Category: Short Stories Anthologies

  • Download Aftershock & Others: 19 Oddities by F. Paul Wilson PDF

    By F. Paul Wilson

    Aftershock & Others is the 3rd number of brief fiction by big apple Times bestselling writer F. Paul Wilson, hailed by means of the Rocky Mountain News as “among the best storytellers of our times.”

    The name novelette gained the Bram Stoker Award and its partners contact at the earlier, current, and future—from the inflationary madness of Weimar Germany (“Aryans and Absinthe”) to disco club–era big apple (“When He used to be Fab”), to the rationing of clinical providers in a grim close to destiny (“Offshore”). Wilson’s stylistic range and flexibility are on exhibit in tales that pay tribute to Ray Bradbury (“The November Game”), use a sentient killer virus as a point-of-view personality (“Lysing towards Bethlehem”), and pay unabashed homage to natural pulp fiction in yellow peril tales (“Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong” and “Part of the Game”). and at last, Wilson treats us to his well known antihero Repairman Jack at his such a lot creative: trapped in a drugstore with 4 killers (“Interlude at Duane’s”).

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  • Download Black Juice by Margo Lanagan PDF

    By Margo Lanagan

    As a part of a public execution, a tender boy forlornly is helping to sing his sister down. . . . A servant learns approximately grace and loyalty from a mistress who might quite dance with Gypsies than sit down on her throne. . . . A terrifying come across with a demonic angel supplies a tender guy the power he must separate from of his oppressor. . . . On a bleak and dreary afternoon a gleeful capturing spree results in tragedy for a determined clown not able to flee his fate.In every one of Margo Lanagan's ten amazing tales, human frailty is positioned to the attempt by way of the implacable forces of darkish and light-weight, guy and beast. black juice deals glimpses into common, shadowy worlds that push the limits of the spirit and depart the brain haunted with the information that black juice runs via us all.

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  • Download Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon PDF

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    From the prestigious writer of the bestselling Lazarus Project-"a astounding selection of stories...further cementing [Hemon's] place the most effective fiction writers operating in English" (GQ). The tales of affection and stumbling blocks are united through their narrator, a tender guy coming of age in Communist-but-cosmopolitan Sarajevo who will go away for the us simply as his urban is torn asunder. In Hemon's palms, possible mundane adolescence reviews turn into bold, dramatic adventures, whereas detailed and wrenching conditions develop into a standard flooring that includes us all. As cohesive and ambitious as any novel, Love and hindrances stands with the nationwide booklet Award finalist The Lazarus venture because the top paintings of Hemon's occupation.
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  • Download Under the Red Flag by Ha Jin PDF

    By Ha Jin

    The twelve tales in Under the pink Flag happen in the course of China's Cultural Revolution. Ha Jin, who was once raised in China and emigrated to the U.S. after the Tiananmen sq. bloodbath in 1989, writes approximately loss and ethical deterioration with the willing experience of a survivor. His tales research lifestyles within the bleak rural city of Dismount citadel, the place the boys and girls are jam-packed with ardour and simple task yet blinded through their restricted imaginative and prescient as they grapple with honor and disgrace, manhood and demise, infidelity and repression.

    In "A Man-to-Be," a militiaman engaged to be married participates in a gang rape, yet unearths himself impotent while he seems into the eyes of the sufferer. His fiancee's family members breaks off the engagement, now not as a result of rape, yet simply because they doubt his virility. In "Winds and Clouds over a Funeral," a Communist chief disobeys his mother's final want for burial to maintain his solid status within the get together, yet his enemies deliver him down for being a foul son. "In wide sunlight" is the tale of the general public humiliation of a lady accused of being a whore. Her dignified defiance is progressively stripped away as she is dragged in the course of the streets, cursed and spat upon through strangers and kin alike.

    In Under the purple Flag, privateness is nonexistent and paranoia principles as neighbor turns opposed to neighbor, husband turns opposed to spouse, country turns opposed to person, background turns opposed to humanity. those tales show the earnestness and grandeur of human folly, and in a bigger feel, shape an ethical heritage of a time and a place.

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  • Download Paris Metro Tales by Helen Constantine PDF

    By Helen Constantine

    Following Helen Constantine's hugely profitable Paris stories, Paris Metro Tales bargains 22 awesome brief tales set all through Paris-all hooked up through the underground tunnels of its famed Metro.
    The trip starts on the Gare du Nord, stops at 20 underground stations alongside the way in which, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt, each one tale similar to one of many 20 arrondissements of Paris. Readers are invited to discover their method during the underground, altering trains while helpful and imaginatively rising to learn a narrative it its unique atmosphere. The tales variety from the 15th-century account of the striking Saint Genevieve, consumer saint of Paris, via stories by way of favourite writers comparable to Zola, Simenon, Balzac, and Maupassant. notwithstanding attached by means of the metro, the topics of those brief tales differ generally: from Martine Delerm's gripping narrative of the final hours of Modigliani's mistress to Gérard de Nerval's wealthy evocation of the bustling industry in Les Halles within the 1850s, Colette's not likely involvement in a site visitors twist of fate close to the Opéra, and Boulanger's high-quality description of a blackly humorous event in Père Lachaise. as well as writers renowned to the English-speaking global, this assortment additionally comprises French authors whose paintings merits wider consciousness, together with Frédéric Fajardie, Martine Delerm, Marie Desplechin, Paul Fournel, and Claude Dufresne. every one tale is illustrated with a black-and-white picture and the booklet encompasses a map and recommended itinerary in the course of the metro approach.
    Perfect for enthusiasts of Paris Tales, connoisseurs of French fiction, and all brief tale fans, Paris Metro Tales deals infrequent glimpses of the darker part of the "City of Light."
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  • Download The Mountain Man by Maren Smith PDF

    By Maren Smith

    Tom simply made the four-hour force from his declare to Keno urban every year. And but, he paused on the mercantile lengthy adequate to load up a clean inventory of provides, prior to leaping again into his truck and racing wintry weather the entire long ago domestic back. the good news used to be, he slightly made it again to his cabin simply because the typhoon of the century touched down, pretty well making certain he'd be snowbound for the subsequent six months. The undesirable information was once, there has been a girl tucked into the again of his trailer, correct among the espresso and the canned peaches. Tom was once lovely yes she hadn't been at the purchasing record. Blonde hair, blue eyes, an excessive amount of spirit and never adequate experience, Nora used to be every little thing a placer miner didn't desire complicating his lifestyles. Tom had six months sooner than the snow melted, then he'd take her again to city and locate a person else's doorstep to offload her on... six months to take feisty Nora in hand... that's, if his hand did not tire out first.Mature subject material for adults in basic terms. 5.5 x 8.5 ideal paperback, 119 pages, 36,393 phrases
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  • Download The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, by Ann Vandermeer, Jeff Vandermeer PDF

    By Ann Vandermeer, Jeff Vandermeer

    The loss of life of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead in 2003 at his apartment in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, published an striking discovery: the continues to be of a impressive cupboard of curiosities. a gently chosen team of well known artists and acclaimed, bestselling delusion authors has been assembled to carry Dr. Lambshead’s cupboard of curiosities to lifestyles. together with contributions from Alan Moore, Lev Grossman, Mike Mignola, China Mi?ville, Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn, Greg Broadmore, Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, Michael Moorcock , Holly Black, Jeffrey Ford, Ted Chiang, and lots of extra.
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  • Download The Book of Other People by Zadie Smith PDF

    By Zadie Smith

    A stellar host of writers discover the cornerstone of fiction writing: character

    The e-book of different People is set personality. Twenty-five or so amazing writers were requested by means of Zadie Smith to make up a fictional personality. through any degree, growing personality is on the center of the fictitious firm, and this publication concentrates on writers who proportion a expertise for making whatever recognizably human out of phrases (and, with regards to the image novelists, pictures). however the function of the ebook is sort: instantly "realism"-if this sort of factor exists-is no longer the purpose. There are as many ways to create personality as there are writers, and this anthology incorporates a wealthy collection of outstanding examples.

    The writers featured in The booklet of alternative People include:
    Aleksandar Hemon
    Nick Hornby
    Hari Kunzru
    Toby Litt
    David Mitchell
    George Saunders
    Colm Tóibín
    Chris Ware, and extra
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