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Pleasure Island - A Corporate Picaresque By Pete Byrne
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“Pleasure Island” is a novel based on a nearly 35-year working life in the madness, absurdity and surprisingly rewarding bureaucratic world of a late 20th Century American corporation.... More > Our Hero, of sorts, is an utterly inauspicious candidate for management. After 14-years as an hourly worker on rotating shift-work, he makes his first move of many, discovering quickly that he’s not the only faker with a glass-walled office. Caught between the unrealistic demands from above and the almost unmovable inertia of many of his legacy employees, he survives and even prospers, despite himself.< Less
Tobias Smollett and the Heroics of the Picaresque Anti-hero By Daniel Deleanu
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A philosophical approach to the picaresque novels and plays of the writer whom Dickens held at higher esteem than any other author.
Pier Paolo Pasolini and His Poetic Cinema of Picaresque Exaltation and Condemnation By Daniel Deleanu
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A philosophical incursion into the cinema of one of the greatest film-makers of all time.
The Pilgrim of Castile By Lope de Vega
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Lope de Vega wrote only a handful of prose works, of which The Pilgrim of Castile is one. Sometimes referred to as picaresque, it is a Byzantine romance or adventure novel, full of twists and turns... More > and containing what George Borrow referred to as “decidedly the best ghost story in the world.”< Less
Oil Brat By Jonathan Bennett
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Oil Brat is a coming-of-age story you probably won’t want your kids to read. Join Dylan, wannabe James Bond style lover, in his raunchy romp through childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood... More > – as he learns to survive, he sometimes gets the girl, but usually she comes with a lot more than he bargained for! An irreverent look at growing up in the dysfunctional world of international oil camps. A picaresque novel about alienation, set in an age when parents allowed kids the freedom to make their own mistakes...and Dylan Douglas is hard-wired for trouble! Oil Brat is also the story of the females that combine to make the boy a man. Dylan’s loves – Genevieve, Bridget, Gabriela, Poppy, Megan...and others – each play a special role in transforming a confused three-year-old into a more arrogant, but just as confused twenty-something.< Less
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Oil Brat By Jonathan Bennett
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Oil Brat is a coming-of-age story you probably won’t want your kids to read. Join Dylan, wannabe James Bond style lover, in his raunchy romp through childhood, adolescence, and early... More > adulthood – as he learns to survive, he sometimes gets the girl, but usually she comes with a lot more than he bargained for! An irreverent look at growing up in the dysfunctional world of international oil camps. A picaresque novel about alienation, set in an age when parents allowed kids the freedom to make their own mistakes...and Dylan Douglas is hard-wired for trouble! Oil Brat is also the story of the females that combine to make the boy a man. Dylan’s loves – Genevieve, Bridget, Gabriela, Poppy, Megan...and others – each play a special role in transforming a confused three-year-old into a more arrogant, but just as confused twenty-something.< Less
A State of Separation By Max Crawford
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Connor and his best friend Andrzej enjoy a night of forbidden romance before leaving for college. Once on campus, their lives follow separate paths. One takes halting steps toward coming out, one... More > tries to pursue a straight life. Connor finds new friends and a professor who serves as his secret mentor and benefactor. But there is a price to pay for Connor's new life. Drugs and sex tempt both Connor and Andrzej, then they are threatened by danger. Their paths cross again with another chance for love in this coming of age novel.< Less
A State of Separation By Max Crawford
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Connor and his best friend Andrzej enjoy a night of forbidden romance before leaving for college. Once on campus, their lives follow separate paths. One takes halting steps toward coming out, one... More > tries to pursue a straight life. Connor finds new friends and a professor who serves as his secret mentor and benefactor. But there is a price to pay for Connor's new life. Drugs and sex tempt both Connor and Andrzej, then they are threatened by danger. Their paths cross again with another chance for love in this coming of age novel.< Less
SUCKADOO By TONY WESTON
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Part TWO of the LORCAN'S HANDS Trilogy... a fourteen year old boy has become the Champion of an unloveable Princess. She wants to wed him as much as he wants to escape her attentions. Largely... More > character based and funny, if sometimes grim.< Less

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