e-books in Contemporary Literature category
by Ernest Hebert - University Press of New England , 1993
A darkly comic novel of a boy's picaresque adventure through a surreal American landscape. Hebert offers a satiric road story of a 13-year-old's journey through an America where image has replaced substance, and appearance has become reality.
by Frank Burton - Philistine Press , 2011
The Prodigals follows the lives of four troubled young men in Manchester and the novel's anti-hero, Travis McGuiggan. It's a book about friendship, religion, drinking, cruelty and love. It's also a book about leaving home and returning.
by Ben Borland - Smashwords , 2013
A comedy crime caper about the intertwining lives of a British pop star in Hollywood and an ordinary young man in Scotland who looks just like him. The pop star's attempt to atone for his wife's death leads him into deadly territory...
by Rich Shapero - Outside Reading , 2010
The book follows a pair of ultra-imaginative six-year-olds through a transformative summer spent exploring the woods behind their Alaskan homes. As their family lives become increasingly unstable, the children travel deeper into their private world.
by Marc Horne , 2004
It's the turn of the millennium and a young westerner arrives in Tokyo to join a cult and bring on the end of the world. Visit Tokyo that lies beneath the surface: the city of petty gangsters, slumming millionaires, drunkards and bizarre messiahs.
by Sholder Greye , 2011
A dying alchemist's memoir. Having lived for centuries, pursuing the truth of all things through half-baked whimsical notions, progressing not a whit toward his goal, he walks proudly into whatever shall come with nary a glance over his shoulder.
by Peter Darbyshire - ManyBooks , 2002
Please chronicles the life of a young man who drifts through a hallucinatory urban world filled with celebrity wannabes, addictive relationships and jobs that demand he become someone else. The only thing he cares about is finding his ex-wife ...
by Steven Sills - Project Gutenberg , 2004
This novel contrasts a silent and overt rebellion. Sang Huin is a Korean American teaching English in Seoul, struggling to exist and understand the language of a culture that seems surreal to him, and yearning for family ...
by Phillip Overton , 2012
A broken marriage sends a father and son on two different paths in life, only for both to realize an Angel is working to reunite them. The Long Way Home tackles the question of why bad things sometimes happen to good people ...
by Tom Hamilton - Smashwords , 2010
A hard drinking conman longs for the gorgeous wife of his cousin. But dread, fear and trepidation dog his every move. Part narrative, part biography, part horror fiction, this novel spans two decades in the miserable life of a struggling soul.
by Lenox Parker - Smashwords , 2010
Howard found success once he left Brooklyn, but at a cost that he may regret. When he seizes an opportunity to turn his career around by writing a memoir using their stories, he doesn't heed the risks of getting involved with the old gang again.
by Anne Whitehouse - Feedbooks , 2008
Fall Love is a tragicomedy of love and friendship, an allegory of innocence and experience, and a novel of manners. It tells the intertwined stories of four twenties-something artists and professionals adrift in New York of 1980.
by Heather Wardell - Feedbooks , 2011
When Candice's in-laws were killed eight months ago, she lost more than just two of her favorite people: she lost her husband Ian as well. After only two years of marriage, their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart ...
by Joshua Jones - Smashwords , 2011
The path to wisdom starts at the hilltop campus of Wessex College. There you can find a good party but you can also lose your mind like Joaquin Chandler did. He's looking for love and his own trail to tread during his freshman year in 1993.
by David Bowick - Feedbooks , 2009
Sitting at the top of a Ferris wheel overlooking the Boston skyline, Josh's life takes an unexpected turn, things will never be the same. Along with the many surprises on his life's new path, he'll come to take life advice from a family of ducks.
by Vixen Phillips - Feedbooks , 2010
Set in Melbourne in the late 90s, Trapdoor is a psychological journey through darkness and light -- a story of love, obsession and beautiful self-destruction. Sometimes, if you wish hard enough, dreams can come true ...
by Sylvia Hubbard - Smashwords , 2009
Angered that his wife would sleep with his brother, Ethan swore revenge. He becomes involved with the one person his wife never wanted him to get close to - her daughter, Nicole. Once Ethan leaves his wife penniless his revenge will be complete.
by Tom Lichtenberg - Smashwords , 2010
It's the end of the world as we know it when a renegade robot leads the Frantic News Network and a powerful Christian sex cult to collide in a fiery orgasmic freak out, a Singularity event most fitting for these times of constant hysteria.
by Henry Baum , 2011
Eugene Myers is working on a novel about the end of the world. Meanwhile, he discovers his daughter doing porn online and his marriage is coming to an end. When he dreams about people who turn out to be real, he wonders if his novel is real as well.
by Timothy Hodor , 2010
Homer's age-old tale is retold in a manner that bespeaks elegance, comedy, tragedy, and poetry. A war hero Jules Lissy returns 'home' to find that Penny, his unfaithful wife, has entered into a life-long relationship with a fellow islander.
by Wayne V. Miller , 2009
In an extended letter to his son ten years in the future, John Densch chronicles how he and his family slid into a media circus, one in which a middle-school science project became a national joke. The joke takes an ominous turn.
by Leo Vine-Knight - Write Good Books , 2008
Steven is a psychiatric nurse close to burn out. He senses that the boundaries between his own mind, the unit where he works, and society itself are becoming dangerously blurred. He dreams of escape with a glamorous nursing assistant, Kate.
by Adam Bender - wethewatched.com , 2008
This is a dystopian novel about what happens when one man forgets the propaganda. He makes strides toward getting his life back together, but the fresh perspective granted by his rebirth soon proves to be more a curse than a gift.
by Frank Norris - Doubleday , 1903
This is a turn-of-the-century epic of California wheat farmers struggling against the rapacity of the Pacific and Southwestern Railroad, which will stop at nothing to extend its domination. This is the story of the waning days of the frontier West.
by G. Wells Taylor - skineaters.com , 2009
The old furrier building was the perfect place to find a body, and Joe Borland knew they wouldn't have dragged him out of retirement to see it if something hadn't eaten its skin. It's been twenty years since Borland battled the Variant Effect.
by P. C. Fergusson - Four Sisters Publishing , 2008
Eddy's struggle with schizophrenia carries him to the deepest recesses of the human mind. In the midst of his descent, Jo is diagnosed with breast cancer. This is a story of love, madness, death, family loyalty and the bond between mothers and sons.
by Anson Chi , 2008
This didactic novel reveals the truths about Asian culture, which will shock you to the marrow of your bones, and open a hidden world of long-guarded secrets. Anson Chi is an author, politician, model, activist, and retired engineer.
by Darren R. Hawkins - Wincing at Light Books , 2008
A novel of addiction, recovery and the social cost of substance abuse treatment. It’s a novel about redemption and failure. A story of small mistakes, smaller victories and the consequences of decisions made in the name of emotional health.