McSweeney's Issue 46 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $26.00
  • Save: $6.29 (24%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
McSweeney's Issue 46 (Mcs... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very Good/None; Nice clean copy. No writing or highlighting. Unmarked inside and out. This item is fulfilled by Amazon and qualifies for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping.
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

McSweeney's Issue 46 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) Hardcover – April 22, 2014


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$19.71
$12.91 $6.49

A Spool of Blue Thread
The story of the Whitshank family told in Anne Tyler's hallmark setting—Baltimore. Read the full description | Learn more about the author
$19.71 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

McSweeney's Issue 46 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) + McSweeney's Issue 45:Hitchcock and Bradbury Fistfight in Heaven. (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) + McSweeney's Issue 47 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern)
Price for all three: $56.61

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern
  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: McSweeney's (April 22, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938073851
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938073854
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“This latest offering is as rousing as it is essential. And, true to form, killer on the design front.” —NPR

“The best thing about McSweeney’s 46 is that the work it gathers runs the gamut, from realism to surrealism to hyperrealism and beyond.” —David Ulin, The Los Angeles Times

"Stirring work."—Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

Dave Eggers lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney’s has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, Jonathan Franzen, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others. At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we’re committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt M. Martin on September 28, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Issue 46 concerns itself entirely with Latin American crime fiction, with 13 stories from writers throughout Latin America. The book is a hefty hardcover with bright illustrations, the hardback gilded with a fingerprint motif and individual illustrations for each story.

I approached this issue with caution, enamored with the idea of crime stories, a departure from the "calmer" literary fiction, but also worried about a potential gimmickiness or overarching sameness in the stories. Thankfully, the stories (from authors from ten different countries--Brazil is represented thrice) are very unique and do not limit themselves as "crime" stories. There are very few traditional Sherlock Holmes-type crime stories, and many more stories where the crime itself is incidental to the drama of the characters performing or reacting to the crime. The issue is very enjoyable: sharp, readable, and novel.

The best story is by Rodrigo Rey Rosa, who writes about a prisoner sent to a gulag-like “sanatorium” by his father. The story details his escape. I always love a prisoner-of-war story, but this one is especially kinetic, lively, and well-written.

Most of the stories involve ordinary citizens who become unwittingly entangled in criminal imbroglios. Mariana Enriquez writes about a journalist in a Buenos Aires slum who tries to intervene on behalf of a child being raised by a drugged-out mother and finds herself involved in a murder/smuggling plot. In Jorge Enrique Lage's story, a man searches for a disappeared transvestite in Havana, only to find the scope of the disappearance goes to the highest levels. Joca Reiners Terron's story features a Polish insurance broker who enters the chaos of Brazil when he discovers an ambulance filled with dead bodies.
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
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kurt VonBigglesworth on May 3, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The cover of the book is very nice. You can't see the texture and artwork for what it is until you hold it. I have been looking for something new to read for a while. The stories in the book are filled with characters that I like. They may not be for all readers but I like how they fit into the stories. Latin American literature is new to me but so far, I am a fan.
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
By C.I.N. on August 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I enjoyed it.

Like any anthology of this kind, one will have disparity between the pieces. Most are good. Some--like Rodrigo Hasbún's "So Much Water So Far From Home" and Mariana Enriquez's "The Dirty Kid"--are excellent. There are also a couple so bad as to be unreadable.
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
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Royan on February 6, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
McSweeney's is the best for new authors and great stories.
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

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

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
McSweeney's Issue 46 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern)
This item: McSweeney's Issue 46 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern)
Price: $19.71
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com