It Occurs To Me That I Am America: New Stories And Art

It Occurs To Me That I Am America: New Stories And Art

Synopsis

A provocative, unprecedented anthology featuring original short stories on what it means to be an American from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen: “This chorus of brilliant voices articulating the shape and texture of contemporary America makes for necessary reading” (Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies).

When Donald Trump claimed victory in the November 2016 election, the US literary and art world erupted in indignation. Many of America’s preeminent writers and artists are stridently opposed to the administration’s agenda and executive orders—and they’re not about to go gentle into that good night. In this “masterful literary achievement” (Kurt Eichenwald, author of Conspiracy of Fools), more than thirty of the most acclaimed writers at work today consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through fiction in an anthology that “promises to be both a powerful tool in the fight to uphold our values and a tribute to the remarkable voices behind it” (Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU).

With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and edited by bestselling author Jonathan Santlofer, this powerful anthology includes original, striking art from fourteen of the country’s most celebrated artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists, including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl.

Transcendent, urgent, and ultimately hopeful, It Occurs to Me That I Am America takes back the narrative of what it means to be an American in the 21st century.

Chapters

  • ItOccursToMe 01 Open
    Duration: 02min
  • ItOccursToMe 02 Foreword AuthorRead
    Duration: 07min
  • ItOccursToMe 03 Introduction AuthorRead
    Duration: 07min
  • ItOccursToMe 04 JuliaAlvarez SpeakSpeak
    Duration: 13min
  • ItOccursToMe 05 RussellBanks OhCanada
    Duration: 21min
  • ItOccursToMe 06 BlissBroyard TheParty
    Duration: 31min
  • ItOccursToMe 07 StephenLCarter Compline
    Duration: 01h15min
  • ItOccursToMe 08 LeeChild NewBlankDocument
    Duration: 16min
  • ItOccursToMe 09 MaryHigginsClark VeteransDay
    Duration: 05min
  • ItOccursToMe 10 MichaelCunningham Atonement
    Duration: 09min
  • ItOccursToMe 11 MarkDiIonno Intersections
    Duration: 37min
  • ItOccursToMe 12 AnnaDunn TheThirdTwin
    Duration: 21min
  • ItOccursToMe 13 LouiseErdrich BalancingActs
    Duration: 07min
  • ItOccursToMe 14 AngelaFlournoy TheMissAprilHouses
    Duration: 16min
  • ItOccursToMe 15 ElizabethFrank Fires
    Duration: 40min
  • ItOccursToMe 16 NeilGaiman HateForSale
    Duration: 02min
  • ItOccursToMe 17 PhilipGourevitch Unaccountable
    Duration: 18min
  • ItOccursToMe 18 JamesHannaham WhiteBaby
    Duration: 07min
  • ItOccursToMe 19 AliceHoffman InTheTrees
    Duration: 10min
  • ItOccursToMe 20 SusanIsaacs GettingSomewhere
    Duration: 31min
  • ItOccursToMe 21 GishJen MrCrimeAndPunishmentAndWarAndPeace
    Duration: 21min
  • ItOccursToMe 22 HaJin FinallyIAmAmericanAtHeart
    Duration: 16min
  • ItOccursToMe 23 LilyKing ArlingtonStreet
    Duration: 16min
  • ItOccursToMe 24 SheilaKohler TheHarlotAndTheMurderer
    Duration: 35min
  • ItOccursToMe 25 ElinorLipman PeopleArePeople
    Duration: 09min
  • ItOccursToMe 26 JoyceMaynard TheTroutFisherman
    Duration: 08min
  • ItOccursToMe 27 SusanMinot Listen
    Duration: 08min
  • ItOccursToMe 28 WalterMosley BetweenStorms
    Duration: 32min
  • ItOccursToMe 29 JoyceCarolOates GoodNews
    Duration: 37min
  • ItOccursToMe 30 SarahPeretsky SafetyFirst
    Duration: 36min
  • ItOccursToMe 31 TomPiazza Bystanders
    Duration: 20min
  • ItOccursToMe 32 HeidiPitlar LuckyGirl
    Duration: 32min
  • ItOccursToMe 33 SJRozan IfTheyComeInTheMorning
    Duration: 22min
  • ItOccursToMe 34 RichardRusso TopStep
    Duration: 13min
  • ItOccursToMe 35 JonathanSantlofer Hope
    Duration: 16min
  • ItOccursToMe 36 ElizabethStrout TheWalk
    Duration: 17min
  • ItOccursToMe 37 PaulTheroux StopAndShop
    Duration: 34min
  • ItOccursToMe 38 JustinTorres TheWayWeReadNow
    Duration: 12min
  • ItOccursToMe 39 AliceWalker DontDespair
    Duration: 05min
  • ItOccursToMe 40 EdmundWhite LearningAmericanValues
    Duration: 16min
  • ItOccursToMe 41 ACLULetter
    Duration: 03min
  • ItOccursToMe 42 Credits
    Duration: 03min

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