American Short Story Collection
20th Century Ghosts
Paperback ISBN: 0061147982
The winner of the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and International Horror Guild Awards, a compilation of imaginative, surreal, and macabre short fiction by the author of Heart-Shaped Box includes the tales of Imogene, the legendary ghost of the Rosebud theater, and Francis, an unhappy, hopeless human turned giant locust seeking revenge on his Nevada hometown. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Mothers, Tell Your Daughters
Paperback ISBN: 0393353265
A collection of stories featuring the working-class struggles and self-sabotaging betrayals of mother and daughter protagonists includes the tales, "My Dog Roscoe," "Blood Work, 1999" and "Home to Die." By the author of Once Upon a River. Reading-group guide available.
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018
Paperback ISBN: 1328834565
Boundary-pushing and experimental, this diverse selection of science fiction and fantasy stories illuminates what it means to be human and explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
Paperback ISBN: 0743291638
A complete collection of short works offers insight into the progression of the writer's work throughout a thirty-year period and features, among other tales, the complete texts of At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the Marriage. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0544483952
"A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip,knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux's "fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination" (John Updike, The New Yorker)"--
Your Duck Is My Duck
Hardcover ISBN: 0062688774
A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form. At times raucously hilarious, at times charming and delightful, at times as solemn and mysterious as a pond at midnight, Deborah Eisenberg’s stories gently compel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves—from our intimate lives as lovers, parents, and children, to our equally troubling roles as citizens on a violent, terrifying planet. Each of the six stories in Your Duck is My Duck, her first collection since 2006, has the heft and complexity of a novel. With her own inexorable but utterly unpredictable logic and her almost uncanny ability to conjure the strange states of mind and emotion that constitute our daily consciousness, Eisenberg pulls us as if by gossamer threads through her characters—a tormented woman whose face determines her destiny; a group of film actors shocked to read a book about their past; a privileged young man who unexpectedly falls into a love affair with a human rights worker caught up in an all-consuming quest that he doesn't understand. In Eisenberg’s world, the forces of money, sex, and power cannot be escaped, and the force of history, whether confronted or denied, cannot be evaded. No one writes better about time, tragedy and grief, and the indifferent but beautiful universe around us.
Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn
The Collected Stories of Harvey Swados
Paperback ISBN: 1590170849
A collection of stories from the novelist, factory worker, activist, and literary critic takes readers on a tour of human loss, pleasures, and contradictions, in a compelling study of America at midcentury. Original.