Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-short Stories by Perkins Christine HazukaSudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-short Stories by Perkins Christine Hazuka

Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-short Stories

byPerkins Christine Hazuka, Tom A Hazuka, M Budman

Paperback | January 3, 2012

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In these stories of no more than 1000 words, well-known and emerging American authors spotlight crucial moments of change during coming-of-age. Their young protagonists face matters of great consequence, such as the death of a parent, unwanted pregnancy, and bullying, as well as lighter, if perplexing circumstances: how to hold a prom when being home-schooled; what to do when the babysitter suddenly sees the Rapture. The stories are of this moment--a girl who falls in love and then is pressured to lose her virginity in a cyberspace world--and they also remember the past: the Nixon era, the Vietnam War, slavery. Here is a glimpse into the way we live now from the point of view of those who will determine the future. Among the contributors are Steve Almond, Peter Bacho, Richard Bausch, Gayle Brandeis, Richard Brautigan, Ron Carlson, Kelly Cherry, Dave Eggers, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Jim Heynen, Victor Lavalle, Meg Kearney, Naomi Shihab Nye, Maryann O'Hara, Sonia Pilcer, Pamela Painter, Bruce Holland Rogers, Robert Shapard, and Alice Walker.
Mark Budman, author of the novel My Life at First Try, publishes Vestal Review, an online magazine of flash fiction.
Title:Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.2 × 5.4 × 0.6 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0892553715

ISBN - 13:9780892553716

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"...a staggering amount of invention and variety....anyone who has--to use Flannery O'Connor's phrase--'survived childhood' will appreciate this excellent collection." — Publishers Weekly

...shows the truth of the teenage years...definitely recommended.

— Flamingnet