McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales
NY, Vintage Books, (2003). Previously published, in slightly different form, as issue #10 of McSweeney's Quarterly. Edited by Michael Chabon and including stories by Dave Eggers, Elmore Leonard, Nick Hornby, Rick Moody, Chris Offutt, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Sherman Alexie and others -- the purpose of the anthology being in part, according to Chabon's introduction, to remove the line separating mainstream writing from ghettoized genre writing, and to restore an appreciation of the short story as being the form most suitable to the moment of epiphany that defines great literature. This copy is signed by Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers (twice), Nick Hornby, Aimee Bender (twice), and Glen David Gold. Age-toning to pages, else fine in wrappers. [#032963] $50
All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.