Smart, suspenseful, and funny, David Anthony's debut is a perfect snapshot of America's misguided pursuit of happiness—then, and now.
David Anthony grew up in the Bay Area. He is an associate professor of early American literature in the Department of English at SIU-Carbondale. This is his first novel.
In his first book with Algonquin, published in 1991, Nordan focused his magic and imagination on a boy's utterly helpless love for his utterly hopeless father. For Sugar Mecklin, growing up in the Delta town of Arrow Catcher, Mississippi (the setting for many of Nordan's books), everything happens the summers when he turns ten, eleven, and twelve, around the same time his daddy tells him that “the Delta is filled up with death.” Sugar discovers that what his daddy says is true, but he also discovers singing mice in his mattress, hears Elvis on the Philco, and dreams of mermaids rising from the lake. And he discovers an endless supply of hope.
America's greatness comes from people working hard to fulfill their dreams. But today that greatness is being undermined by people using the government to steal other people's dreams (and money). Rather than participate and innovate in the marketplace, generating goods and services that benefit society, people are increasingly vying for political advantage to live at the expense of others. Something for Nothing reveals the social and personal threats inherent in this emerging "grabbing match" culture, juxtaposing free-market virtues against government vices, explaining how the something-for-nothing mentality corrupts the political system, undermines corporate success, and stifles the individual's ability to prosper and contribute long-term to society. More than exposing the dangers, however, Tracy helps readers set a personal and culture-wide agenda for change.
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They’re all here. One-hundred of the world’s most famous porn stars—including Nikki Benz, Tera Patrick, Nick Manning, Jesse Jane, Sunny Leone, Tabitha Stevens, Ron Jeremy, Breanne Benson, Brooke Haven, Mr. Marcus, Brittany Andrews, Stoya, Joanna Angel, Lupe Fuentes, James Deen, Bree Olson, Kayden Kross, Kelly Divine, Misty Stone, Peter North, Taylor Wane, Phoenix Marie, Evan Seinfeld, Gina Lynn, and Sophia Santi—and they’re not afraid to share their innermost thoughts on:
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Daddy Boy is that rare thing--a lyrical novel that rocks with laughter and features a cast of truly compelling characters. Robin D. tells us the story of growning up between her warring, eccentric parents. Daddy was once hardscrabble poor, a wildcatter in the Texas Panhandle. Now he's oil-baron rich and living it up in Hollywood, where he met Robin D.'s mother, a Virginia aristocrat turned cover girl and movie starlet who met Daddy at the peak of her career. Their inevitable divorce sets the stage for Robin's tale, written by Carey Cameron with an exquisite delicacy and deep insight. In Daddy Boy, human foibles are gilded by the California sun, Texas oil, and the glare of 1960s Hollywood.-- from the jacket
“Your Lovely Small Face” is the story of an American who's just immigrated to Korea in a risky scheme to resurrect his shattered career, prepare a home for his wife and daughter (who have promised to follow as soon as he lays a suitable foundation), and help his wife launch her own entrepreneurial venture.
The story is told through posts on a fictional Tumblr page, which the couple sets up to share their now-separate worlds. We watch as they communicate and miscommunicate with each other through their posts and photos, as they try to be honest about their lives but end up irresistibly manipulating their own experiences to get what they want.
Author Jeff Backhaus wrote the story based on thirty-nine photos he assembled from the thousands he's taken around the world—thin slices of his past severed from his actual experience to create an illusion, a photofiction, a story.
Includes a special preview of Backhaus's debut novel Hikikomori and the Rental Sister.-- Jeff Backhaus