25 and Under
With an Introduction by Robert Coles
Selected from an extensive nationwide search, this book of fifteen stories by American writers twenty-five years old and younger introduces a new generation of literary talent.
These stories represent a wide and diverse range of visions, sensibilities, techniques and themes, providing a vivid glimpse of our world through the eyes of young artists as we approach the twenty-first century.
From quiet vignettes of triumph over daily despair, to richly textured narratives of almost epic proportion, the authors explore themes at once contemporary and timeless: the often tangled relationship between parent and child; the lingering legacy of the war in Vietnam; the mysteries of birth, death, sexuality, and marriage; and the sometimes redemptive power of suffering. Visceral, engaging, eminently readable, and memorable, these stories provide an inspiring preview of literary achievement to come.
- May 1997
- 5 × 8 in
/ 240 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide
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“If this is what these men and women can give us when they have yet to turn twenty-five, we can only speculate on what will be forthcoming from them in twenty-five years or fifty a great collective boost to American storytelling.” — Robert Coles