An Old Man’s Rules for Hitchhiking

An Old Man’s Rules for Hitchhiking

Summary: John A. McGlynn’s favorite motto was “never let the truth get in the way of a good lie” – but as is revealed in his imaginative tales of travels to Mexico, Indonesia, and other exotic ports of call, it is often in the fantastic that truths are found. Populated with characters Mark Twain would have appreciated, McGlynn’s stories are those of a modern-day Everyman, and are as recognizable to an American as they would be to an Indonesian about the common nature of man. His guide to hitchhiking, written after more than fifty years of experience on the road, displays a singular sense of wit and irony and provides remarkable insights into the foibles of mankind. Price: USD 9.99 Author/Editor: John A. McGlynn, Jr. Publisher: Godown-Lontar ISBN: 978-988-15541-1-6 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository E-books: Unavailable...

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The Painter of Lost Souls

The Painter of Lost Souls

Summary: A fast-paced, intensely emotional drama of Indonesian life high and low, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the reformasi era, after the fall of Suharto in 1999. The Painter of Lost Souls is the story of Sito, a brilliantly gifted artist who leaves his home in a poor village in Central Java while still in his teens, to make his name and his fortune in the royal city of Jogjakarta. Vatikiotis tells a suspenseful tale that weaves together a fascinating inside view of the art boom in Indonesia and the nation’s political ferment in the twenty-first century, haunted by ghosts of the nation’s bloody past. Yet the soul of the book is a young man’s coming of age. Drawing on the rich color and magic of Indonesia’s cultural heartland, this imaginative story of youthful fulfillment and triumph in the face of tragedy takes the reader deep into the creative soul and harsh social realities of modern Indonesia. Price: USD 9.99, HKD 78.99 Author/Editor: Michael Vatikiotis Publisher: Godown-Lontar ISBN: 978-988-15540-5-5 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository E-books: Amazon Smashwords...

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An ideal for living

An ideal for living

Summary: Grace White and her brother Robert, overweight and affluent, are desperate to hang onto their respective love interests. Grace’s husband Rich is bonking every woman he can talk into bed. Grace is willing to look beyond his affairs if she can just have her marriage back. Robert’s law school fling James’s interest diminished as Robert’s waistline increased. They’re still friends in a lopsided way, because Robert has never moved on. The only solution? Losing those excess pounds… by any means necessary. And when James finds a supernatural healer who can sculpt living flesh like clay, beautiful ugliness ensues. Will Robert and Grace get what they want, or what they deserve? Price: USD 3.99, HKD 30.99 Author/Editor: Marshall Moore Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-15165-7-2 Buy: Amazon (US) Barnes & Noble Kalahari...

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Looking for Estrellita

Looking for Estrellita

Summary: Looking for Estrellita is a dazzling collection of essays full of new and important ideas. Castro explores foreignness, the multiplicity of the self, the business of writing and language, and celebrates the novel as a way of understanding the world. These essays are highly intellectual, yet written with such wit, eloquence, perception and charm, that they are extremely accessible. Price: USD 6.99, HKD 54.99 Author/Editor: Brian Castro Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-15165-6-5 Buy: Amazon Barnes & Noble...

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The Unwalled City

The Unwalled City

Summary: Xu Xi, one of Hong Kong’s preeminent novelists, examines the lives of four of the city’s residents amid the tension and uncertainties leading up to the 1997 handover to China. Price: USD 5.99, HKD 46.99 Author/Editor: Xu Xi Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-19534-3-8 Buy: Amazon Barnes & Noble Omnilit.com...

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