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Continuing its tradition of offering the most stimulating and eclectic collection of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, The Beacon Best returns this year with the acclaimed writer Junot Díaz as guest editor. The 2001 edition features not only celebrated wordsmiths like Ha Jin, Louise Erdrich, Francisco Goldman, Chang-rae Lee, and Zadie Smith, but also emerging ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published October 6th 2001 by Beacon Press
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The saturday morning car wash made me laugh out loud. The car look like "king kong wiped his ass with a pepsi can".
I also loved the Dagoberto Gilb story and the paper flowers piece also.
Sidik Fofana
(six word review #10) "The Saturday Morning Car Wash Club"!
Ana
Junot Diaz edited this anthology, and because I think he is one of the best writers around I trust his opinion. He didn't disappoint.

I enjoyed many of the stories, poems, and essays in the anthology. It exposed me to many authors that I've never heard of such as Ha Jin, Nega Mezlekia, and Elissa Ward and many more. As well as works by authors I have read before like Zadie Smith and Lucille Clifton.

From war, poverty, immigration, medicine, stripping, family, relationships, and childhood nostalg
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Rianna Jade
I didn't enjoy a few of stories/poems but Edwidge Danticat and Danzy Senna stole the show.
Alison
Some fantastic short stories here from authors you would have a hard time finding anywhere else.
Chanti
Generally enjoyable. The Revelation Museum (Pedro Ponce), Mexico DF (Francisco Goldman), Notes from the Catwalk (Elissa Wald), and Revival Road (Louise Erdrich) were my favorites.
Alicia
another tarra lend. started me off on the short story kick of 2006, and lead me straight into junot diaz' own stories.
Evelyn
hit and miss...some short stories are compelling...others are not. then...there are poems. oi.
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Díaz is creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fictio
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