What happens when a wealthy and spoiled fashion blogger in Los Angeles receives as a birthday present from her friends, determined to distract her from a heartbreaking sentimental breakup, a coupon from an agency that organizes surprise group trips?
The 26 stories in Sam Szanto’s debut collection, ‘If No One Speaks’, centre around the ideas of voicelessness and dispossession.
The majority of the stories feature displaced or alienated female protagonists. There are sub-themes of love, loss, incarceration, the forbidden and female solidarity. The protagonists are a variety of ages in diverse situations, in settings spanning the globe, including: a Russian prison, a Bangladeshi brothel, a Thai jail, a Madrid market and the English Lake District.
The battlecruiser Aurora is nearing the end of its first deep-space patrol. While en route back home to Naval headquarters on Kyleigh IV they are rerouted to the Epsilon thirty-four relay to discover why it has gone dark. Aboard the Aurora members of the Interstellar Army Corps thirty-fourth platoon prepare for the final leg of their shipside tour of duty.
When Harald hangs back to assist Selia, a beautiful Frisian woman, his path turns perilous. Newfound enemies, retainers of Robert the Devil, Duke of Normandy, pursue them. Harald, Selia, and their companions fail to rendezvous with King Cnute, and are forced to travel cross-country on horseback. If Duke Robert’s plan to assassinate Cnute succeeds, an invasion of Engla-lond will follow.
Can Harald and Selia reach Rome in time to warn the King?
Whispers Under the Chestnut is a beautiful, humorous story about successfully achieving authentic life balance. You will adore the main character, Casey, an enthusiastic young woman with auburn curls and a generous spirit.
On a fishing trip with his best friend, Mike, Sam Gunther witnesses a brutal crime at the hands of the infamous Stangler Brothers. Scared, he and Mike try to sneak away, but Mike is caught and murdered. When Sam returns to the scene with the police, all evidence has vanished, and the officers appear unwilling to investigate further.
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.