I Am No One You Know: Stories

By Joyce Carol Oates

I Am not anyone You Know includes nineteen startling tales that endure witness to the remarkably various lives of american citizens of our time. In "Fire," a afflicted younger spouse discovers a unprecedented, radiant happiness in an adulterous courting. In "Curly Red," a lady comes to a decision to bare a relatives mystery, and adjustments her lifestyles irrevocably. In "The lady with the Blackened Eye," chosen for the easiest American secret tales 2001, a woman driven to a fair larger severe of braveness and desperation manages to outlive her abduction by means of a serial killer. And in "Three Girls," adventuresome NYU undergraduates seal their mystery love by way of following, and maintaining, Marilyn Monroe in hide at Strand Used Books on a snowy night in 1956.

These vividly rendered graphics of ladies, males, and youngsters testify to Oates's compassion for the mysterious and luminous assets of the human spirit.

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The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories: Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne (Agatha Christie Collection)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Hercule Poirot, pass over Marple, and Christie’s wildly unconventional investigator, Parker Pyne, all make appearances in The Regatta secret and different Stories—a riveting selection of brief tales that includes a number of murderous crimes of ardour, excitement, and profit.

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The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective (Revised and Expanded)

By Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison is maybe most sensible often called a script author for sci-fi and myth video clips and television sequence comparable to the unique Outer Limits, The starvation, Logan's Run, and Babylon Five. yet his variety is far broader than that, encompassing tales, novels, essays, stories, recollections, performs, even faux autobiographies. Essential Ellison contains includes seventy four unabridged works, together with such classics as "A Boy and His Dog," "Xenogenesis," and "Mefisto in Onyx." contains black-and-white photos.

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Crackling Mountain and Other Stories

By Osamu Dazai

Crackling Mountain and different Stories gains 11 remarkable works via Osama Dazai, greatly considered as one of many twentieth-century Japan's so much talented writers and a grasp teller of stories. Dazai experimented with a large choice of brief tale kinds and taken to every a worldly humorousness, a wide empathy for the human situation, and a huge literary expertise. The 11 tales during this assortment current the main totally rounded portrait to be had of a sad, multifaceted genius of contemporary jap letters.

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Questioning Minds: Short Stories by Modern Korean Women Writers (Hawai'i Studies on Korea (Paperback))

To be had for the 1st time in English, the 10 brief tales by way of glossy Korean ladies accrued the following contact in a single approach or one other on matters concerning gender and kinship politics. all the protagonists are girls dealing with own crises or defining moments of their lives as gender-marked beings in a Confucian, patriarchal Korean society. Their own goals and values were compromised by means of gender expectancies or their very own illusions approximately girl lifestyles. they're pressured to invite themselves "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" "What are my choices?" each one tale bears colourful and compelling testimony to the lifetime of the heroine. a number of the tales have a good time the imperative character's breakaway from the patriarchal order; others reveal sexual inequality and spotlight the fight for private autonomy and dignity. nonetheless others demonstrate the abrupt awakening to mid-life crises and the professional knowledge that includes accepting the bounds of outdated age. The tales are prepared in chronological order, from the earliest paintings by means of Korea's first sleek lady author in 1917 to tales that seemed in 1995--approximately one from each one decade. many of the writers awarded are famous literary figures, yet a few are lesser-known voices. The advent offers a ancient assessment of traditions of recent Korean women's fiction, situating the chosen writers and their tales within the greater context of Korean literature. each one tale is observed by means of a biographical be aware at the writer and a short severe research. a particular bibliography is equipped for extra interpreting and learn.

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In Heaven, Everything Is Fine: Fiction Inspired by David Lynch

By Cameron Pierce

For over thirty-five years, David Lynch has remained one of many most eldritch, so much not easy, and provocative filmmakers. From his early experimental motion pictures created as an artwork scholar in Philadelphia, to his foray into electronic movie with Inland Empire, Lynch's filmography is as varied because it is influential.

Featuring Thomas Ligotti, John Skipp, David J (of Bauhaus), Ben Loory, Nick Mamatas, Amelia grey, Kevin Sampsell, Blake Butler, Matthew Revert, J. David Osborne, Cody Goodfellow, Violet LeVoit,  Sam red, Jeffrey Thomas, Garrett prepare dinner, Jeff Burk, Andrew Wayne Adams, Edward Morris, Zack Wentz, Laura Lee Bahr, Gabriel Blackwell, Michael J. Seidlinger, Suzanne Burns, Jarret Middleton, Matty Byloos, Chris Kelso, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., M.P. Johnson, Kirsten Alene, Jeremy C. Shipp, Jody Sollazzo, Liam Davies, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Kris Saknussemm, Mike Kleine, and Nick Antosca.

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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories

By Aimee Bender

A grief-stricken librarian comes to a decision to have intercourse with each guy who enters her library. A half-mad, unbearably appealing heiress follows an odd guy domestic, looking overall sexual abandon: He purely desires to watch online game exhibits. a lady falls in love with a hunchback; while his deformity seems to be a prosthesis, she leaves him. A spouse whose husband has simply again from the warfare struggles with the heartrending query: Can she nonetheless love a guy who has no lips?

Aimee Bender's tales painting an international twisted on its axis, a spot of unconvention that resembles not anything lots as actual lifestyles, in all its gruesome, appealing glory. From the 1st line of every story she we could us comprehend she is telling a narrative, however the ethical isn't relatively what we think. Bender's prose is wonderful: musical and colloquial, inimitable and heartrending.

Here are tales of guys and ladies whose lives are shaped--and occasionally twisted--by the facility of outstanding wants, erotic and in a different way. The lady within the Flammable Skirt is the debut of an incredible American author.

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Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley

Unnatural Creatures is a suite of brief tales in regards to the fantastical issues that exist merely in our minds—collected and brought by means of loved New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman.
 
The 16 tales amassed via Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, diversity from the whimsical to the terrifying. the mystical creatures diversity from werewolves to sunbirds to beings by no means earlier than categorized. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and different literary luminaries give a contribution to the anthology.
 
Sales of Unnatural Creatures gain 826DC, a nonprofit association devoted to helping scholars of their inventive and expository writing, and to aiding lecturers motivate their scholars to write.

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