Jenny Diski’s short stories are often unsettling, describing in minute detail the troubled thoughts that accompany her characters’ everyday activities as they go for a lunchtime walk, take a bath,
Curtis Dawkins is a rising star in the literary world.
"Mustafah is an excellent writer, creating lush imagery and life-size characters. She uses her words to bring about an unfathomable emotion in her readers . . ."
This collection of nine short stories by Man Booker Prize–shortlisted British author Sarah Hall has a focus on the female experience—particularly of love and sex, pregnancy and motherhood—and the w
“The stories in the volume are all worthy—some extraordinary.”
Nobody does Kafkaesque quite like Franz Kafka.
For dedicated fans of Richard Russo these four stories mark a break with his usual “blue-collar” territory.
“astringent observations make these stories an entertaining and compellingly provocative read.”
“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”
“there is a good deal to get excited about in pondering the future work of Chanelle Benz.”
“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”
Enigma Variations, the new novel by Andre Aciman, who previously presented us with that peach of a tale, Call Me By Your Name, has been packaged strangely.
Neil Connelly's sixth book, In the Wake of Our Vows, is a collection of short stories that deals primarily—in often unique and humorous ways—with relationships.
Midway through Maxine Beneba Clarke’s collection of short stories Foreign Soil, a young family man, Jackson, succumbs to “the grime an the ghosts an the gloom of Mississippi” and as a resu
“ambitious and thought provoking.”
Slipping is a collection of Lauren Beukes’ previously published shorter works that shows off her skill across a range of genres.
“Walker’s stories intersect the tipping point when big city gay life went from carefree hedonism and glitzy self–indulgence to the moment when self–satisfied habitués of the demi–monde bega
One could compare the artistic career of Clarence Major to that of musical genius Miles Davis. Major has always been miles ahead of other African American writers.
“Spanning a variety of styles and subjects, Bell’s tales are all told in a distinctly confident and haunting voice . . .”
On a routine visit to Belgium to buy 20 million pounds of wheat, a Moroccan government official finds his trousers have disappeared.
On the back cover of Ninety-Nine Stories of God, by (as her publicity packet references) “Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist” Joy Williams, author Chuck Palahniuk (who wrote Fig
“sure to entertain and dazzle all who take in its exceptionally crafted words.”
Good news and bad news. Such is life.
“a solid short story collection . . .”
William Gass is known and admired as a writer’s writer for his handsome, challenging, and experimental prose and as a misanthrope for his tendency to focus on his characters’ moral shortcomings.
“Angel is remorse, and it is redemption. It is (highest compliment) craft.”