New Stories from the Midwest 2012

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CONTENTS
 ACKNOWLEDGMENTSIX
 EDITORS’ NOTEXIII
 Introduction | John McNally1
1Mr. Scary | Charles Baxter6
2To Psychic Underworld: | Dan Chaon22
3Townie | Roderic Crooks32
4The Amnesiac in the Maze | Michael Czyzniejewski47
5The Deep | Anthony Doerr56
6Circling in the Air | David Driscoll72
7Down to Bone | Roxane Gay83
8Starry Night | Lania Knight94
9Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart | Rebecca Makkai104
10In Which a Coffin Is a Bed But an Ox Is Not a Coffin | Brenda K. Marshall117
11Drunk Girl in Stilettos | Lee Martin131
12The State Bird of Minnesota | Charles McLeod146
13The Five Points of Performance | Christopher Mohar156
14The Baby Glows | David James Poissant170
15Splendid, Silent Sun | Yelizaveta P. Renfro172
16Miscarriages | Shannon Robinson185
17American Bulldog | Chad Simpson198
18Twelve + Twelve | Christine Sneed206
19A Dry Season | Ian Stansel221
20Schnecks | Mark Wisniewski234
 THIRTY OTHER DISTINGUISHED STORIES243
 CONTRIBUTORS245

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Editors’ Note xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • One - Mr. Scary 6
  • Two - To Psychic Underworld 22
  • Three - Townie 32
  • Four - The Amnesiac in the Maze 47
  • Five - The Deep 56
  • Six - Circling in the Air 72
  • Seven - Down to Bone 83
  • Eight - Starry Night 94
  • Nine - Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart 104
  • Ten - In Which a Coffin Is a Bed but an Ox Is Not a Coffin 117
  • Eleven - Drunk Girl in Stilettos 131
  • Twelve - The State Bird of Minnesota 146
  • Thirteen - The Five Points of Performance 156
  • Fourteen - The Baby Glows 170
  • Fifteen - Splendid, Silent Sun 172
  • Sixteen - Miscarriages 185
  • Seventeen - American Bulldog 198
  • Eighteen - Twelve- + Twelve 206
  • Nineteen - A Dry Season 221
  • Twenty - Schnecks 234
  • Thirty- Other Distinguished Stories 243
  • Contributors 245
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