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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

Visions of Anna

"...a strong authorial voice, motivated characters, and a plot that propels the book..."
-Jarrett Neal, NEWCITY LIT



Body Mortgage

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.

Body Mortgage

"Fast paced future thriller."
-SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY REVIEWS

"Bizarre and definitely scary."
-OXFORD MAIL

She Plays in Darkness

by Fern Chertkow

"She Plays in Darkness is an exquisitely beautiful and haunting novel filled with such fully developed characters that readers will not soon forget them. This is a book to cherish, to re-read, the kind of novel that avoids sentimentality so fiercely that readers will give copies to their friends and tell them, 'Read this, this is a how a woman's life truly is.'"
-Tony Ardizzone, author of The Whale Chaser

"In She Plays in Darkness, Fern Chertkow crafts a novel rife with mood and sentiment. Through Chertkow's protagonist, a painter/legal secretary named Cynthia, readers encounter a roster of characters that float in and out of this young woman's world, some barely registering with her, others impacting her life irrevocably. A year-long separation from her identical twin Rosemary (the Rose) forces Cynthia to construct an identity all her own.... The gift of this novel lies in Chertkow's ability to withhold obvious declarations from readers and to allow us to make our own discoveries, as Cynthia makes hers."

-Jarrett Neal, NEWCITY LIT

She Plays in Darkness

Polarity Ensemble Books

Edited by Richard Engling

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)
Language: English
ISBN: 0977661008
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.