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Out of Work

by Greg Mulcahy

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

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 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...

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...


by Sudhir Kakar

The story of a young Brahmin growth into a guru--traveling with him from the time of his youth, through life in a monastery and up to becoming a mentor to another young boy.


by Janet Kauffman

A stunning, poetic novel about a nearly overpowering relationship, from the author of the acclaimed short story collection, Places in the World a Woman Could Walk.


by Lance Olsen

You're sitting in a darkened theater, waiting for the movie to begin when American culture explodes all around in I-Max, Sensurround, Technicolor—this is the experience of reading Lance Olsen's brilliant 10:01,...

The Crimson Throne

by Allison Amend

Tells tales of India during the Mughal era, viewed from the contrasting mindsets of European aides to the two leading princes, Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb. Niccalao Manucci and Francois Bernier offer insights...

Head in Flames

by Lance Olsen

Head in Flames is a collage novel composed of chips of sensation, observation, memory, & quotation shaped into a series of narraticules told by three alternating voices, each inhabiting a different font & aesthetic/political/existential...

Bedlam and Other Stories

by John Domini

These stories, set in both real and unreal locales, arouse more faraway yearnings. All sooner or later come round to the subject of love, but none finds it anywhere we might ordinarily have expected. Bedlam...

Fruit of the Month

by Abby Frucht

This 1987 winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award contains 12 stories that focus on contemporary Americans: their fragile relationships, their interest in activism and their experiences with rape, drugs and homosexuality....

The Fan-Maker's Inquisition

by Rikki Ducornet

"A fan is like the thighs of a woman: it opens and closes." And so begins this lush, historical novel--a mixture of imagination and conceit, passion and suspense. In a tense courtroom during the French Revolution,...


by Matthew Sharpe

A group of survivors arrive in Virginia from the demolished Manhattan, planning to establish an outpost, find oil, and exploit the Indians controlling the area. Plans go awry however in both violent and humorous...

Neighbors of Nothing

by Jason Ockert

Neighbors of Nothing explores the odd, nuanced ways that guilt and grief manifest in the behavior of seemingly ordinary people.