The Best Peace Fiction: A Social Justice Anthology (Paperback)

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The Best Peace Fiction: A Social Justice Anthology (Paperback)

By Robert Olen Butler (Editor), Phong Nguyen (Editor)

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In the first anthology of its kind, Robert Olen Butler and Phong Nguyen assemble an astounding collection of stories that cause readers to contemplate war, peace, and social justice in a new light. The fourteen stories featured in this volume explore the varied and often unexpected outcomes of violence. The authors explore the tragedies that occur closer to home--not on military battlefields but rather in places that are never meant to be battlefields, like schools and churches. The fiction reveals the violence that renders our most sacred and seemingly safest of places vulnerable.

Not a utopian project, this book asks whether literature has a role in furthering the ongoing pursuit of peace and justice for all. While exploring tragedy, these stories also offer hope for healing, illuminating how people can move forward from the moments when their lives change and how they can regain and reshape safe spaces to find solace.

Product Details ISBN: 9780826363039
ISBN-10: 0826363032
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English