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“It wasn’t love and it wasn’t the saw and it wasn’t a fear of being alone that kept me there: it was wanting to know the end of the story, and wanting the end to be happy.”
In Civil War Alabama, known for its generous execution policy, Peyton Farquhar witnesses his own death. But is there a safe place nevertheless?
Paul Espeseth has been becoming a vegan for months now. Will a traumatic visit to SeaWorld with his daughters end his indecision? A brilliant, hilarious story from one of America’s top writers.
The most important thing for a mother is to know her daughter is more than a dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron. A modern classic about motherhood against all odds.
Three young tenants are looking for answers in a New York flooded apartment, in this story by Miryam Sivan, chosen for the project by author Dorit Rabinyan.
“It’s not that I really think this show about Hawaiian policemen is very good, it’s just that it seems more real than my own life.” A brilliant piece by one of the greatest masters of American short fiction.
“I have a mermaid in a jar. The mermaid’s all, ‘I hate you I hate you I hate you,’ but she’s in a jar, and unless I loosen the top she’s not coming out to kill me.”
A mute junkie appears in the backseat of the narrator’s car. He isn’t supposed to be there. Who is he, and how are we going to get rid of him? A story that moves like a bullet, from one of the standout collections of the last decades.
Lightning has struck Nick Kelley over five times, but what revelation, what fate lays in store for this lightning man, who seems to have overcome the dreadful force of nature and survive?
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