Visions of Anna
by Richard Engling
"Matthew Harken's urgent questions about his friend Anna's suicide and his own critical illness compel him to risk a perilous, spiritual quest. His heartrending, heart-opening journey through the interwoven worlds of memory, dream, and shamanic magic lead him not only to visions of Anna but to visions of grace. This passionate, poignant novel stands alone strongly and invites us deeper into the mystery of The Afterlife Trilogy."
-Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles.
"The novel's most transcendent moments occur in Matthew's flashbacks to the time he spent in Paris with Anna. Both young emerging writers subsisting on meager meals in less than modest living situations, Matthew and Anna immerse themselves in the Parisian literary scene. In recalling these memories, Matthew squires readers through a vision of The City of Light so charmed and romantic even he questions whether it truly was as magical as he believed it to be. Engling displays an enviable gift for dialogue and a painter's eye for clear detail."
-Jarrett Neal, NEWCITY LIT
by Richard Engling
Newly revised! A gritty thriller in a nightmare America where human parts are worth more than the whole.
The big market used to be in livestock. But now it's human body parts. People can mortgage their own bodies to organ transplant companies, but it's a gristly end when they can't pay up.
Gregory Blake is a private investigator in this savage city. His first mistake is to take on a client whose body is marked for foreclosure. His second is to try to find out why the most powerful forces in town are in such a hurry to repossess. Blake thinks he knows all there is to know about the underworld. But never did he expect to be lost in the corporate corridors of perverse power--in the hell that future America has become...
Previously published by Penguin Books USA and Headline House UK.
Antigone and Macbeth:
Adaptations for a War-Torn Time
Both plays in the collection respond strongly to the current political situation. Playwright Richard Engling adapted and directed Absolute Macbeth in a critically-acclaimed ritual production designed to "purge the tyrant" from our society. Engling and directors Ann Keen and Zack Brenner have collaborated for two years on the script of Antigone. Though they see the political landscape from different points of view, they all wanted to bring out the inevitability of war when societies demonize one another and reserve righteousness for themselves.
Antigone and Macbeth: Adaptations for a War-Torn Time
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Polarity Ensemble Theatre (February 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.0 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces.
The complete text of Antigone is available to directors seeking a script for use in a production. To receive a review copy and arrange for performance rights Contact Me.