Category: Short Stories

In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By Alice Walker

Admirers of the colour red will locate in those tales extra evidence
of Walker’s energy to depict black women—women who vary
greatly in history but are sure jointly via what they percentage in
common.Taken as a complete, their tales shape an enlightening,
disturbing view of existence within the South.

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Coup de Foudre: A Novella and Stories

The explosive new assortment through the prestigious writer of Thirst and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Pu-239 and different Russian Fantasies, Coup de Foudre is the type of groundbreaking paintings of literary invention Ken Kalfus' enthusiasts have come to count on.

The audiobook is anchored by means of the complete textual content of the provocatively topical name novella that seemed in Harper's, a occasionally farcical, finally tragic tale concerning the president of a world lending establishment accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a brand new York inn. Recalling fresh information occasions with irony and compassion, Kalfus skewers overseas political gridlock and the hypocrisies of appropriate sexual behavior. In "The second They have been ready For", a assassin on dying row casts a spell granting the population of his urban the foreknowledge of the dates they are going to die. In "v. the big Hadron Collider", a pass judgement on distracted through the faint probability of an adulterous affair needs to make a decision even if to throw out a nuisance lawsuit that increases the even fainter chance that the total Earth will be destroyed. "The Un-" is a nostalgic tale of a tender writer's struggles as he attempts to surmount the monstrous, seriously guarded wall that it seems that separates writers who've been released from those that haven't.

Varying boldly in subject matter, environment, and tone, the tales in Coup de Foudre proportion Kalfus' designated humor and mind, inextricably certain with excessive literary ambition.

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This Is How You Lose Her

By Junot Díaz

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first publication, Drown, confirmed him as a massive new author with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao, used to be named number 1 Fiction e-book of the yr” by way of Time journal and spent greater than a hundred weeks at the New York Times bestseller record, constructing itself – with greater than one million copies in print – as a latest vintage. as well as the Pulitzer, Díaz has received a number of significant awards and prizes, together with the nationwide e-book Critic’s Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

Now Díaz turns his outstanding expertise to the haunting, most unlikely energy of affection – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a seashore within the Dominican Republic, a doomed dating flounders. within the warmth of a medical institution laundry room in New Jersey, a girl does her lover’s washing and thinks approximately his spouse. In Boston, a guy buys his love baby, his in simple terms son, a primary baseball bat and glove. on the center of those tales is the irrepressible, impossible to resist Yunior, a tender hardhead whose eager for love is equaled merely by way of his recklessness--and by way of the intense ladies he loves and loses: inventive Alma; the getting older leave out Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican males are cheaters; and the affection of his existence, whose heartbreak eventually turns into his personal. In prose that's forever full of life, creative, soft, and humorous, the tales within the New York Times-Bestselling This Is the way you Lose Her lay naked the limitless longing and inevitable weak spot of the human middle. They remind us that keenness regularly triumphs over event, and that “the half-life of affection is forever.”

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Collected Stories, Volume 4: The Galley to Mytilene, Stories 1949-1960

By Paul Goodman

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This ultimate number of Goodman’s brief fiction includes a lot of his best-known tales, together with the much-anthologized “Our stopover at to Niagra” and “Adam.” After the egoistic rage and alienation of the Thirties and Forties come those “dialectic tales” of the Fifties, tales within which Goodman explores the archetype of the divided self––Theseus and the Minotaur, guy and boy, Adam in exile and Adam within the Garden––and makes an attempt to reconcile the two.

Society (“the in simple terms international have,” wearing the load of historical past and the obligations of tradition) is in compelling discussion with the Artist (innocence and intuition, the resource of power, mind's eye, and life). not enemies, they fight to heal one another. “Relent, remedy,” is the chorus of those stories, that are mythic, American, sophisticated, and gorgeous, by no means dry, shrill, or schematic. Even after the good fortune of becoming Up Absurd and his overdue essays, Goodman thought of his tales of the 50s his most sensible paintings, not just in fiction yet in any genre.

not my experiment, yet I more advantageous it

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Things Withered: Stories

By Susie Moloney

The 1st tale assortment from this award-winning writer. A middle-aged realtor attempts to get forward any means she will. a nasty lady will pay for dishonest with a married guy. A spouse with a dismal earlier lives in worry of being uncovered. The undesirable acts of a bit previous girl come domestic to roost. a tender guy without path unearths strength at the back of the wheel of a haunted truck. From in the back of the gorgeous drapes of the typical suburban domestic, insanity friends out. 9 tales of suburban darkness turn out that lifestyles can activate you, otherwise you can activate it.

HERE ARE THE misplaced ladies OF SUBURBIA,
EVIL IN A T-SHIRT AND A PONYTAIL,
WASHING BLOOD OFF THE partitions AND
MAKING yes the youngsters DON’T inform. . . .

Introduction via Kaaron Warren

Susie Moloney is the bestselling writer of Bastion Falls, A Dry Spell, The living (the movie model going into construction this 12 months) and The 13 (winner of the 2011 Michael Van Rooy award for Fiction). A Dry Spell, The living, and The 13 have all bought in a number of nations. A Dry Spell has been translated into twelve languages and bought around the world.

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The Willows (Unabridged Edition)

By Algernon Blackwood

This conscientiously crafted publication: "The Willows (Unabridged)" is formatted to your eReader with a practical and special desk of contents.
The Willows is certainly one of Blackwood's most sensible identified works and has been influential on a couple of later writers. Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft thought of it to be the best supernatural story in English literature. during the tale Blackwood personifies the encircling environment—river, sunlight, wind—and imbues them with a robust and finally threatening personality. so much ominous are the hundreds of dense, desultory, menacing willows, which "moved in their personal will as if alive, and so they touched, by means of a few incalculable strategy, my very own willing feel of the horrible." - pals are halfway on a canoe journey down the Danube River. After coping with to land their canoe for the night, throughout the evening and into tomorrow and evening, the mysterious, adversarial forces emerge in strength, together with huge, darkish shapes that appear to track the realization of the 2 men…
Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) used to be an English brief tale author and novelist, some of the most prolific writers of ghost tales within the background of the style.

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Jigs & Reels

By Joanne Harris

Take your companions, please. Suburban witches, defiant previous women, getting old monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf males, dolphin ladies and middle-aged brands of erotic leatherwear: in Joanne Harris' first choice of brief tales the mind-blowing is going hand-in-hand with the mundane, the bitter with the candy, and the attractive, the ugly, the seductive and the tense are by no means multiple step away. this is often an eclectic number of stories for our occasions that exhibits an aspect to Joanne Harris you could have by no means noticeable ahead of. So move on, be tempted. finally, it is just dancing.

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I Am Not Jackson Pollock: Stories

By John Haskell

A bewitching selection of brief fiction--haunting and hypnotic meditations on artwork, videos, literature, and lifestyles. In "Dream of a fresh Slate," Jackson Pollock the fellow struggles with the separation he feels from Jackson Pollock the artist; "The Judgement of Psycho," probes the sexual dynamic of Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Psycho, after which delves into the connection among Hector and Paris within the Iliad; and Orson Welles presides over "Crimes at Midnight," a annoying evocation of hope and its results. a sequence of myths for contemporary occasions, this is often an marvelous debut.

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The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

By Truman Capote, Reynolds Price

A landmark assortment that brings jointly Truman Capote’s life’s paintings within the shape he known as his “great love,” The whole Stories confirms Capote’s prestige as a grasp of the fast tale.
Ranging from the gothic South to the stylish East Coast, from rural little ones to getting older city sophisticates, all of the unforgettable locations and other people of Capote’s oeuvre are right here, in tales as based as they're heartfelt, as haunting as they're compassionate. examining them reminds us of the unbelievable presents of a loved American original.

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