- Series: Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Touchstone (April 13, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684848295
- ISBN-13: 978-0684848297
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,399,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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SCRIBNER'S BEST OF THE FICTION WORKSHOPS 1999 Paperback – April 13, 1999
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Alexie certainly allows the reader to take a journey throughout the literary world, as tales from Vietnam, to the Pacific Islands, to Nepal, and back to the States are presented. Along with Johnson, the University of New Hampshire proves its students are on the right track with Laura E. Miller's "Lowell's Class," concerning a poet whose struggles and successes in the field are deftly covered from workshop study to the brink of old age, as well as Clark E. Knowles's haunting tale of abduction and fear in "Little George." The other all-star short stories include Dika Lam's "Judas Kiss" and Kim Thorsen's "Alien Bodies."
Though there are a few clunkers in the mix, Alexie's decisions have been justified with SS collections published to much acclaim by Johnson, Christie Hodgen, and Samrat Upadhyay, all of whom first gained national exposure through this series, which Scribner would do itself a favor by renewing.