THE THIRD LION: A Novel
About Talleyrand. Talleyrand, one of history's most vilified and
unprincipled men, was also one of its most civilized. This
Machiavellian statesman helped make and break both the French
Revolution and Napoleon. "Kemske, best known for his quirky takes
on latter-day organization men, smoothly shifts gears to deliver a
wryly engrossing historical novel." —Kirkus Reviews
$22.95 cloth, 224 pp., ISBN-0945774-37-0.
Also available as an e-book or a free PDF.
THE VIRTUAL BOSS. Everyone
wishes for the perfect manager. But what would happen if our
wishes came true? An adaptive, interactive software system learns
each employee's needs and weaknesses, and then effectively
exploits them. Kemske's most frightening primer on management.
"The most intriguing computer character since HAL in 2001." —Library
$19.95 cloth, 237 pp., ISBN 0-945774-22-2. Also available as an e-book or a free PDF.
HUMAN RESOURCES. Corporate
management is the use of humans as resources. So is vampirism.
When a vampire is called in to turn an ailing biotech company
around, reorganization takes on a much paler cast. "Kemske
understands that some of what's going on in corporate America is
so horrible that only fantasy can adequately depict it." —Cleveland
$12.95 paper, 224 pp., ISBN 0-945774-29-X. Also available as an e-book or a free PDF.
LIFETIME EMPLOYMENT. Due to
an extreme policy of lifetime employment, the only way to get
ahead at Growth Services, Inc. is murder. "Kemske blends black
humor with a serious treatment of the individual's plight within a
closed, Kafkaesque society in his satiric first novel." —Publishers
$19.95 cloth, 231 pp., ISBN 0-945774-18-4. Also available as an e-book or a free
darkly comic labor of lies about the world of union organizing
and union busting. "[A]n entertaining look at the tribulations
of working stiffs, wherever they toil.." —New York Times
$22 cloth, 208 pp., ISBN-0945774-48-6. Also available as an e-book or a free PDF.
ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL: A NOVEL A
finely crafted look at depression from the inside, both humorous
and moving. Also a wise reflection on the novel and its
relationship to life. "A complete experience, at once
laughing-out-loud funny and breath-catching, heart-breakingly sad.
It explodes the idea of the novel while defining and celebrating
it." —George Garrett
$20 cloth, 188 pp., ISBN-0945774-56-7. Also
available as an e-book.
GET THEE TO A NUNNERY: A Pair
of Shakespearean Divertimentos Romeo and Juliet and
Measure for Measure told from the point of view of minor
characters. Great intellectual entertainment. "Machiavellian
storytelling that subverts the original story with a new twist ...
devilishly clever." —Publishers Weekly
$19.95 cloth, 192 pp., ISBN 0-945774-41-9.
IVES, THOMAS IVES
In this short novel, Sandra
visits her home town for the first time since a “falling out”
with her much older brother twenty-seven years before. She
encounters a wide variety of people, some she knew, most she
didn't. These encounters give her a lively, sometimes comical
picture of the town’s political machine and her brother’s
central role in it as City Attorney. Then she encounters her
brother himself. The encounters are more Alice in Wonderland
(though less fantastic) than steps toward the excavation of
Free e-book only, 186
pp., ISBN 978-1-936053-971
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