A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique which her workaholic husband fails to notice A boy waits at a bus stop, mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying A woman
Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington 1917 2011 was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaux, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination Nowhere are these qualities ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she
A young wife s new job in an enigmatic organization pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in this inventive and compulsively page turning first novel In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into
An NYRB Classics Original Silvina Ocampo is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century s great masters of the short story Italo Calvino once said about her, I don t know another writer who better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don t show us.
John and Joey are a young couple immersed in their local midwestern punk scene, who after graduating college sever all ties and move to a perverse and nameless northeastern coastal city They drift in and out of art museums, basement shows, and derelict squats seemingly unfazed as the city slowly
A sure comic touch smart and sweet a tribute to the pleasures of friendship The New Yorker In the heart of New York City, a group of artistic friends struggles with society s standards of beauty At the center are Barb and Lily, two women at opposite ends of the beauty spectrum, but
Aventure, tranget fantastique, sensualit , Satanie propose un r cit haut en couleur, palpitant et mouvant Charlotte alias Charlie une jolie rousse, organise une exp dition afin de retrouver son fr re Ce jeune scientifique, qui a disparu sous terre depuis plusieurs mois, affirmait au plus
Four talented teenagers are traumatized coping with grief, surviving date rape, facing the anxiety of standardized tests and the neglect of self absorbed adults and they ll do anything to escape the pressure They ll even build an invisible helicopter, to fly far away to a place where everyone will
In the basement, through the appliances and past the veil that separates realities, lies a rainbow hued world where a group of kids have found retreat from their suburban mundanity with a coterie of iridescent creatures But in the fraught realm of adolescence, can friendship survive the appeal of
Enjoy Me, a collection of stories by Logan Ryan Smith, tells the tales of unreliable narrator, Luke a down and out, sometimes unemployed writer living in San Francisco among zombies, monsters, and cricket people He navigates this world in search of love, respect, drugs, booze, and satisfaction,
The reality of life in China today contrasts with the sunny optimism of the Chinese dream in this gripping, gruesome dystopia from one of the masters of modern Chinese literature Jung Chang One dusk in early June, in a town deep in the Balou mountains, fourteen year old Li Niannian notices that
Bruno, the cat in the checkered cap, takes life as it comes When it s too rainy to go outside, he rustles up an inside picnic with his friends When he meets a fish swimming in the air, he follows it Why not When the canary forgets how to sing and can only speak gibberish, Bruno helps out.