The Ugliest House in the World

Author: Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547346809
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Short fiction from the author of The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl—“a writer to behold with real pleasure” (Gish Jen). In tales that travel from Coventry to Kuala Lumpur, from the past to the present, and from hilarity to tragedy, American bandits herd ostriches in Patagonia, British soldiers confront Zulus in Natal, and John Wayne leads the way for local revolutionaries in Southeast Asia. These are stories in which small lives are affected by consequential events. In “A Union,” a prolonged strike at a Welsh slate quarry plays mystifying tricks of time on a couple expecting a baby. In “The Silver Screen,” ragtag rebels join a communist revolution with all the flair of the Keystone Kops. In the heartbreaking title story, a rural community in North Wales copes with the accidental death of a child and learns the reaches of guilt. With its deep vein of humanism and pointed humor, this collection was a winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys and PEN/Macmillan Awards, and includes two entries that were selected for The Best American Short Stories. “A quiet clarity and an all-encompassing empathy that is without borders.” —Elle “Astounding . . . Peter Ho Davies has left a unique, definitive footprint in the soil of contemporary short fiction.” —The Washington Post

Equal Love

Author: Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618006991
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A collection of short stories examines the imbalance of love between parents and children and the changing roles of the generations.

Girls in Trouble

Author: Douglas Light
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558499237
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An abandoned girl, a savaged heart, a fatal hit and run--the thirteen stories in this powerful collection explore the scattered wreckage of life's survivors. The characters in Girls in Trouble struggle to overcome loss and find their way through a world of desire and menace, redemption and error. Normalcy, a state always just beyond reach, glitters and beckons, impelling them forward. A relationship disintegrates while a pot of crabs boils. A man vows to end his destructive lifestyle before it ruins his family and future. A young woman fights to free herself from the weight of an unwanted inheritance. A girl finds herself lost in the storm of her parent's break up. These stories crackle and sing with an urgency and longing that lingers long after the last page is read.

A Companion to the American Short Story

Author: Alfred Bendixen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444319927
Format: PDF
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A Companion to the American Short Story traces thedevelopment of this versatile literary genre over the past 200years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to theinteraction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon,with close attention to the achievements of women writers as wellas such important genres as the ghost story and detectivefiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American,Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short storywriting Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, fromEdgar Allen Poe to John Updike

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

Author: John Updike
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395843673
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With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Cengage Publishing
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787695330
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

World Authors 1995 2000

Author: Mari Rich
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
ISBN:
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Presents profiles of contemporary novelists, playwrights, essayists, historians, and poets from around the world.

Kleine Meerjungfrauen und h ssliche Entlein

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783806749731
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6 bekannte Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) u.a. äDäumelinchenä, äDer standhafte Zinnsoldatä, äDie Nachtigallä, äDie Prinzessin auf der Erbseä. - Ab 8.

Fake House

Author: Linh Dinh
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 160980211X
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Fake House, the first collection of short stories by poet Linh Dinh, explores the weird, atrocious, fond, and ongoing intimacies between Vietnam and the United States. Linked by a complicated past, the characters are driven by an intense and angry energy. The politics of race and sex anchor Dinh's work as his men and women negotiate their way in a post-Vietnam War world. Dinh has said of his own work, "I incorporate a filth or uncleanness to make the picture more healthy--not to defile anything." While Fake House delves into the lives of marginal souls in two cultures, the characters' dignity lies, ultimately, in how they face the conflict in themselves and the world.