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Interstate Dreams

Interstate Dreams

Interstate DreamsBy Neal Barrett Jr.This book is available in the following formats.  Please choose your preference from the menu below before proceeding to checkout. Mobi (Kindle)ePub (Sony / Nook / iPad / Kobo)PDF (Adobe) PRC (Mobipocket) Dreamer came back to Austin, Texas from a bad banana war with a souvenir slug in his head. No big deal, just a minor side effect: Now, every safe, every lock, every fancy alarm takes a nap when he's around. Dreamer's not tempted. He's straight arrow and doesn't need the dough. He's happy selling guppies, hanging out at Mama Lucy's Vishnu and esusBarbecue. And, when the days are long and the AC's blowing cool, spending lazy afternoons with his breathtaking, irritating, mean-mouthed over and big-time attorney, Eileen. Still, a secret like Dreamer's doesn't stay secret long. A lot of people want to know what his talent's all about. People like Detective veryAsher, who makes wrongdoers move up to New York. Abu-el-Yusuf, who wants to buy Fort Worth. Zillionaire Gus Brauweiler, who owns nearly everything there is, and Houston mobster Mako Binder, who steals all the rest. Only Neal Barrett, Jr., author of The Hereafter Gang, heralded as "One of the Great American novels," could stir up this special mix ofoutrageous mayhem and unadulterated black-hearted fun you'll find in Interstate Dreams.  PRAISE FOR INTERSTATE DREAMS:  "Barrett, in short, is a treasure...He writes with a vibrant economy that in no way cheats the reader, but delivers a tremendous pictureof the scene, or a character's state of mind. He's like Cormac McCarthy, only good." -Mark Finn (The Revolution Review) "Interstate Dreams has an oddly disorienting effect...It veers from gut-busting wisecracks to gut-wrenching mayhem without warning--acombination that has become Barrett's trademark. It's a calling card that has earned him critical praise..." -Mike Shea (The Austin Chronicle) "It's either genius or...
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PIGGS - a Novel with Bonus Screenplay

PIGGS - a Novel with Bonus Screenplay

PIGGS - A Novel with Bonus Screenplay by the authorBy Neal Barrett Jr.This book is available in the following formats.  Please choose your preference from the menu below before proceeding to checkout. Mobi (Kindle)ePub (Sony / Nook / iPad / Kobo)PDF (Adobe) PRC (Mobipocket) If the Sopranos wore overalls and didn't care for shoes, they'd likely live in Mexican Wells, Texas. If Jack hadn't screwed up a no-brainer holdup in Amarillo, if he hadn't gotten high with a long-legged Oklahoma girl--hey, if he'd ever done anything right, he wouldn't have ended up in the Huntsville pen. He sure wouldn't be washing dishes in a dump like WAN'S.  The good news is, WAN'S is right next door to PIGG'S, where Jack's beloved, Gloria Mundi, takes it all off every night. The bad news is, redneck mobster Cecil R. Dupree runs PIGG'S, and wants Gloria for himself.  Still, all Jack needs is a couple of hundred grand, and he can take Gloria out of all this. One way to get it is to foul up Cecil's dope with the bad bunch from New Orleans, steal a fast car and get out of town. What's wrong with a plan like that? SPECIAL BONUS  This digital edition of PIGGS includes an original, unproduced screenplay, written by the author. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: NEAL BARRETT, Jr. is an American treasure, a prolific author with a keen eye to character and the ability to make the improbable obvious.  He has written over fifty novels and numerous short stories that span the field from mystery/suspense, fantasy, science fiction and historical novels, to "off-the-wall" mainstream fiction. Reviewers have defined his work as "stories that defy any category or convention..." His “author’s best” collection, “Perpetuity Blues,” was a finalist for the 2001 World Fantasy Award. His two fantasy novels featuring “Finn, the Lizard Master” have been published by Bantam---“The Prophecy Machine,” in 2000, and “The Treachery of Kings” in 2001. These novels were based on “The Lizard Shoppe,” which...
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The Hereafter Gang

The Hereafter Gang

The Hereafter GangBy Neal Barrett Jr.This book is available in the following formats.  Please choose your preference from the menu below before proceeding to checkout. Mobi (Kindle)ePub (Sony / Nook / iPad / Kobo)PDF (Adobe) PRC (Mobipocket) On a hot summer Texas afternoon, Cindy Nance introduces young Doug Hoover to the two great secrets of life. Doug likes the first secret a lot. The second, that guys grow up and go to work, doesn't appeal to him at all. A series of meaningless marriages and do-nothing jobs prove Cindy was right. Turned off by the present, Doug tries to recapture the joys of his past Captain Marvel and cinnamon squares, Dr. Pepper and window-peeking fun. Nothing goes right until Doug meets Sue Jean, the culmination of a lifetime enchantment with mean-eyed Southern girls, his all-time carhop queen. Reality takes a hard right and never slows down. Doug, Sue Jean, and readers who can hang on tight are swept through an indescribable romp that gives new meaning to life, death, and roadside romance. "There are enough bizarre characters here to fill several institutions: Crime czars,proctologists, Western outlaws, dog-fighting aviators and trout-fishing Huns. The Hereafter Gang is a literary accomplishment of rare insight and pure pleasure. Barrett's sense of humor is unexcelled. His ability to stir fantasy and reality into a delightful souffle redefines the term "magic realism." PRAISE FOR THE HEREAFTER GANG: "… The Hereafter Gang is almost as hilarious as Larry McMurtry's Texasville, and less earthbound; nearly as haunted as Thomas Pynchon's Vineland, and less suffocating. Like both those books, it attempts to hold on to America as the century blows us away; like neither of them, it bites the bullet, in language of tensile brilliance… .... The Hereafter Gang is a posthumous fantasy. Like similar work by a wide variety of writers, from Vladimir Nabokov to Flann O'Brien, from John Crowley to Gene Wolfe, it tells of a hero who,...
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