Contemporary Short Stories

Download PDF by Jenny Eclair: Listening In: Stories

By Jenny Eclair

In this addictive brief tale assortment, twenty-four very various girls succeed in a pivotal second of their lives.

A widow is liberated by means of a brand new activity, yet retains it mystery from her kin. A date in suburbia has dramatic effects. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting purchaser, whereas in France, a mom is promised 'fantastic information' - and shall we her mind's eye run away along with her.

With every one tale, Jenny Eclair introduces a desirable new personality. And at the back of every one girl lies a gripping story - of betrayal, of affection, of wish and defiance.

Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring - and jam-packed with depraved one liners - this glorious assortment indicates Jenny Eclair's remarkable expertise for commentary at its very best.

Based at the BBC Radio four sequence Little Lifetimes.

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Get Night Soul and Other Stories (American Literature Series) PDF

By Joseph McElroy

Best recognized for his advanced and gorgeous novels—regularly in comparison to these of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo—Joseph McElroy is both at domestic within the brief tale, having written quite a few items over the process his occupation that now, gathered finally, function a terrific advent to 1 of an important modern American authors. Combining components of vintage McElroy with tantalizing tales pointing the way in which forward (the spare and hazardous "No Man's Land," the plush and mischievous "The crusade Trail"), Night Soul and different Stories provides quite a lot of paintings from a enormous artist.

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Download e-book for kindle: How To Pick Up a Maid in Statue Square by Rea Tarvydas

By Rea Tarvydas

those tales jointly seize quite a few models of the expat existence that percentage the sensation of being among worlds, that have of being neither right here nor there and looking for the way to fill that area.

The tales stick with one of those “life cycle” of expatriates in Hong Kong — a spot referred to as the “most exciting urban at the planet.” They proportion the sensation of being among worlds, the event of being neither right here nor there and searching for the way to fill that house. From the hedonistic first days in tips to choose Up A Maid in Statue sq., as quick Eddy instructs on how top to process Filipina maids on their leisure day; during the muted heart in Rephrasing Kate, as Kate encounters a charismatic undesirable boy and is pressured to confess her infidelities; to the inevitable lead to The soiled Duck, as Philip realizes his lack of ability to dedicate and resolves to come domestic to Australia; Hong Kong alters all of them with its frenetic mix of capitalism and exoticism. Characters exist among the worlds they as soon as knew and this position which now holds them in its spell and shapes them to its ends. Their tales discover how they focus on this house the place loneliness and alienation intersect, a spot the place insomniac younger bankers forfeit their ambition whereas chasing deviant sexual encounters, or eat themselves with mountaineering the company ladder. it's a global the place passive domestics dwell and paintings for the money they could ship domestic, whereas their keepers gather poolside to have interaction in conversations aroused through the expat’s wish to connect with others who proportion their fates. consistently, in fact, there's The Globe a favorite watering gap the place, whilst evening falls, they meet to inform their stories.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Salmiya Collection: Stories of the Life and Times of by Craig Loomis

By Craig Loomis

"The Salmiya assortment" stems from the author’s studies in the past seven years within the wealthy atmosphere, society, and tradition of Kuwait. whereas in Kuwait, Loomis has written a per month brief tale for Bazaar, considered one of its nationwide magazines, and he has accrued them jointly for this assortment. The tales discover existence in Kuwait from an American expatriate’s point of view, offering what the writer deems "snapshots" that make for a readable university of the Kuwaiti experience.

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Download PDF by Amy Jones: What Boys Like: and Other Stories

By Amy Jones

What Boys Like brings jointly a motley assemblage of city misfits and outsiders, and explores their love/hate relationships with their urban and each other. Jones’s characters grapple with lust, love and loss with an unsentimental eye, whereas final open to the sharp-edged humour because of the chaotic and random nature of lifestyles, and the absurdity of the realm round them.

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Download PDF by José Jiménez Lozano: La piel de los tomates (Literatura nº 59) (Spanish Edition)

By José Jiménez Lozano

Estudio preliminar de Guadalupe Arbona. 31 cuentos inéditos del Premio Cervantes de Literatura 2002. En cada uno de ellos "lo eterno se esconde en cualquier pliegue de los angeles narración, por lo que permiten renovar los angeles mirada y sorprender, donde menos lo esperemos y con l. a. forma más desconcertante, el susurro o el estallido de los angeles vida en su misteriosa belleza".

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200 Very Short Stories by Helen Keeling-Marston PDF

By Helen Keeling-Marston

200 Very brief tales is a suite of reports every one so brief that the reader can begin … and end … a complete one in a single evening – a few even in a minute! Recognising that many folks don’t have adequate time for normal studying – and hence can simply lose the thread of a singular – Helen Keeling-Marston set approximately writing a suite of brief tales. 200 Very brief tales – Helen’s first ebook – positive factors an eclectic mixture of brief tales and flash fiction: flash fiction being works of utmost brevity. just like a musical combine tape, the gathering of news goals to elicit a variety of diversified feelings from the reader: pleasure, disappointment, entertainment, befuddlement, intrigue and worry. Be warned, even if, that you’ll have to have your wits approximately you whilst interpreting this booklet, as 2 hundred Very brief tales isn’t regularly a passive experience!

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Oscar Wilde's Cuentos escogidos: Compilación de cuentos ilustrados PDF

By Oscar Wilde

Esta selección recoge los mejores cuentos de Oscar Wilde con ilustraciones maravillosas

Pero los angeles voz del Ruiseñor se perdía. Batió sus pequeñas regrettably y una nube ocultó sus ojos. Su canto se debilitaba cada vez más, algo le ahogaba los angeles garganta. Entonces tuvo un último destello de música. los angeles blanca luna lo oyó y, olvidándose del alba, se demoró en el cielo. los angeles rosa roja tembló embelesada toda ella de arrobamiento y extendió sus pétalos sobre frío de los angeles mañana. El eco condujo aquel bello canto hasta su purpúrea caverna de las colinas, despertando de sus sueños a los pastores dormidos. l. a. música flotó entre los juncos del río, que llevaron su mensaje al mar. —¡Mira, mira —gritó el rosal—, ya está terminada los angeles rosa! Poco se puede decir de Oscar Wilde, reconocido como uno de los autores más importantes del siglo XIX y, sin duda alguna, de los más transgresores de l. a. época. En este volumen se recogen una selección de sus mejores cuentos, los que más llegan al corazón, aquéllos que nos hacen pensar sobre l. a. injusticia humana e intentan rescatar de l. a. abulia a nuestros verdaderos sentimientos. Si a todo esto le unimos las maravillosas ilustraciones que acompañan a cada cuento, hacen de esta obra un objeto indispensable.

Una obra perfecta para los adultos y jóvenes que desean descubrir o leer de nuevo Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde nace en Dublín, Irlanda, el sixteen de octubre de 1854 y fue uno de los escritores más importantes del siglo XIX. Fue el segundo de los tres hijos que tuvieron Sir Williams Robert Wills Wilde, médico cirujano especializado en otorrinolaringología, y su esposa Jane Francesca Elgee, escritora de éxito conocida con el sobrenombre de Speranza. Cursó estudios en l. a. Portora Royal institution de Enniskillen, en el Trinity university de Dublín y en el Magdalen collage de Oxford. Después de graduarse, Oscar Wilde regresó a Dublín, donde conoció y se enamoró de Florence Balcome.

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Read e-book online Autumn in Yalta: A Novel And Three Stories (The Library of PDF

By David Shrayer-Petrov (David Shraer-Petrov),Maxim D. Shrayer

The robust voice of David Shrayer-Petrov's immigrant fiction blends Russian, Jewish, and American traditions. amassing an autobiographical novel and 3 brief tales, "Autumn in Yalta" brings jointly the achievements of the nice Russian masters Chekhov and Nabokov and the magisterial Jewish and American storytellers Bashevis Singer and Malamud. Shrayer-Petrov's fiction examines the forces and contradictions of affection via assorted ethnic, spiritual, and social lenses. Set in Stalinist Russia, the unconventional "Strange Danya Rayev" revolves round the wartime studies of a Jewish Russian boy evacuated from his besieged local Leningrad to a distant village within the Ural Mountains. within the identify tale "Autumn in Yalta", the idealistic protagonist, Dr. Samoylovich, is shipped to a Siberian criminal camp due to his ill-fated love for Polechka, a tuberculosis sufferer. In "The Love of Akira Watanabe" once more unrequited love is the focal point of the vital personality, a displaced eastern professor at a brand new England university.
A fishing excursion and an outdated Jewish recipe make for a shock finishing in Carp for the Gefilte Fish, a story of a childless couple from Belarus and their American employers. within the culture of different physician-writers, comparable to Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, Shrayer-Petrov's prose is marked via analytical exactitude and passionate humanism. Love and reminiscence, twin identification, and the event of exile are the manager components.

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