On the Rocks by Rebecca Donner
The KGB Bar Fiction Anthology

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Many of today's most celebrated and up-and-coming writers have climbed the narrow staircase to the splintered podium at New York City's KGB Bar to share their work at the Sunday night fiction series. This funky East Village watering hole, once the expat meeting house of Ukrainian socialists, has grown over the last decade into one of the choicest venues for literary talent.

On the Rocks compiles stories from some of the most talented writers of today, including David Gates, Mary Gaitskill, Jonathan Lethem, and Aimee Bender. Edgy, hard-bitten prose comes shoulder to shoulder with the lyrical and the fanciful, capturing the full range of voices in contemporary fiction. In subject and style, these pieces roam far and wide, but they all share the spirit of a night at KGB: provocative, daring, and dynamic.

About Rebecca Donner

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Published November 1, 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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I figured I might need them one day when I was old and lonely and ugly.” There are numerous other treats: Jonathan Lethem’s amusing and off-kilter “Planet Big Zero,” Thom Jones’s short, slashing tale of a young girl’s obsession with a homicidal maniac, “Thorazine Johnny Felsun Loves Me,” and Eliz...

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This third anthology (after KGB Bar Reader and the KGB Bar Book of Poems) focuses exclusively on fiction.

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