By Michaele Benedict
For centuries, sculptors and designers were interested by caryatids, the sculpted woman figures used as help columns for classical constructions. yet there also are human caryatids, metaphorical pillars of society.
In Caryatids, writer Michaele Benedict deals thirty-four notable brief tales of transformation and survival that convey fans, lecturers, artists and thieves assisting their quite a few motives, yet occasionally simply getting uninterested and strolling clear of the activity.
In the tale “Caryatids,” the statues converse. “The Diener” unearths how the letter "Y" can sum up every thing that is wrong.
“A relocating aim” tells how a school psychology instructor is haunted through the ghost of Sigmund Freud—and via a couple of hopeful girls.
Poppa does his most sensible to keep up his motherless women in “Poppa's Fiddle.”
Annie turns into passionate about trash after she loses the newborn in “Temporary, Like Achilles,” Fleurette leads the great existence at the French Riviera in “The Violin of Ingres,” and in “Michal’s tale” we find out about the 1st spouse of King David, acquired with 100 Philistine foreskins.
Who, within the phrases of Thomas Jefferson, would wish to carry up a flooring for others to bop upon? Caryatids indicates a few answers.
By Alvergia N. Barry
Alvergia N. Barry
By Rob Roberge
From a author Steve Almond calls “the grasp of the down and out that simply bought worse” comes a set of news that reside vividly within the reader’s reminiscence lengthy after the ultimate web page has been became. happening in an international of determined those that hang to wish, yet have few expectancies, Roberge introduces us to a motley team of cripples, drug addicts, former baby actors, chimpanzee boxers, exterminators, and various criminals. those determined, boldly unique tales are exclusive by means of a stark prose similar to Denis Johnson or Lorrie Moore, yet are, eventually, all their own—powerful, riveting, deeply felt, and darkly funny.
By Lleucu Roberts
Yr eliffant hardd, y rhodd fregus, y llifeiriant yn y pen a'r bachyn yn y galon: mae hello yma yn ei hamryfal liwiau – y Gymraeg. hello yw'r llinyn sy'n cydio'r straeon yn y gyfrol “Jwg ar Seld” ynghyd. Yn ei holl wisgoedd, mae hi'n dawnsio ar dafodau cymeriadau o bob oed a chefndir mewn sawl rhan o Gymru.
Mewn cyfres o hanesion bachog a gwreiddiol dengys 12 months awdures hon ei gallu i ddarlunio cymeriadau amryliw o Gymru gyfoes, gan amlygu ecu cariad a'u difaterwch, a hynny mewn ffordd drawiadol iawn.
By GP Lane
Normally I’d soak up the points of interest and sounds yet as I made my manner alongside twisted paths, I ate up myself with witty one-liners relating to her lateness. They ranged from insulting my summer season go well with to me stammering interruptions whereas she offered her purposes for being over 4 hours late.
Hanging round hasn't ever been extra enjoyable than with GP Lane’s fascinating debut, Waiting on Women.
Featuring 5 distinctive tales that however proportion a unified subject of ladies worthy looking ahead to, this fascinating assortment explores all the ways that status nonetheless can occasionally be the one option to stream ahead.
Each tale brings to lifestyles the enjoyment, tragedy, and complexity of lady relationships. stick with alongside, as a brother beverages his approach throughout the streets of new york whereas watching for his time-challenged sister, or think your center begin to pound as you examine Benjamin Radcliffe’s imprisonment through a mysterious and seductive determine.
Each and each character—from Li, a possible cursed foster baby who's delivered to the house of a floundering American couple, to Bette and Meryl, lifelong acquaintances anchored via their mutual longing—is absolute to stick with you lengthy after the final web page has closed.
By Robert Seltzer
Unusual conditions set the level for surprises, contrasting deeply-rooted traditions opposed to modern tradition, elevating complicated questions of religion, culture, and spirituality. jointly those threads shape the colourful tapestry of Techelet, a various brief tale assortment rooted in Jewish religion and culture—but containing common topics and themes that readers of any religion, or no religion in any respect, can enjoy.
Utilizing a variety of literary kinds and methods, the stories inside mix own anecdotes and inventive storytelling for a robust, thought-provoking, and occasionally funny glimpse into the mysterious and religious elements of existence.
Discover a locksmith with an strange mystery, a clinical approach which can switch the long run, and a play with the facility to move a relations via time. shock endings and candid observations look forward to as you are making your method during the exact landscapes discovered on the middle of Robert Abram Seltzer’s literary stories.
Penned over the process a decade, the contents of Techelet diversity from real studies, to Biblical parables, to a image tale such as a unmarried web page of Talmud—stimulating reflections on non secular ritual, cultural relevance and defining the divine.
By Stephen Atkinson
By Arnon Grunberg
By Pauline Pucciano
Paris, twenty second century. In an ultra-liberal society the place every thing is on the market, opposed to a heritage of a number of digital realities, the newest craze is own production, or “self art”. Titania is without doubt one of the many names of a tender girl hooked on this artwork: every thing approximately her is man made and transformed. the tale relates the fleeting love affair among a slightly outdated poet in mourning and this elusive creature.
By Hernán Lara Zavala