Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House

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$18.95
Publisher
Tin House Books
Publish Date
Pages
276
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781935639107
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About the Author

Rob Spillman is editor of Tin House magazine and executive editor of Tin House Books. He was previously the monthly book columnist for Details magazine and is a contributor of book reviews and essays to Salon and Bookforum. He has written for the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Review, British GQ, Connoisseur, Details, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Premiere, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sports Illustrated, SPY, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Worth, among other magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. He has also worked for Random House, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker.
Joy Williams is the author of four novels, four previous story collections, and the book of essays Ill Nature. She's been nominated for the National Book Award, The Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent title is The Visiting Privilege: New & Collected Stories. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Laramie, Wyoming.

Reviews

"Stories--subtly disturbing, ruthlessly brilliant--by eighteen top-of-the-trend writers."--Ursula K. Le Guin

"Compellingly weird and weirdly compelling narratives."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Reinventing surrealism and pushing fiction's boundaries . . ."
--"Ms. Magazine"

""Fantastic Women" is a book you want to keep close to you at all times. Reading it made me feel I was inside the imaginations of 18 wildly talented writers. What fantastic company they make."--Vendela Vida, author of "The Lovers" and "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name"

""Fantastic Women" puts on a clinic of what's possible in the short story today. And 'fantastic' is an understatement. The best anthology I've read in years."--Ben Marcus

"That the future is female is nowhere more thrillingly beholdable than in the dominion of literary fiction, where women writers' rejection of rote realism and received forms has cleared the way for visionary misadventure, soulful weirdness, and verbal outlandishments of the highest order. The page-by-page grit and shimmer of these stories, the unlidded imagination and teeming wisdom of these bold and unpredictable writers, reanimate our language and our literature. Here at last is an anthology that's all guts and all gusto, motioning forcibly toward the new world that all of us--women and men alike--had better know now or never."--Gary Lutz, author of "Stories in the Worst Way" and "I Looked Alive"

Storiessubtly disturbing, ruthlessly brilliantby eighteen top-of-the-trend writers. Ursula K. Le Guin
Compellingly weird and weirdly compelling narratives.
"Publishers Weekly"
Reinventing surrealism and pushing fiction s boundaries . . .
"Ms. Magazine"
""Fantastic Women" is a book you want to keep close to you at all times. Reading it made me feel I was inside the imaginations of 18 wildly talented writers. What fantastic company they make."Vendela Vida, author of "The Lovers" and "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name"
""Fantastic Women" puts on a clinic of what s possible in the short story today. And 'fantastic' is an understatement. The best anthology I ve read in years."Ben Marcus
"That the future is female is nowhere more thrillingly beholdable than in the dominion of literary fiction, where women writers' rejection of rote realism and received forms has cleared the way for visionary misadventure, soulful weirdness, and verbal outlandishments of the highest order. The page-by-page grit and shimmer of these stories, the unlidded imagination and teeming wisdom of these bold and unpredictable writers, reanimate our language and our literature. Here at last is an anthology that's all guts and all gusto, motioning forcibly toward the new world that all of us--women and men alike--had better know now or never."Gary Lutz, author of "Stories in the Worst Way" and "I Looked Alive"
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