Less Shiny

Less Shiny A collection of short short stories from the author of Big World short flight long drive books Mary Miller s stories have appeared in the Oxford American New Stories from the South Mississ

  • Title: Less Shiny
  • Author: MaryMiller
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 497
  • Format: chapbook
  • A collection of short short stories from the author of Big World short flight long drive books 2009 Mary Miller s stories have appeared in the Oxford American, New Stories from the South 2008, Mississippi Review, Black Clock, Quick Fiction, Barrelhouse, Hobart, and elsewhere.5 x 7.5Saddlestitched36 pgFirst Printing November 2008, 75 numbered copiesSecond Printing FebrA collection of short short stories from the author of Big World short flight long drive books 2009 Mary Miller s stories have appeared in the Oxford American, New Stories from the South 2008, Mississippi Review, Black Clock, Quick Fiction, Barrelhouse, Hobart, and elsewhere.5 x 7.5Saddlestitched36 pgFirst Printing November 2008, 75 numbered copiesSecond Printing February 2010

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      MaryMiller

    About Author

    1. Big World, The Last Days of California, Always Happy HourStories in McSweeney s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, New Stories from the South, Oxford American, Mid American Review, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, and Mississippi Review Nonfiction in the NYTBR, American Book Review, The Rumpus, and The Writer.

    One thought on “Less Shiny

    1. Mary Miller should be our president The country would be a somber, but determined and hopeful place with beauty lurking in the shadows.


    2. Mary Miller s stories are short and satisfying There s a What, already moment after finishing each and a Nope Yup That s right realization that follows shortly after They re vulnerable, but it s a responsible vulnerability The kind that invites you in only so far before pulling its dog away Beautifully crafted and nothing if not concise, they re well suited to a chapbook format A great introduction, and I seriously look forward to picking up her larger collection soon.


    3. Mary Miller is a genius and these stories are pure gold Loved seeing them put together here in chapbook form Can t wait to get my hands on her full length short story collection.


    4. Fantastic from the first story to the last, the final story being my favorite Mary Miller is brilliant.


    5. The stories in Mary Miller s Less Shiny remind me how I want to write They do what a good short story should do capture a chunk of time But they do it in a way that is not systematic or contrived To me, not all moments have a definable beginning and end there should be a different way to describe them Mary Miller s stories make me think that she s hyperaware of a moment s third dimension or something.


    6. Miller s voice is unique, which makes Less Shiny a fun chapbook to read Most of the plots weren t compelling enough for my tastes, and only some of the characters and narrators are likeable, but this does gear me up for Big World.


    7. There s something really great and precise about Mary Miller s work Maybe it s the fact that most of her characters seem a little troubled or fucked up I feel lucky to have one of these as it s a limited run Still, everyone should seek out her book from Hobart.


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