Jason jumps at the chance to run away when his only friends, Kelly and Tanya, decide to escape an abusive home life. On the streets, they encounter a vicious gang led by Liev, a pseudo skin adorned with a teardrop tattoo and his cult of followers: strange Knappy armed with a blue lightning stun gun under his trench coat; firebrand Syd with the crazy eyes; the butch bruiser Hex; and a hulking, mute giant called Hound. The street punks taunt them with animal sounds, mischief, and violence in a sadistic game of sharks and dolphins, of predator and prey, as the runaways are hunted down through the street surf.
Amidst the chaos, Jason must choose between safety for his friends and his desire to find his brother as he is drawn to Adam and the dark world of Dolphin Street, a desolate area where the punks go. There are no rules on the streets, only a living nightmare leading to an abandoned house and the crawlspace underneath—a horror he may never escape.
David Sharp is a writer of Punk Fiction. A dreamer, he grew up identifying with the outsider from his teenage punk years on. His stories are filled with characters on the fringe of society, from troubled youth and thrill seekers to hardened gunslingers and mysterious loners. Each one is on a journey to find themselves and pursue their desires across exciting and sometimes dangerous landscapes.
In Power for Life, ordained minister, spiritual educator, life teacher, and author David Preston Sharp offers a slow and steady approach. Sharp shares both the process and the fruit of a two-and-a-half-year meditation practice he engaged in to further his own spiritual growth. The resulting guidance offered in Power for Life revolves around basic themes such as kindness, gentleness, joy, love, peace, and patience. It also challenges our everyday level of compassion, self-control and awareness.
In each of the 365 meditations, Sharp offers a “morning” question for the reader to take into the day ahead, along with words of guidance. Each “evening,” he reflects honestly on his own experience of trying to live that guidance and invites readers to do the same.
Power for Life is an invitation to greater spiritual maturity and the joy, gratitude, and wonder such awakening can bring.
An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time
Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Ficition
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post Best Book of the Year • A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection • A Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year
Dusty Calhoun is out for revenge after being left for dead and losing all to violence and fire. Vengeance is complicated when he rescues Jake Willowford, a cowboy with a familiar face, and falls for him. Recklessly, Dusty plans to use Jake to infiltrate the Blakely Gang, or die trying.
The adventure continues as Jake is separated from Dusty and must find his way with the help of an outlaw, Frank Ward. On the run from One-Eyed Walker and his posse, they endure the dangers and desires of the Wild West. The ride will lead them back home or to the end of a rope.
Consequences are dealt with in a spirit quest in the Badlands. The final ride of the Wild Boys is set into motion by a wayward prostitute, Misty Waters, a randy cowboy, Troy Carter, and a message from a traitor, leading to a climatic shootout where the trail ends.