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Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose

by Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver’s complete uncollected fiction and nonfiction, including the five posthumously discovered “last” stories, found a decade after Carver’s death and published here in book form for the first...


The Acid House

by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories—the basis for the 1998 cult movie directed by Paul McGuigan. He is called "the Scottish Celine of the 1990s" (Guardian)...


Blavatsky's Nightmare Tales

by H. P. Blavatsky

"It was a dark, chilly night in September, 1884. A heavy gloom had descended over the streets of A——, a small town on the Rhine, and was hanging like a black funeral-pall over the dull factory burgh. The...


Victorian Short Stories

by James, Gaskell, Hardy & Moore et al.

"Mr and Mrs Openshaw came from Manchester to settle in London. He had been, what is called in Lancashire, a salesman for a large manufacturing firm, who were extending their business, and opening a warehouse...


England and Other Stories

by Graham Swift

From the Booker Prize–winning author of Last Orders and Wish You Were Here, his first new book of short fiction in nearly thirty years: beautifully crafted, piercingly observant stories that unite into a richly...


Peasants and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett & Edmund Wilson

The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of...


All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories

by Deirdre Madden

All Over Ireland, edited by Deirdre Madden (Molly Fox's Birthday, Time Present and Time Past), continues the tradition of featuring the work of both new and established writers, including Colm Tóibín, Mary...


A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a novella

by David Gates

These eleven stories, along with a masterful novella, mark the triumphant return of David Gates, whom New York magazine anointed “a true heir to both Raymond Carver and John Cheever.” A Hand Reached Down...


The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far

by Quintan Ana Wikswo

In these stories, characters defy the limits of physics to escape the all too human pain of love and loss.


Reptile House

by Robin McLean

With characters trapped by blind ambitions and toxic relationships, these stories probe the dark underbelly of human nature and want.


The One Before

by Juan José|Kantor, Roanne Saer

Featuring some of Juan Saer's most loved characters, The One Before is his first story collection to appear in English.


Come Tomorrow You'll Regret Today: Collected Stories

by Patrick Trotti

In this fresh and subtle collection of short stories, Patrick Trotti offers a brutally vivid glimpse of millennial malaise in the Internet age. A high-school dropout struggles through the labyrinthine college...


Day's End and Other Stories

by H.E. Bates

Day's End and Other Stories, H. E. Bates's first short story collection published in 1928 when he was just 23, depicts the rural lives of quirky characters cast in his distinctive, beautifully drawn style.

Each...


Moorish Literature

by René Basset

The Moorish ballads which appear in this volume are selected from a unique department of European literature. They are found in the Spanish language, but their character is oriental; their inspiration comes...


An Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories

by Ann Hood

"A collection of short stories that makes it possible to be proud to be human."—Carolyn See, Washington Post Looking at her characters as if through a pair of binoculars, Ann Hood captures the extraordinary...


Ficciones

by Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Bonner & Anthony Kerrigan

“Borges’s composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object—his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant,...


My Life as a Mermaid, and Other Stories

by Jen Grow

This debut collection stares down the dark side of what it means to live ‘happily ever after.’ The characters — among them, a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veteran...


Classical Russian Short Stories

by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky & Tolstoy et al.

Conceive the joy of a lover of nature who, leaving the art galleries, wanders out among the trees and wild flowers and birds that the pictures of the galleries have sentimentalised. It is some such joy that...


Don't Try This at Home

by Angela Readman

A girl repeatedly chops her boyfriend in half but, while her ‘other half’ multiplies, she is still not satisfied. Love transforms a mother working down the chippie – into Elvis. Clary’s father puts antlers...


Tales of Desire (New Directions Pearls)

by Tennessee Williams

"I yearned for a bad influence and boy, was Tennessee one in the best sense of the word: joyous, alarming, sexually confusing and dangerously funny."—John Waters “I cannot write any sort of story,” said...