One of the stories in Best of European Fiction 2011 has an ending that owes a lot to the ending of a story by a very well-known short fiction writer. Name this piece, and the story it pays tribute to. Chuck in the author names too, for bonus points.
If a hint would come in handy, dip into my earlier in-progress review/post about the book here.
The sender of the most amusing correct answer, as a comment to this blog, will receive a copy of the thunking great 400-plus page Best of European Fiction 2011, thanks to publishers Dalkey Archive, as part of the May is Short Story Month giveaway.
Entries close: 31 May 2011
Winner to be announced: 1 June