In our afternoon reading: an interview with Carmen Maria Machado, fiction by Sarah Rose Etter and Ashton Politanoff, and more.
Morning Bites: Kamila Shamsie, Bookstores and Politics, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Lance Olsen, and More
In our morning reading: a review of Kamila Shamsie’s new novel, great anti-fascist punk songs, fiction by Ashton Politanoff, and more.
In our morning reading: Cari Luna interviewed Peter Rock, checking in with Paula Bomer, and much more.
Sympathy by Ashton Politanoff Stewart was currently ranked 52 in the world, his highest ranking yet. At twenty-nine, this was his year. Everyone knew that when tennis players turned thirty, it was all downhill, unless you were Agassi. It happened on the practice court. He tossed the yellow ball up in the air, fuzzy from the heat, and whacked it. Immediately, he felt the shooting pain. He tried to shake it out, dropping the racquet on the baseline and dangling […]