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Into the Widening World
International Coming-of-Age Stories
John Loughery (Editor)

The twenty-six short stories gathered here come from twenty-two countries and are written by recognized masters as well as by new, emerging writers. They represent the richness of world literature and, at the same time, offer unusual insight into a changing world.
The stories in this collection draw us in by their powerful images of a special time of life, images culled not only from our own backyard but from the many yards across the globe and brought to life by some of the world’s greatest authors.

Contributions by Nissim Aloni, Peter Carey, Michelle Cliff, Margaret Drabble, Jorge Edwards, Margareta Ekström, Nadime Gordimer, Ha Jin, Charles Johnson, Thomas King, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Mario Vargas Llosa, Naguib Mahfouz, Gabriel García Márquez, John McGahern, Yukio Mishima, Rohinton Mistry, Bharati Mukherjee, Charles Mungoshi, Alice Munro, V.S. Naipaul, Ben Okri, Mercè Rodoreda, Tatyana Tolstaya, Zoe Wicomb, and B. Wongar.

John Loughery is the author of the Pulitzer Prize Finalist John Sloane: Painter and Rebel, and the editor of First Sightings and The Eloquent Essay.

Format / $15.95 (Can $20.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-204-7 / 268 pages / Anthology