Other books byMichael Knight
Dead Space 3
Prima Official Game Guide
• Know your space - Fully detailed maps show you key objectives, artifacts, rare weapon parts and collectables • Uncover the truth - Every audio log, text log, and artifact location revealed to unlock the full story • Maximize your gamer score - Easy-to-follow walkthrough shows you the best path to unlocking single player and Co-op Trophies & Achievements • Build the perfect gun - Complete listing of all parts in the game helps you build the ultimate weapons • Survive the dementia in co-op - Pro strategies help you solve unique challenges and defeat the necromorph plague as a team • Covers PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
The Holiday Season
Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, The Holiday Season and its companion piece, Love at the End of the Year are tender ruminations on the nature of family, the power of love, and a particularly complicated time of year. In The Holiday Season, Jeff, Ted, and Frank Posey are still trying to figure out how to be a family three years after the death of the wife and mother who bound them together. As the year winds to a close and the holidays threaten to unearth the usual myriad of emotions and memories, hairline fractures in the Poseys’ relationships finally splinter and crack over what should be, but never are, simple dilemmas: where to spend the holidays and when it is finally time to break with old traditions. The second novella, Love at the End of the Year, is an intoxicating tale that weighs up love in all its many forms over the course of a single, magical Alabama New Year’s Eve.
And Other Stories
Ten stories cut like gems from American family life . . . [with] a gracious patina and a drawl of violence.” Los Angeles Times A writer of the first rank. . . . [Knight] writes gently and with great gobs of empathy.”Esquire Wonderfully humane.” Playboy A Los Angeles Times Notable Book, Michael Knight’s stunning debut delivers ten tales of ordinary people seized by extraordinary circumstances as their attempts at human connection result in frustrating false starts and ruinous misunderstandings. Knight expertly unveils fragile family ties, secret compulsions, and the nagging doggedness of love as he taps into our collective human experience to remind us, with unerring, piercing insight, of what it means to be alive. By turns unpredictable and wise, sorrowful and triumphant, Dogfight and Other Stories reveals the transformative power of life’s small struggles.
Written with the stunning economy of language for which Michael Knight’s work has always been praised, The Typist is a rich and powerful work of historical fiction that expertly chronicles both the politics of the Pacific theater of World War II, and the personal relationships borne from the tragedies of warfare. When Francis Vancleave (Van”) joins the army in 1944, he expects his term of service to pass uneventfully. His singular talenttyping ninety-five words a minutekeeps him off the battlefield and in General MacArthur’s busy Tokyo headquarters, where his days are filled with paperwork in triplicate and letters of dictation. But little does Van know that the first year of the occupation will prove far more volatile for him than for the U.S. Army. When he’s bunked with a troubled combat veteran cum-black marketer and recruited to babysit MacArthur’s eight-year-old son, Van is suddenly tangled in the complexand riskypersonal lives of his compatriots. As he brushes shoulders with panpan girls and Communists on the streets of Tokyo, Van struggles to uphold his convictions in the face of unexpected conflictespecially the startling news from his war bride, a revelation that threatens Van with a kind of war wound he never anticipated.