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The Small Box of Short Stories

A collection of stories by

In the grand tradition of Neapolitan ice cream, ZZ Top, and Cerberus, the tri-headed guardian of Hades, this set combines individual, short fiction collections by three talented practitioners of the short-short form. Manguso's Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape is a series of crystalline recollections of her childhood misadventures; Eggers' How the Water Feels to the Fishes brings a deadpan absurdism to the intimacy and vision of his earlier work; and Unferth's rollicking Minor Robberies unleashes a horde of off-kilter characters and their indelible misadventures. Each author's work comes in its own hardcover, foil-stamped volume, and the three volumes are housed in an elegant slipcase.


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September 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box: Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, and Minor Robberies
Author(s): Dave Eggers, Sarah Manguso, Deb Olin Unferth
ISBN: 1-932416-82-X / 978-1-932416-82-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: McSweeney's
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