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The Best American Stories 2008 (Signed First Edition)

Salman Rushdie (editor); Heidi Pitlor (series editor)

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ISBN 10: 061878876X / ISBN 13: 9780618788767
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2008
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New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy, very fine in all respects, never even opened. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free. Short stories by the following writers: T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Karen Brown, Katie Chase, Danielle Evans, Allegra Goodman, A.M. Homes, Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Lethem, Rebecca Makkai, Steven Milhauser, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Alice Munro, Miroslav Penkov, Kaen Russell, George Saunders, Christine Sneed, Bradford Tice, Mark Wisniewski, and Tobias Wolff. SIGNED BY RUSHDIE on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 05-2011-112

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Title: The Best American Stories 2008 (Signed First...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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The Best American Short Stories 2008 gathers an array of inventive and unforgettable stories. Favorite and newcomer writers explore contemporary topics such as cloning, literary envy, cults, and teenage sex, as well as timeless subjects: love, sibling rivalry, immigration, and religion.
In Kevin Brockmeier’s stunning The Year of Silence,” an unnamed city must face the absence of all sound, followed by an excess of noise. Katie Chase’s bold and unsettling story, Man and Wife,” her first one published, brings to life an arranged marriage between a nine-year-old and a grown man. In A. M. Homes’s May We Be Forgiven,” two brothers’ rivalry undoes their marriages and eventually their lives. Nicole Krauss writes of an inherited desk that comes to represent the burden of memory for a poet in her beautiful story, From the Desk of Daniel Varsky.” And Stephen Millhauser’s ingenious The Wizard of West Orange” imagines Edison and his colleagues inventing machines dedicated to the sense of touch.
In his introduction, Salman Rushdie writes, Some of these stories are immense, the so-called grand narratives’ of nation, race, and faith, and others are small: family stories, and stories of elective affinities, of the friends we choose, the places we know, and the people we love; but we all live in and with and by stories, every day, whoever and wherever we are.” The cultural relevance and intellectual potential of the short story are on display in this year’s volume of the best-selling collection.

About the Author:

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor for The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of The Birthdays and a forthcoming novel titled The Daylight Marriage.

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