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All Over, by Roy Kesey

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All Over, by Roy Kesey


All Over, by Roy Kesey

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The debut story collection from Kesey includes nineteen stories previously published in literary journals such as Ninth Letter, McSweeney’s, and The Kenyon Review. The story “Wait” was included in the Best American Short Stories 2007.


“[All Over] constantly demands attention and admiration. Line by line, this book ranks among the best post-postmodern fiction that I’ve read in years.”   —The Believer

“Here, Kesey walks the line between realism and allegory, offering situations we recognize, then turning them until we’re not sure what we’re seeing anymore. It’s a vivid effect that . . . gives All Over a sneaky power to make us think again about a world in which anything can happen, and often does.”  —The Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A near-direct descendant of Samuel Beckett.”  —Time Out Chicago


Roy Kesey’s latest book is a short story collection called Any Deadly Thing, published by Dzanc Books in 2013. His other books include a novel called Pacazo (the January 2011 selection for the Rumpus Book Club, and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award), a collection of short stories called All Over (a finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, and one of The L Magazine’s Best Books of the Decade), a novella called Nothing in the World (winner of the Bullfight Media Little Book Award), and two historical guidebooks. His short stories, essays, translations, and poems have appeared in more than a hundred magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology, and New Sudden Fiction. He has won two Pushcart Prize special mentions, the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in fiction, and a 2010 prose fellowship from the NEA. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife and children.