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Where Night Stops: An Interview with Douglas Light

Douglas Light’s new book, Where Night Stops (Rare Bird Books), is both a crime novel and an exploration of identity, as the nameless narrator travels the globe in the service of a mysterious and shady boss. What separates Light’s novel from the standard crime saga is its existential view of how we create different versions…

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Triangles by Marie Hoy-Kenny

Brooklyn draws rows of eggplants and zucchinis on her math textbook. She catches me looking and winks. Mr. Foster’s at the front of the room, obliviously discussing Pythagorean Theorem. Brooklyn bats her fake eyelashes like she’s waiting for me to compliment her artwork so I whisper that I can see she’s got a thing for…

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The Rascally Rabbit by Kim Magowan

My ex-boyfriend owns a pub called The Rascally Rabbit, and every time I go there he tries to convince me to fuck him. I say, “I’m married.” He says, “Me too. And?” I say, “And, your wife’s a bitch.” This is true, though Shannon and I were good friends before she married my ex-boyfriend. Well,…