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Vengeful Creditor

by Chinua Achebe

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


Mrs. Emenike resents that her husband drives a Mercedes while she is relegated the “noisy Fiat,” and she loathes the words “free primary education,”...

The Prophet's Hair

by Salman Rushdie

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


Secular moneylender and manic collector of treasures, Hashim lives a life of gentle honor until he discovers, washed up to his private quay, a great relic:...

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story

by Alice Munro

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


With hardly any notice, foolish and plain housekeeper Johanna flees her employer and sets off to find the man she’s fallen in love with. Little does she...

Visions of my Other Self: A novella

by Thomas Timmins


My other self cries out in her crow voice, more wind in it than snarl...from somewhere, there, off to my left...he sits there in the clearing, in a grassy bowl at the bottom of the hill...he’s smoking,...

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

by Herman Melville & Peter M. Coviello

A new, definitive edition of Herman Melville’s virtuosic short stories—American classics wrought with scorching fury, grim humor, and profound beauty


Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick...

These Heroic, Happy Dead

by Luke Mogelson

With his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war. Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences...

Tarcutta Wake: Stories

by Josephine Rowe

In short vignettes and longer stories, Josephine Rowe explores the idea of things that are left behind: souvenirs, scars, prejudice. These beautifully wrought, bittersweet stories capture everyday life in restrained...

The Final Days of Great American Shopping: Stories Past, Present, and Future

by Gilbert Allen

A quirky assortment of materialistic suburbanites trying to supersize and spend their way to happiness

Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson' is a work...

Seven Tales of Sex and Death

by Patricia Duncker

Illuminating the dark side of the erotic, these interwoven stories explore obsession, violence, and the thin line between sex and death. Under a Mediterranean sun a man searches for the Temple of Zeus as his...

Hopscotch, Blow-Up, We Love Glenda So Much

by Julio Cortázar & Ilan Stavans

These three groundbreaking works by Julio Cortázar—a major figure of world literature and one of the founders of the Latin American Boom—are published together in one volume for the first time, in honor...


by Olen Steinhauer

A young man struggles to find his identity in this short story by the bestselling author of The Tourist. Olen Steinhauer's crafty story begins as an affectionate recounting by Tom, a down-on-his-luck graduate...


by Yunus Emre

The Turkification of Anatolia between the 11th and 13th centuries is amongst the most important historical events. Sultan Alp Arslan, by defeating the Byzantines in the year 1071, opened up Anatolia’s doors...

Allegheny Front

by Matthew Neill Null & Lydia Millet

PEN/O. Henry Prize-winning author Matthew Neill Null's lyrical and disquieting stories offer a panoramic portrait of his native West Virginia.

The Complete Uncle Silas Stories

by H.E. Bates

Bates's famous loveable rogue, Uncle Silas, has a unique range of work to his name. For the first time, all of these stories are gathered together in one collection, allowing readers to experience Silas from...

The Bed Moved: Stories

by Rebecca Schiff

The audacious, savagely funny debut of a writer of razor-sharp wit and surprising tenderness: a collection of stories that gives us a fresh take on adolescence, death, sex; on being Jewish-ish; and on finding...

One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator: Stories

by Manoj Kumar Panda & Snehaprava Das

‘It took nearly five minutes for her ashes to cool down. Afterwards, someone held out a handful. “Here she is, your Lara. Take her.” The agony stuck within me like an iceberg for one thousand days shattered...

Lullabies for Little Criminals

by Heather O'neill

A new deluxe edition of the international bestseller by Heather O’Neill, the Giller-shortlisted author of Daydreams of Angels and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, featuring an original foreword from the author,...

The Star

by H.G. Wells

In January (about 1900, presumably), the people of Earth awaken to the notion that a strange luminous object has erupted, into the Solar System, after disturbing the normal orbit of the planet Neptune. Indeed,...

The Star

by H.G. Wells

In January (about 1900, presumably), the people of Earth awaken to the notion that a strange luminous object has erupted, into the Solar System, after disturbing the normal orbit of the planet Neptune. Indeed,...