Matinee at the Flame

MATINEE AT THE FLAME E Imer Hutchins sat in his truck and stared through the mist at the brown brick wall . Four fifty - one Blake , that's what the guy had said , rear entrance , Elmer was sure he'd heard him right .

Author: Christopher Fahy

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ISBN: 1892950731

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Fahy offers a compilation of 21 horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories--half of which have never been published previously. Each is illustrated by full-page artwork.
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Chasing the Sun

Up there where those flower boxes are was a dentist who rivaled Torquemada, and here on the ground floor, a doctor who bled you with leeches.” “Get out. ... “He works Short Story Collections: Matinee at the Flame Limerock: Maine Stories.

Author: Christopher Fahy

Publisher: Crossroad Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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To Chamberlain College in the small Maine town of Garfield comes Harry Callahan, a Maine-born aging and dyspeptic poet, to receive an honorary degree. He gets the degree all right, but in the process manages to disrupt his home town, his friends of long ago, his reputation, and the college. The depiction of the artist's life in the United States is disturbingly accurate and hilariously described, with Harry Callahan as the shambling, overweight, incurably honest example. Chasing the Sun is Fahy's comedic and humane triumph.
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Milwaukee s Bronzeville

being given out for the table that sold the most. The Morgan Family organized a Father's Day Matinee at the Flame in 1948. The various social clubs sold tickets, with a prize Willie Crawford (left) and his friend stand in front of.

Author: Paul H. Geenen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439633021

Category: History

Page: 128

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With the migration of African American sharecroppers to northern cities in the first half of the 20th century, the African American population of Milwaukee grew from fewer than 1,000 in 1900 to nearly 22,000 by 1950. Most settled around a 12-block area along Walnut Street that came to be known as Milwaukee's Bronzeville, a thriving residential, business, and entertainment community. Barbershops, restaurants, drugstores, and funeral homes were started with a little money saved from overtime pay at factory jobs or extra domestic work taken on by the women. Exotic nightclubs, taverns, and restaurants attracted a racially mixed clientele, and daytime social clubs sponsored "matinees" that were dress-up events featuring local bands catering to neighborhood residents. Bronzeville is remembered by African American elders as a good place to grow up--times were hard, but the community was tight.
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Limerock

Christopher Fahy has a master's degree in communication disorders, has worked in that field in public and private ... Nightflyer The Compost Heap Short Story Collections: Matinee at the Flame Limerock: Maine Stories Greengroundtown ...

Author: Christopher Fahy

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Fifteen short stories about archetypal Maine natives and out-of-staters who have chosen to live in Maine. The stories included in this collection: The Smell of Spring The Rock The Glow of Copper Uncle Cub at the Paradise Fair The Best in the World Detour Lost The Tip Ride A Clock in San Diego One Day in the Short Happy Life of Anna Banana Mistakes Journey Holly Point Home In LIMEROCK, Christopher Fahy does what he has always done so well: he puts normal people into the most troubling circumstances, then watches carefully to see what they will do. A Fahy story is the most delicious kind of eavesdropping, but we come away from each one with a bigger understanding of the little moments in our lives: a bus ride, a pail of berries, a city clock, snowflakes on a dark road. This is human nature dissected in the most compassionate and lyrical way. —Cathie Pelletier, author of The Weight of Winter and Beaming Sonny Home Christopher Fahy's stories are like Nelson Algren’s The Neon Wilderness or anything by Erskine Caldwell. Fahy writes from his soul, deep inside truth about people caught in illiteracy and desperation. These people who happen to be from Maine are from everywhere, universal, which is what great writing is about. Fahy's command of colloquial speech shows brilliance. “Uncle Cub at the Paradise Fair” is a masterpiece. THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ! —Leo Connellan, Connecticut Poet Laureate, author of The Clear Bine Lobster-Water Country and The Maine Poems. Christopher Fahy’s LIMEROCK is a downeast smorgasbord, a feast of Maine life and its myriad characters. One of Maine’s literary treasures, Fahy is equally adept at drama, suspense, reflection or farce. He has the gift of vanishing before our eyes and allowing other people to rise up whole, living and breathing. In these pages Fahy escorts his readers from kitchen to field, forest to shore, moving us like ghosts into the homes and hearts of the folks we’ve seen for years but never stopped to talk to. —Michael Kimball, author of Firewater Pond, Undone and Mouth to Mouth.
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Red Tape

Christopher Fahy has a master's degree in communication disorders, has worked in that field in public and private ... Nightflyer The Compost Heap Short Story Collections: Matinee at the Flame Limerock: Maine Stories Greengroundtown ...

Author: Christopher Fahy

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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Henry Island is in big trouble. After slaving away for a dozen years to earn his Ph.D. in urban legendry, he can’t find work in his field. Pursued by goons from The Company, N.A., who are trying to get him to pay off his student loans, the practically penniless Henry flees Back East for Out West, where a single job is rumored to exist. On his long and difficult journey, he gets caught up in many of the legends he has studied, such as THE EXPLODING TOILET, CRUEL GRUEL, THE SLOVENIAN SOOTHSAYER and GAY INSIDE STRAIGHT. He finds himself in the army, a concentration camp, a mental hospital and a sweatshop that mass produces schlock art, and hooks up with three eccentric comrades who are also engaged in a quest for fulfilling work, the answers to life’s big questions, and the secrets of championship baseball.
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Nightflyer

Christopher Fahy has a master's degree in communication disorders, has worked in that field in public and private ... Nightflyer The Compost Heap Short Story Collections: Matinee at the Flame Limerock: Maine Stories Greengroundtown ...

Author: Christopher Fahy

Publisher: Crossroad Press

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Category: Fiction

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JONATHAN IS IN HIS ROOM. BUT HE’S NOT IN HIS BODY. Jonathan Petrie can leave his body and fly. Best of all. nobody knows it—yet. Not his alcoholic, ailing mother, nor his uncaring father. Not the teacher who senses that he's changing, nor the girl who befriends him. And surely not the school kids who torment him mercilessly. None of them knows the force he commands—that he can see without being seen, hear without being heard, and that even now, as the night winds howl, he's plotting his revenge on them all!
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The Lyssa Syndrome

Christopher Fahy has a master's degree in communication disorders, has worked in that field in public and private ... Nightflyer The Compost Heap Short Story Collections: Matinee at the Flame Limerock: Maine Stories Greengroundtown ...

Author: Christopher Fahy

Publisher: Crossroad Press

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Category: Fiction

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It begins with a bad headache, a sore throat, and a terrible thirst. Then comes a state of frenzy. Victims attack others, tearing at their flesh with bared teeth. Finally, within a few days, an agonizing death. Rabies expert Dr. Martin Farrow recognized the sudden outbreak as a mutant rabies strain. The Pentagon recognized it as a classified weapon potentially more powerful than the nuclear bomb. Dispatched to isolated Blue Harbor, Maine, Farrow was forced by the government to develop ever more contagious and vicious strains of the deadly virus through top-secret experiments on mice, on monkeys, on dogs. Until the night two animal-rights activists broke into the lab to "liberate" the animals. What they liberated instead was a disease that turned men, women, and children into crazed beasts. And turned serene Blue Harbor into a war zone.
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The Fly Must Die

Christopher Fahy has a master's degree in communication disorders, has worked in that field in public and private ... Nightflyer The Compost Heap Short Story Collections: Matinee at the Flame Limerock: Maine Stories Greengroundtown ...

Author: Christopher Fahy

Publisher: Crossroad Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Once she was gone I went back to Shrimp’s room to clean up. I was leaving, arms full, when a glint caught my eye. It was under the radiator. A bottle, a long thin vial. The vial my father had used, that had held the McGrow! And there on the lip of the bottle, sucking—a fly! A copy of Bouffant Times lay next to the chair. I set my burdens down, grabbed the magazine, rolled it up and went after the fly—so slowly, cautiously. Yet somehow I tipped it off, and it stiffened. Before I could swing, it had flown to the window shade. I stalked it again, scarcely daring to breathe. It flew, I missed, tore a hole in the shade. Twice more I swung and missed. Impossible! A creature with a brain so small—without even a brain at all, perhaps?—could foil me? Absurd! Then it suddenly made for the door. I panicked. A fly that had drunk McGrow! If it flew outside … The poet/grantsperson Fred Fudpucker tries to save his best friend, Sigmund Fish, who has Down Syndrome, from the clutches of the nefarious Mick McDiddle, head of the gigantic McDiddle hamburger chain.
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Fabulous Chicago

overflow crowd of more than sixteen hundred at a special holiday matinee in the Iroquois Theater, a showplace of marble, ... As a double quartet appeared on the stage for a number titled “In the Pale Moonlight,” a flash of flame spurted ...

Author: Emmett Dedmon

Publisher: Garrett County Press

ISBN: 9781891053634

Category: History

Page: 447

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Here is the best-selling history of an American city like no other -- and of the vibrant people who built it. The Yankees who came west to gamble fortunes on the Board of Trade, the Swifts and Amours, Fields and McCormicks, and the new immigrants who worked in their stockyards, stores and railroads -- together and at odds they built Chicago out of the prairie mud, and built it again when the Great Fire destroyed it. This is a story of political turmoil, of corruption, of social striving and reform: the Haymarket Massacre, the Pullman Strike, Jane Adams of Hull House, and the notorious Al Capone. The entrepreneurial giants, the gangsters and mayors of legend, the poets, like Sandburg and MacLeish, and architects, like Frank Lloyd Wright -- all belong to Chicago, and populate this incredible book. From the Everleigh Club brothel to the patriotic song of George F. Root, Fabulous Chicago is a history that is alive with the unbelievable spirit of one of the world's great cities.
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The Flame and the Phoenix

annual pilgrimage to Woolworth's , I lost the dollar bill which I carried in my pocket . I was devastated ! ... A Saturday kids ' matinee at the movies was also twenty - five cents , although I was theoretically not allowed to go .

Author: Pierson Fort Melcher

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ISBN: 0963007114

Category: School principals

Page: 472

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