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On the Rocks: The KGB Bar Fiction Anthology

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Many of today's most celebrated and up-and-coming writers have climbed the narrow staircase to the splintered podium at New York City's KGB Bar to share their work at the Sunday night fiction series. This funky East Village watering hole, once the expat meeting house of Ukrainian socialists, has grown over the last decade into one of the choicest venues for literary talent ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 9th 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2002)
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anique Halliday
A superior collection of stories by a range of writers that have all graced the space of the KGB Bar in New York's Lower East Side.

Some choice sentences from a few of my favorite stories:

"Maybe we should sleep on it," Erika Said.
"Yeah," Kretzy said. "Let's give it a rest."
(Gourevitch, "Mortality Check", p. 17)

"Even at our closest, in joy, we're never together. A conundrum stood between us: o, who holds the universe and all its emptiness within him, who despises intimacy, even in his cursive for
Good collection of offbeat writing
Michael Kudela
Good read for the most part.
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