Download E-books The Wedding of Zein (New York Review Books (Paperback)) PDF

By Tayeb Salih

“The marriage ceremony of Zein” unfolds within the related village at the higher Nile the place Tayeb Salih’s tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is determined. right here, notwithstanding, the tale that emerges in the course of the overlapping, occasionally contradictory voices of the villagers is comedian. Zein is the village fool, and everybody within the village is dumbfounded while the inside track is going round that he'll be getting married—Zein the freak, Zein who burst into laughter the instant he was once born and has stored ladies and kids giggling ever in view that, Zein who misplaced all his the teeth at six and whose face is totally hairless, Zein married finally? Zein’s specific position within the lifetime of the village has been the strange one among falling in love many times with ladies who in a timely fashion marry one other guy. it might be unparalleled for him to get married himself.

    In Tayeb Salih’s splendidly agile telling, the tale of ways this miracle got here to be is person who engages the tensions that exist within the village, or certainly in any neighborhood: tensions among the religious and the profane, the bad and the propertied, the trendy and the conventional. after all, even if, Zein’s ridiculous sturdy success augurs an final reconciliation, beginning a prospect of a global made whole.

    Salih’s vintage novella looks the following with of his best brief tales, “The Doum Tree of Wad Hamid” and “A Handful of Dates.”

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Download E-books Don't Make Me Stop Now: Stories PDF

By Michael Parker

those 11 arresting, comedian, and relocating tales through acclaimed author Michael Parker testify to the motive force of affection, the lengths to which we’ll visit declare it and pursue it, the delusions we’ll flow to maintain it going, the torment that is going half and parcel with it. And regardless of the entire above, absolutely the necessity of it, regardless of its consequences.

no matter if it’s a school pupil undone via the boy who leaves her, or the boyfriend motive on leveling previous ratings from highschool for his lover, or the husband who discovers—in the grocery store—the lady he must have been with all alongside, each personality, irrespective of how off beam, desires to think in debt and credits and payback and making the messy world—and the messy global of love—turn out neatly.

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Download E-books Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories PDF

By Karen Russell

From the writer of the New York Times top vendor Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new choice of tales that showcases Karen Russell’s presents at their inimitable best.

A dejected teen discovers that the universe is speaking with him via talismanic items left in the back of in a seagull’s nest.  A group of women held captive in a silk manufacturing unit slowly transmute into human silkworms, spinning gentle threads from their very own bellies, and get away by means of seizing the technique of construction for his or her personal innovative ends. A therapeutic massage therapist discovers she has the ability to heal via manipulating the tattoos on a conflict veteran’s decrease torso. whilst a gaggle of boys bump into a mutilated scarecrow bearing an uncanny resemblance to the lacking classmate they used to torment, a standard story of highschool bullying turns into a sinister fable of guilt and atonement. In a family’s disastrous quest for land within the American West, the monster is the human starvation for acquisition, and the sufferer is all we carry expensive. And within the collection’s incredible identify story—an unforgettable parable of habit and urge for food, mortal terror and mortal love—two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try out helplessly to slake their thirst for blood.

Karen Russell is one in all today’s so much celebrated and very important writers—honored in The New Yorker’s record of the twenty most sensible writers below the age of 40, Granta’s better of younger American Novelists, and the nationwide e-book Foundation’s 5 most sensible writers less than the age of thirty-five.  Her wondrous new paintings screens a tender author of superlative originality and invention entering the entire variety and scale of her powers.  

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Download E-books The Traveling Dildo Salesman PDF

By Kevin L. Donihe

Ralph used to be a touring dildo salesman. His choice used to be large, and all types have been stamped MADE IN HEAVEN. lower than the watchful glare of a big eyeball within the sky, Ralph walks door to door promoting dildos. He doesn't understand why he sells dildos, yet he does comprehend that with each one residence, and every one unusual shopper, he strikes in the direction of fixing the secret of the everlasting dildo curse. A nightmare comedy approximately future, religion, and intercourse toys, The touring Dildo Salesman is one other vintage from Kevin L. Donihe, the Wonderland Award-winning writer of apartment of homes and evening of the Assholes. This version additionally positive aspects Donihe's such a lot lurid and notorious brief tales: Milky Agitation, Two-Way Santa, The Helen Mower, lounge Zombies, and Revenge of the residing Masturbation Rag.

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Download E-books Pastoralia PDF

By George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 nationwide booklet Award Finalist for Fiction.

Hailed via Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, darkish, genuine, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York instances Notable e-book, CivilWarLand in undesirable Decline, with this bestselling selection of tales set opposed to a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.

One of Entertainment Weekly’s Ten most sensible Books of the Year

"Artful and sophisicated... really strange. think Lewis's Babbitt thrown into the backseat of a motor vehicle going cross-country, pushed via R. Crumb, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry, Harvey Pekar, or Spike Jonze." -- The manhattan Times

"Saunders is a provocateur, a moralist, a zealot, a lefty, and a humorous, humorous author, and the tales in Pastoralia delight. we are very success to have them." -- Esquire

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Download E-books Nightmare Magazine Issue 5 (February 2013) PDF

In our February 2013 factor, now we have unique fiction from Ted Kosmatka ("Cry Room") and Sarah Langan ("Sacred Cows"), in addition to reprints by means of Margo Lanagan ("The Goosle") and Norman Partridge ("Blackbirds").

We even have the most recent installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a show off on our disguise artist, and a function interview with Caitlìn R. Kiernan.

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Download E-books The Warmasters PDF

By David Drake

"Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" by means of David Weber: ahead of she stored the galaxy, she used to be "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington," after which an come across with "pirates" who have been greater than they appeared all started Honor Harrington's fantastic occupation. "Choosing aspects" through David Drake: Lieutenant Huber stepped off the starship into an ambush--but Slammers will not be presupposed to get ambushed. Huber can retailer his profession if he survives a suicide undertaking. "The Island" by way of Eric Flint: imagine normal Belisarius was once difficult? Meet the spouse of 1 of his officials. She is set to arrive her wounded husband--going over the damaged our bodies of the enemy if worthy.

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Download E-books Ladykiller: Stories PDF

By Charlotte Gill

Ladykiller is the incredible debut choice of seven clever tales from an exhilarating new voice in Canadian literature. Charlotte Gill is an excellent younger author who's now not afraid to stare down the reality and disgrace the satan. She conjures compelling tales approximately get away, self-sabotage, and the ability of subconscious hope. a pair plots opposed to a crying child within the condominium less than as their dysfunctional dating starts to veer off target. A hot-shot scuba-diving teacher falls for a teenaged woman in a deadly Lolita-like romance. dual sisters commute to unique lands looking for romance in an effort to rescue themselves from their very own darkish, extreme bond. a lady reconnects with the son of her father's mistress, and jointly they start an obsession with the previous. A clinical pupil embarks on an affair with a professor and discovers revolution in disastrous outcomes. An untrue guy takes his female friend to his sick mother's for Christmas, basically to discover himself on the crossro

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