By Edward D. Hoch
Un volumen de cuentos impredecible.
«Me dijo que su libro se llamaba El libro de arena, porque ni el libro ni los angeles enviornment tienen ni principio ni fin.»
El primero de los cuentos reunidos aquí retoma el tema del doble: los protagonistas de «El otroK son lo bastante distintos para ser dos y lo bastante parecidos para ser uno. «Ulrica» es l. a. historia de un amor efímero. «El Congreso» describe una empresa tan vasta que se confunde con el cosmos y con los angeles suma de los días. «Undr» y «El espejo y los angeles máscara» son relatos sobre literaturas seculares que constan de una sola palabra, mientras que otras piezas imaginan objetos inconcebibles como un libro de infinitas páginas; un volumen impredecible y a l. a. vez monstruoso: el libro de arena.
By Ray Daley
A selection of fifteen unique flash fiction tales masking genres from army to technological know-how Fiction and a number of extraordinary ones inbetween.
New York occasions Bestseller
Winner of the area fable Award
One of New York Magazine's 10 top Books of the Year
One of NPR’s five most sensible Works of international Fiction
The literary occasion of Halloween: a publication of otherworldly energy from Russia’s preeminent modern fiction writer
Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of destiny, mysterious illnesses and supernatural interventions hang-out those tales by way of the Russian grasp Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, inheritor to the spellbinding culture of Gogol and Poe. mixing the staggering with the macabre, and leavened by means of a mischievous gallows humor, those bewitching stories are like not anything being written in Russia—or anyplace else within the world—today.
By Brian Keene
The muses are monsters. With them, we are living and die.
Since his earliest tales, Brian Keene has deconstructed the mystique of the writing lifestyles. Isolation, relationships misplaced, lengthy hours, inconsistent paychecks, heartbreak are all a part of the activity. Keene has unflinchingly laid naked the realities of the full-time author. Where we are living and Die collects Brian Keene's most sensible tales concerning the writing existence, together with his metafictional ghost tale masterpiece "The woman at the Glider," a glimpse of Adam Senft (from Keene's Dark Hollow
) in Hell, and a never-before-printed spoken notice poem encapsulating the background of the horror style. Where we are living and Die is a masterful assortment by way of a Grandmaster of Horror and a fictional guidebook for the operating writer.
By Robert Aickman
Robert Aickman (1914-1981) was once the grandson of Richard Marsh, a number one Victorian novelist of the occult. even though his leader career in existence used to be first as a conservationist of England's canals he ultimately grew to become his abilities to writing what he referred to as 'strange stories.' darkish Entries (1964) was once his first complete assortment, the debut in a physique of labor that might encourage Peter Straub to hail Aickman as 'this century's so much profound author of what we name horror stories.'
By Hanif Kureishi
This anthology chronicles the various different types of trouble in modern relationships. the entire tales continue from a valuable premise: that we're unerring in our number of fans - in particular in terms of the incorrect individual!
By Stephen Dixon
A substantial tome from one in every of America's maximum dwelling writers.
Stephen Dixon’s paintings has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the yankee Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Fantagraphics Books is proud to re-present his 2010 hardcover selection of brief tales, What Is All This?, in paperback form.
Dixon’s finely chiseled sentences reduce to the fast of people’s lives. None of those tales were gathered in any e-book earlier than; they've got seemed in a wide selection of literary journals over virtually forty years and Dixon has totally rewritten them all. Dixon admirers should be cheered to profit that those tales include a unconditionally unique work.
Centrally bearing on himself with the yank , Dixon explores obsessions of physique photo, the more and more polarized political panorama, intercourse ― in all its incarnations ― and the gloriously unnecessary trivia of contemporary lifestyles, from bus rides to tying shoelaces. utilizing the canvas of his local manhattan he astutely captures the edgy insanity that infects the town during the neuroses of his narrators with a method that owes as a lot to Neo-Realist cinema because it does to fashionable literature.
The softcover version of What Is All This? will back be designed via award-winning paintings Director Jacob Covey, whose hardcover layout used to be commemorated as one the industry’s 50 most sensible books/covers of the 12 months via AIGA.
By Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan's Somerset Maugham Award-winning assortment First Love, final Rites introduced him speedy acceptance as the most influential voices writing in England this day. Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, those tales express us the ways that homicide can come up out of boredom, perversity may end up from adolescent interest, and sheer evil should be the answer to insufferable loneliness. those stories are as frightening as something written by way of Clive Barker or Stephen King, yet they're crafted with a lyricism and depth that compel us to confront our mystery kinship with the scary.
By Jean Thompson
A grasp of brief fiction whose "best items are pretty much as good because it will get in modern cction" (Newsday) returns, as Jean Thompson follows her nationwide e-book Award finalist assortment Who Do You Love with Throw Like a Girl.
listed below are twelve new tales that take useless goal on the secrets and techniques of womanhood, arcing from adolescence to event. each of Thompson's indelible characters -- enthusiasts, better halves, acquaintances, and moms -- speaks her piece -- wry, indignant, hopeful -- in regards to the global and women's areas in it.