An Insupportable Light is the original Stinz novel, featuring Donna Barr's half-horse hero back when she thought of him as having two legs instead of four.
The story begins at the end of one war,... More > with the hope of peace. Then one small incident after another, building and combining like pebbles tossed down a slope, become an avalanche of misunderstandings, broken hearts, fury and revenge.
It's about how wars start: nobody wants them, nobody can see them coming and nobody can stop them.
“This is not so much a story about a war as it is a portrait of human folly at its most resplendent. It is as poignant and relevant today as it was when humanity first formed civilizations; as it will be so long as we exist.”
-- Carlos F. Chancellor, Tales from the Cold; The Comic Art of the Northwest.< Less
222 black-and-white pages. The Desert Peach and Stinz series continue -- but in a whole new form. 222 black-and-white pages, 64 of them in grey wash, include "Pithed," and... More > "Keeper," also available at Lulu. The Desert Fox's gay brother sees the Reich as his Afterlife -- and the black centaur is a Reichisch officer. Donna Barr has re-invented her books, once again.
(333 page Color version, with extra prose pages, SOON at Amazon.com)
Review: Broken Frontier< Less
This book is the first 64 pages after the original AFTERDEAD. 'The Desert Peach Crosses Over,’ applies in every way that phrase can be read. The black centaur stallion Stinz has been chosen... More > for the honor of breeding for the Reich. He wants the Desert Fox's gay brother to accompany him for moral support, especially against his own wife, who is SO PROUD of him. Pope Rosen takes on the Mormon breeding-farm commandant. A roller-derby queen and company officer is invited to her brother’s prisoner wedding -- with him as the wife. The Peach brings plenty of hankies.< Less