Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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March 2014 News & Features

“The Life Saver” by Lina Zeldovich

A knock on the door interrupted Imam Galim’s late night tea. Resting in his apartment attached to the Qolşärif mosque—the largest mosque not only in Tatarstan’s capital, but all of Russia—he was watching the moon rise over the Kazanka River and the nearby Blagoveshchensk Cathedral . . .

Read Chapter One of Bedrock Faith!

To celebrate the release of Bedrock Faith, Eric Charles May’s debut novel, we’re thrilled to share this excerpt from the novel: Chapter One in all its entirety.

“Mother Seeks Connection” by Kevin Holohan

Deirdre stares around her at shelf after shelf of cell phones, earpieces, cell phone covers, holsters, and some strange metallic screen things she cannot explain. She rarely comes into town anymore and it took her twenty minutes to find the mall and fifteen more to find a parking space. She is still wearing her apron and only now notices it. She tears it off and unsuccessfully tries to cram it into her coat pocket on top of her car keys. She stuffs it under the display of luminous cell phone cases . . .


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