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Three new stories for men, by three of the most ambitious and talented names in fiction A search for an eight-ball of cocaine, turns into a pistol-whipping and executions in Aaron Gwyn’s stunning and disquieting “You and Me and the Devil Makes Three.” Gwyn, who was born in Tulsa and raised on a cattle ranch, is the author of the novel The World Beneath and the story collection Dog on a Cross, about which the Boston Globe wrote, “In Gwyn’s expert hands, nothing, including good or evil, is ever so simple . . ....
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You and Me and the Devil Makes Three

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Three new stories for men, by three of the most ambitious and talented names in fiction A search for an eight-ball of cocaine, turns into a pistol-whipping and executions in Aaron Gwyn’s stunning and disquieting “You and Me and the Devil Makes Three.” Gwyn, who was born in Tulsa and raised on a cattle ranch, is the author of the novel The World Beneath and the story collection Dog on a Cross, about which the Boston Globe wrote, “In Gwyn’s expert hands, nothing, including good or evil, is ever so simple . . . part Flannery O’Connor, part Shirley Jackson, and wholly original—so brilliantly compelling.” This new story is no less shocking and revelatory. In “Young Man Blues,” Luis Alberto Urrea introduces us to Joey, the son of a motorcycle gangster tasked with caring for his mother while his dad serves time in Pelican Bay. Packed with rottweilers and German Lugers, roaring car engines and doughnut girls, this story is as riveting and funny as it is affecting. Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is the author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter, which was twenty years in the making and named a book of the year by numerous publications. His most recent novel, Queen of America, is a New York Times “editor’s choice” selection for 2011. Jess Walter’s “Big Man” depicts middle-aged men trying to relive their glory days in their local recreational basketball league. Beer bellies, ex-wives, and middle age come together in a hilarious and absurd riff on mortality that is vintage Walter. Walter’s novels include The Zero, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Financial Lives of the Poets, which Time called “the funniest way-we-live-now book of the year.” He most recently published Beautiful Ruins, which Richard Russo describes as “an absolute masterpiece.” Esquire's Fiction for Men is a new ebook series whose mission is to publish the type of original short stories men love to read—plot-driven, immediate, essential, and impossible to put down.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453264539
  • Publisher: Hearst Books
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: Esquire's Fiction for Men
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 704,998
  • File size: 354 KB

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Aaron Gwyn grew up on a cattle ranch in rural Oklahoma. He is the author of the story collection, Dog on the Cross (2004), finalist for the 2005 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and a novel, The World Beneath (2009). His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in New Stories from the South, McSweeney's, Glimmer Train, the Gettysburg Review, the Missouri Review, Esquire.com, and other magazines. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.aarongwyn.com
Jess Walter is the author of six novels, most recently Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets. He was a National Book Award Finalist for The Zero and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Citizen Vince. His books have been translated into twenty languages and his short fiction has appeared in Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, and Playboy. His work is anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2012. He is the co-captain (along with Sherman Alexie and Shann Ray) of the Spokane Dirty Realists literary basketball team. www.jesswalter.com

Born in Tijuana, Mexico, to a Mexican father and an American mother, Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of fourteen books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays. The Devil's Highway, his 2004 nonfiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert, won the Lannan Literary Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His historical novel, The Hummingbird's Daughter, which involved twenty years of research and writing, won the Kiriyama Prize in fiction and was included on numerous book-of-the-year lists. Urrea lives with his family in Naperville, Illinois, where he is a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois–Chicago. His most recent novel is Queen of America. www.luisurrea.com  Series Editors Bios: Tyler Cabot is the fiction editor and an articles editor at Esquire. Benjamin Percy, a contributing editor at Esquire, is the author of two novels, Red Moon (2013) and The Wilding, as well as two books of stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. He writes for Esquire, GQ, Time, Men's Journal, and the Wall Street Journal. www.benjaminpercy.com
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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    Although Esquire fiction always tends to fall into the category

    Although Esquire fiction always tends to fall into the category of "guys in hardscrabble surroundings, down on their luck," these three short stories were very well written and entertaining. I hope they keep producing these.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Short story tiime

    I got this in order to read L. Urrea. Surprised to find all the authors providing a neat dark humor experience. Life is very stange indeed.

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