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Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales

by Naguib Mahfouz

Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland’s majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times.

From...


Whispers from Behind the Cellar Door: Twelve Terrifying Tales to Take You Into the Night

by Alex Woolf

Tales to send chills down your spine, raise goosebumps and stand your hair on end. Tales to terrify and disturb, to intrigue and unsettle. Fans of horror and the supernatural will relish this collection of original...


The Steel Kiss: Tales of Love, Obsession, Madness and Deceit

by Alex Woolf

Each of these nine stories explores a symptom of that pathology we call love. We meet a volatile woman whose husband betrays her once too often; a man who takes advantage of an amnesiac girl; a woman prepared...


Life Happens

by Jackie Swift

Life Happens is a collection of short fiction written over the last twenty-five years, including the award winning Walking and Life, the Universe and Cancerous Things. Reach inside for stories of love, loss,...


Farce Forward - Volume 2

by Merv Lambert

An ex-colleague, a school librarian, once told me, much to my surprise, that quite a lot of children came into the library at lunch-time to read plays, but that there were not so many available. I therefore...


Most Wanted: Street Stories from the Caribbean

by Christborne Shillingford

Introducing the Caribbean's very own - and very amateur - private detective and his tussles with the drug dealers, cops, Rastamen, ghosts, girlfriends and dogs who cross his path. These short stories are from...


It Falls Into Place

by Phyllis Shand Allfrey

These short stories bring together for the first time the shorter fiction of Phyllis Shand Allfrey, whose novel The Orchid House is a classic of Caribbean fiction. Set in Dominica, New York and London, the stories...


The English Stories

by Cynthia Flood

A collection of short stories about a Canadian adolescent coming of age in England.


Season of the Macabre

by Damien Kelly & Patricia Terry

By Damien Kelly - winner of the Octocon 2011 Short Story competition (with "Intervention Paradox").

- A frightened child, turning to the only person who can save him.

- A prison full of vicious inmates, generously...


In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories

by Lauri Kubuitsile

In many of these stories, there is as sense that things are not as they seem: a woman’s husband-to-be has a questionable past and a voluptuous stranger’s beauty belies her malevolence. Characters are shaped...


The Plum Rains and Other Stories

by Givens John

Japan. The last decade of the 17th century. Men who lived by the sword find themselves cut adrift while women begin to confront new threats and opportunities. The austere demands of the haikai poet are no match...


The Trouble I've Seen

by Martha Gellhorn & Caroline Moorehead

These four interlinked stories encapsulate Martha Gellhorn’s firsthand observation of the Great Depression. Fiction crafted with documentary accuracy, they vividly render the gradual spiritual collapse of...


Summer Lies: Stories

by Bernhard Schlink

From Bernhard Schlink, the internationally best-selling author of The Reader, come seven provocative and masterfully calibrated stories. A keen dissection of the ways in which we play with truth and less-than-truth...


The Cage Keeper: And Other Stories

by Andre Iii Dubus

Passion and betrayal, violent desperation, ambivalent love that hinges on hatred, and the quest for acceptance by those who stand on the edge of society-these are the hard-hitting themes of a stunningly crafted...


Never Been Better

by Thiam Chin O

In this collection of stories, O Thiam Chin has created a series of unforgettable, deeply affecting portraits of individuals whose intersections of loves and losses mark the dawn of awareness and longing in...


Instant Love: Fiction

by Jami Attenberg

“We are all walking around this city with our hearts sadly swimming in our chests, like dying fish on the surface of a still pond. It’s enough to make you give up entirely.” —from Instant Love

But we...


Tooth and Claw: and Other Stories

by T.C. Boyle

Since his first collection of stories, Descent of Man, appeared in 1979, T.C. Boyle has become an acknowledged master of the form who has transformed the nature of short fiction in our time. Among the fourteen...


Wound Ballistics

by Steven Manners

The short stories in Wound Ballistics explore the shifting psychology of men and women in their efforts to communicate. In Telescope, an anonymous narrator pulls back the curtain on an elaborate fantasy of revenge....


We, the Children of Cats

by Tomoyuki Hoshino

By turns teasing and terrifying, laconic and luminous, the stories in this anthology are drawn from sources as diverse as Borges, Nabokov, Garcia-Marquez, and traditional Japanese folklore, and yet they ultimately...


Battleborn

Dylan Thomas Prize 2013, Story Prize 2012

by Claire Vaye Watkins

Winner of the 2012 Story Prize

Recipient of the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award

A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" fiction writer of 2012

Like the work of Cormac McCarthy,...