In the City of Shy Hunters

In the City of Shy Hunters


  • Author: Tom Spanbauer
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Gay
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A young gay man comes of age amid the AIDs epidemic of “an expertly drawn, starkly authentic, early-1980s Manhattan” in this novel by the acclaimed author (Publishers Weekly).   Shy, afflicted with a stutter, and struggling with his sexuality, Will Parker comes to New York to escape his provincial western hometown. In New York, he finds himself surrounded for the first time by people who understand and celebrate his quirks and flaws. He also begins an unforgettable love affair with a volatile, six-foot-five African American drag queen and performance artist named Rose. But even as he is falling in love with Rose and growing into himself, Will must watch as AIDS escalates from a rumor into a devastating tragedy. When a vicious riot erupts in ...

In the City of Shy Hunters
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

In the City of Shy Hunters


  • Author : Tom Spanbauer
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555847401


In the City of Shy Hunters Book Description :

Tom Spanbauer is one of the most enchanting writers in America today, and In the City of Shy Hunters, his first novel in ten years, is a "rich and colorful" portrait of New York in the 1980s, told with "raw power" (David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle). Shy, afflicted with a stutter, and struggling with his sexuality, Will Parker comes to New York to escape the provincial western towns where he grew up. In New York, he finds himself surrounded for the first time by people who understand and celebrate his quirks and flaws. He also begins an unforgettable love affair with a volatile, six-foot-five African-American drag queen and performance artist named Rose. But even as he is falling in love with Rose and growing into himself, Will must watch as AID...

I Loved You More

I Loved You More


  • Author : Tom Spanbauer
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780989360425


I Loved You More Book Description :

Tom Spanbauer’s first novel in seven years is a love story triangle akin to The Marriage Plot and Freedom, only with a gay main character who charms gays and straights alike. I Loved You More is a rich, expansive tale of love, sex, and heartbreak, covering twenty-five years in the life of a striving, emotionally wounded writer. In New York, Ben forms a bond of love with his macho friend and foil, Hank. Years later in Portland, a now ill Ben falls for Ruth, who provides the care and devotion he needs, though they cannot find true happiness together. Then Hank reappears and meets Ruth, and real trouble starts. Set against a world of struggling artists, the underground sex scene of New York in the 1980s, the drab, confining Idaho of Ben’s youth, and...

Faraway Places

Faraway Places


  • Author : Tom Spanbauer
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983850458


Faraway Places Book Description :

During a fateful summer, 13-year-old Jake Weber witnesses the brutal murder of a Native American woman by the town banker. Jake's parents forbid him to speak of the killing or name its perpetrator, even as the woman's African American lover stands falsely accused. The crime and what follows it forever alter Jake's view of his parents and the world around him. Faraway Places won widespread praise for its vivid narrative and incantatory style, and Spanbauer displays singular skill in inhabiting the mind of a troubled adolescent boy....

Now Is the Hour
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Now Is the Hour


  • Author : Tom Spanbauer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0618872647


Now Is the Hour Book Description :

In 1967, Rigby John Klusener escapes the confines of his religious farming family and the bigoted community in which he has grown up to hitchhike to San Francisco to discover his own identity....

The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon


  • Author : Tom Spanbauer
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 080213663X


The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon Book Description :

The plot twists around the questions of humanity in a comic contemporary novel that portrays the trials of Shed, a half-breed, bisexual boy who works at a Victorian whorehouse in the old West....

Birth of the Super You

Birth of the Super You


  • Author : Jacob Galea
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452525358


Birth of the Super You Book Description :

Confidence, strength & peace do not come from having special powers. Nor are they the exclusive domain of a mythical lucky few. The capacity for real satisfaction in this world is open to everyone. The opportunity to know such fulfillment is open to you right now. Within these pages, you will encounter & merge with the very best version of yourself possible. You are going to love it! Once you meet the potential you, even for a moment, there is no going back to the mundane world. Knowing your super self & discovering your warrior s toolkit will enable you to make great changes to your world and be the hero of your journey. You wouldn t choose fuel when you can have super fuel. You wouldn t choose an everyday life when you can have a super one. You can...

The Rocky Mountain Region

The Rocky Mountain Region


  • Author : Rick Newby
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 031332817X


The Rocky Mountain Region Book Description :

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region....

Soldiers in Hiding

Soldiers in Hiding


  • Author : Richard Wiley
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983850434


Soldiers in Hiding Book Description :

It’s Tokyo, 1941. Teddy Maki and Jimmy Yakamoto are Japanese-American friends and jazz musicians playing Tokyo’s lively nightclub scene. Stranded in Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Teddy and Jimmy are drafted into the Japanese army and sent to fight against American troops in the Philippines. Their perilous attempts to remain neutral in a conflict where their loyalties are deeply divided are shattered when Jimmy is killed by the commanding officer for refusing to shoot an American prisoner. The deed then falls to Teddy. Thirty years later, Teddy is married to Jimmy’s widow, father to his son, a star on Japanese TV — and still wrestling with the guilt over Jimmy's death. Winner of the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction,...

The Greening of Ben Brown

The Greening of Ben Brown


  • Author : Michael Strelow
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983850403


The Greening of Ben Brown Book Description :

MICHAEL STRELOW WEAVES THE STORY OF A TOWN and its mysteries in his debut novel, The Greening of Ben Brown, an Oregon Book Award Finalist for fiction 2005. Ben Brown, the protagonist, becomes a citizen of East Leven, Oregon, after he recovers from an electrocution that has not left him dead but has turned him green. He befriends eighteen year-old Andrew James and together they unearth a chemical spill cover-up that forces the town to confront its demons and its citizens to choose sides. Strelow's lyrical prose and his talent for storytelling come together in this poetic and important first work that looks at how a town and the natural environment are inextricably linked. The Greening of Ben Brown will find itself in good company on the shelves betwee...

Core

Core


  • Author : Kassten Alonso
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983304913


Core Book Description :

THIS INTENSE AND COMPACT NOVEL crackles with obsession, betrayal, and madness, and was an Oregon Book Award Finalist for fiction 2005. As the narrator becomes fixated on his best friend’s girlfriend, his precarious hold on sanity rapidly deteriorates into delusion and violence. This story can be read as the classic myth of Hades and Persephone (Core) rewritten for a twenty-first century audience as well as a dark, foreboding tale of unrequited love and loneliness. Alonso skillfully uses language to imitate memory and psychosis, putting the reader squarely inside the narrator’s head. In addition, deliberate misuse of standard punctuation blurs the distinction between the narrator’s internal and external worlds. A sense of alienation and Faulkner...