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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...


Virgin and Other Stories

by April Ayers Lawson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 01, 2016)

A confident and mesmerizing fiction debut, from the winner of the Plimpton Prize

Set in the South, at the crossroads of a world that is both secular and devoutly Christian, April Ayers Lawson's stories evoke...


Heartbreaker

by Maryse Meijer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 12, 2016)

In her debut story collection, Heartbreaker, Maryse Meijer, flashlight in hand, goes deep into the darkest rooms of the psyche. With gorgeously restrained and exacting prose that packs a cumulatively devastating...


You Are Having a Good Time

by Amie Barrodale Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 05, 2016)

Ema was in a bad situation with a married man. She was visiting him in Washington, D.C. His wife was out of town. He had gotten them an outrageously expensive hotel room, out of respect for his wife and their...


The High Places

Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

by Fiona McFarlane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2016)

What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


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...


Simple's Uncle Sam

by Langston Hughes & Akiba Sullivan Harper Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 13, 2015)

Langston Hughes's most beloved character comes back to life in this extraordinary collection

Langston Hughes is best known as a poet, but he was also a prolific writer of theater, autobiography, and fiction....


Daydreams of Angels

by Heather O'neill Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2015)

Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from a bestselling author

The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O'Neill's work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl...


A Manual for Cleaning Women

by Lucia Berlin, Stephen Emerson & Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 18, 2015)

"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed,...


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...


Gutshot

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2016

by Amelia Gray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 2015)

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.

A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a...


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...


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...


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...


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 Collected Stories

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

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters,...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles & Truman Capote Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Jane Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. The collection in My Sister's Hand in Mine of expertly crafted short fiction will fully...


The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they're...


The Dog

by Jack Livings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2014)

"Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." —Paul Harding, author of Tinkers

Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


I, etcetera

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader...


Ajax Penumbra 1969

by Robin Sloan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 24, 2013)

From Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, the story of Mr. Penumbra's first trip to San Francisco—and of how he got entangled with the city's most unusual always-open enterprise…

It is...


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...


Dead Pig Collector

by Warren Ellis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 30, 2013)

From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it's also about killing people and disposing...


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 Orange Tree

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

In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has distinguished Terra Nostra and The Campaign. From...


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...


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...


Burnt Water

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

In Burnt Water by Carlos Fuentes, the rich and the poor, the noble and the brutish, and street kids and aesthetes find themselves portrayed in twelve short stories examining the life of Mexico City.


The Fun Parts

by Sam Lipsyte Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 05, 2013)

A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called "the novelist of his generation"

Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask...


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...


Klingsor's Last Summer

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

This is the first English-language edition of Klingsor's Last Summer, which was originally published in 1920, a year after Demian and two years before Siddhartha. The book has three parts: a story called A Child's...


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...