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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick Audiobook

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick

Author: Zora Neale Hurston Narrator: Aunjanue Ellis Release Date: March 2020

From ‘one of the greatest writers of our time’ (Toni Morrison) – the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God and Barracoon – a collection of remarkable short stories from the Harlem Renaissance With a foreword by Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage ‘Genius’ Alice Walker ‘Rigorous, convincing, dazzling’ Zadie Smith on Their Eyes Were Watching God In 1925, college student Zora Neale Hurston – the sole black student at Barnard College, New York – was living in the city, ‘desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.’ During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognised as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston’s ‘lost’ Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humour, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston’s world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer’s voice and her contributions to America’s literary traditions.

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So We Can Glow: Stories Audiobook

So We Can Glow: Stories

A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning author Roxane Gay calls 'a consummate storyteller.' From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two short stories -- ranging from the 80's and 90's to present day -- expose expose the hearts of girls and women in moments of obsessive desire and fantasy, wildness and bad behavior, brokenness and fearlessness, and more. On a hot July night, teenage girls sneak out of the house to meet their boyfriends by the train tracks. Members of a cult form an unsettling chorus as they proclaim their adoration for the same man. A woman luxuriates in a fantasy getaway to escape her past. A love story begins over cabbages in a grocery store, and a laundress's life is consumed by her obsession with a baseball star. After the death of a sister, two high school friends kiss all night and binge-watch Winona Ryder movies. Leesa Cross-Smith's sensuous stories -- some long, some gone in a flash, some told over text and emails -- drench readers in nostalgia for summer nights and sultry days. They recall the intense friendships of teenage girls and the innate bonds between mothers, the first heady rush of desire, and the pure exhilaration of womanhood, all while holding up the wild souls of women so they can catch the light.

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Philomel Cottage: An Agatha Christie Short Story Audiobook

Philomel Cottage: An Agatha Christie Short Story

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Release Date: March 2020

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time on audio. Recently swept off her feet, after a week of courting, the newly married Alix Martin is a woman obsessed by a reoccurring dream of her new husband’s murder. Each time she can see the murderer clearly and it is the mild mannered man she had almost married wreaking his revenge. But, what is worse is that at the end of the dream she thanks the murderer. Alix, perplexed and confused calms herself in their pretty garden when their gardener, two days early, wishes her a happy trip and says he’s sad to hear that the couple may never return. More than perplexed Alix is now scared. Is the simple gardener confused or is she?

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La trenza Audiobook

La trenza

Author: Laetitia Colombani Narrator: Sol De La Barreda Release Date: March 2020

TRES MUJERES UNIDAS POR UN PODEROSO ANHELO DE LIBERTAD. Un fulgurante éxito editorial que ha permanecido durante meses en lo más alto de las listas de ventas tras conquistar a la crítica y al público. Con cerca de medio millón de ejemplares vendidos en Francia y casi treinta traducciones en curso, La trenza fue uno de los fenómenos editoriales de 2017. En esta narración vibrante y conmovedora, Laetitia Colombani -guionista, directora y actriz de reconocido prestigio- aborda las historias de tres mujeres que, nacidas en continentes muy dispares, comparten unas ideas y sentimientos que las unen en un poderoso anhelo de libertad. INDIA. En Badlapur, la intocable Smita sobrevive recogiendo los excrementos de una casta superior. Resignada a su condición, está decidida en cambio a que su hija no siga sus pasos: la pequeña irá a la escuela y su vida será digna y provechosa, aunque para ello Smita tenga que desafiar las normas establecidas. ITALIA. A Giulia le encanta trabajar en el taller familiar, el último de Palermo que confecciona pelucas con pelo auténtico. Hubiera podido ir a la universidad, pero dejó el instituto con dieciséis años para iniciarse en los secretos de este oficio. Cuando su padre sufre un accidente y Giulia descubre que el negocio está al borde de la quiebra, afronta la adversidad con valentía y determinación. CANADÁ. Sarah es una abogada de éxito en Montreal que lo ha sacrificado todo por su carrera: dos matrimonios fallidos y tres hijos a los que no ha visto crecer. Un día, tras caer desmayada en el transcurso de un juicio, Sarah comprende que su vida ha dado un vuelco y que deberá escoger lo que de verdad le importa. Smita, Giulia y Sarah no se conocen, pero tienen en común el empuje y el tesón de las mujeres que rechazan lo que el destino les ha reservado y serebelan contra las circunstancias que las oprimen. Como hilos invisibles, sus caminos se entrelazan, formando una trenza que simboliza la voluntad inquebrantable de vivir con esperanza e ilusión. Reseñas: «La autora traza con una habilidad asombrosa el retrato de tres mujeres que se rebelan contra su destino, tres historias que dejan entrever una humanidad frágil pero vibrante.» Le Figaro «El fenómeno del momento.» Le Parisien «Un homenaje a la fuerza de todas las mujeres.» Biba «Las protagonistas de La trenza tienen en común una fuerza y una determinación que las empujan a decidir cada instante de su vida en lugar de padecerlo. Son un modelo para todas nosotras.» Le Soir

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Casa tomada y otros cuentos Audiobook

Casa tomada y otros cuentos

Author: Julio Cortázar Narrator: Leandro Schnitman Release Date: March 2020

Después de leer estos auténticos clásicos del género, nuestra opinión sobre el mundo no puede seguir siendo la misma. Esta cuidada antología es una selección de los mejores cuentos de Julio Cortázar: 'Casa tomada', 'Lejana', 'Continuidad de los parques', 'Los venenos', 'La noche boca arriba', 'Las armas secretas', 'Instrucciones para llorar', 'Instrucciones para dar cuerda al reloj', 'Simulacros', 'Conducta en los velorios', 'Acefalía', 'Cuento sin moraleja', 'La salud de los enfermos' y 'El otro cielo'.

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Entrapment, and Other Writings Audiobook

Entrapment, and Other Writings

Author: Nelson Algren Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella, Ramiz Monsef, Richard Ferrone, Richard Poe, Traber Burns Release Date: March 2020

Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and kids who knew they’d never reach the age of twenty-one: all of them admirable in Algren’s eyes for their vitality and no-bullshit forthrightness, their insistence on living and their ability to find a laugh and a dream in the unlikeliest places. In Entrapment and Other Writings—containing his unfinished novel and previously unpublished or uncollected stories, poems, and essays—Algren speaks to our time as few of his fellow great American writers of the 1940s and ’50s do, in part because he hasn’t yet been accepted and assimilated into the American literary canon, despite that he is held up as a talismanic figure. “You should not read [Algren] if you can’t take a punch,” Ernest Hemingway declared. “Mr. Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful.”

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Cuentos malvados Audiobook

Cuentos malvados

Author: Espido Freire Narrator: Sonia Román Release Date: March 2020

Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. En un tour de force que demuestra su maestría en la narración, Espido Freire nos presenta en Cuentos Malvados noventa y nueve microrrelatos que se mueven en las coordenadas de los maestros del género, desde Fernando Iwasaki a Ana María Shua pasando por José María Merino o Andrés Neuman. La autora plantea estos microcuentos a modo de laberinto de senderos en los que entrecruzan ángeles, corrientes de agua, sombras, secretos ahogados, espejos y monstruos.

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Cinco Historias Aleatorias y Muy Cortas Audiobook

Cinco Historias Aleatorias y Muy Cortas

Author: Carlos Mora, Martin Lundqvist Narrator: Carlos Mora Release Date: March 2020

Esta antología contiene Cinco cuentos al azar. Algunos son divertidos, otros son escalofriantes y la mayoría son simplemente raros: Contiene las siguientes historias: Caos Navideño La Amenaza Enmascarada La Eternidad puede esperar. La misión de Martin Puther en China. Serendípia salvó al Pirómano.

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Verge: Stories Audiobook

Verge: Stories

Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year by Vogue, Buzzfeed, Hello Giggles, and more.  A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer of rare insight into the jagged boundaries between pain and survival. Her characters are scarred by the unchecked hungers of others and themselves, yet determined to find salvation within lives that can feel beyond their control. In novels such as The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan, she has captivated readers with stories of visceral power. Now, in Verge, she offers a shard-sharp mosaic portrait of human resilience on the margins.   The landscape of Verge is peopled with characters who are innocent and imperfect, wise and endangered: an eight-year-old black-market medical courier, a restless lover haunted by memories of his mother, a teenage girl gazing out her attic window at a nearby prison, all of them wounded but grasping toward transcendence. Clear-eyed yet inspiring, Verge challenges us with moments of uncomfortable truth, even as it urges us to place our faith not in the flimsy guardrails of society but in the memories held-and told-by our own individual bodies.

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Entretrenimientos - no dramatizado Audiobook

Entretrenimientos - no dramatizado

Author: Flora Smith Narrator: Carlos Quintero Release Date: February 2020

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The Neon Wilderness Audiobook

The Neon Wilderness

Author: Nelson Algren Narrator: Ramiz Monsef, Richard Ferrone, Richard Poe Release Date: February 2020

As rock and roll novelist Tom Carson writes in his introduction, "The Neon Wilderness is the pivotal book of Nelson Algren's career-the one which bid a subdued but determined farewell to everything that had earlier made him no more than just another good writer, and inaugurated the idiosyncratic, bedeviled, cantankerously poetic sensibility that would see him ranked among the few literary originals of his times." Algren's classic 1947 short story collection is the pure vein Algren would mine for all his subsequent novels and stories. The stories in this collection are literary triumphs that "don't fade away." Among the stories included here are "A Bottle of Milk for Mother," about a Chicago youth being cornered for a murder, and "The Face on the Barrome Floor," in which a legless man pummels another man nearly to death-the seeds that would grow into the novel Never Come Morning. Algren's World War II stories whose final expression would be in the novel The Man with the Golden Arm are also part of this collection. "So Help Me," Algren's first published work, is here. Other stories include, "The Captain Has Bad Dreams," in which Algren first introduced the character of the blameless captain who feels such a heavy burden of guilt and wonders why the criminal offenders he sees seem to feel no guilt at all. And then there is "Design for Departure," in which a young woman drifting into hooking and addiction sees her own dreaminess outlasting her hopes.

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The Burglar in Short Order Audiobook

The Burglar in Short Order

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Richard Ferrone Release Date: February 2020

Four decades ago, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block introduced the world to one of his most beloved and enduring creations: Bernie Rhodenbarr, the clever, nimble-fingered star of novels such as Burglars Can't Be Choosers, The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling, and The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons. Called the Heifetz of the picklock by the New York Times, Bernie has stolen not only antiques, stamp collections, and priceless works of art but also millions of readers' hearts. Now, for all those craving more adventures of their favorite bookseller-by-day and burglar-by-night, The Burglar in Short Order for the first time ever collects all of Bernie's short-form appearances in one complete volume. From the story in which a prototype of Bernie first appeared (A Bad Night For Burglars) to his appearances in Playboy and (maybe? It's kinda complicated) Cosmopolitanfrom an essay discussing Bernie's misadventures in Hollywood (how in the world did Whoopi Goldberg ever get cast?) to a piece commissioned by a European publisher for a tourist guide to New Yorkyou'll find every published story, article, and standalone excerpt Bernie has ever appeared inplus two new, unpublished pieces: an introduction discussing the character's colorful origins and an afterword in which the author, contemplating retirement, comes face to face with his own creation. In all of mystery fiction, there has never been a character like Bernieand in this, his dozenth book, he demonstrates all the charm and wit and kleptophilic ingenuity that has made two generations of readers welcome their favorite burglar into their homes.

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