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Pierre by Lee Relvas
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First I was Ren’s guest, a role that indicated only the short length of our acquaintance, rather than what it would become later: the strategic adherence to a balance of formality and intimacy designed to showcase only my most appealing qualities.

Pierre by Lee Relvas
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First I was Ren’s guest, a role that indicated only the short length of our acquaintance, rather than what it would become later: the strategic adherence to a balance of formality and intimacy designed to showcase only my most appealing qualities.

Abridged Abyss by Justin Taylor

David Berman committed suicide, and I’m like a blackbird that has flown into a bay window and awoken in a flower box, dizzy in gardenia shade, trying to get un-stunned and back on the wing before the neighborhood cats come round.

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Vi Khi Nao by Louis Elliott
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From personal ads compiled as narrative to a frame-by-frame retelling of a short film on grazing sheep, Nao’s poems and stories are acrobatic experiments in form.

Ice by Jenny Wu

Of all my clients, I liked Wen Changbao because he never touched me. I just listened to him. For a while I thought of myself as his dog, simply because he was my first friend.

Freefall by Amelia Gray

When she was twenty, the woman didn’t think much about skydiving at all. It was an exotic concept and felt far from her life as it was, though on her walks to class she passed plenty of women her age wrapped in rigging, practicing their barrel rolls on the soccer field.

The Investigators by Deb Olin Unferth
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Think high-rises, gated communities, all the places that give you a twitch of existential dread. The Amazon shipping facilities, the dying superstores, the prisons and detention centers, the pig farms, all the boxes that hold products and people and animals, the LeCorbusian landscape one skirts over or through, avoids.


An excerpt from Unferths’s novel Barn 8 (Graywolf).

Weird Political Fiction: Charles Yu Interviewed by Gabe Hudson
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On writing a novel in screenplay format, the possibilities of humor, and the plurality of Asian American identity.

Never a Single Crossing: Paul Yoon Interviewed by Katy Simpson Smith
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On writing multiple timelines, teaching with love, and creating an epic in a minimalist way.

Bosun by Paul Yoon

During his twelve years in New York City, Bosun, who went by Bo, got into some bad business with an import-export company in Queens. It turned out the company was dealing in stolen goods, and Bo, who drove a truck for them, was eventually caught one winter on the bridge between Manhattan and New Jersey.

From Harbart by Nabarun Bhattacharya

“Let him sleep. He’ll be alright if he sleeps.”

The Dead by Ayşe Papatya Bucak
Rion Amilcar Scott by Lincoln Michel
The World Doesnt Require You Bomb Magazine

The World Doesn’t Require You, with its fabulist interrogations of American history, imagines a Maryland town founded by members of the only successful American slave revolt.

From Thirty Taken by Jesse Ball
Wioletta Greg’s Accommodations by Sean Gasper Bye
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A gritty portrait of city life in the Wild East.

Two Stories by Diane Williams

Did she have a deep cut?

Transmuting Delusion: Ryan Chapman Interviewed by John Wray
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The novelist on writing a hustler par excellence and showcasing the deprivations of the American prison system.

The Genuine Alacrity of Things by Evelyn Hampton

He knows where a man’s heart is on display…

Bernard: A Character Study by Peter Orner
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They found my mother’s first cousin frozen in a rented cabin up in New Hampshire, not far from where he’d gone to prep school. A smart kid, Bernard enrolled at Harvard on a math scholarship in the fall of 1973.

Where You Surprise Yourself: Peter Rock Interviewed by Leni Zumas
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“Some of the best nonfiction is now being written as fiction.” Peter Rock on his new novel, The Night Swimmers.

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