As editor of McSweeney's ('America's most interesting publication' in the words of Time Out), Dave Eggers has been partly responsible for a rejuvenation of short fiction in the USA. At the same time he has also developed his own unique, funny, endlessly inventive take on the short story form.How We Are Hungry collects the best of his recent (long) short fiction, none published before in the UK. It is the perfect companion not only to his other books but to the (very short) short stories he has been writing weekly for the Guardian magazine.
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omments on previously-released stories:
"The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water," originally published in Zoetrope: All Story, was named a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Fiction, and included in the Best American Magazine Writing 2004.
"Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly" is a masterpiece . . the narration is magisterial, without a false note. It may well be the last great twentieth-century short story. -- The Observer, (London)
"After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned" is a small tour de force that ratifies [Eggers¹s] ability to write about anything with style and vigor and genuine emotion. --Michiko Kakutani, the New York TimesAbout the Author:
Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, The Unforbidden Is Compulsory, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, Teachers Have It Easy, Surviving Justice, What Is the What, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? and Heroes of the Frontier. A Hologram for the King and The Circle are both currently in production for major film adaptations. Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's independent publishing house, the 826 National network, and the nonprofit organisation ScholarMatch. He lives in Northern California with his family.
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Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110241143071
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0241143071