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Inhaltsangabe: Literary short stories by established and emerging writers.
The Dearborns Aren't Home
It seemed like Jessica and her husband had always lived on the outskirts of the life she really wanted even before they moved to Naperville.
Interview by Andrew Scott
As for my ideas about writing, I hope they've evolved, though I think I've just built on what interested me in the first place, which is landscape and syntax on a technical level and the great gulf between our inner and outer lives on a thematic level.
It was September 1979, the Pope had died, and a new one had been selected, and this, to Mamma, indicated time for change; it was a sign of things to come, hopeful things, things with a sacral direction.
Beth and Miri are her people and she chose the campsite next to them. She tosses the two-person tent like a pizza, and wham-o! They have shelter.
At first, the man in the toaster looks confused and sad. When Dooley picks up the appliance to study the face more closely, the man looks surprised, and Dooley throws the hot thing in the sink. Pink cushions of blister inflate on the tips of his fingers and he presses them into the cool fabric of his wet jeans.
Bee's anxieties are normal next to those of Lea, and she will always live a calmer and more serene life than her sister, so I hesitate to tell her that we have just seen a UFO.
I felt responsible. He saw me reading. He concluded my apparent happiness was in some part due to the stories available to distract me, and so he harried me into teaching him how to read.
In that town, "Refreshments," without the word "Light," meant coffee brewed on the spot by the principal's secretary and fresh cookies from the St. Fursey bakery. "Light Refreshments," on the other hand, meant cardboard-boxed cookies from the Super Valu.
Interview by Eli S. Evans
Then there are some writers, the kind to which I belong, who don't have a map; the only thing we have is a compass. That means we, more or less, know where we're heading, where we want to go, but we don't know how, absolutely, and we find the river and the desert and cliff unexpectedly, and say, Oh, dear, a desert now, let's cross it.
This is my mother, in 1952, standing at the edge of Oak Drive, leaning against one of the Armstrongs' twin Buicks. Ink-black, the Buicks are, with chrome portal trim and bumpers like liquid silver under the perfect blue sky.
Über den Autor: Colleen Curran's short stories have appeared in Mid-American Review, Quick Fiction, and Jane. She is the author of the novel Whores on the Hill. She is also the editor of Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Michael Parker is the author of four novels--Hello Down There, Towns without Rivers, Virginia Lovers, and If You Want Me to Stay--and two collection of short fiction, Don't Make Me Stop Now and The Geographical Cure. He teaches in the writing program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Laura Valeri's first book, a short-story collection titled The Kind of Things Saints Do, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the Binghamton University John Gardner Award. Her stories and essays have been published in Creative Non-Fiction, Big Bridge, Gulfstream, Literary Potpourri, Sur La Mer, SN Review, and others. She teaches writing at Georgia Southern University.
Patricia Henley's first novel, Hummingbird House, was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award and the New Yorker Book Award. Her second novel was In the River Sweet. She has published three collections of stories (Friday Night at Silver Star, The Secret of Cartwheels, and Worship of the Common Heart). Patricia has taught in the MFA Program at Purdue University for twenty years.
E.B. Johnson has been a carpenter in New Orleans for over twenty years. Recently, she began work on an MFA at the University of New Orleans. Her stories have been finalists or runners-up in several national competitions. This is her first first place, as well as her first national publication.
Louis Gallo was born and raised in New Orleans. He teaches literature and creative writing at Radford University in Virginia. His recent story, "The Oblate of Burgundy Street," has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Paul Carroll lives in Portobello, a small part of the southside of the city of Dublin, Ireland, and an area that belies its name. This is Paul's first story to be published. He is working on neither a novel nor a collection of stories, rather on each story being better than the last.
Carol Bly's recent books are Changing the Bully Who Rules the World, My Lord Bag of Rice: New and Selected Stories, and Beyond the Writers' Workshop (Anchor Books). "Therapist" is a short-story version of a chapter of Shelter Half, Carol Bly's novel being published by Holy Cow! Press. She died in December 2007 at the age of seventy-seven.
Javier Marias is the author of ten novels, as well as numerous books of short stories, essays, and articles, and a noted translation of Tristram Shandy. In addition, he writes a weekly column for the Sunday magazine of Spain's El Pais newspaper. The second volume of his current ongoing novel, Your Face Tomorrow, was released in English in August of 2006.
Kurt Rheinheimer's stories have appeared in many magazines and been anthologized in four volumes of New Stories from the South: The Year's Best. His story collection, Little Criminals, was a finalist for the Virginia Fiction Book of the Year in 2006. He lives and works as an editor in Roanoke, Virginia.
Buchbeschreibung Glimmer Train Press, Inc., 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1595530169