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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
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
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
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
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
Transformations By Donna Barr
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A little-known fantasy genre is "TF," for "Transformation," about men turning into horses and donkeys against their wills; that's the central theme of this book, a collection of... More > stories and one short novel, originally written for one customer. The book does need editing/proofing; it's loaded more to store it and make it available for now. Reviewers have asked why certain stories were not followed up, but that's for the next customer who wants to buy the author's time. It's rather Victorian - thick and chewy - but if you like that sort of thing, it could be your cup of poison.< Less
Angels and Vampires By Donna Barr
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22 wondrous color watercolor and gouache paintings, by the author of the classic drawn-book series "The Desert Peach" and "Stinz." Are these beautiful winged women spirits of... More > light, or the Undead in flight? The author leaves that up to the reader. Your vampire may be someone else's angel. Each painting is done in a different style, including science-fiction and fantasy illustration, religious icons and folk or vision paintings.< Less
The Grandmother's Hive By Donna Barr
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An old house is the source of fear and suspicion for the neighborhood children; one small boy discovers his fears were standing between him and the funnest family he's ever met. Beautiful... More > illustrations and ornate poetry will delight both children and adults.< Less