Edith Pearlman received the 2011 PEN/Malamud award for short fiction, honoring her four collections of short stories: Vaquite, Love Among the Greats, How to Fall, and Binocular Vision, published by Lookout Books, received the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award. It was a finalist for other prizes: the National Book Award, the Story Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Award. This is her fourth appearance in Ecotone.
- The Ministry of Restraint
From that moment of death averted, of survival insured, Alain and the woman had been twisted together like cars in the wreck that hadn’t happened.
- Borrowing Life: Berry Morgan’s “The Hill”
An introduction to Berry Morgan's "The Hill"
They craved her company. They wanted to hear the tales that Val had concocted with them when they were younger. Case Histories of Ethical Dilemmas, Val called her stories.
- What the Ax Forgets the Tree Remembers
The slide show—the Follies, the doctor would later name it—featured terrified twelve-year-olds in a hut. Behind the children was a shelf of handmade dolls.