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The Best American Short Stories 2007 Hardcover – Oct 10 2007

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Oct. 10 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618713476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618713479
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #999,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

King admits in his introduction that he prefers all-out emotionally assaultive stories to those that might appeal to his critical nose. Yet King's selections are right at home among those of recent BASS editors Lorrie Moore, Michael Chabon and Walter Mosley: John Barth's darkly comic take on aging and mortality; a child's unforgiving view of her alcoholic parent from T.C. Boyle; an exploration of the grief of a crystal meth addict by William Gay (a writer King notes is a relatively obscure American talent); Lauren Groff's piece about a polio survivor learning to swim during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic (based loosely on real-life Olympian Ethelda Bleibtrey); Roy Kesey's imagining of an airport terminal as microcosm of global politics; and Karen Russell's halfway house for the human children of werewolves (their condition skips a generation). Stories drawing on horror and on Maine add a personal King touch to this year's cull of 20, taken from among the 4,000 that series editor Pitlor read last year in periodicals. The book reflects the variety of substance and style and the consistent quality that readers have come to expect from the series, now in its 30th year. (Oct.)
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STEPHEN KING is a prolific and perennially bestselling author and an recognized master of the horror genre. He was the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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