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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel Author Amy Hempel
ISBN-10 9780743291637
Release 2007-09-18
Pages 407
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A complete collection of short works offers insight into the progression of the writer's work throughout a thirty-year period and features, among other tales, the complete texts of At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the Marriage. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.



The Dog of the Marriage

The Dog of the Marriage Author Amy Hempel
ISBN-10 1451604009
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 160
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Amy Hempel's compassion, intensity, and illuminating observations have made her one of the most distinctive and admired modern writers. In three stunning books of stories, she has established a voice as unique and recognizable as the photographs of Cindy Sherman or the brushstrokes of Robert Motherwell. The Dog of the Marriage, Hempel's fourth collection, is about sexual obsession, relationships gone awry, and the unsatisfied longings of everyday life. In "Offertory," a modern-day Scheherazade entertains and manipulates her lover with stories of her sexual encounters with a married couple as a very young woman. In "Reference # 388475848-5," a letter contesting a parking ticket becomes a beautiful and unnerving statement of faith. In "Jesus Is Waiting," a woman driving to New York sends a series of cryptically honest postcards to an old lover. And the title story is a heartbreaking tale about the objects and animals and unmired desires that are left behind after death or divorce. These nine stories teem with wisdom, emotion, and surprising wit. Hempel explores the intricate psychology of people falling in and out of love, trying to locate something or someone elusive or lost. Her sentences are as lean, original, and startling as any in contemporary fiction.



Reasons to Live

Reasons to Live Author Amy Hempel
ISBN-10 9780060976729
Release 1995-07-20
Pages 144
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Hempel's now-classic collection of short fiction is peopled by complex characters who have discovered that their safety nets are not dependable and who must now learn to balance on the threads of wit, irony, and spirit.



The Dog of the Marriage

The Dog of the Marriage Author Amy Hempel
ISBN-10 1847242367
Release 2008-03-06
Pages 432
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From one of the most highly acclaimed short story writers of the last two decades comes a glittering collection about relationships gone awry, sexual obsession, and the unsatisfied longings of everyday life.



The Best Small Fictions 2017

The Best Small Fictions 2017 Author Amy Hempel
ISBN-10 0998966711
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 164
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Fiction. Short Stories. Flash Fiction. Hybrid Genre. THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2017 offers readers 55 exceptional small fictions by 53 authors. This acclaimed new annual series, hailed as a "milestone for the short story," continues to honor contemporary masters and emerging writers of short- short and hybrid forms from across the globe. Guest editor Amy Hempel chose the winners from a pool of 105 finalists: "They conjure and seduce, they startle and haunt, they are funny and searing, short and shorter." The 2017 volume includes Pamela Painter, Brian Doyle, Ian Seed, Frankie McMillan, Karen Brennan, Stuart Dybek, and W. Todd Kaneko, and spolights Joy Williams and SmokeLong Quarterly. Additional Contributors include Nick Admussen, Nick Almeida, Lydia Armstrong, Matthew Baker, Amy Sayre Baptista, Larry Brown, Randall Brown, Erin Calabria, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Carrie Cooperider, Emily Corwin, Christopher DeWan, Kathy Fish, Sherrie Flick, Scott Garson, Jesse Goolsby, Michael Hammerle, Hannah Harlow, Allegra Hyde, Joy Katz, Jen Knox, Len Kuntz, Tara Laskowski, Oscar Mancinas, Ras Mashramani, Heather McQuillan, Cole Meyer, Eugenie Montague, Alvin Park, Kimberly King Parsons, Gen Del Raye, Mona Leigh Rose, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, Cameron Quincy Todd, Matt Sailor, Rebecca Schiff, Robert Scotellaro, Alex Simand, Julia Slavin, Michael C. Smith, Phillip Sterling, Anne Valente, Harriot West, Keith Woodruff, William Woolfitt



Unleashed

Unleashed Author Amy Hempel
ISBN-10 9780307422590
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 176
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Now in paperback, an irresistible gift for dog lovers: poems from the dogs' point of view, written by the well known writers and poets who love them. List of contributors: Edward Albee, Jennifer Allen, Danny Anderson, Lynda Barry, Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Robert Benson, Roy Blount, Jr., Ron Carlson, Jill Ciment, Bernard Cooper, Stephen Dobyns, Mark Doty, Stephen Dunn, Anderson Ferrell, Amy Gerstler, Matthew Graham, Ron Hansen, Brooks Haxton, Cynthia Heimel, Amy Hempel, Noy Hollan, Andrew Hudgins, John Irving, Denis Johnson, R.S. Jones, Walter Kirn, Sheila Kohler, Maxine Kumin, Natalie Kusz, Anne Lamott, Gordon Lish, Ralph Lombreglia, Merrill Markoe, Pearson Marx, Erin McGraw, Heather McHugh, Arthur Miller, George Minot, Susan Minot, Honor Moore, Mary Morris, Alicia Muñoz, Elise Paschen, Padgett Powell, Wyatt Prunty, Lawrence Raab, Mark Richard, John Rybicki, Jeanne Schinto, Bob Shacochis, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Lee Smith, Ben Sonnenberg, Kate Clark Spencer, Gerald Stern, Terese Svoboda, William Tester, Abigail Thomas, Lily Tuck, Sidney Wade, Kathryn Walker, William Wegman From the Trade Paperback edition.



Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9781847375902
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 256
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'When apple-picking season ended, I got a Job in a packing plant and gravitated towards short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit . . . Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories can save you'.



No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You Author Miranda July
ISBN-10 1416539670
Release 2007-05-15
Pages 224
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“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly unique. They are (let me coin a phrase) July-esque, which is to say: infused with wonder at the things of the world.” —George Saunders, author of Tenth of December Award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender collection. In these stories, July gives the most seemingly insignificant moments a sly potency. A benign encounter, a misunderstanding, a shy revelation can reconfigure the world. Her characters engage awkwardly—they are sometimes too remote, sometimes too intimate. With great compassion and generosity, July reveals their idiosyncrasies and the odd logic and longing that govern their lives. No One Belongs Here More Than You is a stunning debut, the work of a writer with a spectacularly original and compelling voice.



The New Yorker Stories

The New Yorker Stories Author Ann Beattie
ISBN-10 1439168768
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 528
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When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters’ drift and narcissism, that she was instantly celebrated as a voice of her generation. Her name became an adjective: Beattiesque. Subtle, wry, and unnerving, she is a master observer of the unraveling of the American family, and also of the myriad small occurrences and affinities that unite us. Her characters, over nearly four decades, have moved from lives of fickle desire to the burdens and inhibitions of adulthood and on to failed aspirations, sloppy divorces, and sometimes enlightenment, even grace. Each Beattie story, says Margaret Atwood, is "like a fresh bulletin from the front: we snatch it up, eager to know what’s happening out there on the edge of that shifting and dubious no-man’s-land known as interpersonal relations." With an unparalleled gift for dialogue and laser wit, she delivers flash reports on the cultural landscape of her time. Ann Beattie: The New Yorker Stories is the perfect initiation for readers new to this iconic American writer and a glorious return for those who have known and loved her work for decades.



Collected Stories book

Collected Stories  book  Author Amy Hempel
ISBN-10 OCLC:1026467550
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Collected Stories book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Collected Stories book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Collected Stories book book for free.



420 Characters

420 Characters Author Lou Beach
ISBN-10 9780547617947
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 176
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Works of fiction the length of Facebook status updates: “Just because a story is short, even really, really short, doesn’t mean it can’t contain multitudes.” —The New York Times Book Review Alternately surreal, funny, ominous, and lyrical, Lou Beach’s 420 Characters offers an experience as dazzling as any in contemporary fiction. Revealing worlds of meaning in single paragraphs, these crystalline miniature stories that began as Facebook status updates mark a new turn in an acclaimed artist and illustrator’s career. This ebook edition has been enhanced with original collages by the author and with exclusive audio of fifteen stories brilliantly read by legendary rock musician Dave Alvin, Golden Globe–winning actor Ian McShane, and Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges. “A tiny book filled with tiny stories . . . Tragic, absurd, and sweet by turns, each snip of a story is a gem, able to hold its own against more standard-length fare.” —Flavorwire, A Must-Read Pick



Single Scene Short Stories

Single Scene Short Stories Author Margaret Bishop
ISBN-10 1423600622
Release 2007
Pages 253
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A compilation of acclaimed short stories that each take place within a single scene



The Roy Stories

The Roy Stories Author Barry Gifford
ISBN-10 9781609804985
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 432
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Barry Gifford has been writing gritty, American tales for the past forty years. His novels, stories, poetry, and films have helped shape the American neo-noir genre. The New York Times Book Review says that he "can sum up in a few words the cruelty, horror, and crushing banality that shape an entire life.” Andrei Codrescu calls Gifford “a great comic realist,” while Pedro Almodóvar likens him to the surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel, and Jonathan Lethem describes his style as “William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly.” In The Roy Stories Gifford brings his signature style to a collection of tales following the character of Roy, who has made appearances in a number of Gifford’s previous story collections. Roy lives a mystical kind of life, skinning crocodiles in Southern Florida at age nine in the 1940s and playing in the back alleys of Chicago in the 1950s. This deep-feeling boy observes every detail in his surroundings with a sense of dark humor and an openness that will clutch readers tightly by the heart and lead them on a historical journey. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories Author Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN-10 9780199744398
Release 2013
Pages 873
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Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.



The Hand That Feeds You

The Hand That Feeds You Author A.J. Rich
ISBN-10 9781476774589
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 288
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"Morgan Russell, 30, is completing her thesis on victim psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and newly engaged to Bennett, a man more possessive than those she has dated in the past, but also more chivalrous--and the sex is hot. She returns from class one day to find Bennett brutally killed, and her dogs--a Great Pyrenees, and two pit bulls she was fostering--covered in blood. Bewildered and devastated that her dogs could have committed such violence, she worries that she might suffer from one of the syndromes she studies--pathological altruism: when selfless acts do more damage than good. When Morgan tries to locate Bennett's parents to tell them about their son's hideous death, she discovers that everything he has told her--where he was born, where he lives in Montreal, where he works--was a lie. He is not the man he said he was. In fact, he fits the clinical definition of a sociopath, and he had several fiance all believing the same promises he gave Morgan. And then, one by one, these other women are murdered. Morgan's research into Bennett has taken on an urgency: in order to stay alive, she must find out how an intelligent woman like herself, who studies predators, becomes a victim. Sexy, disturbing, and highly suspenseful, this is a brilliant collaboration between two outstanding writers"--



The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg

The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg Author Deborah Eisenberg
ISBN-10 1429987227
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 992
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Twenty-seven short stories by "a contemporary master" (The New York Times). Since 1986 with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing "exquisitely distilled stories" which "present an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life" to quote the MacArthur Foundation. This one volume brings together Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997) and Twilight of the Superheroes (2006). "One of America's finest writers."—San Francisco Chronicle "Concentrated bursts of perfection."—The Times(London) "Shimmering stories that possess the power and charm to move us." —The New York Times"Exhilarating."—Harper's Magazine "Outstanding."—Christian Science Monitor "Eisenberg simply writes like no one else."—Elle "Eisenberg's stories possess all the steely beauty of a knife wrapped in velvet."—The Boston Globe "Dazzling."—Time Out New York "Magic."—Newsweek "Comic, elegant and pitch perfect."—Vanity Fair"One of the great fiction writers living in America today."—The Dallas Morning News "There aren't many contemporary novels as shudderingly intimate and mordantly funny as Eisenberg's best stories."—The New York Times Book Review



The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Author Lydia Davis
ISBN-10 9780241950036
Release 2011
Pages 733
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Find out why fellow authors like Ali Smith, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Franzen love Lydia Davis's writing so much in this landmark collection of all of her stories to date from across three decades. And why James Wood described this book in the New Yorker as 'a body of work probably unique in American writing' and 'one of the great, strange American literary contributions'. 'Remarkable. Some of the most moving fiction - on death, marriage, children - of recent years. To read The Collected Stories is to be reminded of the grand, echoing mind-chambers created by Sebald or recent Coetzee. A writer of vast intelligence and originality.' Independent on Sunday 'What stories. Precise and piercing, extremely funny. Nearly all are unlike anything you've ever read.' Metro 'I loved these stories. They are so well-written, with such clarity of thought and precision of language. Excellent.' William Leith, Evening Standard 'Remarkable. Some of the most moving fiction - on death, marriage, children - of recent years. To read Collected Stories is to be reminded of the grand, echoing mind-chambers created by Sebald or recent Coetzee. A writer of vast intelligence and originality.' Independent on Sunday 'A body of work probably unique in American writing, in its combination of lucidity, aphoristic brevity, formal originality, sly comedy, metaphysical bleakness, philosophical pressure and human wisdom.' New Yorker 'One of the most respected writers in America.' Financial Times 'Davis is a high priestess of the startling, telling detail. She can make the most ordinary things, such as couples talking, or someone watching television, bizarre, almost mythical. I felt I had encountered a most original and daring mind.' Colm Tóibín, Daily Telegraph