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  • Rousseau Moonby David Cameron

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    These stories are pictures of contemporary life and primitive longing, peopled by characters who often seem to be moving through interior landscapes. 'It is too easy to call it escape,' the narrator of ARID says, imagining places, 'where all moons are new moons, and I might learn to live somehow differently.' From the boy-meets-girl love story... more...

  • Fruit of the Monthby Abby Frucht

    Dzanc Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    This 1987 winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award contains 12 stories that focus on contemporary Americans: their fragile relationships, their interest in activism and their experiences with rape, drugs and homosexuality. more...

  • Bedlam and Other Storiesby John Domini

    Dzanc Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    These stories, set in both real and unreal locales, arouse more faraway yearnings. All sooner or later come round to the subject of love, but none finds it anywhere we might ordinarily have expected. Bedlam lurks everywhere, from the streets to the afterlife,and every point of view is nagged by glimpses of every other. Thank god for a resilient lyricism,... more...

  • Neighbors of Nothingby Jason Ockert

    Dzanc Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Neighbors of Nothing explores the odd, nuanced ways that guilt and grief manifest in the behavior of seemingly ordinary people. more...

  • The Laws of Averageby Trevor Dodge

    Dzanc Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    In 60 flash fictions, The Laws of Average celebrates the insanity of falling in love, the absurdity of playing by the rules, and the stupidities of discontent that ensnare us all. more...

  • One Good Story, That Oneby Thomas King

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 13.99 US$ 11.19

    Thomas King has been called "one of the first rank of contemporary Native American writers—a gifted storyteller of universal relevance" by Publishers Weekly . One Good Story, That One is a collection steeped in native oral tradition and shot through with King's special brand of wit and comic imagination. These highly acclaimed stories conjure up... more...

  • Imitationby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Canada 2015; US$ 1.99

    Nkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria. In this high-intensity story of passion and the masks we all wear, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the acclaimed novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah and winner of the Orange Prize and the National... more...

  • We're in Troubleby Christopher Coake

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 18.95

    Each of the seven stories in this extraordinary debut collection dramatizes a deep love staring at the face of death- an encounter that elicits either the best or the worst in these vividly drawn characters. In "We're in Trouble," a woman is asked to end her dying husband's suffering. In "Abandon," a troubled young man must risk jail to do right by... more...

  • Desperate Measuresby James Hannah

    Dzanc Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A collection of fictional short stories about real problems, real life in its entirety, powerfully told with great sympathy and penetrating vision. more...

  • Sign Languagesby James Hannah

    Dzanc Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A collection of fictional short stories mainly set in East Texas. Hannah's protagonists tend to be males, lonely due to some form of exile struggling to find some connection to others. more...