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              Books by David Manning

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              Sylvia's Violin: The Amber Eye
                

              Sylvia's Violin: The Amber Eye (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $55.99
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              Sylvia Solo is a seventh-grade student at an ultra-expensive private school that she attends by virtue of a violin scholarship. As part of a class assignment, Sylvia visits the Metropolitan Museum's ancient Egyptian collection. While there in Perneb's tomb, the lights go out. As ...she begins playing her violin, a guard investigates, and his flashlight reveals ancient symbols carved into the stone walls that look to Sylvia like musical notes. She plays the notes and finds herself transported back to the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt. There, she meets Da'av and his cat Teekay, who guide her on a brief romp into the underworld. Da'av is a protege of Imhapknum, a priest trying to save the spiritual soul of the kingdom from the ambitious Niphut, right-hand lady to the aging Pharaoh. A young adult fantasy, the book can be enjoyed by adults of any age with active imaginations.
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              ISBN 9781300138372
              Released AU 6 Jun 2013
              Publisher Lulu.com
              Interest Age Children
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              Half Slave Half Free
                

              Half Slave Half Free (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $28.50
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              Two homeless beggars meet on the streets of New York in the winter of 1870. One is a handicapped Irish Civil War veteran with a low self-esteem trying to find something in life to hang on to; the other a confident, well-educated former slave trying to make the most of his conside...rable potential as an accomplished chef. An exploration of the two men's lives is augmented by images brought to life through the magic of the ex-slave's cooking. During the course of this exploration, and subsequent events, it becomes apparent that the veteran has emerged from the war half slave and the slave only half free. Rather than a historic drama, the play comments on the present (often in humorous or absurd tones) through parallels between the 1870s and current issues: homelessness, growing extremes of wealth and poverty, corporate greed, a recent controversial war, and racial/ethnic prejudices.
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              ISBN 9781300758228
              Released AU 6 Mar 2013
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              A Brief History of the Recent Future
                

              A Brief History of the Recent Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $49.50
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              David Manning wrote A Brief History of the Recent Future in the mid 1970s with the idea of satirizing the present by forecasting the most bizarre imaginable future. The result was a verbally animated cartoon tracing the evolution of an apocalyptic conflict between proponents of g...anic garbage vs those advocating ficial garbage as civilization's final energy resource. Along the way, the tale introduces such absurdities as a credit-system economy; the Bronx Sanitation Air Force; a 3,000-acre rubber-raft island named Carabia; a news toaster that burns headlines onto breakfast bread; and people metabolically transformed by Mango Tango, the core building block of the artificial ecosystem. Resurrected from the past, the book remains, after 35-plus years, a satiric fantasy, now looking back at the odd events nobody knows transpired but brought us to our increasingly dystopian state. Once the harbinger of a future too ridiculous to contemplate, the original bizarre predictions resonate more every day.
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              ISBN 9781105575792
              Released AU 14 Mar 2012
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              Singularities
               

              Singularities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $39.50
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              ISBN 9781635345339
              Released AU 29 Jun 2018
              Publisher Finishing Line Press
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              Brain Storms: short fiction
               

              Brain Storms: short fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $30.50
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              This collection of imaginative short fiction by David Manning is gleaned from a lifetime afflicted with creativity, including selections from his inventive 1970s Blurbs column, excerpts from a novel-in-progress set at Duke University in 1968, a metaphysical carnival of short stor...ies, and multi-media formats ranging from radio to stage to film to song lyrics. Cecil knew his shadow was gone because it was a sunny day and it should have been there. 'Isadora, she said breathlessly, bursting in the door, I was walking along thinking about what you had said the other day when all of a sudden a hole appeared in our reality and my husband fell in.' GOOD EVENING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WELCOME TO WYOY'S MENTAL BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK. TONIGHT'S CONTEST PITS MIND AGAINST MATTER FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Satan would be available to interview prospective Dow souls in Room 109, starting at 1 o'clock. The rats were quite diligent, studied hard and didn't so much as squeak at being experimented on. In addition, they turned out to be very good at baseball. Suppose someone comes up to you and says: 'We are all just members of an ant colony in the basement rec room of a split-level house in Levittown, Long Island.' At the time he took out a policy insuring the church against the possible non-existence of God, Father McGlib had passed all his tests of faith and was considered a good risk.
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              ISBN 9798650812166
              Released AU 5 Jun 2020
              Publisher Independently Published
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              Singularities
               

              Singularities (Hardback)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $65.99
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              ISBN 9781635345728
              Released AU 29 Jun 2018
              Publisher Finishing Line Press
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              50 Really Exotic Pets: A Fur-And-Feather-Free Guide to the Most Lovable Tarantulas, Tortoises, Snakes, Frogs, Lizards, and Other Creatures
               

              50 Really Exotic Pets: A Fur-And-Feather-Free Guide to the Most Lovable Tarantulas, Tortoises, Snakes, Frogs, Lizards, and Other Creatures (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $38.99
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              Think cats and dogs are for the birds? It's time for something more exotic . . . Whether you're already an exotic pet owner or you're thinking about becoming one, here is your one-stop guide to owning such unusual household pets as lizards, snakes, frogs, newts, spiders, and inse...cts. Increasingly popular, these creatures offer low-maintenance, low-allergy, space-saving alternatives to traditional pets. This practical and accessible handbook covers more than fifty of the most popular amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates available from captive-bred stock and offers care requirements, handling advice, breeding information, photographs, and more for each species. It also includes expert advice on: Choosing the most suitable species Setting up a tank or vivarium Feeding and proper diet Health hazards and warning signs And much more!
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              ISBN 9780061491818
              Released AU 27 May 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Histories of Religious Pluralism
               

              Histories of Religious Pluralism (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Manning, David

              • RRP: $190.50
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              ISBN 9781789973280
              Released AU 29 May 2020
              Publisher Peter Lang
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Histories of Religious Pluralism
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