The children in the woods: new and selected stories

Front Cover
Ticknor & Fields, 1994 - Fiction - 338 pages
0 Reviews
Recipient of the 1991 PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the short story, Frederick Busch confirms his achievement in this unsettling and affecting collection of new and selected stories. Like Hansel and Gretel, the characters in The Children in the Woods are concerned with survival; in the subtle playing out of this dark fairy tale, Busch makes palpable the themes of love, loss, alienation, and disillusionment. In "Critics," it is the hierarchy of familial.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

THE CHILDREN IN THE WOODS: New and Selected Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Unlike novelists who use the short-story as a sketchpad for longer works, or as a completely different formal challenge, Busch tends to freeze-dry his novels into stories' smaller spaces, keeping the ... Read full review

The children in the woods: new and selected stories

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

For readers unfamiliar with Busch's work, this collection of new and selected stories provides an excellent introduction. Older fans will appreciate having some of his best short fiction gathered in ... Read full review


Bring Your Friends to the Zoo
Is Anyone Left This Time of Year?
A ThreeLegged Race

9 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Frederick Bush's most recent novel is The Night Inspector, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University.

Bibliographic information