Short stories published in Antaeus

Listing 15 stories.

A French detective adopts an Indigenous Brazilian boy interested in anthropology.

A man reflects on a goose-hunting trip with his mother and her then-boyfriend when he was 16, contemplating how the venture impacted his own philosophies, as well as his relationship with his mother.

In seventeenth-century Delft, a fanatically curious fabric merchant invents the microscope. Even as he neglects and abuses his family, he discovers a new world of life.

A couple live in the woods training greyhounds and raising their young son. When an unexpected guest overstays his visit, the husband takes matters into his own hands.

Fresh out of rehab, a young man returns to New York City searching for girl he used to know, finding ghosts from his past along the way.

An alcoholic hospital janitor with a murky, dark family history meets a capricious woman with even worse substance abuse problems than him. As they get sober and build a relationship, a series of misfortunes at work drives him to confront his painful past and his understanding of death.

When he discovers gold near his village, an African man dissatisfied with his lot in life develops new obsessions, flouts old responsibilities, and ultimately loses more than he gains.

While enjoying his time in Sri Lanka, a man invites his parents for a visit, and what should be a perfect vacation suddenly devolves into a chance encounter with a murder scene.

After their fighting neighbors wake them up in the middle of the night, a suburban married couple stays up, watching television and dreaming about what their lives could be if only they could break free from the monotony of ritual.

The Langs host a going-away party for family friend Jack Felton, who looks back on the night years later and marvels at how dramatically his friends' lives have changed.