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Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader


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From the award-winning literary magazine Tin House comes an indispensable collection of established and emerging fiction stars.

In just four short years Tin House has established itself as the most eclectic, exciting, and popular literary magazine in America today-writings from its pages have already been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Bestial Noise is the first collection of Tin House fiction, showcasing today's masters of the short form-David Foster Wallace, Amy Hempel, Mary Gaitskill, Ron Carlson, Jim Shepard, Helen Schulman, Jonathan Lethem, and Lydia Davis, along with Tin House discoveries David Schickler, Nancy Reisman, and Julie Benesh. These extraordinary, vital stories are a primer for the current state of cutting-edge fiction and confirm why the Village Voice declared that ' Tin House may very well represent the future of literary magazines.'

About the Author

Contributors include: Dorothy Allison, Max Ludington, Tom Barbesh, Chris Offut, Julie Benesh, Emily Ishem Raboteau, Kevin Canty, Nancy Reisman, Ron Carlson, Peter Rock, Lydia Davis, David Schickler, Stuart Dybek, Helen Schulman, Mary Gaitskill, Jim Shepard, Aleksander Hemon, Katherine Shonk, Amy Hempel, David Foster Wallace, Tara Ison, Lisa Zeidner, Yasunari Kawabata, James Kelman, Dylan Landis, David Leavitt, Fred G. Leebron, Jonathan Lethem, Michael F. Lowenthal

Table of Contents

Foreword by David Gates

Mary Gaitskill, A Bestial Noise

David Schickler, Jacob's Bath

Lydia Davis, Letter to a Funeral Parlor

Jonathan Lethem, The Vision

Nancy Reisman, Illumination

Dylan Landis, Rana Fegrina

Jim Shepard, Alicia and Emmett with the 17th Lancers at Balaclava

James Kelam, Yeh, these stages

Tom Barbash, The Break

Chris Offutt, Inside Out

Emily Ishem Raboteau, Kavita Through Glass

Stuart Dybek, Fiction

Lisa Zeidner, Chosen People

Max Ludinton, Thaw

David Leavitt, Heaped Earth

Aleksander Hemon, Accordion

Michael Lowenthal, Over Boy

Amy Hempel, Beach Town

Ron Carlson, Evil Eye Allen

Yasunari Kawabata, Her Husband Didn't

Dorothy Allison, Compassion

Kevin Canty, Red Dress

Tara Ison, Ball

Peter Rock, Blooms

Helen Schulman, The Interview

Julie Benesh, Habits of Happiness

Fred G. Leebron, We Are Not Friends

Katherine Shonk, My Mother's Garden

David Foster Wallace, On His Deathbed, Holding Your Hand, the Acclaimed New Young Off-Broadway Playwright's Father Begs a Boon

Product Details

The Tin House Fiction Reader
Spillman, Rob
Gates, David
Spillman, Rob
Gates, David
Tin House
Gates, David
Bloomsbury USA
New York
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Short stories, American
General Fiction
General Fiction
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1st U.S. ed.
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8.40x5.56x1.06 in. .99 lbs.

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