The Surprising Place: Stories

Malinda McCollum (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
University of Massachusetts Press
Publish Date
February 20, 2018
Pages
212
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781625343482
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About the Author

Malinda McCollum, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and a Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing. Her short stories have appeared in the Paris Review, McSweeney's, and Epoch, among other publications. McCollum currently teaches writing at the College of Charleston.

Reviews

[T]his is not the Des Moines of civic boosters, spacious parks, public art, clean air and other wholesome attractions... McCollum's writing is edgy, energetic, often funny.

--New York Times

The 12 loosely linked tales in McCollum's prize-winning, virtuosic debut are as funny and vivid as the characters are lonely and desperate... Darkly comic and brimming with conviction, McCollum's taut collection is an inverted portrait of the American dream.

--Booklist

[W]hat is 'surprising' in Malinda McCollum's excellent new book and winner of the Juniper Prize for fiction is not a matter of geography, in the prosaic sense. Rather, it concerns a different kind of space, a province of heart and mind.... McCollum offers intensely observed portraits of her characters' internal struggles which are often unsettling and full of contradiction.

--Dactyl Review