Fiction

  • Homing Pigeons

    “Homing Pigeons” is the first published work by South African writer Maxine Case. It first appeared in the 2005 anthology African Compass: New Writing from Southern Africa edited by J.M. Coetzee.

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  • Reconsidering Happiness

    Introduction by Nancy Krygowski For years, I’ve used the phrase a thin layer of white chocolate to refer to Sherrie Flick’s perfectly detailed imagination, a gift that is central to her fiction.  The story goes that [...]

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  • Sherrie Flick and Nancy Krygowski

    The crowd at Gist Street. Photo by Jonathan Green (Popcity.) The first Friday of each month around 6:30pm, a line begins to form along Gist Street in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. If it’s raining, people clutch umbrellas. [...]

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  • The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

    Told from eight different points of view, Christos Tsiolkas‘ The Slap begins at a barbecue in a Melbourne suburb when a man loses his temper and smack a child. The parents take the man to court. [...]

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