Mexican Radio And Other Short Stories, Volume I: Contemporary: "I Just Want You": A man's look back at an unrequited love turns almost obsessive. "In The End There's Nothing": A bittersweet look back at a wasted life. "Eighteen And Life": There is only one thing to do when you break out after serving time for someone else's crime. Westerns: "Going Down In A Blaze Of Glory:: Hell hath no fury like a gunman with a buffalo gun,especially when he's hunting down the men who shot him in the back and framed him for their bank job. "Lay Your Money Down": Guy Marlowe, New Orleans' best gambler, heads west to settle a dispute between land-greedy settlers and a normally peaceful Indian tribe. Historical: "The Diaries And Letters Of Niccolo and Maffeo Polo": the documentation of the first three trips the Polo brothers took before the final trip that Marco detailed in his now legendary journal. Science Fiction: "Burning Sky": Ma Flees to the relative safety of the colonies after Pa is murdered and George is seriously wounded. "Faster Than The Speed Of Life": Our replacements are created in a lab. Will they accept the calling of their purpose, or choose their own destiny? "New Year's Resolutions": What does the average guy of the future wish for ON New Year's Eve? "The Gift": One child's selflessness and compassion may have just won him the answer to humanity's problems. Fantasy: "Narratives Of A Dry Vampire, Part One: ON The Wings Of A Bat": A vampire-monk describes his childhood and the harsh penance he served to atone for his family's evil. Suspense: "Mexican Radio": A con turns the plot of a crooked warden to his benefit. "I Don't Like Mondays": four drunks pull a prank that alters the lives of three of them and of one innocent person.
The author of the explosive New York Times-bestselling memoir Unorthodox chronicles her continuing journey as a single mother, an independent woman, and a religious refugee. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman walked away from the rampant oppression, abuse, and isolation of her Satmar upbringing in…