An anthology of short fiction captures the complexities of Appalachia, illuminating the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and new south, tenderness and violence and man and nature. By the best-selling author of Serena.
Delia Sherman takes seemingly insignificant moments in the lives of artists or sailors — the light out a window, the two strokes it takes to turn a small boat — and finds the ghosts haunting them, the magic surrounding them. Here are lives that make up larger histories, here are tricksters and gardeners, faeries and musicians, all glittering and sparkling, finding beauty and hope in the unexpected.
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes. For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions.
In this reprint edition of an early cyberpunk classic, street-smart hustler Jonny Qabbala races against time to stop a plague from destroying late 21st-century Los Angeles, a decaying metropolis where morality is dead and technology rules.
A selection of signature short fiction from the past two decades includes pieces that illuminate the ordinary lives of people in small communities in Ontario as they move through relationships and find their place in the world.
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project's signal is received by an alien civilization, which plans to invade Earth, while on Earth different camps start forming to either welcome the superior beings or to fight against the invasion. Translated by Ken Liu.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Frank Bascombe travels to the site of his former home on the shore, visits his ex-wife, who is suffering with Parkinson's, and meets a dying former friend.