Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ten of the best interlinked short story collections

Michael Knight's new story collection is Eveningland. One title on his list of the ten best interlinked short story collections, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
Drown by Junot Diaz

I’m not sure this one was billed as a “linked” collection, but it’s here, in several stories, that we first meet Yunior and his family, characters Diaz has returned to with such brilliance in subsequent work. Yunior or not, these stories are bound together by community, swinging from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the Dominican neighborhoods of urban New Jersey. Trademark Diaz bare-knuckled candor and face-melting heat in the prose. Notable Story: “Fiesta, 1980.”
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue