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Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work

by Richard Ford

This vital and compelling collection of stories about work, compiled by novelist and short-story writer Richard Ford, explores tales of how we Americans are employed; how we find work and leave it; how it excites,...


Bullfighting: Stories

by Roddy Doyle

"[No one] can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking." —The New York Times Book Review

Roddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny...


You Are Free: Stories: Stories

by Danzy Senna

From the bestselling author of Caucasia, riveting, unexpected stories about identity under the influence of appearances, attachments, and longing.

Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks...


Portable Childhoods

by Ellen Klages & Neil Gaiman

Portable Childhoods offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging...


Now Showing

by Ron Elliott

Brimming with cinematic references, this collection of short fiction ably combines humor with pulsating action. Readers will be able to celebrate the celluloid as they read their way through novellas that evoke...


How Loveta Got Her Baby

by Nicholas Ruddock

Two young men and a girl go scavenging for fossils-but find something entirely different instead. A girl inherits a baby from the estate of her older sister. An apparently aimless young man turns out to have...


Escape From Houdini Mountain

by Pleasant Gehman

From glittering debauched nights of 1980s Hollywood ("Escape from Houdini Mountain") to the festering bowels of New York's Lower East Side ("Must Have Been Love"), these 26 mind-bending tales chronicle a young...


By the Balls: The Complete Collection

by Jim Pascoe & Tom Fassbender

Reintroducing hard-boiled detective Ben Drake to a whole new generation, with two brand-new short stories and additional materials.


The Hungered One

by Ed Bullins

Akashic Books launches an African American-focused reprint series with this classic story collection.


Headless

by Benjamin Weissman & Dennis Cooper

The second installment from Dennis Cooper's groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.


The Red Door: The Complete English Stories 1949-76

by Iain Crichton Smith & Kevin MacNeil

When the breathing got worse he went into the adjacent room and got the copy of Dante. All that night and the night before he had been watching the dying...When a mirror was required to be brought she looked...


The Black Halo: The Complete English Stories 1977-98

by Iain Crichton Smith & Kevin MacNeil

The house was extraordinarily peaceful as if by an act of will I had banished all the fertile ghosts. It had an unearthly calm as if I were floating on a dumb sea of solitude. I found myself humming to myself...


Darkness, Then a Blown Kiss

by Golda Fried

These stories are diary shreds of young women who are in school but things happen anyway. Girls with their hears open like agar petri dishes. The setting could be Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, a Gothic castle...


Last Writes

by Catherine Aird

Twenty-two brand new short stories which are guaranteed to delight fans and win the author many more. The indefatigable Detective Inspector Sloan reappears in many of these stories with his sidekick Crosby....


The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan: More Stories of China

by Wen Zhu & Julia Lovell

The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, infuriating communist factories, and the victims of China’s economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and...


Free Range

by Dorothy Richards

Described as an eclectic collection of relaxing, light-hearted and thoughtful fiction, non-fiction, poetry, personal reflections and memoir pieces, Free Range has taken a lifetime to write.


Sinking Violet and other Stories

by Jonathan Elsom

Twenty-five entertaining stories of domestic unease, comedic comeuppance, murderous intent, romantic yearnings and lost love. Set in London, Venice, Florence and Sydney, with witty illustrations by the author....


Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories

by Barry Hannah

Barry Hannah's death on March 1 brought writers and readers out of the woodwork to mourn an irrevocable loss to American letters. Now, combining the best of the four story collections he published during his...


Death and The Flower

by Koji Suzuki

Death and the Flower is a collection of six short stories centered on the themes of family and peril. The title is derived from a Keith Jarrett album of the same name.


A Ball of Fire: Collected Stories

by John Montague

John Montague, best known as a poet, is also a gifted prose writer. A Ball of Fire collects all of his short stories, together with the erotic novella The Lost Notebook (which he hoped to have banned, but...