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  • Elementalsby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    From the booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this richly imaginitive story collection that transports the reader to a world where opposites--passion and loneliness, betrayal and loyalty, fire and ice--clash and converge. A beautiful ice maiden risks her life when she falls in love with a desert prince, whose passionate touches scorch... more...

  • Dream Stuffby David Malouf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00

    Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of Remembering Babylon , in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the character of Australia. An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize that he will not... more...

  • Getting a Lifeby Helen Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life. An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two... more...

  • Flights of Loveby Bernhard Schlink

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Bernhard Schlink brings to these seven superbly crafted stories the same sleek concision and moral acuity that made The Reader an international bestseller. His characters?men with importunate appetites and unfortunate habits of deception?are uneasily suspended between the desire for love and the impulse toward flight. A young boy?s fascination with... more...

  • Nice Big American Babyby Judy Budnitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    A blazingly original, profoundly moving new work of fiction by a writer whose world?and imagination?knows no boundaries. ?I don?t know what planet Judy Budnitz comes from,? said Newsweek on the publication of her fiction debut, Flying Leap, ?but I?m happy to have her. Tremendous . . . funny, dark, adventurous, slanted, and enchanted.? These twelve... more...

  • Mona and Other Talesby Reinaldo Arenas; Dolores M. Koch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Mona and Other Tales covers Reinaldo Arenas's entire career: his recently rediscovered debut (which got him a job at the Biblioteca Nacional in Havana), stories written in a political prison, and some of his last works, written in exile. Many of the stories have not previously appeared in English. Here is the tender story of a boy who recognizes... more...

  • The Cage Keeperby Andre Dubus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    Passion and betrayal, violent desperation, ambivalent love that hinges on hatred, and the quest for acceptance by those who stand on the edge of society-these are the hard-hitting themes of a stunningly crafted first collection of stories by the bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog . A vigilant young man working in a halfway house finds... more...

  • Alms for Oblivionby Edward Dahlberg

    University of Minnesota Press 1964; US$ 67.50

    This volume makes available in book form a collection of seventeen essays by Edward Dahlberg, who has been called one of the great unrecognized writers of our time. Some of the selections have never been published before; others have appeared previously only in magazines of limited circulation. There is a foreword by Sir Herbert Read. The individual... more...

  • Videoby Meera Nair

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00

    The ten exquisitely crafted stories in Video introduce a gifted new writer whose straight-forward, elegant prose and bewitching storytelling talent combine in brilliant miniatures of contemporary Indian life. In the title story, an Indian man?s chance exposure to a Western-style porn film affects not only his marriage?his wife hides for hours, then... more...

  • Animal Crackersby Hannah Tinti

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    With bravura storytelling, daring imagination, and fierce narrative control, this dazzling debut introduces that rare writer who finds humanity in our most unconventional behavior, and the humor beneath our darkest impulses. In these ten strange, funny, and unnerving stories, animals become the litmus test of our deepest fears and longings. In the... more...