Montana and noir are not a natural fit, as the editors of this short story collection readily acknowledge in their introduction: “No doubt the state’s beauty will . . .
“Atlanta Noir could well turn out to be Akashic’s best work to date.”
Many people believe that writing a good short story is easier than writing a novel. Though each genre has its own challenges, many writers have pointed out that, in fact, the opposite is true.
“recommended to readers who enjoy interior prose and psychological literary fiction.”
“Christie gives the reader a provocative slice of Americana that is equal parts real and gripping.”
“The greatest beauty of this collection is that . . . James Purdy captivates.”
This book is exactly what it appears to be: A collection of horse stories written by a Who’s Who of literary stars over the past century.
“Surely there will be other and better works from Ms. Bergman in the future, when her author’s eye is attracted to wider fields of vision.
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“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“Other authors may struggle writing from a first-person or third-person point of view and opt to only write in one viewpoint all the time, but Dagoberto Gilb handles writing in either viewp
“The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles—including those of Mr. West, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Revoyr—are equal to the best fiction being written today.”
“All told, The Speed Chronicles deserves great praise for the audacity of the topic, the depth of the discussion, the diversity of its voices, and plain, old, good storytelling.”
“Surely in the past three decades we have moved beyond merely the inclusion of Speedos and horny waiters and The Pines in order for something to be considered ‘gay fiction.’ . . .
“Adults and scholars will find much to enjoy both in the editor’s insightful introductory essay and in her concise, interesting biographies of the artists. . . .
“that is exactly what Daniel Woodrell is: a storyteller, first and foremost.
“So I will say it in simple language: Buy this book. Read this book. It is masterful. It is one of the best short story collections published this year.
“Joan Connor loves words. . . . The cover of this book fails to suggest the riches within.”
“I Knew You’d Be Lovely is an impressive offering, from a strong new voice, of stories about life’s desperation.”
Quirky and edgy—the yin and yang of a good story. These two words give the concise description of The Brick Murder: A Tragedy, an anthology of short stories by Kurt Jose Ayau.