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McSweeney's Issue 20 by Dave Eggers
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McSweeney's Issue 20 (edition 2006)

by Dave Eggers (Editor), Susan Steinberg (Contributor), Kevin Moffett (Contributor), Ben Jahn (Contributor), Tony D'Souza (Contributor)9 more, J. Erin Sweeney (Contributor), Sarah Raymont (Contributor), Jack Pendarvis (Contributor), Roy Kesey (Contributor), Anthony Schneider (Contributor), Roderick White (Contributor), Aaron Gwyn (Contributor), Sam Miller (Contributor), Corinna Vallianatos (Contributor)

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Every fourth page is a full-color figurative painting, each one by an excellent artist.  The other pages have fiction on them, with only one color but lots of words including punched, pants, and Puerto -- that's actually just the first page. After that, there are stories exploring animal-plant romances, psycho librarians, and passive-agressive ventriloquism. No fewer than two dictators appear as protagonists. And after all that, loosely glued to the inside back cover, there¹s a fifty-page booklet containing a harrowing excerpt from Chris Adrian¹s The Children¹s Hospital.. This is a handsome, handsome issue, brimming with fulfilling things.… (more)
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Title:McSweeney's Issue 20
Authors:Dave Eggers (Editor)
Other authors:Susan Steinberg (Contributor), Kevin Moffett (Contributor), Ben Jahn (Contributor), Tony D'Souza (Contributor), J. Erin Sweeney (Contributor)8 more, Sarah Raymont (Contributor), Jack Pendarvis (Contributor), Roy Kesey (Contributor), Anthony Schneider (Contributor), Roderick White (Contributor), Aaron Gwyn (Contributor), Sam Miller (Contributor), Corinna Vallianatos (Contributor)
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Rating:***1/2
Tags:McSweeney's, Fiction, Short Stories, Art, Read in 2018

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McSweeney's Issue 20 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) by Dave Eggers

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The art mix feels wrong. ( )
  Fiddleback_ | Dec 17, 2018 |
This one is beautiful. Lots of bright artwork, really nicely designed. The stories were meh, but the volume is a pleasure. ( )
  JBD1 | Sep 12, 2018 |
A beautiful collection of short stories, with this edition featuring a modern painting on every fourth page. You’re never really sure what to expect in the paintings or the stories, and there were some real gems here. It’s hard to call out a favorite with as many hits as there were, but I found the four-page story “Terminal” by J. Erin Sweeney profound and it stuck with me. The quality of the writing and editing had me smiling throughout, and I didn’t want the collection to end. ( )
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