Van Allen’s Ecstasy by Jim Tushinski, a filmmaker and novelist, is his literary fiction psychological thriller drama novel, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.
This was originally published in 2004 by Harrington Park Press. The story deals with themes of identity, family, and belonging, as an amnesiac gay man wakes up after a confrontation with his famous parents and begins a journey of self-discovery to uncover his past, including some unsettling revelations which may have prompted his breakdown to begin with.
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A World I Never Made by James LePore the 1st novel in his Invictus Cycle quintet of literary noir suspense thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Fiction Studio Books, an imprint created by award-winning editor Lou Aronica, who founded Random House’s Bantam Spectra and HarperCollins’ Avon Eos science fiction/fantasy lines.
The quintet comprises standalone noir suspense thrillers with strong literary fiction elements, which are linked by their exploration of variations upon the theme of organized crime and families trying to be ordinary despite their involvement. This is a dual story, divided betwen the viewpoints of a man teaming up with a detective, on the trail of his estranged daughter who has faked a suicide as a possible cry for help, and the daughter herself, a journalist who has discovered something sinister about a businessman she has a torrid affair with.
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Manhattan Loverboy by Armenian-American author Arthur Nersesian, a recipient of the Anahid Literary Prize for Armenian literature, is his standalone contemporary literary identity thriller satire novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.
This is a darkly comedic literary/weird fiction thriller novel which is grouped under Akashic’s multi-author Urban Surreal series. The story is a Kafka-esque paranoid social satire taking the standard journey of self-discovery, and applying it to an urban orphan from New York City who travels the world seeking answers to his true identity, eventually confronting the corporate executive who seems to be behind his myriad strange woes.
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Mesopotamia by Armenian-American author Arthur Nersesian, a recipient of the Anahid Literary Prize for Armenian literature, is his standalone contemporary literary mystery/thriller satire, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.
This is a satirical literary fiction novel which skewers the modern prediliction towards celebrity-oriented news media via a murder mystery thriller setup. The story stars a down-and-out journalist who takes a freelance assignment near her childhood small hometown in Tennessee, which in a roundabout way results in her amateur-sleuthing an impromptu investigation into the murders of Elvis impersonators at a local festival, in the process uncovering a fantastic story which she can never reveal.
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