portrait of min jin lee

Novel Excerpt: Pachinko

MIN JIN LEE
If it were possible for a man and his wife to share one heart, Hoonie was this steady, beating organ. They had lost their other sons—the youngest to measles and the middle, good-for-nothing one to a goring bull in a pointless accident.

Panama City view

Under the Skin

ALLISON GREEN
When I first meet my mother-in-law Nora, she is naked and skeletal, with a head-to-toe case of scabies. We don't know yet about the scabies, but standing in the room at the nursing home, we can tell that something is wrong.

Closeup of lottery tickets.

Lottery Ticket and Fuck All

MICHAEL CATHERWOOD
Guess I should forget to buy/the lottery ticket every time/I buy my generic cigs/at the Get ’N Go. There’s no chance/my get-rich dream will happen./Like to think that way though./I’m lucky at shit like that time/I won a Sony boom box

Winterscape

AMANDA GIBSON
At the foot of the first hill the dog and I encounter a deer gutted and left by a hunter: forelegs with delicate hooves, a spine gleaming like piano keys, and clumps of brown and gray fur.

Junot Díaz

Friday Reads: February 2018

Curated by SARAH WHELAN
Shifting perspectives allow Díaz to seamlessly bring in bits of Dominican history to his exposition of Dominican diasporic experience. Lingo and jokes in English, Spanish, and Spanglish immerse the reader in the life of Díaz’s characters, in and far away from DR.

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