The Best of Gival Press Short Stories

The Best of Gival Press Short Stories

The Best of Gival Press Short Stories

The Best of Gival Press Short Stories



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This is an anthology of the past winners of the Gival Press Short Story Award.

These 11 stories both inspire and instruct and in this collection we have a variety of writing styles that deal with the complexities in one's everyday life which can lead to tragedy ("Water" by Tim Johnston) to the revelation of the moment that can stun ("I-95, Southbound by Perry Glasser) to one's betrayal ("Void" by Karenmary Penn) to mysterious and ambiguous motivations that drive our impulses ("Harvest Cycle" by Marie Holmes) to a family member who discovers his sexuality ("Legacy" by Iqbal Pittalwala) to one's partner who can't feel the music that liberates ("The Music She Will Never Hear" by Kristin FitzPatrick) to entering the loneliness of a young man's aspirations ("On the Verge" by Tim Mullaney) to echoes of the ancient Cain and Abel rivalry ("Progressive Linkage" by Steven J. Cahill) to how we calculate our decisions and live our difficult lives ("Fat Tails" by Daniel Degnan) to how we struggle to connect with others ("Better Terms" by Mark Wisniewski) to understanding the complexities of others' relationships ("For All the Obvious Reasons" by Lynn Stegner).

In short, these stories will hold your attention because they are vividly cast and the characters are so real you are bound to identify with them on different levels, even if you may not be walking in their footsteps.

This is also a good companion for general reading for students in courses such as composition, introduction to literature / fiction, creative writing, or simply to learn from contemporary master short story writers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150854604
Publisher: Gival Press
Publication date: 07/24/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 242
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert L. Giron, the editor of this anthology, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Gival Press. He is the author of five collections of poetry and the editor of several award-winning collections, including Poetic Voices Without Borders and The Sligo Journal. He co-edited the award-winning anthology An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Women’s Studies with his colleague Brianne Friel. He’s an associate editor of the Potomac Review and is the editor of the online journal ArLiJo which features art, fiction, and poetry.

The anthology includes writers: Tim Johnston, Perry Glasser, Karenmary Penn, Marie Holmes, Iqbal Pittalwala, Kristin FitzPatrick, Tim Mullaney, Steven J. Cahill, Daniel Degnan, Mark Wisniewski, and Lynn Stegner.
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