Selected Stories From the O. Henry Prize Stories 2002

  • by Larry Dark, Dave Eggers, Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty, David Pittu, Barbara Caruso
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to award the top prizes. The result is a superb collection of inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.
Stories included are:

The Ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier
Scordatura by Mark Ray Lewis
The Butcher's Wife by Louise Erdrich
Do Not Disturb by A. M. Homes
Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan
Charity by Richard Ford
Good Old Neon by David Foster WallaceThe O. Henry Prize Stories 2002 is available in print from Anchor Books.


What the Critics Say

"Interesting and unconventional." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)


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Customer Reviews

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Miserable, dark and disturbing stories

After listening to the first half of this book, I simply had to put it away - forever! With each story I became more confused and depressed. The tales seemed to just end, out of the blue, leaving me stranded in a pool of despair. What point was each author trying to convey? Several naratives began with a brief explanation that would have been more useful at the end of each story. By the time I had finished each one, I simply didn't have the energy to rewind and re-listen to the synopsis to sort it out. I just wanted it to be over. Unless you enjoy reading torturous sagas, pass this one up.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio