Category Archives: Contemporary Short Stories

Download e-book for kindle: Se busca una mujer (Compactos Anagrama) (Spanish Edition) by Charles Bukowski,Jorge García Berlanga

By Charles Bukowski,Jorge García Berlanga

ISBN-10: 8433920227

ISBN-13: 9788433920225

En este libro ambientado en Los Ángeles se nota l. a. continua presencia de los angeles gran urbe en toda l. a. escritura de Charles Bukowski, ciudad infernal, a pesar de estar situada en medio del paraíso californiano, sueño de todo pobre ciudadano united states, con sus naranjas, su sol y su vino, vino del que Bukowski da buena cuenta toda su vida, como el whisky, como los angeles cerveza, que habrán de ser, inevitablemente, su fuente de inspiración. Bukowski toma una actitud de ermitaño loco, de lucidez exasperada, de humorista borracho en los angeles barra de un bar solitario. Se ríe de todo, trata de ganar algo de dinero para un trago o una puta sin trabajar mucho, frecuenta otras ratas urbanas enloquecidas, odia a los angeles humanidad, se encierra en su habitación y se entretiene en contarnos las historias que le ocurren o se le ocurren.

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The Featherbed: A Novel - download pdf or read online

By John Miller

ISBN-10: 1525236172

ISBN-13: 9781525236174

When Anna and Sadie detect the diaries in their mom, Rebecca, within the days following her dying, they examine that her existence was once way more advanced than both of them knew: a garment employee in early-1900s long island; the reluctant spouse in an prepared marriage to an unwell and abusive husband; the inconceivable pal of a pregnant prostitute.

But the diaries demonstrate greater than simply unbelievable information about Rebecca’s lifestyles: in addition they aspect to a family members mystery - and questions on Sadie’s precise parentage.

The Featherbed is a gripping family members saga that strikes among the tenements of recent York’s decrease East part and the stately houses of Toronto’s Annex. powerful in plot, personality, atmosphere, and elegance, it's a fully-realised debut from an guaranteed writer.

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Download e-book for iPad: My Life in Clothes by Summer Brenner

By Summer Brenner

ISBN-10: 1597091634

ISBN-13: 9781597091633

"Despite my mother’s efforts to tame me, I resisted, protecting onto my creature nature till the day she educated me i might not be working bare within the backyard or showering with my dad. It took a number of scoldings earlier than i used to be remodeled from colt to show-pony: a formal mirrored image of whichever laundered, starched, pressed, brushed, straightened, zippered, tied, and buttoned garment used to be positioned upon me."

—From the foreword of summer time Brenner's new selection of brief tales, My lifestyles in Clothes

These tales discover the allure, tyranny, and preoccupation of garments, off and on, received, made, or discovered, type or functionality, projection or expression, physique and soul became within out.


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Read e-book online UnSettled and other stories PDF

By Sandra Hill

ISBN-10: 1928215149

ISBN-13: 9781928215141

there's a grand piano brought to the incorrect Sea element tackle. there's Toby the puppy whose informal disappearance results in the invention of a global as not likely as a invaluable guy. There are Isabelle and Hester, either traveling at the related educate, yet relocating in contrary instructions. There are the college ladies who smoke via Die Stem in the course of a Republic Day social gathering. there's Adeela eager for okay Bazaars, Boxing Day, and groenboontjie bredie; Lilly who is familiar with too little of her mother's earlier and Elizabeth who's wanting to shed hers. Who can say why Eleanor married the guy she did, or why she took the lengthy sea trip south? Who can say the place Sue's been, or who the vark lilies are for? Who believes it whilst instructed, "It's to your personal good"? even if drawn from the space of heritage or situated in modern Cape city, those 8 tales create a young and luminous account of simply how awesome the standard lifetime of girls can be.

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Download PDF by Becky Adnot-Haynes: The Year of Perfect Happiness (Katherine Anne Porter Prize

By Becky Adnot-Haynes

ISBN-10: 1574415654

ISBN-13: 9781574415650

The sharp-witted tales in Becky Adnot-Haynes' debut assortment discover the key lives of people--how they take care of the elements of themselves that they pick out to not proportion with their closest confidants--and with the realm. A pole-vaulter practices his activity simply sooner than sunrise. A lately divorced lady symptoms up for a hallucinogenic drug expedition within the Arizona wasteland. An doubtful female friend is going out into the area donning a fake being pregnant abdominal. within the 12 months of excellent Happiness, the universe is recognizable yet somewhat askew, a global whose corners should be peeled again to bare the unusual and infrequently comedian results of appearing out your such a lot self-destructive wishes. "In The yr of excellent Happiness, Becky Adnot-Haynes places her clever and humorous prose to specialist use, patiently delving the radiant mysteries we hold from strangers, from ourselves, from the folks we like the main: Our joys and sorrows, our hidden hurts and unforgettable error and untellable secrets and techniques, secrets and techniques which Adnot-Haynes' very good tales recommend we need in simple terms to be pressured to percentage, yearning the instant while we are eventually published in all our imperfect yet beautiful humanity."--Matt Bell, writer of in the home upon the dust among the Lake and the Woods and judge

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Download e-book for kindle: Contes que em van curar: Històries tradicionals afganeses by Nadia Ghulam

By Nadia Ghulam

ISBN-10: 8466418296

ISBN-13: 9788466418294

«Jo ja no els he vist, els paisatges dels contes, in line withò encara existeixen en la meva fantasia. Quan vaig néixer, el meu país ja feia catorze anys que estava en guerra. Ni cérvols, ni guineus, ni boscos he vist al meu entorn. Tot és terra cremada. according toò els contes de l. a. mare potser eren l. a. seva manera d’explicar-me com period el meu país, el meu paisatge, abans de los angeles desolació... De fer-me aprendre experience llibres los angeles història del meu poble, trepitjada i perduda. Perquè jo, aquells contes, els tinc sempre provides. Em fan companyia, i més ara, que sóc lluny del meu país. Gràcies als contes, quan em sento perduda, veig allà al lluny l. a. llumeta de l. a. cabana del bosc. Són los angeles dimensió emotiva de los angeles meva identitat».

BUT NA BUT... això period i no period una noia amb el cos ferit according to los angeles guerra in line withò amb l’energia d’un cor enorme alimentat in line with les històries de l. a. seva mare. in keeping with primera vegada són traslladats al paper els contes orals d’un país que, com los angeles Nadia, ha canviat d’identitat in step withò no ha perdut l’essència. Un regal consistent with als lectors catalans, que han acollit aquesta dona forta i valenta a los angeles seva terra.

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The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature (Dedalus Anthologies) by Peter Karpinsky,Janet Livingstone,Denis Dobrovoda PDF

By Peter Karpinsky,Janet Livingstone,Denis Dobrovoda

ISBN-10: 1910213047

ISBN-13: 9781910213049

The Dedalus e-book of Slovak Literature deals a wide-ranging number of fiction from the top of the 19th century till the current day, together with paintings via Slovakia's vintage and most vital modern authors comparable to Rudolf Sloboda, Dominik Tatarka, Pavel Vilikovsky, Monika Kompanikova and Balla. this can be crucial number of Slovak fiction to have seemed in English and should be crucial analyzing for a person desirous to achieve an idea of Slovak Literature.

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Norma Harrs's Where Dreams Have Gone PDF

By Norma Harrs

ISBN-10: 0889242763

ISBN-13: 9780889242760

Dreams vanish in many of the masterful tales that make up Norma Harrs’s new assortment. a tender Irish lady falls in love with an older married professor and has her first date with heartache; a middle-aged lady attends her niece’s marriage ceremony and drunkenly surveys the spoil of her personal existence and amorous affairs; a tender lady admires her sort and lovely neighbour quite a bit that she is nearly drawn right into a no longer so blameless occupation …

Adversity, occasionally catastrophe, befalls Norma Harrs’s characters, yet rather than destroying those humans, it frequently miraculously enriches their lifestyles, bringing them a unexpected wisdom of what have been flawed with their lives and encouraging them to make a clean start.

Ms. Harrs seamlessly weaves jointly plot and evocative element, wildly humorous turns of occasions and inconsolable unhappiness; her tales’ earthy eroticism, their startlingly brilliant discussion and, principally, their breathtakingly unique rendering of pain and pleasure will stay with the reader lengthy after the ultimate page.

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Download e-book for iPad: Once Human: Stories by Steve Tomasula

By Steve Tomasula

ISBN-10: 1573661767

ISBN-13: 9781573661768

A manga artist who's afraid that she herself is slipping right into a caricature model of lifestyles, a lab technician who makes artwork with the cloning expertise she makes use of at paintings, a sociologist looking for the gene that makes a few humans are looking to take risks—these are the various characters that populate the tales in Once Human. Exploring the areas the place lifestyles is formed via technological know-how and the applied sciences we convey into being, Steve Tomasula’s characters frequently locate that the more durable they give the impression of being on the global, the fewer they could say. The map that emerges from those tales charts the territory of human longing and the failure of poetry, technological know-how, and expertise to provide an explanation for the “why” of the area, if now not its “how.”

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