Featuring emerging and established writers (e.g. Azizat Danmole and Alice Walker, respectively), this anthology brings together 65 short stories–each under 1,000 words–that deal with adolescence and childhood. Given its thematic unity, the collection displays a staggering amount of invention and variety, though, at times, the reiteration of “coming-of-age” narratives in such close proximity risks deadening the effect.
The launch by Persea Books will happen on December 15, 2011.
Received my advance reading copy from the publisher (Persea Books).