John Wall Barger

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The Book of Festus

Festus wakes inside a myth—on a wharf in Halifax, Nova Scotia— and recalls nothing but a bicycle. As he looks for it, he thinks the city’s thoughts. Upon a sidewalk over a … 112 View

The Mean Game

The Mean Game—John Wall Barger’s fourth book-length entry in what might be called, collectively, a savage comedy—bristles with allegories that explore human cruelty and … 92 View
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Invocation

From: The Book of Festus

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Invocation 4 $0.40 Add
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Part One

From: The Mean Game

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Urgent Message from the Captain of the Unicorn Hunters – Your Suitors – The Wonderful Hat – The Stiltwalkers – The Problem with Love – At the Front – Ash … 21 $2.10 Add
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Part Two

From: The Mean Game

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My Houseguest – Penitentiary – Tale f the Boy & the Horse Head – Hammer – The Death of Jolly Dolly – Prometheus – Chernobyl – Having Read The Book of … 18 $1.80 Add
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The Bridge

From: The Book of Festus

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His Splendiferous Bicycle – Diorama of Spangled Bike, at Harbour – Eric the Red Cat – House of the Deaf Man – The Feast – Dream Map – The Kissing Bridge … 25 $2.50 Add
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Part Three

From: The Mean Game

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The External Lung – Inconceivable Mansion – The Swans Flew Out of the Sun – Deus Ex Machina – On the Curiously Sinister Hearts of Donkeys – Utøya – … 18 $1.80 Add
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The Axe

From: The Book of Festus

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Haligonians, to Festus – Holy Cross Cemetery – Festus Maximus, To Himself – Off-Course, Citadel Hill, the Bone Ghost Sings of Electricity – Map Song N° 1 – The … 38 $3.80 Add
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Part Four

From: The Mean Game

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Last Book of the Last Library on Earth – The Thief – The Fathers of Dairy Gertrude – I Am a Cell – The Prince with No Asshole – Cuthbert’s Plan – Crow … 19 $1.90 Add
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The Cow

From: The Book of Festus

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Festus, Hansel & Grendel – Were There Testimonials? – Map Song N° 3 – The Egg Pond – Park Lane Approacheth – Humungous Bos Taurus! – Bullfight – … 24 $2.40 Add