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  • Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush | Mark Frutkin

    Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated By Anthony Haden Salerno
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    In geology an erratic is a "boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source, as by a glacier." In award-winning novelist Mark Frutkin's case, his movement from his native Cleveland. Ohio, was instigated by his wish to protest and resist the U.S. military draft during the Vietnam War, and his destination was Canada. An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 American Vietnam War draft resisters sought sanctuary in Canada.

  • Invading Tibet | Mark Frutkin

    Invading Tibet

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
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    In 1904 a force of 2,500 British Imperial troops invaded Tibet. Their mission was to march on the fabled capital of Lhasa and seize its ruler and spiritual head, the Dalai Lama, and compel him to expel foreign provocateurs. All this was but another strategic deployment in the Great Game being played by the major European powers as part of their international one-upmanship and global jousting.

    K. Roth says: "This was a sad book"
  • Message for the Emperor | Mark Frutkin

    Message for the Emperor

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
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    This is a unique novel of old China, the traditional landscape of mountains and rivers without end, and life in an imperial city rife with plots, intrigues, culture, sensuality and wealth. Li Wen, a landscape painter of the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), is on a journey to deliver a message to the Chinese Emperor. His teacher has instructed him to paint four landscapes, one for each season, during the year it will take him to travel across China to the Emperor’s Court where he is to present the paintings to the Emperor as a long-life gift.

  • Fabrizio's Return | Mark Frutkin

    Fabrizio's Return

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
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    It is 1682 in Cremona, Italy. With his manservant, an insolent dwarf named Omero, Fabrizio Cambiati, a priest, climbs the town clocktower to await the return of a comet that is said to reappear in the skies every 76 years. He has a new invention called a telescope with which to scour the night. As they await the comet, he scopes the town below and sees the commedia dell’arte players setting up in the town square and a Jesuit arriving in a carriage.

  • Atmospheres Apollinaire: A Novel of Paris | Mark Frutkin

    Atmospheres Apollinaire: A Novel of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated By Fajer Al-Kaisi
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    Paris, the City of Light, was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare, host to the belle epoque from 1900 to 1914. Tempting poets, painters, writers, and composers from across Europe, the city relied on one man to move among them all - Guillaume Apollinaire. His contemporaries called him brilliant, mad, whimsical. He was the bastard son of an Italian cavalry officer and a Polish woman addicted to gambling, but nevertheless let it be rumored around Paris that he was the son of the pope.

  • The Lion of Venice | Mark Frutkin

    The Lion of Venice

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated By David DeSantos
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    This magical new audiobook by Mark Frutkin, set in 13th century Venice and Cathay, is a dazzling fresco of shimmering language, brimming with golden tableaus of arid deserts and cobblestone alleys, the wafting scent of cardamom and the mystical trill of a praying friar. It is the story of Marco Polo, as he is about to set sail on an arduous and lengthy pilgrimage with his father, uncle, and faithful guide across the sun-soaked silk route - the rich path of the carpet-makers and the black seas of the Indian Ocean.

  • Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals | Mark Frutkin

    Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals

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    • By Mark Frutkin
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    As travellers, we are always walking backwards, forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown, never knowing what waits around the next corner. Walking Backwards is a return to 10 cities and what happened there. Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world-famous pianist, or wandering endlessly through Mantua searching for a non-existent hotel on a street that's fallen off the map, Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of all travel.

  • Iron Mountain | Mark Frutkin

    Iron Mountain

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    • By Mark Frutkin
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    Divided into two sections, one inspired by ancient Chinese art, the other limning the ambiguities and incongruities of the contemporary human condition, Frutkin's new volume of poetry, Iron Mountain, often presents human beings wandering in the wilderness between two abysses while still appreciating the smell of pines, the softness of the rain, the brilliance of the stars, the hum of the computer, and the jostle of the crowd on the bus.

  • In the Time of the Angry Queen | Mark Frutkin

    In the Time of the Angry Queen

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    • By Mark Frutkin
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    Mark Frutkin's classic novel In the Time of the Angry Queen was first published in 1923. The story follows an artist as he gets enveloped into the world of competitive chess. The florid language explores each relationship that the artist cultivates as he becomes involved in a different world.

  • Slow Lightning | Mark Frutkin

    Slow Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    In 1936, escalating violence and unrest in Spain explodes into civil war. Sandro Risco Canovas, an apolitical but unlucky engineering student, is guilty by association and is named among the hundreds on Franco's blacklist. Hunted by the police, he seeks refuge with Jorge, a wounded zealot, and Teresa, a revolutionary spy. He is forced to flee the city alone, posing as a priest along the sacred pilgrimage route, the Saint James Way. On his trusty bicycle, Libertad (a la Don Quixote), Sandro makes his way toward his seaside village of Arcasella.

  • The Growing Dawn | Mark Frutkin

    The Growing Dawn

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Frutkin
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    The year is 1901, a stormy Atlantic isolates two continents. An insignificant letter S. void of meaning but full of life rides the waves. The missing link. The Growing Dawn

    . Pure ship in the electric sea. The author reveals the magic order at the heart of Marconi's vision thus, defining new and authentic mythology relating the fascinating story of a quantum leap in the history of ideas.

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