Synopses & Reviews
Consistently demonstrating the very best in contemporary short fiction, this collection has always included a wide range of writers-- from new authors to perennial favorites. Every year Abrahams discovers new talents, proof of the continuin strength and variety of the American short story.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -382).
Table of Contents
Better be ready 'bout half past eight / Alison Baker -- The Voyage out / John Rolfe Gardiner -- Terrific mother / Lorrie Moore -- We didn't / STuart Dybek -- Jeremiah's road / Marlin Barton -- Not the Phil Donahue show / Kelly Cherry -- The Third of July / Elizabeth Cox -- Games / Terry Bain -- Semper Fidelis / Amy Bloom -- Rise and shine / Michael Fox -- Marine Corps issue / David McLean -- The Boy who fell forty feet / Elizabeth Graver -- The Hanging in the foaling barn / Susan Starr Richards -- Pandora's box / Janice Eidus -- Nada / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Elaine's house / Mary Tannen -- Gook / Dennis Trudell -- Where she was / Helen Fremont -- The Oracle / Elizabeth Oness -- Labor / Katherine L. Hester -- Landing zone x-ray / Thomas E. Kennedy.