Saturday, March 07, 2009

Best American Short Stories, 1998

I just finished a really good collection of short stories that I bought at a thrift store while helping Roland get furniture.  It's from the Best American Short Stories series that I just learned has been produced since 1978.  My favorites:

Kathryn Chetkovich, Appetites
Chris Adrian, Every Night for a Thousand Years
Matthew Crain, Penance
Padgett Powell, Wayne in Love

Best dialogue:

"Does your mamas ever talk to y'all about, you know, God?"
"My mama says 'God' when she's cussing Melvin"

"That's not what I mean.  Do they read Bible stories to y'all at bedtime?"

Freddie's face brightened.  "She rented Conan the Barbarian for us once.  That movie kicked ass."

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