By Reinhard Knodt
Wie fangen die Liebesgeschichten an, wie hören sie auf? was once ist eine Begegnung und ihr sensibler Punkt, was once geschieht bei einer Trennung? Warum geht es so oft los und selten intestine? was once ist wahrer Liebesbetrug? Warum versäumen wir beste Gelegenheiten? Warum geht es trotz Liebe auseinander und warum halten die kuriostesten Liaisonen? Weil es für all diese Fragen keine endgültigen Antworten gibt, daher gibt es die Undinen, additionally unmögliche Liebesgeschichten von der flüchtigsten bis zur tiefsten Berührung, die alle zusammen immer nur das Eine sagen: Die Liebe ist wie das Gras.
By Daniel Curley
For the main half, the figures within the panorama of those tales are women and men appearing the rituals that result in and clear of marriage. In "The First Baseman," a guy within the strategy of getting a divorce falls in love with a participant on a woman's softball workforce, yet their dialog by no means is going a ways past the topic of her batting ordinary. In "Trinity," an estranged couple introduced jointly back via the loss of life in their daughter reveals that they can't recreate both their love or their baby. And in "Wild Geese," a man's dream approximately his adolescence, whilst flocks of ducks patterned the sky, is interrupted and at last shot-through via fevered pictures of a tedious dinner party.
Nature exists as a safe haven in those tales, however it is a safe haven quite often to be present in the shadow of the phobia of dying; within the recesses of reminiscence; past the bars that isolate zoo animals from an unruly international. Demonically sincere and occasionally violently humorous, Living with Snakes tells of an international the place love is at most sensible a touch-and-go kind of factor, the place occasionally women and men are certain jointly no longer loads via affection as through mutual loss, mutual pain.
By KEVIN ODERMAN
In Granada, a boy in a gown begs within the white alleys of the outdated city. A weak runaway, he turns to an American painter who's residing within the urban for cover, Madeleine James. The boy additionally meets Madeleine's new buddy, poet Cy Jacobs. even though the 2 adults suggest to aid the boy, they unwittingly divulge him to extra peril. quickly, the entire characters within the tale were scraped at the touchstone of tough realities and made to teach their mettle, be it base or gold. This novel, now and then somber and now and then flaring with depth, calls up indelibly the problems of constructing an exceptional life—or an excellent death—in an international within which we're all, in a single approach or one other, going.
By Michael M. Naydan
He is younger, clever, good expert, with patriotic sentiments. yet yes misunderstandings oblige him to escape from Ukraine, simply because in his homeland he's a misfit, a superfluous man.
For a few cause, every little thing in his existence builds as much as a undeniable Russian scenario.
So to what quantity should still one burden Ukrainians with the result of this Russian Story?
The honour of Ukraine is redeemed, as continuously, via a woman...
This new ebook by means of Eugenia Kononenko bargains with love and the search for one’s personal identification, with the vaguely remembered conditions rendering existence nonsensical in Ukraine over the last years of the empire and the early years of independence.
It considers the potential of a mid-Atlantic assembly in today’s globalised world.
This title has been realised by a team of the following dedicated professionals:
The novel translated from the Ukrainian through Patrick John Corness,
Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher),
Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director),
Yana Kovalskaya and Camilla Stein.
By Adam Schuitema
At the center of those tales are the rituals—grand and small—in which we people partake; the bizarre gestures we are hoping will forge which means or aid us glean a few type of knowing. they're officially ceremonial and non secular, just like the imposition of ashes in a darkened church. yet usually they're secular, deepest, and peculiar. a lady slipping her son’s outdated child enamel into her mouth as he’s led away to criminal. a woman in a tunnel enjoying an invisible piano whereas bombs ravage town above. a guy with a laser computer, making a deepest galaxy to re-light misplaced love. A daughter frantically looking a wax museum for her mother’s moment self.
The energy of formality weaves via this assortment amid lush descriptions and poignant discussion. And from either the typical and the sacred, those characters piece jointly the unusual mosaic of existence. Set normally in Michigan, those tales will attract those that get pleasure from literary fiction, in particular people with a connection to the Midwest.
By Ralph Lombreglia
By Curtis Dawkins
A guy sits collect-calling strangers on a daily basis simply to listen the sounds of the surface global; an inmate remembers his descent into dependancy as his criminal softball group gears up for an annual event; a prisoner is published and reveals freedom extra advanced and baffling than he expected.
In this attractive debut tale assortment, Curtis Dawkins, who's at present serving a existence sentence with no parole, provides voice to the adventure of a few of the main remoted individuals of our society.
By Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
By Julie Koh