"In this powerful novel, a doctor named Paris follows a nurse to a country on the brink of civil war. When a confrontation does break out, they are swept up by rebel forces and separated ..."--P.  of cover.
While most of the action takes place in Sydney, Australia, and Toronto, this whirlwind tour of long-separated twins also lands in Hawaii, London, Scotland, Madrid, and Mallorca. The twins - Curt, an Australian jazz musician, and William, a Canadian visual artist - were driven in different directions at the age of four when their drug-addict father separated from their mother. She soon found she could not feed the children and had to give them up....
Boundaries between private sectors and public realms are questioned in this medley of contemporary poems from an established Canadian voice. Themes of medicine, the military, science, public relations, social justice, media, business, and the environmental movement are examined, illustrating the unintended effects of transparency versus obligation. Exploring the happy accidents that can occur when irreconcilable spheres of influence collide, Jonathan...
In these powerful stories the "verandah people" are Jonathan Bennett's own compatriots: Australians for whom the ever-present verandah is both stage and shelter, a retreat from hostile bushland or city street and a seductive barrier to participation in the wider world.
Bennetts artistry lies in his ability to create poems that shatter complacency with bricks of loaded language. Quill & Quire on Civil and Civic How are you doing, happinesswise? This is the unifying thread, the casual-sounding but slant and penetrating question posed by these poems as they interrogate what we tell ourselves about happiness, about its opposite, and about ourselves in the process. Happinesswise is both cacophony and chorus: it's the...
6) MOME Vol. 8
Mome volume 8
Hightlights of the eighth volumes include: the concluding chapters of Lewis Trondheim's "At Loose Ends," an autobiographical diary comic that portrays the acclaimed French cartoonist at a crossroads in his life and work; the Momedebuts of Eleanor Davis, Tom Kaczynski and T. Edward Bak; contributions from Mome regulars such as 2006 Eisner Award Most Promising Newcomer nominees Jonathan Bennett and R.Kikuo Johnson, as well as Tim Hensley, David Heatley,...
Luce is a reluctant dog walker this Christmas, but as she makes friends at the local dog park, including Dean, a handsome dog walker, she must take sides when her boss announces plans to bulldoze the park in the new year to build a spa.
The highest peak in the eastern United States, Mount Mitchell towers 6,684 feet over its home in Yancey County, North Carolina. It has borne silent witness to great scientific and personal achievements, tragic loss of life, heated debates, and a host of controversies both great and small. Once considered forbidding and remote, it claimed the life of its namesake, Elisha Mitchell, when he fell to his death in an attempt to firmly establish the mountain's...
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Based on one of Hollywood's most chilling murder cases, this spellbinding thriller follows 26-year old actress Sharon Tate, a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. Plagued by terrifying premonitions, Sharon sees her worst nightmares come to life with the appearance of Charles Manson and his deadly cult.
"After learning their company has been illicitly spying, collecting and selling data on them, three millennial friends band together to fight back against a lecherous boss and the company's maniacal, Tarzan-obsessed CEO"--from www.imdb.com.
For all of the achievements of the womens movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this important new documentary, Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State University-Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very...
12) Mome Vol. 4
Mome volume 4
The fourth volume of Mome includes the following: R. Kikuo Johnson (Night Fisher) contributes a series of comic strips created for a gallery show in New York City that could be mistaken for a forgotten classic from the Sunday Funnies circa 1935; John Pham's "221 Sycamore Street," an ongoing graphic novel about three very strange people who board in a two-story house, presented in a unique three-color process; Paul Hornschemeier's "Life with Mr. Dangerous,"...
13) Mome Vol. 3
Mome volume 3
This third issue of MOME will include the following: John Pham's "221 Sycamore Street," presented in a unique three-color process and design that recalls the classic strip Gasoline Alley; Paul Hornschemeier's "Life with Mr. Dangerous," a full-color narrative about a young woman who struggles to define a life outside of the example her mother provides, spending far too much time watching a cartoon called "Mr. Dangerous"; and David Heatley (Deadpan,...
14) MOME Vol. 6
This acclaimed, reasonably priced, quarterly anthology runs approximately 120 pages per volume and spotlights a regular cast of a dozen of today's most exciting cartoonists. Mome is quickly earning a reputation as the premiere literary anthology in comics. Think of something like The Believer or Granta-especially in regard to iconic design, format, and content-but with comics. Featuring new comics by Andrice Arp, Gabrielle Bell, Jonathan Bennett,...
26-year-old pregnant Hollywood actress Sharon Tate becomes plagued by visions of her imminent death at the hands of the Manson Family.
16) MOME Vol. 1
Mome volume 1
Every "period" in modern comics history has had its anthology that tapped into the zeitgeist and foreshadowed a new "generation" of cartoonists (Zap in the '60s; Arcade in the '70s; RAW and Weirdo in the '80s, etc.). For the new millennium, there is MOME. This accessible, reasonably priced quarterly book will run approximately 136 pages per volume and spotlight a regular cast of a dozen of today's most exciting cartoonists. Designed by acclaimed designer...
17) Mining For Ruby
Jack, a widower struggling with depression, meets Ruby, a beautiful environmental engineering grad student, who is embroiled in a poisonous waste controversy. Together they find the courage to help each other and find love.
18) Do Over
Over a boozy reunion three guys insist to their lifelong female friend how great they performed the night they lost their virginity. Knowing better, she challenges them to hunt down their "firsts" and beg for a re-booty call to finally make it right.
19) Christmas Crush
When a woman learns of her high school reunion a week before Christmas, she's ecstatic to finally have her chance to win the one "that got away" back.
After a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept ditzy Hannah (Kaley Cuoco of TV's The Big Bang Theory) into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. While her career takes off, her eccentric and envious colleagues struggle to find their own way. A lonely pizza boy (Chris Klein of American Pie) tries to deal with his growing crush on Hannah. An optometrist (Dylan Walsh of TV's Nip/Tuck) stalks a literary agent (Jonathan...