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NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2008

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

According to the introduction by PEN/Faulkner finalist Packer (Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, 2003), these 20 stories from American magazines represent "southerners" rather than "Southerners," the dividing line between realism and (mythic) stereotype.Several stories straddle that line. R.T. Smith titles his lyrical but familiar anti-war Civil War story with an iconic Southernism, "Wretch Like Me." The ... Read full review

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