From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously offbeat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe
In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,” a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection—m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are,” a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified.
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H.P. Lovecraft was the inventor of cosmic horror, of weird fiction and the Cthulhu mythology. His stories found purchase in the fertile earth of pulp fiction where he inspired many other writers from Robert E. Howard to Clark Ashton Smith. This is a companion volume to our hugely successful Gothic Fantasy series of classic and modern writers.
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Wilbur Whateley is born in strange circumstances in the small, isolated village of Dunwich. He is shunned by the local community and turns to shadowy rituals and the study of witchcraft. When a ghastly monster is released, it is not just the people of Dunwich who are threatened, but the very existence of the human race.
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One of Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of the Year”
Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, raw power, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.
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Lovecraft's most famous and most terrifying novel is collected here with two of his novellas, The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Thing on the Doorstep, to provide a shocking introduction to the world of Lovecraft's imagination. Set in the Cthulhu mythos, these stories are classics of the gothic tradition. From the investigation of the City of the Old Ones on the Antarctic plateau to the everyday horror to be found in the small New England town of Innsmouth, Lovecraft evokes terror in a way that no other writer can rival.
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Most of Lovecraft's tales were standalone and of the short fiction variety, but in the Randolph Carter Tales Lovecraft followed one character through a series of terrifying adventures. This volume includes the novella The Dream-Quest of the Unknown Kadath, The Statement of Randolph Carter, and The Silver Key, amongst other stories. The Randolph Carter stories are some of the most mature and philosophical of any of Lovecraft's fiction.
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Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. In "Expedition," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. And in other stories, the absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients.
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This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the art of the Japanese short story, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable practitioners writing today. Edited by acclaimed translator Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated some of the stories, and with an introduction by Haruki Murakami, this book is a revelation.
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H.P. Lovecraft marries creeping horror and colossal fantasy in his gothic tales. These brilliant narratives show humanity confronted with ineffable creatures and grim geographies, as individuals lift the veil to discover hidden realities.
This collection brings together 11 of Lovecraft's short stories, including 'Call of the Cthulhu', 'The History of the Necronomicon' and 'Rats in the Walls', where we encounter ancient and cosmic terrors. The mythologies and landscapes in these tales have inspired countless tales and remain true classics of American literature.
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Interleaving eleven completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from The New Yorker and elsewhere, Smith presents a dizzyingly rich and varied collection of fiction. Moving exhilaratingly across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, Grand Union is a sharply alert and prescient collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us.
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H.P. Lovecraft was a pioneer of modern horror fiction, his uncanny tales melding haunting gothic prose with colossal fantasy. This collection brings together 25 of his 'Dream Cycle' tales which take place in an alternate dimension that is visited through dreams.
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Worlds of enchantment await in this beautiful treasury, which contains the most popular fairy and folk tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, and other classic sources. In addition to such well-known stories as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding-Hood, the book showcases lavish art from the Golden Age of Illustration, including work by Arthur Rackham, Harry Clarke, René Bull, and Eleanor Vere Boyle.
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. In Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales—nine of which have never been published in book form—that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the reader’s mind long after closing the book.
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A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and winner of the 2020 Giller Prize, this revelatory story collection honors characters struggling to find their bearings far from home, even as they do the necessary "grunt work of the world."
A failed boxer painting nails at the local salon. A woman plucking feathers at a chicken processing plant. A housewife learning English from daytime soap operas. A mother teaching her daughter the art of worm harvesting. In her stunning debut story collection, O. Henry Award winner Souvankham Thammavongsa focuses on characters struggling to make a living, illuminating their hopes, disappointments, love affairs, acts of defiance, and above all their pursuit of a place to belong. In spare, intimate prose charged with emotional power and a sly wit, she paints an indelible portrait of watchful children, wounded men, and restless women caught between cultures, languages, and values. As one of Thammavongsa's characters says, "All we wanted was to live." And in these stories, they do—brightly, ferociously, unforgettably.
Unsentimental yet tender, taut and visceral, How to Pronounce Knife announces Souvankham Thammavongsa as one of the most striking voices of her generation.
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This new title in our successful Gothic Fantasy Short Stories collection contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with contemporary authors from the US, Canada, and the UK.
The contemporary authors featured in this anthology are Daniel Brock, Elliott Capon, Philip Brian Hall, Tina L. Jens, Tom Mead, Marshall J. Moore, Pat Morris, Amelia Dee Mueller, Trixie Nisbet, Patsy Pratt-Herzog, Michele Bazan Reed, Lesley L. Smith, and Cameron Trost.
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Here is the debut short story collection from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Swamplandia! and the New York Times bestselling Vampires in the Lemon Grove.
In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling author Orange World and Other Stories takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells.
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