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At this hour last year we gave you a free readable short story guide with some of our most popular short stories. Meanwhile we are expecting you all to have seen them, so we thought it was high season to get some more. Following the leap, ten more short stories that you can freely reread - on your mobile while you pretend to work on the move, squeezed out with a nice glass of coffee on the sofa - all are sure to be great (and a few that were proposed by the reader on our first tour).
But, of course, the web is full of it, so if you have a liberal mind, you can even complete our comment-files. That is the cover from the New York Times New York Times compilation entitled "The Best book You'll ready this year". It is also bright, of course, a comin' of age tale edited two ways about living and dying and men and beasts.
And, hey, you can also view nine more stories from Saunders free of charge on-line.
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A poor kid, cared for by a harsh granddaughter, adores his hidden pets, but knows that she will have ruined them if she finds them. One Swansea kid is sent to his uncles and aunt's ranch in Carmarthenshire for the summers. If he' s inviting a wealthier boyfriend to spend the night, the class-- they'll collide.
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And if you loved'Cat Person', you'll be loving these short story collections.
On weekends something like a true wonder happened: a short history became virtual. Short-stories, for those not familiar with the art, are the virgins of the literature world: never quite in the limelight like the novel (which in this expanded narrative would be the bride), although they can be as pretty and one-of-a-kind and sometimes even more interesting, because they don't pack everything in a flawless bunch, but end their nights with the drunken bridegroom's uncles and order the puddings at room services (sorry, that got weird).
Being a short novelist myself, nothing amazes me more than the unpopularity of shape today, considering that we all are reading an whole volume, but you can hear a short novel in a train trip or while waiting at the door of the train or while waiting at the doctor's (or even wheezing, instead of netflix).
So I was very pleased to see that "Cat Person", a short by Kristen Roupenian released in The New Yorker, went crazy in the public press this week-end. It follows Margot, a 20-year-old female undergraduate, and Robert, a 34-year-old grown man of some kind, through advertising that leads to a date, very poor sexual intercourse and the resulting text message that follows when Margot chooses to end things.
After the countless stories I have seen about it, what made the play become really virus was not only the fact that it is well composed and rousing and sometimes wonderfully weird, but also how damn related it is. To so many girls who have met men, we were Margot, perhaps more often than we would like to acknowledge, and saw some of our most intimate thoughts come to light - "Finally, after a hectic hare outburst, he shivered, came and broke down on them like a fallen under him, and she thought, bright, this is the hardest choice of my being!
I am so pleased that the storyline has attracted so much interest (I mean, there's even a "Men React to Cat Person" tweet handle) and it's very readable, along with Roupenian's interviews about the play and date and self-deception, but I'm here to tell you that short stories have made this special thing to put your experience into words, and it's high season to party about it.
So, if you have unearthed the too realistic reality of "Cat Person", I suggest you take a look at these other short stories that make you shiver with self-knowledge and joy: As a God-damn present to short stories, I don't think I could misdirect you by proposing to you to study one of her many critical and celebrated collection, but the stories in Like Life are for me a classic example of the genuine, personal experience we've all had, although we seldom speak about it.
Leopoldine Core's début line can voyeuristically touch, watch over the daily life of men and woman and capture memories that seem both unbelievably personal and widely related. I am especially thankful for Core's attentiveness to gay relations, of which we could use much more in the fictional landscape as a whole.
All of the stories in Claire Vaye Watkin's début compilation take place in the Nevada desert, but even if you grow up in the Jewish outskirts of Chicago (like me), for example, you'll be appalled at how much you'll see yourself in their personalities. "This is the tale of a young lady who tells her friend about an intense 16-year-old episode of sex violence.
As part of this short story series, Kyle accepts the mature realm of feminine adolescence in all its angry, bewildering splendour. "Femme ", narrated by the first figure plurals, is a survey of a certain kind of feminine boyfriend-- In Lindsay Hunter's stories, the girls are fractured, preposterous, self-destructive, unmoved, and you will fall in love it all.
"The Three Things You Should Know About Peggy Paula", a short play about a girl who makes less than big choices to make men confirm and love her.