Short Stories from Jhumpa Lahiri to Paul Yoon: Literary Fiction, Oct. 2023, Pt. 3 |Prepub Alert

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Lahiri, Jhumpa. Roman Stories. Knopf. Oct. 2023. 224p. tr. from Italian by Todd Portnowitz. ISBN 9780593536322. $27. lrg. prnt. STORIES

Sanders, Shannon. Company: Stories. Graywolf. Oct. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9781644452516. $27. STORIES

Winterson, Jeanette. The Night Side of the River. Atlantic Monthly. Oct. 2023. NAp. ISBN 9780802161512. $27. STORIES

Yoon, Paul. The Hive and the Honey: Stories. Marysue Rucci: Scribner. Oct. 2023. 160p. ISBN 9781668020791. $26. CD. STORIES

Writing in Italian, her adopted language, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lahiri offers nine Roman Stories steeped in the sights, sounds, and scents of the great city in her first collection since 2008’s Unaccustomed Earth. Winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, Sanders puts us in the Company of the Collins family in her debut collection, which moves from Atlantic City to New York to Washington, DC, from the 1960s to the 2000s. Winterson takes us to The Night Side of the River for ghost stories both imagined (a haunted estate pulls a young couple into its past) and real (her own meet-ups with the supernatural). From a boy’s search for his prison-guard father on Sakhalin Island to a woman in Barcelona tracking a prize fighter who could be her estranged son, NYPL Young Lion Yoon’s The Hive and the Honey investigates shifting identities and cultures.

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