McSweeney's Issue 23
Exactly half of the stories you'll read in issue 23 of McSweeney's are by brand-new writers; the other half are by writers already well known for their extraordinary gifts. All of these stories, however, are ambitious, and all of them are wonderful. Between these covers you'll find three schoolfriends attempting to eradicate stereotyping in their local shopping mall with their new venture, Black Hoodie Solutions; chaos and comfort in the wake of a hurricane; a letter from an estranged father to his son warning him of the agonies and ecstasies of sexual congress; artwork by Andrea Dezso, Brian McMullen and McSweeney's own Dave Eggers, and much more besides.Featuring new stories by Roddy Doyle and Ann Beattie, and introducing some of the hottest new names to watch, McSweeney's Issue 23 is exciting and essential reading.
- Hardback | 184 pages
- 182 x 232 x 28mm | 721.21g
- 02 Aug 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Hamish Hamilton Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Colour illustrations interleaved throughout
Dave Eggers is the author of eleven books, including The Circle; Heroesof the Frontier; A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award; and What is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France's Prix Medicis Etranger and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His non-fiction and journalism have appeared in the Guardian, the New Yorker, the Best American Travel Writing and the Best American Essays.Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, which publishes original fiction and non-fiction, and distributes the Voice of Witness series of books, which use oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. He is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centres with locations around the country, and of ScholarMatch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and his work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives in Northern California with his family.
Profoundly influential ... brings out the best in unknown writers * Independent on Sunday * It's hard to refuse the pleasure of reading it offers. It's like playing hookey from school * Frieze * Profoundly influential ... brings out the best in unknown writers * Independent on Sunday * It's hard to refuse the pleasure of reading it offers. It's like playing hookey from school * Frieze *