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 Short Stories

The difference between actuality and fiction is principally one of exclusion. The short pieces that comprise No Relation test the potencies of this exclusion: how are characters, and how are readers, affected by what is not related, by what is withheld, by what has been potentised by exclusion or by the impossibility of inclusion?

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: 9781877441493
: Titus Books
: Titus Books
: New Zealand
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: 206 x 140 mm
: Thomas Pors Koed
: softcover
: 185
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No Relation
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 Short Stories

Series:Penguin Specials

Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014 'The Absent Therapist is a miniature but infinite novel, and unlike anything I've read before. It's just achingly good.' Luke Kennard The Absent Therapist is a book of soundings, a jostle of voices that variously argue, remember, exp... read more

To read this book is to be drawn into a kaleidophone of voices, first-person narrative fragments, tiny stories bearing the impress of larger, untold stories; wry observations unknowingly made by unobservant people, anecdotes with perfectly deflating punch-lines, almost-jokes... read more

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: 9780143573579
: Penguin Books Australia
: Penguin Books Australia
: Australia
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: Will Eaves
: Paperback
: 1
: 112
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The Absent Therapist
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"With dark humor and sharp dialogue, Homes plumbs the depths of everyday American anxieties." --Time
 
A razor-sharp story collection from a writer who is always "furiously good" (Zadie Smith, bestselling author of Swing Time).
 
With her signatur... read more

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: 9781783784820
: Granta Books
: Granta Books
: ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
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: A. M. Homes
: Paperback
: 818
: English
: 813.6
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Days of Awe
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'You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fadeaYou'd never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names re... read more

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: 9781784709389
: penguin random house
: Arrow
: .4 Centimeters X 11.1 Centimeters X 15 Centimeters
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: I. A. N. MCEWAN
: Paperback
: English
: 48
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My Purple Scented Novel
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The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin's dazzling collection of short stories, marked the rediscovery of a writer whose talent had gone unremarked by many.
The incredible reaction to Lucia's writing - her ability to capture the beau... read more

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: 9781509882298
: Pan Macmillan
: Picador
: ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
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: Lucia Berlin
: Hardback
: English
: 813.54
: 352
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Evening in Paradise: More stories
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Description: Considered one of the leading writers of the 20th century, credited with influencing the works of other Latin American authors including Gabriel Garcia Marquez.Rulfo won Mexico's National Prize for Literature in 1970 and was awarded the Cervantes prize in 19... read more

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: 9781941920589
: Deep Vellum Publishing
: Deep Vellum Publishing
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: Juan Rulfo
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The Golden Cockerel
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Personified animals (snakes, wolves, sheep), natural things (a swamp, a lake, a rainbow, trees), mankind's creations (trucks, swords, zeroes) are all characters in The Teeth of the Comb. They aspire, they plot, they hope, they destroy, they fail, they love. Th... read more

Unless he has been incarcerated or deported by the current US administration, Osama Alomar is working as a taxi driver in New York. Before moving to the US as a refugee, he was an acclaimed author in Syria, especially as a practitioner of al-qisa al-qasira jid... read more

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: 9780811226073
: New Directions Publishing Corporation
: New Directions Publishing Corporation
: 203mm X 127mm
: United States
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: Osama Alomar
: Paperback
: 892.737
: 96
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The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories
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THE SUNDAY TIMESBESTSELLER 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 Beatl... read more

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: 9781784705374
: penguin random house
: Arrow
: 198mm X 129mm
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: Haruki Murakami; Philip Gabriel (Translator); Ted Goossen (Translator)
: Paperback
: 518
: English
: 895.63/5
: 240
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Men Without Women: Stories
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'Floridaisa magnificent collection, executed withtremendous depth and precision, unsettling in the best possible way.Lauren Groff is a virtuoso.?Emily St John Mandel, author of Station ElevenIn her vigorous and moving new book, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelli... read more

Lauren Groff’s collection of short stories explores the storm within and the storm without. Brooding, edgy and bruised, the landscape (and its people) in Groff’s words is ‘an Eden of dangerous things’. We encounter alligators waiting at the water’s edge, snakes coiled ready to strike ... read more

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: 9781785151897
: penguin random house
: William Heinemann
: 216mm X 135mm
: United Kingdom
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: Lauren Groff
: Paperback
: 1618
: English
: 813/.6
: 288
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Florida
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'Jam-packed with insights you'll want to both text to your friends and tattoo on your skin . . . A sweeping view of a human mind trying to make order of the world around us.' Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires EverywhereThink of this as a short book composed entirely of what I h... read more

“Think of this as a short book composed entirely of what I hoped would be a long book’s quotable passages,” states Manguso in one of the 300 aphorisms and ‘arguments’ (as in ‘the argument of the story’ rather than a disputation) that comprise this enjoyable little book. Indeed t... read more

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: 9781509883325
: Pan Macmillan
: Picador
: ---length:- '17.8'width:- '11.1'units:- Centimeters
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: Sarah Manguso
: Paperback
: English
: 814/.6
: 96
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300 Arguments
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Scenes from a Childhood is the latest collection of stories by Jon Fosse, one of Norway's most celebrated authors and playwrights, famed for the minimalist and unsettling quality of his writing. In the title work, a loosely autobiographical narrative covers infancy to awk... read more

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: 9781910695531
: Fitzcarraldo Editions
: Fitzcarraldo Editions
: --- length: - '7.7' width: - '5' units: - Inches
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: Jon Fosse; Damion Searls (Translator)
: Paperback
: English
: 839.8238
: 160
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Scenes from a Childhood
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Reading Level:General Adult


The much-anticipated fiction follow-up to Vertigo, this collection cements Joanna Walsh's reputation as one of the sharpest writers of this century. Wearing her learning lightly, Walsh's stories make us see the world afresh while showing us she has read the worl... read more

Language is the expression of intention, but to what extent does this intention spring from the utterer and to what extent does it inhere in language itself? (While we’re at it, we could (but will not) consider the extent to which the intentions inherent in the reader ... read more

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: 9781911508106
: And Other Stories
: And Other Stories
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: Joanna Walsh
: Paperback
: English
: 813
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Worlds from the Word's End
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