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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008

by Laura Furman

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One of the best collections in the series. ( )
  aseikonia | Sep 2, 2012 |
I truly wanted to like this book, but I just can't. This edition of the O. Henry prize stories only affirms to me that literature is subjective: what is revered by some, is trash to others.

If you like rambling short stories with drifting endings (most of them), stories that spend more time describing the surroundings than the actual plot (the rest of them), and maybe even a dash of pedophilia ("Taiping") then this is the book for you. Not for me. ( )
  staram | Nov 27, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307280349, Paperback)

An annual collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 is studded with extraordinary settings and characters: a teenager in survivalist Alaska, the seed keeper of a doomed Chinese village, a young woman trying to save her life in a Ukrainian internet café. Also included are the winning writers' comments on what inspired them, a short essay from each of the three eminent jurors, and an extensive resource list of literary magazines.

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A collection of short stories judged to be the best in America and Canada for 2007 presents a selection of short fiction, along with essays by the three judges and commentary from the twenty prize winners.

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