A novelist of the surreal finds his true calling: concise tales of loss, love, and liquor.
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A haunting collection of transcontinental horrors, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central.
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 […]
A new collection of short stories plays narrative games for high stakes.
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.
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.
Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner’s tightly wound collection of short — at times very short — stories.
Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.
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.
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.
Comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.
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.
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.