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Permanent Party By Donna Barr
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“Permanent Party is – what? A Vietnam-era W.A.C.’s Catch-22? A roman-à-clef? A murder mystery? A poetic memoir? Barr’s ear for dialogue is flawless, her... More > descriptions of human physiognomy hilarious. The dramatic rhythm is sporadic and punctuated, deliberately defying the breathless crescendi of fiction with the unresolved panics and careless lulls of real life in a gigantic bureaucracy. Small, throwaway bits of telling detail -- peeling paint chips, a dog’s sneeze on being patted, the smell of chicken frying -- give the entire book a sensuous texture. The characters in this woman’s Army are so steeped in weirdness they wouldn’t have been out of place in my college dorm (and we were the campus hippies).” -- E.J. Barnes, Tales Of The Ling Master< Less
Bread and Swans By Donna Barr
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"Bread and Swans" follows the life of Pfirsich Rommel, leading man of the long-running drawn-book series "The Desert Peach." From their first childhood spats Pfirsich acts as the... More > conscience and alter-ego of his famous historical brother, the Desert Fox, blending plain fact with pure imagination. We need bread, but there should be swans. Never forgetting that bread nourishes - and our swans can drown us.***"This is a fun and fascinating fiction that puts the 'story' in history, and makes 'history' all too recognizable for today's reader. Donna has a gift of exploring why people do the things they do... and why they are doomed to repeat history." -- Roberta Gregory, "Naughty Bits."< Less
Transformations By Donna Barr
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A little-known fantasy genre is "TF," for "Transformation," about men turning into horses and donkeys against their wills; that's the central theme of this book, a collection of... More > stories and one short novel, originally written for one customer. The book does need editing/proofing; it's loaded more to store it and make it available for now. Reviewers have asked why certain stories were not followed up, but that's for the next customer who wants to buy the author's time. It's rather Victorian - thick and chewy - but if you like that sort of thing, it could be your cup of poison.< Less
Angels and Vampires By Donna Barr
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22 wondrous color watercolor and gouache paintings, by the author of the classic drawn-book series "The Desert Peach" and "Stinz." Are these beautiful winged women spirits of... More > light, or the Undead in flight? The author leaves that up to the reader. Your vampire may be someone else's angel. Each painting is done in a different style, including science-fiction and fantasy illustration, religious icons and folk or vision paintings.< Less
The Grandmother's Hive By Donna Barr
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An old house is the source of fear and suspicion for the neighborhood children; one small boy discovers his fears were standing between him and the funnest family he's ever met. Beautiful... More > illustrations and ornate poetry will delight both children and adults.< Less
Bread and Swans By Donna Barr
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"Bread and Swans" follows the life of Pfirsich Rommel, leading man of the long-running drawn-book series "The Desert Peach." From their first childhood spats Pfirsich acts as the... More > conscience and alter-ego of his famous historical brother, the Desert Fox, blending plain fact with pure imagination. We need bread, but there should be swans. Never forgetting that bread nourishes - and our swans can drown us.***"This is a fun and fascinating fiction that puts the 'story' in history, and makes 'history' all too recognizable for today's reader. Donna has a gift of exploring why people do the things they do... and why they are doomed to repeat history." -- Roberta Gregory, "Naughty Bits."< Less
The Ambush; A Stinz series novelette By Donna Barr
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Stinz is the hero of the self-named drawn-book series. He's a big, black centaur stallion. Sergeant Kirschen was his drill sergeant in the army. The handsome Kirschen is a tough DI, but he's not so... More > tough around the ladies. One of my readers commissioned this story of seduction and romance. Kirschen is the stalkee, not the stalker. The one illustration shows him looking rather snappy in a nice suit.< Less
A Little Death By Donna Barr
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A Little Death is directly influenced by "The Virgin Project" by Kevin Bose and Stasia Kato. That ground-breaking work dealt with something that happens at the beginning of almost... More > everyone's life: the end of virginity, the beginning of sexual adulthood. "A Little Death" addresses the other end of life, one we will all have to face, some sooner than later. It looks at how we think we might die, how we would rather die, or even how we dread we'll die. And every single page is brilliant full-color. Death with style.< Less
AFTERDEAD 1.2 -- A Beautiful Death By Donna Barr
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This book is the first 64 pages after the original AFTERDEAD. "A Beautiful Death" tells the story of the Desert Peach in an afterlife completely unlike anything he'd expected. In the... More > AfterReich, the black centaur stallion Stinz has been chosen 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. "A Beautiful Death" is the full-color version of the black and white version, originally published as "The Desert Peach Crosses Over." That version is out of print.< Less
AFTERDEAD 1.3 -- Hunters and Hunted By Donna Barr
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The lives and afterlives of the Desert Peach and Stinz continue. At a roller derby tournament – Rosen is a huge fan -- the Peach meets an old friend from the Quick Times. A questionable... More > treasure brings back memories of an old war. The Peach loses his lunch – and his head – at After Reichisch entertainment. In rich and lively full color.< Less