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Death and The Flower

by Koji Suzuki

Death and the Flower is a collection of six short stories centered on the themes of family and peril. The title is derived from a Keith Jarrett album of the same name.


How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales: and Other Stories

by Kate Bernheimer & Catherine Eyde

Elegantly simple fairy tales where nonsense is as commonplace as violence from a master of the form.


Invisible Love

by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is the author of three luminous collections of short stories published by Europa Editions, including the bestselling Most Beautiful Book in the World, and one novel, Three Women in a Mirror...


A Ball of Fire: Collected Stories

by John Montague

John Montague, best known as a poet, is also a gifted prose writer. A Ball of Fire collects all of his short stories, together with the erotic novella The Lost Notebook (which he hoped to have banned, but...


Elegy on Kinderklavier

by Arna Bontemps Hemenway

A disquieting exploration of loss during wartime. Stories span imaginary cities and true-to-life family tragedy.


Darkness, Then a Blown Kiss

by Golda Fried

These stories are diary shreds of young women who are in school but things happen anyway. Girls with their hears open like agar petri dishes. The setting could be Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, a Gothic castle...


SUBTLY WORDED AND OTHER STORIES

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


The Professor and the Siren

by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Stephen Twilley & Marina Warner

An NYRB Classics Original

In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces...


The Raven

by P. Confrey Webb

Synopsis:

Elliot Major accepts an assignment from the Inex Pharmaceutical Corporation in Dubai to impersonate Robert Sinclair, an incapacitated rogue scientist in their employ. His is to find out from Robert's...


The Four Marys: A Quartet of Contemporary Folk Tales

by Jean Rafferty

Obsession, longing, deceit and even murder feature in this quartet of provocative novellas, which gives a modern twist to tales of women for whom all is not necessarily as it seems. Drawing on history, culture...


War Girls

by Adele Geras, Melvin Burgess, Berlie Doherty & Mary Hooper et al.

As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict.

This collection of short stories explores...


Further Joy

by John Brandon

In eleven expertly crafted stories, John Brandon gives us a stunning assortment of men and women at the edge of possibility—gamblers and psychics, wanderers and priests, all of them on the verge of finding...


American 419 and Other Stories

by Adetokunbo Abiola

American 419 and other stories is by the Nigerian fiction writer and journalist, Adetokunbo Abiola. It is set in modern-day Nigeria and dramatically captures the emotional and physical consequences of sectarian...


The Stories of Jane Gardam

by Jane Gardam

From the inimitable Jane Gardam, whose Old Filth trilogy cemented her status as one of England's greatest living novelists, comes a collection of short stories that showcase her subversive wit, gentle humor,...


Ecstatic Cahoots

by Stuart Dybek

In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each...


A Place I've Never Been: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt's second collection of stories further confirms a talent deep and wonderfully creative in its empathy. A Place I've Never Been explores family relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships,...


The Marble Quilt: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt displays his masterful range, his deep emotional intelligence and wit in these nine stories, a cosmopolitan selection set variously over the past century, from fin de si�cle London to early-60s...


Voice Lessons: Tales of Breaking Free

by Catherine Holm

"Cat Holm creates characters who can find hope even on the darkest of nights. A deaf woman yearns to sing, a widower seeks to find the spirit of his wife in the caprices of a young boy, in a car wash, at Walmart,...


The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator and Other Tales

by Lachlan Plain

The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator is a collection of short fiction presented in various stylistic forms, written and illustrated by Australian author, puppeteer and artistic director Lachlan Plain. The playful...


Blood Libels

by Clive Sinclair

“I am convinced, “ says Jake Silkstone, the hypochondriac narrator of Clive Sinclair’s still provocative novel, “that if Rabbi Nathan hadn’t tried to rape Helga, our German au pair, during the course...