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The Long Home

by William Gay

In a literary voice that is both original and powerfully unsettling, William Gay tells the story of Nathan Winer, a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to a human evil that...


Out of Work

by Greg Mulcahy

Stories of the downtrodden 90's written with both authority and language and structure that are uncommon.


My Father More or Less

by Jonathan Baumbach

My Father More or Less deals with the confrontation between an 18 year old boy and his estranged novelist-turned-screenwriter father.


The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling

by Peter LaSalle

In The City at Three PM, award-winning fiction writer Peter LaSalle offers 11 startlingly original personal essays dealing with his longtime quest for world travel of the literary sort.

The range of offbeat experiences...


Sam's Legacy

by Jay Neugeboren

Neugenboren's fifth book--Sam's Legacy covers both the life of Sam, a down-on-his-luck gambler who is also dealing with the legacy of memories of his Jewish father and grandfather, and the story of Madison Tidewater,...


Listen Ruben Fontanez

by Jay Neugeboren

Neugeboren's second novel is the story of Harry Meyers--New York schoolteacher, alienated Jew, aging widower resigned to lonely retirement--and of what happens to him when his uneasy peace is shattered by violence....


Corky's Brother

by Jay Neugeboren

Neugeboren's debut collection of stories and third book. The title story, actually a novella, won the Transatlantic Review Novella Award, tells the story of Corky's baseball-playing brother, "probably the most...


Loreena's Gift

by Colleen M. Story

Where do we go when we die? Loreena knows. She’s been there, and it’s not at all like her uncle, a reverend at a small-town church, thinks it is.

Loreena Picket is a blind young woman who lives with her uncle,...


Kafka's Son

by Curt Leviant

Set in New York City and Prague in 1992, Kafka’s Son follows a first-person narrator who is a documentary filmmaker. In a New York synagogue, he meets an elderly Czech Jew named Jiri, once the head of the...


Triangle Ray

by John Holman

Triangle Ray is a collection of short stories linked by the character of Ray Fielding, introduced first as a young black man coming of age in the 1980s and infatuated with his schoolmate, Marie. Against the...


Charmed Particles: A Novel

by Chrissy Kolaya

Set in a fictional prairie town in which the two overarching industries are a living history facility and a laboratory for experiments in high-energy particle physics, Charmed Particles tells the intertwined...


Calloustown

by George Singleton

Calloustown, the seventh collection from master raconteur George Singleton, who’s been praised by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the “unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story,” finds the...


If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home

by Dave Housley

An examination of the quiet desperation and occasional triumphs of growing up and growing older through the prism of music


How to Unfeel the Dead: New and Selected Fictions

by Lance Olsen

With fictions from four previous collections, as well as eight new fictions covering the past decade, Olsen has put together a fantastic overview of his lengthy and critically acclaimed history as an author....


The Laws of Average

by Trevor Dodge

In 60 flash fictions, The Laws of Average celebrates the insanity of falling in love, the absurdity of playing by the rules, and the stupidities of discontent that ensnare us all.


The Anglerfish Comedy Troupe: Stories from the Abyss

by Colin Fleming

In eighteen thematically linked stories, Colin Fleming explores the ways in which relationships end, with a focus on the void a loved one leaves behind. In “Fire with Legs,” the inhabitants of a noise machine...


The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel

by Carmiel Banasky

Greenwich Village, 1959. Claire Bishop sits for a portrait—a gift from her husband—only to discover that what the artist has actually depicted is Claire’s suicide. Haunted by the painting, Claire is forced...


Little Sister Death

by William Gay

David Binder is a young, successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer’s block. He stares at the blank page, and the blank page stares back harder. So when his agent suggests maybe a lighter...


The Night of Trees

by Thomas Williams

A New York businessman (whose wife has just left him) and his estranged son come to New Hampshire for a hunting trip.


The Castaway Lounge

by Jon Boilard

Set in a busted Massachusetts mill town circa 1986, The Castaway Lounge is the story of Jackson "Applejack" Thibedeaux. Cocaine dealer, womanizer, and tough-guy-for-hire, Applejack is weary of the wrong life...