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The Epic of Gilgamesh By Shin-eqi-unninni
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The story centers on a friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they... More > journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death. The second half of the epic focuses on Gilgamesh's distress at Enkidu's death, and his quest for immortality. In order to learn the secret of eternal life, Gilgamesh undertakes a long and perilous journey. He learns that "The life that you are seeking you will never find. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping."< Less
Emily's Stitches: The Confessions of Thomas Calloway and Other Stories By Leverett Butts
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Emily's Stitches: The Confessions of Thomas Calloway is a collection of interrelated short stories about a teenaged boy growing up in rural Georgia and faced with the challenges of approaching... More > adulthood. When he stumbles across a young homeless girl, he must decide how best to protect her from the world despite the fact that he barely understands the world himself. Also included in this collection are five other short stories and three poems including "Requiem," an authorized sequel of sorts to Scott Thompson's novel Young Men Shall See. Other notable selections include "Negative Space," which tells the story of a recently divorced photographer who finds himself sharing Thanksgiving dinner with his ex-wife's family; "Gods for Sale, Cheap," a humorous examination of the commercialization of American religion; and "Misdirection," the story of two down-on-their-luck hitmen and their quest for identity.< Less
Emily's Stitches: The Confessions of Thomas Calloway and Other Stories By Leverett Butts
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Emily's Stitches: The Confessions of Thomas Calloway is a collection of interrelated short stories about a teenaged boy growing up in rural Georgia and faced with the challenges of approaching... More > adulthood. When he stumbles across a young homeless girl, he must decide how best to protect her from the world despite the fact that he barely understands the world himself. Also included in this collection are five other short stories and three poems including "Requiem," an authorized sequel of sorts to Scott Thompson's novel Young Men Shall See. Other notable selections include "Negative Space," which tells the story of a recently divorced photographer who finds himself sharing Thanksgiving dinner with his ex-wife's family; "Gods for Sale, Cheap," a humorous examination of the commercialization of American religion; and "Misdirection," the story of two down-on-their-luck hitmen and their quest for identity.< Less