Content tagged with short stories

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There are 20 stories in Pond, ranging in length from a few lines to around 20 pages each; the pieces are loosely connected and are more akin to journal articles or poems than short stories. In general the longer sections are immersive and pull you deep into the psyche of t

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Donal Ryan, Irish author of the novels The Spinning Heart (winner of the Guardian First Book Award in 2013) and The Thing About December, returns with 20 jolting, voice-driven short stories suffused with loneliness and anger.

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In organising her selection chronologically, Gleeson has done more than publish an anthology of Irish women writers. She has created an insightful collection of stories that inform as well as entertains when it comes to the topic of women in Irish society. 

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Jesse Eisenberg, Academy Award nominated actor, has written a collection of stories which, for the most part, feature neurotic, loveless and generally unsympathetic characters ranting about their neurosis and delusional views in various forms and textual guises. 

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The title of this collection of short stories is a little misleading. Though the title derives from one of the featured stories, it seems to suggest that each story will look at how mankind interacts with the natural world.

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With Beneath the Bonfire, Nickolas Butler (author of Shotgun Lovesongs) returns with ten short stories about moral complexity in America’s gritty heartland.

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The stories in Lethem’s latest collection feature, among other things, a man named Pending Vegan trying to survive a psychological beating at SeaWorld, a blog that seems to have a physical existence and must be defended as if it were a castle, a girl who orgasms by hearing per

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Through a series of short stories and essays Hanif Kureishi discusses the hefty themes of love and hate – and the latter steals the spotlight.

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