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Imagine the son of Cinderella and Noah. That's Alabaster Ash, professional window washer and amateur foot fetishist, thrall to his three physically fit, brutally aggressive stepsisters. After polishing foot after foot of glass in the gingerbread city of Candyland and cleaning up after the "wicked stairmasters," he haunts the bars and streets looking for love and ...more
ebook, 168 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Common Deer Press (first published February 28th 2014)
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Karissa Ostheimer
Viewing the world through Alabaster Ash's eyes is like entering a realm that is parallel to our own. There are hints of familiarity that seep through from time to time(The Red Sox), but the time on these pages is spent mostly in the foreign waters of the mind of Alabaster. It is quite the journey.
Wm. Anthony Connolly

William Kotzwinkle’s illegitimate son it appears has emerged from obscurity to pen the inventive debut novel Ark under the nom de plume of one Jesse Miller. Or so it would seem. Not a page into this brave book a reader will be all too aware that they are in the grip of some linguistic savant, akin to the writer who chronicled the life story of Horse Badorties, a 1970s Bohemian whose vocabulary was peppered with the phrase “dorky, dorky, dorky,” in the novel The Fan Man. Similarly, Miller’s prose
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Janeth
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked to see invented words that I couldnt find in the dictionary but for the context I could understand, it is a book where you can see jumps in the plot, sometimes you find a description of nasty and weird things and a second later the story uses a softer vocabulary, also It has a dramatic entonation and I liked the way how the author gives examples about the vocabulary that He uses. Its a book that always wakes your feelings, you can expect surprises with this book for that reason I ...more
Almas Shamim
May 03, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recently read the Ark by Jesse Miller which I received via the Common Deer Press. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the book much. I am not a very big fan of books that are too....ornate with words. Such books are not thought provoking and not emotion-stirring, they just take up time and energy in even understanding what the author is trying to say. It may be a great literary piece (I don't know!), maybe a piece of art... but we are not all compelled to like every piece of art in the world. I am ...more
Timm Tayshun
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Sep 30, 2014
Lynda Stevens
Ark reads in the form of a surreal stream of consciousness, as the window-cleanimg narrator tells of his adventures with his workmates and three hefty sisters.

As such, the language is ornate, with make-up expressions, in a world where even train tracks become sexualised in the Alabaster's heated imagination maltreatmentcouched in indirect terms of phrase. Is he really hung on a coat hanger? Is he really sent away with a flea in his ear after providing his sister with the winning lottery
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