The Ugliest House in the World

Author: Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547346809
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Kleine Meerjungfrauen und h ssliche Entlein

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783806749731
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Girls in Trouble

Author: Douglas Light
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558499237
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to the interaction 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 well as such important genres as the ghost story and detective fiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short story writing Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike

Nur eine Liste

Author: Siobahn Vivian
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473380482
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sie hängt an jeder Wand, an jedem Spind, an jedem Schwarzen Brett: die Liste der Mount Washington Highschool. Niemand weiß, wer sie verfasst hat. Aber die Mädchen, die auf der Liste stehen, sind mit einem Schlag berühmt: als Hübscheste in ihrer Jahrgangsstufe. Oder als Hässlichste. Ob sie wollen oder nicht.

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

Author: John Updike
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395843673
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.