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The Best American Stories: 2015

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Zusatztext "Confrontational and at times confounding, these are stories to get lost in, then gratefully chart a path homeward." -- Kirkus Reviews Informationen zum Autor Heidi Pitlor is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor for  The Best American Short Stories  since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays, The Daylight Marriage, and Impersonation. Klappentext In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved Best American Short Stories, guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, "The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius . . . modernism to postmodernism and post-postmodernism. We advance. We progress. We move on. But we are part of a tradition." Boyle's choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters, from a numb wife who feels alive only in the presence of violence to a new widower coming to terms with his sudden freedom, from a missing child to a champion speedboat racer. These stories will grab hold and surprise, which according to Boyle is "what the best fiction offers, and there was no shortage of such in this year's selections." Mulling over the question of character likability, series editor Heidi Pitlor asks, "Did I like these characters? I very much liked reading their stories, as did T. C. Boyle." Here are characters who "are living, breathing people who screw up terribly and want and need and think uneasy thoughts." T. C. BOYLE, guest editor, has published fifteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for his novel World's End and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau Prize for excellence in nature writing. His most recent book is the novel The Harder They Come. HEIDI PITLOR, series editor, is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. Zusammenfassung In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved  Best American Short Stories,  guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, “The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius . . . modernism to postmodernism and post-postmodernism. We advance. We progress. We move on. But we are part of a tradition.” Boyle’s choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters, from a numb wife who feels alive only in the presence of violence to a new widower coming to terms with his sudden freedom, from a missing child to a champion speedboat racer. These stories will grab hold and surprise, which according to Boyle is “what the best fiction offers, and there was no shortage of such in this year’s selections.” Mulling over the question of character likability, series editor Heidi Pitlor asks, “Did I like these characters? I very much liked reading their stories, as did T. C. Boyle.” Here are characters who “are living, breathing people who screw up terribly and want and need and think uneasy thoughts.”   T. C. BOYLE, guest editor, has published fifteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for his novel  World’s End  and the Prix Médicis étranger for  The Tortilla Curtain  in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau Prize for excellence in nature writing. His most recent book is the novel  The Harder They Come . HEIDI PITLOR, series editor, is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the author of the novels  The Birthdays  and The Daylight Marriage. ...

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Authors T. C. Boyle, Heidi Pitlor
Assisted by T. C. Boyle (Editor), C Boyle (Editor), Coraghessan Boyle (Editor), Pitlor (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)
Publisher Mariner Books
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 07.10.2015
 
EAN 9780547939414
ISBN 978-0-547-93941-4
No. of pages 388
Dimensions 138 mm x 209 mm x 26 mm
Series Mariner Books
The Best American Series
Best American
The Best American Series
Best American
The Best American Series ®
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

LITERARY COLLECTIONS: American / General, FICTION: Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies, FICTION: Anthologies (multiple authors)

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