Every Short Story
The five published collections of short stories by the Scottish writer and artist Alasdair Gray (b.1934) – Unlikely Stories Mostly, Lean Tales, Glaswegians, Ten Tales Tall and True, and The Ends of Our Tethers – are joined here by 16 new stories, Tales Droll and Plausible, drawings by Gray and his ‘Endnotes’, telling ‘more about my life as a fiction writer than I first intended’.
The United States of McSweeney's
Ten Years of Accidental Classics
Since 1998, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern has been emerging from various kitchens, attics and an old laundromat roughly four times a year - or definitely at least three. In those ten years, almost 100,000 stories have been submitted, usually in manila envelopes, mostly from unknown names living in unfamiliar corners. Approximately 400 of those stories were selected for publication. Eighteen of them appear here, wildly diverse in style and subject, from some of the finest writers of today and tomorrow. Several typos have been removed.