Across the Bridge of Sighs: More Venetian Stories

By Jane Turner Rylands

In those twelve wry, fascinating tales, Jane Turner Rylands returns with extra stories concerning the mysterious daily lifetime of Venetians, within which the conflicting forces of development and culture are greatly at odds.

Once back we turn into insiders, permit in at the attitudes and behavior of characters from all strata of Venetian society—from very diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods—in one of many world’s so much unknowable towns. Rylands makes us comprehend the sophisticated hierarchies of this Byzantine society with all its powerful snobberies. the original quirks, petty rivalries, and jealousies that lie simply underneath the city’s dependent veneer are brilliantly observed.

Unforgettable characters from Rylands’s first assortment make go back appearances in different tales, and plenty of new figures are brought. An unscrupulous former race-car motive force unveils a plan to avoid wasting Venice; a fiendish son plans an aphrodisiac dinner; superstition and a potential curse upload to a family’s very modern problems over the recovery in their old palazzo, the place a fight ensues among decline and alter.

As constantly with Rylands’s tales, we're simply drawn into this refined yet finally small-town global, and we come to appreciate the oddities of its voters and the fragility in their destiny. In around the Bridge of Sighs, Jane Turner Rylands inspires the poignant and energetic international of 1 of our such a lot loved towns with all of the strength of a grasp storyteller.

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The Cape: and Other Stories from the Japanese Ghetto (Stone Bridge Fiction)

By Kenji Nakagami

Born into the burakumin—Japan’s type of outcasts—Kenji Nakagami depicts the lives of his humans in sensual language and stark element. The Cape is a leap forward novella a couple of burakumin neighborhood, their afflicted stories, and intricate family members histories. comprises House on Fire and Red Hair.

Kenji Nakagami (1946–92) was once a prolific author prominent for his energetic prose style.

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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories

By Kate Walbert

From the award-winning writer of The Gardens of Kyoto comes this witty and incisive novel concerning the lives and attitudes of a bunch of women—once country-club housewives; this day divorced, self reliant, and breaking the rules.

In Our Kind, Kate Walbert masterfully conveys the desires and fact of a bunch of girls who got here into the fast rush of maturity, marriage, and child-bearing through the Fifties. Narrating from the guts of ten partners, Walbert subtly depicts all of the anger, unhappiness, vulnerability, and delight of her characters: "Years in the past we have been led down the primrose lane, then deserted someplace close to the carp pond."

Now by myself, with their very own daughters grown, they're eventually free—and able to take cost: from staging an intervention for the city deity to protesting the slaughter of the rustic club's fairway ducks, to dialing former fans within the useless of night.

Walbert's writing is quick-witted and wry, similar to her characters, but in addition, in its cumulative impact, relocating and unhappy. Our sort is an excellent, thought-provoking novel that opens a window into the realm of a iteration and sophistication of ladies stuck in a cultural limbo.

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Love in a Bottle (Pushkin Collection)

By Antal Szerb

Hungarian Antal Szerb is healthier identified within the West because the writer of 3 outstanding novels, so much significantly trip via Moonlight (1937), and a hugely pleasing examine of the traditional Regime in France, The Queen's Necklace (1942). this feature of his tales and novellas, set variously in legendary instances and within the London and Paris of the twenties and thirties, displays his love of existence and the irrepressible irony that's his trademark.

Pushkin assortment variants function a spare, based sequence type and stronger, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top rate White Paper and notch-bound by means of the independently owned printer TJ foreign in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are revealed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and woodland Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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Strange Wine (The Harlan Ellison Collection)

By Harlan Ellison

From Harlan Ellison, whom the Washington Post regards as a “lyric poet, satirist, explorer of strange mental corners, and purveyor of natural horror and black comedy,” comes Strange Wine. observe between those stories the spirits of done Nazi battle criminals who stroll ny streets; the damned soul of a murderess escaped from hell; gremlins writing the fantasies of a gone‑dry author; and the beautiful Dr. D’arque Angel, who offers her sufferers doses of demise. yet much more so, observe the readability of voice and braveness of conviction of an writer who feels passionately, who thinks deeply, and who writes like a locomotive barreling via a tornado.

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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Karen Russell

A San Francisco Chronicle, la Times, and Chicago Tribune Best booklet of the Year

In those ten glittering tales, debut writer Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. the following wolf-like women are reformed by means of nuns, a relations makes their residing wrestling alligators in a topic park, and little ladies sail away on crab shells. full of gorgeous inventiveness and middle, St. Lucy’s domestic for women Raised by means of Wolves introduces a radiant new author.

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By Dean Ing, Stephen Coonts, Ralph Peters, Dale Brown, Barrett Tillman, Larry Bond, David Hagberg, James Cobb, Harold W. Coyle, R.

Because the international strikes into the following millennium, the USA unearths itself on the vanguard of this new age, policing not just its personal shorelines however the remainder of the realm besides. And spearheading this overwatch are the lads and ladies of America's defense force, the "troops at the wall," who will cross anyplace, each time, and do no matter what it takes to guard not just our state however the remainder of the loose world.

Now, for the 1st time, Combat brings the easiest military-fiction authors jointly to bare how warfare should be fought within the twenty-first century. From the down and soiled "ground-pounders" of the U.S. Armored Cavalry to the recent frontiers of war, together with outer house and the net, ten authors whose novels outline the military-fiction style have written all-new brief tales concerning the women and men keen to place their lives at the line for freedom:

Larry Bond takes us into the wild frontier of area conflict, the place American squaddies struggle a deadly zero-gee conflict with a tenacious enemy that threatens each loose kingdom on Earth.

Dale Brown shall we us within an international that few humans see, that of an army promoting board, and exhibits us how the destiny of an EB-52 Megafortress pilot's profession can rely on a guy he's by no means met, whilst the pilot takes at the most recent danger to American forces within the Persian Gulf--a Russian stealth bomber.

James Cobb unearths a lone U.S. Armored Cavalry scout unit that's the simply army strength status among a defenseless African kingdom and an competitive Algerian recon division.

Stephen Coonts tells of the not likely partnership among an ex-Marine sniper and a feminine army pilot who workforce as much as kill the terrorists who murdered her mom and dad. yet, out within the Libyan wilderness, all isn't because it turns out, and those needs to use their abilities simply to remain alive.

Harold W. Coyle studies in from front traces of the data warfare, the place cyberpunks are recruited by means of the U.S. military to wrestle the becoming swarm of hackers and their shadowy masters who orchestrate their model of on-line terrorism round the world.

David Hagberg brings us one other Kirk McGarvey event, during which the C.I.A. director turns into entangled within the emerging tensions among China and Taiwan. whilst a innovative chief is rescued from a chinese language criminal, the chinese language executive pushes the USA to the edge of struggle, and McGarvey has to choose with the destiny of the area striking within the balance.

Dean Ing finds a state of affairs that may were torn correct from today's headlines. In Oakland, a personal investigator groups up with a bounty hunter and F.B.I. agent to discover a lacking marine engineer. What they discover is the shadow of terrorism looming over the USA and a conspiracy that threatens hundreds of thousands of blameless lives.

Ralph Peters takes us to the war-torn Balkan states, the place a U.S. military observer despatched to maintain a watch at the civil struggle is taken on a guided travel of the rustic at gunpoint. Captured via the very humans he's there to watch, he learns simply how some distance humans will opt for their notion of freedom.

R.J. Pineiro takes us to the a ways reaches of house, the place a lone terrorist holds the area hostage from a nuclear missle-equipped platform. to prevent him, a pilot concurs to a suicidal flight into the trail of an orbital laser with adequate energy to incinerate her area shuttle.

Barrett Tillman takes us to the skies with a gaggle of retired fighter jocks introduced again for one final mission--battling enemy jets over the skies of sunny California.

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Nightmare Magazine, November 2012

By John Joseph Adams

NIGHTMARE is an internet horror and darkish fable journal. In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will discover all types of horror fiction, from zombie tales and haunted apartment stories, to visceral mental horror.

In this month’s factor, we have now unique fiction via horror legend Ramsey Campbell (“At Lorn Hall”) and up-and-coming author Desirina Boskovich (“Construction Project”), in addition to vintage reprints via Joe Haldeman (“Graves”) and Poppy Z. Brite (“The Ash of reminiscence, the airborne dirt and dust of Desire”). We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” and half of our in-depth interview with Peter Straub. All that, plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, and a show off in this month’s artist.

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