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Rousseau Moon

by David Cameron

These stories are pictures of contemporary life and primitive longing, peopled by characters who often seem to be moving through interior landscapes. 'It is too easy to call it escape,' the narrator of ARID...


The Watercress Girl

by H.E. Bates

Stories about children are not always for children. In The Watercress Girl, H. E. Bates masterfully depicts a childhood which, by proxy, reveals the mystifying world of the adult. Through a series of short,...


Peripheral Vision: Stories

by Paddy O¿Reilly

A teenager on the tram meets an old man claiming to be Jesus Christ. Six young women band together on a night prowl. A Filipino immigrant clashes with his eldest sister, who has brought him to Australia for...


Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

by Raymond Carver

With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are...


What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

by Raymond Carver

In his second collection, including the iconic and much-referenced title story featured in the Academy Award-winning film Birdman, Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story...


Short Cuts

by Raymond Carver & Robert Altman

The nine stories and one poem collected in this volume formed the basis for the astonishingly original film “Short Cuts” directed by Robert Altman. Collected altogether in this volume, these stories form...


Cathedral

by Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another.  These twelve...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Devotion: A Rat Story

by Maile Meloy

"That the yellow house was thrillingly affordable might have been a warning sign, if Eleanor had known how to read it. But she'd been desperate. She was sharing a room with her four-year-old daughter, Hattie,...


Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

by Mikhail Shishkin, Marian Schwartz & Leo Shtutin

The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.


No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

by Ama Ata Aidoo & Ketu H. Katrak

Race and relationships during a decade of change in the 1970's by a critically acclaimed African writer.