McSWEENEY’S ISSUE 47
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