Hint Fiction

Hint Fiction

An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Very short stories of 25 words or less appear in this collection from best-selling and award-winning authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub and Ha Jin and run the gamut from playful to tragic and conservative to experimental.

Norton Pub
The stories in this collection run the gamut from playful to tragic, conservative to experimental, but they all have one thing in common: they are no more than 25 words long. Robert Swartwood was inspired by Ernest Hemingway's possibly apocryphal six-word story—"For Sale: baby shoes, never worn"—to foster the writing of these incredibly short-short stories. He termed them "hint fiction" because the few chosen words suggest a larger, more complex chain of events. Spare and evocative, these stories prove that a brilliantly honed narrative can be as startling and powerful as a story of traditional length. The 125 gemlike stories in this collection come from such best-selling and award-winning authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Ha Jin, Peter Straub, and James Frey, as well as emerging writers.
A story collection that proves less is more.

Baker
& Taylor

Very short stories of twenty-five words or less appear in this collection from authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, and Ha Jin and run the gamut from playful to tragic and conservative to experimental.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393338461
0393338460
Characteristics: 188 p. ; 16 cm
Additional Contributors: Swartwood, Robert

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