Chameleon Days

Chameleon  Days

Chameleon Days

What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author's real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman? Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author's psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk-in closet. A fictional day-to-day narrative structured around the search for Kashif, a feared and hunted terrorist labeled the Chameleon for the many facial surgeries he has incurred to disguise his identity, Chameleon (Days) bridges its author's life to the evolution of Kashif's story creating a fiction "while life happens," which often manifests itself in interference, inspiration, and the perils of letting your character know who his creator is.

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

“Moves beyond a compelling personal story to shed radiant light on history itself . . . an essential chronicle of midcentury American idealism.” —Patricia Hampl, author of The Art of the Wasted Day In 1964, at the age of three, Tim Bascom is thrust into a world of eucalyptus trees and stampeding baboons when his family moves from the Midwest to Ethiopia. The unflinchingly observant narrator of this memoir reveals his missionary parents’ struggles in a sometimes hostile country. Sent reluctantly to boarding school in the capital, young Tim finds that beyond the gates enclosing that peculiar, isolated world, conflict roils Ethiopian society. When secret riot drills at school are followed with an attack by rampaging students near his parents’ mission station, Tim witnesses the disintegration of his family’s African idyll as Haile Selassie’s empire begins to crumble. Like Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Chameleon Days chronicles social upheaval through the keen yet naive eyes of a child. Bascom offers readers a fascinating glimpse of missionary life, much as Barbara Kingsolver did in The Poisonwood Bible. “Such precision in voice earned Bascom the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference Bakeless Prize, and his smartly naïve observations grow more sophisticated as the country succumbs to political unrest in the 1970s and missionary life becomes uncertain. Nostalgic but not overwrought, Bascom’s memoir is accented with casual family snapshots like ribbons on the gift of a gently captured place in time.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Bascom, son of missionaries, illuminates the Ethiopia of his childhood in this Bakeless Prize–winning memoir . . . A stirring tribute to a turbulent, beautifully evoked era.” —Kirkus Reviews

Chameleon Days

Chameleon  Days

Chameleon Days

What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author's real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman? Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author's psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk-in closet. A fictional day-to-day narrative structured around the search for Kashif, a feared and hunted terrorist labeled the Chameleon for the many facial surgeries he has incurred to disguise his identity, Chameleon (Days) bridges its author's life to the evolution of Kashif's story creating a fiction "while life happens," which often manifests itself in interference, inspiration, and the perils of letting your character know who his creator is.

Days of a Chameleon

Days of a Chameleon

Days of a Chameleon

From Jim Bowie preparing to die at the Alamo to a dung beetle rolling home, from mallard ducks in tweed to a church-goer afraid to be found, from snakeskins to serial killers, oods to grey foxes, Je rey DeLottos poems nd light and darkness, calm and storm, ant and Arab suq equally fascinating. Taking his title from Keats ideal of a poet as chameleon, DeLotto inhabits the world large and small in these collected poems, seeing empathy as the essence of understanding.

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days


Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

"Be seen, not heard," is what her Mother said. However, for this poet, her Mother's words fell on deaf ears. K.L. Loveley is a woman unleashed and her words will be heard. Love, romance, pleasure, desire, loss, betrayal, anger, and pain. K.L. Loveley explores her changing and sometimes camouflaged emotions within her debut poetry collection.

Chameleon Days

Chameleon  Days

Chameleon Days

What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author’s real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman? Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author’s psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk-in closet. A fictional day-to-day narrative structured around the search for Kashif, a feared and hunted terrorist labeled the Chameleon for the many facial surgeries he has incurred to disguise his identity, Chameleon (Days) bridges its author’s life to the evolution of Kashif’s story creating a fiction “while life happens,” which often manifests itself in interference, inspiration, and the perils of letting your character know who his creator is.

Teach Yourself TCP IP in 14 Days

Teach Yourself TCP IP in 14 Days

Teach Yourself TCP IP in 14 Days

TCP/IP is the most widely used network protocol. Now, this 14-day tutorial instructs the reader in the fundamentals of TCP/IP through a variety of teaching methods. The 14 day structure provides a logical and easy-to-follow sequence. Handy references with short examples are provided in shaded syntax boxes. Daily lessons, review sections, and clear examples are also included.

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days


Sharon Lane

Sharon Lane

Sharon Lane