A ROBE OF FEATHERS AND OTHER STORIES

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A Robe Of Feathers

Author : Thersa Matsuura
ISBN : 1582439397
Genre : Fiction
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In Japan, the line that divides myth from reality is not merely blurred, it is nonexistent. Superstitions, legends, and folk myths are passed down through generations and pervade daily living. When a child playing near a river fails to return home, it is whispered that she was swept away by an adzuki arai, or Bean Washer. When a man boarding a ship hears the ringing of an unseen insect, it is announced that a funadama (Boat Spirit) is present and so the auspicious harbinger of smooth seas and abundant catch is celebrated. Even something as innocuous as waking up to find your pillow at the foot of your bed is thought to be the trick of a makura gaeshi, otherwise known as a Pillow Turner. Nothing is as simple as it seems. Your neighbor isn’t merely an eccentric old woman—she might very well be a shape-shifting, grudge-harboring Water Sprite. The Japanese examine life and living with the keenest eyes and the most vivid of imaginations. Thersa Matsuura has captured that essence in this darkly insightful collection illuminating the place where reality falters and slips into the strange and fantastical.
Category: Fiction

The Woman Who Rode Away And Other Stories

Author : D. H. Lawrence
ISBN : 0521294304
Genre : Fiction
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These thirteen short stories were written between 1924 and 1928. Eleven were collected in The Woman Who Rode Away (1928), though 'The Man Who Loved Islands' appeared in the American edition only and the other two in The Lovely Lady (1933). An unpublished fragment 'A Pure Witch' is also included.
Category: Fiction

The Enchanted Mall And Other Stories

Author : Donald Busselle
ISBN : 9780595006113
Genre : Fiction
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The Enchanted Mall and Other Stories covers a range of subjects and story types梩hree stories use Christmas themes plus one Christmas story is included where a couple receives a message and help from beyond the grave. Two other stories also tell of a "flicker from beyond." Three stories use the theme of a "possessed" computer. Mr. Busselle has put a little something in to whet the interests of all readers! AUTHOR BIO: Donald H. Busselle was born in Ohio and has lived in various parts of Florida since 1952. He has a Bachelors and Masters Degree, and has done advanced study in the English language. After thirty-two years of teaching he retired in 1988 as as Assistant Professor of English. Now he spends his time writing. Most of his stories deal with science fiction themes, but he has written general fiction. A range of his subjects is illustrated in this present volume, The Enchanted Mall and Other Stories.
Category: Fiction

Pigeon Feathers

Author : John Updike
ISBN : 9780679645764
Genre : Fiction
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When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself. . . . The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in which the saving truth is incarnate. . . . Pigeon Feathers is not just a book of very brilliant short stories; it is a demonstration of how the most gifted writer of his generation is coming to maturity; it shows us that Mr. Updike’s fine verbal talent is no longer pirouetting, however gracefully, out of a simple delight in motion, but is beginning to serve his deepest insight.”
Category: Fiction

The Ghost Of John Wayne And Other Stories

Author : Ray Gonz‡lez
ISBN : 0816520666
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of short stories set in Texas and New Mexico, including "The Scorpion Eater," "Spaceship," "The Apparition," and "The Garden of Padre Anselmo."
Category: Fiction

Feathers And Cigarettes And Other Stories

Author : Anne O'Carroll
ISBN : 0954258614
Genre : American fiction
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The Fish Short Story Prize is a worldwide competition, and the winners each year are published in an anthology. The 2003 anthology contains stories by Andrew Lloyd-Jones (Feathers and Cigarettes), Geona Edwards (The Terrible Eyes of Big Hawkins) and Katy Darby (Pussycat, Pussycat).
Category: American fiction

Urashima Taro And Other Japanese Children S Favorite Stories

Author : Florence Sakade
ISBN : 9781462908455
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Full of beautiful, unique illustrations this multicultural childrens book is a collection of Japanese fairy tales and folk stories. Welcome to a fantastic world populated by lonely dragons, adventuresome boys, magical elves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the ten enchanting Japanese children's stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites. Included are some of Japan's best-loved children's tales: Urashima Taro The Fairy Crane The Dragon's Tears The Sandal-seller The Robe of Feathers The Old Man with a Wen The Flying Farmer The Magic Mortar The Biggest in the World Why the Red Elf Cried
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Last Stories And Other Stories

Author : William T Vollmann
ISBN : 9780698135482
Genre : Fiction
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Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic. A Bohemian farmer’s dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes. Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.
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