Who Let the Bats Out?: Twisted Tales from Transylvania

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iUniverse, Jan 24, 2013 - Fiction - 180 pages
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In this bat-mad collection of twisted tales, Peter Hargitai lets out all the stops: he is irreverent, funny, and irresistible. Learn about the real Vlad the Impaler and his poor performance on the Hamilton Depression Scale due to Dracula wannabees like Bla Lugosi; goddesses pursuing shepherds hunkering after sheep; straight serpent-like creatures and gay super-heroes; tattooed dragon slayers, medieval shepherds whose lies tell the truth, talking cocks stalking Turkish emperors; an artistic lad who wants to be called Andr and join the Merchant Marine in land-locked Transylvania; a blind princess under the spell of an evil sorceress; a blood countess who wants to be forever young through a combination of Botox and an Iron Maiden. And one damsel who fulfills her impossible dream of becoming a king after a sex-change operation in nearby Serbia.

Who Let the Bats Out? Twisted Tales from Transylvania, a hilarious tweaking of folk tales from the Hungarian oral tradition, will make you laugh out loud on every page. They are about fantastical beings as in the story of Hunor and Magor, twin hunters who come to earth like two falling stars, obsessed by the behind of a magical white hind. The elusive creature leads them to a meadow of beautiful moon maidens they are destined to marry were it not for their forbidding pre-nuptials...

 

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Contents

Chasing the Miraculous Hind
Who Let the Bats Out?
Lizard Girl The FruitofBlack Magic
White Deerand His Party
The Historical Blood Countess
British Invasion of Transylvania
Copyright

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Dianne Marlene Kress and Peter Hargitai teamed up 48 years ago as high schoold sweethearts in Ohio. She taugh the Hungarian refugee how to speak English so well that he eventually landed a job at the university level teaching English. Retiring after forty years as an academic who even taught Hungarian literature in translation (his own), he plans to spend more time teaming up with his wife as writers in Gulfport, Florida.

www.approaching-my-literature.com

Dianne Marlene Kress and Peter Hargitai teamed up 48 years ago as high schoold sweethearts in Ohio. She taugh the Hungarian refugee how to speak English so well that he eventually landed a job at the university level teaching English. Retiring after forty years as an academic who even taught Hungarian literature in translation (his own), he plans to spend more time teaming up with his wife as writers in Gulfport, Florida.

www.approaching-my-literature.com

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