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In an ideal world Jerry would spread his wings and fly away from there. For as long as he can remember himself, he has felt them. Felt that they were sewed to his spinal column beneath his skin, and that one day they would be released. Sure they would. For sure.
A spidery man falls in love with a sewing machine and is tempted to bring her some murderous sacrifices. Sounds bizarre? A brilliant Gothic story from a debut collection by a young Canadian writer.
Senebesh and Dani are escaping Sudan. Throughout their unimaginable journey, and the horrors they encounter, they remember that stories might have the power to keep them alive. A special collaboration with Refugee Tales project, in which British writers present true stories by Refugees.
Taken from a landmark collection in Italian literature that was a major influence on Elena Ferrante, this story follows a young girl from a poor family in Naples who is about to get her first pair of eyeglasses. A modern classic of exquisite powerful writing.
“I will go to the council and I will inform the head of the council that you are no longer my dad. It’s my decision” – I said in that same whisper, with tears in my eyes, bitter tears, of a step that cannot be unwalked.
1962, It’s Missile Crisis in the US and a young boy has a chance to save the world if only he could listen to the advice of a friend from the future and save him from his crazy Mom. A Hugo award winning Sci-Fi story
A local Reverend notices, through a small window in his study, a young woman sitting in her room, reading a book. A sharp modern take on small-town America from American Classic author Sherwood Anderson.