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By David Shields,Matthew Vollmer

Contemporary brief tales enacting giddy, witty revenge at the files that outline and dominate our lives.

In our bureaucratized tradition, we’re inundated by way of records: itineraries, guideline manuals, allow types, primers, letters of grievance, end-of-year stories, unintentionally forwarded e mail, site visitors updates, with no sign of ending. David Shields and Matthew Vollmer, either writers and professors, have accrued 40 brief fictions that they’ve came across to be heavily hilarious and irresistibly teachable (in either writing and literature courses): counterfeit texts that catch the hardly suppressed frustration and craving that percolate slightly below the skin of such a lot legit files. The cutting edge tales gathered in Fakes—including ones through Ron Carlson (a own ad), Amy Hempel (a grievance to the parking department), Rick Moody (Works Cited), and Lydia Davis (a letter to a funeral parlor)—trace the more and more blurry line among truth and fiction and exemplify an important shape for the twenty-first century.

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