The Best American Short Stories 2013

The Best American Short Stories 2013

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a€œAs our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might, a€ writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. a€œIta€™s the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.a€ The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world. In a€œMiss Lora, a€ Junot DAsaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the a€œMagic Man.a€ Kirstin Valdez Quadea€™s a€œNemeciaa€ depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickershama€™s a€œThe Tunnela€ is a tragic love story about a mothera€™s declining health and her daughtera€™s helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Winka€™s a€œBreathariansa€ unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parentsa€™ estrangement. a€œElizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of onea€™s writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content, a€ writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. a€œHere are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.a€It should be the greatest thing, so why are your dreams worse? Why is there more blood in the sink in the morning? You learn ... in with a fat widow, una blanca asquerosa who hated Lora. She had no friends at all in school, and in ninth gradeanbsp;...

Title:The Best American Short Stories 2013
Author:Elizabeth Strout
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2013-10-08


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