Short Stories Round-Up (7/28/20)

Today we celebrate the art of the short story with a collection of women on the verge + a glimpse into the debauched kinship of boys and girls straddling adolescence and adulthood behind the doors of a fraternity house.

I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS: Stories by Laura van den Berg

2 starred reviews and an Indie Next Pick!

“In these 11 perceptive stories, Van den Berg displays her literary talents with acerbic acumen as she portrays indelible characters brimming with verve that is hungry and wild.”–Booklist, starred review

“In the title story, the collection’s thematic climax, a woman poses as her more successful sister; her actions inform the various ways that the women in van den Berg’s stories often succumb to self-erasure or are erased by others. Van den Berg maintains an unsettling tone throughout these darkly imagined tales. This collection shows the author at her best.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

FRATERNITY: Stories by Benjamin Nugent

“Nugent manages—the mark of the master satirist—to be simultaneously compassionate and ruthless. Splendid.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS: Stories by Laura van den Berg; 9780374102098; available now.
FRATERNITY: Stories by Benjamin Nugent; 9780374158606; available now.

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