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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
Coming of Age By Robert Lobis
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Coming of Age is a seriocomic account of the adventures of Harold Square, MD. When he retires from the practice of medicine, Square undertakes a quest for a spirituality that he hopes will bring him... More > the inner peace to cope with the aging process and his eventual mortality. What follows is a series of picaresque encounters through which he eventually comes of age in spite of himself.< Less
Jackson Speed: The Hero of El Teneria By Robert Peecher
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The first volume of the Jackson Speed Memoirs, 1830 - 1847, edited by Robert Peecher
The Heat Death of the Universe By Thane Wiry
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This novel is an episodic, first-person narrative that follows the lives of a group of over-privileged twentysomethings and explores the philosophical implications of their experiences. Its themes... More > include the significance of memory, the persistence of moral feelings in a nihilistic environment, the merits and weaknesses of a materialistic world view and the terrible beauty of hedonism. The sexuality and drug use, and the attitudes toward them, that are a regular element of the lives of the upper middle-class twentysomethings are portrayed objectively and explicitly.< Less