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The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air

By DONALD ANTRIM

A novelist of the surreal finds his true calling: concise tales of loss, love, and liquor.

Posted by × September 3, 2014 ×

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Last Stories and Other Stories

Last Stories and Other Stories

By WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN

A haunting collection of transcontinental horrors, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central.

Posted by × August 15, 2014 ×

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The Stories of Jane Gardam

The Stories of Jane Gardam

By JANE GARDAM

Jane Gardam may be the most celebrated writer that many readers barely know. Two major prizes greeted her first collection of short stories in 1975; the Katherine Mansfield Award followed for another volume; the Prix Baudelaire for her first novel […]

Posted by × July 3, 2014 ×

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American Innovations

American Innovations

By RIVKA GALCHEN

A new collection of short stories plays narrative games for high stakes.

Posted by × May 22, 2014 ×

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Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

It’s been two decades since Elizabeth McCracken’s bravura story collection Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry.  At long last she returns to the form in this collection, nine tales of ordinary lives transformed in ways large and small.  The title promises electricity: the contents deliver.

Posted by × May 8, 2014 ×

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Painted Cities

Painted Cities

With ashcan realism, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski chronicles the inner life of an entire Chicago neighborhood through these vivid and authentic stories.  A touch of magical realism creates zest comparable to the humanist parables of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut.

Posted by × May 5, 2014 ×

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Can’t and Won’t

Can’t and Won’t

By LYDIA DAVIS

Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner’s tightly wound collection of short — at times very short — stories.

Posted by × April 21, 2014 ×

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Bark

Bark

By LORRIE MOORE

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

Posted by × March 24, 2014 ×

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The Corpse Exhibition

The Corpse Exhibition

Hassan Blasim offers his first-hand account of contemporary Iraq, in surreal short stories alive with awe, empathy, and a native son’s vantage point.

Posted by × March 3, 2014 ×

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What’s Important is Feeling

What’s Important is Feeling

Adam Wilson’s fierce tales of botched dreams, conflicted ambitions and naïve missteps make for a millennial Winesburg, Ohio,  capturing all the idealism and cynicism of young cohorts facing tough realities.

Posted by × February 26, 2014 ×

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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

By B. J. NOVAK

Comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.

Posted by × February 6, 2014 ×

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The UnAmericans

The UnAmericans

Molly Antopol’s much-anticipated debut collects stories of estranged families from California to Belarus – each a compassionate portrait of political ideology’s impact upon love’s binding ties.  A Discover Great New Writers selection.

Posted by × February 6, 2014 ×

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Piano Stories

Piano Stories

Dubbed “a writer like no other” in Italo Calvino’s introduction to this newly reissued short story collection, Felisberto Hernandez here emerges as an underappreciated master of magical realism in the tradition of Cortazar and Marquez.

Posted by × February 2, 2014 ×

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Boy in the Twilight

Boy in the Twilight

In thirteen stories of China’s closed quarters and shadowy paths, the joys and hardships of rural migrant life are captured in Yu Hua’s keen eye and compassion.

Posted by × January 28, 2014 ×

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Forgiving the Angel

Forgiving the Angel

“Four Stories of Franz Kafka” metamorphize into a moving whole, via Jay Cantor’s factual fictions on the author’s friends, lovers, lost manuscripts, and legacy in 20th century Germany.

Posted by × January 21, 2014 ×