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For this year's volume, acclaimed writer ZZ Packer chooses some of the youngest and freshest voices on the literary horizon to accompany a host of well-established writers. And the stories they write tell of the South as it is now, the one not seen in the romanticized Southern fiction, but one where life is raw and risky. Here you'll find young girls encountering their first taste of corrupt adult world, a boy meeting his father for the first time, an uncle dealing with a nephew who's turned to meth. But this is still the South, and there is an alligator to be dealt with, a hurricane churning offshore, and the belief that a day at the beach can cure all.

As ZZ packer says in her introduction, "the sit-ins, the marches, the hope of better days…began in the South. Every other region can jam its fingers in its ears and shake its head and tunelessly chant 'Not in My Backyard,' but not so in the South. The South is the backyard. And as backward as we've been portrayed—or as backward as we've sometimes portrayed ourselves, slipping behind a curtain of innocent and naïve agrarianism, rural somnolence, and sleepy everlasting vowels—the truth is that every awful and beautiful thing that has happened in America happened in the South first." You'll feel the pulse of the South coursing through every one of her selections.

Synopsis:

Celebrated writer Packer takes the editorial helm of this signature series and selects 20 rock-solid stories that reflect the geography, people, and way of life in the South.

Synopsis:

This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizon—Bret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, Holly Goddard Jones—accompany well-known Southern stalwarts, including Pinckney Benedict, Clyde Edgerton, and Ron Rash. Their stories tell of life as it is now, a life not seen in romanticized Southern fiction, one where existence—both urban and rural—is as raw and risky as it is alluring. The energy of this collection courses through every one of Packer's edgy, funny, and gritty selections.

About the Author

Z. Z. PACKER's first story was printed by Seventeen Magazinewhen she was only 19 years old. A graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, her short stories have been published in two collections, The Best American Short Stories, 1999and the anthology Twenty-Five and Under. Packer's stories have also appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Story Magazine, and Ploughshares.

Table of Contents

Introduction by ZZ Packer
Holly Goddard Jones, Theory of Realty
Pinckney Benedict, Bridge of Sighs
Amina Gautier, The Ease of Living
Kevin Moffett, First Marriage
Robert Drummond, The Unnecessary Man
Stephanie Soileau, So This Is Permanence
Clyde Edgerton, The Great Speckled Bird
Ron Rash, Back of Beyond
Merritt Tierce, Suck It
R.T. Smith, Wretch Like Me
Karen E. Bender, Candidate
David James Poissant, Lizard Man
Daniel Wallace, The Girls
Jim Tomlinson, First Husband, First Wife
Bret Anthony Johnston, Republican
Mary Miller, Leak
Charlie Smith, Albemarle
Jennifer Moses, Child of God
Stephanie Dickinson, Lucky Seven & Dalloway
Kevin Brockmeier
, Andrea Is Changing Her Name

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565126121
Author:
Packer, Zz
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Selected by:
Packer, ZZ
Selected by:
Pories, Kathy
Selected:
Pories, Kathy
Selected:
Packer, ZZ
Author:
Pories, Kathy
Author:
Gurganus, Allan
Author:
Packer, ZZ
Author:
Jones, Edward P.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
New Stories from the South
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
9.0 x 6.0 in

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"Synopsis" by , Celebrated writer Packer takes the editorial helm of this signature series and selects 20 rock-solid stories that reflect the geography, people, and way of life in the South.
"Synopsis" by ,
This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizon—Bret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, Holly Goddard Jones—accompany well-known Southern stalwarts, including Pinckney Benedict, Clyde Edgerton, and Ron Rash. Their stories tell of life as it is now, a life not seen in romanticized Southern fiction, one where existence—both urban and rural—is as raw and risky as it is alluring. The energy of this collection courses through every one of Packer's edgy, funny, and gritty selections.
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