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Byzantium

by Ben Stroud

Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Fiction, an imaginative debut that ranges from Havana to Berlin* A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year * One of Publishers Weekly's "Best Summer Books"*

Ancient cities and...


Loverboys

by Ana Castillo

"Seductive ... full of infectious vigor ... these stories demand, above all, to be listened to."-New York Times Book ReviewFrom Ana Castillo, the widely praised author of So Far from God and The Guardians, comes...


Sourland: Stories

by Joyce Carol Oates

A gripping and moving new collection of stories that reimagines the meaning of loss—through often unexpected and violent means.

Joyce Carol Oates is not only one of our most important novelists and literary...


The John Fante Reader

by John Fante & Stephen Cooper

It's not every day that a writer, almost unheard of in his lifetime, emerges twenty years after his death as a voice of his generation. But then again, there aren't many writers with such irrepressible genius...


The Oranging of America

by Max Apple

It was my fascination itself with the English language that made me a writer," Apple wrote in an essay for the New York Times Book Review. Its endless suggestiveness has carried me through many a plot, entertained...


Marriage at Antibes: Stories

by Carol Azadeh

'The Country Road' moves heartbreakingly through the days of Cathy, a lonely eight-year-old in a Northern Ireland populated by her elderly neighbours and the vague menace of the security forces. In 'Bronagh',...


Death of a King

by Seamus deFaoite

A gypsy king dies, and a group of villagers seek to save him from the dishonour of a pauper's grave. The dispute over the inheritance of a well-field becomes a struggle between the 'old stock' and the 'new people'...


Heart Wrenching Crossroads

by Shailesh J. Khatri

This book has 3 short stories. One short story deals with an honest public official in a decadent society who is out to make him dishonest. Another story makes mockery of our educational system and the last...


The End of the Straight and Narrow: Stories

by David McGlynn

This debut collection received critical acclaim and is now available for the first time in trade paper. The stories in The End of the Straight and Narrow take on the inner lives of the zealous, their passions...


What Purpose Did I Serve in Your Life

by Marie Calloway

By the author of "Adrien Brody," the controversial Internet piece, Marie Calloway effaces the boundary between life and narrative.


Transparency: Stories

by Frances Hwang

With a deceptively simple yet graceful style, and in the tradition of Lara Vapnyar, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Gish Jen, Frances Hwang captures the thousand minor battles waged in the homes of immigrants--struggles...


The Condimental Op

by Andrez Bergen

Noir, surrealism, comicbook asides and dystopian, hardboiled moments collide with snapshots of contemporary culture in Andrez Bergen's bag of tricks.


Archangel: Fiction

by Andrea Barrett

"[Andrea Barrett's] work stands out for its sheer intelligence…The overall effect is quietly dazzling."—New York Times Book Review Winner of the National Book Award for her collection of stories Ship Fever...


The Weight of a Human Heart

by Ryan O'Neill

"You will be astounded by the hugeness of his heart, and by the breadth and depth of his vision. O'Neill is a writer of limitless imagination." Hector Tobar, author of The Barbarian Nurseries

Ranging from...


Bad Behaviour

by Lesley Cookman

A collection of short stories about bad behaviour in many forms from the author of the Libby Sarjeant series to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Accent Press.

 


The Reasons I Won't Be Coming

by Elliot Perlman

The stories in this collection explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students, and murderers. They tell of corporate betrayals and lost opportunities, and of the obsessions, hopes,...


Crucial Instances

by Edith Wharton

Though best known for having written novels such as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, American author Edith Wharton was also a master of the short story format. Regarded by many critics as her most...


Eve's Diary

by Mark Twain

Only humor writer extraordinaire Mark Twain could inject so much wit and hilarity into the story of Adam and Eve and the Fall of Man. This short story takes the form of excerpts from Eve's personal journal,...


The Forged Coupon: And Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy & Flashiviyi Kupon

Sometimes even the smallest and most seemingly trivial actions can have the most disastrous consequences. That's the idea that Russian literary master Leo Tolstoy explores in depth in the title tale in this...


Master and Man

by Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude & Louise Shanks Maude

This short story from renowned Russian author Leo Tolstoy takes on an almost fable-like quality in its stark simplicity and moral truth. A wealthy man's greed and avarice lead him to treat his servant in a spectacularly...