McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales by Michael Chabon
(Vintage Contemporaries)

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A Vintage Contemporaries Original

Includes:
Jim Shepard's "Tedford and the Megalodon"

Glen David Gold's "The Tears of Squonk, and What Happened Thereafter"

Dan Chaon's "The Bees"

Kelly Link's "Catskin"

Elmore Leonard's "How Carlos Webster Changed His Name to Carl and Became a Famous Oklahoma Lawman"

Carol Emshwiller's "The General"

Neil Gaiman's "Closing Time"

Nick Hornby's "Otherwise Pandemonium"

Stephen King's "The Tale of Gray Dick"

Michael Crichton's "Blood Doesn’t Come Out"

Laurie King's "Weaving the Dark"

Chris Offutt's "Chuck’s Bucket"

Dave Eggers's "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly"

Michael Moorcock's "The Case of the Nazi Canary"

Aimee Bender's "The Case of the Salt and Pepper Shakers"

Harlan Ellison's "Goodbye to All That"

Karen Joy Fowler's "Private Grave 9"

Rick Moody's "The Albertine Notes"

Michael Chabon's "The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance"

Sherman Alexie's "Ghost Dance"


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Michael Chabon

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Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves In Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, and the middle-grade book Summerland. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 480 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his "Editor's Notebook" Chabon calls for a return to the short story with a big plot, which, he claims, has fallen from fashion while the New Yorker conquered the literary world with its "contemporary, quotidian, plotless, moment-of-truth revelatory story" - including, he confesses, his own ...

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Few of the short stories in McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury Of Thrilling Tales are particularly thrilling;

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Entertainment Weekly

For the last year or so I have been boring my friends, and not a few strangers, with a semi-coherent, ill-reasoned, and doubtless mistaken rant on the subject of the American short story as it is currently being written,'' Michael Chabon writes in the introduction to McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury ...

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