By Ben Marcus
In New American Stories, the gorgeous, the unusual, the depression, and the chic all comingle to teach the significant variety of the yank brief tale . during this amazing anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled a necessary and artistically singular crowd of up to date fiction writers. accrued listed here are practitioners of deep realism, stunning experimentalism, and each hybrid in between. Luminaries and cult authors stand part through part with the main compelling new literary voices. Nothing lower than the yankee brief tale renaissance distilled right down to its so much correct, bold, and unforgettable works, New American Stories places on vast exhibit the real paintings of an American idiom.
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