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  • Ajax Is All About Attackby Jim Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 99.00

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection Velibor Vasovic is not political. He is a soccer player; has played for Partizan Belgrade and his national team. Scored Partizan?s only goal against Real Madrid in the European Cup. He is the rock supporting any defense. But in 1966, he starts playing for Ajax Amsterdam, firmly in the West. And politics... more...

  • The Officeby Alice Munro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   The solution came to the writer one evening: she should have an office. From Nobel Laureate Alice Munro, a brilliantly executed and revelatory story?one of the earliest published works of her career?in which simply finding a place to write turns out to be the hardest act of all.   Alice Munro is the... more...

  • Cartagenaby Nam Le

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   They call it an office job?being a sicario, a hit man?because the sicario is always waiting by the phone. In Medellín, Colombia, there?s always one more job to do. Juan Pablo Merendez is a young sicario just trying to get by, but when he?s summoned to meet his shadowy boss for the first time, all... more...

  • The Wizard of West Orangeby Steven Millhauser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection The Wizard, the greatest inventor in history, can make anything. His machines capture light, motion, and sound. So what?s going on in The Box, the most secret, most mysterious room in the Wizard?s bustling labs? When the staff librarian decides to find out, he stumbles upon a new realm of invention and... more...

  • Smokeby Jay McInerney

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

      That summer in New York, everyone was wearing yellow ties; the stock market was coming into a long bull run; and Corrine and Russell Calloway quit smoking.     From the writer whose Bright Lights, Big City defined a generation and the city of New York: the taut, darkly funny, alternately sultry and wistful story of the Calloway clan, who also... more...

  • Vermontby Ann Beattie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   For more than forty years, Ann Beattie?s short fiction has held a mirror up to America, in stories that are ambitious, twisted, and authentic. In ?Vermont,? Beattie details the life of a reconfigured family as they search for fulfillment by escaping north.   From her debut collection Distortions,... more...

  • Iceby Toni Cade Bambara; Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   The story of the storm went like this: it was so cold that the neighborhood families burned anything they could to stay warm. The mayor arranged an emergency school bus to get the kids to school. But only the children worried about how the dogs were holding up.   ?Ice? exhibits the commitment to storytelling... more...

  • Day's End and Other Storiesby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99


  • Terroirby Graham Mort

    Seren 2015; US$ 5.82

    From England to Europe, Africa to South America, this collection from prizewinning short-story writer Graham Mort explores fraught relationships, parenthood, love affairs, sexual provocation, terror and terroir are all lit by a vivd sense of history and location. more...

  • The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Spaceby Pippa Goldschmidt

    Freight Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award Pippa Goldschmidt, author of the acclaimed novel The Falling Sky, brings together an outstanding collection of short stories on the theme of science and its impact on all our lives. In turns witty, accessible, fascinating and deeply moving, Goldschmidt demonstrates her mastery of... more...