Download The Beautiful Indifference: Stories by Sarah Hall PDF

By Sarah Hall

From guy Booker Prize-shortlisted writer Sarah corridor comes a set of specific and demanding brief fiction hailed as a sensation by way of united kingdom reviewers

The serenity of a Finnish lake turns sinister whilst a woman's lover doesn't get back from his swim . . . A bored London housewife discovers a mystery erotic membership . . . A shy, bookish woman develops an not going friendship with the schoolyard bully and her wild, horsey relatives . . . After combating along with her boyfriend, a girl is going for an evening stroll on a distant tropical seashore with darkish, unforeseen consequences.

Sarah corridor has been hailed as "one of the main major and interesting of Britain's younger novelists" (The Guardian). Now, during this number of seven items of brief fiction, released in England to exceptional compliment, she is at her most sensible: seven items of uniquely proficient prose telling tales as totally soaking up as they're formidable and available.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Beautiful Indifference: Stories PDF

Best contemporary literature books

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary

From Axolotl to Zebrafish, meet an international of 'barely imagined beings': actual creatures which are usually stranger and extra unbelievable than something dreamt within the pages of a medieval bestiary. starting from the depths of the sea to the main arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the wonder and bizarreness of the numerous residing types we idea we knew and a few shall we by no means have meditated, and invitations us to raised think the realm round us.

The Last Best Kiss

Anna Eliot is uninterested in being concerned approximately what folks imagine. in spite of everything, that was once how she misplaced the one man she ever relatively beloved, Finn Westbrook.

Now, 3 years after she broke his middle, the person who bought away is again in her life.

All Anna desires is an opportunity to relive their final kiss back (and back and again). yet Finn evidently hasn’t forgotten how she handled him, and he’s made it transparent he has little interest in having something to do with her.

Anna retains attempting to convince herself that she doesn’t care approximately Finn both, yet even supposing they’ve either replaced seeing that they first met, deep down she is aware he’s the fellow for her. Now if purely she will be able to get him to think that, too. .. .

With her signature wit and expertly actual teenager voice, Claire LaZebnik (the writer of fan favorites Epic Fail and the difficulty with Flirting) once more breathes new lifestyles right into a perennially renowned love tale. enthusiasts of Polly Shulman, Maureen Johnson, and, after all, Jane Austen will love this irresistibly humorous and romantic story of first loves and moment percentages.

A Way in the World: A Novel

In his long-awaited, greatly cutting edge new novel, Naipaul, "one of literature's nice travelers" (Los Angles Times), spans continents and centuries to create what's right now an autobiography and a fictional archaeology of colonialism. "Dickensian . . . a super new prism during which to view (Naipaul's) existence and paintings.

At the Bay: Short Story (HarperPerennial Classics)

With their annual holiday coming to an finish, the Burnells and the Trouts spend the day on the seashore. whereas the kids dig for treasures within the sand, the adults examine the fleeting nature of lifestyles and tips to live.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in e-book construction and celebrating analyzing in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

Extra resources for The Beautiful Indifference: Stories

Sample text

You’re valid, for one hour,” 48 a. m. h o m e s she says, handing the ticket back. ” She leads him into a room, weighs him, takes his blood pressure and tempera­ ture, and tells him to hop up onto the table. “Go ahead and make yourself comfortable. ” “I’m OK,” he says. ” She winks. ” Dr. Lusardi asks, sweeping into the room, his white coat following him. “I was in pain, incredible pain. ” “Fine. I feel fine, and then I remember the pain. ” Lusardi flips through his chart. ” The doctor gestures for him to take off his shirt.

He takes out a five and a few ones and slaps them into the man’s hand. ” the dining-room hostess asks. ” the hostess asks again. He nods. “This way,” she says, leading him into the empty dining room. Someone hands him a menu, someone else pours him a glass of water, another puts a dinner roll on his bread plate and some butter beside it. He immediately eats the roll. He hasn’t been eating bread—it’s not part of his program. The roll is 52 a. m. h o m e s warm, yeasty sourdough. He eats it with cold butter—he closes his eyes—good.

M. h o m e s atmosphere, hinting at the day to come. He sat in the back, with the windows down, his head into the breeze like a dog. The driver babbled like a bad bartender, talking about everything, anything, nothing. ” He didn’t answer; the last thing he wanted was a confes­ sional conversation with the cab driver. “Fine, keep it a secret, see if I care. Everyone thinks they’re entitled to keep it to themselves. What do they know? That’s how you get sick, really sick—ulcers, colitis, cancer. I tell people everything, what do I need to keep secrets for?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 21 votes