Category: Contemporary Short Stories

Download Tell the World You're a Wildflower: Stories by Jennifer Horne PDF

By Jennifer Horne

Tell the realm You’ re a Wildflower is a suite of loosely interwoven tales within the voices of southern girls and women of other a long time and backgrounds. starting with the youngest characters and finishing with the oldest, the tales surround cosmetic surgery and white supremacists, family members secrets and techniques and kinfolk bushes, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a tender author who describes her paintings in development as “ the bastard love-child of William Faulkner and Alice Walker.”

In Tell the realm You’ re a Wildflower, every one personality needs to make a decision what to inform, no matter if to inform it, and to whom to inform it. every one struggles with questions of id and fact, attempting to comprehend who she is and what holds actual for her. a few inform their tales evidently, at once, others extra obliquely, nesting one inside of one other. Anchored within the culture of southern storytelling, those girls deal with loss, switch, and progress whereas going to church, university, and felony, navigating love and intercourse, and being concerned an excessive amount of approximately what humans may perhaps think.


Yet those ladies in general refuse to act, they usually wander out and in of one another’ s tales similar to humans do in small cities around the South. Small city lives are continuously interconnected: your third-grade instructor is your new neighbor’ s aunt and the boy you dated your senior yr falls from political grace after being stuck in a scorching bath together with your moment cousin. even though they might have had little say in the place they have been planted, Horne’ s protagonists however do their top to bloom.


Rich, multifaceted, and unforgettable, Tell the area You’ re a Wildflower is the paintings of a veteran explorer of the 20th and twenty-first century South. Horne’ s quest to appreciate her tradition via many years of interpreting and watching has now yielded those narratives that imaginatively and insightfully input the hearts and minds of southern women.

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Download My Life in Clothes by Summer Brenner PDF

By Summer Brenner

"Despite my mother’s efforts to tame me, I resisted, protecting onto my creature nature till the day she trained me i'd now not be working bare within the backyard or showering with my dad. It took a couple of scoldings prior to i used to be reworked from colt to show-pony: a formal mirrored image of whichever laundered, starched, pressed, brushed, straightened, zippered, tied, and buttoned garment used to be put upon me."

—From the foreword of summer time Brenner's new number of brief tales, My existence in Clothes

These tales discover the attraction, tyranny, and preoccupation of garments, off and on, obtained, made, or came upon, model or functionality, projection or expression, physique and soul grew to become inside of out.


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Download 11 Novellen und Erzählungen (German Edition) by Niko Kostopoulos PDF

By Niko Kostopoulos

"Verführerisch wie ein Liebhaber lockt das an Anziehung unübertroffene Tal. Die wunderbare Palette, die den Beschauer in grenzenloses Erstaunen versetzt, wird von einer kilometerlangen Schlange zerrissen, dem ewig fließenden Fluss. Er hat die Farbe der Bäume, die rechts und hyperlinks ein Spalier bilden, angenommen. Die Luft hier unten ist betäubend, aber sanft wie die Wolken, die über den rot gefärbten Himmel ziehen, seine Farbe annehmen und mit ihm verschmelzen."
"Und plötzlich stand sie da, sie sprang auf der Brüstung, jonglierte zwischen den steinernen, weißen, verdreckten, stinkenden Körpern. Sie schwiegen. Ihr Blick traf ihre leblosen Augen. Sie versteinerten erneut.
Die weißen Statuen wurden von einem weißen, strahlenden Licht umhüllt, alles rundherum strahlte weiß, nur sie nicht. Mit ihrem hauchdünnen roten Seidenkleid tanzte, schwebte, lieferte sie eine speedy artistische, aber erotische Darbietung zwischen den leblosen Figuren."

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Download My Real Life: And Other Stories by Julian Novitz PDF

By Julian Novitz

This prize-winning choice of brief tales playfully questions what 'real lifestyles' is and, extra importantly, the place it may be found.Philip is a brand new Zealander, born and raised; the difficulty is that nobody will think him. He travels greatly, although his brother Dan has no purpose of going at any place - why go away while every little thing you hate is the following? His ex-girlfriend, Kumiko, drifts among universities, enrolling in each direction she will locate in order to carry directly to her scholar visa. Her father is trying to find her, yet like any different personality during this assortment, he has an issue and a narrative of his personal . . .The characters during this humorous and astute publication of brief tales span genders, generations and identities. even if at domestic or in a foreign country, they can be misplaced, wandering out and in of every other's lives, by no means really coming jointly. relocating convincingly among differing views, those tales are deftly dealt with, delivering flashes of sharp perception and unforeseen humour.This publication gained the hot Zealand Society of Authors Hubert Church top First ebook of Fiction Award (2005).

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Download Why He Wants It : The Complete Collection by Sarah J. Brooks PDF

By Sarah J. Brooks

Now on hand: Why He desires It - the entire assortment! Get Your reproduction Now!

Get all components of the tale with Liz and Harrison at once!

Liz did not want to stick at her boss' condo. in any case, he is her top friend's father. yet what may still she do? She had no selection. She knew it may possibly reason trouble...and there's a the reason is, Harrison desires it!

THIS may swap her complete life!

This field Set includes:

Part 1: Why He desires It

Part 2: Why He wishes It

Part three: Why He LOVES It

Part four: Why He HIDES It

Part five: Why He unearths It

BONUS: unfastened BONUS tale - "The Billionaire's Hunt - Drake"!

Readers might be 18 and over as a result of mature events and language.


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Download La piel de los tomates (Literatura nº 59) (Spanish Edition) by José Jiménez Lozano PDF

By José Jiménez Lozano

Estudio preliminar de Guadalupe Arbona. 31 cuentos inéditos del Premio Cervantes de Literatura 2002. En cada uno de ellos "lo eterno se esconde en cualquier pliegue de los angeles narración, por lo que permiten renovar los angeles mirada y sorprender, donde menos lo esperemos y con los angeles forma más desconcertante, el susurro o el estallido de los angeles vida en su misteriosa belleza".

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Download El descapotable rojo (Nuevos Tiempos) (Spanish Edition) by Louise Erdrich,Susana de la Higuera Glynne-Jones PDF

By Louise Erdrich,Susana de la Higuera Glynne-Jones

Excepcional colección de relatos, una clase magistral de narrativa breve que confirma l. a. reputación de Erdrich y asegura su posición en el panteón de los cuentistas estadounidenses, junto a figuras tan eminentes como Flannery O’Connor o Charles Baxter.

Siempre que escribo un relato corto, tengo l. a. certeza de que he llegado al ultimate. Ya no hay más. Pero las historias raras veces terminan conmigo. Cobran fuerza, peso y complejidad. Comienzan a dar vueltas y ejercen cierta influencia centrífuga. Nunca me planteo mis cuentos como si fueran novelas; sin embargo, parece ser que l. a. forma en que suelo escribir mis novelas (aunque no siempre) consiste en empezar con historias que ya están concluidas en mi cabeza.
La mayoría de los cuentos de esta antología son esos textos germinales que no han querido soltarme. Algunos han esperado muchos años para abrirse paso en mis novelas. Otros fueron publicados primero en revistas. Otros permanecieron en mis cuadernos hasta que decidí acabarlos para esta colección y aparecen publicados ahora por primera vez.

Mujeres masculinas, fantásticos deportivos cargados de historias familiares, llanuras escarpadas, ríos caudalosos, tozudez y entropía… Todos estos elementos se entrelazan en esta cautivadora antología de cuentos de l. a. ganadora del nationwide ebook Award, Louise Erdrich. Muchos de sus protagonistas son indios americanos (sobre todo chipewa, kapshaw y ojibwe), de ascendencia diversa (francesa, alemana, etcétera) y pocos medios. Los relatos se centran en los personajes y en los misterios del día a día, se enraízan en el folclore pero alcanzan los angeles vida moderna, resultan frescos por su manejo del absurdo y su sentido del humor tirante.
Los admiradores de Erdrich recibirán con los brazos abiertos a viejos conocidos como Gerry Nanapush, Margaret Kashpaw o Fleur Pillager, mientras que los neófitos encontrarán en estas historias un buen punto de iniciación.

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