Fiction for Driving Across America: Patriots by Patrick Dacey

Part of the Fiction for Driving series.

BOMB 104 Summer 2008
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In the second installment in BOMB’s Fiction for Driving Across America series, Patrick Dacey reads his short story “Patriots,” published in BOMB 104’s literary supplement, First Proof.

Recorded at WOMR in Provincetown, MA

Patriots by Patrick Dacey
Patriots by Patrick Dacey

Right around the time the war on terror began, I thought, Does Donna really need so many friggin’ flags? 

Danielle Evans by Jamel Brinkley
Portrait of author Danielle Evans. The photograph is tinted pink.

In Evans’s first interview before the release of her new and unintentionally prescient collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, she discusses humor, power, and replicas of the Titanic.

The Babysitter at Rest by Jen George

Winner of BOMB’s 2015 Fiction Contest, selected by Sheila Heti

Originally published in

BOMB 104, Summer 2008

Featuring interviews with Meg Stuart, Karen Kelley and Barbara Schroder, Kalup Linzy, Peter Saul, Mike Davis, Boredoms, Will Eno, and James Timberlake.

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