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Prize Stories 1999 : The O. Henry Awards - Larry Dark

Prize Stories 1999

The O. Henry Awards

Paperback Published: 14th September 1999
ISBN: 9780385493581
Number Of Pages: 464

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The seventy-ninth anniversary of this annual collection of short stories "widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." ("The Atlantic Monthly").
Edited and with an introduction by Larry Dark
1999 Top-Prize Selection Jury: Sherman Alexie, Stephen King, Lorrie Moore
Established in 1918 as a memorial to O.Henry, this esteemed annual collection has presented a remarkable collection of stories over the years. Recently, Series Editor Larry Dark has incorporated some exciting changes: a magazine award, the eligibility of stories from Canadian magazines, a list of fifty Honorable Mention stories, an expanded listing of publications consulted, and a celebrity author top-prize jury.
Representing the very best in contemporary American and Canadian fiction, Prize Stories 1999: The O.Henry Awards is a superb collection of twenty inventive, full-bodied short stories brimming with life--proof of the continuing strength and variety of the genre.

Industry Reviews

High praise for Prize Stories 1998

"Absorbing, often dazzling...It suggests a new and exciting direction not only for the series but also for the ongoing relevance and vibrancy of the American story." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Full of powerful performances." --Publishers Weekly

Introductionp. xv
A Nurse's Storyp. 1
Merry-Go-Sorryp. 33
Save The Reaperp. 59
The Depressed Personp. 91
Cataractp. 119
Sea Oakp. 142
Interpreter of Maladiesp. 167
Nixon Under the Bodhi Treep. 189
Mister Brotherp. 199
Moonp. 204
Burningp. 224
Watching Girls Playp. 239
Afterbirthp. 257
Son of the Wolfmanp. 277
Miracle Boyp. 302
The Underground Gardensp. 314
Fork Used in Eating Reverend Bakerp. 332
Signp. 346
A Tortoise for the Queen of Tongap. 356
The Mud Belowp. 375
Contributors' Notesp. 399
Jurorsp. 408
Short-Listed Storiesp. 409
1999 Magazine Award: The New Yorkerp. 417
Magazines Consultedp. 419
Permissionsp. 441
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ISBN: 9780385493581
ISBN-10: 0385493584
Series: Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 14th September 1999
Publisher: ANCHOR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1