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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!

by Jonathan Goldstein

A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the Old Testament for a modern world-and the neurotic, demanding reader.

In the beginning...there was humor.

Sure, it's the foundation for much of Western morality and...


Wolverton Station

by Joe Hill

Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has come to England to do what he does best: chop down the little guys to clear the way for a global firm. But his train north just made an unexpected...


The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories

by Christopher Merkner

Shirley Jackson for the contemporary Midwest, where the ties of family and community intersect darkly with suburban American life.


Fire Year

by Jason K. Friedman & Salvatore Scribona

Gay and Jewish men struggle to navigate conservative communities in Georgia and the Deep South.


Autobiography of a Corpse

by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Joanne Turnbull & Adam Thirlwell

An NYRB Classics Original

The stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new collection...


Spiritual Stories from India

by Chaman Lal

"India is the home of fables," says Mr. Lal in his preface to the book. "When God made the world, He gave many virtues to different nations. To India He gave wisdom as a special gift....The Stories presented...


Tales from a Mountain Cave: Stories from Japan S Northeast

by Hisashi Inoue & Angus Turvill

The sound of a trumpet across a Japanese mountain valley leads a young man to befriend a mysterious stranger. During repeated visits to the cave where the stranger has set up home, the young man learns about...


Bacacay

by Witold Gombrowicz & Bill Johnston

A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers…a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck…a group of aristocrats enjoy a vegetarian dish made from human flesh…a virginal young girl gnaws...


I've Been Thinking About You, Sister

by Witi Ihimaera

A wry, touching short story from one of New Zealand's best-loved writers.When Uncle Rangiora visits his sister and dances with her in the garden, she knows she has to visit the place where he died, and where...


The Salt Smugglers

by Gérard de Nerval & Richard Sieburth

First published as a feuilleton in a left-wing newspaper in 1850, The Salt Smugglers provides a political satire of the waning days of France’s short-lived Second Republic. With nods to Diderot and Sterne,...


Elvis Has Left the Building

by Charity Tahmaseb

Second generation Elvis impersonator, Elliot, is content with his small-town circuit and regular gigs at the Holiday Inn, until he attracts a fan who has never heard of the King. But stepping free of the shadow...


Duluthians

by Trevor Scott

Duluthians is a collection of short fiction that illustrates the folks who call Northern Minnesota their home. Here you will find stories of transplants who have found themselves reluctantly placed in the wild...


Beyond the Rift

by Peter Watts

Skillfully combining complex science with finely executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales explore the always-shifting border between the known and the alien.

The beauty and peril of technology and the...


The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a...


On the Crow and Other Stories

by Robert A. Poirier

From love lost on a canoe trip, clashing values and naked conflict between natives and newcomers, to the barroom and prison enforcer straight out of a Johnny Cash song, Poirier writes vividly about the people...


House of Lavender Dreams

by Megan Hussey

Laira, a quirky Florida store owner, seeks the perfect doll for her July Fourth display. Fireworks ignite when 'living doll' Roman comes magically to life--introducing Laira to love and untold pleasures in the...


Stories of India

by Rudyard Kipling

In these stories, first published over a hundred years ago, Kipling sets the stage for encounters between the East and the West – between India and Anglo-India. These tales are remarkable not just for the...


A Vocation and a Voice: Stories

by Kate Chopin & Emily Toth

Published for the first time as Chopin intended, this is a collection of her most innovative stories, including "The Story of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss."


Home for Christmas

by Scott Young

In this entertaining collection of short stories author Scott Young demonstrates his characteristic wit and warmth as he presents amusing and heartfelt tales about Christmas. The diverse cast of characters in...


The Scatter Here Is Too Great

by Bilal Tanweer

A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories, The Scatter Here Is Too Great explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at a train station in Karachi,...