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|Notes:||Originally published: Harcourt, 2006.|
|Awards:||Winner of Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award 2004.
Shortlisted for Mississippi Review Poetry Series Prize 2005.
Shortlisted for Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories 2004.
|Description:||vii, 114 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Acknolwedgements Third Class Superhero 401(k) The Man Who Became Himself Problems for Self-Study My Last Days As Me Two-Player Infinitely Iterated Simultaneous Semi-Cooperative game with Spite and Reputation Realism Florence Man of Quiet desperation Goes on Short Vacation 32.05864991% Autobiographical Raw Material Unsuitable for the Mining of Fiction|
|Series Title:||Salt modern fiction.|
A playful experimentalist probes the limits of fiction in this debut collection. The post-collegiate braininess of many of Yu's stories is like the music of the Talking Heads, making the familiar