The Aversive Clause View

36 in stock

Anatolia and Other Stories View

18 in stock

Said and Done View

3 in stock

Signs of Life View

48 in stock

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Short Story Bundle

Publication Date: March 2015


We’re celebrating short fiction this March, and are offering a bundle of four fantastic collections for just $35.95!

The Aversive Clause by B. C. Edwards
Anatolia and Other Stories by Anis Shivani
Said and Done by James Morrison
Signs of Life by Norman Waksler


“(The) Aversive Clause is hilarious, absurd, frank, somehow honest, somewhat blasphemous, and wildly original. I’ve never read stories like these, but I’ve always wanted stories like these. B.C. Edwards is both a wordsmith and a riot; they exact kind of riot we need.”

-Justin Torres

In Anatolia and Other Stories, Anis Shivani does no less than deliver a world.”

-Julie Shigekuni

You read James Morrison knowing you are in the hands of an extraordinary writer, with a sure sense of musicality, pacing, and description. But the real achievement of Said and Done is not so visible. These characters will possess your imagination long after you’ve put the book down. How does he do that?”

-Paul Lisicky

Like Chekhov, Waksler finds the drama in small problems…

-Dale Barrigar

About the Authors

B.C. Edwards

B.C. Edwards is a producer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and attended the graduate writing program at The New School in New York. The winner of the 2011 Hudson Prize for Fiction, he is the author of the collected stories The Aversive Clause (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) as well as a chapbook To Mend Small Children, (Augury Books, 2012) and full length collection of poetry From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). His work has appeared in Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, Mathematics Magazine, Hobart and others.  He was raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn.

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Anis Shivani

Black Lawrence Press published Anis Shivani’s first book, Anatolia and Other Stories, in 2009. The book was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor international short story award, and has received many great reviews over the last three years. Rigoberto Gonzalez called it the best small press book published in 2009. Stories from Anatolia and Other Stories appear in Crazyhorse, Other Voices, River City, South Dakota Review, Confrontation, Stand, and other journals. Anis’s other books include The Fifth Lash and Other Stories (2012)—also currently longlisted for the Frank O’Connor award; My Tranquil War and Other Poems (2012); Against the Workshop (2011); and the forthcoming novel Karachi Raj (2013). Anis’s work appears in Georgia Review, Southwest Review, Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, Threepenny Review, Boston Review, Epoch, Agni, Fence, Subtropics, Pleiades, Boulevard, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Times Literary Supplement, London Magazine, Cambridge Quarterly, Meanjin, Antigonish Review, Dalhousie Review, Fiddlehead, and many other journals. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and often reviews books for newspapers and magazines. He has just finished a book of sonnets called Soraya, and a book of criticism called Literature at the Global Crossroads. Currently he is at work on a novel called Abruzzi, 1936, a new book of criticism on “plastic realism” in recent American fiction, and a poetry manuscript called Empire. He won a 2012 Pushcart Prize, lives in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Harvard College.

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James Morrison

JAMES MORRISON is the author of a memoir, Broken Fever, and a novel, The Lost Girl, as well as several books on film. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Raritan, and many other magazines, and his work has been cited in both the Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays anthologies. He currently lives in Southern California, where he teaches film, literature, and creative writing at Claremont McKenna- College. His short story collection, Said & Done, is a finalist for a 2010 LAMBDA Literary Award as well as the 2009 ForeWard Book of the Year Award in Fiction/Short Stories.

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Norman Waksler

Norman Waksler has published short stories and flash fiction in a variety of journals, print and online, most recently Epicenter, The Tidal Basin Review, Sunsets and Silencers, Cybersoleil Journal, The Valparaiso Fiction Review and Thick Jam. He has been the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Fiction, and has appeared in Best American Short Stories. A previous collection, The Book of Regrets, is published by the Main Street Rag Press. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, the Sociologist, Frances Chaput Waksler.

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