The Better of McSweeney's, Volume 2

May 11, 2010|
The Better of McSweeney's, Volume 2 by DAVE EGGERS
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McSweeney''s Quarterly Concern features every kind of writing you can imagine, plus a few brand new kinds. The Better of McSweeney''s, Volume II, in turn, features post-apocalyptic robberies, immigration dramas, speculative inventions, and naval disasters. There are tragically dysfunctional families and enjoyably dysfunctional families. There are movie stars and bears; there are medicine men and Roman centurions; there are pigs that are being raised in space.

This collection is dedicated to Issues 1120, and includes stories from Steven Millhauser, Chris Adrian, Wells Tower, Allison Smith, Tom Bissell, and Philipp Meyer. In short, this is a rollicking assortment of strange and wonderful contemporary literature, and a celebration of fiction at the dawn of the 21st century.

Dave Eggers lived in Illinois until his parents' deaths in 1991. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year. Eggers has ...
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Title:The Better of McSweeney's, Volume 2
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:370 pages, 8.25 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:370 pages, 8.25 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Published:May 11, 2010
Publisher:McSweeney's
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781934781524

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