The case for short stories – Minnesota Public Radio

“Kathryn Harper already had a book in mind to recommend to me when I called — and then, she picked up Achy Obejas’ The Tower of the Antilles.

She tore through it in two days, and changed her mind: She had to recommend Obejas’ new short story collection instead.


‘They’re only 30 pages. How can you not be satisfied with this one perfect, delicious thing? Then, not only is it one, but you get ten. Ten different, interesting pieces that you put together,’ Harper said.

With Obejas, ‘every little story, even though they’re short, [makes] you feel immediately immersed in whatever world she’s creating for you. It’s like 10 teeny-tiny novels.'”

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