Short short stories

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2005 - Fiction - 54 pages
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Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. The arrival of Dave Eggers on the literary map in 2000 heralded a new generation of fresh, exciting voices from both sides of the Atlantic - many of whom have made Penguin their publishing house of choice. Eggers's trademark energy, wit and inventiveness are all in evidence in Short Short Stories , and there's never been a better chance to catch up with the very latest in contemporary fiction.

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Review: Short Short Stories (Pocket Penguin 70's #65)

User Review  - Jihan Bok - Goodreads

A good little representation of Eggers' skill when it comes to flash fiction. Though some of the stories in this ensemble were easily passed over, others, such as 'you know how to spell Elijah' and ... Read full review

Review: Short Short Stories (Pocket Penguin 70's #65)

User Review  - Dina Jereidini - Goodreads

Brilliant collection. Brought on a spectrum of emotions so rarely found in short fiction. Witty and touching, reads like poetry, and difficult to put down. Read full review


You Know How to Spell Elijah
The Weird Wife
It Is Finally Time to Tell the Story

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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 also written two novels and edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and literary journals. Eggers has also opened several nonprofit writing centers for high school students across the United States. He currently resides in the San Francisco bay area with his wife and daughter.

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