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Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China

by Yu Hua & Allan H. Barr

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: thirteen audacious stories that resonate with the beauty, grittiness, and exquisite irony of everyday life in China.

 

Yu Hua’s narrative gifts, populist voice,...


Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka

by Jay Cantor

From one of our most thought-provoking and admired writers, a brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by  love of their friend...


Praying Drunk

by Kyle Minor

Masterfully blended fiction and autobiography explores the lives of missionaries, drug addicts, and childhood bullies in Kentucky, Florida, and Haiti.


A Dream of Horses & Other Stories

by Aashish Kaul

Literary and complex yet accessible and fast-paced, each story differs widely in style, motivation, philosophy, and denouement from all the others.


East, West: Stories

by Salman Rushdie

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical and humane, this...


Marry Me

by Dan Rhodes

Offering a wry, sharp, and unfailingly honest look at marital life (and strife), in 79 (very) short stories. Rhodes's deft use of language spares no emotion and leaves no romantic stone unturned-husbands, wives,...


Leaving the Sea: Stories

by Ben Marcus

From one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, an extraordinary collection of stories that showcases his gifts—and his range—as never before.

In the hilarious, lacerating “I Can...


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...


Home Remedies

by Angela Pneuman

Tonsillectomies should not be performed at home, cucumbers do not make good stand-ins, and golf clubs are not for hitting your mother.

Angela Pneuman renders these unsettling truths, small and large, with blazing...


The Insiders

by David Charters

In this remarkable debut collection, David Charters reveals the secretive world of international bankers, brokers, and business executives with an insider's acuity. Sharp suits, fast cars, lavish expense accounts,...


Twelve Days of Christmas Past

by Susanna Fraser, Rebecca Thomas & Emily Larkin

The Countess’s Groom by Emily Larkin 

Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a marriage from hell. Escape seems impossible—until her horse groom Will Fenmore offers to help her find a way out.

Will...


Twelve Days of Christmas Past

by Susanna Fraser, Rebecca Thomas & Emily Larkin

The Countess’s Groom by Emily Larkin 

Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a marriage from hell. Escape seems impossible—until her horse groom Will Fenmore offers to help her find a way out.

Will...


Signor Dido: Stories

by Alberto Savinio & Richard Pevear

Painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, and composer, Alberto Savinio was one of the most gifted and singular Italian writers of the twentieth century. Italian critics rank him alongside Pirandello,...


The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories

by Christopher Merkner

Shirley Jackson for the contemporary Midwest, where the ties of family and community intersect darkly with suburban American life.


The Birds: and Other Stories

by Daphne Du Maurier

"Anyone starting this book under the impression that he may sleepily relax is in for a shock...continually provokes both pity and terror." --The Observer (UK)

A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was...


The Breaking Point: Stories

by Daphne Du Maurier

"The appeal of romance and the clash of highly-charged emotions." --New York Herald-Tribune

In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed,...


Don't Look Now: and Other Stories

by Daphne Du Maurier

"Daphne du Maurier is in a class by herself." --New York Times

A married couple on holiday in Venice are caught up in a sinister series of events. A lonely schoolmaster is impelled to investigate a mysterious...


The Empty Chair: Two Novellas

by Bruce Wagner

Composed of two companion novellas, The Empty Chair is a profound, heart-wrenching piece of spiritual storytelling from Bruce Wagner, the internationally acclaimed author of such novels as Dead Stars, I'm Losing...


More Shapes Than One

by Fred Chappell

These thirteen tales are populated by an assortment of fictional as well as real characters, all of them vividly sketched and true-to-life: the botanist Linnaeus, the composer Offenbach, the poet Hart Crane,...


The Sin Eaters: Supernatural Tales of Mystery and Suspense

by Gwyneth Edwards

The Sin Eaters is a haunting collection of twelve short stories - with a supernatural theme - set in present day Wales. The majority of the stories are based in towns and villages that lie on the Heart of Wales...