Alcoholism

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Inverted Metrics of Value: Leslie Jamison Interviewed by Julia Bosson
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The author on pushing back against the overly simplistic narrative of addiction. 

Ozark Millennials by Michelle Hogmire
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Disaffected drifting in Erika Carter’s Lucky You

Ottessa Moshfegh by Lorin Stein
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Voice, vulnerability, and putting the intellect to bed.

Hans Fallada’s The Drinker by Nick Stillman
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Originally published posthumously and recently reprinted by Melville House, The Drinker is Hans Fallada’s brutal account of provincial German shopkeeper Erwin Sommer’s loss of a business client, refusal to admit this to his wife, lightning-fast descent into sordid alcoholism, and incarceration in prison and an insane asylum.

Three Stories by Joe Andoe
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Padgett Powell by V. Hunt
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Padgett Powell is one of the funniest men alive. If he weren’t such a great writer—EdistoEdisto Revisited—he could always be a comedian. V. Hunt tracks the laughs.

The Four Horsemen of Avenue B by Ed Vega

If you ever saw them together, which people in Alphabet City could not help doing since the four spent every waking hour and some sleeping ones in each other’s company, you would come to the incontrovertible conclusion that in their case civilization had gone astray in its socialization process and having deviated so drastically perhaps stopped by the side of the road to make amends and give them, as would a benevolent welfare system, rudimentary instructions on behavior among members of the human race. 

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