EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle


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    review The Best American Short Stories 2015 review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle Õ 4 characters I have a theory that has proved true now for at least a couple of years If a person loves the author who is guest editor for this series there is a really good chance that person will love many if not all of the stories that writer collected for the Best American Short Stories This was my experience with 2013's by Elizabeth Strout which was one of the best gathering of stories that I have ever encountered and true of TC

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    review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle Õ 4 characters EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle Another great year for BASS T C Boyle has selected a collection that boasts verve wit and graceful prose There was only one I was lukewarm on the atmosphere and details of The Fugue kept striking me as fundamentally off and war sto

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle Õ 4 characters I loved this book Though I rarely read these collections straight through this book had an incredible mix of voices Each story grabbed me from the first paragraph and I was introduced to some writers I’d never read before but will

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    review The Best American Short Stories 2015 EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ T. Coraghessan Boyle I taught this book in my 200 level Reading Fiction course this semester and our focus was on what makes for award winning fiction but also what makes for fiction that will stand the test of time so we read other st

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ T. Coraghessan Boyle I've been reading this series this annual collection for years and this edition is outstanding TC Boyle has selected a wonderful set of stories Normally I find only a handful of outstanding stories each year but this time at least h

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    review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle Õ 4 characters EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle Main thing I learned from this anthology is that TC Boyle and I apparently have very different taste Really liked the following though especially the Maile MeloyMadame Lazarus by Maile Meloy Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCrackenThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson beautifully written if underwhelming as a storyHappy Endings by Kevin Canty will read CantyYou'll Apologize if You Have To by Ben FowlkesAbout My Aun

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    review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ T. Coraghessan Boyle EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle Õ 4 characters If these are the best short stories America has to offer then there's something wrong with fiction writers in this country

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    review The Best American Short Stories 2015 T. Coraghessan Boyle Õ 4 characters EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle The first tipoff was that series editor Heidi Pitlor devoted her Forward to defending stories without a character the reader might want to be friends with Okay granted I have loved entire books with unlikeable characters

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle review The Best American Short Stories 2015 Great to discover some new writers The best one of the collection was for me the very moving story Sh'koll of Colum McCann so I will definitely have a go at one of his novels Then the story of Megan Mayhem Bergman made me so curious I immediately read her wonderful collection Birds of a Lesser Paradise Jess Walter was a discovery too as was Louise Erdrich There were a few similar stories about middle aged men on the l

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Best American Short Stories 2015) BY T. Coraghessan Boyle I had already read some of the short stories in this collection while others were new to me I was very disappointed with the selection of stories and found myself wondering how they made it into this book Perhaps

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The Best American Short Stories 2015 Read ´ 4 In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved  Best American Short Stories guest editor T C Boyle writes “The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius modernism to postmodernism and post postmodernism We advance We progress We move on But we are part of a tradition” Boyle’s choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters from a numb wife who feels alive only in the presence of violence to a new widower coming to terms with his sudden freedom from a m. Another great year for BASS T C Boyle has selected a collection that boasts verve wit and graceful prose There was only one I was lukewarm on the atmosphere and details of The Fugue kept striking me as fundamentally off and war stories sink or swim on exactly those two ualities the rest were all good to excellent I ll pare it down to a couple of stand outs but further note that this was a smooth exceedingly enjoyable reading experience throughout and the collection as a whole is highly recommendedMegan Mayhew Bergman s The Siege at Whale Cay is a vividly realized and exceedingly strange bit of fictionalized history about a wealthy woman who took control of an island holed up with an endless succession of short term girlfriends and tested everyone s patience Bergman s invention is Georgie a former tank mermaid whose already tense and imperfect relationship with Joe is complicated by the arrival of Marlene Dietrich and her movie star friends Joe and Marlene s affair makes Georgie realize the instability of the whole island Georgie makes for an appealing emotional center the tension ratchets up inescapably and the writing is so vivid you can feel the heat and smell the suntan oilLouise Erdrich s The Big Cat is a darkly comic piece or maybe comically dark would be apt about a former small time actor who married into a family of loudly snoring women The saga of his marriage and divorce is told lightly Erdrich s descriptions of the snoring are perfect as is the note that the narrator may have rushed into his second marriage out of sheer relief at finding a woman he could properly sleep beside but in the end as implied by the title turns out to have real teethVictor Lodato s Jack July is a haunting look at meth addict Jack wandering the streets on a hot summer day looking for water shelter and another hit The crystal has altered Jack s sense of time and his comprehension of what other people are saying or doing a funny but painful bit being when his ex girlfriend tells him he has to leave because the man she s with now Eric will be home soon Jack unable to piece together who Eric is assumes she is mispronouncing Jack and earnestly asks if she means him Most of all he circles around the issue of his family but there s no reconciliation to be found here and the story closes with Jack compromising his sense of self even further Lodato puts you perfectly inside Jack s headElizabeth McCracken s Thunderstruck is a nuanced look at a family in crisis repose and then crisis again as they move temporarily to Paris in an attempt to reboot their teenage daughter Helen s sense of self This story of domestic life and tragedy is delicately handled especially as McCracken moves to center the story around the father struggling to handle a difficult situation alone and flirting with rebuilding his life along totally different lines The material could be sensationalized but McCracken wisely keeps it all under careful controlFinally Laura Lee Smith s Unsafe at Any Speed is a tightly written well paced and bright story about a midlife crisis that takes an abrupt left turn Theo the story s protagonist is rankled by a life or at least a morning where his family all annoyingly chummy with each other and his boss all lecture him and decides to takes 5000 from his joint checking account and buy a restored Corsair He ends up sort of on the run with a dental receptionist in an energetic and surprising twist to maximize the day can he get the car the affair the impulsive job wrecking and the illegal activity out of the way before midnight Smith has a great comic tone and a lot of warmth towards Theo and his companion for the day and invests what could have been a satire with enough humanity to make it winning instead of blisteringI hate to leave out so many good stories Kevin Canty s sad but hopeful Happy Endings about a man discovering seedy massage parlors late in life and struggling for connection the science fictional Moving On where widowed spouses are kept in shelters and prepped for their eventual remarriages this works on of a metaphorical level than a literal one and the world building is often tenuous at best but the emotions are powerful and the point of view is perfectly done Ben Fowlkes s tense coiled You ll Apologize If You Have To about a fighter recovering from a spectacular knockout with memorable strangeness and a great milieu Sarah Kokernot s M L about the long aftermath of trauma and the nostalgia of love and friendship with some really beautiful writing and Jess Walter s Mr Voice a surprisingly sweet domestic tale about fathers mothers and daughtersI d say the themes of this collection are family loss and strangeness and the authors handle them expertly Thanks to Boyle and series editor Heidi Pitlor for another great installment in the series

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The Best American Short Stories 2015 Read ´ 4 Issing child to a champion speedboat racer These stories will grab hold and surprise which according to Boyle is “what the best fiction offers and there was no shortage of such in this year’s selections” Mulling over the uestion of character likability series editor Heidi Pitlor asks “Did I like these characters I very much liked reading their stories as did T C Boyle” Here are characters who “are living breathing people who screw up terribly and want and need and think uneasy thoughts”   T C. I taught this book in my 200 level Reading Fiction course this semester and our focus was on what makes for award winning fiction but also what makes for fiction that will stand the test of time so we read other stories too from the traditional canon Most of my students were sophos and juniors and only about 10 of the 26 in the class were English majors So I was unsure how this book would go over with them And I didn t even read it before I assigned it I read it along with them Almost everyone commented positively on the experience of reading and discussing BASS 2015 because there is a little bit of something for everyone in here The introduction was also great as it reminded them that these characters aren t here to be liked Important lesson The class favorites and the stories I will continue to teach wereSiege at Whale Cay for its lesbian anti heros and its brilliant spin on historical fictionHappy Endings roundly loved by most of the men in the class because of its smart examination of taboo pleasure in a time of aging and changeYou ll Apologize if you Have To also roundly loved by most of the men because it s about taboo reactions in a time of failureML because it started an amazing discussion about my students own high school experiences with friends who went through something similar and what happens or doesn t happen at the end also made for a great discussionUnsafe at Any Speed because it was funny Hilarious And it also provided an opportunity to teach the kids about the Corvair and Ralph NaderA shout out to TC Boyle for selecting these accessible and witty stories I enjoyed teaching this

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The Best American Short Stories 2015 Read ´ 4 BOYLE guest editor has published fifteen novels and ten collections of short stories He won the PENFaulkner Award in 1988 for his novel  World’s End and the Prix MĂ©dicis Ă©tranger for  The Tortilla Curtain in 1995 as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau Prize for excellence in nature writing His most recent book is the novel  The Harder They Come HEIDI PITLOR series editor is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt She is the author of the novels  The Birthdays  and The Daylight Marriag. The first tipoff was that series editor Heidi Pitlor devoted her Forward to defending stories without a character the reader might want to be friends with Okay granted I have loved entire books with unlikeable characters but I could not even like most of this selection of stories much less love than one or two of them I read The Best American Short Stories each year but I struggled to finish the twenty stories novelist TC Boyles chose I started a few and then paged ahead to see if the story would end as I expected and then when it did I allowed myself to skip ahead to the next story Some stories seemed clich some felt like the author was slumming some were merely tediousIn her introduction to BASS 2004 Lorrie Moore suggests that if authors loved their short story characters they would have given them novels a short story is one that even its author not just its reader has decided to spend an abbreviated amount of time with its inhabitants the characters a writer commits a lot of time to end up in novels xvi To me that seems like a problem for readers and a partial explanation for why many people claim they do not like short stories if even the authors do not much care about their characters who live in themBy contrast some authors consider Morrison for one seem to love nearly all their characters even the terrible ones without reuiring me to share their affection I can as a result both hate Cholly Breedlove and recognize that he has lived a sad and sorry life I can understand him without forgiving him Pitlor cites Claire Messud who wondered a couple of years ago if anyone wanted to be friends with the likes Humbert Humbert x We do not have to like every character or even the protagonist to find value in a book or story Her point is taken but this reflection on unappealing characters suggests the series editor may have struggled as I did with what was chosen for this collection Some stories did capture my imagination and the last story made me grateful that I stuck it out and read the entire collection it was wonderful that last story but I was rarely shocked or surprised or touched and sometimes oh my sometimes I simply did not care

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Best American Short Stories 2015
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • English
  • 13 June 2020
  • 9780547939407