Both coming of age story and cautionary tale. In her mother's absence, Jean is torn between the adult world and her surreal fantasies of escape as she and Fender build a fort to survey the rumors of their town. Annie DeWittis a fiction writer, essayist, and critic. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University School of the Arts. She teaches in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Columbia University. Her writing has appeared inGranta, theBeliever,Tin House,Guernica,Esquire,NOON(where an excerpt of this novel first appeared),BOMB,Electric Literature, and theAmerican Reader, among others. Her story "Influence," which first appeared in Esquire's Napkin Fiction Project, was recently anthologized inShort: An International Anthology, edited by Alan Ziegler (Persea, 2014). DeWitt was a co-founding editor ofGigantic, a literary journal of short prose and art carried throughout the United States and abroad. She currently pens a bimonthly nonfiction column about art, literature, film and criticism for theBeliever, called "Various Paradigms."
Author: Annie DeWitt
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