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An Insupportable Light By Donna Barr
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An Insupportable Light is the original Stinz novel, featuring Donna Barr's half-horse hero back when she thought of him as having two legs instead of four. The story begins at the end of one war,... More > with the hope of peace. Then one small incident after another, building and combining like pebbles tossed down a slope, become an avalanche of misunderstandings, broken hearts, fury and revenge. It's about how wars start: nobody wants them, nobody can see them coming and nobody can stop them. “This is not so much a story about a war as it is a portrait of human folly at its most resplendent. It is as poignant and relevant today as it was when humanity first formed civilizations; as it will be so long as we exist.” -- Carlos F. Chancellor, Tales from the Cold; The Comic Art of the Northwest.< Less
Ringcat By Donna Barr
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Henning Asbach is an SS officer assigned to investigate a series of grave robberies in the backwater province called The Share. But the assignment won’t be as easy as he imagined, as the... More > close-mouthed inhabitants of the Share seem to be hiding an even more terrible secret. Ringcat is both touching and horrific, a tale of a Third Reich that never was. It is in the form of a prose novelette, spiced throughout with elegant illustrations served in portions from the original Black Manuscript story.< Less
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
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
Pithed -- Desert Peach #31 By Donna Barr
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64 full-color pages. Based on the long-running drawn-book series, The Desert Peach. "There’s nothing innocent in Pithed. It is a nihilistic nightmare, a bad LSD-trip into human failure,... More > guilt and resignation. The future, along with (the Desert Peach)Pfirisch’s descendents, is portrayed as a climax of darkness and senselessness. A place with a destroyed nature, where pure air is dealt like drugs are today and where babies are sharp-toothed monsters. Evolution’s response to centuries-long child-abuse! The Peach finds himself as a terrifying zombie in a bizarre hell. The Peach a doomed soul - who would have guessed? A self-made hell, because Pfirsich couldn’t forgive himself for having once called the Gypsies 'those people.' And yes, Hell probably is always self-made. A place of one’s own unforgiveness." -- Diana Sasse, "Tales of The Antique Whitehouse."< Less
Peach Slices By Donna Barr
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Peach Slices 2nd Edition: The Director's Cut. Filled with the Peachy Short stories, one-shots, and small press material of the original, this time with additional background information and full... More > creator screen commentary. This book also contains "Beautiful", The Desert Peach issue #25, that went out of print because it sold out so quickly. Featuring the younger Pfirsich in Transylvania during WWI, and a handsome gentleman in a castle who may or may not be whom we expect.< Less
Bosom Enemies; The Collection By Donna Barr
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Horses as people and people as horses. What began as a fun project about anatomy became an allegory about slavery and rights of beings. Beautifully drawn, and much-beloved, now it's a complete... More > collection.< Less
Transformations By Donna Barr
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The ebook review version of Transformations. (www.lulu.com/desertpeach)
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
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