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Responding to America's love affair with the short-short, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas searched thousands of books and magazines to select these sixty stories'”each under 2,000 words, each with its own element of surprise, whether traditional, experimental, humorous, moving, or magical. In the process they discovered both new talents and a wealth of celebrated writers, such as Jorge Luis Arzola, Aimee Bender, Teolinda Gers'śo, Romulus Linney, Yann Martel, Sam Shepard, and Tobias Wolff. Zdravka Evitmova conjures blood drops that cure any disease. Ian Frazier writes public relations for crows. Juan José Milás leads an amnesiac husband to an affair in the candlelit darkness of a cathedral with his wife. Students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read.

Table of Contents

Editors' Notep. 13
Other Personsp. 21
A History of Everything, Including Youp. 25
The Raftp. 29
The Red Fox Fur Coatp. 34
Loving the Deadp. 40
Powderp. 47
Water Namesp. 52
Berlin Wall Piecep. 57
The Remembererp. 63
Homagep. 68
Tomorrow's Birdp. 73
The Palmistp. 78
Bloodp. 85
Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appearp. 90
Footnotep. 95
We Ate the Children Lastp. 101
My Lawrencep. 105
Feeling Good, Feeling Finep. 111
Pompeiip. 117
Ma, a Memoir 122
Essential Thingsp. 127
Seven Pieces of Severancep. 131
The Wine Doctorp. 137
In Reference to Your Recent Communicationsp. 142
Following the Notesp. 150
The Minimalistp. 153
I Shot the Sheriffp. 159
Before the Train and Afterp. 164
Rosa Blancap. 171
The Puppiesp. 177
Before and Againp. 182
A Bad Jokep. 189
Consumedp. 196
Why Men Quit: An Intellectual Inquiryp. 201
Delicate Touchp. 206
Country Milesp. 212
Scrollp. 216
Swimming for Shorep. 222
Mudp. 229
Feelersp. 234
The Partyp. 238
My Kid's Dogp. 244
Power Linesp. 251
Incarnations of Burned Childrenp. 255
Inclusionsp. 259
Good, Brotherp. 264
Reply Allp. 268
Escortp. 277
The Gold Lunchp. 281
doughnut Shops and Doormenp. 288
A Piece of Skyp. 293
Stolen Chocolatesp. 299
Juan the Cell Phone Salesmanp. 305
Nap Timep. 310
Audio Tourp. 316
Paper Slippersp. 320
Crossroadp. 326
Determinantsp. 332
How I Left Nedp. 336
Moscowp. 341
About the Authorsp. 345
Creditsp. 363
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