Remnant Stew

by Tristan MacAvery



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781414017310
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781414017303

About the Book

This first collection of Tristan MacAvery's short works spans over two decades of humor, experience, passion, and wonder. Here are tales of a lady who still speaks to unicorns; of a writer who finds a muse that's a bit more than he bargained for; of a pair of space pilots, drinking one last toast to each other before their respective planets go to war; of a town whose people live only to build and rebuild the wall which surrounds their ever-shrinking land; of an office temp who discovers that his boss just might be the very devil to work for; and of aliens who try to mate with Volkswagens.

There is food for thought here also, ranging from the comedy of breaking a toilet while being attacked by a religious icon, to the drama of trying to rescue a drug-crazed young man from his suicidal cravings. Essays discuss everything from the relative worth of Henry David Thoreau's Walden to the modern world, to an entire political platform that has something to offend just about anyone who has lost hold of his common sense.

Remnant Stew: A tasty dish to set before anyone with an appetite for excellent writing.

About the Author

TRISTAN MacAVERY began writing at the age of 10 and didn't know when to quit. He has published in a variety of literary magazines, has been a contributing editor to a city magazine and a statewide newspaper, and a technical writer. A voice actor, scriptwriter, and director, he has appeared in, written, and / or directed more than 60 Japanese anime titles, and is now providing voices for video games by Archaic Jump Productions. He was particularly busy during 2003, as First Books Library reprinted two of his published novels and printed two new books as well (including this one). Still single, he lives in Houston TX, where he pursues his acting and writing, along with coaching improvisation, stand-up and sketch comedy.