The Post Road Anthology

NO NEAR EXIT: WRITERS SELECT THEIR FAVORITE WORK FROM POST ROAD MAGAZINE

Bonus Selections

These pieces were recommended as highly as those in the print anthology No Near Exit, published by Dzanc Books.

Introduction

Table of Contents from the Anthology

Fiction  – Becky by Courtney Eldridge, from Post Road 2, selected by Rick Moody

Etcetera – The Strange, Entertaining, and Sometimes Behind-the-Scenes Story of Cleo Birdwell and Don DeLillo by Alan Smithee. from Post Road 2, selected by Molly Jong-Fast

Recommendation – On Bruno Schulz and Bohumil Hrabal by Myla Goldberg, from Post Road 3, selected by Nelly Reifler

Recommendation – A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean by Nicholas Dawidoff, from Post Road 4, selected by Anthony Swofford

Fiction – Paternity Within the Limits of Reason by Diana George, from Post Road 4, selected by Ben Marcus

Recommendation – Blood by Patricia Traxler by Margot Livesey, from Post Road 4, selected by Amy Scheibe

Etcetera – Essay: Listerine: The Life and Opinions of Laurence Sterne by John Wesley Harding, from Post Road 5, selected by Rebecca Donner

Recommendation – P.G. Wodehouse by A.E. Hotchner, from Post Road 6, selected by Jessica Shattuck

Fiction – What God Sees by Scott D. Pomfret, from Post Road 6, selected by David Ebershoff

Fiction – Dream Children by Edith Pearlman, from Post Road 7, selected by Jennifer Haigh

Fiction – August by Holly LeCraw, from Post Road 8, selected by Tom Perrotta

Theatre – Drop It by Michael Collins, from Post Road 9, selected by Neil LaBute

Nonfiction – Relief: Afghanistan, 2001 by J. Malcolm Garcia, from Post Road 9, selected by Edward Hoagland

Fiction – Theater of the Cruel by Eugenio Volpe, from Post Road 9, selected by Adrienne Miller

Nonfiction – The Dogcatcher Hates Politics by Matt Roberts, from Post Road 10, selected by Pagan Kennedy

Fiction – Now It’s Clean by Nina de Gramont, from Post Road 10, selected by Brock Clarke

Recommendation – Trash Sex Magic by Jennifer Stevenson by Audrey Niffenegger, from Post Road 10, selected by Yael Goldstein Love

Etcetera – Report: Vegas Valley Book Festival by Tod Goldberg, from Post Road 12, selected by Jami Attenberg

Recommendation – Selected Letters of Dawn Powell 1913-1965, edited by Tim Page by Elissa Schappell, from Post Road 12, selected by Binnie Kirshenbaum

Etcetera – Tour Diary: The Diviners, North America, 2005 by Rick Moody, from Post Road 12, selected by Elizabeth Searle

Recommendation – On Haruki Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase, or How I Got ‘Sheeped’ by Peter Rock, from Post Road 13, selected by Fiona Maazel

Etcetera – First Publications, from Post Road 13, selected by Don Lee

Etcetera – Index:  Characters from The Stories of John Cheever, from Post Road 13, selected by Lewis Robinson

Etcetera – Anthology: The Blurbs of Thomas Pynchon, Compiled by Patrick Lane, from Post Road14, selected by Wesley Stace

Fiction – Victor by Michael Czyzniejewski, from Post Road 15, selected by Virgil Suarez

Etcetera – Note: Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell by Currer Bell, from Post Road 15, selected by Hannah Tinti