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The O. Henry Prize stories 2008

Author: Laura Furman
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of short stories judged to be the best in America and Canada for 2007 presents a selection of short fiction, along with essays by the three judges and commentary from the twenty prize winners.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Furman
ISBN: 9780307280343 0307280349
OCLC Number: 181599851
Awards: O. Henry Memorial Award, 2008.
Description: xxiv, 372 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A composer and his parakeets / Ha Jin --
Other people's deaths / Lore Segal --
Village 113 / Anthony Doerr --
A change in fashion / Steven Millhauser --
The transitional object / Sheila Kohler --
On the lake / Olaf Olafsson --
Taiping / Brittani Sonnenberg --
What do you want to know for? / Alice Munro --
The necessity of certain behaviors / Shannon Cain --
A game of cards / Rose Tremain --
Touch / Alexi Zentner --
Bad neighbors / Edward P. Jones --
Every move you make / David Malouf --
Scenes from the life of the only girl in Water Shield, Alaska / Tony Tulathimutte --
The bullock run / Roger McDonald --
Prison / Yiyun Li --
Bye-bye Natalia / Michel Faber --
Folie á deux / William Trevor --
The little boy / Mary Gaitskill --
A little history of modern music / William H. Gass.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Laura Furman ; with essays on the story they admire most by jurors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, David Leavitt, David Means.

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A collection of short stories judged to be the best in America and Canada for 2007 presents a selection of short fiction, along with essays by the three judges and commentary from the twenty prize winners.

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