Category: Single Authors Short Stories

  • Cris et propos de collège: Nouvelles à plusieurs voix by Didier Straitur

    By Didier Straitur

    los angeles première partie, Cris d’ados, invite le lecteur à suivre les voix de deux jeunes en face à face dans le texte. Ils sont à l’écoute l’un de l’autre, parfois sans le savoir et malgré eux, dans un cadre imaginaire qui favorise leur rapport, sauf le most effective récit écrit à une seule voix. Dans los angeles deuxième partie, Propos d’un prof, ce sont les paroles occasionnelles d’un professeur fictif dans des occasions diverses, en simulant le déroulement d’une année scolaire, sans rapport direct d’un texte à l’autre, mais comme des répliques à des questions sensibles d’enseignement et de vie en collège.
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  • Baby, Let's Make a Baby by Kirk Curnutt,Ashley Gordon

    By Kirk Curnutt,Ashley Gordon

    Strangers’ lives intersect on an Easter-eve interstate . . . A reluctant sniper gets an unforeseen schooling in track . . . A husband withers lower than the burden of his wife’s infidelity . . . The paterfamilias of a rural Brazilian urban is stunned by means of the lengths he’s prepared to visit struggle a tuberculosis outbreak . . . A former teen-pop princess watches in dismay as a documentary is culled from her existence . . . child, Let’s Make a child is a suite of twelve tales that mine a number of temper and emotion, from comedian absurdity to somber mirrored image. no matter if set within the American South or in South the United States, within the war-ravaged cityscapes of jap Europe or alongside the eroding shorelines of the nice Lakes, those brief fictions discover the dilemmas of complicated and conflicted humans attempting to stay with the issues that they can’t relatively overcome.
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  • L'ambassadeur triste (Blanche) (French Edition) by Ananda Devi

    By Ananda Devi

    Une romancière occidentale qui s’attache à un petit mendiant sale et pustuleux ; trois riches Américaines events en Inde se consacrer à los angeles charité ; los angeles solitude d’une femme de maharaja ; les mésaventures d’un écrivain couvert de ridicule par une journaliste… On retrouve dans ce recueil de onze nouvelles les grandes thématiques d’Ananda Devi, telles que l. a. position des femmes dans l. a. société, l. a. critique du regard occidental sur l’Inde, los angeles présence du fantastique dans le quotidien ou le choc entre culture et modernité. Ananda Devi développe dans chacun de ces récits des univers violents et sensuels, très réussis. Chaque nouvelle est nette, superbement menée, empreinte d’une ironie féroce et troublante.
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  • Second Chances: Stories of Hope, Redemption, and Forgiveness by William Umansky

    By William Umansky

    have fun the resilience of the human spirit during the tales of everydayspeople whose ordeals allowed them to event first-hand the therapeutic powersof moment chances.sMeet Vanessa-a teenage runaway who turns to a lifetime of prostitution yet unearths herway again domestic. observe moms reunited with daughters, daughters reunitedswith fathers, and a drug broker who befriends a clergyman and unearths the couragesto commence his existence once more. research that forgiveness-even among a mom and the guy who killed her son-is actually attainable. See how one person's lifestyles can definitely effect and alter the pathway for one more. during this robust number of tales, you'll find desire, peace of brain, and evidence that regardless of the situations should be on your lifestyles, it really is by no means too overdue for a clean commence at life.
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  • Etiquette for a Dinner Party: Short Stories by Sue Orr

    By Sue Orr

    Varied and complete, those tales of sustenance are exciting, stimulating and unique. An getting older taxi motive force displays on mortality and the alternatives he has made in existence as he indulges in a clandestine Italian dinner party. The buddy of a death lady supplies a sardonic observation at the frenetic ritual of cake-baking that precedes loss of life and grief. a tender boy units out to save lots of his grandparents' marriage after gaining knowledge of pornography in his grandfather's memorabilia. This gorgeous debut assortment observes a refined unravelling of social etiquettes. frequently hopeful, continuously relocating, those darkly quirky tales call for the reader's consciousness past the ultimate web page. Etiquette for a Dinner Party showcases the breadth of this writer's expertise - from the oh-so-recognisable and determined efforts of a homesick vacationer to benefit from the 'perfect' vacation, to the descent into insanity of a lonely high-country farmer.
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  • Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edogawa Rampo,Patricia Welch,James B. Harris

    By Edogawa Rampo,Patricia Welch,James B. Harris

    This choice of secret and horror tales is thought of as Japan's solution to Edgar Allan Poe.

    Japanese stories of puzzle & Imagination, the 1st quantity of its sort translated into English, is written with the fast pace of the West yet wealthy with the fable of the East. those 9 bloodcurdling, chilling stories current a style of literature principally unknown to readers outdoor Japan, together with the unusual tale of a quadruple amputee and his perverse spouse; the checklist of a guy who creates a mysterious chamber of mirrors and discovers hidden pleasures inside of; the morbid confession of a maniac who envisions a profession of foolproof "psychological" murders; and the unusual story of a chair-maker who buries himself inside of an armchair and enjoys the sordid "loves" of the ladies who sit down on his handiwork.

    Lucid and filled with suspense, Edogawa Rampo's tales present in Japanese stories of poser & Imagination have enthralled eastern readers for over part a century.

    Mystery tales include:
    • The Human Chair
    • The Caterpillar
    • Two Crippled Men
    • The tourist with the Pasted Rag Picture
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  • The Good The Bad and Everything Inbetween by Phoenix Saige Whytock

    By Phoenix Saige Whytock

    think… wasting your ally or falling in love along with your ally. What could you are feeling should you have been abused each day via your husband? Or labored as a hooker at the nook industry? What if you happen to had a crappy activity on the neighborhood grocery store and couldn’t pay your hire? What if you happen to lived within the French geographical region, your existence jam-packed with happiness, unhappiness, loss, love, and lifestyles? What if lifestyles wasn’t so simple as black and white? What if it was once anything else? gray, with all of the difficulties and problems of lifestyles, with all of the ups’ and downs’. How might you cope? might you fall apart and fall? Or might you live to tell the tale? The characters of, the great, the undesirable, and every little thing Inbetween, recognize the result of the tale; now it’s your flip to show the web page and start the journey.
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  • The Comic Killer by Derrick Ellis

    By Derrick Ellis

    The comedian Killer is set a emerging stand-up comedian who adventure a few adversity and finally his skill to make humans giggle ultimately turns bitter, accordingly, turning him right into a merciless comedian Killer!

    In this brief novel/novella, Denver Thomas (the major personality during which the tale is builded round) units up a plan to get his revenge at the whole comedy video game. the tale has a few suspenseful occasions in addition to a few secret, sexual content material, and humor moments. Derrick Ellis who’s a qualified slapstick comedian, entrepreneur, author, and writer, determined to jot down a narrative base on his mind's eye of a child who used to be left slightly on my own, after the dying of his mom and the incarceration of his father and came upon that stand-up comedy can be a method for him to ignore the previous in addition to construct a profitable occupation in whatever that he fell in love with. even if, after a sequence of occasions occurred, Denver units up a plan to get his revenge; accordingly, turning him right into a merciless comedian KILLER! derrickellisbooks.com ""where interpreting is exciting!""
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  • Impressions of a Cousin (1883) by Henry James

    By Henry James

    This early paintings by way of Henry James was once initially released in 1883 and we're now republishing it with a new introductory biography. Henry James used to be born in manhattan urban in 1843. certainly one of 13 youngsters, James had an unorthodox early schooling, switching among colleges, inner most tutors and personal reading.. James released his first tale, ‘A Tragedy of Error’, within the Continental per 30 days in 1864, whilst he used to be two decades previous. In 1876, he emigrated to London, the place he remained for the majority of the remainder of his existence, changing into a British citizen in 1915. From this aspect on, he was once a highly prolific writer, ultimately generating twenty novels and greater than 100 brief tales and novellas, in addition to literary feedback, performs and travelogues. among James's most renowned works are The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1878), Washington sq. (1880), The Bostonians (1886), and some of the most recognized ghost tales of all time, The flip of the Screw (1898). we're republishing those vintage works in reasonable, top of the range, smooth variations, utilizing the unique textual content and artwork.
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  • Cuentos inesperados (Spanish Edition) by Cristina Perez

    By Cristina Perez

    Este es el primer libro que escribe l. a. periodista Cristina Pérez. Se
    trata de cuentos cuyos protagonistas responden a personajes y
    estereotipos que todos conocemos en sus facetas más desmesuradas. Como
    un bazar lleno de personajes conocidos, reconocibles: cínicos,
    patéticos, crueles, o simplemente humanos.


    Cuentos inesperados sorprende por dos motivos diferentes. Primero porque
    es el debut literario de Cristina Pérez "joven periodista de larga
    trayectoria", y en segundo lugar, y por sobre todo, porque al leerlos
    sólo podemos pensar en los angeles escritura como en los angeles primera vocación de su
    autora.
    Los cuentos reunidos en este volumen provocan. Buscan revelar a sus
    protagonistas sin reservas. Desde l. a. elección de sus nombres hasta el
    sentido de sus acciones: todo está al servicio de dejarlos al
    descubierto. El lector puede encontrarse en ellos, o encontrar a quienes
    ya conoce. El nerd de sistemas, l. a. ejecutiva aplastacabezas, el marido
    golpeador, el estanciero venido a menos, el periodista idealista, el
    empleado culposo. Cada cuento es una situación de vida intensa y
    profundamente visceral.
    Cristina lleva a sus personajes al margen de sus propios destinos y
    desde ese lugar los hace redimirse o enloquecer. Una escritura voraz,
    genial, y una selección temática que recuerda a las comedias isabelinas
    que l. a. autora tan bien conoce. El lector queda advertido: una vez que
    abra este libro se sumergirá en un universo inesperado.

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