Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Fiction

Of This New World

Mar, 20 2017 | no responses

Many of the stories involve disillusionment and self-discovery of the type we often find in literary fiction, but there’s a more specific theme that comes up again and again: negligent parenting.

Before the Feast

Mar, 06 2017 | no responses

From the opening lines of Saša Stanišić’s Before the Feast, the reader sits as if at the feet of the novel’s storytelling narrator, the first person plural collective voice of a village.

A Garden Fed by Lightning

Feb, 20 2017 | no responses

Infused with an element of the fantastical, many of the stories, initially appearing straightforward and grounded in reality, veer off into unexpected, outlandish territory, and, more often than not, characters are not what they seem.

The Rope Swing

Feb, 13 2017 | no responses

Nowhere is the tension between the “gift” and “test” of West Virginia more deftly drawn than Corcoran’s exploration of the lives of gay characters.

Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

Feb, 06 2017 | no responses

Jarrar’s characters are Muslims, mainly women, usually not living their lives in lockstep with the Quran, but feeling grounded in their religion and culture and home nonetheless.

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