Category: Short Stories

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“Passionate, sensuous, savagely extreme, and noteworthy . . . strikes among carnality and spirit like a few franker, modernized Flannery O’Connor.”—James Wood, the recent Yorker

“An obsessive first assortment that sounds like a 5th or 6th. . . . unusual, exciting, and disarmingly honest.”—J. Robert Lennon, The ny occasions e-book Review

Sharp-edged and fearless, blending white-hot craving with bold humor, Quatro’s tales upend and shake out our perspectives on infidelity, religion, and family.

Set round Lookout Mountain at the border of Georgia and Tennessee, Quatro’s hypnotically revealing tales diversity from the normal to the fabulist as they reveal lives torn among spirituality and sexuality within the New American South. those fifteen associated stories confront readers with fractured marriages, mercurial temptations, and darkish theological complexities, and determine a sultry and enticingly cool new voice in American fiction.

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Download E-books Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Charles Baxter

Ever because the e-book of his first tale assortment in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly received a name as one in every of America’s most interesting brief tale writers. Gryphon brings jointly 16 classics with seven new tales, giving us the main whole portrait of his achievement. 

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Download E-books Gatherers and Hunters PDF

By Thomas Shapcott

The quick tales and one longer tale during this assortment from Australian literary legend Tom Shapcott diversity in time and position from Queensland's Sunshine Coast to Adelaide to Slovenia. They surround modern topics of migration and exile, to the traumas of youth and becoming up. Thomas Shapcott is considered one of Australia's such a lot very hot authors. He has released 10 novels, together with "Spirit Wrestlers", "Theatre of Darkness", "Magnum Opus Shines" and "Mona's Gift", and a number of other non-fiction and poetry books. He has received a variety of awards, together with the Patrick White Award and an OA. In 2010 he used to be additionally shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. Shortlisted within the 2010 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards within the metal Rudd class.

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Download E-books Somewhere Beneath Those Waves PDF

By Sarah Monette

Monette’s different assortment delves deeply into the mythic and reaches some distance past daily truth. Readers can't face up to travelling together with her into realms—dangerously darkish or illuminatingly revelatory—they may possibly by no means think with out her as their advisor. From ghost tales within the culture of M. R. James to darkly poetic stories to relocating fictional examinations of the main easy of human emotion—fear, love, hate, loneliness—Monette’s pen produces tales which are consistently unforgettable . . .

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Download E-books Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories PDF

By Lydia Davis

From certainly one of our such a lot imaginitive and creative writers, a crystalline choice of completely modulated, occasionally harrowing and sometimes hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways that people understand one another and themselves. a pair suspects their acquaintances imagine them uninteresting; a lady resolves to work out herself as not anything yet then concludes she's set too excessive a objective; and a funeral domestic gets a letter rebuking it for linguistic mistakes. Lydia Davis once more proves within the phrases of the Los Angeles Times "one of the quiet giants on the planet of yankee fiction."

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Download E-books Dublin Noir: The Celtic Tiger Vs. the Ugly American (Akashic Noir) PDF

Brand new tales via: Ken Bruen, Eoin Colfer, Jason Starr, Laura Lippman, Olen Steinhauer, Peter Spiegelman, Kevin Wignall, Jim Fusilli, John Rickards, Patrick J. Lambe, Charlie Stella, Ray Banks, James O. Born, Sarah Weinman, Pat Mullan, Gary Phillips, Craig McDonald, Duane Swierczynski, Reed Farrel Coleman, and others.

Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a mild at the darkish streets of Dublin. Dublin Noir gains an awe-inspiring solid of writers who among them have received all significant secret and crime-fiction awards. This assortment introduces mystery corners of a desirable urban and shock attacks at the "Celtic Tiger" of contemporary Irish prosperity.

“The tales paint an image of Dublin because the Celtic Tiger, a beast crouched on its hind legs approximately jump at you and roaring with its depth . . . The cynicism and melancholy of vintage noir is portrayed inside of each one of those stories.”
Metro LA

Dublin Noir might be the easiest brief tale anthology I’ve read.”
Reviewing the Evidence

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Download E-books Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories PDF

The profoundly unique and wildly unique brief tales of a mythical Twilight Zone author, with a foreword by way of Ray Bradbury and an afterword through William Shatner
 
It is simply traditional that Charles Beaumont may make a reputation for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone—for his was once an mind's eye so unlimited it should have emerged from another measurement. Perchance to Dream contains a range of Beaumont’s most interesting tales, together with seven that he later tailored for Twilight Zone episodes.

Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so significant and sundry they burst during the partitions of no matter what field may well comprise them. Supernatural, horror, noir, technological know-how fiction, myth, pulp, and extra: all have been both at domestic in his wondrous brain. those are tales the place lions stalk the plains, vintage automobiles rove the streets, and spacecraft hover simply overhead. right here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and maybe even the satan himself. With dizzying feats of grasp storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont reworked his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted tales that depart themselves indelibly stamped upon the partitions of the brain. In Beaumont’s palms, not anything is very unlikely: all of it turns out believable, even likely.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Pulp Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic Pulp Stories PDF

By Captain S. P. Meek, G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Hugh Pendexter, Lazar Levi, David R. Sparks

Apes! intercourse fiends! Gangsters! Mad scientists! Tentacles! convinced, this MEGAPACK has all of them, at the very least 25 lurid stories ripped from the pages of pulp fiction magazines. For The Pulp Fiction Megapack, we chosen tales with nice pulp titles. (Where else are you going to discover tales like "Blood for the Vampire Dead," "Mistress of Snarling Death," or "When Super-Apes Plot"?) in fact, those tales have been all written in a unique time, with various criteria of what used to be applicable. they're decidedly now not politically right via glossy criteria. Please cross into them conscious of this truth, and while you're indignant by way of racism, stereotypes, undesirable writing, sadism, or anything customary in affordable literature of the early twentieth century...well, this would possibly not be the suitable book for you. but when you could chill out and luxuriate in those tales for what they are—simple titlations from one other era—you may possibly locate a few impressive treats.

Included are:

BLOOD FOR THE VAMPIRE useless, through Robert Leslie Bellem

MISTRESS OF SNARLING loss of life, via Paul Chadwick

FIANCES FOR THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER, by means of Russell Gray

THE SHRIEKING POOL, via G. T. Fleming-Roberts

DEATH friends FOR THE LUST-LOST, by way of Hugh J. Gallagher

THE canine OF PURGATORY, by way of Hugh Pendexter

WHEN ny SANK, through George S. Brooks

BRIDE OF THE APE, by way of Harold Ward

BLOOD-BAIT FOR HUNGRY MERMAIDS, by means of John Wallace

SHIP OF THE GOLDEN GHOUL, through Lazar Levi

BLACK POOL FOR HELL MAIDENS, via Hal okay. Wells

DEATH FLIGHT, via Robert Wallace

THE SCALPEL OF DOOM, by means of Ray Cummings

SATAN DRIVES THE BUS, via Wyatt Blassingame

SERVANT OF THE BEAST, via L. Patrick Greene

THE useless ebook, by way of Howard Hersey

WHEN SUPER-APES PLOT, by way of Anthony Wilder

THE YELLOW CURSE, via Lars Anderson

THE mind OF MANY our bodies, by means of E. A. Grosser

TONG TORTURE, via Emile C. Tepperman

THE RAY OF insanity, by means of Captain S. P. Meek

THE negative TENTACLES OF L-472, via Sewell Peaslee Wright

THE APE-MEN OF XLOTLI, by way of David R. Sparks

THE FLOATING ISLAND OF insanity, by means of Jason Kirby

THE CORPSE at the GRATING, through Hugh B. Cave

And ensure you seek this e-book shop for extra entries within the "Megapack" sequence, masking technology fiction, delusion, horror, secret, westerns, and lots more and plenty, a lot more!

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Download E-books The Frank Belknap Long Science Fiction: 20 Classic Science Fiction Tales PDF

By Frank Belknap Long

Frank Belknap (1901-1994), one of many early masters of fable and technology fiction, pal of -- and collaborator with -- H.P. Lovecraft, produced hundreds of thousands of novels, brief tales, and poems all through his lengthy and extraordinary profession. From fable and horror in bizarre stories to action-adventure technology fiction in pulp magazines like "Planet Stories" and "Thrilling ask yourself Stories" to extra "nuts and bolts" technological know-how fiction in "Astounding Stories," and in addition paintings within the romance and secret fields, his approximately 70-year occupation is stuffed with striking achievements. He bought the realm delusion Award for all times fulfillment on the 1978 international fable conference, the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime fulfillment in 1987 from the Horror Writers of the US, and the 1st Fandom corridor of status Award in 1977. This assortment offers 20 of his "golden age" pulp technological know-how fiction tales, initially released from the Thirties during the Fifties. integrated are:
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR

THE final MEN

GREEN GLORY

CONES

THE SKY TRAP

WOBBLIES at the MOON

THE CRITTERS

FILCH

THE TRAP

GUEST within the HOUSE

LAKE OF FIRE

THE global OF WULKINS

THE MISSISSIPPI SAUCER

LESSON IN SURVIVAL

THE guy THE MARTIANS

THE SPIRAL INTELLIGENCE

THE CALM MAN

MAN OF DISTINCTION

THE guy FROM TIME

GOOD TO BE A MARTIAN

THE SPECTACLES

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Download E-books Alice Munro's Best: Selected Stories PDF

By Alice Munro

In her long and interesting advent Margaret Atwood says “Alice Munro is without doubt one of the significant writers of English fiction of our time. . . . between writers themselves, her identify is spoken in hushed tones.”

This most appropriate reward variation is bound to please Alice Munro’s transforming into physique of admirers, what Atwood calls her “devoted foreign readership.” Long-time enthusiasts of her tales will get pleasure from assembly outdated favourites, the place their new atmosphere during this booklet may well show new facets to what as soon as appeared a well-recognized tale; dedicated fans can even dispute the exclusion of a specially-beloved tale. Readers fortunate sufficient to have came across her lately could be extremely joyful, as one masterpiece succeeds another.

The 17 tales are conscientiously prepared within the order within which she wrote them, which permits us to persist with the advance of her variety. “A barren region Station,” for instance, breaks “short tale principles” through taking us correct again to the 1830s then leaping ahead greater than a hundred years. “The Albanian Virgin” destroys the concept her tales are set in B.C. or in Ontario’s “Alice Munro Country.” And “The endure came visiting the Mountain,” the tale at the back of the movie Away From Her, takes us faraway from the realm of younger women studying approximately intercourse into unflinching outdated age.

This is a publication to learn slowly, savouring every one tale. It merits a spot in each Canadian book-lover’s library.

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