(E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015]


The Best American Short Stories 2015

Free download ì The Best American Short Stories 2015 ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB BOYLE guest editor has published fifteen novels and ten collections of short stories He won the PENFaulkner Award in 1988 for his novel  World’s End and the Prix Médicis étranger for  The Tortilla Curtain in 1995 as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau Prize for excellence in nature writing His most recent book is the novel  The Harder They Come HEIDI PITLOR series editor is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt She is the author of the novels  The Birthdays  and The Daylight Marriag. If these are the best short stories America has to offer then there s something wrong with fiction writers in this country

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Free download ì The Best American Short Stories 2015 ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved  Best American Short Stories guest editor T C Boyle writes “The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius modernism to postmodernism and post postmodernism We advance We progress We move on But we are part of a tradition” Boyle’s choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters from a numb wife who feels alive only in the presence of violence to a new widower coming to terms with his sudden freedom from a m. Another great year for BASS T C Boyle has selected a collection that boasts verve wit and graceful prose There was only one I was lukewarm on the atmosphere and details of The Fugue kept striking me as fundamentally off and war stories sink or swim on exactly those two ualities the rest were all good to excellent I ll pare it down to a couple of stand outs but further note that this was a smooth exceedingly enjoyable reading experience throughout and the collection as a whole is highly recommendedMegan Mayhew Bergman s The Siege at Whale Cay is a vividly realized and exceedingly strange bit of fictionalized history about a wealthy woman who took control of an island holed up with an endless succession of short term girlfriends and tested everyone s patience Bergman s invention is Georgie a former tank mermaid whose already tense and imperfect relationship with Joe is complicated by the arrival of Marlene Dietrich and her movie star friends Joe and Marlene s affair makes Georgie realize the instability of the whole island Georgie makes for an appealing emotional center the tension ratchets up inescapably and the writing is so vivid you can feel the heat and smell the suntan oilLouise Erdrich s The Big Cat is a darkly comic piece or maybe comically dark would be apt about a former small time actor who married into a family of loudly snoring women The saga of his marriage and divorce is told lightly Erdrich s descriptions of the snoring are perfect as is the note that the narrator may have rushed into his second marriage out of sheer relief at finding a woman he could properly sleep beside but in the end as implied by the title turns out to have real teethVictor Lodato s Jack July is a haunting look at meth addict Jack wandering the streets on a hot summer day looking for water shelter and another hit The crystal has altered Jack s sense of time and his comprehension of what other people are saying or doing a funny but painful bit being when his ex girlfriend tells him he has to leave because the man she s with now Eric will be home soon Jack unable to piece together who Eric is assumes she is mispronouncing Jack and earnestly asks if she means him Most of all he circles around the issue of his family but there s no reconciliation to be found here and the story closes with Jack compromising his sense of self even further Lodato puts you perfectly inside Jack s headElizabeth McCracken s Thunderstruck is a nuanced look at a family in crisis repose and then crisis again as they move temporarily to Paris in an attempt to reboot their teenage daughter Helen s sense of self This story of domestic life and tragedy is delicately handled especially as McCracken moves to center the story around the father struggling to handle a difficult situation alone and flirting with rebuilding his life along totally different lines The material could be sensationalized but McCracken wisely keeps it all under careful controlFinally Laura Lee Smith s Unsafe at Any Speed is a tightly written well paced and bright story about a midlife crisis that takes an abrupt left turn Theo the story s protagonist is rankled by a life or at least a morning where his family all annoyingly chummy with each other and his boss all lecture him and decides to takes 5000 from his joint checking account and buy a restored Corsair He ends up sort of on the run with a dental receptionist in an energetic and surprising twist to maximize the day can he get the car the affair the impulsive job wrecking and the illegal activity out of the way before midnight Smith has a great comic tone and a lot of warmth towards Theo and his companion for the day and invests what could have been a satire with enough humanity to make it winning instead of blisteringI hate to leave out so many good stories Kevin Canty s sad but hopeful Happy Endings about a man discovering seedy massage parlors late in life and struggling for connection the science fictional Moving On where widowed spouses are kept in shelters and prepped for their eventual remarriages this works on of a metaphorical level than a literal one and the world building is often tenuous at best but the emotions are powerful and the point of view is perfectly done Ben Fowlkes s tense coiled You ll Apologize If You Have To about a fighter recovering from a spectacular knockout with memorable strangeness and a great milieu Sarah Kokernot s M L about the long aftermath of trauma and the nostalgia of love and friendship with some really beautiful writing and Jess Walter s Mr Voice a surprisingly sweet domestic tale about fathers mothers and daughtersI d say the themes of this collection are family loss and strangeness and the authors handle them expertly Thanks to Boyle and series editor Heidi Pitlor for another great installment in the series

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Free download ì The Best American Short Stories 2015 ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Issing child to a champion speedboat racer These stories will grab hold and surprise which according to Boyle is “what the best fiction offers and there was no shortage of such in this year’s selections” Mulling over the uestion of character likability series editor Heidi Pitlor asks “Did I like these characters I very much liked reading their stories as did T C Boyle” Here are characters who “are living breathing people who screw up terribly and want and need and think uneasy thoughts”   T C. Main thing I learned from this anthology is that TC Boyle and I apparently have very different taste Really liked the following though especially the Maile MeloyMadame Lazarus by Maile Meloy Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCrackenThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson beautifully written if underwhelming as a storyHappy Endings by Kevin Canty will read CantyYou ll Apologize if You Have To by Ben FowlkesAbout My Aunt by Joan SilberMr Voice by Jess Walter maybe actually loved this one Jury still outandThe Siege at Whale Cay by Meghan Mayhew Bergman great setting and characters should be a movie

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Best American Short Stories 2015
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • English
  • 03 September 2020
  • 9780547939407

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    (E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015] T. Coraghessan Boyle º 7 Free read Summary The Best American Short Stories 2015 Another great year for BASS T C Boyle has selected a collection that boasts verve wit and graceful prose There was only one I was lukewarm on the atmosphere and details of The Fugue kept striking me as fundamentally off and war stories sink or swim on exactly those two ualities; the rest were all good to excellent I'll par

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    Summary The Best American Short Stories 2015 (E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015] I loved this book Though I rarely read these collections straight through this book had an incredible mix of voices Each story grabbed me from the first paragraph and I was introduced to some writers I’d never read before but will be on the lookout for in the future This is a book you want to own – I checked this book out from the library but I plan to buy my own copy Writers like Megan Mayhew Bergman Justin Bigos Jess Walter Diane Cook

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    Summary The Best American Short Stories 2015 (E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015] T. Coraghessan Boyle º 7 Free read I've been reading this series this annual collection for years and this edition is outstanding TC Boyle has selected a wonderful set of stories Normally I find only a handful of outstanding stories each year but this time at least half the selections are outstanding for me Some of course are available on line from the original publication but definitelyeasilywonderfully worth the price My favoritesThe Siege at Whale Cay by Meghan Mayhey B

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    (E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015] Main thing I learned from this anthology is that TC Boyle and I apparently have very different taste Really liked the following though especially the Maile MeloyMadame Lazarus by Maile Meloy Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCrackenThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson beautifully written if underwhelming as a storyHappy Endings by Kevin Canty will read CantyYou'll Apologize if You Have To by Ben FowlkesAbout My Aunt by Joan

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    (E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015] The first tipoff was that series editor Heidi Pitlor devoted her Forward to defending stories without a character the reader might want to be friends with Okay granted I have loved entire books with unlikeable characters but I could not even like most of this selection of stories much less love than one or two of them I read The Best American Short Stories each year but I struggled to finish the twenty stories novelist TC Boyles chose I st

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    (E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015] T. Coraghessan Boyle º 7 Free read Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º T. Coraghessan Boyle Great to discover some new writers The best one of the collection was for me the very moving story Sh'koll of Colum McCann so I will definitely have a go at one of his novels Then the story of Megan Mayhem Bergman made me so curious I immediately read her wonderful collection Birds of a Lesser Paradise Jess Walter was a discovery too as was Louise Erdrich There were a few similar stories about middle aged men on the loose that

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    Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle º 7 Free read (E–pub READ) [The Best American Short Stories 2015] I had already read some of the short stories in this collection while others were new to me I was very disappoi

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