Classic Ruskin Bond: Complete and Unabridged by Ruskin Bond

By Ruskin Bond

a suite of Ruskin Bond's six novels evoking nostalgia for time passed by This selection of six novels glints with the quiet attraction and humanity which are the hallmarks of Ruskin Bond's writing. Evoking nostalgia for a time passed by, those poignant chronicles of existence in India's hills and small cities describe the hopes and passions that seize younger minds and hearts, highlighting the uneasy reconciliation of goals and future. The six novels integrated within the assortment are: The Room at the Roof, Vagrants within the Valley, Delhi isn't a ways, A Flight of Pigeons, The Sensualist, A Handful of Nuts.

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News from the New American Diaspora: and Other Tales of by Jay Neugeboren

By Jay Neugeboren

Prize-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's 3rd selection of brief tales makes a speciality of Jews in a variety of states of exile and expatriation—strangers in unusual lands, faraway from domestic. those dozen stories, by way of an writer whose tales were chosen for greater than fifty anthologies, together with Best American brief Stories and O. Henry Prize Stories, span the 20th century and vividly catch short moments within the lives in their characters: a rabbi in a small city in New England suffering to are inclined to his congregation and himself, retirees who reside in Florida yet dream of Brooklyn, a boy at a summer time camp in upstate big apple studying concerning the Holocaust for the 1st time, Russians dwelling in Massachusetts with the kinfolk who helped them immigrate. In "The different finish of the World," an American soldier who has survived existence in a eastern prisoner of struggle camp grieves for individuals of his kin murdered in a Nazi loss of life camp, and in "Poppa's Books" a tender boy learns to percentage his father's ardour for the infrequent books that characterize the previous international. "This 3rd lifestyles" tells of a divorced girl who travels throughout Germany looking for new that means in her lifestyles after her youngsters go away domestic, whereas either "His Violin" and "The Golden Years" discover the plight of aged Jews, displaced from manhattan urban to retirement groups in Florida, who fight with reminiscence, insanity, and mortality.

Set in a variety of occasions and locations, those poignant tales are all stories of non-public exile that still light up that better diaspora—geographical, emotional, or spiritual—in which many people, no matter if Jews or non-Jews, live.

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Libros de sangre 3 (Eclipse) (Spanish Edition) by Clive Barker

By Clive Barker

Los relatos reunidos en esta recopilación han conmocionado a los lectores más veteranos de libros de terror, porque no repiten ninguno de los tópicos del género y cada historia abre las compuertas a una forma inédita de espanto. l. a. locura de los angeles política del cuerpo, los angeles perversión monstruosa de los angeles condición inhumana, las imágines turbadoras de Revelaciones y l. a. inquietante búsqueda de los angeles Madona, entre otras narraciones, helarán los angeles sangre a quien tenga el valor de aventurarse por las páginas de este volumen. Los Libros de sangre son un compendio de historias oscuras que se adentran en los sueños que se deslizan en secreto por nuestro subconsciente, aguardando para salir a los angeles luz. Capaz de abordar tanto lo inimaginable como lo indescriptible, Clive Barker revive nuestras pesadillas más profundas y siniestras, creando visiones a los angeles vez estremecedoras, conmovedoras y terroríficas.

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Golpe de fortuna (Abra) (Spanish Edition) by Santiago Gonzalez Martinez

By Santiago Gonzalez Martinez

El reloj es el más inquietante símbolo de los angeles muerte, el segundo es l. a. rutina. Bajo el acecho combinado de estas dos fuerzas discurren nuestros días. ¿Por qué malgastar minutos de nuestras vidas en repetir actos que conocemos hasta el hastío? Tal vez, esto resulte exagerado para el ejercicio de l. a. vida cotidiana, pero no para un ámbito como el de l. a. creación, donde esta propuesta debería resultar esencial, definitiva. Ésta fue, sin duda, l. a. fórmula utilizada por Borges contra el tiempo y los angeles rutina: el cuento corto.Con esta suerte de logro se toparán los lectores de este libro, con una literatura absoluta, indivisible, visceral, soñada, porque detrás de cada uno de estos cuentos está toda l. a. vida del autor, con todas sus utopías y sus noches de insomnio, aun cuando haya algunos que hubieran sido escritos en poco tiempo, en dos tardes, en una sentada. Tras l. a. lectura de estos relatos se descubre que hay en ellos una intención encubierta, una carta de navegación, un guiño, un cifrado handbook de supervivencia que, al ultimate, habrá de resultarnos útil a todos, imprescindible, porque también para eso están hechos, para ayudarnos a enfrentar esas otras dos soterradas formas de muerte que son los angeles desidia y el olvido.

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The Other One: Stories (Juniper Prize for Fiction) by Hasanthika Sirisena

By Hasanthika Sirisena

Set in Sri Lanka and the US, the 10 brief tales during this debut assortment function characters suffering to cope with the brutality of a decades-long civil conflict whereas additionally looking safety, love, and wish. The characters are scholars, accountants, infantrymen, servants. they're immigrants and strivers. they're every one compelled to make occasionally comedian, occasionally tragic, offerings. What they percentage, regardless of what they’ve persevered, is the maintaining energy of human connection.

An excerpt from the book:

“All i would like to understand is while you're coming? while are you bringing my sons, my family?”

She watched as a gecko, tinier than general, skittered around the a ways wall. It disappeared right into a small crack. The room was once very popular, and she or he hadn’t grew to become at the ceiling fan in order that the family members may possibly retailer a bit funds. She took a handkerchief from her nightstand and wiped the beads of sweat from her brow and the again of her neck.

“I can’t depart malli on my own right here. He’s making growth but—”

“It could be for 2 years in basic terms. you then can sponsor him.”

“The attorney says it’s now not so easy.”

“He’s a grown guy. allow the govt. take him. the govt did this to malli. enable the govt. pay the cost for his care.”

Even although there has been no likelihood that her brother Ranjith may pay attention her, Anoja dropped her voice. “Malli is on their lonesome the following. He has no one yet aiya and me.”

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Großraumtaxi: Berliner Szenen (German Edition) by Björn Kuhligk

By Björn Kuhligk

Berlin ist der Protagonist in Björn Kuhligks Alltagsbeobachtungen, die er zwischen Lankwitz und Spandau, zwischen Müggel- und Schlachtensee macht. Kuhligk läuft mit seinen Kindern durch die Stadt, fährt Taxi, besucht Kneipen und entdeckt die Berliner Stadtmusikanten. In seinen Reportagen begleitet er Zeitungszusteller, 1.-Mai-Demonstranten, und nicht zuletzt beschreibt er die Veränderungen einer Ostberliner Arbeiterkneipe.

Kuhligk schildert den U-Bahn-Bettler, der seit Jahren von Astronautennahrung lebt, schwere Melancholiker, die musizieren, und Lars Eidinger, der Theaterbesucher anpöbelt. Er erzählt von spätpubertierenden Hipstern in Mitte, einer unsicheren Malerin in ihrem Atelier, einem Besuch im Bürgeramt, einem Kleinverleger, der mit a hundred Bücherkisten umzieht, dem Bambus-Gott im Zoo und zwei Mädchen, die beim Klauen erwischt wurden.

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Life-Like by Toby Litt

By Toby Litt

Emotionally compelling and officially cutting edge, Life-Like is Toby Litt’s such a lot bold selection of brief tales to this point, bringing to fruition topics first aired in his earlier books, Adventures in Capitalism, Exhibitionism, and I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay. Life-Like is a ebook approximately our globalizing and atomizing world—with tales set in India, Sweden, Australia, and Iran—that additionally seems at how we meet and fail to satisfy and what connects us to each other, in addition to waste and communique, and, in flip, verbal exchange via waste.

The twenty-six tales start with Paddy and Agatha, an English couple final noticeable in Litt’s Ghost Story. Following the stillbirth in their moment baby, their marriage has lightly all started to break down. Paddy and Agatha either meet another person. First, Paddy meets Kavita, and Agatha meets John. Then every one of those 4 engages with a unique new person—and so on, via a doubling and redoubling of in detail interconnected tales. the remainder brief tales exemplify Litt’s extraordinary, unflinching prose. 

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The Woman with the Flying Head and Other Stories (Japanese by Kurahashi Yumiko,Atsuko Sakaki

By Kurahashi Yumiko,Atsuko Sakaki

this can be an English-language anthology devoted to the fast tales of Kurahashi Yumiko (1935-), a jap novelist of profound highbrow powers. The 11 tales incorporated during this quantity recommend the breadth of the author's literary construction, starting from parodies of classical jap literature to cosmopolitan avant-garde works, from quasi-autobiography to technology fiction. Her subversive fiction defies confirmed definitions of "literature", "Japan", "modernity" and "femininity", and represents a tremendous highbrow point of recent eastern women's literature.

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'Twixt Land and Sea (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of by Joseph Conrad,J. A. Berthoud,Laura L. Davis,S. W. Reid

By Joseph Conrad,J. A. Berthoud,Laura L. Davis,S. W. Reid

New texts of Joseph Conrad's glossy vintage 'The mystery Sharer' and of 2 different stories seem during this variation of 'Twixt Land and Sea with a variety of phrases, sentences, and whole paragraphs restored from Conrad's manuscripts and typescripts. Written whereas he used to be engaged on lower than Western Eyes, those tales, while gathered jointly in 1912, marked the turning aspect in Conrad's expert fortunes that opportunity could quickly be certain. released for the 1st time as Conrad intended them to be, those authoritative texts are followed by means of a brand new creation that discusses their assets, composition, and book, and their reception as much as our time. The Notes clarify nautical, geographical, and historic references and are supplemented through diagrams, maps, and different illustrations. A textual essay and equipment research the revisions, excisions, divisions, and censorship the stories underwent, which until now were mirrored in variants unduly relied on by way of numerous readers.

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