Synopses & Reviews
Established early in the last century as a memorial to the great American short story master O. Henry, throughout its history this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year, stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines, and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to make the final selection. The result is a superb collection of inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.
Table of Contents
The ceiling /Kevin Brockmeier --Scordatura /Mark Ray Lewis --The butcher's wife /Louise Erdrich --Do not disturb /A.M. Homes --Memento mori /Jonathan Nolan --Seven /Edwidge Danticat --The hunter's wife /Anthony Doerr --Egg-face /Mary Yukari Waters --The possible husband /Don Lee --Big Bend /Bill Roorbach --Charity /Richard Ford --Like it or not /Deborah Eisenberg --The lives of strangers /Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni --That last odd day in L.A. /Ann Beattie --George Lassos Moon /David Gates --Blood poison /Heidi Jon Schmidt --Speonk /David Leavitt --Anthropology /Andrea Lee --Family furnishings /Alice Munro --Good old neon /David Foster Wallace.