Rich with authentic detail and insight, these compelling stories sweep the reader along on an intimate, uniquely
Jewish journey from 1974 through the first decade of the new millennium as the characters wrestle with identity,
independence, ambition, sexuality, faith, and love.
The five compelling tales comprising Lolita at Leonard’s of Great Neck and Other Stories from the Before
Times will take you on an immersive journey from 1974 to the 2000s. Eighteen-year-old Anna, a Jewish college
student, meets a German businessman at a Greek diner on Queens Boulevard. Claire Seltzer of Great Neck
has the honeymoon from hell in Paris. Rebecca, a spunky eighth grader, is in love with Mr. Miller, her math
teacher. Sarah Reinhardt, the wife of a celebrity doctor living in Central Park West, finds herself in a complicated
love triangle. Rachel Rosensweig awakens one morning to find that her husband of thirty years, a Columbia
professor, has become a dangerous radical.
The characters of this unforgettable collection inhabit the golden era of the postwar, pre-pandemic world.
Age-old power struggles—between lovers, between friends, between parents and children—are illuminated
and analyzed. Heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious, their stories disclose and document what it meant to
be American, Jewish, and female. Rich with cultural touchstones and reference points, they are suffused with
self-awareness, longing, and sensual awareness.
Will Anna accept the invitation of the German businessman? Can Claire’s honeymoon be saved? Will Rebecca’s
love for Mr. Miller remain secret? How will Sarah fix the mess she has made? And how will Rachel protect
herself from the threat that has suddenly become very personal?
You are invited to fall in love with these characters and their long-gone world.
A collection of award-winning short stories by Harlan Ellison, an eight-time Hugo Award winner, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and four-time Nebula Award winner
Harlan Ellison’s work shaped the science-fiction, fantasy, and horror genres in the twentieth century, and this collection of his best-known and most-acclaimed stories is a perfect treasury for old Ellison fans as well as listeners discovering this zany, polyphonic writer for the first time.
Featuring these stories and many more:
“‘Repent Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” - Hugo Award winner“Jeffty Is Five” - British Fantasy Award winner“The Whimper of Whipped Dogs” - Edgar Allan Poe Award winner
From the author of the breakout novel Thistlefoot: a collection of dark fairytales and fractured folklore exploring how our passions can save us-or go monstrously wrong.
The stories in Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart are about the abomination that resides within us all. That churning, clawing, ravenous yearning: the hunger to be held, and seen, and known. And the terror, too: to be loved too well, or not enough, or for long enough. To be laid bare before your sweetheart, to their horror. To be recognized as the monstrous thing you are.
Two teenage girls working at a sinister roadside attraction called the Eternal Staircase explore its secrets-and their own doomed summer love. A zombie rooster plays detective in a missing persons case. A woman moves into a new house with her acclaimed artist boyfriend-and finds her body slowly shifting into something specially constructed to accommodate his needs and whims. A pack of middle schoolers turn to the occult to rid themselves of a hated new classmate. And a pair of outcasts, a vampire and a goat woman, find solace in each other, even as the world's lack of understanding might bring about its own end.
In these lush, strange, beautifully written stories, GennaRose Nethercott explores human longing in all its diamond-dark facets to create a collection that will redefine what you see as a beast, and make you beg to have your heart broken.
Here there be gods and monsters-forged from flesh and stone and vengeance-emerging from the icy abyss of deep space, ascending from dark oceans, and prowling strange cities to enter worlds of chaos and wonder, where scientific rigor and human endeavor is tested to the limits. These are cosmic realms and watery domains where old offerings no longer appease the ancient Gods or the new and hungry idols. Deities and beasts. Life and death. Love and hate. Science and magic. And smiling monsters in human skin.
Premee Mohamed's debut collection of contemporary cosmic horror and dark fantasy heralds the arrival of a new and vibrant voice on the cutting edge of modern speculative fiction.
Eine Kurzgeschichte über das 13 werden am Geburtstag der eigenen Tochter.
Die Eltern geschieden, die Situation um den Geburtstag als Patchwork-Familie und Gedanken an die eigene Jugend
mit all den Unsicherheiten in diesem Alter ...
Die Kurzgeschichte erzählt die eigenen Erlebnisse in dieser besonderen Stadt. Aus Sicht des Jugendlichen, des Heranwachsenden,
als Vater und als Tourist. Ein humorvoller Rückblick auf die Besuche und die besonderen Geschichten, die sich dort ereigent haben.
Die Kurzgeschichte beschreibt die emotionale Sicht einer Fernbeziehung aus Männersicht. Das Ankommen, gemeinsame Zeit, die Abschiede und besonders die Zeit, die man(n) alleine verbringt. Die Gedanken an das Für und Wider, Fragen und wenig Antworte inklusive.
This audiobook is narrated by a digital voice.
The whispered words in my ear were the biggest turn on of my life, but role playing a hooker and customer was even better than I imagined. Brett led me out to the dark alley at the back of the nightclub and I played the game by taking the money he offered. I got onto my knees to give him what he wanted and that set the scene for a kinky roleplay encounter that went all the way
At the end of the Victorian era, a handful of public intellectuals advocated for tolerance of the 'Uranian'-a man who loved other men. Some went so far as to propose that these 'intermediate sexes' might, in fact, constitute a totally different species, even serve as intrepid guides in our march toward an uncertain future.
The five speculative stories in Theodore McCombs's kaleidoscopic collection span several possible worlds, teasing the boundaries between coexisting realities and taking up the question of queer difference from one surprising vantage after another.
Each story unfolds with the depth and complexity of an entire universe; each is inhabited by characters learning to divest from a society that has marked and rejected them. Discerning which dreams of Western civilization to hold fast to and which to leave behind, these outsiders set their gazes on new horizons and prepare for the changes to come. Arch but tender, clear-eyed and compassionate, Uranians brilliantly illustrates the vital role that queerness plays in every possible version of our world.