Pretend I M Dead

Author: Jen Beagin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150118394X
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NAMED A BEST BOOK of the YEAR by O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, REFINERY 29, and KIRKUS REVIEWS SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE A “wondrous,” (O, The Oprah Magazine) “scathingly funny” (Entertainment Weekly) debut from Whiting Award winner Jen Beagin about a cleaning lady named Mona and her quest for self-acceptance and belonging after her relationship with a loveable junkie goes awry. Jen Beagin’s funny, moving, fearless debut novel introduces an unforgettable character, Mona—almost twenty-four, emotionally adrift, and cleaning houses to get by. Handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient she calls Mr. Disgusting, who proceeds to break her heart in unimaginable ways. Seeking a kind of healing, she decamps to Taos, New Mexico, for a fresh start, where she finds a community of seekers and cast-offs, all of whom have one or two things to teach her—the pajama-wearing, blissed-out New Agers, the slightly creepy client with peculiar tastes in controlled substances, the psychic who might really be psychic. But always lurking just beneath the surface are her memories of growing up in a chaotic, destructive family from which she’s trying to disentangle herself, and the larger legacy of the past she left behind. The story of Mona’s quest for self-acceptance in this working class American world is at once hilarious and wonderfully strange, true to life and boldly human, and introduces a stunning, one-of-a-kind new voice in American fiction.

Pretend We Re Dead

Author: Annalee Newitz
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822337454
Size: 12,27 MB
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DIVAn examination of how monster narratives and horror stories serve as allegories for anxieties about captialism in American popular culture./div

Vacuum In The Dark

Author: Jen Beagin
Editor: Scribner
ISBN: 1501182153
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From the Whiting Award–winning author of Pretend I’m Dead and one of the most exhilarating new voices in fiction, a “thoroughly delightfully, surprisingly profound” (Entertainment Weekly) one-of-a-kind novel about a cleaning lady named Mona and her struggles to move forward in life. Soon to be an FX television show starring Lola Kirke. Mona is twenty-six and cleans houses for a living in Taos, New Mexico. She moved there mostly because of a bad boyfriend—a junkie named Mr. Disgusting, long story—and her efforts to restart her life since haven’t exactly gone as planned. For one thing, she’s got another bad boyfriend. This one she calls Dark, and he happens to be married to one of Mona’s clients. He also might be a little unstable. Dark and his wife aren’t the only complicated clients on Mona’s roster, either. There’s also the Hungarian artist couple who—with her addiction to painkillers and his lingering stares—reminds Mona of troubling aspects of her childhood, and some of the underlying reasons her life had to be restarted in the first place. As she tries to get over the heartache of her affair and the older pains of her youth, Mona winds up on an eccentric, moving journey of self-discovery that takes her back to her beginnings where she attempts to unlock the key to having a sense of home in the future. The only problems are Dark and her past. Neither is so easy to get rid of. Jen Beagin’s Vacuum in the Dark is an unforgettable, astonishing read, “by turns nutty and forlorn…Brash, deadpan, and achingly troubled” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Beagin is “a wonderfully funny writer who also happens to tackle serious subjects” (NPR).

Pretend We Re Dead

Author: Mark Timlin
Editor: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843446294
Size: 10,64 MB
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Sharman's getting married, and down at the nick they're taking bets on how long it's going to last. His new wife, Dawn (the ex-stripper), isn't going to settle for little woman status - she's got her eye on those mean streets - and Sharman's going to need all the help he can get. He's received a call from an American record company who have a letter from a rock star who's been dead for 20 years - and wants his royalties...

When We Pretend That We Re Dead

Author: Annalee Newitz
Editor:
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Dead Soul Mary A Novel

Author: M.J. Winn
Editor: Janday Publishing
ISBN: 0984026959
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Can Megan stop the plague of violence before it becomes unstoppable? That’s the question raised in DEAD SOUL MARY, a sophisticated, literary horror novel in the traditions of Richard Matheson, Clive Barker, and Stephen King. (From the back of the book) Megan Bauer, a spirited seventeen-year-old high school student, didn’t know souls could become sick. She didn’t know souls could die while the host lives on, unaware. But she’s going to find out. Within M.J. Winn's chilling horror novel, DEAD SOUL MARY, Megan must save good people from brutally turning against one another in unprovoked, bloodthirsty rages. But is there time? For she must first defeat her own demons before taking on the utterly terrifying one that is incubating an evil, supernatural virus. Can Megan stop the plague of violence before it becomes unstoppable?

The Dead Father

Author: Donald Barthelme
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466857307
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The Dead Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself--even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward a mysterious goal. In this extraordinary novel, marked by the imaginative use of language that influenced a generation of fiction writers, Donald Barthelme offered a glimpse into his fictional universe. As Donald Antrim writes in his introduction, "Reading The Dead Father, one has the sense that its author enjoys an almost complete artistic freedom . . . a permission to reshape, misrepresent, or even ignore the world as we find it . . . Laughing along with its author, we escape anxiety and feel alive."

Red White Dead

Author: Laura Caldwell
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408980975
Size: 11,87 MB
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A few short months before, I’d juggled three men in my life, and then suddenly there were none.

Dead Souls

Author: J. Lincoln Fenn
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110934
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"When Fiona Quinn is approached in a bar by a man who calls himself Scratch and claims he's the devil, she figures it's just some kind of post-modern ironic pickup line. But since he offers to pick up the tab, what the hell. A few drinks in, Scratch offers something much stranger--a wish in exchange for her immortal soul. Fiona has been wondering if her boyfriend is having an affair. What if she could become invisible, see what he's really up to? It can be done, but for a price--in addition to her soul, Fiona must perform a special favor for Scratch whenever the time comes. Fiona finds the whole thing so hilarious that she agrees. Bad idea."--

Romeo S Tune

Author: Mark Timlin
Editor: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843440849
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When you are an ex-cop and an ex-doper scratching a living as a private investigator in the unromantic streets of south London, you take what you can get. Even a dreary little debt collection job for some toe-rag of a used-car dealer. But when Nick Sharman collects the money due on a classic Bentley he finds himself stepping into another world. A world where a reclusive rock musician in a secluded mansion, complete with its own recording studio - and firing range - broods on the royalties stolen from him by a crooked management - and decides Sharman is just the guy to get them back. Taking the job could be the worst decision of Sharman's disaster-ridden life. And when rock'n'roll's godfathers take on the mafia, south London explodes in a maelstrom of violence. Rome's Tune is an uncompromising thriller from London's answer to Elmore Leonard.