Amazon to Release ‘Faraway’ Story Collection Featuring Nic Stone, Rainbow Rowell, and More

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Amazon Publishing has announced that it will release a new collection of short stories as part of Amazon Original Stories. Titled Faraway, this upcoming collection will feature five stories from authors Nic Stone (Dear Justyce), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil), Gayle Forman (If I Stay), and Ken Liu (The Paper Menagerie). The stories will be fairy tale retellings that “take happily-ever-after in daring new directions.”

Faraway is set to release on December 15. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can download the collection for free on release day, and non-subscribers will have the option to purchase. The stories are available for pre-order here.

Check out the included stories and their descriptions below:

“Hazel and Gray” by Nic Stone

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“It’s bad enough that Hazel and Gray have defied the demands of Hazel’s foul stepfather. The Monster has forbidden their romance. Now they’ve awakened in the forest, phones dead, hours past curfew. But not far away is a grand estate in the middle of nowhere. The door is open. In this short story about choosing your own path, the fury of the Monster that awaits them back home may be nothing compared to what lies ahead.”

“The Prince and The Troll” by Rainbow Rowell

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“It’s fate when a man accidentally drops his phone off the bridge. It’s fortune when it’s retrieved by a friendly shape sloshing in the muck underneath. From that day forward, as they share a coffee every morning, an unlikely friendship blooms. Considering the reality for the man above, where life seems perfect, and that of the sharp-witted creature below, how forever after can a happy ending be?”

“The Princess Game” by Soman Chainani

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“The victims are the most popular girls in school, each murdered and arranged in a grim fairy-tale tableau. To find the killer, rookie detective Callum Pederson has gone undercover where the Princes hold court. He’s found enough secrets among the bros to bring them in for questioning—but he could very well get lost in the games the Princes play.”

“The Cleaners” by Ken Liu

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“Gui is a professional cleaner at A Fresh Start, scrubbing away the unpleasant layers of memory that build up on the personal objects of his customers. Memory-blind himself, he can’t feel those wounds. Clara can, and she prefers them irretrievable. Until her sister, Beatrice, ultrasensitive to memory, raises one that could change Clara’s mind. For Gui, the past is gone. For Clara and Beatrice, deciding what to remember reaches to the heart of their shared history.”

“The Wickeds” by Gayle Forman

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“Envious queen? Evil stepmother? Kidnapping hag? Elsinora, Gwendolyn, and Marguerite are through with warts-and-all tabloids, ugly lies, and the three ungrateful brats who pitted them against each other and the world. But maybe there’s more to the stories than even the Wickeds know. Is it time to finally get revenge? After all, they’re due for a happily-enough-ever-after. Even if they have to write it themselves.”

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