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In the Land of the Dacks By Paul Quintanilla
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If travel is "broadening" then John Sawyer's adventures in the Land of the Dacks, an ancient third world country, are quite transformative. And he becomes a new man. This is also a novel of... More > ideas< Less
I Would Be A Genius By Paul Quintanilla
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The question this novel explores is: can daily American economic life, which colors the whole of the American experience, support a creative youth just starting out? Or is there something basically... More > antithetical about the corporate world to creative thought and activity?< Less
The Industrial Park By Paul Quintanilla
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"Hell is other people," a character in Sartre's No Exit tells us. And for the employees of the Red and Black Fire Equipment Company this is mostly true. Written as a series of interior... More > monologues (with a touch of omniscient commentary) The Industrial Park enters into the inner lives of these conflicted and conflicting souls. A tragedy? A comedy? You as the reader would have to decide.< Less
The Port of New Destiny By Paul Quintanilla
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Life is good. And Michael Howard believes he has been uniquely chosen by fate for there is a singular brightness about the world he uniquely enjoys. All he has to do is continue choosing correctly.... More > Part anti-war novel, part love story, part coming of age adventure, this novel is yet another exploration of the "American dream."< Less
Hemingway's Beard By Paul Quintanilla
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Ernest Hemingway stood out in a significant manner back in the fifties. He had a beard. And he went about flaunting his beard in an "I don't give a damn" manner. We should remember that the... More > fifties were a time of great conformity. Those who flouted society by wearing a beard could be severely punished. Today such a rigid display of personal conformity may seem odd. Few people would care about such facial hair. But that's the way it was back then. This then is a novel about the ridiculous. Through a variety of deviations we, the human race, continue to create a great deal of needless suffering for ourselves. For the same senseless strife in human affairs seems to appear over and over again.< Less
Faces at the Office By Paul Quintanilla
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Most novelists consider the daily routine of a menial job in an office to be too dull and uninteresting to merit the treatment of a full length novel. How can such an unchanging dull monotony hold... More > the reader's attention, they may ask? Though the clashes of the titans at the top have been fully explored often enough. The daily experience, though, of being at work in an office is one of the most common experiences of everyday life. And for that reason merits our attention. What's more, these basic realities should be more openly dealt with. This is a novel about the simple daily experience of being on the job. Of going to work everyday. A drama which is large enough on its own.< Less
Something Meaningful By Paul Quintanilla
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This novel attempts to examine the nature of innocence and of living fully without it. Dereck Kramer, recently released from prison, is constantly tortured by his past. And haunted by the past,... More > pursued by it, driven on by the unending furies of guilt and shame and disgrace he struggles to begin again, to find a new way. Can there be a new beginning or any true redemption for those who have irrevocably "lost their innocence?"< Less
Doors By Paul Quintanilla
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Positive and negative, negative and positive, the two competing forces within Carlton Phillips. This is a novel about how he is violently rocked by these forces. And finally surmounts them.
Faces at the Office By Paul Quintanilla
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Most novelists consider the daily routine of a menial job in an office to be too dull and uninteresting to merit the treatment of a full length novel. How can such an unchanging dull monotony hold... More > the reader's attention, they may ask? Though the clashes of the titans at the top have been fully explored often enough. The daily experience, though, of being at work in an office is one of the most common experiences of everyday life. And for that reason merits our attention. What's more, these basic realities should be more openly dealt with. This is a novel about the simple daily experience of being on the job. Of going to work everyday. A drama which is large enough on its own.< Less
Something Meaningful By Paul Quintanilla
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This novel attempts to examine the nature of innocence and of living fully without it. Dereck Kramer, recently released from prison, is constantly tortured by his past. And haunted by the past,... More > pursued by it, driven on by the unending furies of guilt and shame and disgrace he struggles to begin again, to find a new way. Can there be a new beginning or any true redemption for those who have irrevocably "lost their innocence?"< Less