kong, the terrain is never as difficult to navigate as their own histories and desires.

The Small Faces Other Stories

Author: Roland Schmitt
Publisher: Bobcat Books
ISBN: 085712451X
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The Small Faces & Other Stories is a trip back in time, charting the rise and fall of one of the Sixties most energetic and successful bands. It is the extraordinary story of how this bold four-piece, led by mercurial cockney Steve Marriot, found fame and then splintered by the end of the decade to evolve into Humble Pie with Peter Frampton, and the Faces fronted by Rod Stewart. Along the way their trademark songs Itchycoo Park, All or Nothing, Stay With Me and Baby I Love Your Way would influence future generations of musicians such as Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene and Blur. By way of anecdote, interview and analysis, Uli Twelker and Roland Schmitt lift the lid on the bands’ complex histories and the explosive characters involved that built one of rock music’s most enduring and successful family trees.

The Prisoner S Release And Other Stories

Author: Kyell Gold
Publisher: Kyell Gold
ISBN: 0983265232
Size: 66.67 MB
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This collection brings together the two-part short story which originally appeared in Heat #1 and Heat #2 -- "The Prisoner's Release" -- with three entirely new tales set in the world of Argaea.* "Inside the Cage" takes place at the Jackal's Staff where a young cougar seeks to escape his life of prostitution.* "The Prisoner's Release" previously appeared in Heat #1 and Heat #2 and tells the story of how Volle met Streak.* "Home Again" picks up just after "The Prisoner's Release" when Volle and Streak have returned Ferrenis and fills in some details leading up to their ill-fated return to Tephos in "Pendant of Fortune." * Finally we return to the Jackal's Staff in "For Love or Family", this time through the eyes of a patron trying to balance the way he feels against the duties of his station.

The Methodist Bobcat And Other Tales

Author: Ardath Mayhar
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434457958
Size: 75.59 MB
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Twenty-seven scintillating stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, all but two of which are published here for the first time. Robert Reginald says: "Ardath Mayhar is able to evoke eerie, otherworldy settings and creatures with just a few strokes of her subtle pen. Great stuff "

The Transcriptionist

Author: Amy Rowland
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 161620396X
Size: 30.16 MB
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“Haunting and provocative . . . Rowland’s writing is compelling and masterful.” —Delia Ephron, author of The Lion Is In Once, there were many transcriptionists at the Record, a behemoth New York City newspaper, but new technology has put most of them out of work. So now Lena, the last transcriptionist, sits alone in a room--a human conduit, silently turning reporters’ recorded stories into print--until the day she encounters a story so shocking that it shatters the reverie that has become her life. This exquisite novel, written by an author who spent more than a decade as a transcriptionist at the New York Times, asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language. It is also the story of a woman’s effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world. “The Transcriptionist is suffused with prescient insight into journalism, ethics, and alienation . . . A thought provoking, original work.” —New York Journal of Books “Rowland seems that rare thing, the naturally gifted novelist . . . [She] deftly maps a very specific kind of urban loneliness, the inner ache of the intelligent, damaged soul who prefers the company of ideas and words to that of people . . . That urge--to make words holy--is at the heart of this novel’s strange, sad beauty.” —The Washington Post “The Transcriptionist holds many pleasures . . . [and] can be read through many lenses . . . Rowland plays with the notions of truth and reliability . . . Sharp and affecting.” —The New York Times Book Review “A strange, mesmerizing novel . . . about the decline of newspapers and the subsequent loss of humanity—and yes, these are related.” —Booklist, starred review “Ambitious and fascinating . . . Disturbing and powerful.” —Library Journal “Entering the city Rowland creates, with its tightly strung dialogue and soulful, lonely citizens, is a memorable experience.” —The Boston Globe “Unforgettable. Written with such delight, compassion, and humanity it’s newsworthy.”—Alex Gilvarry, author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant

The City Is A Rising Tide

Author: Rebecca Lee
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143187775
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In New York City, Justine Laxness works as a money manager at an international nonprofit company, Aquinas. Her obsession with her boss, Peter, spurs her to embezzle funds and lend the money to James Nutter, a screenwriter and old flame who has resurfaced in Justine's life after fifteen years. But every action she takes will have unforeseen ramifications, creating a tidal wave of betrayal and destruction, from the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze to the refined vistas of Central Park. Lyrical and suspenseful by turns, The City Is a Rising Tide is an enchanting work of luminous prose and uncommon imagination.

Mother Aegypt And Other Stories

Author: Kage Baker
Publisher: Night Shade
ISBN: 9781597800570
Size: 29.14 MB
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Hugo and Nebula Award-nominee Kage Baker, creator of The Company series and the fantasy novel Anvil of the World, delivers a spectacular collection that includes stories set in both universes, as well as several stand-alone pieces that demonstrate why she is one the most talked-about writers in the sf/fantasy genre. From contemporary settings to a not-so-innocent America of the 50s and 60s, to the roaring 20s, to Victorian England and to imaginary realms beyond, Kage Baker’s fiction delivers layers of historical and social detail that become the stage on which her instantly recognizable characters perform. Her insightful portraits of humanity create an immediacy that is undeniable and compelling. While the settings and characters of Mother Aegypt will leave you breathless, it is Baker’s accessible, yet oddly whimsical style that will keep you turning pages and coming back for more. Kage Baker’s remarkable narrative talents are a gift to readers of fantastic fiction. Her stories invariably deliver a sense of wonder and magic that transcends place and time.