Wednesday, May 17, 2006

David MEANS ... The Secret Goldfish (2004)

AN EXCEPTIONAL WRITER of short stories, David Means writes depressing slices and slivers of life that are penetrating and “achingly intelligent,” written in a spare, elegiac tone.

MEANS David [1962-] Short-story writer. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S. Stories The Secret Goldfish (2004: shortlisted for the 2005 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize); Assorted Fire Events (2000: winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction; a finalist for the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction); A Quick Kiss of Redemption and Other Stories (1991)

The Secret Goldfish (2004)
Assorted Fire Events (2000)


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