Thank You for Smoking: A Novel

By Christopher Buckley

Not anyone blows smoke like Nick Naylor. He’s a spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies–in different phrases, a flack for cigarette businesses, paid to advertise their product on speak and information exhibits. the matter? He’s so strong at his activity, so without problems unethical, that he’s develop into a goal for either anti-tobacco terrorists and for the FBI. In a rustic the place part the folks are looking to outlaw excitement and the opposite are looking to promote you a illness, what is going to turn into of the unique Puff Daddy?

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By Christopher Buckley

Not anyone blows smoke like Nick Naylor. He’s a spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies–in different phrases, a flack for cigarette businesses, paid to advertise their product on speak and information exhibits. the matter? He’s so strong at his activity, so without problems unethical, that he’s develop into a goal for either anti-tobacco terrorists and for the FBI. In a rustic the place part the folks are looking to outlaw excitement and the opposite are looking to promote you a illness, what is going to turn into of the unique Puff Daddy?

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Revenge of the Lawn, The Abortion, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

By Richard Brautigan

Three unforgettable Brautigan masterpieces reissued in a one-volume omnibus variation.

REVENGE OF THE garden: initially released in 1971, those weird and wonderful flashes of perception and humor disguise every little thing from "A excessive development in Singapore" to the "Perfect California Day." this is often Brautigan's merely number of tales and contains "The misplaced Chapters of TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA."

THE ABORTION: AN old ROMANCE 1966: A public library in California the place not one of the books have ever been released is stuffed with romantic chances. but if the librarian and his female friend needs to shuttle to Tijuana, they've got a sequence of wierd encounters in Brautigan's 1971 novel.

SO THE WIND will not BLOW all of it AWAY: it's 1979, and a guy is recalling the occasions of his 12th summer time, while he got bullets for his gun rather than a hamburger. Written ahead of his demise, and released in 1982, this novel foreshadowed Brautigan's suicide.

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By Richard Brautigan

Three unforgettable Brautigan masterpieces reissued in a one-volume omnibus variation.

REVENGE OF THE garden: initially released in 1971, those weird and wonderful flashes of perception and humor disguise every little thing from "A excessive development in Singapore" to the "Perfect California Day." this is often Brautigan's merely number of tales and contains "The misplaced Chapters of TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA."

THE ABORTION: AN old ROMANCE 1966: A public library in California the place not one of the books have ever been released is stuffed with romantic chances. but if the librarian and his female friend needs to shuttle to Tijuana, they've got a sequence of wierd encounters in Brautigan's 1971 novel.

SO THE WIND will not BLOW all of it AWAY: it's 1979, and a guy is recalling the occasions of his 12th summer time, while he got bullets for his gun rather than a hamburger. Written ahead of his demise, and released in 1982, this novel foreshadowed Brautigan's suicide.

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Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

By Donna Leon

When the physique of an prosperous aged lady is located, brutally murdered in her Venetian flat, the police suspect her maid, who has disappeared. because the runaway maid's educate is leaving Italy for Romania, she is approached via the border police, runs away, and is killed as she crosses the tracks in entrance of an oncoming educate. She has a substantial amount of cash on her and her papers are patently pretend. Case closed. but if the outdated woman's neighbor returns from a work trip in London, it turns into transparent that the maid couldn't have dedicated the crime. Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to a decision - unofficially - to take the case on himself. As Brunetti learns extra of the victim's undesirable personality, it seems that the crime is probably not prompted by means of greed after all.

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By Donna Leon

When the physique of an prosperous aged lady is located, brutally murdered in her Venetian flat, the police suspect her maid, who has disappeared. because the runaway maid's educate is leaving Italy for Romania, she is approached via the border police, runs away, and is killed as she crosses the tracks in entrance of an oncoming educate. She has a substantial amount of cash on her and her papers are patently pretend. Case closed. but if the outdated woman's neighbor returns from a work trip in London, it turns into transparent that the maid couldn't have dedicated the crime. Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to a decision - unofficially - to take the case on himself. As Brunetti learns extra of the victim's undesirable personality, it seems that the crime is probably not prompted by means of greed after all.

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Driftwood: A Novel

By Elizabeth Dutton

“Dutton’s fiction debut is a stellar, thought-provoking novel approximately lifestyles, demise, California, song, and extra. . . . If you’ve by no means been to California, you may believe such as you have visited after interpreting this artistic and unforgettable tale. For connoisseurs of singular fiction.” —Library Journal, starred review

Los Angeles, California: Clem Jasper is a twenty-seven-year-old belief funder with a world-famous rock musician for a father. not sure what do along with her existence, she spends her time simply floating, a cynical observer of the Hollywood scene round her. but if her dad unexpectedly dies, Clem discovers he’s left her something—a sequence of letters that take her on a wierd and revelatory highway journey around the iconic Californian terrain. Ignoring her aunt’s advice to pitch the journey as a truth convey, she embarks on her personal to find simply what it used to be that her father intended her to find—a mystery he couldn’t inform her until eventually now.

With a voice such as Rainbow Rowell, Dutton’s Driftwood is a shocking, poignant, and humorous debut. Dutton deftly captures the mythology of California with a shiny and weird tackle the liberty of the open street, the ability of track, and what it potential, even in the course of grief, to be a family.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, Yucca, and stable Books imprints, are proud to submit a vast variety of books for readers drawn to fiction—novels, novellas, political and clinical thrillers, comedy, satire, old fiction, romance, erotic and love tales, secret, vintage literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics together with Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and masses extra. whereas now not each name we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on matters which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings will possibly not another way discover a home.

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By Elizabeth Dutton

“Dutton’s fiction debut is a stellar, thought-provoking novel approximately lifestyles, demise, California, song, and extra. . . . If you’ve by no means been to California, you may believe such as you have visited after interpreting this artistic and unforgettable tale. For connoisseurs of singular fiction.” —Library Journal, starred review

Los Angeles, California: Clem Jasper is a twenty-seven-year-old belief funder with a world-famous rock musician for a father. not sure what do along with her existence, she spends her time simply floating, a cynical observer of the Hollywood scene round her. but if her dad unexpectedly dies, Clem discovers he’s left her something—a sequence of letters that take her on a wierd and revelatory highway journey around the iconic Californian terrain. Ignoring her aunt’s advice to pitch the journey as a truth convey, she embarks on her personal to find simply what it used to be that her father intended her to find—a mystery he couldn’t inform her until eventually now.

With a voice such as Rainbow Rowell, Dutton’s Driftwood is a shocking, poignant, and humorous debut. Dutton deftly captures the mythology of California with a shiny and weird tackle the liberty of the open street, the ability of track, and what it potential, even in the course of grief, to be a family.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, Yucca, and stable Books imprints, are proud to submit a vast variety of books for readers drawn to fiction—novels, novellas, political and clinical thrillers, comedy, satire, old fiction, romance, erotic and love tales, secret, vintage literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics together with Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and masses extra. whereas now not each name we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on matters which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings will possibly not another way discover a home.

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The Storyteller: A Novel

By Mario Vargas Llosa

At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian author occurs upon a photo of a tribal storyteller deep within the jungles of the Amazon. he's conquer with the eerie feel that he is aware this man...that the storyteller isn't an Indian in any respect yet an old style good friend, Saul Zuratas. As memories of Zuratas circulate via his brain, the author starts off to visualize Zuratas's transformation from a latest to a principal member of the unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of id, storytelling, and fact, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding story of 1 man's trip from the fashionable global to our origins, leaving behind one for you to locate that means in both.

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By Mario Vargas Llosa

At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian author occurs upon a photo of a tribal storyteller deep within the jungles of the Amazon. he's conquer with the eerie feel that he is aware this man...that the storyteller isn't an Indian in any respect yet an old style good friend, Saul Zuratas. As memories of Zuratas circulate via his brain, the author starts off to visualize Zuratas's transformation from a latest to a principal member of the unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of id, storytelling, and fact, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding story of 1 man's trip from the fashionable global to our origins, leaving behind one for you to locate that means in both.

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The Fort

By Aric Davis

During the waning summer season days of 1987, a deranged Vietnam vet stalks Grand Rapids, Michigan, abducting and murdering anonymous sufferers from the streets, leaving no leads for police. that's, until eventually he choices up sixteen-year-old Molly. From their treehouse citadel within the woods, 3 neightborhood boys undercover agent the killer keeping a gun to Molly’s again, they visit the police—only to have their tale left out. however the boys be aware of evil lives in their midst. A becoming experience of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action—to locate Molly, to guard themselves, to stand protect for the final lengthy days of summer season.

At turns heartbreaking and breathtakingly exciting, The Fort completely renders a coming-of-age tale within the Eighties, in these ultimate days of adolescence independence, discovery, and paradise lost.

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By Aric Davis

During the waning summer season days of 1987, a deranged Vietnam vet stalks Grand Rapids, Michigan, abducting and murdering anonymous sufferers from the streets, leaving no leads for police. that's, until eventually he choices up sixteen-year-old Molly. From their treehouse citadel within the woods, 3 neightborhood boys undercover agent the killer keeping a gun to Molly’s again, they visit the police—only to have their tale left out. however the boys be aware of evil lives in their midst. A becoming experience of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action—to locate Molly, to guard themselves, to stand protect for the final lengthy days of summer season.

At turns heartbreaking and breathtakingly exciting, The Fort completely renders a coming-of-age tale within the Eighties, in these ultimate days of adolescence independence, discovery, and paradise lost.

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Reality 36: A Richards & Klein Novel (Richards and Klein)

By Guy Haley

Anything IS AMISS within the RENEGADE electronic REALM OF fact 36.
Richards - a degree five AI with a PI fetish - and his companion, a decommissioned German army cyborg, are at the path of a assassin, however the killer has hidden inside of a synthetic truth. Richards and Klein needs to cease him prior to he turns into a god - for the nice of all of the realms.

File below: technology Fiction [ nice Firewall | 'Net revenue | Remurder | do not add! ]

e-book ISBN: 9780857661470

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By Guy Haley

Anything IS AMISS within the RENEGADE electronic REALM OF fact 36.
Richards - a degree five AI with a PI fetish - and his companion, a decommissioned German army cyborg, are at the path of a assassin, however the killer has hidden inside of a synthetic truth. Richards and Klein needs to cease him prior to he turns into a god - for the nice of all of the realms.

File below: technology Fiction [ nice Firewall | 'Net revenue | Remurder | do not add! ]

e-book ISBN: 9780857661470

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Blood Splatters Quickly: The Collected Stories

By Edward D. Wood Jr.

No matter if you're thinking that you don’t recognize him, you recognize him. Few within the Hollywood orbit have had larger effect; few have skilled extra humiliating failure of their lifetime. thank you partially to the biopic directed via Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and bearing his identify, Ed wooden has turn into an icon of Americana.

Perhaps the purest expression of Wood’s théma—pink angora sweaters, over-the-top violence and the fraught relationships among the sexes—can be present in his unadulterated brief tales, a lot of which (including “Blood Splatters Quickly”) seemed in short-lived “girly” magazines released during the Seventies. The 32 tales integrated the following, replete with unique typos, lovingly preserved, were established by means of Bob Blackburn, a depended on affiliate of Kathy wooden, Ed’s widow. within the 40 years or extra considering that these preliminary appearances in grownup magazines, none of those tales has been to be had to the public.

Wood died in 1978, however the legacy of the director of “Plan nine from Outer Space,” “Glen or Glenda,” “Jail Bait” and such a lot of different cherished monitor classics has basically grown in value. wooden speaks—not least for himself—as one among America’s “outsiders” stuck up within the fight to discover attractiveness inside—and by no means extra without delay than within the fabric during this e-book.

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By Edward D. Wood Jr.

No matter if you're thinking that you don’t recognize him, you recognize him. Few within the Hollywood orbit have had larger effect; few have skilled extra humiliating failure of their lifetime. thank you partially to the biopic directed via Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and bearing his identify, Ed wooden has turn into an icon of Americana.

Perhaps the purest expression of Wood’s théma—pink angora sweaters, over-the-top violence and the fraught relationships among the sexes—can be present in his unadulterated brief tales, a lot of which (including “Blood Splatters Quickly”) seemed in short-lived “girly” magazines released during the Seventies. The 32 tales integrated the following, replete with unique typos, lovingly preserved, were established by means of Bob Blackburn, a depended on affiliate of Kathy wooden, Ed’s widow. within the 40 years or extra considering that these preliminary appearances in grownup magazines, none of those tales has been to be had to the public.

Wood died in 1978, however the legacy of the director of “Plan nine from Outer Space,” “Glen or Glenda,” “Jail Bait” and such a lot of different cherished monitor classics has basically grown in value. wooden speaks—not least for himself—as one among America’s “outsiders” stuck up within the fight to discover attractiveness inside—and by no means extra without delay than within the fabric during this e-book.

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The Franchiser

By Stanley Elkin

The shaggy dog story of a man’s obsessive quest to construct a quick nutrition empire throughout the USA.

For the higher a part of the 1970's, entrepreneur Ben Flesh may extend his enterprise state with the snap of his palms. His speedy foodstuff eating places and electronics shops have been all part of his speedily starting to be area, remaking the USA one firm at a time. but if a sequence of private catastrophes strike abruptly, Ben reveals himself at the verge of wasting all of it.

Hailed as certainly one of Stanley Elkin’s maximum works, The Franchiser is a biting satire of yankee consumerism and the tale of 1 man’s all-consuming selection to create his lasting legacy, one enterprise at a time.

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By Stanley Elkin

The shaggy dog story of a man’s obsessive quest to construct a quick nutrition empire throughout the USA.

For the higher a part of the 1970's, entrepreneur Ben Flesh may extend his enterprise state with the snap of his palms. His speedy foodstuff eating places and electronics shops have been all part of his speedily starting to be area, remaking the USA one firm at a time. but if a sequence of private catastrophes strike abruptly, Ben reveals himself at the verge of wasting all of it.

Hailed as certainly one of Stanley Elkin’s maximum works, The Franchiser is a biting satire of yankee consumerism and the tale of 1 man’s all-consuming selection to create his lasting legacy, one enterprise at a time.

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

By Laurence Sterne

Creation and Notes via Robert Folkenflik

Rich in playful double entendres, digressions, formal oddities, and typographical experiments, The existence and reviews of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman provoked a literary sensation whilst it first seemed in England in a chain of volumes from 1759 to 1767. An ingeniously established novel (about writing a unique) that fascinates like a verbal online game of chess, Tristram Shandy is the main protean and playful English novel of the eighteenth century and a party of the paintings of fiction; its inventiveness anticipates the paintings of Joyce, Rushdie, and Fuentes in our personal century. this contemporary Library Paperback is decided from the nine-volume first version from 1759.

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By Laurence Sterne

Creation and Notes via Robert Folkenflik

Rich in playful double entendres, digressions, formal oddities, and typographical experiments, The existence and reviews of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman provoked a literary sensation whilst it first seemed in England in a chain of volumes from 1759 to 1767. An ingeniously established novel (about writing a unique) that fascinates like a verbal online game of chess, Tristram Shandy is the main protean and playful English novel of the eighteenth century and a party of the paintings of fiction; its inventiveness anticipates the paintings of Joyce, Rushdie, and Fuentes in our personal century. this contemporary Library Paperback is decided from the nine-volume first version from 1759.

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