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Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories


Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories (Press 53, 2013) includes 11 stories from my previous books and 6 new stories. The book is available for order at https://www.press53.com/short-fiction/glossolalia-by-david-jauss

Here are some reviews and advance praise for the book:

"If I were in charge of the seating arrangements, I'd reserve a place for David Jauss in the very first row of contemporary American fiction writers. Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories is why. Each of the stories within delivers stunning revelations of deep human truths, and each hitches Jauss's formidable storytelling powers to his very good heart. I'm in awe of this collection." —WALLY LAMB, author of We Are Water and She's Come Undone

"These incredibly accomplished short stories are cause for celebration; whether the characters are male or female, young or old, from the majority or from the minority, David Jauss renders them with the compassionate mastery of a true and humble artist. His prose is at once lean and generous, sensual and intelligent, edgy without being judgmental. Glossolalia is an absolute triumph of the short form by a master of it, and you will not read a better collection anywhere." —ANDRE DUBUS III, author of House of Sand and Fog and Townie: A Memoir

"For more than three decades David Jauss has been quietly crafting gems of literature. In this collection he demonstrates yet again the skill, insight, and artistry that have earned him a place among the very best American writers. His talent runs deep."
—CLINT MCCOWN, author of Haints and War Memorials

"I have long admired David Jauss’s fiction—the tough, yet gentle intelligence in it. But having these stories together in this beautiful selection is such a pleasure. I've been going through the book slowly, savoring each story; each comprises what Peter Taylor called 'an evening's entertainment.' Yes indeed. An evening’s superior entertainment." —RICHARD BAUSCH, author of The Stories of Richard Bausch and Before, During, After

"David Jauss's work was a huge influence on me as a young writer, and I'm grateful that his smart, wise, deeply heartfelt stories are being collected in this beautiful new edition."—DAN CHAON, author of Among the Missing and Stay Awake

"I have long been a great admirer of the work of David Jauss, though admire is too weak a word. More like a fanatical fan. His stories have been personal landmarks for as long as I have been writing ('Glossolalia' is itself worth the price of admission), but with this new book one can see the man and his work in all their literary glory. The new stories are stronger than ever, which is saying a lot, given the power of the early work, and the publication of this collection is an occasion for all readers to cheer." —BRET LOTT, author of Dead Low Tide and Jewel

"Glossolalia sparkles, providing readers the opportunity to engage with one of the unsung heroes of modern American short fiction. Jauss's stories are quietly haunting. This is the kind of work that sticks to the soul, waiting to be carried long into the night."--BENJAMIN WOODARD, Rain Taxi Review of Books

"David Jauss is a treasure who remains largely--and unjustly--undiscovered. . . . Glossolalia is a more than welcome overview of David Jauss's career to date as a short story writer, and every lover of the form would profit from reading and studying this book, yet what this writer deserves is not only a New and Selected, but, one hopes one day, a Collected."--PHILIP GRAHAM, Fiction Writers Review