Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters

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Gina Frangello
Hourglass Books, May 1, 2004 - Fiction - 328 pages
2 Reviews
Nineteen vivid and compelling stories explore the often charged and tender relationship between a daughter and her father. Includes such notable authors as Pam Houston, Sandra Cisneros, Aimee Bender, Antonya Nelson, Bliss Broyard, Heather Sellers, Steve Almond, Peter Ho Davies, Dan Chaon and others, along with exciting new discoveries. Guest editor Gina Frangello of the award-winning Other Voices magazine, with foreword by Elissa Schappell of Tin House and Vanity Fair. With its universal family theme, Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters is sure to meet a big reception, reaching out from its literary origins to embrace a broad readership with these beautiful and challenging stories.

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User Review  - Rosalie - Goodreads

Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters has some great stories and I recommend this book. I was introduced to the book because I am a fan of Gina Frangello..... Read more of my review here: http://japanesefiction.hubpages.com/h... Read full review

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User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

This is an unbelievable anthology about father-daughter relationships from writers like Pam Houston, Peter Ho Davies, Steve Almond, Sandra Cisneros, Dan Chaon, Antonya Nelson and Bliss Broyard, with a ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

GINA FRANGELLO is the Executive Editor of Other Voices magazine, and Editor-in-Chief of the Other Voices imprint, OV Books. She is also a writer and has published numerous short stories in venues such as Swink, Prairie Schooner, Hawaii Review, Fish Stories, two girls review, and American Literary Review. She has taught literature and fiction writing at several universities in Chicago, contributed book reviews to the Chicago Tribune, written widely for the Chicago Reader, and recently completed a novel. She is also the mother of identical twin girls.

ELISSA SCHAPPELL is the author of Use Me, a novel-in-stories, which was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award, a New York Times notable book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and a Borders Original Voices selection. She is also co-founder and editor-at-large of Tin House magazine and a contributing editor and book columnist for Vanity Fair. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in places such as The Paris Review, SPIN, the New York Times Book Review, and Vogue. Currently she is co-editing an anthology, The Friend Who Got Away. She teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Queens in North Carolina and lives in Brooklyn.

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