This extraordinary anthology represents Ford's personal vision of the best works of short fiction published in the U.S. in his lifetime and features authors ranging from Paul Bowles, Flannery O'Connor, and James Baldwin to contemporary writers such as Amy Tan, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and David Leavitt.
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'Ford's introduction is as complete and persuasive an introduction to post-war American writing as one could hope for' "The Times" 'An indispensable volume ... a colossal book that contains not only classics by the greats but also perfect stories by lesser known writers' Philip Hensher, "Mail on Sunday" 'Ford's choice of stories is exemplary ... there's wonderful reading here' "Washington Post" 'This is a rich collection' "Guardian" 'A carefully wrought compilation that does credit to its rich subject' "Literary Review" 'Ford treats us to some stunning stories' "Nation"About the Author:
Richard Ford's story collections include Rock Springs, Women Without Men, and A Multitude of Sins. His novel Independence Day was the first novel to win both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His latest novel, The Lay of the Land, was published in 2006.
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