Download Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online full books anytime and anywhere. Click GET BOOK button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Houses Burning and Other Ruins by William R. Soldan

Title Houses Burning and Other Ruins
Author William R. Soldan
Publisher Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books
Release 2021-05-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 216
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Desperation. Violence. Broken homes and broken hearts. Fathers, junkies, and thieves. In this gritty new collection, one bad choice begets another, and redemption is a twisted mirage. An ex-addict takes a detour with his young son and comes face-to-face with an old drug dealer and an unsettled debt. A down-on-his-luck gambler visits his estranged sister while figuring out his next play. An Iraq War vet fights a personal battle to reconcile life as a civilian. Three boyhood friends stumble upon a dark secret in a rural dump. These and the other troubled characters that inhabit the streets and alleys of these stories continually find themselves at the mercy of a cold, indifferent world as they hurtle downward and grapple for hard-won second chances in a life that seldom grants them. Praise for HOUSES BURNING AND OTHER RUINS “In Houses Burning and Other Ruins, William R. Soldan spins epic tragedies on a domestic scale. His characters struggle to survive their own poor choices in a world of limited opportunities. This makes their glaring flaws both familiar and heartbreakingly real. Inside these stories are your friends, co-workers, cousins, and neighbors hiding the shame of addiction, abuse, and extreme desperation behind an ordinary weekday mask. And it’s done so effortlessly, the urgency of the words connects with the reader immediately. Soldan is a unique, gritty literary voice in noir fiction.” —J.D. Graves, EconoClash Review “The pages bound together in Soldan’s Houses Burning and Other Ruins are jaw-dropping. Rendered in unflinching prose, these are haunting stories in which we witness the scandalous undoings of unusually deep, conflicted people that, on any given day, most would bustle right past. Soldan is the kind of writer we need right now.” —Robert Vaughan, author of Funhouse, Editor-in-Chief, Bending Genres “My gawd, these characters, these lives-on-fire characters—Soldan’s Houses Burning and Other Ruins is a stunning collection full of hardscrabble folk, written with such honesty and care that one can’t help but be reminded of the late Larry Brown.” —Adam Van Winkle, author of While They Were in the Field and Hardway Juice, Editor-in-Chief, Cowboy Jamboree “If you like your fiction atmospheric, bleak, and visceral, then Houses Burning and Other Ruins is obligatory reading. It’s a treasure trove of noir gems, which will stay with you, seared into your brain, long after you’ve turned the last page. In the manner of a great artist, Soldan’s tight and spartan prose paints a human landscape denuded of hope, but crawling with humanity, or what’s left of it—souls at rock bottom and spiraling even further down as they seek escape. Soldan delves below the façades, lays bare the trauma and disconnection that is the reality for too many and invites us into the ruinous playground of those evil twins, desolation and desperation. This is the dark side of the American Dream. Read it: you won’t forget it.” —A.B.Patterson, author of the PI Harry Kenmare novels and short stories.

Burning the Big House by Terence Dooley

Title Burning the Big House
Author Terence Dooley
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2022-03-08
Category
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0300260741
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The gripping story of the tumultuous destruction of the Irish country house, spanning the revolutionary years of 1912 to 1923 During the Irish Revolution nearly three hundred country houses were burned to the ground. These "Big Houses" were powerful symbols of conquest, plantation, and colonial oppression, and were caught up in the struggle for independence and the conflict between the aristocracy and those demanding access to more land. Stripped of their most important artifacts, most of the houses were never rebuilt and ruins such as Summerhill stood like ghostly figures for generations to come. Terence Dooley offers a unique perspective on the Irish Revolution, exploring the struggles over land, the impact of the Great War, and why the country mansions of the landed class became such a symbolic target for republicans throughout period. Dooley details the shockingly sudden acts of occupation and destruction--including soldiers using a Rembrandt as a dart board--and evokes the exhilaration felt by the revolutionaries at seizing these grand houses and visibly overturning the established order.

Title Breakfast in the Ruins and Other Stories
Author Michael Moorcock
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2021-02-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 057511567X
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The third and final part of Gollancz's definitive collection of Moorcock's short fiction, this selection features some of his finest work. From 'The Time Dweller' to 'Breakfast in the Ruins', the stories here are incredibly varied in their style, execution and subject matter. The stories included in this collection are: Breakfast in the Ruins The Time Dweller Escape from Evening A Dead Singer London Flesh Behold the Man

The Annals of Kansas by Daniel Webster Wilder

Title The Annals of Kansas
Author Daniel Webster Wilder
Publisher
Release 1875
Category Kansas
Total Pages 691
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The American Cyclopaedia by George Ripley

Title The American Cyclopaedia
Author George Ripley
Publisher New York : D. Appleton
Release 1883
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Two Summers Work in Pueblo Ruins by Jesse Walter Fewkes

Title Two Summers Work in Pueblo Ruins
Author Jesse Walter Fewkes
Publisher
Release 1904
Category Arizona
Total Pages 195
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title THE AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA
Author
Publisher
Release 1873
Category
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title Wat Tyler Or The Rebellion of 1381
Author Pierce Egan
Publisher
Release 1847
Category
Total Pages 874
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title House documents
Author
Publisher
Release 1893
Category
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary: