One Hundred and Forty-five Stories in a Small Box, Volume 1

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McSweeney's Books, 2007 - Fiction - 300 pages
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In the grand tradition of Neapolitan ice cream, ZZ Top, and Cerberus, the tri-headed guardian of Hades, this set combines individual, short fiction collections by three talented practitioners of the short-short form. Manguso’s Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape is a series of crystalline recollections of her childhood misadventures; Eggers’ How the Water Feels to the Fishes brings a deadpan absurdism to the intimacy and vision of his earlier work; and Unferth’s rollicking Minor Robberies unleashes a horde of off-kilter characters and their indelible misadventures. Each author’s work comes in its own hardcover, foil-stamped volume, and the three volumes are housed in an elegant slipcase.

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User Review  - amyolivia - LibraryThing

YES!!! Three books, three authors, 145 short stories, endless pleasure. Of course, Dave Eggers' book was my favorite. He has this way of writing that pulls you in, makes you think all these wonderful ... Read full review

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I've been sort of skipping around between the three books, but: so far, so good! Read full review


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Sarah Manguso is the author of The Captain Lands in Paradise and Siste Viator. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the Pratt Institute.

Deb Olin Unferth’s fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Conjunctions, Fence, NOON, the Pushcart Prize anthologies, and other publications.

Dave Eggers is the author of the memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius; the novel You Shall Know Our Velocity; the story collection How We Are Hungry; and the novel What Is the What. He is editor of the annual The Best American Nonrequired Reading series, co-editor of the Voice of Witness series of oral histories, and founder of McSweeney's and 826 Valencia.

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