The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002

Larry Dark, Editor, Dave Eggers, Selected by, Joyce Carol Oates, Selected by Anchor Books $21 (496p) ISBN 978-0-385-72162-2
Dave Eggers, Joyce Carol Oates and Colson Whitehead made the selections for the 2002 edition of The O. Henry Prize Stories, with an introduction by series editor Larry Dark. Familiar names like Ann Beattie, Richard Ford, David Foster Wallace, Alice Munro and A.M. Homes dominate the table of contents. ""The Ceiling,"" by Kevin Brockmeier, the First Prize winner, finds a man's marriage breaking up as a sinister object in the sky threatens to crush the earth; Second Prize goes to newcomer Mark Ray Lewis's ""Scordatura,"" in which a young gay man returns home to his religious Texas town and bonds with his grandfather; Louise Erdrich comes in third with ""The Butcher's Wife."" National advertising.
Reviewed on: 08/26/2002
Release date: 08/01/2002
Genre: Fiction
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