McSweeney's Issue 64 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): The Audio Issue

Category: Book
By (author): Boyle, Claire
By (author): Eggers, Dave
By (author): Reynolds, Jason
Series: Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern
Subject:  FICTION / General
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-other
Pages: 200
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Combining art, fiction, audio, and a slew of unclassifiable print objects in a custom box, McSweeney's 64 is a riotous exploration of audiovisual storytelling, coproduced with Radiotopia from PRX (home to genius, independent audio creators including Song Exploder, Criminal, Ear Hustle, and more). Each piece in the issue establishes its own relationship between audio and print-the contributor's unique experiment in weaving the mediums.

Included are Rion Amilcar Scott with a short fiction piece featuring two alternative audio endings; Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Kate Soper with a transhumanist, interactive software upload; DeafBlind poet John Lee Clark on the limits of accessibility; Claudia Dey, Jason Reynolds, Renee Gladman, Sharon Mashihi, and more taking us on audio tours of our own homes; Aliya Pabani with a radio drama whose plot is complicated by a 24" x 30" illustrated poster; Ian Chillag with an absurdist, interactive phone tree; James T. Green, Catherine Lacey, and This American Life's Sean Cole with voicemail dispatches to the editor; National Book Award-finalist Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Aimee Bender, and Kelli Jo Ford with short stories that braid in audio; and so much more.

Biographical NoteAbout McSweeney's Quarterly:

Ever changing, each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned (there have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head), but always brings you the very best in new literary fiction.

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