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In Florence, Italy, the death of his beloved young bride brings a mechanical genius to build a monument to sorrow, a marvelous garden where it’s hard to tell what is fake and what’s real. One day he invites to this place another lover of his, only to confront him with a hideous truth. An enchanting historical tale about reality, creation and love.
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.
A husband leaves his wife but not in the normal fashion. Instead of packing his bags and renting an apartment across town, he gradually disappears–piece by piece, gesture by gesture, slowly becoming entirely unrecognizable in front of the unnervingly accepting eyes of his wife.
In an ancient African kingdom, a horrible prophecy hits three respectable dinners in the middle of a luxurious feast. A startling cautionary tale of a society convinced it has reached the pinnacle of sophistication. Science fiction writing at its best.
In this simple tale of the English countryside, we learn about a chair-mender named Margaret who has spent her life roaming from house to house offering her services and observing the lives of others – while never truly having a life or home of her own. But this will all change when she knocks on the door at the great manor of Thresholds Farm.
The is taken from the second book of the first part Goethe’s Autobiography “Dichtung und Wahrheit” – a young woman is visited by the god Mercury and given the task of distributing three enchanted apples to the men she deems most handsome. But this simple task proves to be more difficult than expected as she encounters a dazzling array of supernatural obstacles.
Since his wife and daughter died, Gregory Katz doesn’t feel like going home anymore. He finds himself following the lives people and absorbed in fictional tales about their lives. A memory of a fish in his grandmother’s sink, of all things, reminds him his heart is still beating.
In this early and underrated Edith Wharton story, a woman who has just passed away encounters her perfect companion in the afterlife. Cultured and refined, he has all of the qualities she dreamed of in a man while alive. Incidentally, he is not her husband–which leads her to question the nature of love and commitment.