Pieces

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 16, 2012 - Fiction - 176 pages
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MTV has discovered the authors of tomorrow. Read them today in Pieces.
This unique short-story collection is more than a good read -- it's an exciting glimpse into the future of fiction. The winners of MTV's "Write Stuff" competition share their voices and visions in tales that are endearingly raw, undeniably bold, and engagingly inventive.
In Next Time, a housewife encounters a gunman -- an experience that changes her life, and her mind, in surprising ways...Pinball is an edgy tale of a young mail clerk's hidden sex life...After her broken engagement, a cook in New York goes to work for a chic SoHo couple in Roam...Mother captures the tragedy of a woman's illness, as witnessed through her daughter's eyes...In Day of the Dead, a humorously doomed relationship begins when a twentysomething's boyfriend returns from an Outward Bound trip and moves in with her...Two old high school friends reunite -- and compare their very different lives -- in Black Cowboy.
Along with other stories and an introduction by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Pieces is filled with the excitement of discovery -- as a host of newcomers present their works to a wide and eager audience.
 

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I was thinking of putting this into by "to-read" list because Chbosky is the editor and the description had me interested. I decided to click on all the Authors listed and not a single one of them has ... Read full review

Contents

SCORING William Clifford
1
POLAROID Matthew Loren Cohen
10
DAY OF THE DEAD Aury Walllngton
20
FIRST SNOW Davy Rothbart
34
THE CARNIVAL Clementyne Howard
43
NEXT TIME Michelle Rick
70
BLACK COWBOY Carmen Elena Mitchell
79
ROAM Kathleen Bedwell Hughes
103
MOTHER Aisha D Gayle
121
RESPIRATION Chandra Steele
128
A FORTUNE Joy Monica T Sakaguchi
135
FORBIDDEN FATE Sujata DeChoudhury
142
About the Authors
157
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Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the feature film adaptation of his award-winning novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He has worked in film and television, on projects including the film version of the smash-hit musical Rent; the TV show Jericho; and others. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chbosky graduated from the University of Southern California’s Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenChbosky.

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