Kirkus Reviews

Best Short Fiction of 2017


THE VANISHING PRINCESS by Jenny Diski
Ecco/HarperCollins / Dec. 5th, 2017 / 978-0-06-268571-1
WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY by
Riverhead / April 4th, 2017 / 978-0-7352-1102-5
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
Graywolf / Oct. 3rd, 2017 / 978-1-55597-788-7
CATAPULT by Emily Fridlund
Sarabande / Oct. 10th, 2017 / 978-1-946448-05-7
THE TEETH OF THE COMB & OTHER STORIES by Osama Alomar ; translated by C.J. Collins
New Directions / April 25th, 2017 / 978-0-8112-2607-3
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Oct. 3rd, 2017 / 978-0-374-20306-1
THE VENERATION OF MONSTERS by Suzanne Burns
Dzanc / July 11th, 2017 / 978-1-941088-76-0
THE DARK DARK by Samantha Hunt
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / July 18th, 2017 / 978-0-374-28213-4
FIVE-CARAT SOUL by James McBride
Riverhead / Sept. 26th, 2017 / 978-0-7352-1669-3
THE REFUGEES by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Grove / Feb. 7th, 2017 / 978-0-8021-2639-9
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE by Elizabeth Strout
Random House / April 25th, 2017 / 978-0-8129-8940-3
WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE by
Graywolf / March 21st, 2017 / 978-1-55597-768-9
TEMPORARY PEOPLE by Deepak Unnikrishnan
Restless Books / March 14th, 2017 / 978-1-63206-142-3