New Stories from the Midwest
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New Stories from the Midwest : 2012

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New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature. The editors solicited nominations from more than 300 magazines, literary journals, and small presses and narrowed the selection to 19 authors. The stories, written by Midwestern writers or focusing on the Midwest, demonstrate that the quality of fiction from and about the heart of the country rivals that of any other region. Guest editor John McNally introduces the anthology, which features short fiction by Charles Baxter, Dan Chaon, Christopher Mohar, Rebecca Makkai, Lee Martin, and others.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253008182
  • 9780253008183

Review quote

"As this fresh anthology proves, there's a mix of writers and sensibilities that inhabit the literary Midwest as to make the term unpredictable." -Stuart Dybek, MacArthur Fellow and author of The Coast of Chicagoshow more

About Jason Lee Brown

John McNally is the author of three novels (After the Workshop, America's Report Card, and The Book of Ralph), two story collections (Ghosts of Chicago and Troublemakers), and two books about writing (Vivid and Continuous and The Creative Writer's Survival Guide).show more

Table of contents

ContentsAcknowledgments Editors' NoteIntroduction1. Mr. Scary Charles Baxter from Ploughshares2. To Psychic Underworld Dan Chaon from Tin House3. Townie Roderic Crooks from Gulf Coast4. The Amnesiac in the Maze Michael Czyzniejewski from Ninth Letter 5. The Deep Anthony Doerr from Zoetrope6. Circling in the Air David Driscoll from Mississippi Review7. Down to Bone Roxane Gay from Mid-American Review8. Starry Night Lania Knight from Jabberwock Review9. Peter Torrelli Falling Down Rebecca Makkai from Tin House10. In Which a Coffin Is a Bed but an Ox Is Not a Coffin Brenda K. Marshall from Michigan Quarterly Review11. Drunk Girl in Stilettos Lee Martin from The Georgia Review12. The State Bird of Minnesota Charles McLeod from Michigan Quarterly Review13. The Five Points of Performance Christopher Mohar from Southwest Review14. The Baby Glows David James Poissant from The Southern Review15. Splendid, Silent Sun Yelizaveta P. Renfro from Glimmer Train16. Miscarriages Shannon Robinson from Nimrod International Journal17. American Bulldog Chad Simpson from Crab Orchard Review18. Twelve + Twelve Christine Sneed from Glimmer Train19. A Dry Season Ian Stansel from Ecotone20. Schnecks Mark Wisniewski from Alaska Quarterly ReviewContributorsshow more

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