Fiction 20 Over 40

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20 Over 40

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9781578069033: 20 Over 40

As anyone over forty can attest, the middle of life can be complex. It means assuming authority over both the younger generation and the older set: kids and aging parents. Still, midlife fiction has gotten short shrift, if it's gotten any shrift at all.

For those who like a good story but are tired of youthful fiction, 20 over 40 offers welcome relief: a short story anthology by authors over age forty about subjects that have a lot to do with that too-often-ignored time of life. Whether the plot concerns tending to children, taking care of older parents, pursuing a love affair, facing one's own age, or just nursing a midlife crisis, these stories speak to the complexities of real life. These writers are no longer novices, yet they're not jaded or cynical. They know their craft.

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These stories about the unique perils and tensions of middle age

--- Include a broad spectrum of contributors from well-established authors to promising new prospects

--- Are one of the only fiction anthologies to focus exclusively on mid-life themes

--- Feature contributors who are all over age 40 and writing on subjects related to middle age

--- Are collected by editors who are both highly successful in their own right; Galef as an author and professor and Weinhouse as an author and currently as editor of Conceive magazine

--- Include stories from Frederick Barthelme, Ron Carlson, Oliver Conant, Lesley Dormen, Mark Edmundson, Percival Everett, Gary Every, Robin Hemley, Margaret Hermes, Gish Jen, Linnea Johnson, Mark Kamine, David Leavitt, Matthew Love, Alice Mattison, Jane Mullen, Antonya Nelson, Phyllis Nobles, Heidi Jon Schmidt, and George Singleton

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Stories about the unique perils and tensions of middle age

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