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Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)


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Critically acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Mary Gaitskill continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this years volume of Best New American Voices. Here are stories culled from hundreds of nominations submitted by writing programs such as the Iowa Writers Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer conferences such as Sewanee and Bread Loaf. Joshua Ferris, Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, Lauren Groff, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, and John Murray are just some of the acclaimed authors whose early work has appeared in this series since its launch in 2000. Discover for yourself the dazzling variety of great fiction being produced in the top writers' workships--with a complete list of contact information included--and hear the best new American voices here first.


This year's volume, featuring 17 new stories selected by award-winning novelist John Casey, continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers.

About the Author

John Kulka is executive editor-at-large at Harvard University Press and lives in Connecticut.
MARY GAITSKILL's novel Veronica was nominated for the National Book Award in 2005. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, the Best American Short Stories series, and the O. Henry Prize Stories series. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in New York.
Natalie Danford is a freelance writer and book critic whose work has appeared in People, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and many other publications. She is the author of a novel, Inheritance, and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents


Preface vii

Introduction by Mary Gaitskill xi

Yellowstone by Baird Harper 1

Weather Enough by Will Boast 20

Wintering by Anastasia Kolendo 43

The Monkey King by Sharon May 65

Little Stones, Little Pistols, Little Clash

by Jacob Rubin 81

Salvation Army by Mehdi Tavana Okasi 110

Love for Miss Dottie by Larry N. Mayer 140

Mules by Erin Brown 159

Look Ma, Im Breathing by Suzanne Rivecca 179

Statehood by Kevin A. González 214

Welcome Home by Theodore Wheeler 229

Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice by Nam Le 254

The Fantôme of Fatma by Otis Haschemeyer 280

The Still Point by Lydia Peelle 307

Contributors 331

Participants 335

Product Details

Gaitskill, Mary
Mariner Books
Kulka, John; Danford, Natalie
Kulka, John
Danford, Natalie
Danford, Natalie
Kulka, John
Anthologies (multiple authors)
American fiction
Short stories, American
American fiction -- 20th century.
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Best New American Voices
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