Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction
Edited by Richard Canning
Carroll & Graf. 368 pages, $15.95 (paper)
SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGIES are always a mixed bag, but they do serve the purpose of providing new short works by favorite authors, and/or exposing readers to new writers that engage them, and prompt further pursuit of their work. While the editor of such a collection has the unenviable task of trying to appeal to all tastes, most readers undoubtedly will go right to the entries that look most stimulating or satisfying, skipping over others.