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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...


At the Bottom of the River

by Jamaica Kincaid Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 2000)

Jamaica Kincaid's At the Bottom of the River... inspired, lyrical short stories

Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her...


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...


Strange News from Another Star

by Hermann Hesse Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1972)

In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen--literally, Fairy Tales. For this first edition in English, we have followed the arrangement Hesse made...


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...


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...


The Complete Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 1972

by Flannery O'Connor & Robert Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1971)

Winner of the National Book Award

The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including...


Get Down

by Asali Solomon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2008)

Asali Solomon's characters are vivid misfits—a heathen at Jesus camp, a scheming prep-school student, a middle-aged mom pining for her salsa-dancing salad days, a scheming twentysomething virgin, a college...


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...


Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

by Etgar Keret, Miriam Shlesinger, Nathan Englander & Sondra Silverston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 27, 2012)

Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret's new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature...


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...


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...


Break It Down

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2008)

The thirty-four stories in this seminal collection powerfully display what have become Lydia Davis's trademarks—dexterity, brevity, understatement, and surprise. Although the certainty of her prose suggests...


Jump and Other Stories

by Nadine Gordimer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

Fifteen thematically and geographically wide-ranging stories from the Nobel Prize Winner, with settings ranging from suburban London to Mozambique.


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...


The Nimrod Flipout

by Etgar Keret & Institute for Translation of Hebrew Literature Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2006)

From Israel's most popular and acclaimed young writer—"Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren't" (Yann Martel, author of Life...


Train Dreams

by Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 30, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011

Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant...


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,...


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 Girl on the Fridge

by Etgar Keret, Miriam Shlesinger & Sondra Silverston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2008)

A birthday-party magician whose hat tricks end in horror and gore; a girl parented by a major household appliance; the possessor of the lowest IQ in the Mossad—such are the denizens of Etgar Keret's dark and...


It's Beginning to Hurt

by James Lasdun Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2010)

The stories in this remarkable collection—including "An Anxious Man," winner of the National Short Story Prize (UK)—are vibrant and gripping. James Lasdun's great gift is his unfailing psychological instinct...


Antipodes

by Ignacio Padilla & Alastair Reid Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 2005)

From the author of the award-winning novel Shadow Without a Name, comes Antipodes, the first collection of his short fiction to be translated into English. This lively, eclectic, and highly imaginative volume...


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...


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...


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...


Untold Stories

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2005

by Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 20, 2007)

"[Bennett] does what only the best writers can do—make us look at ourselves in a way we've never done before." —Michael Palin

Untold Stories brings together some of the finest and funniest writing by one...


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...