Category: Contemporary Short Stories

Download Correction of Drift: A Novel in Stories by Pamela Ryder PDF

By Pamela Ryder

Explores the lives in the back of the headlines of the Lindbergh child kidnapping, evoking anew the scope of tragedy in the course of the imaginative and prescient of literary fiction.

 

It used to be referred to as the crime of the century, and it was once front-page information: the Lindbergh child kidnapping. Correction of waft: a unique in Stories imagines the non-public lives at the back of the headlines of the case, and examines the endurance—and demise—of these fed on through the tragedy.

Every personality brings a distinct prior existence to the development, be it a lifetime of big name, or of misfortune and obscurity. There is Anne Morrow Lindbergh—daughter of a millionaire, the shy poet who married a countrywide hero; Charles Lindbergh—the rough-and-tumble Minnesota barnstormer, who at age twenty-five made the 1st transatlantic flight, bringing him world-wide status; Violet—the skittish relatives maid with a curious attachment to the boy and a mystery lifestyles that lapses into hysteria and self-destruction; and the kidnappers—an meeting of misfits with their very own histories of misery. All are certain through the violence, turmoil, and secret of the child’s disappearance because it turns into obvious that every lifestyles has been irrevocably changed. Patterns of bereavement and loss light up those tales: melancholy on the demise of a kid; the retreat into seclusion; the relaxation and the desolation of a wedding. however the center of this novel is the far-reaching nature of tragedy, and the methods the characters pass directly to live—or end—their lives.

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Download The Cape: and Other Stories from the Japanese Ghetto (Stone by Kenji Nakagami,Eve Zimmerman PDF

By Kenji Nakagami,Eve Zimmerman

Born into the burakumin—Japan’s classification of outcasts—Kenji Nakagami depicts the lives of his humans in sensual language and stark element. The Cape is a leap forward novella a couple of burakumin neighborhood, their afflicted stories, and intricate relatives histories. contains House on Fire and Red Hair.

Kenji Nakagami (1946–92) used to be a prolific author well known for his full of life prose style.

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Download Vluchtige ontmoetingen (Dutch Edition) by Maeve Binchy,Pieter Janssens PDF

By Maeve Binchy,Pieter Janssens

Hoeveel mensen reizen er niet dagelijks met de Londense metro, zo verdiept in hun beslommeringen dat ze hun medepassagiers niet opmerken? In Vluchtige ontmoetingen Reizen we mee met een nerveus jong stel dat op weg is naar een spannend avondje uit. We ontdekken het geheim dat Rita zo angstvallig voor de hele wereld verborgen houdt. En we gaan samen met Margaret naar Bond road om haar afvallige echtgenoot terecht te wijzen.

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Download On the Crow and Other Stories by Robert A. Poirier PDF

By Robert A. Poirier

Robert Poirier finds an outstanding ability at bringing to existence the folk with whom he lives and the land he inhabits and loves. In 5 tales and one novella, readers get away town, reside within the wilds, and event the demanding situations of nature, together with human nature, in all its complexity. Be it love misplaced on a canoe journey; conflicting values and bare clash among natives and beginners; the hazards, pleasure, and solitude of wintry weather touring and camping out with dogsleds; or the barroom and felony enforcer directly out of a Johnny money track, Poirier writes brilliantly approximately what he is familiar with best.

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Download The Time the Waters Rose: And Stories of the Gulf Coast by Paul Ruffin PDF

By Paul Ruffin

author Paul Ruffin celebrates the mysteries of the ocean within the brief tale assortment The Time the Waters Rose. From shrimp boat captains to shipyard staff, Ruffin’s characters are males who drink, swear, struggle, and occasionally kill, yet what unifies them is that all-embracing magic of the Gulf coast and the barrier islands. whereas a few are interested in the Gulf for its secret, others are there just to earn a living,and all are unforgettable, from the bawdy, snuff-dipping, rednecks to the land-locked shipbuilder who erects a boat in his suburban yard to the salty outdated freethinker aboard The Drag Queen who supplies his evangelical shipmate hell for suggesting they are saying grace earlier than lunch.

The identify tale, which Ruffin begun writing as a ten-year-old tired of conventional Biblical stories, is an irreverent, satirica l retelling of the epic Noah tale. all of the different stories are set in and round the Mississippi coast, yet they don't seem to be your usual sea and fishing yarns. whereas the various tales could appear far-fetched, they're all drawn from Ruffin’s studies and are wealthy with tactile descriptions of the Pascagoula River and its surrounding marshlands, from the solar and shadow play of the open waters to the robust thunderheads and squalls that come up at a moment’s observe over the islands of the Gulf.

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Download Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good by Joyce Carol Oates,Aimee Bender,Diane Cook,Amina Gautier,Nisi PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates,Aimee Bender,Diane Cook,Amina Gautier,Nisi Shawl,Cat Rambo,Tina Connolly,Rachel Swirsky,H. L. Nelson,Joanne Merriam,Ellen Birkett Morris

decide upon correctly: 35 girls as much as No solid is a feminist anthology of darkish fiction, co-edited by way of H. L. Nelson and Joanne Merriam. Containing 35 tales of “bad” girls, and “good” ladies who simply haven’t been stuck but, it positive aspects Joyce Carol Oates, Aimee Bender, Diane prepare dinner, and 33 different fearless ladies writers.

Table of Contents:

Janet Shell Anderson, “Every objective less than Heaven”
Sidney Archer, “Woman Enough”
Alisha M. Attella, “Rise”
Gwen Beatty, “Angel Thinks she is going to Die Very Soon”
Aimee Bender, “Broke”
Tina Connolly, “Hard Choices”
Diane prepare dinner, “Moving On”
Kathy Fish, “The Hollow”
Amina Gautier, “A Cup of My Time”
Amelia grey and Lindsay Hunter, “Sisters”
Tina may perhaps corridor, “Vampire”
Rebecca Jones-Howe, “Better Places”
Andrea Kneeland, “Imagination”
Molly Laich, “Kristen Doesn’t Like shock Parties”
Heather Lindsley, “The Angel of dying Has a company Plan”
Holly Lopez, “The Head”
Kelly Luce, “Rooey”
Mesha Maren, “Eminent Domain”
Jessica McHugh, “In the Silt”
Mary Miller, “This Boy I enjoyed a Rock”
Ellen Birkett Morris, “After the Fall”
Joyce Carol Oates, “Spotted Hyenas: A Romance”
Jennifer Pelland, “The Kennel Club”
Cat Rambo, “Ms. Liberty will get a Haircut”
Joani Reese, “Good Neighbors”
Marytza okay. Rubio, “Clap when you Believe”
Nisi scarf, “Looking for Lilith”
Quill Shiv, “The sour Sea”
Emily Slaney, “Bear Traps”
Amber Sparks, “We Dressed Up Like different People”
Rachel Swirsky, “The Sea of Trees”
Meg Tuite, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”
Damien Angelica Walters, “Girl, With Coin”
xTx, “Today i'm A Wife”
Bonnie ZoBell, “Tricking the Moon”

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Download Ghost Traps (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction) by Robert Abel PDF

By Robert Abel

Ghost Traps is a set of twelve tales approximately characters who're at the part and lower than duress, participants sponsored opposed to a wall as they fight to loose themselves from their very own barriers, conduct, and harmful desires.

In the name tale, Harper learns to fish from a guy whose son is “catching hell” within the Korean warfare. while the son returns, he starts off stealing lobsters from Harper’s traps, and Harper, out of a feeling of legal responsibility and guilt, teaches him to fish, vainly hoping it's going to aid the fellow prepare the items of a existence that struggle shattered. In “The Connoisseur,” a filthy rich collector on an archeological dig within the Himalayan foothills realizes he “knows how one can remain out of reformatory, cost lease, construct resorts, and cross Go,” yet has now not non secular lifestyles. not like his consultant, a Sherpa, who may stay content material with not anything however the Himalayas, the collector reveals himself short of in all yet fabric success.

Whether they win or lose, Robert Abel’s characters make the simplest of condition with creativity, wit, ardour, and patience. In “Lawless in New York,” Professor Alice Reinquist, the only lady in her university’s delegation to a tutorial convention, continues her humorousness through taking into account ask yourself Woman’s Gold Lasso, which makes “even the main crafty of evildoers not able to prevaricate.” Tracey Wynn, a lady who considers herself on mortgage to her aloof boyfriend, retains her thoughts open by way of continuously leaving a section of her neck uncovered simply because she “cannot stand being closed in by way of something and since she understands it invitations at the very least a fable kiss.” In “Appetizer,” a guy fishing in Alaska resourcefully asks hungry grizzly bears, “How a lot love can $600 worthy of salmon buy?”

Although a lot of those characters inhabit a global within which the ground is set to fall out, they continually locate sturdy reason—and courage—to take the subsequent treacherous step. From the salty waters of Cape Cod Canal to the mountains of Tibet; from a Puerto Rican pub to a sublime manhattan bar the place “Susan Sontag and Norman Mailer had without doubt insulted each one other,” Ghost Traps is stuffed with humans hustling for survival and combating for id in an international reluctant to provide an individual an excellent break.

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Download The Old and the Lost (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) by Glenn Blake PDF

By Glenn Blake

"I was once born in a land of bayous, raised among rivers," Glenn Blake writes. "There is a spot in Southeast Texas the place rivers meet and develop into one. there's a lengthy bridge over those waters, and as you force throughout, you could glance to the south and spot the place the outdated River and the misplaced River turn into the previous and the misplaced. you could glance out so far as you'll discover and watch this vast water develop into the bay."

These fourteen tales are set within the swamps, bayous, and sloughs of Southeast Texas, a area that's subsiding—sinking inches each year. The characters who inhabit Blake’s haunting landscape—awash of their personal worlds, adrift of their personal lives—struggle to salvage what they could in their hopes and desires from the encroaching tides.

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Download Peripheral Vision: Stories by Paddy O'Reilly PDF

By Paddy O'Reilly

A teen at the tram meets an previous guy claiming to be Jesus Christ. Six younger ladies band jointly on an evening prowl. A Filipino immigrant clashes together with his eldest sister, who has introduced him to Australia for a greater lifestyles. And in a destiny the place canine have risen up opposed to their vendors, a mom is alarmed via her adolescent daughter’s habit. via such assorted characters, Paddy O’Reilly takes us into the fringes of human nature—our hidden suggestions, our darker impulses, and our unstated tragedies. through turns elegiac and acerbic, yet continually acutely saw, Peripheral Vision confirms O’Reilly as considered one of our such a lot creative and insightful writers.

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Download Indigo: Selected Stories by Satyajit Ray PDF

By Satyajit Ray

Spine-tingling stories from the opposite aspect of middle of the night. Indigo is the temper during this new selection of tales in regards to the supernatural, the extraordinary and the inexplicable from Satyajit Ray, one of many best-loved writers of our instances. There are stories right here of darkish horror, delusion and event in addition to heart-warmingly humorous tales approximately usual humans in outstanding events. In 'Big invoice' Tulsi Babu selections up a newly-hatched chick from a wooded area and brings it domestic purely to discover it becoming higher and fiercer via the day; in 'Khagam' a guy kills a sadhu's lethal puppy snake and invitations a curse which brings approximately frightening alterations in his physique; and within the identify tale, a tender govt resting in an outdated deserted bungalow for an evening, unearths himself stuck up in a chilling series of occasions which happened greater than a century in the past. additionally integrated here's 'The Magical Mystery', a new Feluda tale came upon among Ray's papers after his loss of life, and several other stories that includes Uncle Tarini, the grasp storyteller who looks in translation for the 1st time. From Mr. Shasmal, who's visited one evening via the entire creatures he has ever killed, to Ashamanja Babu, who doesn't recognize what to do while his puppy puppy unexpectedly starts off to chortle, the unforgettable characters in those tales shock, surprise and entertain us in equivalent degree. Indigo is a veritable treasure trove particularly in case you like a style of the bizarre in a quick tale and an unforeseen twist on the finish. Translated from the Bengali through the writer and Gopa Majumdar.

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