The Houseguest And Other Stories

The Houseguest  And Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Amparo Dávila
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811228223
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144

Book Description
The first collection in English of an endlessly surprising, master storyteller Like those of Kafka, Poe, Leonora Carrington, or Shirley Jackson, Amparo Dávila’s stories are terrifying, mesmerizing, and expertly crafted—you’ll finish each one gasping for air.With acute psychological insight, Dávila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest—Dávila’s debut collection in English—you’ll wonder how this secret was kept for so long.

End of the Tiger and Other Stories

End of the Tiger and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: John D. MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307826864
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
End of the Tiger and Other Stories, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. As prolific a novelist as John D. MacDonald was in his time, his output as a short-story writer is simply astonishing. All told, just a fraction of the five hundred pieces he produced as a working writer were anthologized, and End of the Tiger and Other Stories is the first of just a few such collections. Although renowned primarily as a noir author, these fifteen handpicked gems showcase MacDonald’s tremendous range. Written between 1947 and 1966, during the golden age of short fiction in America, and appearing in such national magazines as Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal, these stories are a timeless testament to a writer at the top of his craft. This collection includes “Hangover,” “The Big Blue,” “The Trouble with Erica,” “Long Shot,” “Looie Follows Me,” “Blurred View,” “The Loveliest Girl in the World,” “Triangle,” “The Bear Trap,” “A Romantic Courtesy,” “The Fast Loose Money,” “The Straw Witch,” “End of the Tiger,” “The Trap of Solid Gold,” and “Afternoon of the Hero.” Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

Weird Fiction

Weird Fiction PDF Book Detail Author: Michael Cisco
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030924505
Category : Electronic books
Languages : en
Pages : 335

Book Description
Weird Fiction: A Genre Study presents a comprehensive, contemporary analysis of the genre of weird fiction by identifying the concepts that influence and produce it. Focusing on the sources of narrative content--how the content is produced and what makes something weird--Michael Cisco engages with theories from Deleuze and Guattari to explain how genres work and to understand the relationship between identity and the ordinary. Cisco also uses these theories to examine the supernatural not merely as a horde of tropes, but as a recognition of the infinity of experience in defiance of limiting norms. The book also traces the sociopolitical implications of weird fiction, studying the differentiation of major and minor literatures. Through an articulated theoretical model and close textual analysis, readers will learn not only what weird fiction is, but how and why it is produced.

The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories

The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Robert J. Conley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806123530
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 165

Book Description
These stories, based on Cherokee history, folklore, and experience, reflect the depth of historical experience, as well as the range of contemporary life and values of this enduring Native American people

The House Guest

The House Guest PDF Book Detail Author: Barbara Anderson
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 0864737122
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 312

Book Description
Robin Dromgoole, the only son of a widowed mother, learns to cook with Emmeline who lives next door. But Lisa on the other side, whom he minded when she was a baby, is the girl he marries. As ususal Anderson's writing is dazzling, she writes from the heart and shoots from the hip.

The Green of Bengal and Other Stories

The Green of Bengal and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Gautam Benegal
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9351363732
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 188

Book Description
A guest with epic gastric trouble, the besieged political campaigner, the cruel critic, the secret murderer, the homophobic ruffians, the reluctant nude model, the talking dog, the frustrated illustrator, the grandfather who pines for the home he lost. Gautam Benegal's short stories are peopled with characters we almost recognize - a neighbour, an uncle, a niece - bringing alive the Calcutta of the late 1980s and the early '90s. There is nostalgia here, but it is shot through with darkness. A political pulse runs through the whole, informed by Benegal's own preoccupations with gender and class, his keen interest in people and the workings of their minds. Yet, there is a lightness of touch, a desire to engage the reader in a story, even an occasional twist in the tale.

A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories

A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459244478
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
A Lady of Expectations Jack Lester seeks the perfect bride—one who is attractive and kind, but who also loves him in spite of his wealth. Which is why he keeps this trifling detail hidden. But when Sophie Winterton enters his life, believing he must marry into wealth to run his family's estate, how will he convince her that she is the woman he desires—and that he can be the husband she deserves? Secrets of a Courtesan Eve Nightingale thought she had put her past as mistress to the Duke of Welburn behind her. But when the handsome duke strolls into her small village, she finds it hard to keep her secrets concealed…and to keep her heart from stirring for him once again. How to Woo a Spinster Still unmarried at twenty-eight, Lady Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door—the very image of the perfect lover of her most private dreams. But can a man with a secret and a woman who's never known love find happiness together?

The Bride Series Collection Books 1 5 and other stories

The Bride Series Collection  Books 1 5 and other stories  PDF Book Detail Author: Shadonna Richards
Publisher: SR
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 500

Book Description
Contains two romance series (4 novels and 4 novellas) in one volume The Bride Series An Unexpected Bride (A Kindle #1 Bestseller in Romance & Humor) The Jilted Bride The Matchmaker Bride His Island Bride An Unexpected Baby The Billionaire's Whirlwind Romance Series Accidentally Married to the Billionaire (A Kindle #1 Bestseller in Humor) Accidentally Flirting with the CEO Accidentally Falling for the Tycoon

The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories

The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Jack Vance
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575109912
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 172

Book Description
The inhabitants of a planet called Iszm, a species known as the Iszic, have evolved the native giant trees into living homes, with all needs and various luxuries supplied by the trees' own natural growth. The Iszic maintain a jealously-guarded monopoly, exporting only enough trees to keep prices high and make a great profit. The protagonist, Ailie Farr, is a human botanist who goes to Iszm (like many others before him, of many species) to steal a female tree, which might allow the propagation of the species off world and break the monopoly. This volume includes two short novels, previously published separately - the title story, and Nopalgarth (published as The Brains of Earth). The collection is rounded out by two of his best shorter works - "The Gift of Gab" and "The Narrow Land". "The Narrow Land" was the first of a proposed story sequence which was never completed. Contents: The Houses of Iszm, The Gift of Gab, Nopalgarth (The Brains of Earth), The Narrow Land All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.

Bridge of Sighs and Other Stories

Bridge of Sighs and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Edward May
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469767287
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
**Investigators are shocked when they finally discover the source of a devastating plague. **A horror writer's devotee is surprised to find a more dedicated follower, and is then reduced to abject terror when his true identity is revealed. **A classified military project on an isolated island goes terribly wrong when the test subjects take control. **A magazine editor learns the secret behind an artist's realistic paintings, and wishes she hadn't. **An object found inside an ice core spawns an amazing tale, recounted from an insane asylum. **An alien, tasked with determining which humans are worthy to be saved from impending doom, comes to a surprising conclusion. **A detective uncovers the appalling truth behind a mass suicide. Bridge of Sighs and Other Stories is a melange of science fiction, mystery and horror genres. Marinated in irony and liberally seasoned with unexpected denouements, these literary confections will provoke the reader to a veritable page flipping frenzy.

The Final Trick of Funnyman and Other Stories

The Final Trick of Funnyman and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Bruce Taylor
Publisher: Fairwood Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780966818444
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 185

Book Description
For more than 20 years, fantasist Bruce Taylor has been entertaining readers all over the world with his masterful blend of surrealism and magic realism. This collection showcases an imagination at once intense and gentle, absurd and cutting.

The Great Gatsby and Other Stories

The Great Gatsby and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1645176584
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 456

Book Description
Love, ambition, and wealth take center stage in this collection of classic stories from the Jazz Age. Often described as the “Great American Novel,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the quintessential story of love, ambition, and wealth in the Roaring Twenties. In the Long Island village of West Egg, the rich and mysterious Jay Gatsby pursues the now-married Daisy Buchanan, whom he last saw five years ago, before amassing his fortune. Along with the eleven short stories from Fitzgerald’s collection Tales of the Jazz Age—including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”—this Word Cloud edition makes a fine addition to anyone’s bookshelf.

Orange World and Other Stories

Orange World and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525656146
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. Karen Russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In“Bog Girl”, a revelatory story about first love, a young man falls in love with a two thousand year old girl that he’s extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog. In “The Prospectors,” two opportunistic young women fleeing the depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. In the brilliant, hilarious title story, a new mother desperate to ensure her infant’s safety strikes a diabolical deal, agreeing to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. The landscape in which these stories unfold is a feral, slippery, purgatorial space, bracketed by the void—yet within it Russell captures the exquisite beauty and tenderness of ordinary life. Orange World is a miracle of storytelling from a true modern master.

Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories

Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068471762X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Presents nine short stories by twentieth-century American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, including "The Jelly-Bean" and "Hot and Cold Blood," with an introduction by his daughter.

Anteaters Don t Dream and Other Stories

Anteaters Don t Dream and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Hawes, Louise
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739589
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description

The Atonement and Other Stories

The Atonement and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054797115X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 275

Book Description
Gaze into the lives of the twentieth century’s wealthy and declining WASP establishment in these twelve stories by the author of The Education of Oscar Fairfax. No one else writes about the moral life of America’s moneyed class with anything approaching Louis Auchincloss’s understanding, sympathy, irony, and humor. In this, his first book of short fiction since the acclaimed Collected Stories, he again brings us news that no other writer can deliver, news about how America’s great families and fortunes are run and the axes and crises on which they turn. Here is how the privileged view their privilege—some with smugness, some with style, some with a crushing sense of civic and personal responsibility. Here is how the rich marry, how they divorce, and, more important, why. Here, definitively and indelibly, is the eastern seaboard’s Wasp establishment—sometimes in its glory, more often in its decline, and always with its values, assumptions, and increasingly fragile sense of self held up for our scrutiny by a master, the most subtle critic of American manners since Edith Wharton. Praise for The Atonement and Other Stories “The 12 stories collected in “The Atonement” reveal a writer at, or very near, the top of his form.” —Los Angeles Times “In this PC world, Auchincloss’ crisp, confident tales of the WASP elite almost qualify as guilty pleasures. These 12 stories . . . will satisfy longtime fans and initiates alike with their portraits of investment bankers, lawyers, and socialites testing the limits of silver-plated social niches . . . . As usual, Auchincloss etches out the moral dilemmas of the blue-chip social stratum with reassuring clarity. A” —Entertainment Weekly “Fragile, often smug, and sometimes silly characters populate this noteworthy collection . . . . these glimpses of the Eastern elite’s manners and moral quandaries will provide an accessible first taste for the Auchincloss novice and an enjoyable read for longtime fans.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review