It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art

Format: Print Book 2018
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In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors--including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child--with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

When Donald Trump claimed victory last November, the US literary world erupted in indignation. Many of America's leading writers and artists openly resist the current administration's dogma and earliest policy moves, and they're not about to go gently into that good night. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America : New Stories and Art , more than thirty of the most acclaimed modern writers consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy--through fiction.

Featuring artwork by some of today's best known artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists--including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl--who cover political, social, and cultural issues, this anthology is a beautiful, enduring collection that will resonate with anyone concerned with the contest for our American soul.
Speak! Speak! / Julia Alvarez
Oh, Canada / Russell Banks
Blackout / Jane Kent
The party / Bliss Broyard
Compline / Stephen, L. Carter
Scenes from late paradise : stupidity / Eric Fischl
Late America / Eric Fischl
New blank document / Lee Child
Tell her anyway / Bridget Hawkins
Veterans Day / Mary Higgins Clark
Atonement / Michael Cunningham
Intersections / Mark Di Ionno
The third twin / Anna Dunn
Politics / Roz Chast
Balancing acts / Louise Erdrich
The Miss April Houses / Angela Flournoy
The world is yours, the world is mine / Shahzia Sikander
The many faces of Islam / Shahzia Sikander
Fires / Elizabeth Frank
Hate for sale / Neil Gaiman
Unaccountable / Philip Gourevitch
White baby / James Hannaham
Your sacred American rights bingo / Mimi Pond
In the trees / Alice Hoffman
Getting somewhere / Susan Isaacs
Guantánamo, ERF team : making prisoner in eye / Susan Crile
Guantánamo, ERF team : waterboarding prisoner / Susan Crile
Mr. Crime and punishment and war and peace / Gish Jen
Finally I am American at heart / Ha Jin
Arlington street / Lily King
The harlot and the murderer : Sonia's story / Sheila Kohler
Starry starry night / Jaune Quick-To-See Smith
Trade canoe : forty days and forty nights / Jaune Quick-To-See Smith
"People are people" / Elinor Lipman
The trout fisherman / Joyce Maynard
Listen / Susan Minot
Between storms / Walter Mosley
Our cuntry needs you / Marilyn Minter
Tic-tac-toe / Marilyn Minter
Deep frost / Marilyn Minter
"Good news!" / Joyce Carol Oates
Island of tears... / Art Spiegelman
Island of hope! / Art Spiegelman
Ghost of Ellis Island / Art Spiegelman
Safety first / Sara Paretsky
Look away / Beverly McIver
Loving in black & white / Beverly McIver
Bystanders (April 2003) / Tom Piazza
Lucky girl / Heidi Pitlor
If they come in the morning / S.J. Rozan
Top step / Richard Russo
The ugliest American alphabet / Eric Orner
Hope / Johnathan Santlofer
The walk / Elizabeth Strout
Vote Hillary / Deborah Kass
Stop & shop / Paul Theroux
Little house on the prairie holding company LLC / David Storey
The way we read now / Justin Torres
Don't despair / Alice Walker
Learning American values / Edmund White.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Writer and artist Santlofer (Inherit the Dead, 2013) presents a potent anthology of short stories and visual art that explores what it means to be American and affirms our civil rights in a time of political divisiveness and threats. Thirty-six writers and 14 artists created boldly imagined new works reflecting current concerns, and the result is electrifying, beginning with a rousing introduction by MacArthur fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Refugees, 2017). The defining stories of dissent and compassion include immigrant tales by Julia Alvarez and Susan Isaacs. James Hannaham presents a black couple determined to adopt a white baby; Angela Flournoy offers a caustic take on a university struggling with its racist past. Gish Jen portrays two Asian American law students; Lily King introduces two women refuting 1960s sexism. Other authors include Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman, Walter Mosley, Sara Paretsky, and Justin Torres. Eric Fischl, Beverly McIver, and Art Spiegelman provide striking and provocative artworks, while Eric Orner offers an acidly funny ABC about Trump. With proceeds supporting the American Civil Liberties Union, this is an exciting, resonant, and significant volume. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Marking the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration, this resounding gathering of major literary and artistic talent will inspire avid interest.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, American.
American fiction -- 21st century.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Touchstone,2018
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Contributors Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946- editor.
Language English
Notes Includes fold-out pages.
Description xix, 374 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781501179600
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