Casino Storycuts

Indians had built casinos in at least twenty-six other states, usually with local opposition. Lawsuits had been filed by groups of concerned ... Was it true that Bobby Carl Leach was the real force behind the casino? someone demanded.

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448134168

Category: Fiction

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A story of high-stakes and revenge following the construction of a casino. A sly entrepreneur and an unlikely Chieftain conspire to set up a casino on tribal territory. Money starts to pour in, business seems assured, as do the attentions of the local lonely-hearted women. But some people are upset by this - especially one spurned husband, who plans to strike back where it hurts. Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection Ford County.

Funny Boy Storycuts

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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448134199

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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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.

Quiet Haven Storycuts

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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448134212

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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A scandal is uncovered at a nursing home - but is it a conspiracy? A new employee starts work at Quiet Haven retirement home. Strangely pro-active, and keen to form friendships with the underlings and residents, he begins to uncover skeletons in the closet. At the same time, he's indulging his drink-ravaged landlady's desire for company. His intentions are good - too good to be true? Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Ford County: Stories.

The Strawberry Tree Storycuts

There are no fishing boats any more, the pier of the old hotel with its vine canopy is gone and the old hotel itself has become a casino. But the harbour is still there with the statue of the Virgin, Nuestra Doña de losMarineros, where, ...

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448108909

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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When Petra's brother and his girlfriend vanish on holiday, her parents seek desperately to find them. Upon the death of her parents though, Petra is left with a fortune, her supposed friend Will, and feels entirely alone. So, when two people claiming to be her brother and his wife step forward years later, will Petra accept them as her lost loved ones? Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Blood Lines.

The DOGS of Lincoln Park Storycuts

Walking for a bit, she passes one blue police patrol car, then another, until they thicken, spilling out into the adjoining streets like casino chips toward their concentration in one parking lot at the side of a building that sits ...

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448129195

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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Three young women - competitive, bitchy and moneyed - have lunch together at their favourite Korean restaurant every Friday. When the friendly chef from the restaurant moves into the same building as one of the girls, she strikes up a friendship with him. But the disappearance of her dog sparks suspicion of the Korean chef's motives, and his culinary ambitions. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection If You Liked School, You'll Love Work.

If You Liked School You ll Love Work Storycuts

Walking for a bit, she passes one blue police patrol car, then another. until they thicken. spilling out into the adjoining streets like casino chips toward their concentration in one parking lot at the side of a building that sits ...

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448129157

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

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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.

Floating Bridge Storycuts

... to save rivers from poisonous runoff and choice land from developers and the local population from casinos. Letters and petitions were always being written, government departments lobbied, posters distributed, protests organized.

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448128396

Category: Fiction

Page: 31

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A consultation with an oncologist disrupts Jinny's resolutions and resignations, and she must confront issues she'd hitherto been content to let lie. Leaving her husband to his distractions, she allows a strange boy to drive her home by way of an unusual road. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was originally published in the collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

Blessed The Fights Storycuts

Most of the fights took place in seedy Indian casinos between men who were just like him, though he'd never admit it. He had my sister record every minute of boxing that came down from her satellite, and then he watched the tapes all ...

Author: Donald Ray Pollock

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448128990

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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In 'Blessed', a thief's career is cut short when he falls from a rooftop. Since the accident he has been subsisting on a disability cheque, a potent painkiller prescription and having his wife sell her blood. In 'The Fights', Bobby has been off the sauce for five long months. On the advice of his Alcoholics Anonymous mentor, he pays his family a visit in Knockemstiff-where even the wood smoke reminds him of whiskey. While his father and brother amuse themselves by watching pre-recorded boxing and his mother mopes in the kitchen, the inertia infusing his old home threatens to take hold. Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Knockemstiff.

Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Storycuts

down both along the town streets and in isolated patches of old forest. to save rivers from poisonous runoff and choice land from developers and the local population from casinos. Letters and petitions were always being written, ...

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448128402

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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When two teenage girls fabricate one end of a correspondence, they leave a lonely, unprepossessing housemaid with some sadly misguided ideas. The prank upsets several lives, even if all the pieces don't tip over in the expected directions. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was originally published in the collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

Clothes Storycuts

It was the same with gambling, even with shopping. The compulsive shopper buys as a way of masking a need for love and to cover up inadequacy. It wasn't true. She loved Gil. She had everything she wanted.

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448108879

Category: Fiction

Page: 14

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Addicted to buying clothes, Alison shops until she steals, pulls a scarf around her neck and, quite literally, drops . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Blood Lines.