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It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art  Cover Image Book Book

It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art

Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946- (editor.). Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971- (writer of introduction.). Alvarez, Julia, (author.). Banks, Russell, 1940- (author.). Kent, J. A., 1952- (artist.). Broyard, Bliss, (author.). Carter, Stephen L., 1954- (author.). Fischl, Eric, 1948- (artist.). Child, Lee, (author.). Hawkins, Bridget, 1996- (artist.). Clark, Mary Higgins, (author.). Cunningham, Michael, 1952- (author.). Di Ionno, Mark, (author.). Dunn, Anna, (author.). Chast, Roz, (artist.). Erdrich, Louise, (author.). Flournoy, Angela, (author.). Sikander, Shahzia, 1969- (artist.). Frank, Elizabeth, 1945- (author.). Gaiman, Neil, (author.). Gourevitch, Philip, 1961- (author.). Hannaham, James, (author.). Pond, Mimi, (artist.). Hoffman, Alice, (author.). Isaacs, Susan, 1943- (author.). Crile, Susan, 1942- (artist.). Jen, Gish, (author.). Jin, Ha, 1956- (author.). King, Lily, (author.). Kohler, Sheila, (author.). Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See, 1940- (artist.). Lipman, Elinor, (author.). Maynard, Joyce, 1953- (author.). Minot, Susan, (author.). Mosley, Walter, (author.). Minter, Marilyn, 1948- (artist.). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- (author.). Spiegelman, Art, (artist.). Paretsky, Sara, (author.). McIver, Beverly, (artist.). Piazza, Tom, 1955- (author.). Pitlor, Heidi, (author.). Rozan, S. J., (author.). Russo, Richard, 1949- (author.). Orner, Eric, (artist.). Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946- (author.). Strout, Elizabeth, (author.). Kass, Deborah, 1952- (artist.). Theroux, Paul, (author.). Storey, David, 1954- (artist.). Torres, Justin, 1980- (author.). Walker, Alice, 1944- (author.). White, Edmund, 1940- (author.).

Summary: "In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors--including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child--with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781501179600
  • ISBN: 1501179608
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 374 pages, 52 pages of plates (some folded) ; illustrations (some color), 24 cm
  • Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Johnathan Santlofer -- Introduction / Viet Thanh Nguyen -- Speak! Speak! / Julia Alvarez -- Oh, Canada / Russell Banks -- Blackout / Jane Kent -- The party / Bliss Broyard -- Compline / Stephen, L. Carter -- Scenes from late paradise: stupidity ; Late America / Eric Fischl -- New blank document / Lee Child -- Tell her anyway / Bridget Hawkins -- Veterans Day / Mary Higgins Clark -- Atonement / Michael Cunningham -- Intersections / Mark Di Ionno -- The third twin / Anna Dunn -- Politics / Roz Chast -- Balancing acts / Louise Erdrich -- The Miss April Houses / Angela Flournoy -- The world is yours, the world is mine ; The many faces of Islam / Shahzia Sikander -- Fires / Elizabeth Frank - Hate for sale / Neil Gaiman -- Unaccountable / Philip Gourevitch -- White baby / James Hannaham -- Your sacred American rights bingo / Mimi Pond -- In the trees / Alice Hoffman -- Getting somewhere / Susan Isaacs - Guantánamo, ERF team: making prisoner in the eye ; Guantánamo, ERF team: waterboarding prisoner / Susan Crile -- Mr. Crime and punishment and war and peace / Gish Jen -- Finally I am American at heart / Ha Jin -- Arlington street / Lily King -- The harlot and the murderer: Sonia's story / Sheila Kohler -- Starry starry night ; Trade canoe: forty days and forty nights / Jaune Quick-To-See Smith -- "People are people" / Elinor Lipman -- The trout fisherman / Joyce Maynard -- Listen / Susan Minot -- Between storms / Walter Mosley -- Our cuntry needs you ; Tic-tac-toe ; Deep frost / Marilyn Minter -- "Good news!" / Joyce Carol Oates -- Island of tears... ; Island of hope! ; Ghost of Ellis Island / Art Spiegelman -- Safety first / Sara Paretsky -- Look away ; Loving in black & white / Beverly McIver -- Bystanders (April 2003) / Tom Piazza -- Lucky girl / Heidi Pitlor -- If they come in the morning / S. J. Rozan -- Top step / Richard Russo -- The ugliest American alphabet / Eric Orner -- Hope / Johnathan Santlofer -- The walk / Elizabeth Strout -- Vote Hillary / Deborah Kass -- Stop & shop / Paul Theroux -- Little house on the prairie holding company LLC / David Storey -- The way we read now / Justin Torres -- Don't despair / Alice Walker -- Learning American values / Edmund White -- Letter from Anthony D. Romero -- Acknowledgments -- Permissions.
Subject: Short stories, American
American fiction 21st century
FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
FICTION / Political
American fiction 21st century
Short stories, American
American fiction
Short stories, American
Genre: Short stories, American.
Short stories.
Short stories.

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