Stories: All New Tales

By: Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (Edited by)

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BY0 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some scuffing on the front upper right corner, book has remainder mark on the bottom, dust jacket and book have bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Including works by Richard Adams, Kurt Andersen, Lawrence Block, Jonathan Carroll, Jeffery Deaver, Roddy Doyle, Jeffrey Ford, Niel Gaiman, Elizabeth Hand, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Diana Wynne Jones, Joe R. Lansdale, Michael Moorcock, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Tim Powers, Al Sarrantonio, Michael Marshall Smith, Peter Straub, Michael Swanwick, Gene Wolfe. 9.5"x6.5", 428 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more - to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal. Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the limits of imaginative fiction and affords some of the best writers in the world - from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O'Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult - the opportunity to work together, defend their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed work defies easy categorization and transcends all boundaries, and "master anthologist" (Booklist) Sarrantonio personally invited, read, and selected all the stories in this collection, and their standard for this "new literature of the imagination" is high. "We wanted to read stories that used a lightning-flash of magic as a way of showing us something we have already seen a thousand times as if we have never seen it at all." Joe Hill boldly aligns theme and form in his disturbing tale of a man's descent into evil in "Devil on the Staircase." In "Catch and Release," Lawrence Block tells of a seasoned fisherman with a talent for catching a bite of another sort. Carolyn Parkhurst adds a dark twist to sibling rivalry in "Unwell." Joanne Harris weaves a tale of ancient gods in modern New York in "Wildfire in Manhattan." Vengeance is the heart of Richard Adams's "The Knife." Jeffery Deaver introduces a dedicated psychologist whose mission in life is to save people in "The Therapist." A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is at the dark heart of Neil Gaiman's novelette "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." As it transforms your view of the world, this brilliant and visionary volume - sure to become a classic - will ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional fiction.

Title: Stories: All New Tales

Author: Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (Edited by)

Categories: Fiction Anthologies, Fiction, Short Stories,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2010

ISBN: 0061230928

ISBN 13: 9780061230929

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Remainder

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec52697