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The best American short stories, 2005

Author: Michael Chabon; Katrina Kenison
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2005.
Series: Best American series.
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"In "Until Gwen," Dennis Lehane offers a narrative experiment and a haunting picture of a father and son. Tom Perrotta's "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face" explores a Little League umpire's attempt to cope with his biggest personal regret and the inability to make a decisive call on the field. Thomas McGuane's "Old Friends" examines the intersection of shared history and obligation, while Joyce Carol Oates meditates  Read more...
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Best American short stories, 2005.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2005
(OCoLC)817125512
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chabon; Katrina Kenison
ISBN: 0618423494 9780618423491 0618427058 9780618427055
OCLC Number: 61680667
Description: xvii, 411 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Michael Chabon --
The smile on happy Chang's face / Tom Perrotta --
Until Gwen / Dennis Lehane --
A taste of dust / Lynne Sharon Schwartz --
Old friends / Thomas McGuane --
Eight pieces for the left hand / J. Robert Lennon --
Stone animals / Kelly Link --
First four measures / Nathaniel Bellows --
The scheme of things / Charles D'Ambrosio --
Silence / Alice Munro --
Death defier / Tom Bissell --
The girls / Joy Williams --
Anda's game / Cory Doctorow --
Simple exercises for the beginning student / Alix Ohlin --
Old boys, old girls / Edward P. Jones --
The secret goldfish / David Means --
The cousins / Joyce Carol Oates --
Natasha / David Bezmozgis --
Hart and boot / Tim Pratt --
Justice Shiva Ram Murthy / Rishi Reddi --
Bohemians / George Saunders.
Series Title: Best American series.
Other Titles: American short stories, 2005
Responsibility: selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Michael Chabon with Katrina Kenison ; with an introduction by Michael Chabon.

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"In "Until Gwen," Dennis Lehane offers a narrative experiment and a haunting picture of a father and son. Tom Perrotta's "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face" explores a Little League umpire's attempt to cope with his biggest personal regret and the inability to make a decisive call on the field. Thomas McGuane's "Old Friends" examines the intersection of shared history and obligation, while Joyce Carol Oates meditates on the inescapable bonds of family in "Cousins." In "Stone Animals," Kelly Link takes a chilling look at a family spiraling beyond control in the surreal landscape of their new home. By turns humorous, poignant, and profound, the stories of 2005 add up to an eclectic installment of this anthology."--BOOK JACKET.

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