Author Spotlight
Donna Barr's Lulu Store
An Insupportable Light By Donna Barr
Paperback: $17.65
Ships in 3-5 business days.
(2 Ratings)
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
Paperback: $9.16
Ships in 3-5 business days.
(2 Ratings)
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
Paperback: $12.12
Ships in 3-5 business days.
(1 Ratings)
“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
eBook (PDF): $1.24
Download immediately.
(1 Ratings)
“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
Paperback: $20.60
Ships in 3-5 business days.
(5 Ratings)
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
Paperback: $8.66
Ships in 3-5 business days.
(3 Ratings)
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
The Ambush; A Stinz series novelette By Donna Barr
Paperback: $7.42
Ships in 3-5 business days.
Stinz is the hero of the self-named drawn-book series. He's a big, black centaur stallion. Sergeant Kirschen was his drill sergeant in the army. The handsome Kirschen is a tough DI, but he's not so... More > tough around the ladies. One of my readers commissioned this story of seduction and romance. Kirschen is the stalkee, not the stalker. The one illustration shows him looking rather snappy in a nice suit.< Less
AfterDead -- Desert Peach #31, 32 and Beyond. By Donna Barr
Paperback: $10.50
Ships in 3-5 business days.
222 black-and-white pages. The Desert Peach and Stinz series continue -- but in a whole new form. 222 black-and-white pages, 64 of them in grey wash, include "Pithed," and... More > "Keeper," also available at Lulu. The Desert Fox's gay brother sees the Reich as his Afterlife -- and the black centaur is a Reichisch officer. Donna Barr has re-invented her books, once again. (333 page Color version, with extra prose pages, SOON at Amazon.com) Review: Broken Frontier< Less
AFTERDEAD 1.2 -- The Desert Peach Crosses Over By Donna Barr
Paperback: $5.95
Ships in 3-5 business days.
This book is the first 64 pages after the original AFTERDEAD. 'The Desert Peach Crosses Over,’ applies in every way that phrase can be read. The black centaur stallion Stinz has been chosen... More > for the honor of breeding for the Reich. He wants the Desert Fox's gay brother to accompany him for moral support, especially against his own wife, who is SO PROUD of him. Pope Rosen takes on the Mormon breeding-farm commandant. A roller-derby queen and company officer is invited to her brother’s prisoner wedding -- with him as the wife. The Peach brings plenty of hankies.< Less
AFTERDEAD 1.2 -- A Beautiful Death By Donna Barr
Paperback: $19.33
Ships in 3-5 business days.
This book is the first 64 pages after the original AFTERDEAD. "A Beautiful Death" tells the story of the Desert Peach in an afterlife completely unlike anything he'd expected. In the... More > AfterReich, the black centaur stallion Stinz has been chosen for the honor of breeding for the Reich. He wants the Desert Fox's gay brother to accompany him for moral support, especially against his own wife, who is SO PROUD of him. Pope Rosen takes on the Mormon breeding-farm commandant. A roller-derby queen and company officer is invited to her brother’s prisoner wedding -- with him as the wife. The Peach brings plenty of hankies. "A Beautiful Death" is the full-color version of the black and white version, originally published as "The Desert Peach Crosses Over." That version is out of print.< Less