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Hope, Aspiration, and American Dream Stuff: An Interview with Christopher DeWan

Christopher DeWan, whose story “Intrusion” appeared at Cease, Cows earlier this year, has just released a new collection, Hoopty Time Machines, published by Atticus Books. Subtitled “Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups,” DeWan’s fiction is smart, imaginative, and equal parts funny and sad. DeWan’s characters walk the high-wire between aspiration and disappointment, and readers will appreciate the…

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Intrusion by Christopher DeWan

The intruder enters through the unlocked door without warning, wearing a ski mask and a cerise sweatshirt that says Bates College. I think that’s odd: Bates is where my husband and I first met, a dozen years ago and a thousand miles away. The man climbs on top of me before I have a chance…