Contemporary Short Stories

Michael Carroll's Little Reef and Other Stories PDF

By Michael Carroll

Little Reef and different Stories declares the arriving of an unique voice in literature. From Key West to Maine, Michael Carroll’s debut number of tales depicts the lives of characters who're not provincial yet should not but cosmopolitan. those girls and their homosexual male pals are “B-listers” of a brand new, ironic, media-soaked tradition. They reside in a wealthy yet more and more divided the United States, a weirdly paradoxical kingdom more and more accepting of homosexual marriage yet nonetheless marked via prejudice, spiritual strictures, and swaths of poverty and hopelessness. Carroll indicates us humans shocked by way of the surprise of the now, who've forgotten their pasts and can’t envision a future.

Winner, Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Finalist, homosexual Fiction, Lambda Literary Award

Finalist, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, Publishing Triangle

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The Goldfish Dancer - download pdf or read online

By Patricia Robertson

Set in locales and time sessions as various as 19th century England, modern Spain, and postwar Alberta, those 5 tales and novellas introduce us to characters whose obsessions occupy the borderlands among fable and truth. within the name tale, the half-black grand-daughter of slaves turns into an unique dancer in ny in the course of WWI and develops a fondness for goldfish.

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Download e-book for kindle: Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish by Don Bassingthwaite

By Don Bassingthwaite

“THE in basic terms right position FOR ICE IS IN A COCKTAIL . . .”

I’m Derby Cavendish—that’s mentioned Derby with an “ar” sound, now not an “er”: do not forget that for later. Ever given that i used to be a boy, the forces of the otherworldly were interested in me like divas to a focus. yet I’m prepared for them. convey it on, bitches.

He’s the explanation there are not any zombies at Christmas, no fairy magic (the undesirable sort) at homosexual delight, and no werewolves (except one and he’s a pricey pal) at Hanukkah. He’s Derby Cavendish, and for numerous years, celebrated writer Don Bassingthwaite has been bringing him to lifestyles each one vacation season.

Now for the 1st time, those flamboyantly humorous, supernaturally saucy tales were introduced jointly in a single fantastic, long-awaited assortment. (Fruitcake faddler offered separately.) in case you like your chills with giggles and glitter, Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is for you!

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Download e-book for iPad: Mentiras de verano (Panorama de narrativas) (Spanish by Bernhard Schlink,Txaro Santoro Said

By Bernhard Schlink,Txaro Santoro Said

Ir descubriendo cuidadosamente las mentiras con las que vivimos es el núcleo principal de estos hermosos relatos melancólicos y sin concesiones: una mujer que comprende que lo que ha dado sentido a su vida ya no funciona, se pone a buscar y encuentra al hombre del que se enamoró cuando period una estudiante; un hijo quiere saber quién es su padre y emprende un viaje con él; un hombre que padece una enfermedad incurable organiza un veraneo con su familia; un pasajero de un vuelo oye l. a. confesión important de su vecino de asiento, ¿o no son más que puras patrañas? ¿Por qué intenta un hombre joven, padre de una niña, alejar a su exitosa mujer del mundo? ¿Qué lleva a un amante a mentir una y otra vez a su amada y a perderla y perderse él mismo con sus mentiras? ¿Cómo librarse de las ataduras que mantienen a alguien ligado a su antigua vida cuando un amor en los angeles madurez promete una vida nueva? «Una obra literaria magníficamente lograda» (Südwestrundfunk). «Exquisitas piezas de cámara finamente matizadas» (Focus). «El autor narra con sensibilidad y contención; con un lenguaje sobrio y carente de adornos consigue conmover y provocar empatía» (Jörg Magenau, Süddeutsche Zeitung).

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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil: (Includes the 'In - download pdf or read online

By George Saunders

Welcome to internal Horner, a country so small it will probably basically accommodate one citizen at a time. but if internal Horner without warning shrinks, forcing three-quarters of the citizen in place of dwelling over the border into Outer Horner territory, the Outer Hornerites claim an Invasion in development, having fallen below the spell of the power-hungry and demagogic Phil. So starts his short and extremely scary reign...

The novella is through In Persuasion Nation, a suite of news through turns touching, humorous and unhappy, and set in a warped, hilarious but very recognisable American landscape.

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Autumn in Yalta: A Novel And Three Stories (The Library of by David Shrayer-Petrov (David Shraer-Petrov),Maxim D. Shrayer PDF

By David Shrayer-Petrov (David Shraer-Petrov),Maxim D. Shrayer

The robust voice of David Shrayer-Petrov's immigrant fiction blends Russian, Jewish, and American traditions. gathering an autobiographical novel and 3 brief tales, "Autumn in Yalta" brings jointly the achievements of the nice Russian masters Chekhov and Nabokov and the magisterial Jewish and American storytellers Bashevis Singer and Malamud. Shrayer-Petrov's fiction examines the forces and contradictions of affection via diversified ethnic, spiritual, and social lenses. Set in Stalinist Russia, the unconventional "Strange Danya Rayev" revolves round the wartime reports of a Jewish Russian boy evacuated from his besieged local Leningrad to a distant village within the Ural Mountains. within the name tale "Autumn in Yalta", the idealistic protagonist, Dr. Samoylovich, is shipped to a Siberian criminal camp as a result of his ill-fated love for Polechka, a tuberculosis sufferer. In "The Love of Akira Watanabe" once more unrequited love is the point of interest of the critical personality, a displaced eastern professor at a brand new England university.
A fishing excursion and an previous Jewish recipe make for a shock finishing in Carp for the Gefilte Fish, a story of a childless couple from Belarus and their American employers. within the culture of alternative physician-writers, corresponding to Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, Shrayer-Petrov's prose is marked by means of analytical exactitude and passionate humanism. Love and reminiscence, twin identification, and the event of exile are the executive components.

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A Night with a Black Spider: Stories - download pdf or read online

By Ambai,Aniruddhan Vasudevan

‘Since she was once valorous, she stated she used to be a guy, and because Mahishan was once conversing of affection, he used to be feminine... If she was once a mixture of female and masculine characteristics, why might he too now not be a mix of the masculine and feminine?’

Setting the degree with the Asura Mahishan’s doomed love for the gorgeous Devi, Ambai deftly combines fantasy and culture with modern occasions. within the name tale, the girl who's mom, daughter, solver of all difficulties for her family members, unearths that it is just a black spider on a wall in a abandoned guesthouse with whom she will be able to proportion her personal ache and ache; in Burdensome Days, Bhramara enters a global of politics that turns her track right into a commodity; whereas in A Moon to Devour, it really is via her lover’s mom that Sagu learns that marriage isn't a need for motherhood.

Like the traces of the veena that play many times during this masterful live performance of news, trips too weave out and in. via educate or bus or autorickshaws, each one trip takes one right into a varied side of human nature: the ability of caste over the main easy of physically wishes like thirst; the easy generosity of a mentally stricken baby who loves the color blue; the loneliness of demise among strangers, and the ultimate trip of a veena whose proprietor herself had long gone earlier than it into one other global. As in such a lot of her writing, girls are primary to Ambai’s tales, yet so too is her deep knowing of, as she places it, ‘the pulls and tensions’ among the numerous various things that make up existence and finally, create a story. 

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Once Human: Stories by Steve Tomasula PDF

By Steve Tomasula

A manga artist who's afraid that she herself is slipping right into a comic strip model of lifestyles, a lab technician who makes paintings with the cloning know-how she makes use of at paintings, a sociologist looking for the gene that makes a few humans are looking to take risks—these are the various characters that populate the tales in Once Human. Exploring the areas the place lifestyles is formed via technology and the applied sciences we convey into being, Steve Tomasula’s characters frequently locate that the tougher they give the impression of being on the global, the fewer they could say. The map that emerges from those tales charts the territory of human longing and the failure of poetry, technological know-how, and know-how to give an explanation for the “why” of the area, if now not its “how.”

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Robert Walser,Juan José Del Solar's La rosa (Libros del Tiempo) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Robert Walser,Juan José Del Solar

En 1925 Robert Walser, escritor predilecto de Franz Kafka, muy apreciado por Robert Musil, Elias Canetti, Thomas Bernhard o Peter Handke, entre otros, publica su último libro, un conjunto de prosas breves titulado los angeles rosa, en el que aparecen reflejados todos los temas de sus mejores obras y de sus más conocidas páginas. En estas espléndidas instantáneas que captan al paso los angeles realidad más esquiva y a l. a. vez más cercana, Robert Walser rescata, mediante historias, paseos, impresiones, artículos, diálogos o irónicas reseñas de libros, esos pequeños accidentes íntimos que asaltan su encuentro informal y emocionado con l. a. vida, que considera maravillosa, pero que no termina de entender, aunque consiga acercarnos, con el ritmo rápido y provocador de su pensamiento y con l. a. apariencia trivial de cada una de estas prosas, a ese flujo sobrecogedor de los angeles fugacidad de lo cotidiano, en donde se insinúa, entre los angeles parodia y los angeles reflexión más ácida, su propia poética del instante.

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