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    In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors—including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child—with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

    When Donald Trump claimed victory last November, the US literary world erupted in indignation. Many of America’s leading writers and artists openly resist the current administration’s dogma and earliest policy moves, and they’re not about to go gently into that good night. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, more than thirty of the most acclaimed modern writers consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy—through fiction.

    Featuring artwork by some of today’s best known artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists—including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl—who cover political, social, and cultural issues, this anthology is a beautiful, enduring collection that will resonate with anyone concerned with the contest for our American soul.

    • 400 pages

    Reviews (2)
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    it's really excellent. the library at my university has a copy, and that's where I found it. (if you happen to be a teacher or librarian, I hope you'll get this book for your collection.)

    I've just finished crying about one of these short stories. If They Come in the Morning. I think everybody should read it. I think it is worth buying the whole book for.

    also it is empowering to remember that we are not alone, here. those of us who believe in justice and compassion.

    also, $20 for this is $10 cheaper than the typical selling price. sweet deal, I think.
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    I just received this book and I am very impressed with the writing by various authors as well as the artwork in it. I love it and will be buying more as gifts! Awesome book!!!!