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McSweeney's Issue 23 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) [Hardcover]

By Dave Eggers (Editor), Chris Bachelder (Contributor), Ann Beattie (Contributor), Caren Beilin (Contributor) & Roddy Doyle (Contributor)
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McSweeney's Issue 23 includes ten stories from ten excellent writers, including Wells Tower, Chris Bachelder, Ann Beattie, and other agile talents bringing visions of the Dallas/Fort Worth fake-watch trade and Papua New Guinea in the 1960s.  Every story gets its own front and back cover drawn, collaged, or embroidered by the polymathic Andrea Dezsö.  The whole thing is wrapped in a jacket that unfolds into five square feet of double-sided glory — spread it out one way for dozens of very short stories by Dave Eggers, arranged in what we're pretty sure is a volvelle; flip it over and witness all those Dezsö illustrations stitched into one unbroken expanse.

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Pages   181
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.56 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 18, 2007
Publisher   McSweeney's
ISBN  1932416765  
ISBN13  9781932416763  

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More About Dave Eggers, Chris Bachelder, Ann Beattie, Caren Beilin & Roddy Doyle

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney's publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. In 2002, he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco's Mission District. Sister centers have since opened in seven other American cities under the umbrella of 826 National, and like-minded centers have opened in Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Birmingham, Alabama, among other locations. His work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France's Prix Medicis, Germany's Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the American Book Award. Eggers lives in Northern California with his family.

Dave Eggers currently resides in the state of California.

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Always a Pleasant Surprise  Jun 29, 2007
McSweeney's is consistent. They always manage to have some fascinating content, even if it is periodically hit-or-miss. #23 however, is a home-run. There isn't a dull story in the bunch and it ranks up there probably in my top 3 issues. Highest rec.
Another Fantastic Issue  May 20, 2007
Much has been said about Mcsweeney's, both on the quality of writing and design that goes into their lit mag and issue 23 once again hits the mark. Filled with fantastic stories by some little known---Shawn Vestal, Christopher Stokes, April Wilder---and some well know---Roddy Doyle, Anne Beattie---authors, issue 23 is one great story after the other. Do your self a favor and pick up this issue, one of Mcsweeney's best yet.

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