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Volume 44 (ships November 27)
The Best of McSweeney's
edited by Dave Eggers
A signed first edition of The Best of McSweeney's and other surprises!
Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern took about two issues to become the hottest thing around. Known for its maverick spirit, its playfulness, its eye for talent, and its innovative experiments in style and form — one early issue had an entire David Foster Wallace story written on the spine — McSweeney's has become, as the New York Times put it, "a key barometer of the literary climate." Since its debut issue in 1998, the journal has published some of the most important, interesting, and just plain fun literary voices around. Now, the editors have collected their favorites in a single volume. We're immensely proud to feature The Best of McSweeney's, signed by a selection of McSweeney's writers, in Indiespensable Volume 44.
We love assembling each Indiespensable package. But this one was special. Not only are we featuring one of our favorite authors, Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, but the famously reclusive South African has graciously agreed to sign copies of his new novel for us....
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