Issue 14 features a return of the hard-hitting journalism that has made McSweeney's our nation's preeminent source of Whys and Wherefores: Joshuah Bearman leads a daring investigation into the enigmatic Great Gerbil (Rhombomys Opimus) of central Asia, uncovering signs of an impending disaster that could totally mess up life as we know it.
The issue also includes strange and wonderful stories from T.C. Boyle, Susan Straight, Jim Shepard, Wells Tower, Jessica Anthony, Chris Bachelder, and approximately seven other good people. At least one of these stories contains the following paragraph:
"I am Felicius Victor, son of the centurion Annius Equester, on active service in the Twentieth Cohort and scribe for special services for the administration of the entire legion. All day, every day, I sad. Over the heather the wet wind blows continuously. The rain comes pattering out of the sky. My bowels fail me regularly and others come and go on the continuous bench of our latrine while I huddle there on the cold stone."
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Book Description McSweeney's, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1932416129
Book Description McSweeney's, 2004. Softcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. New unread first edition. 306 pages, unmarked. ; TR13 Shlf; 9.06 X 6.54 X 0.94 inches; 306 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 40497
Book Description McSweeneys Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. This isa New and Unread copy of the first edition. Contributors include Denis Johnson,T.C. Boyle, Robin Olin Butler among others. Bookseller Inventory # 021240
Book Description McSweeney's, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1932416129
Book Description McSweeneys Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 306 pages. 9.25x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1932416129
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97819324161211.0
Book Description McSweeney's, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111932416129