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By Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer, the the world over bestselling writer of Honor between Thieves, because the Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this artistic new selection of a dozen brief tales -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted tale traces, all the twelve items ends with a delightfully unforeseen flip of events.

An imprisoned guy is sure that his intended homicide sufferer is particularly a lot alive....A woman motive force is pursued relentlessly through a menacing determine in one other vehicle....A younger artist will get the largest holiday of her career....A stressed good looks manages the proper birthday celebration....An escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's dying record can pay an involuntary stopover at to his fatherland. In each one story, people are given a chance to grab, a vital challenge to resolve, or a chance to prevent. How will they react? How may you? Capping off the gathering are extra rewards. within the ultimate tale, Archer bargains a decision of 4 endings. And buried in each one tale is one other diversion -- a purple herring which Archer demanding situations his readers to uncover.

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Download E-books The Inheritance: And Other Stories PDF

By Robin Hobb

“One of an important writers in 21st-Century fantasy.”
Contra Costa Times

“Robin Hobb is certainly one of our absolute best myth writers…always clean, wonderful, and fully engrossing.”
New York Times bestselling writer Kevin J. Anderson

The Inheritance & different Stories is a wonderful new selection of brief fiction from New York Times bestselling grasp storyteller Robin Hobb—including stories written lower than the pseudonym Megan Lindholm, through which the acclaimed fantasist first begun her illustrious writing occupation. integrated during this crucial quantity are Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated brief masterworks, in addition to fresh stories and the by no means earlier than released within the U.S. name story—a special compendium of wonders showing the breathtaking ability, mind's eye, and remarkably diversified types of either regulate egos.

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Download E-books Kissssss: A Miscellany PDF

By Steve Katz

This collection—derived from many impulses yet unified via one certain sensibility—contains passionate subversive acts of language, indirect takes on American existence, outbursts of comedian genius, lengthy meditations at the cruelty of up to date customs, and humorous, demanding glimpses of lifestyle. fact is rendered pitilessly genuine, and fable bares its teeth.
At as soon as playful and devastatingly critical, the works during this assortment hire numerous forms—genres, anti-genres, fantasies, games—while highlighting the hazards and delights of latest existence: Hollywood, tsunamis, battle, the paintings international, AIDS, ambition, guns of mass destruction, kin values, perverse sexualities, city violence, small switch and large greenbacks, are all used to friend the waters of mind's eye and truth.

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Download E-books Collected Stories PDF

By Frank O'Connor

The definitive choice of brief tales by means of a grasp of the shape and certainly one of Ireland’s so much celebrated authors

This fundamental quantity comprises the easiest of Frank O’Connor’s brief fiction. From “Guests of the country” to “The Mad Lomasneys” to “First Confession” to “My Oedipus Complex,” those stories of eire have touched generations of readers across the world and put O’Connor along W. B. Yeats and James Joyce because the maximum of Irish authors.

Analyzing a Robert Browning poem, O’Connor as soon as wrote: “Since an entire lifetime needs to be crowded right into a jiffy, these mins needs to be rigorously selected certainly and lit by way of an unearthly glow.” all of the sixty-seven tales amassed the following achieves a similar magnificent feat of the mind's eye, laying naked whole lives and histories in the house of some pages. Dublin schoolteacher Ned Keating waves goodbye to an enthralling lady and to any suggestions of returning to his village domestic within the lyrical and depression “Uprooted.” A boy on a major challenge is waylaid through a green-eyed temptress and seeks forgiveness in his mother’s loving palms in “The guy of the House,” a story that pulls on O’Connor’s personal tough youth. a sequence of awkward encounters and funny misunderstandings completely encapsulates the advanced legacy of Irish immigration in “Ghosts,” the bittersweet account of an American family’s pilgrimage to the land in their forefathers.

As a author, critic, and instructor, O’Connor increased the fast tale to awesome new heights. This career-spanning anthology, epic in scope but brimming with the small moments and intimate information that earned him a name as Ireland’s Chekhov, is a testomony to Frank O’Connor’s extraordinary storytelling and a real excitement to learn from first web page to last.

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Download E-books The Question of Bruno: Stories PDF

By Aleksandar Hemon

During this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly humorous journey de force-the so much hugely acclaimed debut when you consider that Nathan Englander's-Aleksander Hemon writes of affection and struggle, Sarajevo and the United States, with a ability and mind's eye which are breathtaking.

A love affair is skilled within the blink of an eye fixed because the Archduke Ferdinand watches his spouse succumb to an assassin's bullet. An exiled author, operating in a sandwich store in Chicago, adjusts to the absurdities of his existence. Love letters from battle torn Sarajevo navigate the artwork of having from aspect A to indicate B with no being shot. With a surefooted experience of aspect and life-saving humor, Aleksandar Hemon examines the overpowering occasions of historical past and the impact they've got on person lives. those heartrending tales endure the unmistakable mark of a big new foreign author.

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Download E-books The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories PDF

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of darkish and unusual tales that go beyond all recognized style obstacles. jointly those tales shape The Weird, and its practitioners comprise a few of the maximum names in 20th and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The bizarre plunges you into darkish domain names and brings you head to head with surreal monstrosities. you will not locate any elves or wizards here...but you can find the most important, boldest, and downright such a lot unusual tales from the final hundred years certain jointly within the largest bizarre assortment ever assembled.
The bizarre features one hundred ten tales via an all-star solid, from literary legends to foreign bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: together with William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly hyperlink, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

The Weird is the winner of the 2012 global fable Award for top Anthology

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By Roberto Bolaño

 A attractive selection of brief tales - as a rule facing the intercourse exchange - by means of the past due Chilean grasp and writer of The Savage Detectives.

The Return comprises 13 unforgettable tales that appear to inform what Bolano known as “the mystery story,” “the one we’ll by no means know.” Bent on returning to hang-out you, Bolano’s stories may well crisis the unforeseen destiny of a pretty ex-girlfriend, or football, witchcraft, or a dream of assembly the poet Enrique Lihn:they continuously shock. think of the name tale: a tender partygoer collapses in a Parisian disco and dies at the dance ground. simply as his soul is departing his body,it realizes unusual happenings are afoot round his now useless physique ― and what follows subsequent defies the mind's eye (except Bolano’s own).

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By Jose Saramago

Combining sour satire, outrageous parody and uncanny hallucinations, this number of José Saramago’s earliest tales from the start of his writing profession attests to the novelist’s ingenious energy and incomparable ability in elaborating the main extravagant fantasies. every one story is a depraved, surreal tackle lifestyles less than dictatorship: in ‘Embargo’ a guy drives round a urban that's slowly working out of petrol; ‘The Chair’ recounts what occurs whilst dictator Salazar falls off his chair and dies; within the Kafkaesque ‘Things’ the lifetime of a civil servant is threatened as items begin to cross lacking.

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