20 over 40
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
ContentsRocket 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.
Short stories, American.
American fiction -- 21st century.
|Publisher|| Jackson :University Press of Mississippi,2006
|Other Titles|| Twenty over forty
xi, 382 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-382).
|ISBN||1578069033 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781578069033 (pbk. : alk. paper)