ZYZZYVA No. 93 Winter 2011


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Awards & Accolades

Best American Short Stories, Notable

200 pages.

We are SOLD OUT of our Winter ’11 issue! Supplies are limited for Winter ’11, but if you buy a copy, you’ll get these stories:

  • Karen Joy Fowler’s “Enter Harlow”—a witness to a righteous break up at a college dining hall gets ensnared in the drama
  • Adam Johnson’s “The Greatest Hero in our Glorious Nation”—listen to the Greatest North Korean Story of All Time! (an excerpt from Johnson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son”)
  • Katie Chase’s “Bloodfeud”—vendettas, short lives and youth football
  • Herbert Gold’s “Melinda, Doing Her Best”—reconnecting with a Stanford golden girl gone bad
  • Andrew Foster Altschul’s “The Violet Hour”—an atmospheric road trip that takes a left turn toward some kind of eternity; a Best American Short Story 2012 Notable selection
  • Faith Gardner’s “Get Lost”—the arresting tale of a young dog-walker in the Tenderloin losing her grip
  • Jackie Bang’s “Silver Mailbox”—“The Miner” and his spouse, “The Collector,” have assembled a peculiar family
  • And introducing the debuts of Josh DuBose (and “The Bull,” his brightly comic story of a bad honeymoon in Cozumel) and Patrick McGinty (and his darkly comic story, “Final Letter from a Crossing Guard”)

Plus, a one-act play by Barry Gifford on Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn and a couple of Yankees players on the finca in Cuba; essays from Gary Soto (on stirring the contempt of the hometown 49er fans) and Carter Scholz (marveling at the astronomical accuracy of Kenneth Rexroth’s poetry); and poetry from Melina Draper, Dean Rader, Kascha Semonovitch, Joseph Di Prisco, Amber Flora Thomas, Floyd Skloot, and David Wagoner.

The Winter issue also features paintings from Carson Murdach and Michael Brennan, the mysterious ambrotypes of Susan Seubert, and Reid Yalom’s meditative photographs of the French colonial legacy in Vietnam.

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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in