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Swimming Lessons Paperback Published in US

The paperback of Swimming Lessons is published in the US today. My publisher, Tin House, has created a beautiful version of the hardback jacket using darker tones. 117 more words

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Flash fiction story: "Coda"

“Coda,” by Emily Everett

Appeared in Tin House‘s Flash Friday feature, December 8th, 2017

828 words

In another story, the last paragraph would be a happy ending, but here it means the loss of the main character’s chance at agency, free choice, a life of her own. Elegantly done.

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Short story: "My Dear You"

“My Dear You,” by Rachel Khong

Appeared in Tin House, May 31st, 2017, online here

3,776 words

A lovely, slightly loopy story. (Spoilers follow.) I like the depiction of memory as fluid, the way the main character re-finds her lost love and re-loses him, the way their temporary relationship remains important (“irreplaceable”).

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The Bodies A Place Can Fit

Editor’s note: Originally published August 2, 2017.

When I booked my flight for NYC, I imagined I would write a little, but mostly take a break from working on my dissertation, an academic dissertation on how straight White men have been imaged as bad/buffoonish dancers in all walks of popular culture since the late 80s. 691 more words


Quite a Quote

It wasn’t only my hair and my clothes. I knew I also had to censor the things I said. I’d worn the same outfit throughout junior high, but I’d also carried around… 166 more words


Flash fiction story: "Regarding Lichen"

“Regarding Lichen,” by Isaac Yuen

Appeared in Tin House‘s Flash Fridays feature, October 13th, 2017

678 words

The form (and title) make me think of… 42 more words

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