Category: Short Stories

Jesus' Son: Stories

By Denis Johnson

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and misplaced souls. those tales inform of spiraling grief and transcendence, of all-time low and redemption, of having misplaced and located and misplaced back. The uncooked good looks and careening power of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this e-book a spot one of the classics of twentieth-century American literature.

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The Complete Brigadier Gerard Stories (Canongate Classics)

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Mon Dieu! the intense, sabre-rattling adventures of Gerard, a tender French cavalry officer throughout the time of the Napoleonic wars, introduce a hero who might be loved by way of lovers of Flashman and Sherlock Holmes alike. amassed right here in a single variation are either volumes of Conan Doyle’s a lot enjoyed stories, for you to satisfaction glossy readers with their absurdist humour, infectious heat and swash-buckling power.

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Refund: Stories

We give it some thought each day, occasionally each hour: cash. Who has it. Who doesn’t. the way you get it. the way you don’t.

Bender makes use of this very robust strength to drag jointly a unified choice of tales that deeply discover the ways that cash and the following estimation of worth impact the lives of her characters. The tales in Refund replicate our modern world—swindlers, fact exhibit creators, determined artists, siblings, mom and dad — who fight to determine the right way to receive funds, the best way to provide it, earn it, lose it, the entire whereas attempting to resolution the query: what's the actual definition of worth?

In “Theft,” an eighty-year-old swindler, familiar with tricking humans for his or her funds, discovers she has Alzheimer’s and forums a cruise send to work out if she will be able to locate whatever of precise value—a human connection. In “Anything for Money,” the writer of a well-liked fact exhibit is thrown into the true global while his estranged granddaughter reenters his lifestyles wanting a brand new middle; in “The Sea Turtle Hospital,” a tender instructor and her cost live to tell the tale one other university lockdown to search out convenience in stranded sea animals, as they discover ways to cherish themselves and all residing issues; and within the provocative name tale, younger artist mom and dad in downtown ny break out the assault on 11th of September merely to stand a conflict over their subletted residence with a stranger who may need misplaced greater than in basic terms her deposit.

Set in big apple urban, the yank South, and la, those tales discover what we will be able to come up with the money for and what we can't and usher in a piece of singular literary benefit via a huge author on the peak of her power.

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Big Cats: Stories

By Holiday Reinhorn

Big Cats opens with "Charlotte," during which a tender woman with a damaged pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor in the course of an extended, scorching summer season evening, surroundings the tone of irrepressible interest and craving that's glaring in the course of the assortment. In "Get clear of Me, David," a financial institution supervisor attempts to beat his haunted previous as he offers with the aftermath of a minor earthquake and the physique of a consumer who died within the foyer. "Big Cats" pits teenage ladies opposed to one another in an escalating catfight on the zoo the place they paintings, culminating in a blowout in entrance of the lion cage.

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I Am Lazarus (Peter Owen Modern Classic)

By Anna Kavan

Short tales addressing the surreal realities of psychological disorder, from a big cult author frequently in comparison to Kafka and Woolf
 
The tortured lifetime of Anna Kavan introduced her a few present by way of nice items of paintings. Her drug dependancy bore fruit within the Julia and the Bazooka selection of tales; while this spouse quantity remembers her event of the asylum—powerful, haunting works which might be harrowing yet are choked with sympathy too.

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The Chicolini Incident (Rex Nihilo, Book 0.5)

By Robert Kroese

"Interstellar con artist Rex Nihilo has simply hijacked a cargo of 5 thousand lazepistols, and he must dump them speedy. while Rex encounters a band of stick-wielding separatists on the earth Chicolini, he thinks he’s discovered the dealers he’s been searching for. yet Rex’s greed is aware no bounds, and he’s decided to rip-off the separatists out in their shipment in order that he can re-sell his black-market booty a number of extra occasions sooner than leaving the planet. because the problems in Rex’s plan multiply, he turns into a goal of not just the separatists, but additionally of paramilitary thugs, the neighborhood law enforcement officials, or even the Ursa Minor mafia. Will Rex’s long-suffering robotic significant other speak a few experience into him earlier than he will get them either killed? Or will Rex, the self-described “greatest wheeler-dealer within the galaxy,” eventually achieve outsmarting himself?

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Um Operário em Férias

By Cristovão Tezza

About the author:

Cristovão Tezza used to be born in Lages, within the southern Brazilian country of Santa Catarina, in 1952. he's the writer of thirteen novels, released in 7 languages, and the winner of many literary prizes, together with the Jabuti Prize, the Portugal-Telecom Award, the São Paulo Literature Award, Petrobrás Literature Award, Brazilian Academy of Letters, São Paulo paintings Critics' organization Award, the Zaffari & Bourbon Prize, Bravo, France's Charles Brisset Award, and a nomination for the 2012 IMPAC-Dublin Award. short house among colour and colour was once the winner of the 1998 Brazilian nationwide Library's Machado de Assis Award.

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Organizada por Christian Schwartz e ilustrado por Benett, Um operário em férias abriga cem crônicas de um dos mais importantes autores contemporâneos – Cristovão Tezza. A obra conta com textos sobre literatura, futebol, viagens e temas cotidianos.

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