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The Lost Coast D.A. By James Tressler
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Based on actual events, "The D.A." is a political drama set in California's Lost Coast. At the center of the story is Paul De Santos, the Lost Coast's newly elected district attorney.... More > Dismissed by critics as "dumb," a "Southern California surfer," De Santos sends shock waves through the community when he introduces his bold new agenda. At the top of his list is WestPAC Corp., the Lost Coast's oldest and largest timber company. When De Santos files a controversial lawsuit against WestPAC, the company fires back by pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into an effort to recall him from office. What follows is an epic community struggle that raises questions about the integrity of the district attorney's office, the role of money in politics, and corporate responsibility to both citizens and the environment. "The Lost Coast D.A." captures community struggle over the heart and soul of the Lost Coast, California's traditional 'have-not' community, where people truly believe that not all who wander are lost.< Less
The Lost Coast D.A. (digital edition) By James Tressler
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Based on actual events, "The D.A." is a political drama set in California's Lost Coast. At the center of the story is Paul De Santos, the Lost Coast's newly elected district attorney.... More > Dismissed by critics as "dumb," a "Southern California surfer," De Santos sends shock waves through the community when he introduces his bold new agenda. At the top of his list is WestPAC Corp., the Lost Coast's oldest and largest timber company. When De Santos files a controversial lawsuit against WestPAC, the company fires back by pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into an effort to recall him from office. What follows is an epic community struggle that raises questions about the integrity of the district attorney's office, the role of money in politics, and corporate responsibility to both citizens and the environment. "The Lost Coast D.A." captures community struggle over the heart and soul of the Lost Coast, California's traditional 'have-not' community, where people truly believe that not all who wander are lost.< Less
Lost Coast Stories By James Tressler
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California's Lost Coast is, as one can imagine, one of the world's hidden treasures. With its isolated beaches, redwood forests and crashing seas, it is a place that is home to dreamers and... More > eccentrics, to people like Sterling Marshall, the self-proclaimed Human Billboard. Or Jester P. Guffenwald, the 57-year-old "professional student" who sets out to single-handedly revolutionize the story of his life in film. THE LOST COAST STORIES is filled with loveable lunatics and crazy saints, a collection of people based on Tressler's years there. Also included here are two stories set in Prague, THE MAN CALLED PAQUITO MONTANA and ON PETRIN. These stories are included because they are similar in tone to the rest of the collection, and deal with similar themes of identity and illusion, and were written around the same time as the others.< Less
Letters from Istanbul, Vol. 1 By James Tressler
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"Letters from Istanbul, Vol 1" is a series a stories that chronicle a year in Istanbul, one of the world's most fascinating and trendy cities. From the city's burgeoning construction and... More > export sectors, to desperate housewives learning English, to political unrest in Taksim Square, these stories capture 21st Century Istanbul, a city that is constantly struggling to come to terms with its proud, imperial past and uncertain future.< Less
The Trumpet Fisherman and other Istanbul Sketches By James Tressler
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“Istanbul is a network of villages woven, one might even say, thrown together, rather than a single vast city. It is a city that defies perspective, for it is constantly shifting. It is an... More > intricate mosaic, the individual pieces of the mosaic giving meaning and substance to the whole.” In his newest collection of stories, “THE TRUMPET FISHERMAN AND OTHER ISTANBUL SKETCHES,” James Tressler presents an eclectic, vivid series of snapshots of contemporary Istanbul, one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities. “The Trumpet Fisherman” tells a unique story of the old man Galip, a local eccentric who attempts to raise the fish from the sea with the sound of his trumpet. In the other stories, we follow the narrator, as well as his alter-ego, the American yabancı, through the city’s elaborate streets and neighbourhoods, meeting people from all walks of life.< Less
Prague Days and Nights By James Tressler
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PRAGUE DAYS AND NIGHTS, James Tressler's new novel on his time in Europe's lovely Central European capital in the first years of the new millennium, is a funny, poignant valentine to the city he... More > loves. Presented as a series of sketches, yet maintaining the cohesion of a novel, Prague Days and Nights follows his days as an English teacher and nights in the city's notorious red-light district, as well as his attempts to find love and fulfillment in the Golden City. PRAGUE DAYS AND NIGHTS is a portable treasure, brilliantly reminiscent of Hemingway's A MOVEABLE FEAST in its ability to capture a sense of time and place. James Tressler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Europe in 2005 and spent several years in Prague working as teacher and freelance journalist. His work has appeared in The Czech Business Weekly, Provokator Magazine and The Prague Post. He is currently living in Istanbul.< Less
Conversations in Prague By James Tressler
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With its easygoing pub culture, job opportunities and hauntingly lyrical beauty, Prague is the truly a Golden City. It is a place that attracts people from all over, aspiring artists and writers from... More > the West, as well as opportunity-hungry workers from the East. Many are called, but few are chosen. CONVERSATIONS IN PRAGUE is a story of the unlikely friendships between the narrator, an American expat, and Islam, an immigrant from Bangldesh, both of whom are struggling to remain afloat in the city. "Every day must fight," Islam says. "Without fight everything is finished." Along with their stories, CONVERSATIONS IN PRAGUE offers a vivid snapshot of contemporary Prague, an historic city confronted by growing immigration and a looming global economic crisis, and a memorable cast of characters whose humanity shines above adversity.< Less