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Nickel Fictions: 50 Exceedingly Brief Stories by [Bob Thurber]

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The subtitle is not an exaggeration. These are indeed exceedingly short stories, with one running a scanty total of just 25 words. Most of the entries are about a page and a half in length, which is still surprisingly brief for a self-contained story. If you want an example of lean prose, then look no further.

"Duck Walk", which ended up being one of my favourites, is a look at the lengths to which we will go in evading difficult conversations."Three Days of Mourning" is followed by a note on the anatomy of the story, which breaks down each sentence to define its structural purpose.

There are stories that relate the strain of a broken relationship or a cheating partner, and others that paint troubled childhood memories. Some must surely be autobiographical; others must just as surely be fiction. One of the stories is even about a cricket infestation. There is a considerable diversity in this collection, but every story shares the same keen eye for detail and the pared-down preciseness that cuts like a blade.
-- The Indiscriminate Critic

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Over the years Thurber's work has received a long list of awards and honors and appeared in over 60 anthologies. With an established reputation for delivering lean, tight prose, his stories are straightforward and impactful, and his candid voice resonates, leading one to "undiscovered corners of the human heart." His stories are "authentic and have enormous verisimilitude. No false notes."
-- Born in 1955 and raised in abject poverty, Bob made it through high school by the skin of his teeth. He spent the next twenty years working menial jobs while teaching himself to write. During that long apprenticeship, he studied and worked at writing nearly every day, refining his skills, before submitting his work for publication. 
-- Since then, his remarkably concise stories (which he refers to as "small fictions") have found homes in numerous magazines, including Esquire, appeared on hundreds of websites, and received numerous awards, among them The Marjory Bartlett Sanger Award, The Meridian Editors' Prize, and The Barry Hannah Fiction Prize. He made Esquire's top-ten list in the magazines 78th anniversary short Fiction contest and has been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes.
-- A recognized "pioneer in the Micro and Flash crafts" he is considered a "grand master" of the form, and his stories are frequently utilized in schools and universities in the US and abroad as teaching tools and examples of concise prose. 
For more information visit: BobThurber.net

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00BLKT33I
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 25, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 255 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 85 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

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Over the years Bob Thurber's work has received a long list of awards and honors, and been anthologized over 60 times. His "lean, tight prose" and straightforward stories have been praised as "authentic and have enormous verisimilitude. No false notes," and leads one to "undiscovered corners of the human heart."

- Born in 1955 and raised in abject poverty, Bob graduated high school by the skin of his teeth, then spent the next twenty years working menial jobs while teaching himself to write. During that long apprenticeship, he worked at writing nearly every day without submitting his work for publication.

- Since then, his stories have appeared in numerous print magazines, including Esquire, and received a long list of awards, including The Marjory Bartlett Sanger Award, The Meridian Editors' Prize, and The Barry Hannah Fiction Prize. Several selections have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

- A recognized "pioneer in the Micro and Flash crafts" and considered a "grand master" of the form, his stories are frequently utilized in schools and universities in the US and abroad as teaching tools and examples of concise prose.

For more information visit: www.BobThurber.net

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