The Decameron project : 29 new stories from the pandemic

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Fiction FIC Dec
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Fiction
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CLP - Beechview Fiction FICTION Decameron
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Fiction
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CLP - Homewood Fiction Collection FICTION Decameron
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Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Decameron
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Short Stories FICTION Decameron
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Collection  First Floor - Short Stories
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Northland Public Library Fiction FIC DECAMERON
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Scott Township Library Fiction FIC DECAME
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Collection  Fiction
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 808.83 DEC 2020
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Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  808.83 DEC 2020
South Park Library Fiction F ANTHOL DECAMERO
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Collection  Fiction
A stunning collection of short stories originally commissioned by The New York Times Magazine as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, from twenty-nine authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge Danticat, this year's National Book Award winner Charles Yu, and more.

When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.

In 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote The Decameron : one hundred nested tales told by a group of young men and women passing the time at a villa outside Florence while waiting out the gruesome Black Death, a plague that killed more than 25 million people. Some of the stories are silly, some are bawdy, some are like fables.

In March 2020, the editors of The New York Times Magazine created The Decameron Project , an anthology with a simple, time-spanning goal: to gather a collection of stories written as our current pandemic first swept the globe. How might new fiction from some of the finest writers working today help us memorialize and understand the unimaginable? And what could be learned about how this crisis will affect the art of fiction?

These twenty-nine new stories, from authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge Danticat, Charles Yu, Rachel Kusher, Colm Toibin, and David Mitchell vary widely in texture and tone. Their work will be remembered as a historical tribute to a time and place unlike any other in our lifetimes, and will offer perspective and solace to the reader now and in a future where COVID-19 is, hopefully, just a memory.

Table of Contents:
"Preface" by Caitlin Roper
"Introduction" by Rivka Galchen
"Recognition" by Victor LaValle
"A Blue Sky Like This" by Mona Awad
"The Walk" by Kamila Shamsie
"Tales from the LA River" by Colm Tóibín
"Clinical Notes" by Liz Moore
"The Team" by Tommy Orange
"The Rock" by Leila Slimani
"Impatient Griselda" by Margaret Atwood
"Under the Magnolia" by Yiyun Li
"Outside" by Etgar Keret
"Keepsakes" by Andrew O'Hagan
"The Girl with the Big Red Suitcase" by Rachel Kushner
"The Morningside" by Téa Obreht
"Screen Time" by Alejandro Zambra
"How We Used to Play" by Dinaw Mengestu
"Line 19 Woodstock/Glisan" by Karen Russell
"If Wishes Was Horses" by David Mitchell
"Systems" by Charles Yu
"The Perfect Travel Buddy" by Paolo Giordano
"An Obliging Robber" by Mia Couto
"Sleep" by Uzodinma Iweala
"Prudent Girls" by Rivers Solomon
"That Time at My Brother's Wedding" by Laila Lalami
"A Time of Death, The Death of Time" by Julián Fuks
"The Cellar" by Dina Nayeri
"Origin Story" by Matthew Baker
"To the Wall" by Esi Edugyan
"Barcelona: Open City" by John Wray
"One Thing" by Edwidge Danticat
Preface / Caitlin Roper
Introduction / Rivka Galchen
Recognition / Victor LaValle
A blue sky like this / Mona Awad
The walk / Kamila Shamsie
Tales from the LA. River / Colm Toibin
Clinical notes / Liz Moore
The team / Tommy Orange
The rock / Leila Slimani
Impatient Griselda / Margaret Atwood
Under the magnolia / Yiyun Li
Outside / Edgar Keret
Keepsakes / Andrew O'Hagan
The girl with the big red suitcase / Rachel Kushner
The morningside / Tea Obreht
Screen time / Alejandro Zambra
How we used to play / Dinaw Mengestu
Line 19 Woodstock/Glisan / Karen Russell
If wishes was horses / David Mitchell
Systems / Charles Yu
The perfect travel buddy / Paolo Giordano
An obliging robber / Mia Couto
Sleep / Uzodinma Iweala
The cellar / Dina Nayeri
That time at my brother's wedding / Laila Lalami
A time of death, the death of time / Julian Fuks
Prudent girls / Rivers Solomon
Origin story / Matthew Baker
To the wall / Esi Edugyan
Barcelona: open city / John Wray
One thing / Edwidge Danticat.

Additional Information
Subjects COVID-19 (Disease) -- Fiction.
Short stories, American.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Scribner,2020
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Other Titles New York times.
Contributors Hollington, Sophy, illustrator.
Language English
Description xvii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781982170790
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