funny boy storycuts

Funny Boy  Storycuts
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 48
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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One young man's homecoming shocks a whole town. This is a homecoming that none of the respectable folk of Clanton are pleased about: that of a young man dying of AIDS. But their attempts to ostracise him merely show up some very ugly shortcomings of their own . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection Ford County.

RSB Limited  Storycuts
Author: Brian Jacques
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 27
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When Jonathan joins a new school, he is an easy target for R.S.B. Limited, three bullies who demand money in exchange for 'protection.' Unable to afford the rates, he is subjected to a humiliating daily ritual. However, a pale anonymous boy who looks eerily similar to Jonathan has been glimpsed around the school - and he's not going to let R.S.B. Limited get away with their bullying any more. Part of the Stroycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.

The Sad History Of Gilly Bodkin  Storycuts
Author: Brian Jacques
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 20
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Gilly Bodkin met a terrible accident in 1690 while searching for a sweetmeat. The poor boy's ghost is left to wander woods and highways searching for that elusive sweet that he lost his life trying to taste. This is his sad story. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.

The Lies Of Henry Mawdsley  Storycuts
Author: Brian Jacques
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 26
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Henry Mawdsley is a terrific liar. However, the more people get to know him, the less they believe in his lies - and it won't be long until nobody in his town believes a word he says! So when a chance encounter with the devil offers him the opportunity to have everyone believe his lies unconditionally for a week for the measly price of his soul, Henry jumps at the chance. But as the week draws to a close, and the date of Henry's descent into hell gets closer, he begins to fear for his life . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.

If You Liked School  You Ll Love Work     Storycuts
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 58
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Mickey Baker, an ex-pat English bar owner living in Spain, returns to England to see his daughter and mother but must face the wrath of his ex-wife, a woman who pulls no punches. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection If You Liked School, You'll Love Work.

The Thirty First Of October   Angelo  Storycuts
Author: Shena Mackay
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 23
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In 'The Thirty-first of October', Claudia's family is long-departed and her talents as a writer fading; she has gradually come to cocoon herself within her chilly cottage. Her misanthropy grows with every unpleasant encounter with her petty neighbours and their ungrateful and cruel daughters, who regard Claudia as a fairytale witch. But just as Claudia reaches breaking point and begins to descend into a dark mess of jagged thoughts, we witness the redemptive power of even the smallest act of kindness. In 'Angelo', Violet Greene glances around the room at the funeral of her first husband - celebrated poet, Felix - and can't help noticing many a familiar face from a previous colourful life: fellow novelists, poets and publishers as well as an array of Felix's former lovers and wives. Consumed by memories of the past, Violet blocks out the gawping, gossiping congregation by fondly and sadly reminiscing about their time together. Part of the Storycuts series, these two stories were previously published in the collection The Atmospheric Railway.

A Trip To The Park Come Home With Me  Storycuts
Author: Elvi Rhodes
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 24
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In 'A Trip to the Park', Cassie is excited to arrive in New York, but disappointed when her fiance's job takes him away from her on her first weekend in the city. He makes her promise she'll stay in the apartment where she'll be safe, but she can't resist a little walk around Central Park - she is here to see the sights, after all. There she meets Dan, who manages to persuade her that he should show her the sights of the city. She knows Richard would be cross, but what harm could come of it? In 'Come Home With Me', when Genevieve meets Nicholas, she can't believe her luck. Everything about their relationship seems just perfect. But when the time comes to introduce him to her family, she is sure that will be the end of them. Her family are so completely mad - there's no way he'll want anything to do with her after that! Or perhaps she shouldn't be so quick to assume what he is thinking... Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Summer Promise and Other Stories.

Kingdom Of Fife  Storycuts
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 186
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Will Jason King ever charm the young rider Jenni Cahill and gain long-anticipated access to her jodhpurs? Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection If You Liked School, You'll Love Work.

What Is Remembered  Storycuts
Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 24
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A fleeting affair lingers in the memory of a woman. Thirty years after the event, when both husband and lover have died, she remembers one further detail. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

Dynamite Hole   Real Life  Storycuts
Author: Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Pages: 33
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In 'Dynamite Hole', Jake has been living wild in the hills of Knockemstiff since he took exception to the drafting process in World War II. When he witnesses an act of sexual transgression by the pond, things start swirling around inside him 'like a storm cloud', and Knockemstiff is soon to have a few more empty beds. In 'Real Life', a trip to the drive-in with his parents winds up in bathroom brawl and a hasty departure for seven year-old Bobby. Looking back on his childhood, Bobby finds in that evening an isolated piece of paternal pride. Part of the Storycuts series, these two stories were previously published in the collection Knockemstiff.