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Justin Bigos’s story “Fingerprints” has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 2015!

Issue 47 brings with it a gale of bracing fiction from writers new and old—two never-before-seen stories from “Lottery” author Shirley Jackson, a portrait of a celebrity interview gone terribly wrong from Thomas McGuane, dark reflections from Lynn Coady and Mona Simpson, an excerpt from Bill Cotter’s latest novel, new work from Bob Odenkirk, and much, much more. From father-daughter surfing duels to sinister substitute teachers to a parlor drama called “Hitler Dinner Party” (thank you, Mr. Odenkirk), this one may well have it all. And its packaging, in ten separate booklets bedecked with one panoramic mega-illustration, ensures that you’ll always be able to carry at least part of it around.

Table of Contents:

Letters by Jason D. Polan, Alex Ryan Bauer, Kathryn Davis, Ben Greenman, and José Luís Peixoto

Mr. Hope by Lynn Coady

What the Ocean Eats by Kawai Strong Washburn

Eight Stories by Josephine Rowe

Fingerprints by Justin Bigos

Steps by Mona Simpson

The Sea and the Glass by Bill Cotter

Selected Hooey by Bob Odenkirk

My Character by Thomas McGuane

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Lie by Shirley Jackson