McSweeney's Issue 25

McSweeney's Issue 25

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If issues of McSweeney's were anniversaries, this one would have to be printed on silver plates. You could melt it in some sort of forge and then pound it on an anvil until you had a set of earrings. Instead, it's a beautifully designed hardcover book with stories by a few long-loved favorites - Steven Millhauser, Joyce Carol Oates and Chloe Hooper - and more than half a dozen others, investigating everything from ape men to unlucky island-hoppers to what happens when Canadians go AWOL in Bosnia. Pound this one on an anvil and it'll pound you right back.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 150 x 189 x 24mm | 466g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0241144108
  • 9780241144107

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Contains wonderful stuff from writers you've heard of and equally wonderful stuff from writers you haven't heard of. It is also a thing of beauty... The whole thing is driven by a slightly crazed exuberance which makes other literary magazines look like phone directories -- Mark Haddon * The Big Issue * Groundbreaking... the only place to be seen for would-be cult US novelists... a forum for innovation as well as established talent * Observer * Contains wonderful stuff from writers you've heard of and equally wonderful stuff from writers you haven't heard of. It is also a thing of beauty... The whole thing is driven by a slightly crazed exuberance which makes other literary magazines look like phone directories -- Mark Haddon * The Big Issue * Groundbreaking... the only place to be seen for would-be cult US novelists... a forum for innovation as well as established talent * Observer *show more

About McSweeney's

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.show more

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