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The Embroidered Shoes

by Can Xue, Ronald R. Janssen & Jian Zhang

Can Xue (pronounced "tsan shway") is considered by many to be the most spirited, fearless, radical fiction writer to come out of contemporary China. Even her name is marked by tenacity (it's a pen name referring...


Skulls & Bones: A Novella

by Jay Malinowski

A multimedia project conceived by acclaimed artist and musician Jay Malinowski, Skulls & Bones combines original artwork and a haunting narrative into a fascinating and telling portrait of a sailor atoning for...


The Undertaker's Dozen

by David Forrest

Terror can have such simple beginnings -- a child's letter

to Father Christmas...a pretty girl glimpsed in a London

street...a trip down the Brigton Road...a night spent in an

empty mansion for a bet.

And the...


How to Unfeel the Dead: New and Selected Fictions

by Lance Olsen

With fictions from four previous collections, as well as eight new fictions covering the past decade, Olsen has put together a fantastic overview of his lengthy and critically acclaimed history as an author....


An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It: A John Murray Original

by Jessie Greengrass

JM Originals is a new list for fresh and distinctive new writing; for books that provoke and entertain.

The twelve stories in this startling collection range over centuries and across the world.

There are stories...


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...


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...


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...


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....


Neighbors of Nothing

by Jason Ockert

Neighbors of Nothing explores the odd, nuanced ways that guilt and grief manifest in the behavior of seemingly ordinary people.


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...


Beguiling Miss Bennet

by Gillian Dow & Caroline Oakley

This is the third volume of short stories shortlisted for the Chawton House Library Short Story Award. It takes as its inspiration minor characters from the famous novels and tells the tales that continued behind...


101 Detectives

by Ivan Vladislavić

What kind of Detective am I? Eardrum or tympanum? Gullet or oesophagus? Pussy or pudenda? A Detective needs a language almost as much as a language needs a Detective. In this new collection of stories, award-winning...


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...