Anthologies/Short Stories

Among the Missing

Among the Missing

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In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place. Chaon mines the psychological landscape of his characters to dazzling effect. Each story radiates with sharp humor, mystery, wonder, and startling compassion. Among the Missing lingers in the mind through its subtle grace and power of language.
Fitting Ends

Fitting Ends

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Fitting Ends is the first collection of fiction by the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist Among the Missing and now appears in this newly revised edition with two never before collected stories.

Written before Among the Missing and originally published by Northwestern University Press, Fitting Ends features thirteen stories detailing the almost panicked angst of the American generation now approaching thirty. Struggling with gaps between youthful expectations and adult experiences, these characters long for understanding and acceptance--but are thwarted by failed love, family disruptions, numbing work, and sexual confusion.

Chaon is one of the most promising new voices in fiction, and this re-issued collection offers further evidence of his unique talent.

"The best of these stories . . . possess a rare, disorienting force. When you look up from them, the quality of light seems a little different. It's a reminder to those of us who have almost forgotten what literature can sometimes do."
--Boston Book Review

"The most honest, observant and timely book written this year about the American generation now approaching thirty . . . Chaon speaks with clarity of feeling, and more than a little oddball wit, about the lives of those left behind the demographic curve of America--men and woman with pointless jobs, doughy faces, soured relationships, bad credit. . . . Each story pulls you into its subtle emotional vortex, largely because of Chaon's knack for simple but poignant detail."
--New York Newsday

"Remarkable . . . Each story is a marvel of complexity, dense with meaning and nuance. . . . Very few first works are as solid, moving, and pitch-perfect as Chaon's."
--The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"[AN] OFTEN PERCEPTIVE, LUCID VOICE."
--The New York Times Book Review

Five  More:  Short  Stories  (Signed  1st  edition)
Five  More:  Short  Stories  (Signed  1st  edition)

Five More: Short Stories (Signed 1st edition)

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A collection of short stories by actor, poet, playwright, storyteller, and one-time poet laureate of Greenwich Village (1959), Will Anthony Madden.

New York: Exposition Press, 1963. 1st edition; inscribed by author on ffep; dust jacket in protective cover; edges worn; spine edges creased and chipped; covers lightly soiled; price clipped; blue-green cloth with black lettering on cover and spine; water damage along upper edges; edges worn and frayed; binding tight; text clean. G/G

McSweeney's Issue 62 Queer Fiction

McSweeney's Issue 62 Queer Fiction

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McSweeney's 62: The Queer Fiction Issue, collects absurd, bold, bleak, humorous, and astonishing works of fiction and art by queer writers of all orientations. Inside this luxurious hardcover, you'll find stories about storm chasers and Colombian supermodels, about talking plants and DIY bands and camboys and encounters with the dead. Contributors include Bryan Washington, Eileen Myles, Kristen Arnett, Sarah Gerard, Juli Delgado Lopera, Gabby Bellot, Denne Michelle, Emma Copley Eisenberg, K-Ming Chang, and many more. Guest-edited by Patrick Cottrell, and filled to a surfeit with letters, stories, and dazzling full-color comics and art, you'll be jealously hoarding this collection for decades to come.


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McSweeney's Issue 64 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): The Audio Issue

McSweeney's Issue 64 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): The Audio Issue

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Combining art, fiction, audio, and a slew of unclassifiable print objects in a custom box, McSweeney's 64 is a riotous exploration of audiovisual storytelling, coproduced with Radiotopia from PRX (home to genius, independent audio creators including Song Exploder, Criminal, Ear Hustle, and more). Each piece in the issue establishes its own relationship between audio and print--the contributor's unique experiment in weaving the mediums.

Included are Rion Amilcar Scott with a short fiction piece featuring two alternative audio endings; Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Kate Soper with a transhumanist, interactive software upload; DeafBlind poet John Lee Clark on the limits of accessibility; Claudia Dey, Jason Reynolds, Renee Gladman, Sharon Mashihi, and more taking us on audio tours of our own homes; Aliya Pabani with a radio drama whose plot is complicated by a 24" x 30" illustrated poster; Ian Chillag with an absurdist, interactive phone tree; James T. Green, Catherine Lacey, and This American Life's Sean Cole with voicemail dispatches to the editor; National Book Award-finalist Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Aimee Bender, and Kelli Jo Ford with short stories that braid in audio; and so much more.

The Mammoth Book of Modern Crime Stories (USED)

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