The Planter’s Wife

The Planter’s Wife

Synopsis Post War Malaya: in the wreckage of Japanese occupation, the world which the British knew had gone. Some return trying to rebuild their old lives, others to start anew. But British trained, Chinese jungle soldiers armed with weapons cached at the end of WW2 seek a different, communist future for Malaya: and so begins the ‘Emergency’, the bitter, bloody war waged for nine years against both the British and the Malays. After surviving three years in the camps in wartime Malaya, Dorothy returns from a grey, post war England to try and find the life which she knows can no longer really be. She meets steady, inglorious Harry who has jumped at the chance to build a life as a planter. SG Simmons brings to life this extraordinary period of change to weave upon it a very human tale. Metadata Imprint: BookCyclone Publication date: June, 2013 ISBN: 9789881554246 Price (paper): US$19.95/HK$160 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Price (e-book): US$7.99 Blurbage `A touching tale of colonial Malaya told with a warmth of human understanding by an accomplished story teller straight from the tradition of Paul Scott and Francis King.’ — Nigel Collett, acclaimed author of `The Butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer’. `Everyday material, is turned into something very powerful and moving. The Far East does lend itself so well to tales of heartbreak, as Somerset Maugham and the composer of Madam Butterfly discovered.’ –Lady short, who witnessed the Emergency alongside her husband, the commanding officer of the famed 6th Gurkha Rifles. Buy: Amazon Smashwords...

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Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange

    Synopsis: Seth Harrington can be invisible or undetectable, but he is not a superhero. The ability only works in morally grey situations; the rest of the time, he can’t turn it on and off at will. He can use a movie ticket stub to buy a coffee or a one-dollar bill to pay for a cell phone. He can stop muggings in plain sight, unseen, but only with worse violence. But this only adds to his confusion about his place in the world. Still reeling from the horrors of the September 11 terrorist attacks and ambivalent about his future, Seth is at a crossroads: Can he be one of the good guys by doing bad things, or are his newfound powers part of someone else’s malevolent agenda? There are no easy answers or expected outcomes in Marshall Moore’s exploration of urban life and the ways that people can disappear.   Blurbs: Bitter Orange is a dark wonder. Like Palahniuk at his best, Moore makes the impossible seem credible, grounding the fantastical elements of his tale with the foibles of human frailty. His characters live and breathe, and they will carry you along on this amazing, bizarre, and ultimately disturbing journey. – Lee Thomas, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The German and Ash Street With Bitter Orange, Marshall Moore gives us a queer Crimes and Misdemeanors, darkly witty and equally wise. – Tom Cardamone, author of Green Thumb and editor of The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered Marshall Moore has created a fully realized character in Seth Harrington, whose ennui has rendered him nearly motionless. The inner monologue and introspection explode once Seth realizes he has the power of invisibility and psychic projection, but this character study of a hipster in crisis is quite unlike anything I’ve ever read before. More than just a “superhero” story, Bitter Orange examines how urban life, past tragedy, seemingly inconsequential choices, and things left unsaid can alter one’s trajectory. – Collin Kelley, author of Conquering Venus and Remain In Light Metadata: Author: Marshall Moore Publisher: Signal 8 Press Publication date: March 24, 2013 Print edition: 5.5″ x 8.5″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 194 ISBN: 978-988-15540-3-1 Price (paper): US$16.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 50,000 eISBN: 978-988-15540-7-9 Price (e-book): US$7.99 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository Booktopia Powell’s   E-books: Kindle Apple Omnilit.com Smashwords...

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Drought

Drought

Synopsis Drought, a translation of Iwan Simatupang’s novel, Kering (1972), is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier, and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia to restart life as a farmer. His near failure brings him into contact with a wonderful range of inspired madmen—bureaucrats, bandits, psychiatrists, religious teachers, and the beautiful woman known simply as the V.I.P. Combined, these characters bring into question the normalcy of conventional society. Drought shows Simatupang writing at the height of his powers and is a lyrical testimony to the strength—and the unpredictability—of the human character. Metadata Imprint: BookCyclone Publication date: 12 March, 2013 ISBN: 9789881554123 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 111,000 Price (e-book): US$11.99 Buy Ebook: Amazon Smashwords    ...

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If You Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight: Aspects of Practice for Gay and Lesbian Buddhists by Deshi

If You Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight: Aspects of Practice for Gay and Lesbian Buddhists by Deshi

Summary: If You Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight: Aspects of Practice for Gay and Lesbian Buddhists offers both male and female, beginner and veteran a discussion of those aspects of Buddhist practice which benefit gay people and which address current issues of prejudice and homophobia. It outlines clearly and with examples why the Buddhist Dharma is suited to gay people and how it can help them deal with suffering. Price: USD 7.99, HKD 62.99 Author/Editor: Deshi Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-15540-8-6 Buy: Paperback: Amazon E-books: Amazon Apple Barnes & Noble...

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Earth Dance

Earth Dance

Summary: Earth Dance, the story of four generations of Balinese women, centers on conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires.Narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties, the novel shows Balinese women—as depicted by her mother, grandmother and female peers—to be motivated by two factors: the yearning to be beautiful, and the desire for a high-caste husband. Headstrong Telaga defies her mother’s wishes and marries the man of her dreams, who is a commoner. Thus, in a reversal of societal expectations, as shown in the novel by images of women who aspire to “liberation” through “marrying up”, Telaga’s emancipation is implicitly characterized as a move downwards, through transformation to the status of a commoner. Earth Dance also reveals that—like high-caste status—beauty, too, has a price. Behind the thick, glossy hair and golden complexion, lies a web of jealousy, derision and intrigue. Telaga, whose life is controlled by her mother’s avarice, her mother-in-law’s bitterness and the greed of her sister-in-law, has frequent cause to wonder: “Is this what it means to be a woman?” Price: USD 9.99, HKD 78.99 Author/Editor: Oka Rusmini Publisher: Lontar ISBN: 978-988-15539-8-0 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository E-books: Amazon...

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