by Josh Denslow
Haley and I had been broken up for two weeks when she asked if I’d drive up north to have dinner with her parents.
“They are looking forward to meeting you,” she said over the phone, and I could picture the wince that happened when she felt uncomfortable. The twitch of her cheek.
In our morning reading: interviews with Patti Smith and Josh Denslow, thoughts on Mary Ruefle’s new book, and more.
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