Here’s a great post from The Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. It compiles a long list of upcoming fiction from America’s finest authors, and Jim’s upcoming collection is profiled:
You Think That’s Bad: Stories by Jim Shepard: You Think That’s Bad will be Shepard’s fourth collection of short stories, and from the Knopf catalogue description, it sounds like it won’t disappoint; there’s a story about a farm boy who “becomes the manservant of a French nobleman who’s as proud of having served with Joan of Arc as he’s aroused by slaughtering children”–need we say more? Shepard’s previous collection, Like You’d Understand, Anyway, was nominated for the National Book Award.
The whole post is worth reading here.