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Description - A Fictional History of the United States by Dennis T. Cooper

A host of talented fiction writers take upon themselves to vitalize American history. As political dishonesty infects the ongoing process of history's creation, a diverse group of America's best fiction writers take on the challenge of creating counter-narratives. From an eclectic and celebrated array of authors and cartoonists - from Amy Bloom to Darin Strauss, Ron Kovic to David Rees - come stories that sweep from 1424 (when the Chinese discovered America) to the new McCarthyism of a post 9/11 world. This daring anthology calls into question everything from the moon landing to the Lindbergh kidnapping, the integration of baseball to the invention of anti-depressants. Riveting, inventive, timely and politically crucial, this collection of original stories is in the best tradition of America's literary commitment to seek the truth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933354026
ISBN-10: 193335402X
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 133mm x 26mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dennis T. Cooper

T. Cooper's debut novel Some of the Parts (Akashic, available from Turnaround) was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her second novel Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes, is forthcoming from Penguin/Plume. Adam Mansbach is the author of two novels: Angry Black White Boy (Crown, 2005) and Shackling Water (Doubleday).