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By Rodolfo Fogwill. 2021
Edición especial del tercer libro de cuentos de Fogwill, Pájaros de la cabeza, por el undécimo aniversario de la muerte…del autor.Edición facsimilar que sigue la primera edición del libro, publicado por Catálogos Editora. Fogwill se dio a conocer como autor de cuentos y relatos breves, terreno en el cual fue un maestro indiscutido de la literatura argentina de la última parte del siglo XX. Sus primeros libros fueron Mis muertos punk, Música japonesa y Pájaros de la cabeza, aparecidos durante principios de la década de los 80. Alfaguara publica ahora, en ediciones aniversario, dos de los títulos en formato facsimilar, reproduciendo las versiones originales y respetando los usos y costumbres editoriales de ese momento inaugural en la trayectoria literaria de Fogwill.
By Caroline Adderson. 2021
When the “grownup virus” hits, kids who live in the same apartment building must cope with strange new rules and…extended time at home with parents and siblings. And they survive brilliantly, each in their own way. Twin boys throw themselves into an independent research assignment on prehistoric people and embrace their own devolution. A budding track star is encouraged to run laps on his balcony by a neighbor who has a secret crush on him. A classroom troublemaker reaches out to a teacher when his own father begins to exhibit signs of mental illness. A young entrepreneur saves himself and his hairdresser mother from financial collapse by renting out the family dog. And a girl finds a way to communicate with her hearing-impaired neighbor so that they can spy on the rest of the building. The stories follow the course of the pandemic, from the early measures through lockdown, as the kids in the building observe the stresses on the adults around them and use their own quirky kid ingenuity to come up with ways to make their lives better. Funny, poignant and wise, this book will long outlive even the pandemic. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
By Rodolfo Fogwill. 2021
Edición especial del primer libro de cuentos de Fogwill, Mis muertos punk, por el undécimo aniversario de la muerte del…autor. Edición facsimilar que sigue la primera edición del libro, publicado en 1980 por la editorial Tierra Baldía. Fogwill se dio a conocer como autor de cuentos y relatos breves, terreno en el cual fue un maestro indiscutido de la literatura argentina de la última parte del siglo XX. Sus primeros libros fueron Mis muertos punk, Música japonesa y Pájaros de la cabeza, aparecidos durante principios de la década de los 80. Alfaguara publica ahora, en ediciones aniversario, dos de los títulos en formato facsimilar, reproduciendo las versiones originales y respetando los usos y costumbres editoriales de ese momento inaugural en la trayectoria literaria de Fogwill.
By Viet Thanh Nguyen. 2021
Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not…only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the California Book Award for First Fiction. Nguyen's next fiction book, The Refugees, is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. With the coruscating gaze that informed The Sympathizer, in The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half-sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration. The second piece of fiction by a major new voice in American letters, The Refugees is a beautifully written and sharply observed book about the aspirations of those who leave one country for another, and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.
By Félix J. Palma. 2019
The New York Times bestselling author of the “supernatural tour de force” (M.J. Rose, bestselling author) The Map of Time…crafts an enchanting collection of twelve evocative and macabre stories delving into the magical, ordinary, and darker aspects of love in all its powerful forms.A young girl receives letters from her lost doll; a cat madly in love with her human neighbor; a bored office worker escapes his monotonous life by traveling on his grandfather’s model train; a man gives all of himself to the woman he loves, piece by piece. These are just a few of the unforgettable characters that inhabit Félix J. Palma’s gorgeously wrought short story collection, by turns mesmerizing, morbid, and melancholy. This collection contains selections from three previously published anthologies, bringing together in one volume some of Palma’s most celebrated stories. Available for the first time in English and with his signature “lyrical storytelling and a rich attention to detail” (Library Journal), The Heart and Other Viscera explores the wonder, madness, and heartbreak of love, and the lengths to which some are willing to go to protect, honor, and cherish the ones they love.
By Alix Ohlin. 2021
Thirteen glittering and darkly funny stories of people testing boundaries, from two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Alix Ohlin. Alix Ohlin…delivers a masterclass in the short story with We Want What We Want, populated by bad parents, burned potential, and inescapable old flames. In the mordantly funny “Money, Geography, Youth,” Vanessa arrives home after volunteering in Ghana, only to discover that her father is engaged to her childhood best friend. In the subversive “The Brooks Brothers Guru,” Amanda drives to Upstate New York to rescue her cousin from a cult, only to discover well-dressed men living together in a beautiful abode, drinking cocktails, and exchanging Classical knowledge. In “The Universal Particular,” Tamar welcomes her husband’s young relative into her suburban home, only to find her life knocked askew in ways she doesn’t quite understand. Each story in We Want What We Want is diamond-sharp — sparkling with humour, pain, and beauty.
An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem. In this…lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers. Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By Barry Lopez. 1981
A magnificent collection of short fiction by one of America's most original and acclaimed literary authors--haunting and beautiful tales of…spiritual mystery and earthly truthBarry Lopez, the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams, has written eloquently on what it means to be human, taking the demands and gifts of the natural world as a frame and setting for his far-reaching narratives. In this evocative and unforgettable collection of stories, he carries the reader from desert to prairie, from countryside to city streets, in pursuit of the urgent experiences that come with the questioning life. These stories follow a determined explorer's search for a vanished river in Nebraska; convey the strange death song of a doomed white buffalo herd; and share a mystic's vision of the universe, revealed in a whirling pattern of levitating stones. Whether describing a life-changing encounter on an empty Caribbean beach or an unexpected wonder on a snowy New York evening, Winter Count is an affecting and enduring collection that will stay with the reader long after the final page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
By Barry Lopez. 1976
Two of Lopez's collections of short fiction in one exhilarating and profoundly beautiful volume To National Book Award-winning author Barry…Lopez, the desert and the river are landscapes alive with poetry, mystery, seduction, and enchantment. In these two works of fiction, the narrator responds viscerally and emotionally to their moods and changes, their secrets and silences, and their unique power. Desert Notes portrays the mystical power of an American desert, and the reflections it sparks in the characters who travel there. River Notes, a companion piece, celebrates the wild life forces of a river, calling readers to think deeply on identity and about the hopefulness of their onward journeys, with a lyrical collection of memories, stories, and dreams. From an evocative tale of finding a hot spring in a desert to a meditation on the thoughts and dreams of herons, Lopez offers enthralling stories that enable us to see and feel the rhythms of the wilderness. These sojourns bring readers a specific sense of the darkness, light, and resolve that we encounter within ourselves when away from home. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
By Simon Rich. 2021
Laugh till you cry in this new collection of stories from the &“Serena Williams of humor writing&” (New York Times…Book Review) about raising babies and trying to learn how not to be one. Called a &“comedic Godsend&” by Conan O&’Brien, and &“the Stephen King of comedy writing&” by John Mulaney, Simon Rich is back with New Teeth, his funniest and most personal collection yet. Two murderous pirates find a child stowaway on board and attempt to balance pillaging with co-parenting. A woman raised by wolves prepares for her parents&’ annual Thanksgiving visit. An aging mutant superhero is forced to learn humility when the mayor kicks him upstairs to a desk job. And in the hard-boiled caper, &“The Big Nap,&” a weary two-year-old detective struggles to make sense of &“a world gone mad.&” Equal parts silly and sincere, New Teeth is an ode to growing up, growing older, and what it means to make a family.
By Jordi Punti. 2019
From the acclaimed, prize-winning Catalonian author of the novel Lost Luggage, a collection of nine masterful short stories about adulthood,…heartbreak, and outsiders in search of their place in the world. As one of Catalonia’s most acclaimed literary talents, Jordi Puntí’s writing is “full of invention and consistently gripping” (The Times Literary Supplement). Now, he returns to his American audience with this breathtaking short story collection. Sharing the title of the David Bowie song, it travels from Spain to America and back, showing the differences between the two places. A man recalls a past love as he strolls through the lonely streets of Barcelona. A hitchhiker on the outskirts of the city of Vic carries his secrets in a briefcase. In northern Catalonia, a villager receives letters from a long-estranged brother and grapples with how to respond. Then there’s the man who wants to surprise his wife with a trip to Paris, only to swap it for a solitary cruise. Showcasing “the author’s vivid imagination” (Kirkus Reviews), the stories in This Is Not America are effortless evocations of the strangeness of everyday life and the universal search for love and belonging.
By Shruti Swamy. 2020
A Most-Anticipated Book of 2020 from The Millions * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Electric Literature &“Swamy&’s A House Is a…Body will not simply be talked about as one of the greatest short story collections of the 2020s; it will change the way all stories—short and long—are told, written, and consumed. There is nothing, no emotion, no tiny morsel of memory, no touch, that this book does not take seriously. Yet, A House Is a Body might be the most fun I&’ve ever had in a short story collection.&” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy Dreams collide with reality, modernity with antiquity, and myth with identity in the twelve arresting stories of A House Is a Body. In &“Earthly Pleasures,&” a young painter living alone in San Francisco begins a secret romance with one of India&’s biggest celebrities, and desire and ego are laid bare. In &“A Simple Composition,&” a husband&’s professional crisis leads to his wife&’s discovery of a dark, ecstatic joy. And in the title story, an exhausted mother watches, hypnotized by fear, as a California wildfire approaches her home. Immersive and assured, provocative and probing, these are stories written with the edge and precision of a knife blade. Set in the United States and India, they reveal small but intense moments of beauty, pain, and power that contain the world.A House Is a Body introduces a bold and original voice in fiction, from a writer at the start of a stellar career.
By John Connolly. 2020
From internationally bestselling author John Connolly, a new short story to brighten the dark months, featuring the beloved character of…Samuel Johnson.The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness are the most feared assassins in the Multiverse. They are ruthless. They are cunning. They can do interesting things with oranges. Now they have been hired to hunt down and kill the demon Nurd, along with every friend he&’s ever had. But friends come in all shapes and sizes, and with all kinds of talents. The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness are about to meet their match...
By Jason Reynolds. 2019
From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks,…showing all they different directions a walk home can take. <P><P>This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy— Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. <P><P>Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life. <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Leonard J. Kent. 1985
This book includes Gogol's Mirgorod stories—among them that masterpiece of grotesque comedy, "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with…Ivan Nikiforovich," the wonderfully satiric "Old World Landowners," and the Cossak epic "Taras Bulba." Here also is "The Nose," Gogol's final effort in the realm of the fantastic, as well as "The Coach," "The Portrait" (in its final version), and the most influential of his Petersburg stories, "The Overcoat."
By Laura van den Berg. 2020
"As enchanting as fairy tales, as mysterious as dreams, these exquisitely composed fictions are as urgent and original as any…being written today.” —Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award for FictionOne of Entertainment Weekly's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 and 30 Hottest Summer Reads, one of O, the Oprah Magazine's 30 Most Anticipated Books of 2020, one of BuzzFeed's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 and 29 Summer Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down, one of Esquire's 20 Must-Read Books of Summer 2020, one of the BBC's Ten Books to Read in 2020, one of TIME's 12 New Books to Read in July one of ELLE's 30 Most Anticipated New Books of Summer 2020, one of Refinery29's 25 Books You'll Want to Read This Summer, one of Time's 45 New Books You Need to Read This Summer, one of Thrillist's 21 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020, one of Bustle's Most Anticipated Books of July 2020, one of LitHub's 2020 Summer Books, and one of The Millions Most Anticipated Books of the First Half of 2020An urgent and unsettling collection of women on the verge from Laura van den Berg, author of The Third HotelI Hold a Wolf by the Ears, Laura van den Berg’s first story collection since her prizewinning book The Isle of Youth, draws readers into a world of wholly original, sideways ghost stories that linger in the mouth and the mind. Both timeless and urgent, these eleven stories confront misogyny, violence, and the impossible economics of America with van den Berg’s trademark spiky humor and surreal eye. Moving from the peculiarities of Florida to liminal spaces of travel in Mexico City, Sicily, and Iceland, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears is uncannily attuned to our current moment, and to the fears we reveal to no one but ourselves.In “Lizards,” a man mutes his wife’s anxieties by giving her a LaCroix-like seltzer laced with sedatives. In the title story, a woman poses as her more successful sister during a botched Italian holiday, a choice that brings about strange and destructive consequences, while in “Karolina,” a woman discovers her prickly ex-sister-in-law in the aftermath of an earthquake and is forced to face the truth about her violent brother.I Hold a Wolf by the Ears presents a collection of women on the verge, trying to grasp what’s left of life: grieving, divorced, and hyperaware, searching, vulnerable, and unhinged, they exist in a world that deviates from our own only when you look too closely. With remarkable control and transcendent talent, van den Berg dissolves, in the words of the narrator of “Slumberland,” “that border between magic and annihilation,” and further establishes herself as a defining fiction writer of our time.
By Jonathan Barnes. 2007
'Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by…unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and wilfully bizarre. Needless to say, I doubt you'll believe a word of it.'So starts the extraordinary tale of Edward Moon, detective, his silent sidekick the Somnambulist and a devilish plot to recreate the apocalyptic prophecies of William Blake and bring the British Empire crashing down.With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a richly evoked setting and a playful highly literate style this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy and a brilliant debut.
By Stephen King. 2002
Includes a Dark Tower story entitled 'The Little Sisters of Eluria'.Nothing is quite as it seems.Expect the unexpected in this…veritable treasure trove of enthralling, witty, dark tales that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time.In this eerie, enchanting compilation, Stephen King takes readers down a road less travelled (for good reason) in the blockbuster e-book 'Riding the Bullet'. Terror becomes deja vu all over again when you get 'That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French'. 'LT's Theory of Pets' will make you stop and think before giving a dog to a loved one. And there are eleven more stories that will keep you awake until dawn.
Away from the Hothell Darkness ('You'll never leave ...') we book our passage on a rusting hulk at the bottom…of the ocean floor, The Hard Ship Grizzly. Read and weep the tales of the wicked children who were too naughty, too selfish, too rude or just ... too much.
Read and weep . . . Six brand-new accounts from the Hothell Darkness's Visitor's Book (a.k.a the Book of Grizzly…Tales). There's no love lost between the baddest children of all - blubbing brothers and sickening sisters or, as the Night-night Porter so fondly thinks of these rotten relations . . . the blubbers and sicksters!