A group of friends take an intergalactic trip, and when they return to Earth, they find the planet uninhabited. They must go in search of the missing citizens from Planet Earth. But “where are they?” soon turns into “when are they?”


French bridegroom and best man seized and killed on eve of wedding in Niger.


He describes being drafted into the Nazi army at 16; suffering in an English POW camp; gaining prominence in the fringe theater of a war-ravaged Germany. Throughout the memoir, however, acting is mere background to a lifelong sexual odyssey, including dozens of encounters explicitly rendered here with young actresses, hookers and chambermaids.


A steamer ship being maneuvered over a hill from one river to another.


As a hurricane approaches, two men confront each other.


An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.


Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood take different paths: one becomes a priest, the other a gangster.


A small object with a certain weight that allows you to make out dream from real life.


A book able to reverse time.


A real health and exercise crusader, a man (New York’s health commissioner) is able to reframe public debate in a single essay about whether poor people should be allowed to buy sodas with food stamps.