A Stranger Among Us (Paperback)

Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection

By Stacy Bierlein (Editor), Aimee Liu (Foreword by)

OV Books, 9780976717737, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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Thirty acclaimed writers of international fiction explore the stranger in tales of cultural clashes and bonds. These stories of disparate experience travel beyond politics and multicultural manners to become an essential discussion of otherness.

Contributors include Nathan Englander, Laila Lalami, Ana Menendez, Josip Novakovich, Wanda Coleman, Tony d'Souza, Samrat Upadhyay, Mary Yukari Waters, Luis Alfaro, and Amanda Eyre Ward, as well as other accomplished writers from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, some published for the first time in the United States.

Praise For A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection

"With an eye to short stories stemming from diverse cultures and exploring the state of outsiderness, editor Bierlein has selected 30 vibrant, unpredictable, and magnetic works that together span the spectrum from funny to tragic, earthy to rarefied."--Booklist

“This anthology of international fiction explodes with unexpected combinations of place, ethnicity, and nationality.”--Utne Reader

"Engaging, moving, and well-written."--Library Journal