Top Five Short Story Collections To Read During National Short Story Month

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By Manuel Gonzales
Riverhead

In his debut collection, a hijacked plane circles Dallas for 20 years. There are unicorns, werewolves, fighting robots. He makes the extraordinary ordinary, and his playfulness is infectious. Gonzales is at his best in his flash pieces — like “Cash to a Killing” — three-to-five-pagers that explode like gunfire.