Reading: World Fiction
& New Zealand Short Stories
by Maxine Beneba Clarke
a powerful new voice in international fiction, this
prize-winning collection of stories crosses the
world—from Africa, London, the West Indies,
and Australia—and expresses the global experience.
Beneba Clarke gives voice to the disenfranchised,
the lost, and the mistreated in this stunning collection
of provocative and gorgeously wrought stories that
will challenge you, move you, and change the way
you view this complex world we inhabit.
these pages, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing
the hallways of Sydney’s notorious Villawood
detention centre; a seven-year-old Sudanese boy
has found solace in a patchwork bike; an enraged
black militant is on the war-path through the rebel
squats of 1960s Brixton; a Mississippi housewife
decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her
son from small-town ignorance; a young woman leaves
rural Jamaica in search of her destiny; and an Australian
schoolgirl loses her way.
Carmen and Other Stories
by Prosper Merimee, Nicholas Jotcham
One of the earliest exponents of the short story,
Prosper Mérimée wrote the universally-acclaimed
tale Carmen, which provided the basis for one of
the world's most popular operas. In addition to
this classic tale, the includes "Colomba,"
"Mateo Falcone," "The Storming of
the Redoubt," "Tamango," "The
Etruscan Vase," "The Game of Backgammon,"
"The Venus of Ille" and "Lokis."
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's
Classics has made available the broadest spectrum
of literature from around the globe. Each affordable
volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship,
providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of
other valuable features, including expert introductions
by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify
the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further
study, and much more.
by Grace James, Warwick Goble
magnificent selection of stories from all parts
of the Land of the Rising Sun. Drawing on a richly
imaginative folk tradition, & set against the
backdrop of Japans mythic past, the tales are suffused
with the essence of this magical land. Combining
the exoticism of the Orient with a touch of the
macabre, these are tales in which fantasy can unexpectedly
shade into supernatural terror. The imaginative
art of the Japanese fairy tale is amply celebrated
in this beautifully illustrated edition. All readers
with a fascination of folklore & of fantastic
tales need look no further than this excellent edition.
by Colin Channer
the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain
and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection
of connected stories set on San Carlos, a tiny island
with an old volcano in the Caribbean Sea.
the early 1900s up to modern times, the stories
trace the intersecting lives of travelers, expatriates,
and local folks in ways that shock, illuminate,
and reveal. From the American photographer who finds
her world disturbed by new forms of love and lust,
to a charismatic priest confronted by the earthly
perks of fame and stardom, the diverse mix of characters
are united by the universal search for love and
understanding—a challenge on an island simmering
with issues of politics, power, and race.