Curse of The Blue Vagina and Other Stories

Author: Jonisha Rios
Publisher: Cafe Con Leche Books
ISBN: 9781633930148
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the writer of the motion picture A Wonderful Christmas: Feliz Navidad comes a hilarious compilation of stories about modern day Latina women sure to tickle your funny bone and put a smile on your face.

Cherubimbo and Other Stories

Author: Gabriel S. de Anda
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462847331
Format: PDF, Docs
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Few writers can create worlds so rich and fully-realized the reader immediately feels at home, even when the concepts have not yet been fully laid out. Fewer still can do so with language so rich and lyrical it is a joy to read, with details so rooted in the human experience that one cannot help but be absorbed into the story. Gabriel de Anda is such a writer. Whether delineating the struggles of a law firm dealing with the demands of an ex-partner --- about as ex as one can get --- or the dichotomy of rich and poor spreading out among the galaxies or even musing on the irrelevance of a classic icon which somehow makes it seem more relevant than ever de Anda nails it. Readers, you are in for a treat.

Stalin s Teardrops And Other Stories

Author: Ian Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575114800
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ian Watson is one of the most prolific short story writers in contemporary science fiction, with a range and invention that others might envy. In this collection we move from a ghostly occurrence in Catalonia to a memorably hallucinatory and atmospheric tale of eggs and ectoplasm in pre-glasnost Russia. The Times said of Watson that his 'stories are springloaded with effect, compressed with a drama that, in others, might take a novel to eke out', a judgement confirmed by he dozen stories collected here.

The Secret of Jimmy X

Author: Jason Fury
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 146970546X
Format: PDF, ePub
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At last, a collection of brand new gay tales from the master story teller himself, Jason Fury. Terrifying, bizarre and eerie, all with a touch of tingling gay eroticism. What is the sinister secret of Jimmy X? Who is the serial killer of gay men in the ancient city of Wintersville? Why do the townspeople fear an underground disco where dozens of gay men were burned alive? A lone traveler comes across a group of handsome jocks playing football but he discovers something unwordly about their game. Three hustlers agree to appear in a porno film but find out the filmmaker wants it to become a real life slasher epic. A suicidal man moves into a mountain chalet, only to learn he has some terrifying roommates. These are only a few of the unforgettable characters in these extraordinary stories of the weird, the haunted and the doomed. A fitting companion to Fury's best-selling Eric's Body and smash-hit, His Eyes Were Dark, He Licked His Lips.

Once Upon a Blue Dot

Author: Cesar Fernando Lumba
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504959116
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What was it like for the former American colony, the islands of the Philippines, waking up one day in September 1972 and all the democratic institutions had ceased functioning, replaced by a military dictatorship? What was it like for the men and women, especially the women, who had the misfortune of being on the dictator Marcoss vaunted list of enemies and subversives? And what was it like when the Marcos dictatorship finally crumbled, laid waste by a housewife who had acted as a giant killer seeking to break the shackles that had bound the Filipino people hand and foot and in the process finding restitution for the murder of her husband? And how sweet was the sweet bird of revenge (to borrow from playwright Tennessee Williams) when a posse was formed to hunt down the soldiers responsible for the torture and rape of the captured enemies of the state? This is an epic story of the struggle between good and evil. It is also the story of two friends: Gus Liloan and Vic Lucero. Liloan, a man stranded in a foreign land, unable to return to his country, where a police state awaited him, should have gotten his wish as circumstances changed, but he could not find the will to abandon America, partly because he realized that he had already found a new home. But his dream of going home would not die. It had been merely shelved in a remote corner of his soul. Vic Lucero, one of the soldiers charged with the interrogation and torture of political prisoners during the Marcos dictatorship, went into hiding and incognito ownership of a piggery after the dictatorship unraveled.

The Mummy s Curse

Author: Jasmine Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134297963
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The most penetrating study of the curse ever conducted, The Mummy's Curse uncovers forgotten nineteenth-century fiction and poetry, revolutionizes the study of mummy horror films, and reveals the prejudices embedded in children’s toys. Examining original surveys and field observations of museum visitors demonstrate that media stereotypes - to which museums inadvertently contribute - promote vilification of mummies, which can invalidate demands for their removal from display. Jasmine Day shows that the curse's structure and meaning has changed over time, as public attitudes toward archaeology and the Middle East were transformed by events such as the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The riddle of the 'curse of the pharaohs' is finally solved via a radical anthropological treatment of the legend as a cultural concept rather than a physical phenomenon. A must for anyone interested in this ancient and mystifying legend.

Evil Sisters

Author: Bram Dijkstra
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780394569451
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explores the historical perception of woman as the seductress whose influence undermines the power of the white male