Those Little Monsters: Recommended Novellas (Updated)

Accountant, by Ethan Canin
Lee Klein

Adopted Town, by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Tobias Carroll

Adultery, by Andre Dubus
Kyle Minor

African Psycho, by Alain Mabanckou
John Domini

Agape Agape, by William Gaddis
Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Adam Robinson

The Age of Grief, by Jane Smiley
John Madera, Kyle Minor

The Age of Wire and String, by Ben Marcus
Josh Maday, John Madera, John Dermot Woods

The Albanian Virgin, by Alice Munro
Gregory Gerke

The Albertine Notes, by Rick Moody
John Domini

All Through the House, by Christopher Coake
Kyle Minor

Among Women Only, by Cesare Pavese
Andrew Zornoza

Amras, by Thomas Bernhard
Carole Maso

Angels and Insects, by A.S. Byatt
Lorette C. Luzajic

Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Amelia Gray

Anjou Flying Streamers After, by Carole Maso
John Domini

Another World, by J.-H. Rosny aîné
Paul Kincaid

Apt Pupil, by Stephen King
Nick Antosca, Timothy Gager

Arthur, by Matthew Savoca
Kathryn Regina

As a Friend, by Forrest Gander
Matthew Simmons

As for Me and My House, by Sinclair Ross
Lorette C. Luzajic

The Ash Gray Proclamation, by Dennis Cooper
Justin Taylor

The Aspern Papers, by Henry James
John Haskell, John Dermot Woods

At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P. Lovecraft
Justin Taylor

The Atrocity Exhibition, by J.G. Ballard
Josh Maday

At the Bottom of the River, by Jamaica Kincaid
Reb Livingston

Aureole, by Carole Maso
Michael Joyce

Auslander, by Michelle Herman
Kyle Minor

Autobiography of Red, by Anne Carson
John Madera

The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
Nicolle Elizabeth, Amelia Gray, William Walsh

Babel 17, by Samuel R. Delany
Paul Kincaid

Badlands, by Cynthia Reeves
Michael Martone

The Bailbondsman, by Stanley Elkin
Kimberly King Parsons

Ballad of the Sad Café, by Carson McCullers
K. Kvashay-Boyle, Timothy Gager, Christopher Higgs, Leni Zumas

The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
Molly Gaudry

The Barracks Thief, by Tobias Wolff
Kyle Minor

Bartleby & Co., by Enrique Vila-Matas
Scott Esposito

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, by Herman Melville
Jimmy Chen, Gregory Gerke, James Iredell, Shane Jones, Sean Kilpatrick, Gary Lutz, Josh Maday, John Madera, Carole Maso, Adam Robinson, Joe Stracci, Justin Taylor, William Walsh

Based on a True Story, by Hesh Kestin.
Dan Wickett

The Bathroom, by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Josh Maday, Christopher Higgs, Jamie Iredell

Battles in the Desert, by Jose Emilio Pacheco
Scott Esposito

A Bear Came Over the Mountain, by Alice Munro
Kyle Minor

The Bear, by William Faulkner
Lee Klein, Josh Maday, William Walsh

The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James
William Walsh

The Beauty of the Husband, by Anne Carson
Lee Klein

Bech Panics, by John Updike
John Domini

Behold the Man, by Michael Moorcock
Paul Kincaid

Being There, by Jerzy Kosinsky
John Madera, Bradley Sands

Believers, by Charles Baxter
Ander Monson

The Bench of Desolation, by Henry James
Renee Gladman

Benito Cereno, by Herman Melville
Jamie Iredell, Ander Monson

Bibliophilia, by Michael Griffith
Steve Almond, Kevin Wilson

Billy Budd, by Herman Melville
John Haskell, David Shields

The Bird Room, by Chris Killen
Ben Myers

Black Water, by Joyce Carol Oates
Sean Lovelace, Kyle Minor

Blessed Assurance: A Moral Tale, by Alan Gurganus
Kevin Wilson

Blood Child, by Octavia E. Butler
Michael Martone

The Blue Guide to Indiana, by Michael Martone
Scott Esposito, Sean Lovelace

The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reb Livingston

The Body, by Stephen King
Timothy Gager

The Body Artist, by Don DeLillo
Gary Lutz, John Madera, William Walsh, Derek White

Bonsai, by Alejandro Zambra
Scott Esposito

A Book, by Nicole Brossard
Renee Gladman

The Bookshop, by Penelope Fitzgerald
Cooper Renner

A Boy and his Dog, by Harlan Ellison
Paul Kincaid

Bounty, by George Saunders
Sean Lovelace, Justin Taylor

A Box of Matches, by Nicholson Baker
David Shields

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote
Tim Russell

The Breast, by Philip Roth
Amelia Gray, Tim Russell

Breasts, by Stuart Dybek
Gregory Gerke

Briar Rose, by Robert Coover
Michael Joyce

The Breathing Method, by Stephen King
Justin Taylor

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
Lorette C. Luzajic

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, by George Saunders
Crispin Best, Kyle Minor

The Brotherhood of Mutilation, by Brian Evenson
Matt Bell, Kimberly King Parsons, Derek White

Bubba Ho Tep, by Joe R. Lansdale
Clayton Moore

The Burrow, by Franz Kafka
Jac Jemc

But Beautiful, by Geoff Dyer
Ben Pester

By Night in Chile, by Roberto Bolaño
Scott Esposito, Brian Evenson

By the Steps of Grand Central I Sat Down and Wept, by Elizabeth Smart
Peter Selgin

The Calmative, by Samuel Beckett
Michael Joyce, John Madera

Candide, by Voltaire
Nick Antosca, Amelia Gray, Ben Pester

Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
Conor Madigan, Tim Russell

The Carnival Tradition, by Rick Moody
Tobias Carroll

Carried Away, by Alice Munro\
Gregory Gerke

Carrying the Body, by Dawn Raffel
Joe Stracci

Cat & Mouse, by Gunter Grass
Ben Pester

Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Derek White

The Centaur in the Garden, by Moacyr Scliar
Daniel Borzutzky

Cheri, by Colette
John Domini

Child of God, by Cormac McCarthy
Josh Maday

Chimera [three novellas], by John Barth
John Domini, Michael Martone

Christie Malry Own Double Entry, by B S Johnson
Crispin Best

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
K. Kvashay-Boyle, Nicolle Elizabeth, Lorette C. Luzajic, John Madera, Carole Maso, Joe Stracci

Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
John Madera, Carole Maso, Ben Pester, Deb Olin Unferth

City of Glass, by Paul Auster
Josh Maday

Closely Watched Trains, by Bohumil Hrabal
Leni Zumas

The Comfort of Strangers, by Ian McEwan
Tim Russell

Coming Through Slaughter, by Michael Ondaatje
Michael Kimball, Ben Pester

Company, by Samuel Beckett
Gregory Gerke, Renee Gladman, Josh Maday, John Madera, Carole Maso

Concrete, by Thomas Bernhard
Daniel Borzutzky, Brian Evenson

Contino’s Blues, by James Ellroy
Clayton Moore

The Conventional Wisdom, by Stanley Elkin
John Domini

Coronado, by Dennis Lehane
Clayton Moore

The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon
Derek White, John Dermot Woods

Crystal River, by Charlie Smith
Gregory Gerke

The Daisy Dolls, by Felisberto Hernández
Andrew Zornoza

Daisy Miller, by Henry James
Conor Madigan, William Walsh

Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury
Lorette C. Luzajic

Dangling Man, by Saul Bellow
Lee Klein

Dark Property, by Brian Evenson
Andrew Borgstrom, Gary Lutz

David Boring, by Dan Clowes
John Dermot Woods

Dawn, by Elie Wiesel
Jamie Iredell, John Madera

The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West
Jim Hanas, Leni Zumas

A Day Meant To Do Less, by Kyle Minor
Dan Wickett, Kevin Wilson

The Dead, by James Joyce
Gary Amdahl, Crispin Best, Amelia Gray, Gregory Gerke, John Haskell, John Madera, Peter Selgin, David Shields, Joe Stracci, John Dermott Woods, Lee Klein

The Deathbird, by Harlan Ellison
Paul Kincaid

Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann
Timothy Gager, Renee Gladman, John Haskell, John Madera, Carole Maso, Leni Zumas, Lee Klein

Death is Not the End, by Ian Rankin
Clayton Moore

The Death of Ivan Illyich, by Leo Tolstoy
Gary Amdahl, Lee Klein, Josh Maday, Micheline Aharonian Marcom

The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio
Molly Gaudry

Demian, by Herman Hesse
Lorette C. Luzajic

Destroy, She Said, Marguerite Duras
Renee Gladman

Devil in the Flesh, by Raymond Radiguet
Peter Selgin

The Devil in the Hills, by Cesare Pavese
Gary Amdahl

The Dew Breaker, by Edwidge Danticat
Kyle Minor

Diary of a Mad Old Man, by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
Ben Myers

Distant Star, by Roberto Bolaño
Daniel Borzutzky

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Amelia Gray

Dragons in Manhattan, by Francesca Lia Block
Jac Jemc

The Dream Lide of Balso Snell, by Nathanael West
Sean Kilpatrick

Dreams and Stones, by Magdalena Tulli
Renee Gladman

A Dreary Story, by Anton Chekhov

Gary Amdahl

The Duel, by Anton Chekhov
Gary Amdahl

The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp, and Carr, by Jesse Ball
Shane Jones

The Earthquake in Chile, by Heinrich von Kleist
Adam Robinson

The Ebony Tower, by John Fowles
Nick Antosca

Eden Eden Eden, by Pierre Guyotat
Sean Kilpatrick, Josh Maday

Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman
K. Kvashay-Boyle

Electric Flesh, by Claro
Andrew Borgstrom

Enchanted Night, by Steven Millhauser
Matthew Simmons

The Enchanter, by Vladamir Nabokov
J.R. Angelella

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Jamie Iredell

Equal Danger, by Leonardo Sciascia
Brian Evenson

Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
Carole Maso, William Walsh

Et Tu, Babe, by Mark Leyner
Crispin Best

Europeana, by Patrik Ourednik
Andrew Borgstrom, Blake Butler

EVER, by Blake Butler
Andrew Borgstrom, Ken Baumann, Matt DeBenedictis, Nicolle Elizabeth, Christopher Higgs, Jamie Iredell, Jac Jemc, Shane Jones, Sean Kilpatrick, Matthew Simmons, William Walsh

Everybody Pays, by Andrew Vachss
Clayton Moore

Everyday, by Lee Rourke
Ben Myers

Everyman, by Philip Roth
Matt DeBenedictis

Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll Pataphysician, by Alfred Jarry
Josh Maday

The Fall, by Albert Camus
David Shields

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
John Madera

The Fair Maiden, by Halldór Laxness
Gary Amdahl

The Father Costume, by Ben Marcus
Gary Lutz, John Madera, Derek White

Fauntleroy’s Ghost, by Vinnie Wilhelm
K. Kvashay-Boyle

The Fifth Child, by Doris Lessing
Jac Jemc

The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe
Paul Kincaid

Finding a Girl in America, by Andre Dubus
Kyle Minor

A Fire in Copenhagen, by Halldór Laxness
Gary Amdahl

First Love, by Samuel Beckett
John Haskell, John Madera

First Love, by Ivan Turgenev
Sean Lovelace

Flet, by Joyelle McSweeney
Blake Butler

Flight to Forever, by Ray Bradbury
Timothy Gager

Florida, by Christine Schutt
Michael Kimball, John Madera

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
K. Kvashay-Boyle, Paul Kincaid

Foe, by J.M. Coetzee
Tim Russell

For Jerome—With Love and Kisses, by Gordon Lish
Gary Lutz

The Former World Record Holder Settles Down, by Courtney Eldridge
Jac Jemc, Matthew Simmons, Joe Stracci

Frances Johnson, by Stacey Levine
Lily Hoang

The Gambler, by Dostoevsky
Nicolle Elizabeth, Adam Robinson

Gentlehands, by M.E. Kerr
Lorette C. Luzajic

Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen
K. Kvashay-Boyle

Glass, by Greg Mulcahy
Kimberly King Parsons

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, by Kurt Vonnegut
Matt DeBenedictis

Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth
K. Kvashay-Boyle, Timothy Gager, Adam Robinson, Joe Stracci

Goodbye, Madagascar, by Jennifer Spiegel
Kyle Minor

Good Morning, Midnight, by Jean Rhys
Ben Pester

Good Old Neon, by David Foster Wallace
Lee Klein, Kyle Minor

The Good Soldier, by Ford Maddox Ford
Steve Almond

The Good Times are Killing Me, by Lynda Barry
K. Kvashay-Boyle

The Goose on the Grave, by John Hawkes
Gary Amdahl

Gould, by Stephen Dixon
Adam Robinson

The Grass Harp, by Truman Capote
Molly Gaudry

Great Work of Time, by John Crowley
Paul Kincaid

The Greatest Fucking Moment in Sports, by Kevin L. Donihe
Bradley Sands

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Steve Almond, John Madera, Peter Selgin

Great Work of Time, by John Crowley
Brian Evenson

Gusev, by Anton Chekhov
Kyle Minor

The Haberdasher, by Jordan Krall
Bradley Sands

Hapworth 16, 1924, by J.D. Salinger
Jackie Corley, Joe Stracci

Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie
Molly Gaudry, John Madera

Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
Steve Almond, Gary Amdahl, K. Kvashay-Boyle, Brian Evenson, Timothy Gager, Amelia Grey, Paul Kincaid, Sean Lovelace, Josh Maday, John Madera, Carole Maso, Clayton Moore, Tim Russell, Peter Selgin, David Shields, Justin Taylor, Derek White

The Hearing Trumpet, by Leonora Carrington
Deb Olin Unferth

Heaven, by Mary Gaitskill
Justin Taylor

Heinrich von Ofterdingen, by Novalis
Carole Maso

Hello America, by J.G. Ballard
Michael Kimball

Help! A Bear is Eating Me, by Mykle Hansen
Bradley Sands

The High Traverse, by Richard Blanchard
Michael Kimball

The Horla, by Guy De Maupassant:
Ken Baumann

Hounds of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
K. Kvashay-Boyle

The Hour of the Star, by Clarice Lispector
Daniel Borzutzky, Christopher Higgs, Michael Joyce, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Carole Maso

House of Mist, by Maria Luisa Bombal
John Domini

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
J.R. Angelella

The House on the Hill, by Cesare Pavese
Gary Amdahl

Houston, Houston, Do You Read? by James Tiptree Jr.
Paul Kincaid

How It Is, by Samuel Beckett
Gary Amdahl, Josh Maday

The Human War, by Noah Cicero
Matt DeBenedictis, Brandon Scott Gorrell

I Am Death, or Bartleby the Monster (A Story of Chicago), by Gary Amdahl
Matt Bell

Iceland’s Bell, by Halldór Laxness
Gary Amdahl

Ill Seen Ill Said, by Samuel Beckett
Josh Maday, John Madera, Carole Maso

The Immoralist, by André Gide:
Ken Baumann

The Infinity Box, by Kate Wilhelm
Paul Kincaid

In the Ravine, by Anton Chekhov
Gary Amdahl

I, the Jury, by Mickey Spillane
Clayton Moore

In Praise of Shadows, by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
Andrew Zornoza

In Praise of the Stepmother, by Mario Vargas Llosa
Reb Livingston

In the Heart of the Country, by J.M. Coetzee
Reb Livingston

In the Penal Colony, by Frank Kafka
J.R. Angelella, Shane Jones, Sean Kilpatrick, Josh Maday, John Madera, Conor Madigan, Joe Stracci

In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje
Molly Gaudry

In Urbem, by Nina Shope
Blake Butler

The Invention of Morel, by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Blake Butler, John Madera, Scott Esposito

The Invention of Solitude, by Paul Auster
Lee Klein

In Watermelon Sugar, by Richard Brautigan
Andrew Borgstrom, Ken Baumann, Crispin Best, Blake Butler, Molly Gaudry, Renee Gladman, Sean Kilpatrick, Peter Selgin, Christopher Higgs, Shane Jones, Bradley Sands

It Was Like My Trying To Have a Tender-Hearted Nature, by Diane Williams
Justin Taylor

Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
Lorette C. Luzajic

Jakob Von Gunten, by Robert Walser
John Dermot Woods

Jealousy, by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Ander Monson

Jesus’ Son, by Denis Johnson
Nick Antosca, K. Kvashay-Boyle, John Haskell, Jamie Iredell, Lee Klein,

Jetlag: Five Graphic Novellas, by Etgar Keret and Actus Comics
Andrew Borgstrom

Joy in the Morning, by P.G. Wodehouse
Ben Pester

Juice, by Renee Gladman
John Madera

Keller’s Adjustment, by Lawrence Block
Clayton Moore

Kitchen, by Banana Yoshimoto
Ander Monson

Kneller’s Happy Campers, by Etgar Keret
Matt Bell

Kreutzer Sonata, by Leo Tolstoy
Micheline Aharonian Marcom

Lady with a Lapdog, by Chekhov
John Haskell

Land of the Snow Men, by George Belden (aka Norman Lock)
Cooper Renner

Last Days, by Brian Evenson
Matt Bell

Last Night at the Lobster, by Stewart O’Nan
K. Kvashay-Boyle

Laughter in the Dark, by Vladimir Nabokov
John Domini

Leaf Storm, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Molly Gaudry

The Left Handed Woman, by Peter Handke
Carole Maso

Le Grand Meaulnes, by Alain-Fournier
Nick Antosca

The Lemur, by Benjamin Black
Clayton Moore

Less Shiny, by Mary Miller
Sean Lovelace

Letter to His Father, by Franz Kafka
Lee Klein

Letters to Wendy’s, by Joe Wenderoth
Kathryn Regina

The Levitationist, by Brandon Hobson
Blake Butler

Liberty or Love, by Robert Desnos
Sean Lovelace

Light Boxes, by Shane Jones
Andrew Borgstrom, Ken Baumann, Christopher Higgs, Kathryn Regina, Adam Robinson, Bradley Sands, Matthew Simmons

The Lime Twig, by John Hawkes
Michael Joyce

The Living End [a collection of three interwoven novellas], by Stanley Elkin
Michael Martone

Log of the S.S. the Mrs. Unguentine, by Stanley Crawford
Blake Butler, Brian Evenson, Shane Jones, Michael Kimball, John Madera, Ander Monson, Derek White

The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner, by Allan Sillitoe
Timothy Gager, Michael Martone

The Loser, by Thomas Bernhard
John Dermot Woods

The Lost Ones, by Samuel Beckett
Gary Amdahl

Love and Friendship, by Jane Austen
Tim Russell

Love in a Fallen City, by Eileen Chang
Lily Hoang

The Loved One, by Evelyn Waugh
Deb Olin Unferth

The Lover, by Marguerite Duras
Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Carole Maso, Deb Olin Unferth

Lunar Follies, by Gilbert Sorrentino
John Domini

Magic for Beginners, by Kelly Link
Tobias Carroll, Paul Kincaid, John Madera, Bradley Sands, Kevin Wilson

Malone Dies, by Samuel Beckett
John Domini

A Man Called Spade, by Dashiell Hammett
Clayton Moore

The Man Sitting in the Corridor, by Marguerite Duras
Michael Joyce

A Manual for Sons, by Donald Barthelme
John Domini

Marcovaldo, by Italo Calvino
Crispin Best

The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
Nick Antosca, John Madera

Melanctha, by Gertrude Stein
Jac Jemc, Michael Joyce

The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
Crispin Best, Daniel Borzutzky, Jackie Corley, Nicolle Elizabeth, Timothy Gager, Amelia Gray, Lily Hoang, James Iredell, Lee Klein, John Madera, Kathryn Regina, Matthew Simmons, William Walsh

The Mezzanine or Room Temperature, by Nicholson Baker
Michael Martone

Milk, by Darcey Steinke
John Madera, Justin Taylor

The Mirror in the Well, by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
John Madera

Miss Lonelyhearts, by Nathanael West
K. Kvashay-Boyle, Tobias Carroll, Gregory Gerke, Jim Hanas, Shane Jones, Sean Kilpatrick, Carole Maso, Matthew Simmons

The Mist, by Stephen King
Justin Taylor

Molly, by Samuel Beckett
Daniel Borzutzky, John Madera

A Month in the Country, by JL Carr
Ben Myers

Morning, Noon, and Night, by Spalding Gray
David Shields

Motorman, by David Ohle
Christopher Higgs, Deb Olin Unferth

My Friends, by Emmanuel Bove
Peter Selgin

My Death, My Life, by Pier Pasolini, by Kathy Acker
Andrew Zornoza

My Life, by Anton Chekhov
Gary Amdahl

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, by Amos Tutuola
Derek White

My Uncle, The Jaguar, by Joao Guimaraes Rosa
Andrew Zornoza

My Untimely Death, by Adam Peterson
Christopher Higgs

My Work is Not Yet Done, by Thomas Ligotti
Bradley Sands

The Mystery Guest, by Gregoire Bouillier
David Shields

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Charles Dickens
Clayton Moore

Naïve, Super by Erlend Loe
Adam Robinson

The Name of the World, by Denis Johnson
J.R. Angelella, Matt Bell

The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee, by J. M. Coetzee
Gary Amdahl

Nevermore, by Marie Redonnet
Brian Evenson

Never Die, by Barry Hannah
Sean Kilpatrick

Night, by Elie Wiesel
John Madera

1933 Was a Bad Year, by John Fante
Ben Myers

The Nickel Misery of George Washington Carver Brown, by Ivan Gold
Peter Selgin

The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus,’ by Joseph Conrad
Gary Amdahl

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, by Kenzaburo Oe
Molly Gaudry

Nobody Move, by Denis Johnson
Clayton Moore

No Longer Human, by Osamu Dazai
John Dermot Woods

No One Writes to the Colonel, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Jamie Iredell, Carole Maso

The North of God, by Steven Stern
Dan Wickett

Not, by David Huddle
Dan Wickett

Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
J.R. Angelella, Sean Kilpatrick, Lee Klein, John Madera, Josh Maday, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Deb Olin Unferth, John Dermot Woods

Nova Express, by William S. Burroughs
Josh Maday

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Jamie Iredell, Catherine Lacey, John Madera, William Walsh, Derek White

Of Walking in Ice, by Werner Herzog
Lee Klein

Old Floating Cloud, by Can Xue
John Domini

The Old Forest, by Peter Taylor
Kyle Minor

Old Man, by William Faulkner
Andrew Zornoza

The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
Jackie Corley, Molly Gaudry, Kathryn Regina, J.R. Angellela, Sean Lovelace, John Madera, William Walsh, Derek White

On Being Blue, by William Gass
Andrew Zornoza

On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan
K. Kvashay-Boyle

Once in Europa, by John Berger
John Haskell

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Josh Maday, Ben Pester

One DOA, One on the Way, by Mary Robison
Nicolle Elizabeth

[one love affair]*, by Jenny Boully
John Madera, Andrew Zornoza

One of Star Wars, One of Doom, by Lee K. Abbott
Kyle Minor

On Sexual Strength, by Diane Williams
Gary Lutz, Kimberly King Parsons

On the Mountain, by Thomas Bernhard
Carole Maso

The Optimist’s Daughter, by Eudora Welty
J.R. Angelella

Ordinary Love and Good Will, by Jane Smiley
Michael Martone

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos, by John Berger
Gregory Gerke

The Overcoat, by Nicolai Gogol
John Domini

The Owl, by John Hawkes
Gary Amdahl

Pafko at the Wall, by Don DeLillo
Crispin Best, William Walsh, Dan Wickett

The Palace Thief [contains 4 novellas], by Ethan Canin
Steve Almond

Pale Horse, Pale Rider, by Katherine Anne Porter
Scott Esposito, Kyle Minor, David Shields, Leni Zumas

The Palm Wine Drinkard, by Amos Tutuola
Michael Kimball

Pamela, a novel, by Pamela Lu
Renee Gladman

Panama, by Thomas McGuane
Reb Livingston

The Part about Amalfitano (Book 2 of 2666), by Roberto Bolaño
Nicolle Elizabeth

The Passion, by Jeanette Winterson
Molly Gaudry

Pastoralia, by George Saunders
Jac Jemc, Kyle Minor, Derek White

Peasants, by Anton Chekhov
Gary Amdahl

The Pedersen Kid, by William H. Gass
Brian Evenson, Josh Maday, John Madera, Adam Robinson, Joe Stracci

Pedro Paramo, by Juan Rulfo
Daniel Borzutzky

Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood
K. Kvashay-Boyle

The Pension Grillparzer, by John Irving
John Domini

The Pharmacist’s Mate, by Amy Fusselman
Michael Kimball, David Shields

Philosophy in the Boudoir, by the Marquis de Sade
Nick Antosca

Pig Earth, by John Berger
John Haskell

The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story, by Glenway Wescott
Michael Kimball, John Madera, David Shields

The Pink Institution, by Selah Saterstrom
Lily Hoang

Pinocchio, by Carlos Collodi
Nicolle Elizabeth

Poachers, by Tom Franklin
Dan Wickett

The Prague Orgy, by Philip Roth
John Domini, Kyle Minor

Prayer for the Dying, by Stewart O’Nan
K. Kvashay-Boyle

The Pretty Girl, by Andre Dubus
Kyle Minor

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark
Peter Selgin

The Prodigy, by Herman Hesse
Ben Pester

Project X, by Jim Shepard
K. Kvashay-Boyle

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, by J. D. Salinger
David Shields, William Walsh

Rape: A Love Story, by Joyce Carol Oates
Kyle Minor

The Ravishing of Lol Stein, by Marguerite Duras
Daniel Borzutzky

R & R, by Lucius Shepard
Paul Kincaid

Ray, by Barry Hannah
Blake Butler, Brian Evenson, Christopher Higgs, Gary Lutz, Kimberly King Parsons

Red Haze, by Christian Gailly
Andrew Borgstrom

Report of Ito Sadohara, by Michael Mejia
Michael Martone

Revenge, by Steven Millhauser
Kevin Wilson

Revenge of the Lawn, by Richard Brautigan
Ben Myers

The Revisionist, by Miranda Mellis
Ken Baumann, Blake Butler, Kathryn Regina

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King
Clayton Moore, Justin Taylor

River Notes, by Barry Lopez
Conor Madigan

Roman Nights, by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Andrew Zornoza

A Rose for Ecclesiastes, by Roger Zelazny
Paul Kincaid

The Rose, by Charles Harness
Paul Kincaid

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, by Yukio Mishima
Ben Myers, Ben Pester

Samedi the Blindness, by Jesse Ball
John Madera

The Sanza Affair, by Brian Evenson
Blake Butler, Adam Robinson

A Saving Grace, by Lorna Crozier
Lorette C. Luzajic

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with Sea, by Yukio Mishima
Ben Myers

Sea of Patchwork Cats, by Carlton Mellick III
Bradley Sands

The Secret Sharer, by Joseph Conrad
Gary Amdahl, J.R. Angelella

See Amid the Winter’s Snow, by Christine Schutt
Gary Lutz

Seize the Day, by Saul Bellow
Gary Amdahl, Lee Klein, Peter Selgin, William Walsh

Selections from the Journals, by Henry David Thoreau
Ben Myers

The Session by Aaron Petrovich
Andrew Borgstrom, Jamie Iredell

Seventy-Two Letters, by Ted Chiang
Paul Kincaid

The Shadow Line, by Joseph Conrad
Gary Amdahl

Shane, by Jack Schaefer
Jamie Iredell

The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick
Blake Butler, Sean Kilpatrick

Ship Fever, by Andrea Barrett
Kevin Wilson

Shopgirl, by Steve Martin
Nicolle Elizabeth, William Walsh

The Sickness Unto Death, by Soren Kierkegaard
Josh Maday

Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse
Timothy Gager

A Simple Tale, by Claire Messud
Christine Schutt

The Singing Fish, by Peter Markus
William Walsh

Singularity, by William Sleator
Nick Antosca

63: Dream Palace, by James Purdy
Brian Evenson

Skellig, by David Almond
John Madera

Sleepless Nights, by Elizabeth Hardwick
Kimberly King Parsons

Slut of the Normandy Coast, by Marguerite Duras
Renee Gladman

Small Pale Humans, by Daniel Spinks
Crispin Best

The Snow of the Admiral, by Álvaro Mutis
Andrew Zornoza

Snowman, Snowman, by Janet Frame
John Madera

Snow White, by Donald Barthelme
Crispin Best

Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
Lorette C. Luzajic

The Song of Percival Peacock, by Russell Edson
Andrew Borgstrom

Sonny’s Blues, by James Baldwin
Kyle Minor

Soul, by Andrei Platanov
Andrew Zornoza

Spanking the Maid, by Robert Coover
William Walsh

Speedboat, by Renata Adler
Kimberly King Parsons

Splendide-Hotel, by Gilbert Sorrentino
John Domini

The Spotted Pup, by Dorothy B. Hughes
Kevin Wilson

The Stepford Wives, by Ira Levin
Tim Russell

The Steppe, by Anton Chekhov
Gary Amdahl

The Stone Book Quartet [four novellas], by Alan Garner
Cooper Renner

Story of the Eye, by Georges Bataille
Josh Maday, Justin Taylor

Story of Your Life, by Ted Chiang (1998)
Paul Kincaid

Storeyville, by Frank Santoro
John Dermot Woods

A Strange Commonplace, by Gilbert Sorrentino
John Domini

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nicolle Elizabeth, John Madera, Adam Robinson, Tim Russell

Strange Prey, by George C. Chesbro (1970)
Clayton Moore

The Stranger, by Albert Camus
John Madera, Clayton Moore, Peter Selgin, William Walsh, Derek White

Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith
Clayton Moore

The Stupefaction, by Diane Williams
Justin Taylor

The Subterraneans, by Jack Kerouac
Jac Jemc

The Suffering Channel, by David Foster Wallace
Matthew Simmons

Sula, by Toni Morrison
John Domini

Summer Scientists, by Della Watson
Kathryn Regina

The Supermale, by Alfred Jarry
Josh Maday

Sylvia, by Leonard Michaels
David Shields

The Talk Talked Between Worms, by Lee K. Abbott
Kyle Minor

Tender Buttons, by Gertrude Stein
Christopher Higgs

Tenkiller, by Elmore Leonard
Clayton Moore

Tenorman, by David Huddle
Dan Wickett

Terra Infirma, by Faruk Ulay
Sean Kilpatrick

The Testament of Daedalus, by Michael Ayrton
Ander Monson

The Third Man, by Graham Greene
Conor Madigan

Three Lives, by Gertrude Stein
Michael Martone

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
Paul Kincaid, John Madera, Ander Monson

This is Where My Life Went Wrong, by C. Bard Cole
Michael Martone

This Shape We’re In, by Jonathan Lethem
Matthew Simmons

Time’s Arrow, by Martin Amis
K. Kvashay-Boyle

Tony Takitani, by Haruki Murakami
K. Kvashay-Boyle

Too Loud a Solitude, by Bohumil Hrabal
Lee Klein

Tortoise, by James Lewelling
Matt DeBenedictis

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
John Dermot Woods

The Toth Family, by Istvan Orkeny
Tim Russell

The Touchstone, by Edith Wharton
Tobias Carroll

Tracer, by Frederick Barthelme:
Ken Baumann

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Josh Maday

Train Dreams, by Denis Johnson

Gregory Gerke
The Train Was On Time, by Heinrich Böll
William Walsh

Travel in the Mouth of the Wolf, by Paul Fattaruso
Shane Jones

Travesty, by John Hawkes
Gary Amdahl

Treatise, by Noah Cicero
Nick Antosca

The Trip to Bordeaux, by Ludwig Harig
Renee Gladman

Tristessa, by Jack Kerouac
Jamie Iredell

Trouble is My Business, by Raymond Chandler
Clayton Moore

Trout Fishing in America, by Richard Brautigan
Amelia Gray, Michael Kimball, Peter Selgin, Deb Olin Unferth

Tumble Home, by Amy Hempel
J.R. Angelella, Nicolle Elizabeth, Jac Jemc, Gary Lutz, John Madera, Joe Stracci, Justin Taylor, Kevin Wilson

Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
K. Kvashay-Boyle, Lily Hoang, Paul Kincaid, William Walsh, Leni Zumas

Typhoon, by Joseph Conrad
Gary Amdahl

The Umbilicus of Limbo, by Antonin Artaud
Josh Maday

The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett
Leni Zumas

An Upright Man, by Holly Goddard Jones
Kyle Minor

Van Gogh’s Room at Arles, by Stanley Elkin
Michael Joyce

Venus in Furs, by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Sean Kilpatrick

The Vietnam Project, by J. M. Coetzee
Gary Amdahl

Vivre l’orange, by Hélène Cixous
Michael Joyce

Voices from the Moon, by Andre Dubus
Kyle Minor

The Wages of Syntax, by Ray Vukcevich
Matthew Simmons

Walking, by Thomas Bernhard
Michael Joyce, Carole Maso

Walking Around Money, by Donald E. Westlake
Clayton Moore

The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
John Madera

Ward No. Six, Anton Chekhov
Gary Amdahl

Waste, by Eugene Marten
Ken Baumann, John Madera, Josh Maday, Kimberly King Parsons

We Don’t Live Here Anymore, by Andre Dubus
Kyle Minor

We’re All in This Together, by Owen King
Kevin Wilson

Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way, by David Foster Wallace
Blake Butler, Jac Jemc

What Begins with Bird, by Noy Holland
Leni Zumas

Where We Come From, by Judy Budnitz
K. Kvashay-Boyle

The White Album, by Joan Didion
John Haskell

The Whore’s Child, by Richard Russo
Kyle Minor

Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead, by Barbara Comyns
Brian Evenson

Wild Child, by T.C. Boyle
Matthew Simmons

Willie Master’s Lonesome Wife, by William Gass
Lily Hoang, Kimberly King Parsons

Wise Blood, by Flannery O’Connor
Nick Antosca

The Witness, by Juan José Saer
Ben Myers

Wittgenstein’s Nephew, by Thomas Bernhard
Lee Klein

The Wizard of West Orange, by Steven Millhauser
Paul Kincaid

Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal el Saadawi
Daniel Borzutzky

Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abe
Daniel Borzutzky

The Womanizer, by Richard Ford
Kyle Minor

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, by Roald Dahl
Ben Myers

Worstward Ho, by Samuel Beckett
Josh Maday, John Madera, Carole Maso

The Wrong Thing, by Mary Gaitskill
Kevin Wilson

Wynema, by S. Alice Callahan
Jamie Iredell

Yann Andrea Steiner, by Marguerite Duras
Andrew Zornoza

Yellow Mud Street, by Can Xue
John Domini

The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkin Gilman
Jimmy Chen

You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am, by Tao Lin
Deb Olin Unferth

Zimzum, by Gordon Lish
Kimberly King Parsons

“Zooey” (of Franny & Zooey) by J.D. Salinger,
J.R. Angelella

Any novella by Andre Dubus (there are many)
Sean Lovelace

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