• List Price: $20.00
  • Save: $2.01 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
30 Under 30: An Anthology... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by COASBooks
Condition: :
Comment: Customer service is our first priority! Providing readers with excellent books and service since 1983. Used book is in good condition with all pages present. May have creasing, stickers, sun exposure, library markings, or torn dust jacket. May contain inscription. Ships Within 24 Hours - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers Paperback – July 26, 2011

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$9.99 $3.54

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$17.99 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers + Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present
Price for both: $32.49

Buy the selected items together

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" by Raymond Carver
Join Carver in his second collection of stories as he rightly celebrates those characters that others too often consider peripheral. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Starcherone Books (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984213333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984213337
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,392,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Blake Butler: Blake Butler has published the novella, Ever (Calamari Press), and the short story collection, Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books), and has a novel and non-fiction book forthcoming from Harper Perennial. He edits the literary journal, Lamination Colony, and co-edits, No Colony. He also co-runs the independent publishing house, Year of the Liquidator.
Lily Hoang: Lily Hoang has published three novels: Changing (Fairy Tale Review Press, 2008), Parabola (Chiasmus, 2008), and The Evolutionary Revolution (Les Figues Press, 2010).

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amy Henry TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
The title alone tells me that I may be too old for this by about a decade, but I jumped into it eagerly. And discovered I'm a lot dumber and decidedly less hip than I had hoped.

Edited by Blake Butler and Lily Hoang
The key is "innovative" and it really delivers on that end...the short stories that make up this collection bend all the rules, if not shattering them entirely. Metaphysical thought mixes with concrete metaphors, and the result feels inspired and youthful, even if it all doesn't make sense. Much of it went over my head, like hearing only the punch line of a joke and nodding amiably but cluelessly while everyone shrieks with laughter.

However, there is some dazzling writing here, and three I specifically want to mention, because they all lie outside the typical expectations about "good writing" may be. For one thing, the iconic story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men gets an experimental twist in "When Robin Hood Fell with An Arrow Through His Heart" by Todd Seabrook. The gang falls apart after Robin's death, not able to even kill themselves with their own arrows, despite trying. "The form starts to go when it hasn't been used," warns Seabrook. Having reached nearly the half-way point in the anthology, I couldn't help but think Seabrook was commenting on the very lack of variety and inventiveness in other forms of writing today, suggesting its "form" has already started to go from lack of innovation.

Joshua Cohen proves himself the master of killer lines in his part of the anthology, with seven short pieces all made visual and distinct with tight and compact wording. "On Location" delivers the line "It is a common problem in our cities today -- When you don't know you're in a movie that you're in.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers
This item: 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers
Price: $20.00 $17.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com