Europe, the thought of Europe swelled over the horizon, like a giant dirigible, strung with lights in a dream of suspended power, but filled, in the dream, with a gas about to burst into flame.
My uncle never did a bad thing to anybody, but one day while he was on his front porch eating an ice cream cone, two men came upon him, pushed him inside, tied his hands and feet, robbed his house, and shot him in the head
The author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine talks to Matthew McAlister about the publishing industry, narrative forms, and the nature of child stardom in the digital age.
Georges Simenon might be the best French-language novelist you’ve never heard of.
The MacArthur “Genius” on willful delusions, the ego’s limit, and the stories we tell to make sense of experience.
Soon it was all they could do to keep these children from singeing the draperies or shattering the glass windowpanes with a single touch.
The anthology includes Guernica contributors in all three categories—poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
In Malibu, there lived a beautiful old woman without a nervous system.
In the face of its stare, I stared back, and the bear slavered in response, shook its thick fur as welcome or warning. . .
“These infidels cannot insult us like this. If you have the courage, come and face us out in the open. You cannot tie down a speechless animal and think you have beaten us…”
They stride through the woods and shout. They practice propping guns on their shoulders and breaking them in half so the empty shells tumble to the ground.
Eventually, I married a man more than twice my size. He terrified me. Making love felt like getting run over
According to Cornish, the pool, an infinity pool, would be able to recreate the event of Africa sinking into the sea.
How beautiful our daughter is in her white Tethering dress, dancing with her younger cousins across the decorated length of our yard
Padgett Powell’s Edisto, which takes place within sight of a beach, isn’t a difficult read—it’s propulsive and written with a light hand—but it’s also rife with all those harder topics that make the book worthwhile.
The sergeant dealt him a series of rapid-fire slashes across the face with his whip, and then dragged him to the edge of the flooded pit.