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The Delicate Prey Deluxe Edition - And Other Stories (Paperback): Paul Bowles The Delicate Prey Deluxe Edition - And Other Stories (Paperback)
Paul Bowles; Foreword by Vendela Vida
R365 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R20 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Love and Other Wounds - Stories (Paperback): Jordan Harper Love and Other Wounds - Stories (Paperback)
Jordan Harper
R327 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R21 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ena Murray Keur 16 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Ena Murray Ena Murray Keur 16 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Ena Murray
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Haar grootste offer ontvang Marlene, wat vier maande swanger is, die skoknuus dat haar man wil skei. In Skaduwees van gister veroorsaak nuwe maatrels dat matrone Anmar Cloete se pos oorbodig raak. Boonop word haar gewese verloofde as ’n nuwe dokter aangestel. Karen Viljoen is melaats verklaar. Di oordeel dryf haar uit haar huis – tot in Genadendal, inrigting vir melaatses. Kan Otto se liefde di vuurproef deurstaan in Plekkie in die son?

London Under Snow (Paperback): Jordi Llavina London Under Snow (Paperback)
Jordi Llavina; Translated by Douglas Suttle
R335 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R26 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Die Vrou In Die Blou Mantel (Paperback): Deon Meyer Die Vrou In Die Blou Mantel (Paperback)
Deon Meyer
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bennie moet ’n ring koop. En nie sommer ’n hierjy-ring vir sy Alexa nie. Hoe op aarde moet hy nou dt bekostig?

Terwyl hy wag om te hoor of die bank sal help, word ’n naakte vroueliggaam op Sir Lowryspas gevind. Uitgestal langs die pad; dit lyk soos die werk van ’n reeksmoordenaar. Ongedentifiseerd word sy na die staatslykshuis gebring – waar sy bekend word, weens die bleikmiddel waarmee sy geskrop is, as die Gebleikte Lyk.

Kort daarna word sy Bennie en Vaughn se probleem toe daar besef word sy’s ’n buitelander: Alicia Lewis, ’n kunskenner op die spoor van ’n Fabritius-skildery wat kwansuis in die Kaap is – en h was ’n Rembrandt-leerling van wie bloedweinig werke bekend is. ’n Onbekende Fabritius sou ’n grt storie in die kunswreld wees.

Dan vind Lithpel Davids die naam Billy de Palma in Alicia se skootrekenaar, en Vaughn weet dadelik daar’s grt fout. Want hy ken vir Billy, en Billy is bad, bad news . . .

One Last Dram Before Midnight - The Complete Collected D.C.I. Daley Short Stories (Paperback): Denzil Meyrick One Last Dram Before Midnight - The Complete Collected D.C.I. Daley Short Stories (Paperback)
Denzil Meyrick 1
R240 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R46 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bringing together six short stories - two of which are previously unpublished - One Last Dram Before Midnight is the perfect Christmas gift for fans of Denzil Meyrick. These tales take us from Jim Daley's early days pounding the beat in Glasgow as a young constable to a light-hearted whisky smuggling romp involving Hamish and some ghostly pipers. Includes four previously eBook exclusive stories: 'Single End', 'Two One Three', 'Dalintober Moon' and 'Empty Nets and Promises'.

Per ongeluk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Lloyd Zandberg Per ongeluk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Lloyd Zandberg
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hierdie versameling kortverhale bied 'n histeriese kykie op alledaagse situasies: 'n tango-les in die platteland; die tannie so "eenvoudig soos 'n ses-stuk legkaart"; 'n besoek aan 'n tandarts en sy assistent wat meer as net 'n spreekkamer deel. Lloyd Zandberg se debuut is 'n boek vol deernis en humor, met vriendelike gebruiksaanwysings vir mense wat nie so goed lees nie. Kyk een keer deur sy oe na die lewe, en niks sal ooit weer dieselfde wees nie.

As in die mond (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nicole Jaekel Strauss As in die mond (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nicole Jaekel Strauss
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

n Kinderlose ma op n Griekse eiland, die helder kleure vir haar oe grys. n Tuisnywerheid-bakker trek sy mansklere uit, word Aisha en skik sy kopdoek voor sy aflewerings; by die tuisnywerheid beloer twee seuns mekaar oor die lemon meringues. Op n brandstapel sterf n jong heilige. Die deurlopende draad: Wat het gebeur op die vlammenag? Verwikkelde verhale vorm n onthutsende eenheid in Nicole Jaekel Strauss se tweede bundel.

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance (Paperback): Lee Child Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance (Paperback)
Lee Child; Mystery Writers of America Inc
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 In stock

When a different kind of justice is needed---swift, effective, and personal---a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.
The heroes in these stories include a cop who's seen too much, a woman who has been pushed too far, or just an ordinary person doing what the law will not. Some call them vigilantes, others claim they are just another brand of criminal.
Edited and with an introduction by Lee Child, these stories reveal the shocking consequences when men and women take the law into their own hands.
Full list of contributors:
Alafair Burke
Lee Child
Michael Connelly
Mike Cooper
Brendan DuBois
Jim Fusilli
Michelle Gagnon
Darrell James
C.E. Lawrence
Dennis Lehane
Steve Liskow
Rick McMahan
Adam Meyer
Dreda Say Mitchell
Michael Niemann
Twist Phelan
Zoe Sharp
Karin Slaughter
Orest Stelmach
Anne Swardson
Janice Law Trecker"

Die Dag Toe Ons Krismis Gaan Soek Het (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wini Esterhuizen Die Dag Toe Ons Krismis Gaan Soek Het (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wini Esterhuizen
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Beautiful Indifference - Stories (Paperback): Sarah Hall The Beautiful Indifference - Stories (Paperback)
Sarah Hall
R331 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R20 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Winner of the Portico PrizeWinner of the Edge Hill University Short Story PrizeShort-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story AwardSarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and exciting of Britain's young novelists" (The Guardian). Now, in this collection of short fiction published in England to phenomenal praise, she has created a work at once provocative and mesmerizing.

Zip! (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nataniel Zip! (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nataniel 1
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nataniel is weer op sy stukke. 41 magiese nuwe stories in Afrikaans en Engels, uit sy mees onlangse verhoogproduksies landswyd. Tegelyk absurd en tog so herkenbaar Suid-Afrikaans. Soos in Nicky & Lou, en sy jongste blitsverkoper 150 stories, is die verhale in Zip! spitsvondig en baie snaaks, en tog ook so wys. Hoe skryf hy op een plek: As mense na jou staar of jou nie aanvaar nie, is dit heeltemal in die haak. Solank hulle vir jou hande klap. 27 stories is in Afrikaans, en 14 in Engels.

Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa (Book): Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa (Book)
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Object Lessons - The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story (Paperback): the Paris Review Object Lessons - The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story (Paperback)
the Paris Review
R437 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A "New York Magazine" Best Book of the Year
A" Huffington Post" Best Book of the Year
Twenty contemporary authors introduce twenty sterling examples of the short story from the pages of "The Paris Review." What does it take to write a great short story? In "Object Lessons," twenty contemporary masters of the genre answer that question, sharing favorite stories from the pages of "The Paris Review." Over the course of the last half century, the Review has launched hundreds of careers while publishing some of the most inventive and best-loved stories of our time. This anthology---the first of its kind---is more than a treasury: it is an indispensable resource for writers, students, and anyone else who wants to understand fiction from a writer's point of view. "Some chose classics. Some chose stories that were new even to us. Our hope is that this collection will be useful to young writers, and to others interested in literary technique. Most of all, it is intended for readers who are not (or are no longer) in the habit of reading short stories. We hope these object lessons will remind them how varied the form can be, how vital it remains, and how much pleasure it can give."--from the Editors' Note WITH SELECTIONS BYDaniel Alarcon - Donald Barthelme - Ann Beattie - David Bezmozgis - Jorge Luis Borges - Jane Bowles - Ethan Canin - Raymond Carver - Evan S. Connell - Bernard Cooper - Guy Davenport - Lydia Davis - Dave Eggers - Jeffrey Eugenides - Mary Gaitskill - Thomas Glynn - Aleksandar Hemon - Amy Hempel - Mary-Beth Hughes - Denis Johnson - Jonathan Lethem - Sam Lipsyte - Ben Marcus - David Means - Leonard Michaels - Steven Millhauser - Lorrie Moore - Craig Nova - Daniel Orozco - Mary Robison - Norman Rush - James Salter - Mona Simpson - Ali Smith - Wells Tower - Dallas Wiebe - Joy Williams

Years of Red Dust - Stories of Shanghai (Paperback): QIu Xiaolong Years of Red Dust - Stories of Shanghai (Paperback)
QIu Xiaolong
R415 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R69 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Published originally in the pages of "Le Monde, "this collection of linked short stories by Qiu Xiaolong has already been a major bestseller in France "(Cite de la Poussiere Rouge) "and Germany "(Das Tor zur Roten Gasse), "where it and the author was the subject of a major television documentary. The stories in "Years of Red Dust "trace the changes in modern China over fifty years--from the early days of the Communist revolution in 1949 to the modernization movement of the late nineties--all from the perspective of one small street in Shanghai, Red Dust Lane. From the early optimism at the end of the Chinese Civil War, through the brutality and upheaval of the Cultural Revolution, to the death of Mao, the pro-democracy movement and the riots in Tiananmen Square--history, on both an epic and personal scale, unfolds through the bulletins posted and the lives lived in this one lane, this one corner of Shanghai.

The Secret Lives of People in Love (Paperback): Simon Van Booy The Secret Lives of People in Love (Paperback)
Simon Van Booy
R298 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R17 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Secret Lives of People in Love" is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy's themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world.

Included in this updated P.S. edition is the new story "The Mute Ventriloquist."

Daddy (Paperback): Emma Cline Daddy (Paperback)
Emma Cline
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'I don't know which is more amazing, Emma Cline's understanding of human beings or her mastery of language' Mark Haddon The eagerly-awaited new book by Emma Cline, author of the global phenomenon The Girls The stories in Emma Cline's stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his son's school to deal with the fallout of a violent attack and to make sure his son will not lose his college place. But what exactly has his son done? And who is to blame? A young woman trying to make it in LA, working in a clothes shop while taking acting classes, turns to a riskier way of making money but will be forced to confront the danger of the game she's playing. And a family coming together for Christmas struggle to skate over the lingering darkness caused by the very ordinary brutality of a troubled husband and father. These outstanding stories examine masculinity, male power and broken relationships, while revealing - with astonishing insight and clarity - those moments of misunderstanding that can have life-changing consequences. And there is an unexpected violence, ever-present but unseen, in the depiction of the complicated interactions between men and women, and families. Subtle, sophisticated and displaying an extraordinary understanding of human behaviour, these stories are unforgettable.

The Things They Carried (Paperback, Reissue): Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried (Paperback, Reissue)
Tim O'Brien 2
R235 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R54 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. `The Things They Carried' is, on its surface, a sequence of award-winning stories about the madness of the Vietnam War; at the same time it has the cumulative power and unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. But while Vietnam is central to `The Things They Carried', it is not simply a book about war. It is also a book about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.

Beasts Royal - Twelve Tales of Adventure (Paperback): Patrick O'Brian Beasts Royal - Twelve Tales of Adventure (Paperback)
Patrick O'Brian 1
R231 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R54 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Beasts Royal is the second book written by Patrick O'Brian - made available, at last, for the first time since the 1930s and elegantly repackaged. On the indigo waters of the South Sea, the crew of a schooner are attacked by a man-eating tiger-shark. In the humid depths of the African jungle, a thirty-foot python plots to rid himself of his rival, a wily old crocodile. Amid the heat and dust of the Punjab, the snake-charmer Hussein escapes into the forest on the elephant that he trained when a mahout in his youth. With the dry wit and unsentimental precision O'Brian would come to be loved for, we see the drama and tragedies of the natural world unfold for these, as well as other birds and beasts, in these twelve tales of animal adventure that would appear together in 1934 as the author's second book. O'Brian's debut, Caesar, had been published in 1930 and became an instant success, seeing him hailed as the `boy-Thoreau'. His second novel, Hussein, would expand upon one of the stories included in this collection and has been praised by Martin Booth of The Daily Telegraph as being `...as fresh today as when it was written....so rich in detail, it is breathtaking.' As with Caesar and Hussein, Beasts Royal sheds fascinating light on the formation of the literary genius behind the Aubrey-Maturin series of historical adventure tales, for which he is deservedly famous.

What He's Poised to Do (Paperback): Ben Greenman What He's Poised to Do (Paperback)
Ben Greenman
R293 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R18 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ben Greenman is a writer of virtuosic range and uncanny emotional insight. As Darin Strauss has noted, "Like Bruno Schulz, George Saunders, Donald Barthelme, and no one else I can think of, Greenman has the power to be whimsical without resorting to whimsy." The stories in this new collection, What He's Poised to Do, showcase his wide range, yet are united by a shared sense of yearning, a concern with connections missed and lost, and a poignant attention to how we try to preserve and maintain those connections through the written word.

From a portrait of an unfaithful man contemplating his own free will to the saga of a young Cuban man's quixotic devotion to a woman he may never have met; and from a nineteenth-century weapons inventor's letter to his young daughter to an aging man's wistful memory of a summer love affair in a law office--each of these stories demonstrates Greenman's maturity as a chronicler of romantic angst both contemporary and timeless, and as an explorer of the ways our yearning for connection informs our selves and our souls.

The Complete Stories Volume I (Paperback, New Ed): Isaac Asimov The Complete Stories Volume I (Paperback, New Ed)
Isaac Asimov
R262 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R60 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published fifteen years ago, shortly after his death, inside this collection are some of the finest short stories of science fiction writing from one of the genre's greatest writers, Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov was the Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the founder of robot ethics, and one of the world's most prolific authors of fiction and non-fiction. The Good Doctor's short fiction has been enjoyed by millions for more than half a century. Now the definitive Asimov collection is underway with Volume One of The Complete Stories. Many of these stories are classics of the genre, and the last, 'The Last Question', the absolute personal favourite of Asimov himself. Always entertaining and thought provoking, these stories display Asimov's mastery of the short story form. He remains supreme as the thinking person's science fiction writer.

Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud (Paperback, None ed.): Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequiera, Bryce Stevens Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud (Paperback, None ed.)
Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequiera, Bryce Stevens; Foreword by Kaaron Warren
R316 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Friendly Fire (Paperback): Alaa Al Aswany Friendly Fire (Paperback)
Alaa Al Aswany
R317 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Alaa Al Aswany has won resounding critical acclaim for his deft and moving portrayals of the lives of contemporary Egyptians who constantly examine their relationship with Egypt's history, religion, class, and gender distinctions. In Friendly Fire he once again demonstrates an extraordinary empathy for lost and searching souls as he focuses on the exquisite emotions of everyday life.

In "The Kitchen Boy" and "Dearest Sister Makarim," Al Aswany explores the hypocrisy of the class divide. The brief and tender "Izzat Amin Iskandar" is a heartrending view of youthful hope. And in the unforgettable novella "The Isam Abd el-Ati Papers," the narrator carries us along a troubling journey through his painful relationships with his artist father and his self-centered mother, en route to a devastating collision of temptation and morality.

Here are stories of generational conflict, love, repression, and the clash of Western and Arab ideals, all beautifully rendered by a true modern master.

150 Stories (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nataniel 150 Stories (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nataniel
R350 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hierdie omvangryke versameling van die bekende en gewilde Nataniel se verhoogverhale is die ideale Kersgeskenk! Nataniel is een van Suid-Afrika se meester-storievertellers op die verhoog. Sy unieke stem en styl, sy spitsvondige en skerpsinnige humor, sy deernis vir die verskoppelinge en verstotelinge, dit alles maak hom n belangrike stem in ons kultuur en samelewing. Die versameling sluit in byna al sy verhale (Afrikaans en Engels) uit ouer bundels wat reeds deur die jare uit druk geraak het (Oopmond, Rubber, Maria Maria, Tuesday, Kaalkop 2, When I was), sowel as 10 nuwe stories.

Willer Blouwillestories (Afrikaans, Paperback): Willem Theron Willer Blouwillestories (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Willem Theron
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Blouwillem is vir heelwat koerantlesers sinoniem met Maandagoggend. Hierdie hoogs vermaaklike bundel is 'n tweede versameling van Blouwillem se tong-in-die-kies wyshede. Blouwillem neem in Willer Blouwillestories onder andere seerowers onder die loep, hy besin oor Charlize se lewensverhaal, munt die Groot Vier en identifiseer Daai Kyk. Origens bied hierdie bundel waardevolle wenke vir diegene wat n leerlingbestuurderslisensie moet bekom en nee, n pedofiel is nie n onderwyskwalifikasie nie....

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