God Bless America: Stories


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Lookout Books
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times Bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His most recent story collection is God Bless America. His stories have been anthologized widely, in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches at the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard, and hosts the New York Times podcast "Dear Sugars" with fellow writer Cheryl Strayed.


"Steve Almond's amazing versatility, inner psychological landscapes, and sardonic humor prove he is one of the outstanding short story writers of his generation." --Paterson Fiction Prize

"A comic masterpiece . . . Almond's deft touch with both comedy and tragedy make this a memorable and well-crafted collection." --Library Journal

"Equal parts comedy and profundity, Almond's stories are the kind one sits back and revels in." --Foreword

"Like William Carlos Williams, Almond is writing in the American grain, but the wood has become so warped that this collection about disaffected characters who can barely articulate their needs and fears defines a new American gothic." --Publishers Weekly

"God Bless America showcases Almond's fascination with the dark underbelly of American life. Sometimes he laughs at it; sometimes he stares directly into the abyss and produces something stunning. What's obvious is that Almond creatively inhabits the confused soul of modern American life. Whether he finds comedy or tragedy there, the result is provocative and memorable." --Boston Globe

"Steve Almond's work is funny and beguiling and completely original." --Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs

"Steve Almond is one of our finest literary provocateurs. His stories are without equal in their beautiful terrible honesty. Stylish and finely wrought, these are tales with the force of life itself. " --Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao