Trouble Is My Business

By Raymond Chandler

Within the 4 lengthy tales during this assortment, Marlowe is employed to guard a wealthy outdated man from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, will get a line on a few stolen jewels with a present hooked up, and stumbles throughout a homicide sufferer who can have been an extortionist.

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Cuentos completos: 1947-1994 (Spanish Edition)

By Mario Benedetti

Los angeles vasta producción lieraria de Benedetti abarca todos los géneros, incluyendo letras de canciones, y suma más de sesenta obras; con los angeles tregua, publicada en 1960, adquirió trascedencia internacional. Sus obras más recientes son l. a. borra del café (1992) y Perplejidades de fin de siglo (1993).Prólogo : José Emilio Pacheco.

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I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories

By William Gay

William homosexual firmly verified himself as "the monstrous new identify to incorporate within the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) together with his debut novel, The lengthy Home, and his significantly acclaimed follow-up, Provinces of Night. Like Faulkner's Mississippi and Cormac McCarthy's American West, Gay's Tennessee is redolent of damaged, colourful souls difficult at paintings charting the pathos in their inside lives.

His debut assortment, I Hate to determine That night sunlight cross Down, brings jointly what Gay's devoted readers are longing for and what new readers will locate the correct advent to his international: 13 tales which are mined from this similar fertile soil teeming with the grizzled, daily people that homosexual is legendary for bringing to lifestyles. In those pages readers meet previous guy Meecham, who escapes from his new nursing domestic basically to discover his son has rented their domicile to "white trash"; Quincy Nell Qualls, who not just falls in love with the city lothario yet, pregnant, is confronted with an inescapable finish while he abandons her; Finis and Doneita Beasley, whose forty-year marriage is damaged up by way of a useless puppy; Bobby Pettijohn, who's woke up in the midst of the evening via the noise and lighting of a seek social gathering searching for clues after a physique is came across in his backwoods.

William homosexual expertly units those conflicted those who make undesirable offerings in existence and love opposed to lush back-country surroundings, and one way or the other manages to defy ethical common sense as we develop to like his characters for the burden in their human error. various as those stories are, what connects them is the strong voice of a born storyteller.

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Cheating at Canasta

By William Trevor

A new assortment from ?the maximum dwelling author of brief tales within the English language? (The New Yorker)

The ebook of a brand new ebook through William Trevor is a real literary occasion. one in all our most interesting chroniclers of the human situation, Trevor?s detailed and unflinching insights into the lives of normal individuals are evidenced once more during this beautiful selection of twelve tales. refined but robust, those exquisitely nuanced stories of remorse, deception, adultery, getting older, and forgiveness are an extraordinary excitement, and so they be certain Trevor?s recognition as a grasp of the shape. From an opportunity come across among adolescence associates to thoughts of a newly widowed guy to a relations grappling with the sale of ancestral land, Trevor examines with grace and talent the tenuous bonds of our relations, the strengths that carry us jointly, and the truths that threaten to split us.

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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

By Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is a grasp of the quick tale. This celebrated quantity gathers jointly her entire paintings -- 4 brief collections of attractive tales approximately marriages, minor mess ups, and moments of revelation.

together with her inimitable compassion and wit, Hempel introduces characters who make offerings that appear inevitable, and whose longings and misgivings evoke everlasting human adventure.

For readers who've identified Hempel's paintings for many years and when you are only getting to know her, this essential quantity includes all of the tales in Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The puppy of the Marriage. No reader of significant writing might be with out it.

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The Gambler, Bobok, a Nasty Story

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jessie Coulson

The tales during this quantity show Dostoyevsky's genius for fusing comic strip, irony and the gruesome to create a strong darkish humour. The Gambler is a wide ranging portrayal of an severe and futile obsession. in accordance with Dostoyevsky's personal adventure of monetary desperation and the compulsive wish to win cash, it makes a speciality of the characters that take their locations on the gaming tables of 'Roulettenburg': the outspoken, aristocratic 'Grandmamma', the mercenary Mademoiselle Blanche, the cool, mysterious Polina and Alex, the author's self-portrait; a guy gripped through excitement and hopelessness. Bobok is a blackly comedian satire during which a desolate author turns into drawn into the conversations of the useless, and a foul tale is a funny examine the disparity among a man's exaggerated perfect of himself and the sorrowful reality.

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Kiss Me

These are tales of a twentysomething new release, turning out to be up within the small cities and towns of Canada, now confronting the common dilemmas of existence within the genuine international. No tidy coming-of-age assortment, Pyper?s tales are populated with characters who fight to arrive out -- occasionally painfully, occasionally comically, and never consistently effectively -- to make feel in their possible fractured in an both disaffected universe. old flame, first lust, first excessive, first negative second of expertise that during a unmarried second, existence can switch perpetually -- this is often shimmering, profound writing that strikes from subtly precise moments of awakening to sometimes brutally shattering epiphanies.

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Letter from Casablanca

By Antonio Tabucchi

The 8 tales contained in Antonio Tabucchi's Letters from Casablanca introduce to an American viewers a emerging Italian author (born 1943) whose exciting narrative ideas make the reader an energetic player in his paintings. each one tale could be visible from at the very least views, and every protagonist will be visible as experiencing an aim "reality" or having his personal imagined and relatively in all likelihood distorted view of events.

Almost like a detective, the reader needs to attempt to puzzle out what has occurred, what courting X "really" has to Y. In "Dolores Ibarruri Sheds sour Tears," is the mother's file of her son's chuffed youth only a remembered mirage? Is existence within a Fitzgerald novel a online game invented by means of the narrator of "The Little Gatsby," or has the sport certainly changed the other fact? From the identify tale "Letter from Casablanca," with its double and triple inversions of our expectancies, to the ultimate techniques of "The Backwards Game," the place the writer performs with the assumption of reversing lifestyles and literature, the haunting topic of this amazing and worthwhile debut is: "Reality is disagreeable and also you favor dreams"––but transformed in teasing counterpoint via the statement that "sometimes fact surpasses the imagination." the writer means that some of the tales are "true," however it is the reflecting and refining strength of paintings and language which focuses doubtless random occasions into styles of inevitability.

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Havoc

By James Dubose

Havoc is a brief tale that follows major characters amidst an alien invasion. Taking the point of view of the characters, the reader is thrown into the combo of bewilderment and desperation that inhabits the realm of Havoc. How do you live on a brutal alien invasion? in addition, what has introduced the antagonistic race to our planet? now not every little thing is because it turns out during this Novelette by way of James Dubose.

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Blow-Up: And Other Stories

By Julio Cortazar

A tender lady spends her summer season holiday in a rustic condominium the place a tiger roams . . . a guy examining a secret reveals out too overdue that he's the murderer's sufferer . . . within the fifteen tales accrued here—including "Blow-Up," which used to be the foundation for Michelangelo Antonioni's movie of a similar name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary the place the typical meets the mysterious, maybe even the bad.

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