Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ten top short story collections

Carolyn Cooke's new story collection is Amor and Psycho. For Publishers Weekly, she named ten legendary collections, including:
Love is Power, Or Something Like That by A. Igoni Barrett

A brand-new collection by a brilliant young Nigerian-Jamaican writer--and the most exciting, scary collection I read last year. Barrett’s characters don’t usually think about colonialism or corruption--they can’t afford the luxury of despair. Whole lives contain less agonizing detail than one of these stories.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue