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NewLiteratureLab: Another Maynard Sings on Account of J.D. Salinger

In my twenties I fell for one of my lovers over our mutual lust for J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey, of which we would read snippets to each other on our long distance phone calls. Salinger’s characters seemed to inhabit a world I was deeply attracted to; one in which intelligent, stylish people saw through each … Continue reading

NewLiteratureLab: Painter of Hearts

Editor’s Note: This piece was published in my early 2000’s collection of short stories Mad Anatomy, a book of literary short stories of which has recently been reissued in both print and Kindle editions. They were destined to be together for just one night. That morning Malena woke up in incredible pain. She was familiar … Continue reading