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Shoebox Train Wreck

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469057
Genre : Fiction
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“A unique, startling, moving collection of genre-twisting stories that play out in those shadowed places that linger as the sun goes down” (Shroud Magazine Book Reviews). The living haunt the dead . . . These sixteen genre-bending stories are set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. A young girl takes a journey to see what is really hidden within the belly of an ancient water tower. A high school senior learns about defiance on a school bus and witnesses a tragedy that he won’t soon forget. Six survivors in an underground bunker discuss the possibility of Armageddon being an elaborate hoax. Two brothers take a walk on the dark side of the wheat field and discover that some bonds are stronger than death. And in the title story, a former train conductor must confront the ghosts of his past while learning that it’s not the dead who haunt the living, but the other way around. Traversing the back roads of the south and beyond, these stories probe the boundaries of imagination, taking the reader to the fringes of a society where the world looks different, and once you visit, you won’t ever be the same. “John Mantooth’s short stories crackle with intelligence and violence.” —Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World “Good, spare, bleak storytelling, and some haunting images that will stick with readers like the kid at the end of the road.” —Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

What Happens Next Contemporary Urban Legends And Popular Culture

Author : Gail de Vos
ISBN : 9781598846348
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society. • Extended examples of the literature and references to contemporary legends • Relevant, insightful comments from seasoned authors in the genre • A comprehensive overview of recent available research • A list of Internet sites that debunk or confirm urban legends
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

On The Mountain

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469538
Genre : Fiction
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In order to save his sister and niece, a man must make a trip into the mountains where life is lived closer to the bone and violence can erupt without warning. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

Slide

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469514
Genre : Fiction
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A man remembers a troubling incident from his youth and learns that one way or another everyone slides. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

Halloween Comes To County Rd Seven

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469460
Genre : Fiction
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An out of work family man stays over at his drug-dealing buddy’s house one too many times. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

James

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469569
Genre : Fiction
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The story of three outsiders named James and their repeated attempts to fit in. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

Walk The Wheat

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469477
Genre : Fiction
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Two brothers take a walk on the dark side of the wheat field and discover that some bonds are stronger than death. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

Chicken

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469552
Genre : Fiction
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A high school senior learns about defiance on a school bus and witnesses a tragedy that he won’t soon forget. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

Sucky

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469583
Genre : Fiction
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A young boy finds the way to connect with his father in, of all places, the bathroom tub. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

The Water Tower

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781927469453
Genre : Fiction
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A young girl takes a journey to see what is really hidden within the belly of an ancient water tower. From Shoebox Train Wreck, this short story is one in a collection of sixteen genre-bending tales set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, and populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return . . . and sometimes even further. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Category: Fiction

Train Wreck Girl

Author : Sean Carswell
ISBN : UOM:39015066897615
Genre : Fiction
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Danny McGregor finds his girlfriend dead on the railroad tracks right after breaking up with her and flees to his hometown where a maelstrom of past ghosts await him. On his arrival, his treacherous friend Bart finds him a job picking up corpses, while Sophie, a former crazy girlfriend who once stabbed Danny, wants to rekindle their relationship. Then there's Helen who has a face that launched a thousand greyhounds. Through the chaos, however, Danny finds his strengths amid his weaknesses.
Category: Fiction

The Year Of The Storm

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781101613139
Genre : Fiction
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In this haunting, suspenseful debut novel, John Mantooth takes readers to a town in rural Alabama where secrets are buried deep, reality is relative, and salvation requires a desperate act of faith. When Danny was fourteen, his mother and sister disappeared during a violent storm. The police were baffled. There were no clues, and most people figured they were dead. Only Danny still holds out hope that they’ll return. Months later, a disheveled Vietnam vet named Walter Pike shows up at Danny’s front door, claiming to know their whereabouts. The story he tells is so incredible that Danny knows he shouldn’t believe him. Others warn him about Walter Pike’s dark past, his shameful flight from town years ago, and the suspicious timing of his return. But he’s Danny’s last hope, and Danny needs to believe…
Category: Fiction

Broken Branch Novella

Author : John Mantooth
ISBN : 9781101620441
Genre : Fiction
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Broken Branch, Alabama, serves as a refuge for the God-fearing, a shelter from the evils of the outside world. But who will protect them from the evil within? Trudy first met Otto and James after World War I, two traveling ministers, preaching the good word to anyone who’d take the time to listen. Together, they founded Broken Branch, a hideaway in Alabama where the faithful would be able to isolate themselves from the impurity of the rest of the world and live blessed lives in the eyes of God. But then the storms came, tearing apart their small compound, God’s punishment for hidden wickedness in their hearts. And when an old man wanders into Broken Branch, ranting about a secret hideaway and uncovers an old storm cellar that’s been hidden for years, Trudy begins to wonder what other secrets lie under the surface of their safe haven… Includes a preview of The Year of the Storm Praise for Broken Branch "The community of Broken Branch in John Mantooth's fine novella enacts the familiar American quest to found a religiously-pure settlement whose members might escape the evils and ills of the larger world—in this case, Depression-era America. A descendant of Hawthorne's Blithedale Farm, not to mention Puritan Plymouth, its inhabitants come the same discovery as their forebearers, namely, that they themselves contain more than sufficient darkness to undo their enterprise. Through a tight focus on the woman whose largesse has made Broken Branch possible, Mantooth portrays the movement from willful ignorance to painful wisdom. In these pages, tornadoes churn, stars fall burning from the sky, and a strange storm shelter offers a glimpse of another world full of awful beauty. Broken Branch offers compelling evidence of John Mantooth's ambitions and abilities as a writer."—John Langan, author of The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies "John Mantooth's Broken Branch is filled with claustrophobic, creeping dread. It's a story of lies and belief, fear and deception, and it will stay with you long after you've finished the last page."—Damien Walters Grintalis, author of Ink
Category: Fiction

Essence Of Linewalking

Author : Jason Cartwright
ISBN : 9781456831431
Genre : Self-Help
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JAY CARTWRIGHT is a Navy veteran living in the woods somewhere in Northern California in the company of cats and the toughest woman on the planet. He has combated bipolar ever since his diagnosis in 1990 and this is going to be the first in a long series of books about Bipolar and the fine art of making it your beast of burden along with many works of fiction that are soon to follow. Stay tuned sports fans as there is much work to be done if a CURE is to be found for this dread mental illness and Mr. Cartwright has declared a statement of open warfare against the forces of Manic Depression wherever they may be found. Avast Bipolar! Prepare to be boarded!
Category: Self-Help

Hocking Hills The 1900 1950

Author : Judith Stoltz Maniskas
ISBN : 9781467113274
Genre : History
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The Hocking Hills is a term given to the area in southeastern Ohio located predominately in Hocking County. Millions of tourists visit the valley each year to experience the primary feature of the Hocking Hills: the beautiful and historic cave system that stands today as it has for eons. From 1900 to 1950, the caves were a popular subject for postcard images, and town and country residents who lived and worked in this area were captured on vintage postcards. Residents created their own entertainment, and Main Street parades, the county fair, holidays, patriotic events, and family gatherings were celebrated and recorded with penny postcards.
Category: History

Assay

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ISBN : UCR:31210015278722
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Eating Viet Nam

Author : Graham Holliday
ISBN : 9780062293077
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A journalist and blogger takes us on a colorful and spicy gastronomic tour through Viet Nam in this entertaining, offbeat travel memoir, with a foreword by Anthony Bourdain. Growing up in a small town in northern England, Graham Holliday wasn’t keen on travel. But in his early twenties, a picture of Hanoi sparked a curiosity that propelled him halfway across the globe. Graham didn’t want to be a tourist in an alien land, though; he was determined to live it. An ordinary guy who liked trying interesting food, he moved to the capital city and embarked on a quest to find real Vietnamese food. In Eating Viet Nam, he chronicles his odyssey in this strange, enticing land infused with sublime smells and tastes. Traveling through the back alleys and across the boulevards of Hanoi—where home cooks set up grills and stripped-down stands serving sumptuous fare on blue plastic furniture—he risked dysentery, giardia, and diarrhea to discover a culinary treasure-load that was truly foreign and unique. Holliday shares every bite of the extraordinary fresh dishes, pungent and bursting with flavor, which he came to love in Hanoi, Saigon, and the countryside. Here, too, are the remarkable people who became a part of his new life, including his wife, Sophie. A feast for the senses, funny, charming, and always delicious, Eating Viet Nam will inspire armchair travelers, curious palates, and everyone itching for a taste of adventure.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Haunted Legends

Author : Ellen Datlow
ISBN : 9781429948777
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology! Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over. Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey Ford, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, and thirteen other fine writers to create stories unlike any they've written before. Tales to make readers shiver with fear, jump at noises in the night, keep the lights on. These twenty nightmares, brought together by two renowned editors of the dark fantastic, are delightful visions sure to send shivers down the spines of horror readers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Life And Other Ways To Kill Time

Author : Mike Nichols
ISBN : IND:30000003928649
Genre : Humor
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A newspaper columist and humorist offers fresh and funny insights on life, death, and everything in between, in 125 of his finest columns
Category: Humor

Hear The Train Blow

Author : Lucius Beebe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005691048
Genre : Railroads
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Incudes information on Promontory Point, the Pacific Railroad, the Union Pacific Railroad, The Central Pacific Railroad, the transcontinental railroad, etc.
Category: Railroads