One Man's Trash

Stories

Author: Ivan Coyote

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551523108

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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In Close to Spider Man—which won a Danuta Gleed Literary Award—readers were introduced to the crystalline storytelling voice of Ivan Coyote. The talent evident in that first collection is confirmed with One Man’s Trash, a series of connected stories about being queer, searching out new frontiers, and being on the road. The characters in One Man’s Trash make evident the child in all of us, when heroes and superheroes won the day. Including the hilarious account of an attempted lesbian wedding in a Las Vegas chapel, and a touching tale of being beguiled by an uncle’s independent-minded girlfriend, these are stories about being on the road: to the northern tundra or the southern desert, through cities and towns, on horses, in trucks and vans, with friends, family, and lovers. In achingly personal tones, Ivan Coyote paints beautiful and honest portraits of life, the road, and the spirits within. Praise for Close to Spider Man: "Blissfully rich . . . [a] thoroughly entertaining . . . surefooted, humorous take on misfit love and familial solidarity."—Publishers Weekly "Coyote’s debut short story collection is powerful. . . . These stories consistently detail the pain of being mis-understood, of living and trying to love where one doesn’t fit in, and doesn’t want to. Their beauty is in the sheer emotion they provoke."—Lambda Book Report Ivan E. Coyote is a Vancouver writer and performer who first came to attention as a member of Taste This, who collaborated on the award-winning book Boys Like Her.
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One Man's Trash

Author: Marie Sexton

Publisher: Marie Sexton

ISBN: 9780998850122

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Page: N.A

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After four tours in Afghanistan, Warren Groves couldn't settle into civilian life. For the last twelve years, he's survived by working odd and often illegal jobs for some of Denver's less fortunate. His personal life is equally unsatisfactory. He can barely remember the last time he had sex, let alone the last time he got to use somebody hard and rough, the way he likes. Fate intervenes when a favor for a friend leads him to a pretty young rentboy named Taylor Reynolds. Taylor's spent the last few years on his own, working as a hustler, going home with anybody who'll give him a warm meal and a place to sleep. He enjoys having a bit of force used against him, and he makes Warren an offer he can't refuse - all the sex he wants, as rough and dirty as he likes, in exchange for room and board. At first, Warren thinks he's struck gold. Taylor's the perfect roommate - he cooks, he cleans, and he's dynamite in the sack. But Taylor has some dark demons in his head and some even darker cravings. Falling for somebody as volatile as Taylor is dangerous enough, but when Taylor's urges turn truly self-destructive, it'll be up to Warren to decide just how far to let things go.
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Jonah's Trash-- God's Treasure

Author: Joel Anderson,Abe Goolsby

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 9780849958250

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 5008

A simple rhyming version of the Bible story in which Jonah has to be swallowed by a big fish and more before he learns to respect the commands of the Lord.
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What the Victorians Threw Away

Author: Tom Licence

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178297878X

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

View: 5927

The people who lived in England before the First World War now inhabit a realm of yellow photographs. Theirs is a world fast fading from ours, yet they do not appear overly distant. Many of us can remember them as being much like ourselves. Nor is it too late for us to encounter them so intimately that we might catch ourselves worrying that we have invaded their privacy. Digging up their refuse is like peeping through the keyhole. How far off are our grandparents in reality when we can sniff the residues of their perfume, cough medicines, and face cream? If we want to know what they bought in the village store, how they stocked the kitchen cupboard, and how they fed, pampered, and cared for themselves there is no better archive than a rubbish tip within which each object reveals a story. A simple glass bottle can reveal what people were drinking, how a great brand emerged, or whether an inventor triumphed with a new design. An old tin tells us about advertising, household chores, or foreign imports, and even a broken plate can introduce us to the children in the Staffordshire potteries, who painted in the colors of a robin, crudely sketched on a cheap cup and saucer. In this highly readable and delightfully illustrated little book Tom Licence reveals how these everyday minutiae, dug from the ground, contribute to the bigger story of how our great grandparents built a throwaway society from the twin foundations of packaging and mass consumption and illustrates how our own throwaway habits were formed.
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Trash

Author: Andy Mulligan

Publisher: David Fickling Books

ISBN: 0375898433

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6230

In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat—boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money—to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong. Andy Mulligan has written a powerful story about unthinkable poverty—and the kind of hope and determination that can transcend it. With twists and turns, unrelenting action, and deep, raw emotion, Trash is a heart-pounding, breath-holding novel.
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One in Every Crowd

Author: Ivan Coyote

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551524600

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 238

View: 2274

Lesbian storyteller Ivan E. Coyote’s first book for queer youth includes brand new stories and others culled from previous collections, inspired by the tragic increase in the number of teen suicides resulting from bullying. Funny, inspiring, and full of heart, these stories are about embracing and celebrating difference and feeling comfortable in one's own skin, no matter what the circumstance.
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Junkyard Planet

Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

Author: Adam Minter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608197921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7366

How can garbage turn into gold? What does recycling have to do with globalization? Where does all that stuff we throw away go, anyway? When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to recycling factories capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of trash every day. Along the way, we meet an international cast of characters who have figured out how to squeeze Silicon Valley-scale fortunes from what we all throw away. Junkyard Planet reveals how "going green?? usually means making money-and why that's often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty. With unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry, and the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or William Langewiesche, Minter traces the export of America's garbage and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it. What emerges is an engaging, colorful, and sometimes troubling tale of how the way we consume and discard stuff brings home the ascent of a developing world that recognizes value where Americans don't. Junkyard Planet reveals that Americans might need to learn a smarter way to take out the trash.
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One Man's Trash 2nd Edition

A History of the Cigar Box Guitar

Author: William J. Jehle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535221580

Category:

Page: 422

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William J Jehle, detritomusicologist and cigar box guitar historian, has collected more fragments of these forgotten instruments to create the first written history dedicated to these humble instruments. Mr. Jehle's fascination with cigar box guitars led to a wide-ranging search for any and all artifacts to learn more about these instruments, and this research has yielded a wealth of information that you now hold in your hands. Now in its second edition, spanning over 150 years of artifacts, this book is an updated collection of the history of the cigar box guitar, its origins and its changes in value and perception from the mid-1800s to the present. Mr. Jehle assembles the disparate parts, snippets, one-line mentions, newspaper and magazine articles into a cohesive whole, and, deciding to share his discovery, shares this information with others, so that ultimately guitar players and makers of all skill levels may grow through their own experience of producing sounds with their fingers on strings, working with their hands on the instruments they play. May you enjoy learning more about these instruments, and may your own experience be enriched by this book.
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Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring

Author: Gail Steketee,Randy O. Frost

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198041071

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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The problem of compulsive hoarding and acquiring is more widespread than commonly believed. It often goes undiagnosed, either because sufferers are ashamed of their compulsions or because they dont believe it is a problem that merits professional attention. As much as two percent of the U.S. population suffers secretly from this condition. However, compulsive hoarding can be an emotionally exhausting, uncontrollable, and sometimes dangerous problem. Written by the developers of this groundbreaking treatment, this manual is the first to present an empirically supported and effective CBT program for treating compulsive hoarding and acquiring. This guide gives clinicians the information to understand hoarding and proven tools to help clients overcome their compulsive behaviors. It teaches individuals how to recognize errors in thinking and uses both imagined and real exposures to teach them the skills they need to manage their problem. Home visits by the clinician are a part of the treatment, as well as consultations with other professionals who might assist if necessary. Homework exercises include behavioral experiments to test personal beliefs about possessions, developing an organization plan and filing system, and sorting and organizing items room-by-room. Designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, this therapist guide provides numerous assessment and intervention forms to help clients use the methods described in this program. Complete with case examples and strategies for dealing with problems, this user-friendly guide is a dependable resource that no clinician can do without. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)
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Waste and Want

A Social History of Trash

Author: Susan Strasser

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466872284

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2479

An unprecedented look at that most commonplace act of everyday life--throwing things out--and how it has transformed American society. Susan Strasser's pathbreaking histories of housework and the rise of the mass market have become classics in the literature of consumer culture. Here she turns to an essential but neglected part of that culture--the trash it produces--and finds in it an unexpected wealth of meaning. Before the twentieth century, streets and bodies stank, but trash was nearly nonexistent. With goods and money scarce, almost everything was reused. Strasser paints a vivid picture of an America where scavenger pigs roamed the streets, swill children collected kitchen garbage, and itinerant peddlers traded manufactured goods for rags and bones. Over the last hundred years, however, Americans have become hooked on convenience, disposability, fashion, and constant technological change--the rise of mass consumption has led to waste on a previously unimaginable scale. Lively and colorful, Waste and Want recaptures a hidden part of our social history, vividly illustrating that what counts as trash depends on who's counting, and that what we throw away defines us as much as what we keep.
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Trash

Author: Dorothy Allison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117811

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3075

Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories," an introduction in which Allison discusses the writing of Trash and "Compassion," a never-before-published short story. First published in 1988, the award-winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid. The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in stories that give aching and eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us. These are tales of loss and redemption; of shame and forgiveness; of love and abuse and the healing power of storytelling. A book that resonates with uncompromising candor and incandescence, Trash is sure to captivate Allison's legion of readers and win her a devoted new following.
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Mongo

Adventures in Trash

Author: Ted Botha

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1582345678

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 8444

An intriguing journey inside the eccentric world of nonprofessional garbage collectors offers a series of colorful portraits of all kinds of collectors unified by their mutual obsession with mongo, discarded items rescued from the trash, despite their individual motivations for collecting. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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Creative Stories

A Childhoods Dream

Author: Robin Engel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149694755X

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

View: 9918

Creative Stories: A Childhoods Dream being a part of a great read. It is the most favorable book with enlightenment and excitement, creating laughter and fun with adventure. There is no limit to the imagination and involvement as a child growing up with creative stories.
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The Slow Fix

Stories

Author: Ivan E. Coyote

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458776166

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 1527

Ivan E. Coyote is one of Canada's most acclaimed storytellers; her first three collections were insightful, deeply personal stories about gender, identity, and community. Ivan's most recent book, Bow Grip (2006), was her first novel; it won the ReLit Award, was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Fiction Prize in the US, and was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association. With The Slow Fix, Ivan returns to her short story roots in a collection that is disarming, warm, and funny while at the same time subverting our pre-conceived notions of gender roles. In ''By Any Other Name,'' Ivan gets into some serious male bonding with her Uncle Rob; in ''the Curse?'' a cousin's stepdaughter helps her to overcome her lifelong dread of buying tampons; and in the title story, she does her best to fix what's wrong in the world by telling the homophobe in the barber's seat next to hers to shut up. Ivan excels at finding the small yet significant truths in our everyday gestures and interactions. By doing so, she helps us to embrace not what makes us women or men, but human beings.
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In the Quiet Season and Other Stories

Author: Martha Amore

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602233535

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 101

View: 5547

In the Quiet Season & Other Stories explores the human landscape of Alaska. While the stories take place in modern-day towns, each is laced with a timelessness that comes from their roots in ageless issues: broken trust and heartbreak, hope and rebirth. The expansive Alaska landscape infuses the stories with a unique chill, as tears freeze on eyelashes and mountain ranges form the backdrop for breakups. Although the people in Amore’s stories know how to survive Alaska’s cold terrain, these characters stumble when trying to navigate through their own lives and lost dreams.
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Curve

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lesbians

Page: N.A

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Close to Spider Man

Author: Ivan Coyote

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 155152340X

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7098

Close to Spider Man marks the debut of an exciting new literary talent: a collection of connected stories whose female narrators seek out lives for themselves amidst the lonely, breathtaking landscape of the Yukon. The young women in Ivan Coyote's deeply personal stories are looking to make a break from their circumstances, but the North is in their bones: so is their connections to family, friends, and other women. Like the protagonist in the title story, a waitress whose attempts to help a young co-worker saddled with a lunatic father finds her running across rooftops and climbing ladders; by getting close to Spider Man, she gets closer to freedom. Startling in their intimacy, the stories in Close to Spider Man make up a moving scrapbook of what it's like to be a young queer woman in the North, journeys imbued with the colours of a prescient sexuality and an honest heart. Runner-up, Danuta Gleed Award for Short-Fiction
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Meat City & Other Stories

Author: Jason M. Tucker

Publisher: Black Bed Sheet Books

ISBN: 0984213694

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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WELCOME TO MEAT CITY Take a trip along the arterial highway, and make a left at the last exit to enter Meat City, where all manner of nasty things are clamoring to greet you. •Granger knows what it's like to kill a man. It's an assassin's job to know death. When the corpse of Granger's latest victim staggers to his feet though, all bets are off in "Meat City". •Christian has searched for purpose his entire life. Miserable relationships and false religions were all part of the journey. But he might find just what he needs hidden in tunnels beneath the "City of a Million Gods". •A pale, pleading face of a young boy stares at Kari from the dilapidated corpse of a house next door. She knows what it's like to need someone, and she's determined to help "The Patchwork Boy". •It's been decades since the dead rose up and dragged the world kicking, screaming, and bleeding into hell. Only a few humans, The Pale Riders, still venture to the outlands. In "Ballad of the Pale Riders", a legendary rider teaches a rookie what it means to be humanity's last hope. These and thirteen more slices of horror await you on the raw and bloodied streets. Enjoy your visit . . . .
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Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!

Author: Barbara Odanaka

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ISBN: 9780689851605

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8333

THE GARBAGE TRUCKS ARE HERE TODAY! Smashing, mashing, lights a-flashing, gobblin' garbage, GULPITY-GULP. From castaway furniture to last night's leftovers, no job is too big or too small for this rugged team. With an upbeat, rhythmic text, Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! follows two garbage trucks on their route. What results is a stinky, roaring, rumbling mess -- and LOADS OF FUN!
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Killing Me Softly

Morir Amando

Author: Jose Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 1401

Fiction. Gay / Lesbian Studies. Ibanez-Carrasco's second book, KILLING ME SOFTLY presents twelve short stories of love gone wrong, in the process ripping the veils between the moral and the mundane, the prim and the grim, and rough trade. Genre-blurring and gender-bending, here is the Canada that lies in the shadow of the maple leaf, cementing Ibanez-Carrasco's reputation as one of Canada's reigning bad boys of lit. "His is a four-thirty-in-the morning, done-one-too-many-lines-of-crystal lens. The heroes in his stories can be HIV-positive, not white, and sometimes self-loathing. If you scraped the rainbow paint off your pride rings with a dirty thumbnail, you would find Francisco's world, skillfully rendered and beautifully imperfect" -- Ivan E. Coyote.
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