Edited by Dave Eggers.
Enclosed are eight individual books, fully illustrated, which resurrect and reinvent the art of the fable-simple, surprising, and morally direct. More or less.
Poor Little Egg-Boy Hatched in a Shul - NATHAN ENGLANDER
The Book and the Girl - Brain Evenson
The Guy Who Kept Meeting Herself - RYAN BOUNDINOT
LaKeisha and the Dirty Girl - TAYARI JONES
The Thousands - DANIEL ALARCON
Two Free Man - SHEILA NETI
The Box - SARAH MANGUSO
Virgil Walker - ARTHUR BRADFORD
In eight illustrated books, elegantly held together in a single beribboned case, McSweeney's 28 explores the state of the fable—those astute and irreducible allegories one doesn't see so much anymore in our strange new age, when everyone is wild for the latest parable or apologue but can't find time for anything else. Featuring fable-length work by Daniel Alarcón, Sheila Heti, and Nathan Englander, and different illustrators for each piece, McSweeney's 28 promises to offer many nights' worth of fine reading.