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Overview

Details about the twenty five manuscripts in The Brautigan Library's "Adventure" (ADV) category.


Background

These manuscripts are classified in the "Adventure" (ADV) category using The Mayonnaise System, a classification system developed for The Brautigan Library. The Mayonnaise System catalogs manuscripts using thirteen general categories, the year of submission, and the order of receipt. For example, LOV 1992.005 indicates the manuscript was the fifth one submitted in 1992 to the LOV(e) category of the library's collection. Manuscripts are listed below in order of their acquisition, from most recent to earliest. Manuscript numbers (MS #xxx) and "Posted" information indicate timeline of the collection's growth. Manuscript descriptions were provided by authors at time of submission. Comments from The Librarian provide additional information.


Stats

Manuscripts in collection = 25
1994 = 1 manuscript
1993 = 4 manuscripts
1992 = 3 manuscripts
1991 = 15 manuscripts
1990 = 2 manuscripts
Missing = 0


Orion (Volume III)

Pete Dunn
MS #296
ADV 1994.001
Posted 1994/01/29 by The Librarian

Orion (Volume III) continues the saga of the first space family dynasty and it's inter-relationship with the second dynasty, 1400 years into the future. A time capsule is found containing a "lost manuscript." (Flashback) The manuscript portrays life during America's "Golden Years" and outlines the causes for the near-destruction of that nation in the latter part of the 20th Century. (Future) The genealogy of the dynasty is traced back to one of the "Lost Tribes of Israel." Life in the Universe II, especially on the planet Eden with members of the second dynasty. Epilogue.

Comment from The Librarian

Pete Dunn contributed three manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Orion (Volume I) (ADV 1993.002), Orion (Volume II) (ADV 1993.003), and Orion (Volume III) (ADV 1994.001).


Would You Believe Me If I Told You?

Peter Cooper
MS #286
ADV 1993.004
Posted 1993/02/15 by The Librarian

A boy named Danny and his best friend Izzy are swept away to a strange world called Hellebore by a creature named Joby who can change his form at will. On Hellebore, flower people called Lectuleans rule the kingdom. Danny and Izzy meet a proud girl named Angelica who can fly and who is rebelling against the Lectuleans. With her help, they escape, pursued by a monster named Convolvus who is controlled by an evil grape vine named Pod Terebinth. Back on Earth, Danny and Izzy face the terror of Convolvus with only the aid of the Fennelstone which is filled with mysterious powers! Would You Believe Me If I Told You?


Orion (Volume II)

Pete Dunn
MS #283
ADV 1993.003
Posted 1993/02/11 by The Librarian

Orion (Volume II) continues the saga of the first space family dynasty. The twin syndrome is broken by the birth of a super-intelligent female. In seeking the beginning of creation she meets the angel Gabriel, hears the voice of God and is given super-natural powers. She frees a new planet's inhabitants from a Satanic cult, saves the constellation Orion during the destruction of the old Universe, defeats Satan in mortal combat, and leads Orion to its position in the new Universe. She marries the son of a 2nd Universe family, begins a new Garden of Eden and a 2nd dynasty is created. — Joan Clifton Costner (Guymon, OK)

Comment from The Librarian

Pete Dunn contributed three manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Orion (Volume I) (ADV 1993.002), Orion (Volume II) (ADV 1993.003), and Orion (Volume III) (ADV 1994.001).


Orion (Volume I)

Pete Dunn
MS #279
ADV 1993.002
Posted 1993/02/07 by The Librarian

Orion (Volume I) is the saga of the first space family dynasty. How the discovery of a new outer-space energy and its subsequent decomposition into several new elements provides the basis for improving mankind's existence and the power source for a new type of spaceship to reach the constellation Orion. Where we may or may not be in the "after-life." Some of the Creator's future plans for mankind and how they are planned and executed. Our planet Earth's new location in 400 years. The Second Beginning for mankind. The dynasty's contributions to these events.

Comment from The Librarian

Pete Dunn contributed three manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Orion (Volume I) (ADV 1993.002), Orion (Volume II) (ADV 1993.003), and Orion (Volume III) (ADV 1994.001).


Phantoms for a Bush Pilot

Al Coulter
MS #278
ADV 1993.001
Posted 1993/02/06 by The Librarian

Phantoms for a Bush Pilot chronicles the experiences of a young man flying in Southeastern Alaska in the early 1940's under the most primitive conditions.


Downhill II: The Bitter Memory

Mary Fisher (Fallon)
MS #257
ADV 1992.003
Posted 1992/03/03 by The Librarian

In Downhill II: The Bitter Memory, Brad Ellington is believed to be dead. To his family, friends, and even to himself. But he is alive, blackmailed into another identity; with a new face, a new name. He is now the son of William Cochrane, mob leader. Weider, Cochrane's hired hit man is out to destroy Brad while Jack Daley, a state trooper from his past returns to help him. But is Daley's help enough? As Cochrane breaks Brad down to submission there seems to be no way out of the bitter trap until he discovers information which could free him or kill him.

Comment from The Librarian

Mary Fisher (Fallon) has contributed six manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Dark Glitter (ADV 1991.008, Downhill (ADV 1991.009), Key To A Deadly Game (ADV 1991.011), Kind People (ADV 1991.012), The Promise (ADV 1991.015), and Downhill II: The Bitter Memory (ADV 1992.003).


A Spy Too Close

Ronald Lawruk
MS #253
ADV 1992.002
Posted 1992/02/25 by The Librarian

It's the 1980s. The Soviets devise a plan to control U.S. foreign policy. A woman agent trained by the KGB is smuggled into Canada. A Canadian Security officer joins up with an FBI agent and trails her to Lake Placid. A young woman, engaged to a Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania who is running for President, is murdered. The KGB agent takes her place, undergoes plastic surgery and marries the Senator. After they move to Washington, she sets up a CIA agent for blackmail. The CIA officer rebels and is murdered by a KGB assassin. The FBI and Canadian agents unravel the mystery and foil the plot. A Spy Too Close involves some hair-raising chases through Lake Placid and Washington, D.C.

Comment from The Librarian

Ronald Lawruk has contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are The Domino Alliance (ADV 1991.005) and A Spy Too Close (ADV 1992.002).


We and Japan

Jane Bickford
MS #246
ADV 1992.001
Posted 1992/02/13 by The Librarian

We and Japan contains excerpts from a weekly journal I kept when we lived in Tokyo, 1964-1966. I removed only travel pages, adding many drawings of things Japanese that I saw. In putting this together, I have given my children a memory trip to enjoy as they renew their acquaintance with this unique country of Japan.


The Promise

Mary Fisher (Fallon)
MS #234
ADV 1991.015
Posted 1991/11/05 by The Librarian

It was one-thirty in the afternoon when he passed through the doors of the O'Malley residence. He crossed the large hallway when he heard raised voices behind the door of the living room. He turned listening to the mumbled yet angry voices. It was a tone never heard within the walls of the house. No, not ever. He detected one voice to be that of his Mother, the second was strange to him. It was a masculine voice with a nervous, persistent tone. An odd feeling of danger warned him something was not quite right as he drew to the door.

Comment from The Librarian

Mary Fisher (Fallon) has contributed six manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Dark Glitter (ADV 1991.008, Downhill (ADV 1991.009), Key To A Deadly Game (ADV 1991.011), Kind People (ADV 1991.012), The Promise (ADV 1991.015), and Downhill II: The Bitter Memory (ADV 1992.003).


Home Zoun Poetry

Yuma Yale
MS #231
ADV 1991.014
Posted 1991/10/29 by The Librarian

Home Zoun Poetry is a story in poetry form.


The Virgin Telephone and Other Tales

Gerald Diamond
MS #231
ADV 1991.013
Posted 1991/10/22 by The Librarian

The Virgin Telephone is a collection of stories about the behavior of landlords, cats, painters, prisoners, ghosts, princesses, slugs, courtesans, pilots, pig farmers, stamp vendors, packrats, stockbrokers, chickens, fathers and sons, apes, lawyers, insects, refugees and other living things. In these tales, the reader must draw his or her own boundary between truth and fantasy. All the tales are true, yet equally fantastic. All the tales are fantastic, yet equally true. If what you read here strikes your fancy, watch for my next book: Coffee.

Comment from The Librarian

Gerald Diamond contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Sterling Silver Cockroaches (ADV 1991.010) and The Virgin Telephone and Other Tales (ADV 1991.013).


Kind People

Mary Fisher (Fallon)
MS #230
ADV 1991.012
Posted 1991/10/22 by The Librarian

In Kind People, Young Todd Wilson finds himself in the caring hands of John and Marion Mathewson who claim they found him along the road side, the victim of an auto accident. The Mathewsons offer to care for him until his parents arrive. After a few days the kind gesture becomes a nightmare. His parents never arrive, the phone lines are down, the car won't start. Todd discovers the Mathewson's nephew, Ryan Kendall, just recently died, and Todd could pass as his twin; then he discovers the phone lines were deliberately cut and worse, the Mathewsons were the people who caused the accident. Terror grips him when after awaking he discovers his hair was cut, the color changed, now he looks identical to Ryan Kendall. Trapped in a house of insane people, Todd is forced to play a deadly charade that could cost him his very life.

Comment from The Librarian

Mary Fisher (Fallon) has contributed six manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Dark Glitter (ADV 1991.008, Downhill (ADV 1991.009), Key To A Deadly Game (ADV 1991.011), Kind People (ADV 1991.012), The Promise (ADV 1991.015), and Downhill II: The Bitter Memory (ADV 1992.003).


Key To A Deadly Game

Mary Fisher (Fallon)
MS #229
ADV 1991.011
Posted 1991/10/22 by The Librarian

In Key To A Deadly Game, nineteen year old Steve Hilton, studying to become an attorney as his father, works part-time as a police dispatcher. Jogging late one evening, Steve notices a police cruiser. As he draws near, he discovers they are not checking the house but robbing it. Being the only witness, Steve struggles with making decisions. Who should he go to? Who would believe him? Who could he trust? More problems unfold as he learns the mob is involved as well. Torn between instinct and survival, haunted by the words of a trusted friend, Steve feels powerless to control his own destiny until the inevitable, torrent end.

Comment from The Librarian

Mary Fisher (Fallon) has contributed six manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Dark Glitter (ADV 1991.008, Downhill (ADV 1991.009), Key To A Deadly Game (ADV 1991.011), Kind People (ADV 1991.012), The Promise (ADV 1991.015), and Downhill II: The Bitter Memory (ADV 1992.003).


Sterling Silver Cockroaches

Gerald Diamond
MS #224
ADV 1991.010
Posted 1991/10/10 by The Librarian

Sterling Silver Cockroaches is a collection of bizarre tales in South America, the Dominican Republic, Sicily, France, the Far East, Alaska and the United States. The reader will sweat in foundries and steel mills, crawl through caves and mines, smell the gold, taste the coal, feel the sand and the sunset, sample Yak butter, shiver with snakes, romp through Peruvian mountains with Claude and Diane, stalk a tiger, make twelve billion dollars, land in jail, outwit a bear, swim inside a crystal, get eaten by dogs. If you like these adventures, watch for my next book: The Virgin Telephone.

Comment from The Librarian

Gerald Diamond contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Sterling Silver Cockroaches (ADV 1991.010) and The Virgin Telephone and Other Tales (ADV 1991.013).


Downhill

Mary Fisher (Fallon)
MS #223
ADV 1991.008
Posted 1991/10/10 by The Librarian

In Downhill, Brad Ellington witnesses the murder of his older brother. The police, family and friends do not believe his testimony with no other proof. Nine years later his employer and ski instructor, Bill Parker, introduces him to Harry Poit. Brad recognizes Poit as Weider, the man who killed his brother. Afraid to hurt his family and friends, knowing no one would believe him, Brad remains silent. Attempts are made on his life and Brad knows Weider is after him. But what he does not know is that Cochrane, the mob leader who evaded the law at the death of his brother wants Brad to become the son he has lost. A man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Cochrane does in a vicious, crazed way, or does he?

Comment from The Librarian

Mary Fisher (Fallon) has contributed six manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Dark Glitter (ADV 1991.008, Downhill (ADV 1991.009), Key To A Deadly Game (ADV 1991.011), Kind People (ADV 1991.012), The Promise (ADV 1991.015), and Downhill II: The Bitter Memory (ADV 1992.003).


Dark Glitter

Mary Fisher (Fallon)
MS #222
ADV 1991.008
Posted 1991/10/08 by The Librarian

Who is he? His memory is lost. All he knows is that he was pulled from the wreckage of an automobile accident. There are only a few clues: his school I.D. card, an invitation to an exhibit, and threatening words spoken in his delirium, all of which could be the answers to his questions. Soon he becomes the target of a deadly conspiracy, the center of a maddening puzzle. As he struggles to recover his buried past, the amnesiac realizes he could inherit a priceless fortune or lose his life. And as the "Dark Glitter" of young David Brentwood's past is slowly revealed, the plot thickens until all is revealed.

Comment from The Librarian

Mary Fisher (Fallon) has contributed six manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Dark Glitter (ADV 1991.008, Downhill (ADV 1991.009), Key To A Deadly Game (ADV 1991.011), Kind People (ADV 1991.012), The Promise (ADV 1991.015), and Downhill II: The Bitter Memory (ADV 1992.003).


Latte Gold

Michael Molony
MS #218
ADV 1991.007
Posted on 1991/10/04 by The Librarian

Frustrated and feeling unappreciated, Steve Keys vacations on the island of Guam where he stumbles across the key to an ancient Spanish treasure. The search becomes the focus of Latte Gold and takes Steve and his new found comrades on a tour of Guam and it's cultural heritage while being pursued by their vicious antagonist. The race is on to locate and exchange the treasure without getting killed. Steve finds love in the process and an appreciation for the local legends.


The Bay of the Orphan

Genevieve Jacobs
MS #209
ADV 1991.006
Posted on 1991/09/12 by The Librarian

The Bay of the Orphan is an autobiographical account of sailing an 18 foot sloop from Miami to Australia, to the Baie D'Orphelinat. The voyage includes death, marriage, birth and desertion, as well as obligatory calms and storms.

Comment from The Librarian

Genevieve Jacobs provided these additional comments about her manuscript via email, 31 February 1 March 2010.

My book is called The Bay of the Orphan or maybe it was in French, Baie d' Orphelinat. And so the title seems even more touching now that it has found a home while still nested with all the other foundling friends from a time before the internet and self-publishing and blogs.

It's about sailing the Pacific aboard a very small boat, with my husband and cats, during a spell of what Aeschylus called the "high daring of youth." We were in our early twenties. It was 1983-1986, before GPS, cell phones, etc. and I recall that there was only one satellite up, so not worth investing in a "Satnav" for navigation. "Global warming" was unheard of, although I had clipped an item about El Nino that year from the Miami Herald, worried about how we were going to make it through the doldrums to Galapagos, and that perhaps we should take advantage of the strange intensity of that year's cycle by going south along the coast towards Cape Horn.

Needless to say, without realizing it, we were at the tail end of millenia of sailing voyagers, experiencing an ancient ocean unchanged. Yet that is a world now gone forever, because we carry "the city" within us, even if so many people still set sail without the communication technology. I think there's been a profound shift of consciousness in civilization, which I embrace, but at the same time, marvel when I try to re-enter the world as it WAS at that time. So I am grateful that I wrote about the voyage, the psychology, the relationship of two young people and unchanging nature. And I'm really glad The Brautigan Library was there, because it was subversive at just my speed (about 2.5 knots).

In 1992 I gave my manuscript (which I still think of as a first draft, sort of gone gelid) about sailing across the Pacific to The Brautigan Library, and since then never had any desire to push it further! However, news of the voyage somehow made it into another book (which is published the normal way), William Longyard's Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in Small Boats.


The Domino Alliance

Ronald Lawruk
MS #201
ADV 1991.005
Posted 1991/08/15 by The Librarian

In The Domino Alliance, Iraq, Iran, and Libya concoct a plan to make the United States pay for imposing economic sanctions against them. Teams of terrorists are sent to America to enforce these plans. Meanwhile, an FBI agent discovers a camp in the mountains east of San Diego. He uncovers an entire network strung out across the U.S. and learns that the terrorists plan to attack military and government facilities during the U.S. elections. In Washington, he foils a terrorist attack on the Secretary of State and reveals the mastermind, a German-born American oil magnate who wants to gain control of the Middle East market.

Comment from The Librarian

Ronald Lawruk has contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are The Domino Alliance (ADV 1991.005) and A Spy Too Close (ADV 1992.002).


The Legion of Shadows

Thomas Beary
MS #191
ADV 1991.004 A, B
Posted on 1991/07/18 by The Librarian

The Legion of Shadows follows the ill-fated Narvaez Expedition from its beach-head near Tampa Bay in 1528 to its termination in northern Mexico in 1536, with only four survivors. But these four men, and the cabelleros and missionaries who did not survive, were undoubtedly the first Europeans to cross this country, to gauge its vastness, know its people as they really were. Were they awfully lucky, or did Divine Providence have a hand in their survival? Just in time for the Columbus Quinquacentennial!


The Bloodstained Trail to Vengeance

Jeanne Phillips
MS #175
ADV 1991.003
Posted on 1991/04/24 by The Librarian

The year is 1859; the place an isolated ranch in Utah territory where fifteen-year-old Chip Marston sees his father gunned down by three hard cases, and then is forced to go with his half-deranged mother in pursuit of them. The trail leads to Arizona, where she dies of a wound sustained in a shootout with one of the gang. After numerous adventures, including panning for gold on the Gila River and an encounter with a Yaqui Lady of the evening, Chip completes his grim mission and heads back to Utah, mature beyond his years. As he jogs north on his black stallion, saddlebags stuffed with gold and dreams of the sweetheart he left behind clouding his mind, Chip suddenly realizes he is being followed. One of the long-riders had a twin brother, and now the hunter has become the hunted on The Bloodstained Trail to Vengeance.

Comment from The Librarian

Jeanne Phillips has contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Death of a Cowtown (ALL 1990.005) and The Bloodstained Trail To Vengeance (ADV 1991.003).


Chaco, Sheriff of Lordsburg

Fred Schmidt
MS #165
ADV 1991.002 A, B
Posted 1991/03/27 by The Librarian

Chaco, Sherrif of Lordsburg begins with the sojurn of the hero, Chaco, to Lordsburg, New Mexico where he encounters ambushes, cattle drives, gamblers, shootouts, and love. In Lordsburg, Chaco must deal with a town divided about status quo. He expects to assume the duties of sheriff, but the city fathers expect him to do their bidding. Chaco must prove that the banker is bilking mortgagees out of their property and that he is in cahoots with the comancheros, a band of outlaws, led by the renegade half-breed, Darkhorse. In the climactic scene, tracking the villianous Darkhorse, Chaco endures a long violent battle against the renegade before all wrongs are avenged.


Like Father, Like Son

Betty Corbin
MS #153
ADV 1991.001
Posted 1991/01/15 by The Librarian

Marcus Eddy, a raw-boned Dutchman rises to financial heights through forty years in the cooperage trade. Marcus is conned into being senselessly blackmailed by a former classmate. Marcus' amateurish attempts to dispose of his blackmailer lands him in a number of humorous overreactions. However, when his beloved son walks off with the attaché that is intended for his father's blackmailer, Marcus takes plight in pursuit, hoping to intercept his son before the attaché is opened, which is set to explode upon opening. The story ends on a twistful fate. Like Father, Like Son.


Anubis

Bidwell Moore
MS #138
ADV 1990.002
Posted 1990/11/26 by The Librarian

From the depths of a four thousand-year-old tomb, an eerily potent Anubis, guardian god of deceased pharaohs, broods protectively over the Thirteenth Dynasty King Ra-Hetep's last resting place. The preface (1807 BC) establishes the novel's background and premise. The story opens with a visit by Craterus, a wily Greek entrepreneur, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a meeting with a beautiful Egyptologist Sophia Thearkas. Curt Savage, the entrepreneur's charter boat captain, will shepherd Craterus' illegal arms shipment across the Mediterranean and join the dangerous search for Ra-Hetep's tomb as Sophia's protector.


Furled

Philip Preston
MS #058
ADV 1990.001
Posted 1990/06/28 by The Librarian

Furled is a story/memoir that concerns the irony and difficulty in learning the complex sport of sailing. Like any demanding activity, sailing reveals personal weaknesses and sometimes scary relationships to a hostile universe.