Download E-books Ball: Stories PDF

By Tara Ison

Ball is the exciting and emotionally provocative debut selection of brief fiction by way of the acclaimed writer of the novels Rockaway and A baby Out of Alcatraz and the essay assortment Reeling via Life.

Ball explores the darker edges of affection and intercourse and dying, how they're in detail and sometimes violently attached, with shiny, vibrant tales set ordinarily in modern la. In “Cactus,” a tender lady involves worry the surface global following the freakish, unintentional loss of life of her adventure-seeking, naturalist boyfriend within the California desolate tract; in “Wig,” a lady needs to support her ally face life-threatening melanoma whereas protecting up an unseemly affair along with her friend’s husband; in “Fish,” the narrator sits watch over a loss of life uncle, attempting to pay for prior sins whereas administering to his ultimate wishes, yet distracted through the starving fish within the Koi pond close to the clinic; and within the collection’s beautiful identify tale, the bonds of friendship and puppy possession collide within the such a lot startling and unforeseen ways.

With a willing perception into the sides of human habit and an guaranteed literary hand, Ball is the recent e-book through one of many West’s such a lot provocative stylists.

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Download E-books Aesop's Fables PDF

By Aesop

Aesop's Fables is a set of tales credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in historical Greece among 620 and 564 BCE.

of numerous origins, the tales linked to Aesop's identify have descended to trendy occasions via a few assets and comprise such favorites as The Fox and the Grapes, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Farmer and the Stork, The North Wind and the solar, The Ant and the Grasshopper and hundreds of thousands more.

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Download E-books Tourist Season: Stories PDF

By Enid Shomer

In Tourist Season, award-winning writer Enid Shomer deals ten significant, richly precise unforgettable tales of resilient ladies, elderly seventeen to seventy, each one at a pivotal element in her existence. Their trips move distances of position and brain: A middle-aged Floridian who learns that she is the reincarnation of a Buddhist saint takes bold steps on her route to enlightenment; a long-buried mystery forces one girl to go away the daughter she deeply loves; a Radcliffe pupil faces stunning kin truths and taboos through the summer time of 1966; an unforeseen kinship varieties among girls who land in a county detention center after an expedition to Las Vegas. those tourists wander via transferring emotional landscapes of affection, intercourse, and relationships, and infrequently omit the locations they’d wanted to reach–of perception, connection, and figuring out. even if touring to new geographical locales or exploring uncharted own terrain, Tourist Season offers a provocative, enticing, and infrequently funny street map of the center and soul.

“[When interpreting Enid Shomer’s stories,] the item one fast senses is the need and the voice, a person asserting, in influence, ‘Relax, be cozy, I’m going to take excellent care of you.’ those are very wonderful stories.”
–James Salter, in Imaginary Men

“Beautifully made, staggering and inevitable, splendidly artistic and deeply real, those tales are filled with small, irreverent, straight-faced miracles. they'll lead girls of every age to suspect that the easiest might be but to come.”
––Pam Houston, writer of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Sight Hound

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Download E-books The Collected Stories, Volume 1: The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Stories PDF

By Philip K. Dick

This publication is a suite of PKD's earliest brief tales, certainly one of which had now not been formerly published.

EPUB with out TOC, it seems that in line with experiment.

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Download E-books The Undivided Self: Selected Stories PDF

Since the discharge of his first tale assortment in 1991, Will Self has been hailed as a grasp of the fast tale. Now, for the 1st time, chosen tales from his 5 hugely praised collections may be on hand in a single quantity, brought through Rick Moody. those tales, drawn from The volume conception of Insanity, Gray Area, Tough, tricky Toys for difficult, tricky Boys, Dr. Mukti and different stories of Woe, and Liver―plus one tale by no means sooner than published―give us unforeseen comedian twists, masterful language, and the standard coloured through the absurd: a guy who unearths his mom strolling in a London suburb ten months after her demise; the extraordinary nuances of a colorless workplace laborers day-by-day regimen; and a send-up of the British elite that happens after a carcinogenic fog blankets England. in comparison favorably to Nabokov, Pynchon, Gaddis, Ballard, and DeLillo, Will Self is a daring satirist whose chosen tales characterize the superior and so much outrageous fiction of the final decade.

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Download E-books Collected Stories, Volume 1: 1891-1910 PDF

By Edith Wharton

Born into an upper-class ny relations, Edith Wharton broke with conference and have become a qualified author, incomes a permanent position because the grande dame of yankee letters. This Library of the US assortment (along with its significant other quantity, Collected tales: 1911-1937) provides the best of Wharton's fulfillment in brief fiction, drawn from the greater than 80 tales she released over the process her career.

Opening along with her first released story—the captivating "Mrs. Manstey's View," a couple of disruption within the lifetime of an aged apartment-dweller—this first of 2 volumes offers a author, already on the peak of her powers, starting to discover the worries of an entire life. In "Souls Belated," fans try to get away the implications in their adultery—a topic to which Wharton returns all through her occupation. In "The challenge of Jane" (about a amazing followed baby) and "The Pelican" (about an itinerant lecturer), she discovers her present for social and cultural satire. might be the best of her ghost tales, "The Eyes," with its Jamesian experience of evil, can be integrated, in addition to novella-length works, "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary," revealing the outstanding diversity of Wharton's fictive imagination.

Also integrated during this version are a chronology of Wharton's existence, explanatory notes, and an essay at the texts.

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Download E-books My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales PDF

By Kate Bernheimer

The fairy story lives back during this ebook of 40 new tales by means of the various largest names in modern fiction.

Neil Gaiman, “Orange”
 
Aimee Bender, “The colour Master”
 
Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover”
 
Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans”
 
These and greater than thirty different tales via Francine Prose, Kelly hyperlink, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and plenty of different notable writers make up this exciting occasion of fairy tales—the final literary dress party.
 
Spinning homes and conversing birds. Whispered secrets and techniques and borrowed desire. listed below are new tales sewn from previous skins, amassed through visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and encouraged through every thing from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little fit lady” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy stories by means of Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico.
 
Fairy stories are our oldest literary culture, and but they chart the creative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating assortment restores their position within the literary canon.

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Download E-books The Elaghin Affair and Other Stories PDF

By Ivan Bunin

Chosen and translated from the Russian by way of Bernard Guilbert Guerney

Many of Bunin's top recognized tales usually from the 1910s and 20s.

The Elaghin Affair
The Bride
The Mordvinian Sarafan
A Creepy Story
Temir Aksak Khan
The Scream
The famous person of Love
Transfiguration
The Cricket
Long, lengthy Ago
Cicadas
The evening of Denial
The 3rd Cock-crow
Of Emelya the idiot, and of ways He became Out to be the Wisest of All
Dry Valley

Translator's Notes

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Download E-books Dance of the Happy Shades: And Other Stories PDF

By Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In those fifteen brief stories--her 8th selection of brief tales in an extended and exotic career--Alice Munro conjures usual lives with a unprecedented imaginative and prescient, showing the awesome expertise for which she is now greatly celebrated. Set on farms, by way of river marshes, within the lonely cities and new suburbs of western Ontario, those stories are luminous acts of cognizance to these shiny moments whilst revelation emerges from the layers of expertise that lie at the back of even the main daily occasions and lives.

"Virtuosity, elemental command, incisive like a diamond, impressive: a majority of these descriptions healthy Alice Munro."--Christian technological know-how Monitor

"How does one be aware of whilst one is within the grip of art--of a tremendous talent?....It is paintings that speaks from the pages of Alice Munro's stories."--Wall road Journal

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Download E-books The Motion Demon PDF

Macabre trains and maverick railwaymen inhabit the realm of THE movement DEMON, a translation of the highly-original brief tale assortment from the pen of Stefan Grabinski, first released in 1919. also known as the “Polish Poe” or the “Polish Lovecraft,” Grabinski is a distinct voice in fantastique literature who crafted his personal sort and addressed topics that no different horror/fantasy author on the time was once exploring. Grabinski’s paintings was once mostly overlooked in his local nation in the course of his existence, yet lately there was starting to be overseas curiosity during this author, with extraordinary voices, akin to writer China Mieville, proclaiming him a grasp of horror/fantasy. Translator Miroslaw Lipinski brought the writings of Stefan Grabinski to English-speaking readership, first with translations within the small press, after which with the quick tale collections THE darkish area (1993), THE movement DEMON (2005) and at the HILL OF ROSES (2012). Of Polish ancestry and British-birth, Lipinski is living in ny. he's at present engaged on a large quantity of Grabinski tales for Centipede Press' "Masters of the unusual story" sequence.

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