Fabrications: New and Selected Stories

Pamela Painter (Author)

Product Details

Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date
November 17, 2020
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Pamela Painter is the author of four short story collections: The Long and Short of It, Wouldn't You Like to Know, Ways to Spend the Night, and Getting to Know the Weather. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Sewanee Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Emerson College.


"[Painter's] latest stories, the ones that make up the opening section of her recently released Fabrications: New and Selected Stories (Johns Hopkins University Press), would in and of themselves constitute ample reason to buy and enjoy the book. But in fact, Fabrications draws from her entire career, giving us the finest stories from her four previous collections."

--Steve Yarbrough "Fiction Writer's Review "

"A great pleasure of Fabrications--and one of the most unusual aspects of the collection--is the variety of forms [used], from very short stories like "Dud"--in which a film editor creates a brilliant preview out of a terrible film--to much more expansive stories like "Her Elvis Presley Wedding."""

--Margot Livesay "Lit Hub "

"There are 31 stories in this collection, and I think each is a gem. Plunge headfirst into its pages and read right through or savor the stories slowly over time. There's a Painterly quality to it all. You've entered the house of a master, and you are safe in her hands"

--Sherrie Flick "SmokeLong Quarterly "