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Triptych, an Erotic Adventure: 3 Stories in 1

by Krissy Kneen

In this suite of three linked erotic stories, Krissy Kneen takes a frank delight in the project of arousal. From sexual adventure online and the tenderness, heartbreak and sexual awakening of first love, to...


Radio Belly: Stories

by Buffy Cram

In the surreal world of Buffy Cram's stories, someone or something slips beneath the skin of her already beleaguered characters. Stealing into their worlds, it rearranges the familiar into something strange...


The Only Thing I Have

by Rhonda Waterfall

Beautifully written stories about domestic dysfunction.


98 Wounds

by Justin Chin

98 Wounds contains improbably-linked stories re-imagining and reconciling the abject, the outlaw, the ostracized, and the cranky contrarians among us.


Mandarins: Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa & Charles DeWolf

Prefiguring the vital modernist voices of the Western literary canon, Akutagawa writes with a trenchant psychological precision that exposes the shifting traditions and ironies of early twentieth-century Japan...


Hot Pink

by Adam Levin

Adam Levin’s debut novel The Instructions was one of the most buzzed-about books of 2010, a sprawling universe of “death-defying sentences, manic wit, exciting provocations and simple human warmth” (Rolling...


Bats or Swallows

by Teri Vlassopoulos

Teri Vlassopoulos's stories are sharp, accurate, at times dark, but told with balance and skill. The innocence and clarity of her narrative voice reveals new and unexpected layers. Vlassopoulos brings readers...


In a Mist

by Devon Code

In a Mist explores longing, loss and isolation. This debut collection of short stories examines the lives of socially isolated individuals with obsessive interests and desires. These lonely protagonists find...


Sugar and Other Stories

by A.S. Byatt

A.S. Byatt's short fictions, collected in paperback for the first time, explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting...


Friend of My Youth: Stories

Trillium Book Award 1991

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart...


The Pen O. Henry Prize Stories 2012: Including Stories by John Berger, Wendell Berry, Anthony Doerr, Lauren Groff, Yi

by Laura Furman

The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. These remarkable stories explore the boundaries of the imagination...


Dogwalker

by Arthur Bradford

Tender and satiric, hilarious and humane, Dogwalker plunks readers down in a land of misfits and the circumstantially strange–where one young man buys drugs from a dealer who locks his customers in a closet,...


Dubliners

by James Joyce

Introduction by John Banville

 

James Joyce was the singular figure of modernism, and to this day his grand vision looms large over contemporary literature and the entire Western canon. His stylistic innovations...


Principals and Other Schoolyard Bullies

by Nick Fonda & Denis Palmer

Who has never encountered a bully? Who has never told—or been told—a story of a bully? With an uncanny insight into what bullies are all about, Nick Fonda brings sensitivity and even humour to an otherwise...


Chattering: Stories

by Louise Stern

An extraordinary debut collection of stories, which reveal how the world looks when you're young, hip, wild and deaf.


Nothing Like an Ocean: Stories

by Jim Tomlinson

The eleven stories in Nothing Like An Ocean confirm the promise of Jim Tomlinson's award-winning debut, Things Kept, Things Left Behind. Set in and around the fictional town of Spivey, Kentucky, the stories...


Angels & Insects: Two Novellas

by A.S. Byatt

In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in Possession: the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum...


I Am An Executioner: Love Stories

by Rajesh Parameswaran

An explosive, funny, wildly original fiction debut: nine stories about the power of love and the love of power, two urgent human desires that inevitably, and sometimes calamitously, intertwine.

In I Am an Executioner,...


Moments of Light

by Fred Chappell

Moments of Light Foreward by Annie Dillard. These stories prove that the mythic powers of the balladeer and the story teller survive even in this fragmented and unmysterious day. In the eleven stories gathered...


The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps

by William Styron

The Suicide Run collects five of William Styron’s meticulously rendered narratives based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. In “Blankenship,” Styron draws on his stint as a guard at a stateside...