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Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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In „Terminus‟ a young woman hides in an empty Brighton hotel; in „Thicker Than Blood‟ a man sits in a hot tub stalking his newly-married love on social media; and in „A bird half-eaten‟ an amateur boxer prepares for a match. A woman recalls the „Heathcliffs I Have Known‟ and the physical danger she has borne at their hands; in „Anima‟ a child and a fox are unified in one startling moment of violence; and in „One Letter Different‟ two teenagers walk the moors and face up to their respective buried secrets. Curated by Kate Mosse and commissioned for Emily Brontë‟s bicentenary year in 2018, these fresh, modern stories pulse with the raw beauty and pain of love and are as timely as they are illuminating.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-09-30
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9781473677715

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 268Jy spaar R 67
Both humorous and heart-breaking, How Are You Going To Save Yourself is a timely debut about sex, race, family and friendship for fans of Junot Diaz and Ta-Nehisi Coates. It explores the lives of four friends from the city of Pawtucket: Rydell, Lazarus, Rakim, and Giovanni, or more affectionately Rye, Dub, Rolls, and G. Once bound together by location and shared experience, their bonds fade and change as their adult lives begin to take different shapes. They are confronted with society's expectations of them, family pressures, and ultimately the way they see themselves - sometimes conforming, sometimes challenging the stereotypes. Ultimately they are trying not to fail themselves and the people they love.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-09-30
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9781474610230

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 160Jy spaar R 40
'Incredibly fun to read but also full of these frank and wise observations that stuck in my head long after' Aimee Bender, bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake In The Wrong Heaven, Amy Bonnaffons draws us into a delightfully strange universe, in which her conflicted characters seek to solve their sexual and spiritual dilemmas in all the wrong places. The title story's heroine reckons with grief while arguing with Jesus and Mary lawn ornaments that come to life when she plugs them in. In 'Horse', we enter a world in which women transform themselves into animals through a series of medical injections. In 'Alternate', a young woman convinces herself that all she needs to revive a stagnant relationship is the perfect poster of the Dalai Lama. Intelligent, wry and crackling with energy, The Wrong Heaven is a stunning debut collection about the subtle mysteries beneath the surface of our lives and our power to transform. 'Bonnaffons dazzles and cuts with ten hilarious and cathartic short stories . . . Resonant of Alissa Nutting's novels and George Saunders's Pastoralia, Bonnaffons's first collection presents a powerful and fresh new voice' Booklist 'Goofy, poignant, and edged with the fantastic, the stories in Bonnaffons's debut collection initially surprise, then turn into one long, delicious rush. Not just fun but full of smart ideas' Library Journal
Publikasiedatum: 2018-09-30
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9781946395078

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 176Jy spaar R 44
This collection of short stories, written by the Somali author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, takes the reader into the heart of the Somali caste system.
The stories are deceptively simple. It combines folk tales with everyday events - boys and girls who develop crushes, boys who play soccer and girls who adore poetry… Yet, underneath these storylines lies a web of inter- and intratextual references that combine seemingly haphazard narratives into a tightly-knit unity.
The first story is of a boy who has to face up to wild animals in order to protect his family's goats and sheep. Then the scene changes: We are transported into the heart of the ongoing caste system in Somalia and we experience first-hand how people conduct themselves worse than any predator ever would, for the ills in Somali society gave way to a civil war that to this day has not been resolved. The stories remain personal, though: A mother tries to save her twin boys on the eve of Somalia's collapsed state; a newlywed woman tries to save her sister from being raped by soldiers…
Yet, despite the horrors, the author finds beauty in simple, everyday moments. Boys and girls still fall in love. A teacher who has endured a shameful legacy of her outcast heritage encourages a young scholar to understand Somali poetry.
Ahmed Yusuf does not shy away from tragedy, instead he explores both the human limits of endurance and the human limits of love.
Somali folklore flows freely in and out of the fibres of these stories.
In the last story a boy, who flees from the civil war, befriends a lion. Not only does it complete the story cycle, it yet again draws on an old folktale.
Ahmed Ismail Yusuf simple narratives belie the fact that he is a masterful storyteller. This book is a must for all those who have appreciated Arundhati Roy's novel The ministry of utmost happiness.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-08-23
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9780868522487

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 180Jy spaar R 45
First published in 1989, Guy Butler's Tales from the Old Karoo is considered to be one of the classics of South African literature. In celebration of the author's birth in 1918, this centenary issue is newly packaged and designed to appeal to a modern audience. The short stories in this collection are all set in the old Karoo - in a place and time before tarred roads, television and the internet replaced horse-drawn carriages, steam-engine trains and fireside storytelling. In his characteristically dry, humorous style, Guy Butler captures the essence of the people and landscape of the Karoo. It is a collection of delightful yarns and reminiscences about real ghosts, imaginary people, stubborn farm animals, and events that never happened - stories so strange they can only be true.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-08-15
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9781784705374

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 156Jy spaar R 39
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-30
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9780795708374

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 196Jy spaar R 49
If the apricot trees of Soweto could talk, what stories would they tell? This short story collection provides an imaginative answer as it captures the vibrancy of the township and surrounds. Told with satirical flair, life and death intertwine in these tales where funerals and the ancestors feature strongly; where cemeteries are places to show off a new car and catch up on gossip.
Take a seat under the apricot tree and be enthralled by tales both entertaining and thought-provoking.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-07
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9780795707957

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 212Jy spaar R 53
A collection of new and critically acclaimed stories by award-winning South African author Ken Barris. Here, Barris's work combines everyday events with the surreal and fantastical: the title story centres on a dog called Worm; in another, husband and wife quarrel over a plugless lamp; and in another, a man encounters a speaking baboon in his kitchen. Poised, lyrical and humorous, the stories in this collection concretise the human condition via the author's characteristically unfettered style.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9780620755009

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
R 270
R 216Jy spaar R 54
Welcome to Celenic Earth Publications's first General Fiction Anthology!
Meet the new general fiction short story collection to hit the book industry, brought to you by writers that form part of the Western Cape Region NaNoWriMo.
Eight authors take on the great task of bringing their new original stories to your minds, enticing you to read more. Meet the authors and their tales that hold no boundaries, who will grip you with every word:
Wesley Jade - Fatal Performance
Shameez Patel Papathanasiou - In. Hold. Out.
Fiona Tanzer - The Smell of Roasting Meat
Caroline M Reid - Dr Whye & Sophee
Theolin Tembo - Everytime You Die
Rets'epile Motiki - Hidden Figures
Agnes Masobeng - Uitlanders' Sweet Bitter Revenge
Shaun M Jooste - Maze for the Dying
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9780620755023

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
R 270
R 216Jy spaar R 54
Welcome to Volume 1 of Celenic Earth Publications's Horror Anthology, CEA Through the Dark!

In this first volume, we bring you new writers in the industry who have a love for the horror genre. These pages are bound to thrill you with their words and send you on a dark, epic journey.

In this volume, CEA presents:

Dean Clark - Rivertone
Andi Hodgetts - Stonehurst
Jamie Alvey - Initiation
Shawn Chang - A Hellish, Devilish Halloween
John E. Swan - Beachball
Mystery Writer - Solitude
Shaun M Jooste - Curse of the Forgotten Evil
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781784755898

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 79Jy spaar R 96
A collection of chilling tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan - including the untold story of her first case. No matter where she goes, Tempe's cases make for the most gripping reading. Dr Temperance Brennan thought she'd seen it all until she came across Bones in Her Pocket in the foothills of North Carolina. Down in the Everglades Tempe investigates Swamp Bones- - a grisly discovery in the stomach of an eighteen-foot Burmese python. In the heights of Mount Everest a frozen corpse means Bones On Ice. And First Bones gets under Tempe's skin with the untold story of her first case and her decision to become a forensic anthropologist.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-05-20
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9780795706967

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 220Jy spaar R 55
Niq Mhlongo returns with a collection of short stories that cover the span of our democracy: crime, xenophobia, racism and homophobia, the new black elite, land redistribution, the Zuma presidency. The stories have been published to critical acclaim in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the USA but remain largely unknown in South Africa. A​ffluenza offers us a chance to savour Niq Mhlongo's take on the madness of the last twenty years.

Niq Mhlongo was born in 1973 in Soweto. He has a BA from the University of the Witwatersrand, with majors in African Literature and Political Studies. His first novel, Dog Eat Dog, was published by Kwela in 2004 and was translated into Spanish under the title Perro Come Perro in 2006. This Spanish edition was awarded the Mar de Letras prize.

Besides writing novels and short stories, Niq has written a screenplay for the animated children's TV series Magic Cellar and scripts for a comic magazine called Mshana, the first issue of which appeared in February 2007. After Tears is his second novel.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-04-01
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9781415206881

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 184Jy spaar R 46
From a carcass competition in the Karoo to a shambolic murder trial in Cape Town, William Dicey's essays freewheel across an open terrain of interests. Dicey is curious and inventive, weaving strands of essay, journalism, fiction and self-reportage into something uniquely his own. Mongrel investigates a range of topics - radical environmentalism, the fault lines between farmer and farm worker, the joys and sorrows of reading - yet drifts of concern and sensibility draw the collection together. Several essays touch on how books can move, and sometimes maul, their readers. Mongrel is idiosyncratic, witty, potent.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-02-01
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9780868742694

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 247Jy spaar R 62
This anthology of short stories has been compiled primarily to meet the needs of first-year university students. The stories range from mid-nineteenth century to contemporary examples and represent the best in the British, European, American and South African traditions. The anthology is not bound to any particular theme, locality or point of view. It introduces students to various types of short story: humorous, mystery, detective, children's stories, etc.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-12-01
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9781432303426

Fiction: Short stories

Illustreerder: Gina Daniel
Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 120Jy spaar R 30
Africa has a wonderfully rich store of folk tales that have been passed down from one generation to the next. There are stories about how the world came into being, stories that tell of the relationships between human beings and between man and his environment, and of the lessons to be learned from everyday experience. The tales are like the fairy tales told all over the world, but they have a strong African flavour that is as real as the smell of rain on hot earth.
Now in a revised format with an updated cover, The Best of African Folklore takes the reader into an enchanted world where animals can talk and humans are often changed into different forms, where magic is commonplace and reality is turned delightfully on its head. Despite numerous setbacks, things usually turn out all right in the end. Wicked and greedy people (and animals) come off worst and the good receive their just rewards. The gods are stern but fair, and every story has a moral for those who are wise enough to see it.
Publikasiedatum: 2014-10-01

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