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Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land

Editor: Wesley Brown, Amy Ling
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Publisher: , 2003.
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Only listed on this site because it contains a short story by Kim Yong-ik entitled They Won’t Crack it Open, highly rated by Charles over at KTLit.com.

Amazon has the following blurb about the collection:

The acclaimed multicultural fiction anthology, updated to include recent writers.

Thirty-seven short stories from 1900 to the present, written by some of our best authors―African, Asian, European, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native American―follow the waves of immigration into and migration within the United States. These stories are unique in time and circumstance, yet they address a common dilemma: how to reconcile America’s mythologized “promise” with its more complex reality. New to the collection are Sherman Alexie, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Chitra Divakaruni, Jewelle Gomez, Thomas King, Bruce Morrow, Agnes Rossi, and David Wong Louie. They join Toni Cade Bambara, Richard Bausch, Marita Bonner, Nash Candelaria, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Mei Mei Evans, Oscar Hijuelos, Gish Jen, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Kim Yong Ik, Monfoon Leong, Bernard Malamud, Paule Marshall, Nicholasa Mohr, Toshio Mori, Bharati Mukherjee, Mikhail Naimy, Tahira Naqvi, Gregory Orfalea, Grace Paley, Jeanne Schinto, Leslie Marmon Silko, Michael Stephens, Sui Sin Far, Alice Walker, and Hisaye Yamamoto―making this, once again, the most authoritative and useful multicultural collection available.

Read a review by Charles Montgomery here. Entry on Goodreads.com here.