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Dark Lies The Island by Kevin Barry

A wickedly funny and hugely original collection of stories about misspent love and crimes gone horribly wrong. Kevin Barry’s dazzling languate, razor-sharp ear for the vernacular, and keen eye from the tragedies and comedies of daily life invest these tales with a startling vitality. Shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and as More Info »

Byzantium by Ben Stroud

Ancient cities and fallen empires come to life in this masterful collection. In the Byzantine court, a noble with a crippled hand is called upon to ensure a holy man poses no threat to the throne. On an island in Lake Michigan, a religious community crumbles after an ardent convert digs a little too deep.. More Info »

Love is Power, Or Something Like That by A. Igoni Barrett

When it comes to love, things are not always what they seem. With humor and tenderness, Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria, where desire is a means to an end, and love is a power as real as money. Published by Graywolf Press, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-55597-640-8

Spectacle by Susan Steinberg

In this inventive collection of linked stories, women confront loss and grief as they sift through the wreckage of their lives. Steinberg challenges conventional gender roles and subverts assumptions about narrative with a fierce, lyrical intensity, as these wounded women stand at the edge of disaster and risk it all to speak their sharpest secrets. More Info »

This Close by Jessica Francis Kane

Through twelve stories, some stand-alone, others woven with linked characters, Jessica Francis Kane’s This Close questions the tensions between friendship and neighborliness, home and travel, family and ambition. In writing filled with wit and humor and incredible poignancy, she deftly reveals the everyday patterns that, over time, can swerve a life off course. Published by More Info »