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THE ANARCHISTS’ CONVENTION AND OTHER STORIES

By John Sayles

Nation Books (2005, world English rights)

Paper • ISBN-13: 9781560256915 • US $15.95 • 8.3 in x 5.5 in • 313 pgs.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Before John Sayles was an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, he was a National Book Award-nominated writer of fiction. The Anarchists’ Convention is Sayles’s first, celebrated short story collection, and includes the widely anthologized, O. Henry award-winning “I-80 Nebraska.” Infused with humor and compassion, diverse in scene and character, each narrative captures the idioms and matter-of-fact strength of the homeless, restless, and eternally hopeful.

These American originals range from a kid on the road headed westward; a lonely woman temping in Boston; anthropologists in the field; bums on the beach; and speed-addled truckers gabbing over the CB radio — and of course the anarchists of the title, ancient septuagenarian political die-hards who find strength for a noble last stand.

PRAISE:

“Many writers can render credible characters in a credible world, but only a few can do so with a warmth and a humor that is as wise as it is true.”

Chicago Sun-Times

 

“[Sayles’s] ancestry is more like the reportorial vigor Jack London on one side and a little of the sweet impressionism of Stephen Crane on the other.”

The New York Times

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

John Sayles works as a fiction writer, screenwriter, actor and feature film director.  His novel Union Dues (1978) was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Critics’ Circle Award.  He has written over a hundred screenplays and was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.  He has directed 18 feature films, with another, I Passed This Way, currently in progress.  His films Matewan and Lone Star, as well as his previous novel A Moment in the Sun, are often used for instruction in History and American Studies courses.

OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:

A Moment in the Sun

Dillinger in Hollywood: New and Selected Short Stories

Los Gusanos: A Novel

Pride of the Bimbos

Silver City and Other Screenplays

Union Dues

RIGHTS INFORMATION:

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HebrewThe Deborah Harris Agency
ItalianThe Nabu International Literary Agency
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