Assorted Fire Events: Stories

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Upon its publication, Assorted Fire Events won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and received tremendous critical praise. Ranging across America, taking in a breathtaking array of voices and experiences, this story collection now stands as one of the finest of our time.
 

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Short stories are always, in a sense, small canvases. Since short story writers have less space in which to express themselves, it follows that each of their words must carry more weight and do a ... Read full review

ASSORTED FIRE EVENTS: Stories

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A second collection by the author of A Quick Kiss of Redemption (1991) continues the search for redemption in short fictions (some from Harper's, most from little mags) that borrow their lyric style ... Read full review

Contents

Railroad Incident August 1995 Coitus
19
What They Did
33
Sleeping Bear Lament
43
The Reaction
57
The Grip
69
Hope For
81
The Widow Predicament
105
Tahorah
123
The Gesture Hunter
139
Assorted Fire Events
153
The Woodcutter
165
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David Means was born and raised in Michigan. His second collection of stories, Assorted Fire Events, earned the Los Angles Times Book Prize for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle nomination. His third book, The Secret Goldfish, received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize. His fourth book, The Spot, was selected as a 2010 Notable Book by The New York Times, and won an O. Henry Prize. His books have been translated into eight languages, and his fiction has appeared The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, Zoetrope, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and numerous other publications. He lives in Nyack, New York, and teaches at Vassar College.

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