The Long and Short of it: Short Stories

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Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 202 pages
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Twenty-five stories on a wide range of subjects. The story, Dud, is the confession of a Hollywood publicist, The Story of Hu is on a Chinese concubine, while Feeding the Piranha, is on the way children play divorced parents.

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User Review  - Stephen Dorneman - Goodreads

In the spirit of Pamela Painter's wondrously compressed stories, here's my review in its entirety: I wanted more. Read full review

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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

This is one of the best books of short fiction I've read in a long time, and I've learned a lot about the genre by reading it. Painter's brief (sometimes very brief) glimpses into the lives of random ... Read full review


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Pamela Painter is also the author of The Long and Short of It and c-author of What If? Wrting Exercises for Fiction Writers. She is a founding editor of StoryQuarterly and is on the faculty of the Vermont College MFA program. She lives in Boston, where she teaches in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Program at Emerson College.

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