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  • Bad Dreams and Other Storiesby Tessa Hadley

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96 US$ 20.00

    In these short stories it?s the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric, say, and a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, strange in the dark; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers... more...

  • Flying Highby Various

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 6.73

    The winners of the 1993 IAN ST JAMES AWARDS. more...

  • The Burrowby Franz Kafka; Michael Hofmann

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    A superb new translation by Michael Hofmann of some of Kafka's most frightening, strange and visionary short fiction After Franz Kafka's death, in perhaps the most important of all acts of literary disobedience, his executor refused to agree to Kafka's wish that his great mass of unpublished fiction be destroyed. This fiction included not only... more...

  • The White People and Other Weird Storiesby Arthur Machen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    Machen's weird tales of the creepy and fantastic finally come to Penguin Classics. With an introduction from S.T. Joshi, editor of American Supernatural Tales, The White People and Other Weird Stories is the perfect introduction to the father of weird fiction. The title story "The White People" is an exercise in the bizarre leaving the reader disoriented... more...

  • Complete Ghost Storiesby M. R. James

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 1.19

    The art of telling a ghost story is a refined one, and Montague Rhodes James was a master of the genre. He draws the reader into a narrative that at first seems innocuous, but which becomes darker and darker by gentle turns until he transfixes you with his prose, creating the most unforgettable, alarming and frightening images. Complete Ghost Stories... more...

  • Record of a Night Too Briefby Hiromi Kawakami; Lucy North

    Pushkin Press 2017; US$ 7.02

    The Akutagawa Prize-winning stories from one of the most highly regarded and provocative contemporary Japanese writers 'The nightingale sang again. The plates on the table gleamed, and the food, in all its ceaseless variety, breathed, glossy and bright. The night had only just begun.' In these three haunting and lyrical stories, three young... more...

  • Night Marketby Daniel Pembrey

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    'The Henning Mankell of Amsterdam' - Bill Rogers, author of The Pick, The Spade and The Crow When Henk van der Pol is asked by the Justice Minister to infiltrate a team investigating an online child exploitation network, he can hardly say no - he's at the mercy of prominent government figures in The Hague. But he soon realises the case is far... more...

  • After Helloby Mhairi McFarlane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 0.00

    A short story sequel to the bestselling romcom You Had Me At Hello ! more...

  • Mexicoby Josh Barkan

    Crown/Archetype 2017; US$ 25.00

    The unforgettable characters in Josh Barkan?s astonishing and beautiful story collection?chef, architect, nurse, high school teacher, painter, beauty queen, classical bass player, plastic surgeon, businessman, mime?are simply trying to lead their lives and steer clear of violence. Yet, inevitably, crime has a way of intruding on their lives all the... more...

  • Carson McCullers: Stories, Plays & Other Writingsby Carson Mccullers; Carlos Dews

    Library of America 2017; US$ 40.00

    Celebrated worldwide for her masterly novels, Carson McCullers was equally accomplished, and equally moving, when writing in shorter forms. This Library of America volume brings together for the first time her twenty extraordinary stories, along with plays, essays, memoirs, and poems. Here are the indelible tales ?Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland? and... more...