Synopses & Reviews
"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction."--The Atlantic Monthly
The O. Henry Prize Stories 1994 gathers 21 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines.
Alison Baker "Better Be Ready 'Bout Half Past Eight" (first prize)
John Rolfe Gardiner "The Voyage Out" (second prize)
Lorrie Moore "Terrific Mother" (third prize)
Stuart Dybek "We Didn't"
Marlin Barton "Jeremiah's Road"
Kelly Cherry "Not the Phil Donahue Show"
Elizabeth Cox "The Third of July"
Terry Bain "Games"
Amy Bloom "Semper Fidelis"
Michael Fox "Rise and Shine"
David McLean "Marine Corps Issue"
Elizabeth Graver "The Boy Who Fell Forty Feet"
Susan Starr Richards "The Hanging in the Foaling Barn"
Janice Eidus "Pandora's Box"
Judith Ortiz Cofer "Nada"
Mary Tannen "Elaine's House"
Dennis Trudell "Gook"
Helen Fremont "Where She Was"
Elizabeth Oness "The Oracle"
Katherine L. Hester "Labor"
Thomas E. Kennedy "Landing Zone X-Ray"
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.