9780743273947

Children Playing Before A Statue Of Hercules

ISBN 10: 074327394X / 0-7432-7394-X
ISBN 13: 9780743273947
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM comes a collection of the short stories David Sedaris loves most. Containing the work of both contemporary and classic writers, CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES, edited and introduced by Sedaris, gives his legions of fans a glimpse at the writing he finds inspiring--and helps them discover the truth about loneliness, hope, love, betrayal, and certain, but not all, monkeys.David Sedaris fell in love with short stories while living in Odell, Oregon. Sedaris writes, "When apple-picking season ended, I got a job in a packing plant and gravitated toward short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the Fit." Featuring such notable writers as Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, Lorrie Moore, and Joyce Carol Oates, readers will reconnect with classics, as well discover fantastic but lesser-known writers.David Sedaris is publishing this book to support 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York. All of his proceeds, after permission expenses, from CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES will benefit this organization designed to help students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. In the book's epilogue, Sarah Vowell describes the fine work done by 826NYC.


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"[A] terrific collection....[A] charming, charitable tribute to the masters of short fiction."

Laura Fisher, Ruminator Review, August/September 2005

 

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