Viral: Stories


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Emily Mitchell's stories have been published in Harper's, Ploughshares, New England Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Maryland. Her novel The Last Summer of the World was published in 2007. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Binding together and moving through this delectable collection there's a mystery, the one that makes you keep turning the pages, its insistent heartbeat that of the beloved, the forever lost, the world you thought you knew, whatever is always waiting for you just around the bend. --Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex"
The stories in Viral are so brilliant at unearthing the private pains and obsessions of their characters, after turning the final page one is left feeling as though they have been let in on a marvelous secret. Emily Mitchell is a masterful, magical writer, and Viral is an astounding collection. --Laura van den Berg, author of The Isle of Youth"
Emily Mitchell's remarkable, innovative stories run the gamut of human experience there are young lovers and old haters, there is laugh-out-loud funny stuff and melancholy reflection, straightforward plots and curvy free association. In short, this is a many-tentacled book of great variety, and it's exciting to see it unleashed upon the world. --Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply"