Synopses & Reviews
This collection of eighteen previously published short stories by Al Sim includes "Get the Can," winner of the 2001 Glimmer Train Short Story Contest. Bill Roorbach, author of "Big Bend," "The Smallest Color" and "Temple Stream," says, "Stories in the Old Style harkens back to the days of Cannery Row, of Jack London, to the splendid era of American realists. Al Sim's people are the people Johnny Cash sings about, whether the setting is the great Southwest or Soho in New York City. And these are the people who make America such a complex and bedeviled place. So turn off the electric lights, unplug the phone, shoot your TV, and sit down in the easiest easy chair you've got: it's time to enjoy Stories in the Old Style."