Into the Silence
Cambridge, Green Street Press, 1988. A collection of stories edited by and introduced by Dubus, one of the most acclaimed writers of short fiction of his time. Contributors include Gina Berriault, Mark Costello, Susan Dodd, Pam Durban, Tobias Wolff, Thomas Williams, Don Hendrie Jr., and others, most of whose writings in this volume are the first book appearances of their respective pieces. "[Short story writers] can not rest because they are human, and all of us need to speak into the silence of mortality..." [From Dubus' introduction.] Fine in wrappers. No indication of a hardcover edition. Quite an uncommon book, with a roster of writers ranging from the well-known to the little-known, but all of them selected by Dubus for the quality of their short fiction: one writer, Nancy Zafris, received a fiction prize for her first story, which is included in this volume; two years later her first book won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. [#024515] $45
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