True Tales of a Fictitious Spy
by Ferenc Aladár Györgyey with Paul Sohar
A former political prisoner takes a satirical look at the Stalinist prison-camp system in Hungary through a series of misadventures which he recounts with uniquely Central European irony, giving his creative nonfiction a surrealist dimension – Kafka meets Solyzhenitsyn as the anti-hero Ferenc Aladár Györgyey presents his version of Ivan Denisovich in this Hungarian gulag grotesquerie.
Paul Sohar took BA in philosophy and a day job in a lab while publishing seven volumes of translations. Now two volumes of his own poetry are available: "Homing Poems" from Iniquity Press (2006) and "The Wayward Orchard," a prize winner from Wordrunner Press (2011). His prose work "True Tales of a Fictitious Spy" was published by SynergeBooks in 2006. He has translated two Hungarian bestsellers; "Far from Nothing" was published in Toronto (2006) and "The Club at Eddy's Bar" is scheduled for June release by Pheaton Press (Dublin, Ireland). His play "The Renewal" is now in print from One Act Depot (Canada); magazine credits include Agni, Gargoyle, Kenyon Review, Rattle, Bewildering Stories, and anthologies such as Budapest Tales and Bucharest Tales, etc.$15.00 | ISBN: 978-0744310740 | 294 Pages | 3 copies in Stock
Pretty Little Lies
Ten Generations Of Southern Hypocrisy by W. R. Mayo
Červená Barva Press, 2009
Pretty Little Lies, as told from the perspective of a member of the southern Mayo clan, reads like a gothic novel spanning centuries. In a take no prisoners accounting. W. R. Mayo's memoir is a serious undertaking that makes for fascinating reading. Though not from an old southern family, I, for one recognize much of what we all carry in our DNA.
- Susan Tepper, author of DEER
In his biting family memoir, Pretty Little Lies, W. R. Mayo courageously puts a dagger into the heart of the southern plantation myth. By unflinchingly facing his own dysfunctional past, Mayo gives the romantic, idealized version of ante- and post-bellum life below the Mason-Dixon Line a well-deserved paddling. In moving prose, he reveals the underbelly of the "big house"- a way of life created and sustained by traffic in human slavery and one reliant upon the manipulation, or far worse, of the land and those who lived and toiled upon it. Pretty Little Lies is a must read for anyone looking to see past the mythology of the Old South.
- J. B. Hogan, author
Unflinching. Revealing. In this exhaustively researched family history, Mayo charts the rise of a Southern family from its roots in England to the founding of a plantation in Southeastern Arkansas in the middle of the nineteenth century. Through the degradations of the Civil War, two world wars, and countless family conflicts still raging to this day, Mayo lays bare the mythology of Southern "Nobility." He frankly examines the treatment of slaves by his family which led to "the other Mayos," a family of blacks descended from these slaves, and describes the uncompromising natures of his progenitors. From his mother who never apologized for anything, considering it a waste of time to his racist, domineering father, Mayo chronicles the infighting, manipulation, and xenophobia prevalent in his family's past. Mayo digs to the core to face head-on not only the lies, exaggerations and conscious-salving stories of "pride" passed down within his family, but also to uncover the real story of Southern history. As Faulkner said, "The past is never dead. In fact, it's not even past." Mayo's past is certainly not dead, though this book is an attempt to put a stake through it's heart.$15.95 | ISBN 978-0-9773695-4-0 | 211 Pages
- C. L. Bledsoe, author of Anthem, Riceland and editor for Ghoti Magazine
Shoot the Unicorn Reading, Writing and Understanding Poetry by Lou Orfanella
The Last Automat Press, 2008
Lou Orfanella is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama including A Cabin in the Pines: A One Act Play, Shoot the Unicorn: Reading, Writing and Understanding Poetry, Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear, In a Flash: Twenty-One Short Short Stories, Excursions: Poetry and Prose, Streets of New York, How I Happened, Allurements and Lamentations, Composite Sketches, and Scenes from an Ordinary Life: Getting Naked to Explore a Writer's Process and Possibilities. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Daily News, College Bound, English Journal, World Hunger Year Magazine, Discoveries, Teacher Magazine, and New York Teacher. He holds degrees from Columbia University and Fordham University and teaches writing at Western Connecticut State University and English in the Valhalla, New York school district. He has presented dozens of public readings of his work and offers individual and group writing workshops. He can be contacted at LORFANELLA@hotmail.com.$10.00 | ISBN 13: 978-0-9815448-4-7 | 39 Pages | 2 Copies
- Honk if you Love Geese by Jim Woods
These adventures are told in such a way as to appeal to the bird hunter, the deer hunter, the casual hunter, the dedicated hunter, and the dangerous game hunter. With settings in Canada, Spain, Honduras, and Africa, and much of the U.S., it satisfies the international hunter as well.
Jim Woods and Publish America