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books by David Turri
Books by David Turri
...I had seen and would remember. For me, there was an exit into the sunlight. But for them, there is no way out of those caves... Humor, the eeriness of the supernatural, and the horror of war weave through this strange tale, set in Kobe, of a friend's mental breakdown that leads the narrator on a bewildering and unnerving journey; an odyssey through time that ends on the battlefield of Okinawa.
A Pig With Three legs
This is a story full of bad jokes because those are the only ones Tommy Dugdale, a failed stand-up comic, knows. Alec Swipple, assistant-manager in Human Resources (although he possesses very few of them himself) at a London firm is Tommy's long-suffering best mate. The third player in this farce is tough-as-nails Gillian, Tommy's girlfriend. She likes Tommy because he makes her laugh. (Just [...]
.The story unfolds during the summer and autumn of 1870. It begins on the China coast. The protagonist, Thaddeus Galt, a mission priest, discovers, in the hold of a junk stranded on a sandbar, the bodies of thirty Japanese children, drowned in a storm. The children originated in the port of Kobe. Galt goes to Kobe to find those responsible for this terrible crime, and the reader is drawn into the [...]
29 Argyle Drive
29 Argyle Drive was the address of an old house that used to stand in the hills above Sumner, a seaside suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. For nearly fifteen years, the house remained on the market but unsold,until, early in 2010, it is bought by a retired teacher as new premises for the English language school he ran. But that house would have been better left in the neglected state into which [...]
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