Free literary fiction Kindle books for 18 Sep 14

Hancock Hill

by Peter Silverman

The 1950sâ?¦ a small suburban townâ?¦ a sledding party on Hancock Hillâ?¦ Alex Dunhaigen scores a date with gorgeous Kay Cosgrove. But the next day Kay suddenly leaves town, and when Alex learns that her violent stepfather has heard about an indiscrete moment on their date, he fears the worst and that it was his fault.

Four years laterâ?¦ Alex is in college, and bad luck and questionable choices lead life down painful paths. At the same time, he and his brilliant best friend, Zach, are building their invention, a transforming gift to the world. But those who do not want a transformed world include the powerful father of a woman Alex is dating. His quest for love, his friendship with Zach, and their revolutionary dream combine in a volatile mix that threatens everyone in Alex’s life. Does the resolution to these torments lie on Hancock Hill?

Late Lights

by Kara Weiss

After spending his teens in juvenile detention, Monty is released to find he has nowhere to turn except back to the friends of his youth. But neither BJ nor Erin know how to have him in their lives anymore. As kids, BJ and Monty shared the anguish of being forgotten children, playing basketball and wandering the streets, but BJ has since aged out of her tomboy persona and into a sexually-confused woman in an adult body she doesn’t understand, particularly when Monty is the first guy to view her as a woman. Although Erin Broder never gave up on her friendship with Monty, she doesn’t know where he fits into her upward-bound life, which is filled with professional parents, varsity track, and an Ivy League destiny. To the Broder family, young Monty was a charity case, a kid from the wrong side of Tremont Street, a novelty friend they hoped Erin would outgrow. So what happens when she doesn’t? With sharp language and unflinching honesty, Kara Weiss depicts a complex reality where adolescent friendship is less like a two-way street, more like a six-way interchange with broken signals. For fans of Denis Johnson, Amy Bloom, and Cormac McCarthy.


by Sahil Perez

The Messiah of Green Street tells the story of Sahil, born to Bangladeshi immigrants Karim and Anjana in the deprived melting pot of Upton Park, London. This strange-looking prodigy of a boy – who can allegedly speak Arabic and Hebrew from birth – is greeted as a miracle and â??a child of the world’, but the superstitious adulation of his community slowly ebbs and sours as the realities of life as a disenfranchised and dispossessed second generation immigrant take over. The story of Sahil and his family, of their friends, relatives and neighbours is mordantly satirical, deeply poignant and very funny. As Sahil grows into adulthood and becomes more and more disillusioned with his lot, his reluctant attempts to connect with his roots, buried under the weight of slavery, colonialism and racial hatred, take him in unexpected directions on the way to his own particular truth.

“He has written a remarkable novel that resonates with the picaresque wonders of Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum, the enchanting magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the seemingly effortless balance of humanity and humor that animate the pages of a Zadie Smith or Salman Rushdie.”

â??Stephen Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily

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