20 over 40

Format: Print Book 2006
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Twenty over
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Twenty over
 
 
Summary
As anyone over forty can attest, the middle of life can be complex. It means assuming authority over both the younger generation and the older set: kids and aging parents. Still, midlife fiction has gotten short shrift, if it's gotten any shrift at all. For those who like a good story but are tired of youthful fiction, 20 over 40 offers welcome relief: a short story anthology by authors over age forty about subjects that have a lot to do with that too-often-ignored time of life. Whether the plot concerns tending to children, taking care of older parents, pursuing a love affair, facing one's own age, or just nursing a midlife crisis, these stories speak to the complexities of real life. These writers are no longer novices, yet they're not jaded or cynical. They know their craft. David Galef is a professor of English and director of the Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers' Workshop at the University of Mississippi. His previous publications include a short story collection (Laugh Track) and two novels (Flesh and Turning Japanese). Beth Weinhouse is the current editor-in-chief for Conceive magazine and has worked as a freelance writer and/or editor for Child, Remedy, Redbook, Self, and Ladies Home Journal.
Contents
Rocket day / Ron Carlson
From Mars / Frederick Barthelme
Future house / Alice Mattison
Our triangle thing / Oliver Conant
The Old Economy husband / Lesley Dormen
Game time / Mark Edmundson
Cerulean / Percival Everett
Virgin call / Gary Every
Chest pain / Matthew Love
Off the road / Mark Kamine
Forty acres and a pool / Linnea Johnson
Birthmates / Gish Jen
The marble quilt / David Leavitt
Devotion / Robin Hemley
Time and space / Jane Mullen
Dick / Antonya Nelson
How to fix your own flat / Phyllis Nobles
Darling? / Heidi Jon Schmidt
Christmas in Gruel / George Singleton
Transubstantiation / Margaret Hermes.

Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, American.
American fiction -- 21st century.
Publisher Jackson :University Press of Mississippi,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Twenty over forty
Contributors Galef, David.
Weinhouse, Beth.
Language English
Description xi, 382 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-382).
ISBN 1578069033 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781578069033 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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