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Stories of Five Decades

by Hermann Hesse

This selection of twenty-three stories (twenty available in English for the first time) offers a spectrum of Hesse's writing from 1899 to 1948 that could be matched only by an edition of his poetry, since in...


Dead Pig Collector

by Warren Ellis

From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it’s also about killing people and disposing...


The Complete Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 1972

by Flannery O'Connor

Winner of the National Book Award

The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including...


Can't and Won't

by Lydia Davis

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called “the best prose stylist in America”

Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of “Bloomington” reads, “Now that I have...


Strange News from Another Star

by Hermann Hesse

In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen--literally, Fairy Tales. For this first edition in English, we have followed the arrangement Hesse made...


Train Dreams

by Denis Johnson

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of NPR’s 10 Best Novels of 2011

Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative...


East of the West

by Miroslav Penkov

A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles

Janes Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. This collection of expertly crafted short fiction will fully acquaint all students...


The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim’s stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they’re...


The Dog

by Jack Livings

“Jack Livings’s stories of China are marvels of the imagination.” —Paul Harding, author of Tinkers

Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings’s The Dog explodes the country’s...


Paper Lantern

by Stuart Dybek

A new collection of short stories by a master of the form with a common focus on the turmoils of romantic love

Ready!

Aim!

On command the firing squad aims at the man backed against a full-length mirror. The mirror...


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...


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen

A brilliant new collection of short stories from “the conspicuously talented” (Time) Rivka Galchen

In one of the intensely imaginative stories in Rivka’s Galchen’s American Innovations, a young woman’s...


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis

Philosophical inquiry, examinations of language, and involuted domestic disputes are the focus of Lydia Davis’s inventive collection of short fiction, Almost No Memory. In each of these stories, Davis reveals...


The Isle of Youth

by Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg’s gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling...


I, etcetera

by Susan Sontag

In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader...


Ajax Penumbra 1969

by Robin Sloan

From Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, the story of Mr. Penumbra’s first trip to San Francisco—and of how he got entangled with the city’s most unusual always-open enterprise…...


Tales of the Night

by Peter Høeg

These eight stories are linked by a date and a motif.  All of them have to do with love.  Love and its conditions on the night of March 19, 1929. In his second book and his only collection of stories, Peter...


Don't Kiss Me

by Lindsay Hunter

An explosive story collection from a bold, blistering new voice

With broken language, deep vernacular, unexpectedly fierce empathy, and a pace that’ll break your granny’s neck, Lindsay Hunter lures, cajoles,...


The Orange Tree

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has distinguished Terra Nostra and The Campaign. From...