The Pushcart Prize XXVII by Bill Henderson
Best of the Small Presses, 2003 Edition

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The most honored literary series in America, The Pushcart Prize has been named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and hailed with Pushcart Press as "among the most influential in the development of the American book business" by Publishers Weekly.

For the 2003 edition, The Pushcart Prize presents scores of brilliant short stories, poems, and essays selected from hundreds of presses and literary journals with the help of over 200 distinguished contributing editors. This is a stunning presentation of new and celebrated authors, picked from almost 8,000 nominations.


About Bill Henderson

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Bill Henderson is the founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize. He received the 2006 National Book Critic Circle's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. He lives in Wainscott, New York.
Published January 1, 2003 by Pushcart Pr. 600 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Daddy said, ‘What cemetery?’ I said, ‘Where you buried Buttons after you smashed her.’ He said, ‘Katherine, I scraped that dog off the driveway and threw it in the garbage.’ I said, ‘That’s against sanitation laws.’ ” There’s also Dan Chaon’s story of scorn and stupidity cunningly delivered (“I D...

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