Hometown and host to talents as diverse as Richard Wright, David Mamet, Maya Angelou, Saul Bellow, and Mike Royko, Chicago boasts a rich tradition of writers who have helped shape our sense of the city even as the city informs their best work. It's "a writer's town . . . a fighter's town," according to Nelson Algren, and this anthology proves it. With a striking new cover, "Chicago Stories" collects the most evocative writing on the city, its gritty realism, and indomitable spirit.Chicago Stories: Tales of the City, was published 2003 under ISBN 9780811839747 and ISBN 0811839745.