From the author of the international best seller GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP comes a book about the other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. Profane, loving and deeply cathartic, You Have to Fucking Eat breaks the code of child-rearing silence, giving mums and dads new, old, grand- and expectant a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem. You probably shouldn't read it to your children.
The title, the terrorist and the punch-drunk pugilist. Fat Boy McMaster is a hopeless heavyweight boxer, who has somehow managed to become champion of Ireland. His devious manager succeeds in setting up a gigantic payday (largely for himself, admittedly) - a St Patrick's Day fight in New York against Mike Tyson - and he wants journalist Dan Starkey to write a book on it. Starkey's as yet unsuccessful efforts to persuade wife Patricia to give their marriage another try are put on hold, and he boards a plane to the Big Apple with McMaster and his deeply suspect entourage. Once there McMaster's wife is kidnapped, almost every interest group is outraged, the Champ is chased all over town by gunmen of varying allegiance, Starkey's marriage is saved - and there's the Big Fight to consider too...
The sun brightens in the east, reddening the blue-grey haze that marks the distant ocean. The vultures roosting on the hydro poles fan out their wings to dry them. the air smells faintly of burning. The waterless flood - a manmade plague - has ended the world. But two young women have survived: Ren, a young dancer trapped where she worked, in an upmarket sex club (the cleanest dirty girls in town); and Toby, who watches and waits from her rooftop garden. Is anyone else out there?
A portrait of the controversial basketball coach traces his tenure with Indiana University and offers insight into the darker side of his personality as well as the methods that led to his numerous awards.
“A true story of a police woman whose colleagues allegedly ostracized her, complied a dossier of false or misleading allegations against her and delayed coming to her aid in potentially dangerous situations leaves her in tears.” Falling behind the race - Claire Dyer - The Guardian “Unseen Darkness - the incredible story of the most amazing inspirational beautiful female who against all odds, finds magic and treasures, and demonstrates the true meaning of a free spirit.” Asian Times “Unseen Darkness, we shared a bond that endured everything from childhood experiences to adult intimacies of pain and pleasure, she’s a goddess, a woman of beauty, sexuality, a mirror of me, I saw a woman, and a lady thrive to be a free spirit, turn to an angel of inspired sexuality. Madame - Monica Lang EXOTICA “Policewoman, dominatrix, mistress to a London gangster, Unseen Darkness is the inspirational, true-life story of a woman rejected by her family in childhood and forced to agree to an arranged marriage, who simply will not give up, whose instinct even in her darkest hour is to fight. The writing has an intensity and authenticity derived from direct experience that few other books of this kind possess. Candid, heartbreaking and at times shocking for all readers. This is a roller coaster ride that once on, you cannot get off.” Alan Denman, writer/director
With unsentimental prose and ironic dialogue, Katie Boland brings to life a variety of characters who all have one thing in common—a need for something more. A literary debut by a refreshing new voice in fiction, the stories in Eat Your Heart Out are about the haunted and heartbroken, about dreamers, losers and love-lost souls. From a sixteen-year-old autistic savant who’s sleeping with his best friend’s mother, to a tattooed beauty coming to terms with an alcoholic parent, to a newspaper man forever changed by a tender drifter, to a grief counsellor trying to reconcile her own tragic loss, the stories examine the fragility of human relationships and why people love the way they do. Bold, poignant and affecting, Eat Your Heart Out is a clear-eyed exploration of youth, life, love, sex and death.
A collection of fifty audition speeches for men selected from the finest plays of the last twenty years. The selections come from mainstream contemporary classics and important emerging work. Many of the playwrights represented here have received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Included are Jim Cartwright's Road, Caryl Churchill's Serious Money, David Edgar's Maydays, Martin McDonagh's the Beauty Queen of Leenane, Ron Hutchinson's Rat in the Skull, Ntozake Shange's Spell #7, and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, as well as work by Max Frisch, Edward Bond, Terry Johnson, Alan Ayckbourn, and others. he speeches cover a wide range of mood and character, from comedy to tragedy, from youth to old age, offering the actor a rich choice of new material. Each piece is accompanied by a synopsis setting the extract firmly in its context. The volume is introduced by the editor with a note of advice drawn from interviews with experienced directors. Book jacket.