New Micro (Paperback)

Exceptionally Short Fiction

By James Thomas (Editor), Robert Scotellaro (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393354706, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

List Price: 15.95*
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All of the stories in this book are exceptionally short, revealing themselves in no more than 300 words. With a foreword by Robert Shapard and an afterword by Christopher Merrill, this book brings you fresh approaches to an exacting form that demands precision, a species of brevity that is surprisingly expansive. Writers say the pieces are hard to compose, but readers say they are easy to appreciate, a pleasure to envision, a wonder to watch life spun out and painted in small places. Real and surreal, lyrical and prosaic, here are 135 stories by 89 authors, certain to make you think.