The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in New Delhi, a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat, and the ghost-haunted rubble of a Turkish girls' school. Also included are the editor's introduction, essays from the jurors (Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman, and Jim Shepard) on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 135 x 200 x 30mm | 394g
  • Anchor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • 0345803256
  • 9780345803252
  • 457,242

Table of contents

Your Duck Is My Duck, by DEBORAH EISENBERG
Sugarcane, by DEREK PALACIO
The Summer People, by KELLY LINK
Leaving Maverley, by ALICE MUNRO
White Carnations, by POLLY ROSENWAIKE
Sail, by TASH AW
Anecdotes, by ANN BEATTIE
Lay My Head, by L. ANNETTE BINDER
He Knew, by DONALD ANTRIM
The Visitor, by ASAKO SERIZAWA
Where Do You Go? by SAMAR FARAH FITZGERALD
Aphrodisiac, by RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA
Two Opinions, by JOAN SILBER
They Find the Drowned, by MELINDA MOUSTAKIS
The Mexican, by GEORGE MCCORMICK
Tiger, by NALINI JONES
Pérou, by LILY TUCK
Sinkhole, by JAMIE QUATRO
The History of Girls, by AYŞE PAPATYA BUCAK
The Particles, by ANDREA BARRETT
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Review Text

"Another installment [of] the esteemed literary award volume, full, as ever, of exemplary short fiction.... Essential for students of contemporary fiction." --Kirkus Reviews

"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." -The Atlantic Monthly
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Review quote

"Another installment [of] the esteemed literary award volume, full, as ever, of exemplary short fiction.... Essential for students of contemporary fiction." --Kirkus Reviews

"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." --The Atlantic Monthly
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About Laura Furman

Laura Furman, series editor of The O. Henry Prize Stories since 2003, is the winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts for her fiction. The author of seven books, including her recent story collection The Mother Who Stayed, she taught writing for many years at the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Central Texas.
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