The Global Village: Tell Tales Volume 4

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Ambitious and contemporary, this groundbreaking collection offers new short fiction by exciting, fresh talents and established authors from around the world. Covering a myriad of topics—love, sex, death, war, crime, and the environment—each tale boasts a unique perspective and voice, with settings that move from India to New York to Cyberspace. With vibrant characters—including drug smugglers, call-center workers, and tourists—each of the 26 stories tackles personal and social issues in funny, poignant, and often dark ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845230791
  • Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Courttia Newland is an editor, a playwright, and a cofounder of the Tell Tales collective. He is the author of The Dying Wish, Music for the Off-key, The Scholar, Snakeskin, and Society Within. Monique Roffey is the author of August Frost, and her short stories have appeared in Matter Magazine and New Writing 13.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Silent Olive Senior Senior, Olive 13

Grace's Love Theme Michael Gonzales Gonzales, Michael 20

Wasps in October Catherine Selby Selby, Catherine 28

Things too Far Away Justin Hill Hill, Justin 32

The Economy of Violence Kay Sexton Sexton, Kay 39

Gus Drew Gummerson Gummerson, Drew 45

How Bhoomi Broke her Bonds Sharon Maas Maas, Sharon 55

The Experiment of Life Jonathan Holt Holt, Jonathan 63

Last Rites of an English Rose Patsy Antoine Antoine, Patsy 67

Changing Reels Matt Thorne Thorne, Matt 74

The Sand Eaters Ginny Baily Baily, Ginny 81

Pressed Flower Adam Thorpe Thorpe, Adam 86

In Transit Frances Merivale Merivale, Frances 96

Caribbean Honeymoon Keith Jardim Jardim, Keith 105

Elusive Arthur Sophie Woolley Woolley, Sophie 114

Estrangement Amran Gaye Gaye, Amran 122

Missing Catherine Smith Smith, Catherine 129

Cycle Chain Acid Rahul Mitra Mitra, Rahul 139

Ten Days Counting Slowly Jennifer Brady Brady, Jennifer 149

On the First Day Keith Jarrett Jarrett, Keith 158

Gaps Tamsin Cottis Cottis, Tamsin 165

Teamwork Response Action ?...? Julia H. King King, Julia H. 174

Konicek Vivian Hassan Lambert Lambert, Vivian Hassan 182

Through her Eyes Nina Joshi Joshi, Nina 187

Lessons in English Justine Mann Mann, Justine 193

Power Trip Foluke Taylor Taylor, Foluke 200

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