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Keeping the Wolves at Bay
Stories by Emerging American Writers
Sharon Dilworth, ed.

Autumn House
2010 • 264 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction Anthologies

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-41-1

Dilworth's first anthology is an exemplary compilation of short fiction by American writers of great promise that present an astounding variety of content and voice.

The writers, some well published with collections of their own, some newer to the literary scene, present stories that celebrate the boundless imagination and energy of the contemporary short story. The narrative premises are varied, always original. They sweep the grand landscape of an ever-changing world like the trio of expatriates negotiating the perplexing foreignness of the world in which they work in Derek Green's Samba. The stories also focus on under- represented voices such as the young woman from California who is asked by her employers to maintain the quality of life of their dead golden retriever. There is the overweight transvestite keeping the peace in Keith Banner's Winners Never Sleep, and the postal worker hoping for love in Casey Taylor's Calvary, and the delusional chef who is forced to confront her lover's infidelity in Diane Goodman's Beloved. Keeping the Wolves at Bay reminds us that reading stories is an affirmation that life, no matter how difficult, is always fascinating.

SHARON DILWORTH is the fiction editor at Autumn House Press. She is the author of two collections of short stories, The Long White and Women Drinking Benedictine. Her novel, Year of the Gingko is forthcoming in 2010. She lives in Pittsburgh where she is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:38:13 -0500