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Mothers

by Chris Power Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 15, 2019)

An “extraordinary” (The Sunday Times) debut of unnerving beauty, Chris Power’s short story collection Mothers evokes the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose.

Chris Power’s stories...


Hardly Children

by Laura Adamczyk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 20, 2018)

Named a Fall Pick by Boston Globe, ELLE, Library Journal and MyDomain

An eerie debut collection featuring missing parents, unrequited love, and other uncomfortable moments

A man hangs from the ceiling of an art...


Evening in Paradise

by Lucia Berlin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 06, 2018)

"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The Boston Globe, Kirkus, and Lit Hub. Named...


Certain American States

by Catherine Lacey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 07, 2018)

One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Short Story Collections of 2018. Named a Summer Read by Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Nylon, Bustle and Literary Hub. One of Financial Times and TLS's Best Books of 2018.

One...


Half Gods

by Akil Kumarasamy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

A startlingly beautiful debut, Half Gods brings together the exiled, the disappeared, the seekers. Following the fractured origins and destines of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the...


Stream System

by Gerald Murnane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

Stories from a mind-bending Australian master, “a genius on the level of Beckett” (Teju Cole)

Never before available to readers in this hemisphere, these stories—originally published from 1985 to 2012—offer...


Debriefing

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2017)

A collection of one of our most powerful intellectual’s short fiction

Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontag’s shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life. The book ranges...


Fresh Complaint

by Jeffrey Eugenides Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 03, 2017)

The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery,...


The Dark Dark

by Samantha hunt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 18, 2017)

A Best Book of the Year: NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Review of Books, The National Post, Electric Literature, Kirkus

“Wields such a subtle and alien power . . . Wonderfully spooky.” —Jia...


Knots

by Gunnhild Øyehaug & Kari Dickson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 11, 2017)

A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway’s most celebrated writers

First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug’s radical collection of short stories that...


Children Are Bored on Sundays

by Jean Stafford Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2017)

"Probably the best young prose writer in the U.S.," as Time oncecalled her, Jean Stafford made a selection of her favorite among the stories she published in The New Yorker and elsewhere since 1944. Children...


The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

by Jean Stafford & Joyce Carol Oates Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2017)

These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection,...


Swimmer Among the Stars

by Kanishk Tharoor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 14, 2017)

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian and NPR

“A writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original, and probing mind.” —Amitav Ghosh

In one of the singularly...


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant...


East of the West

by Miroslav Penkov Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 21, 2011)

A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every...


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 2014)

A BRILLIANT NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE "CONSPICUOUSLY TALENTED" (TIME) RIVKA GALCHEN

Winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable...


Stories and Prose Poems

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & Michael Glenny Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 2015)

A new edition of the Russian Nobelist's collection of novellas, short stories, and prose poems

Stories and Prose Poems contains twenty-two works of widely varied style and character from the Nobel Prize winner...


Slow Homecoming

by Peter Handke & Ralph Manheim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 1985)

In this haunting suite of three fictions, Handke cements his reputation as one of the most talented writers of the Twentieth Century.


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

Lydia Davis's collection Almost No Memory is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. With wittily restrained intensity,...


Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

by Nadine Gordimer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 27, 2007)

"You're not responsible for your ancestry, are you . . . But if that's so, why have marched under banned slogans, got yourself beaten up by the police, arrested a couple of times; plastered walls with subversive...


Stories of Five Decades

by Hermann Hesse Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

This selection of twenty-three stories (twenty available in English for the first time) offers a spectrum of Hesse's writing from 1899 to 1948 that could be matched only by an edition of his poetry, since in...


Twilight of the Superheroes

by Deborah Eisenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 23, 2007)

Deborah Eisenberg is nearly unmatched in her mastery of the short-story form. Now, in her newest collection, she demonstrates once again her virtuosic abilities in precisely distilled, perfectly shaped studies...


Tales of the Night

by Peter Høeg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 13, 2013)

These eight stories are linked by a date and a motif. All of them have to do with love. Love and its conditions on the night of March 19, 1929.

In his second book and his only collection of stories, Peter Høeg...


Orientation

by Daniel Orozco Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 24, 2011)

Breakfast's boiled egg, the overhead hum of fluorescent lights, the midmorning coffee break—daily routines keep the world running. But when people are pushed—by a coworker's taunt, a face-to-face encounter...


Don't Kiss Me

by Lindsay Hunter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

An explosive story collection from a bold, blistering new voice

With broken language, deep vernacular, unexpectedly fierce empathy, and a pace that'll break your granny's neck, Lindsay Hunter lures, cajoles,...


The Collected Stories

by Leonard Michaels Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2008)

Leonard Michaels was a master of the short story. His collections are among the most admired, influential, and exciting of the last half century. The Collected Stories brings them back into print, from the astonishing...


Assorted Fire Events

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2000

by David Means & Donald Antrim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2012)

Upon its publication, Assorted Fire Events won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and received tremendous critical praise. Ranging across America, taking...


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

In Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...


The Short Stories of Langston Hughes

by Langston Hughes, Akiba Sullivan Harper & Arnold Rampersad Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 15, 1997)

The Short Stories of Langston Hughes

This collection of forty-seven stories written between 1919 and 1963--the most comprehensive available--showcases Langston Hughes's literary blossoming and the development...


Everything That Rises Must Converge

by Flannery O'Connor & Robert Fitzgerald Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1965)

Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory...


A Better Angel

by Chris Adrian Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2008)

The stories in A Better Angel describe the terrain of human suffering—illness, regret, mourning, sympathy—in the most unusual of ways. In "Stab," a bereaved twin starts a friendship with a homicidal fifth...


Crimes in Southern Indiana

by Frank Bill Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 30, 2011)

A ferocious debut that puts Frank Bill's southern Indiana on the literary map next to Cormac McCarthy's eastern Tennessee and Daniel Woodrell's Missouri Ozarks

Crimes in Southern Indiana is the most blistering,...


Turtleface and Beyond

by Arthur Bradford Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2015)

Darkly funny stories by the man David Sedaris calls "the most outlandish and energetic writer I can think of"

Paddling down a remote, meandering river, Georgie's friend Otto decides to do something both spectacular...


Can't and Won't

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called "the best prose stylist in America"

Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of "Bloomington" reads, "Now that I have been here...


Varieties of Disturbance

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

Lydia Davis has been called "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times), "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon), an innovator who attempts "to remake the model...


Jesus' Son

by Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 13, 2009)

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The...


Prodigals

by Greg Jackson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2016)

"People are bullets, fired," the narrator declares in one of the desperate, eerie stories that make up Greg Jackson's Prodigals. He's fleeing New York, with a woman who may be his therapist, as a storm bears...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...


The Crystal Frontier

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

The nine stories comprising The Crystal Frontier, a brilliant work of fiction from Carlos Fuentes, all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family...


Tales of Protection

by Erik Fosnes Hansen & Nadia Christensen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2002)

Four enthralling tales about chance, by the author of Psalm at Journey's End

Tales of Protection is a novel about people in different places in different epochs -- contemporary Norway, nineteenth-century Sweden,...


Natasha

by David Bezmozgis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2010)

Now a Major Motion Picture

A dazzling debut—and a publishing phenomenon—the tender, savagely funny collection from a young immigrant who has taken the critics by storm

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' First...


Paper Lantern

by Stuart Dybek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

A new collection of short stories by a master of the form with a common focus on the turmoils of romantic love

Ready!

Aim!

On command the firing squad aims at the man backed against a full-length mirror. The mirror...


The Cubs and Other Stories

by Mario Vargas Llosa Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

The Cubs and Other Stories is Mario Vargas Llosa's only volume of short fiction available in English. Vargas Llosa's domain is the Peru of male youth and machismo, where life's dramas play themselves out on...


Little Infamies

by Panos Karnezis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2004)

Cunning, fantastical tales about a Greek village of the imagination, from a startling new talent

Panos Karnezis' remarkable stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village. His characters are the people...


The Isle of Youth

by Laura van den Berg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 05, 2013)

Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case...


Ecstatic Cahoots

by Stuart Dybek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each...


All Around Atlantis

by Deborah Eisenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2010)

Deborah Eisenberg's deeply etched and mysterious stories focus on individuals grappling with dislocations, ironies, and compromises levied by ordinary reality and the vivid, troubling worlds her characters inhabit....


Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

by Carlos Fuentes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

Renowned as a novelist of unsurpassed invention, Carlos Fuentes here presents his second collection of stories to appear in English. Where his first, Burnt Water, published in 1980, had as its underlying theme...


Stillness

by Courtney Angela Brkic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 2004)

A brave and unnerving debut collection about life in wartime

In 1991 a war began in Yugoslavia that would last four years and claim more than a quarter of a million lives. In her harrowing fiction debut, Courtney...


Selected Stories

by Robert Walser, Christopher Middleton & Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2012)

In her preface to Robert Walser's Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as "a good-humored, sweet Beckett." The more common comparison is to "a comic Kafka." Both formulations effectively describe...