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Responding to America's love affair with the short-short, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas searched thousands of books and magazines to select these sixty stories--each under 2,000 words, each with its own element of surprise, whether traditional, experimental, humorous, moving, or magical. In the process they discovered both new talents and a wealth of celebrated writers, such as Jorge Luis Arzola, Aimee Bender, Teolinda Gersão, Romulus Linney, Yann Martel, Sam Shepard, and Tobias Wolff. Zdravka Evitmova conjures blood drops that cure any disease. Ian Frazier writes public relations for crows. Juan José Milás leads an amnesiac husband to an affair in the candlelit darkness of a cathedral with his wife. These tales told quickly offer pleasures long past their telling.

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All new, with more great writers than ever--these tales told quickly offer pleasures long past their telling.

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An all-new volume--students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read.

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Robert Shapard teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Hawaii, and co-edited Flash Fiction Forward.James Thomas teaches literature and creative writing in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and co-edited Flash Fiction Forward.

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Melissa Kinsey, April 3, 2007 (view all comments by Melissa Kinsey)
These stories illustrate the idea that art is the intersection of imagination and reality. Just "real" enough, they cause you to step outside your definition of reality for bursts of time and expand your definition of the possible. Many are funny, some disturbing and all worth the ten minutes or so they take to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393328011
Author:
Shapard, Robert
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Thomas, James
Author:
Thomas, James
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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