Sudden Fiction International
60 Short-Short Stories
“Sudden Fiction International is even better than its predecessor. It's a fine teaching tool, a good gift, it's Around-the-World-in-Sixty-Stories, with many surprises, new friends, old friends, almost every stop a brief wonder in itself.” —Alan Cheuse
Praise For Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short-Short Stories…
— Amy Tan
In this cosmopolitan range of sensibilities, known authors such as Atwood, Colette, Boll, Borges, Dinesen, Lessing, and Calvino are joined by those we should know and will want to know better.
— DeWitt Henry
This book pulses with the flare of fiction breaking out—a book of light, of lightning.
— Frederick Busch
A vital service on behalf of the short, the sweet, and sure, and the—uh—sudden. Bring on another volume!
— Lee K. Abbott
Charles Baxter's liberating introduction alone is worth the price of admission. These tales can make you laugh, cry, and even feel exalted in the space of ten minutes.
— Rick DeMarinis
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393306132, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 1989
About the Author
James Thomas has received a Stegner Fellowship, a Michener Fellowship, and two NEA grants. He lives in Xenia, Ohio.