Based on the life stories and personal memories of the author's mother, uncle, and aunt, Fall River is a multi-dimensional exploration of how family history, Ukrainian roots, and European war shaped the personal destinies of three Ukrainian Americans who were born in Fall River, grew up in interwar Poland, and returned to an America that was as alienating as it was welcoming.
A stranger with a glittering hook for a left hand. He came to the untamed wilderness of Africa to escape from a dark, troubled past to make his fortune. Yet his new life comes at an unexpected price. Wherever he goes adventure, danger, and death seem to follow. From Pulp Obscura comes brand new adventures of one of the most unique heroes of classic pulp! Armless O'Neil, explorer, adventurer, and soldier of fortune with his own unique view on life and a thirst for action like no other lives once more in these stories!
The author was accused of sabotage on the 10th anniversary of the 1956 revolution. He was 17 years old. He tried to escape through the Hungarian-Yugoslav border with one of his classmates. Caught by border patrol, he was jailed and treated very badly. He barely survived the month-long ordeal. Stamped as an enemy of the state, he was taken to a labor camp at age 19. He had to do forced labor instead of regular military service. Against all odds, he was able to break free from the communist bloc at age 23.
"Bayou's Hex" is a tale of voodoo. An ancient curse and chant open Pandora's box in a Louisiana tavern...and all hell breaks loose.
A man, Walid, lives in Baghdad, where bombs tear apart markets and flesh, Americans shoot at anyone who crosses them and the police are too scared to stop murderers as the streets run red with blood. Walid must protect his family, his neighborhood, from this onslaught of violence. But how? He decides to use his brains and gun.
When a day laborer of uncertain ethnic origins begins to influence the scions of an exclusive private school in suburban Los Angeles, one privileged father creates a vendetta to get rid of this seemingly untoward and unsavory man. In the course of their conflict, the prejudices of the father and his friends come harshly to the surface, as the day laboring carpenter demonstrates profound love, versatility, and extraordinary vision that takes him from merely being a carpenter to being a vast influence over everything.
"I listened at speed 1.1."
Does being a "cat person" or a "dog person" (or neither or both) reveal your true personality? There's a body of research that says it does and suggests that we're probably giving the question short shrift when we're scouting out prospective dates or deciding whom to marry; hiring an employee or a nanny; choosing a therapist, dentist, or lawyer; or meeting someone new.