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Virgin Fiction (1998) [Anthology]
by Amy Boaz Tony Carbone Robert A. Cucinotta Todd Dorman Erin Garrett-Metz Amy Gebler Myla Goldberg Shamira Gratch Lee Harrington Timothy Hazen Kathleen Holt Tamar Love Michael Nigro Ed Park Alexander Ralph David Rowell Rebekah Rutkoff Courtney Saunders Jeff St. John Paula R. Whyman Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Salon magazine went on-line with our first annual Virgin Fiction contest announcement, hundreds upon hundreds of entries pured into our offices. The rules: Entrants must be under thirty-five and previously unpublished. Now, the results are in- from Iowa to Brooklyn to Texas and back again- a chorus of new voices collected in an unprecedented edition that will become a touchstone for struggling writers everywhere.

A thirteen year old boy discovers the curelty of adolescent sexuality; a woman watches her usually perfect sister change as her wedding day approaches; a young girl in rural Thailand is sold into prostitution to feed her mother and brothers; a writer queries the translater of his novel, who has transformed his book into something utterly unrecognizable; a young man prone to acts of petty violence struggles to understand his family, which has been torn apart by a car accident years before. From urban anxiety to suburban ennui and rural restlessness, the stories in Virgin Fiction evoke a remarkable range of emotional landscapes in prose that is sometimes witty, often piercing, and, in every moment, utterly original.


  • Trout Lake by Alexander Ralph
  • c-clamp by Amy Gebler
  • The Middle Way by Paula Whyman
  • A Note to My Translator by Ed Park
  • Wasn't That It by Todd Dorman
  • A Fishy Tale by Lee Harrington
  • Memory of a Dog by Michael Nigro
  • Waiting for John Cheever by Amy Boaz
  • Untitled by Rebekah Rutkoff
  • Collecting the Dead by Kathleen Holt
  • Pillow Cases by David Rowell
  • Second Skin by Shamira Gratch
  • Pussy basketball by Timothy Hazen
  • Buying Beer by Erin Garrett-Metz
  • Wes Looks Like Paul Newman and I Don't by Courtney Saunders
  • the end of the beltline by Tony Carbone
  • Comprehension Test by Myla Goldberg
  • Given the Scalpe, They Dissect a Kiss by Robert A. Cucinotta
  • The Comfort of Paper Trees by Tamar Love
  • Aubergine by Jeff St. John

Original title: Virgin Fiction
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Virgin Fiction (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Eugene Stein
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Virgin Fiction (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Riverhead
ISBN: 0688160816
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Pages: 416

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