In our afternoon reading: interviews with Sofia Samatar and Lance Olsen, thoughts on Kristen Radtke’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kristopher Jansma on Writing, Charles Yu Interviewed, Simon Van Booy’s New Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: writing advice from Kristopher Jansma, an interview with Charles Yu, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Interviewed, “Superwolves” Reviewed, Lilly Dancyger’s Memoir, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, new writing by Jimin Han, and more.
Morning Bites: JD Scott’s Playlist, Brandon Hobson, Lauren Hilger Poetry, Dennis Cooper, and More
In our morning reading: a playlist from JD Scott, thoughts on Brandon Hobson’s new book, and more.
Sunday Stories: “Real Estate”
by Corey Farrenkopf
I stamped the For Sale sign into the lawn seven months ago. Since then, I arranged one tour, fielded five related phone calls, and received zero offers. I was the only realtor in a five town radius. The house was the only one on the market within that radius. No one moved there. No one moved away. When residents died, their houses were willed to younger generations or they collapse inward. The main road was lined with moldering frames, wooden skeletons climbing out of never mown lawns. Some were charred black from electrical fires, others were little more than kindling heaped into a cement foundation, sunken like collapsed graves.