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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 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
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
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
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 Sunward Road By Daniel Peterson
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Eskander's woman betrays him. His king banishes him. His best friend is murdered. Now Eskander lives for revenge. He will make an army and dispense justice, even if thousands die. But what will he... More > live for when revenge is impossible? And what will he do when he becomes a target of revenge? Eskander struggles across a world, following the road sunward, driven by forces he strives to understand, and finally discovers his incredible, real purpose.< Less
The Sunward Road By Daniel Peterson
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Eskander's woman betrays him. His king banishes him. His best friend is murdered. Now Eskander lives for revenge. He will make an army and dispense justice, even if thousands die. But what will... More > he live for when revenge is impossible? And what will he do when he becomes a target of revenge? Eskander struggles across a world, following the road sunward, driven by forces he strives to understand, and finally discovers his incredible, real purpose.< Less
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
Use K. By Jon Irons
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Mistaken for a Thomas Wilkins, PhD., one Bostonian attracts the attention of the Milledge Foundation, a cult that believes the key to immorality lies somewhere in the structures of language. He... More > resists their indoctrination, but falls in love with Anna Green, the group's spiritual leader. Anna dares to question what she teaches. Cast out as a heretic, she flees the Foundation in disgust. Wilkins trails her through Nantes, Québec, and New York, where he encounters others - worshipers of the International Phonetic Alphabet, splinter cells of the Académie Française, savages from Iceland. If he weren't busy chasing his perfect woman, he might have time to question what is real. Anna certainly does. By the time Wilkins catches up to his idol, he notices startling changes in her behavior. She even speaks with books.< Less