New Sudden Fiction    

New Sudden Fiction

Short-short Stories From America and Beyond
(Book - 2007)

Responding to America's love for short-short stories, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas searched thousands of books and magazines to select these sixty stories-each under 2,000 words, each with its own element of surprise-whether traditional, experimental, humorous, moving, or magical. In the process they discovered both new talents and a wealth of celebrated writers, among them Lan Samantha Chang, Jorge Luis Arzola, Aimee Bender, Romulus Linney, Yann Martel, Teolinda Gersao, Sam Shepard, and Tobias Wolff. Ha Jin narrates the arrest of two jokers by the Chinese state. Zdravka Evtimova conjures blood drops that can cure any disease. Ian Frazier writes public relations for crows. Juan Jose Millas leads an amnesiac husband to a darkened cathedral for a tryst with his own wife. Chuck Palahniuk tries his luck as a hospice escort. These tales told quickly offer pleasures long past their telling. Book jacket.


Call No FIC NEW SS
Title: New sudden fiction
short-short stories from America and beyond
Edition: 1st ed
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007
Branch Call Number: FIC NEW SS
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 21 cm
Summary: Responding to America's love for short-short stories, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas searched thousands of books and magazines to select these sixty stories-each under 2,000 words, each with its own element of surprise-whether traditional, experimental, humorous, moving, or magical. In the process they discovered both new talents and a wealth of celebrated writers, among them Lan Samantha Chang, Jorge Luis Arzola, Aimee Bender, Romulus Linney, Yann Martel, Teolinda Gersao, Sam Shepard, and Tobias Wolff. Ha Jin narrates the arrest of two jokers by the Chinese state. Zdravka Evtimova conjures blood drops that can cure any disease. Ian Frazier writes public relations for crows. Juan Jose Millas leads an amnesiac husband to a darkened cathedral for a tryst with his own wife. Chuck Palahniuk tries his luck as a hospice escort. These tales told quickly offer pleasures long past their telling. Book jacket.
Contents: Other persons / Juan Jose Millas
history of everything, including you / Jenny Hollowell
raft / Peter Orner
red fox fur coat / Teolinda Gersao
Loving the dead / Ronald F. Currie, Jr.
Powder / Tobias Wolff
Water names / Lan Samantha Chang
Berlin Wall piece / Sam Shepard
rememberer / Aimee Bender
Homage / Nadine Gordimer
Tomorrow's bird / Ian Frazier
palmist / Andrew Lam
Blood / Zdravka Evtimova
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear / Joyce Carol Oates
Footnote / Romulus Linney
We ate the children last / Yann Martel
My Lawrence / Claudia Smith
Feeling good, feeling fine / George Garrett
Pompeii / Leslie Pietrzyk
Ma, a memoir / Lynn Freed
Essential things / Jorge Luis Arzola
Seven pieces of severance / Robert Olen Butler
wine doctor / Frederick Adolf Paola
In reference to your recent communications / Tessa Brown
Following the notes / Pia Z. Ehrhardt
minimalist / Stacey Richter
I shot the sheriff / Toure
Before the train and after / Katherin Nolte
Rosa Blanca / Barry Gifford
puppies / Dean Paschal
Before and again / Larissa Amir
bad joke / Ha Jin
Consumed / Steve Amick
Why men quit : an intellectual inquiry / Benjamin Alire Saenz
Delicate touch / Stephanie Waxman
Country miles / Robert King
Scroll / Roy Kesey
Swimming for shore / Chrissy Kolaya
Mud / Geoffrey Forsyth
Feelers / John Gould
party / Elizabeth Berg
My kid's dog / Ron Hansen
Power lines / John McNally
Incarnations of burned children / David Foster Wallace
Inclusions / Elizabeth McBride
Good, brother / Peter Markus
Reply all / Robin Hemley
Escort / Chuck Palahniuk
gold lunch / Ron Carlson
Doughnut shops and doormen / Kimberly Kepa'a Tubania
piece of sky / Ronald Frame
Stolen chocolates / Ursula Hegi
Juan the cell phone salesman / Deb Olin Unferth
Nap time / Tom Franklin
Audio tour / Patricia Marx
Paper slippers / Leelila Strogov
Crossroad / Kirk Nesset
Determinants / Gerald Locklin
How I left Ned / Sherrie Flick
Moscow / Steve Almond
Subject Headings: Short stories Translations into English Short stories, American Short stories, English
Topical Term: Short stories
Short stories, American
Short stories, English
Additional Contributors: Shapard, Robert 1942-
Thomas, James 1946-
ISBN: 9780393328011 (pbk.)
0393328015 (pbk.)
Publication Year: 2007
Publishers Date Index: 2007
2007