Management

Erin McGraw

Teenagers twine around each other and complain to me about the lame music. Do they think I can do anything about it?…

Fading

Petar Ramadanovic

You’ve been fading lately, my wife says. You used to have this presence and now, look at you. You are almost see-through.…

Scarred

Yasmine Beverly Rana

Characters LAUREL: an American war correspondent in her early-mid 60s AHMAD: a Pakistani-British writer and professor in his late 50s Place A hotel room at London Heathrow Airport’s Holiday Inn Time Early afternoon, the present The sound of airplanes taking…

The Body as a Cage: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

Benjamin Woodard

In his second novel, The Betrayers, David Bezmozgis has crafted an epic contained in a thimble: he has distilled forty years of political intrigue, disloyalty and confinement into a compact volume that aims to needle the concepts of birthright and personal integrity.…

Going Home

Chika Unigwe

Whenever Agu tried to remember the day they fled Jos, he remembered grief: a sadness that his dog could not come with them. He also remembered that they left in the thick of night. …

An Alphabet of Escapes

Jeff Oaks

If not for those abandonments, those plots behind lawns, at edges of railroad tracks, forgotten by farms, unassessed, wild-appled, where strange water ran or welled up or undermined.…

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