Keywords: satire

Heartland

Heartland


Ana Simo

ISBN: 9781632061508
Year of publication: 2018

Ana Simo HEARTLAND 1 Blue Ribbon It all began in the summer of 1976 when I won the Blue Ribbon at Elmira Countys Junior Progymnasmata with Benbassa, an inadvertently anti-Semitic fable. In the first of a long series of obfuscations about my person, I pretended to be fifteen to qualify for the contest, when I was just eleven years, seven months, three days and seventeen hours old. At the time I composed Benbassa, I didnt know any Jews, unless one counted the sweltering Rafael Cohen, which no one ...

Keywords: 9/11 novel alternate future Ana Maria Simo books about race Cuban-American authors debut novel dyke fiction dystopian fiction dystopian satire immigrant novel lesbian activist Lesbian Avengers lesbian fiction murder mystery New Racialism pulp noir novels queer fiction Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing sci-fi dystopia telenovela novels
The Break

The Break


Sean Gabb

ISBN: 9781310247996
Year of publication: 2014

Sean Gabb THE BREAK Chapter One Though it could hold a dozen oarsmen, the longboat had a draft shallow enough to get it within a few yards of the shore. Jennifer had to clutch hard to steady herself as a sudden ebbing of the waves made it scrape on the shingle. With an easy motion, Count Robert was straight over the side. For a moment, the sea came up to his waist. Then it dropped below his knees. Come on, my Little Bear he cried in Latin. He laughed and said more, but the massive roar of the ...

Keywords: byzantium catholic church disaster apocalyptic dystopian apocalyptic Horror norman conquest police state Political thriller Satire Science Fiction st margarets time slip Young Adult
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

The Dead Mountaineer's Inn


Arkady Strugatsky
Boris Strugatsky
Jeff VanderMeer

ISBN: 9781612194325
Year of publication: 2015

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky THE DEAD MOUNTAINEERS INN ONE MORE LAST RITE FOR THE DETECTIVE GENRE Reports from the Vingus region, near the city of Mur, indicate the arrival of a flying machine, from which yellow-green humanoids possessing three legs and eight eyes each have emerged. In their thirst for scandal, the bourgeois press has rushed to call these humanoids visitors from another planet FROM THE NEWSPAPERS INTRODUCTION BY JEFF VANDERMEER 1. Every man wears the face he deserves. Or put ...

Keywords: Humor Mystery Satire Thriller and Suspense
Designer Detective

Designer Detective


Marjorie Thelen

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

Designer Detective First Novel in the Fiona Marlowe Mystery Series Marjorie Thelen To my writer and reader friends everywhere, thank you. To the original Aussie girl, Bronwen Porter, who inspired me to write the book, a special thanks to the Harney Basin Writers for the wind beneath my wings and for John, always What readers are saying about Marjorie Thelens books In Designer Detective the reader is taken along on a fun and fast-paced journey filled with unexpected villains and heroes and is ...

Keywords: & & & Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Women Fiction General Humor Humor Humor Humorous Literature Mystery; Thriller Romance Satire Suspense Women's Fiction
The Work Is Innocent

The Work Is Innocent


Rafael Yglesias

ISBN: 9781453205204
Year of publication: 2010

The Work is Innocent by Rafael Yglesias For My Parents Throughout his later boyhood and into his earlier manhood the youth is always striving away from his home and the things of it. With whatever pain he suffers through the longing for them, he must deny them he must cleave to the world and the things of it that is his fate, that is the condition of all achievement and advancement for him. He will be many times contemptible, he will be mean and selfish upon occasion but he can scarcely ...

Keywords: & & book Coming of Age ebook Fiction General Humor Genre Fiction Humor Humor Humorous Literary Literary Fiction Literature Satire
Only Children

Only Children


Rafael Yglesias

ISBN: 9781453205167
Year of publication: 2010

Only Children by Rafael Yglesias For my sons, MATTHEW AND NICHOLAS Part One 1 AT LAST, she felt The pain. From out of the universe the hurt arrived: rumbled into her belly, radiated to her pelvis, crashed into her spine, and dissolved, a terrible acid, into her bones. And then it was gone. Nina rose from the bed slowly for weeks she had had to rotate herself one way, then the other, in order to gain enough momentum for rising and waddled out of the bedroom. Once in the hallway, she heard Eric ...

Keywords: Family Life Fiction Literary Satire
Hot Properties

Hot Properties


Rafael Yglesias

ISBN: 9781453205082
Year of publication: 2010

Hot Properties by Rafael Yglesias PART ONE CHAPTER 1 Fred Tatters dinner party was about to begin. Invitations had been mailed three weeks ahead of time, making it apart from his bar mitzvah and his wedding the most formally schemed event of Freds life. Indeed, because of the guest list, Fred considered this gathering symbolic of the impending culmination of his lifes ambition. Four years ago he had been a dumpy Jewish guy his own description who knew a lot about sports. Now he was a New York ...

Keywords: book ebook Fiction Literary Satire
The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess


Sophie Kinsella

ISBN: 0385338694
Year of publication: 2006

The Undomestic Goddess By Sophie Kinsella Chapter One Would you consider yourself stressed No. Im not stressed. Im busy. Plenty of people are busy. I have a high-powered job, my career is important to me, and I enjoy it. OK. So sometimes I do feel a bit tense. But Im a lawyer in the City, for Gods sake. What do you expect My handwriting is pressing so hard into the page, Ive torn the paper. Dammit. Never mind. Lets move on to the next question. On average, how many hours do you spend in the ...

Keywords: & & Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Women Fiction General Humor Humor Humor Humorous Literature Romance Romantic Comedy Satire Women's Fiction
The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England. A Tale of the Great Invasion

The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England. A Tale of the Great Invasion


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE SWOOP or How Clarence Saved England A Tale of the Great Invasion by P. G. Wodehouse 1909 PREFACE It may be thought by some that in the pages which follow I have painted in too lurid colours the horrors of a foreign invasion of England. Realism in art, it may be argued, can be carried too far. I prefer to think that the majority of my readers will acquit me of a desire to be unduly sensational. It is necessary that England should be roused to a sense of her peril, and only by setting down ...

Keywords: Boy Scouts -- Fiction England -- Fiction Humorous stories Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction Satire
The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon


Herbert George Wells

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON by H.G. Wells Chapter 1 Mr. Bedford Meets Mr. Cavor at Lympne As I sit down to write here amidst the shadows of vine-leaves under the blue sky of southern Italy, it comes to me with a certain quality of astonishment that my participation in these amazing adventures of Mr. Cavor was, after all, the outcome of the purest accident. It might have been any one. I fell into these things at a time when I thought myself removed from the slightest possibility of disturbing ...

Keywords: Satire Science Fiction Space flight to the moon -- Fiction Utopian fiction Utopias -- Fiction
The Gilded Age / A tale of today

The Gilded Age / A tale of today


Mark Twain
Charles Dudley Warner

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE GILDED AGE A Tale of Today By Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner CHAPTER I. Squire Hawkins and His Tennessee LandHe Decides to Remove to Missouri June 18. Squire Hawkins sat upon the pyramid of large blocks, called the stile, in front of his house, contemplating the morning. The locality was Obedstown, East Tennessee. You would not know that Obedstown stood on the top of a mountain, for there was nothing about the landscape to indicate itbut it did: a mountain that stretched abroad over ...

Keywords: Businessmen -- Fiction Legislators -- Fiction Political corruption -- Fiction Political fiction Satire Speculation -- Fiction Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again

Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

GOLDSMITHS FRIEND ABROAD AGAIN By Mark Twain NOTE.No experience is set down in the following letters which had to be invented. Fancy is not needed to give variety to the history of a Chinamans sojourn in America. Plain fact is amply sufficient. LETTER I SHANGHAI, 18. DEAR CHING-FOO: It is all settled, and I am to leave my oppressed and overburdened native land and cross the sea to that noble realm where all are free and all equal, and none reviled or abusedAmerica America, whose precious ...

Keywords: Imaginary letters Satire United States -- Fiction