"John Edgar Wideman’s decision to join the Lulu community has gotten quite a bit of attention. Stories have appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly and the Huffington Post. And all that coverage has generated quite a bit of interest in our new Lulu VIP Services program."
The award winning author of over twenty works of fiction and nonfiction is publishing a collection of
is a groundbreaking new collection of “microstories” from celebrated author John Edgar Wideman, previous winner of both the Rea and O. Henry awards saluting mastery of the short
story form. Here he has assembled a masterful collage that explodes our
assumptions about the genre. Wideman unveils an utterly original voice
and structure—hip-hop zen—where each story is a single breath, to be
caught, held, shared and savored. A relief worker’s Sudan bulletin, a
jogger’s bullet-dodging daydreams, your neighbor’s fears and fantasies,
an absent mother’s regrets— Wideman’s storytellers are eavesdroppers
and peeping Toms, diarists and haiku historians."