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Title Voices of the xiled : a generation speaks for itself / edited by Michael Wexler and John Hulme.

Published New York : Doubleday, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  Q34768    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xi, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Notes "A Main Street book."
Contents Wabi / Mitch Berman -- Like a Normal Human Being / E. J. Graff -- Jonah 2:5 / Sam Hurwitt -- Roughie / Stewart David Ikeda -- Lovelock / Fred G. Leebron -- Nude Men / Amanda Filipacchi -- Looking Out for Hope / Bryan Malessa -- Utopia Road / Chris Hallman -- The Monster / Melanie Sumner -- Girl with Curious Hair / David Foster Wallace -- Black Tea / Tamara Jeffries -- Longstreet's Stearman / Charles Oldham -- Winterlude / Dean Albarelli -- Emerald City / Jennifer Egan -- 95 / Christopher Taggi -- The Photograph Album / Nicole Cooley -- Back from the World / Elizabeth Tippens -- The Proofreader / Tim Hensley -- Babies / Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. -- Her Real Name / Charles D'Ambrosio.
Summary Not long ago, Michael Wexler and John Hulme became so frustrated by the books, films, articles, and media blitzes designed to define and seduce people their age -- the "twentysomething" generation -- that they decided to write their own book.
Realizing they'd be doing just what they objected to -- presuming to speak for their peers -- they instead placed an ad in the Chicago Reader, urging young writers to send them short stories reflecting the world as they knew it. Ten days later they had received three hundred manuscripts. In a few short weeks, as word of the project spread, they had more than three thousand submissions from all over the United States.
Voices of the Xiled is not an attempt to define a generation. It's an opportunity for people to speak for themselves. It's twenty pieces of vibrant and fiercely original fiction, adamantly free of poses and self-pity. The contributors range from established and acclaimed young writers to those being published for the first time in this collection.
Read the stories. Listen to the voices. Enjoy the novelty and freedom of drawing your own conclusions.
Other author Wexler, Michael.
Hulme, John, 1970-
Subject American fiction -- 20th century.
Young adults -- Fiction.
Short stories, American.
Generation X -- Fiction.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
ISBN 0385474490 $14.95 ($19.95 Can.)