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Dear Illusion: Collected Stories

by Kingsley Amis & Rachel Cusk

With Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis established himself as the bad boy of twentieth-century British letters. Later he became famous as another kind of bad boy, an inveterate boozer, a red-faced scourge of political...


Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

by Shirley Jackson, Laurence Hyman & Sarah Hyman Dewitt

From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings.

Shirley Jackson is one of...


Barbara the Slut and Other People

by Lauren Holmes

A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human.

Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like...


The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories

by Bret Harte

Six of the great American storyteller's best tales: "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "Tennessee's Partner," "M'liss," "A Protégée of Jack Hamlin's," "An Ingénue of the Sierras," and the title tale.


Sredni Vashtar and Other Stories

by Saki

Born in Burma in 1870, Scottish writer H. H. Munro adopted the pseudonym Saki to satirize the social conventions, cruelty, and foolishness of the Edwardian era. His highly readable blend of flippant humor and...


The Complete Stories

by Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson & Benjamin Moser

Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories, 85 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this—or any—year

The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of...


Love on a Deadline

by Kathryn Springer

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

MacKenzie thought writing...


The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov

by Anton Chekhov, Nikolay Chekhov & Maria Bloshteyn

An NYRB Classics Original

The Prank is Chekhov’s own selection of the best of his early work, the first book he put together and the first book he hoped to publish. Assembled in 1882, with illustrations by...


In a Glass Darkly

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Though carefully educated in medicine and surgery, I have never practised either. The study of each continues, nevertheless, to interest me profoundly. Neither idleness nor caprice caused my secession from the...


The Archer Files: The Complete Short Stories of Lew Archer, Private Investigator

by Ross Macdonald & Tom Nolan

No matter what cases private eye Lew Archer takes on—a burglary, a runaway, or a disappeared person—the trail always leads to tangled family secrets and murder. Widely considered the heir to Sam Spade and...


Lovers on All Saints' Day: Stories

by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

From the award-winning, bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling, a brilliant collection of stories that showcases why he is one of the best writers—in any language—working today.

 

Lovers on All...


What I Want to Tell Goes Like This

by Matt Rader

What I Want to Tell Goes Like This is an intensely original first short story collection from acclaimed poet Matt Rader. The last story, "All This Was a Long Time Ago," is the 2014 winner of the Jack Hodgins...


The Gender of Inanimate Objects and Other Stories

by Laura Marello

In the phosphorescent title novella of Laura Marello's collection, an enigmatic drifter pursues her circuitous path through the intricate cultural terrain of Sweetwater County, California, a patchwork of communities...


Pure Slaughter Value: Stories

by Robert Bingham

In his extraordinary debut collection, Pure Slaughter Value, Robert Bingham tracks the conscience of a generation that grew up educated, privileged, and starved for meaning. Bingham's strange sense of morbid...


Park City: New and Selected Stories

by Ann Beattie

Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career.

Emotionally complex, edgy, and funny, the stories...


My Father Is an Angry Storm Cloud: Collected Stories

by Melissa Reddish

A film studies major gets a meat-processing job supervising the systematic dismemberment and disembowelment of chickens. A troubled loner finds the man of her dreams in a shoebox of horse figurines; a depressed...


The Anglerfish Comedy Troupe: Stories from the Abyss

by Colin Fleming

In eighteen thematically linked stories, Colin Fleming explores the ways in which relationships end, with a focus on the void a loved one leaves behind. In “Fire with Legs,” the inhabitants of a noise machine...


The Laws of Average

by Trevor Dodge

In 60 flash fictions, The Laws of Average celebrates the insanity of falling in love, the absurdity of playing by the rules, and the stupidities of discontent that ensnare us all.


Bedlam and Other Stories

by John Domini

These stories, set in both real and unreal locales, arouse more faraway yearnings. All sooner or later come round to the subject of love, but none finds it anywhere we might ordinarily have expected. Bedlam...


Fruit of the Month

by Abby Frucht

This 1987 winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award contains 12 stories that focus on contemporary Americans: their fragile relationships, their interest in activism and their experiences with rape, drugs and homosexuality....