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Selected Stories From the O. Henry Prize Stories 2002 | [Larry Dark, Dave Eggers, Joyce Carol Oates]

Selected Stories From the O. Henry Prize Stories 2002

Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to award the top prizes. The result is a superb collection of inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.
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Publisher's Summary

Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to award the top prizes. The result is a superb collection of inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.

Stories included are:

  • The Ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier
  • Scordatura by Mark Ray Lewis
  • The Butcher's Wife by Louise Erdrich
  • Do Not Disturb by A. M. Homes
  • Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan
  • Charity by Richard Ford
  • Good Old Neon by David Foster Wallace

    The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002 is available in print from Anchor Books.

Executive Producer: Dan Zitt
Producer: David Rapkin
Original jacket design by John Gall
©2002 by Anchor Books, a Division of Random House, Inc.
(P)2002 Random House Inc.

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"Interesting and unconventional." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

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    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 03-21-07
    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 03-21-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Not particularly entertaining"

    Although the narrators did a fine job with the material, the stories were neither engaging or moving. The only technical issue I had with this selection was that there was little or no pause between stories, and the later stories had no introduction, which could be confusing. A few times, it took me a moment to realize that one story had finished and an entirely different one had started.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Oklahoma City, OK, USA 04-19-03
    Ray Oklahoma City, OK, USA 04-19-03
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    "mixed bag"

    Although this certainly has its high points, I found them to be too few and far between, and often found myself feeling impatient and anxious for it to be over.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Collierville, TN, USA 04-06-04
    Teresa Collierville, TN, USA 04-06-04
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    "Miserable, dark and disturbing stories"

    After listening to the first half of this book, I simply had to put it away - forever! With each story I became more confused and depressed. The tales seemed to just end, out of the blue, leaving me stranded in a pool of despair. What point was each author trying to convey? Several naratives began with a brief explanation that would have been more useful at the end of each story. By the time I had finished each one, I simply didn't have the energy to rewind and re-listen to the synopsis to sort it out. I just wanted it to be over. Unless you enjoy reading torturous sagas, pass this one up.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ralf Weber California, USA 06-29-07
    Ralf Weber California, USA 06-29-07 Member Since 2004

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Read"

    If you like short stories, the kind that gets published in prestigious literary magazines and literary journals, reading the O Henry Prize Stories is a must.

    Of course it's all a matter of taste (as far as which stories you like) but if you're like me, a writer, who's learning how to write good short stories, then it's highly beneficial to hear these short stories read.

    Well done, maybe they'll do audio versions for the Pushcart Prize Stories too?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Faith New York, NY, USA 07-12-04
    Faith New York, NY, USA 07-12-04
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    "Brilliant!"

    Brilliant!

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    Jim Picayune, MS, USA 05-14-03
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    "10 yard penalty... unecessary roughness!"

    Stories OK, just hard to listen to hours of 4 letter prose!

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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