Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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October 2015 News & Features

“Gumshoe” by BAM

Bullets zoomed past him in every direction. Detective Crosby ducked behind a barrel in an alleyway near the warehouse. He crouched low—his pistol gripped tight . . .

“The Pappyon Caper” by Eleanor Simon

The airport was abuzz with travelers. After a year of performing for audiences who shouted “yes” to their Haitian music, Pappyon, Neg Mawan, Yatande and Zilibo—known as The Haitian Cats—were going on vacation . . .

Read an excerpt from Five Hours

To celebrate the release of Five Hours: How My Son’s Brief Life Changed Everything, we’re offering a free excerpt from the book on our site.

“Tired Night” by Sabbir Samdani

The pain was an explosion of red at the base of his skull. His mouth was bitter, like burnt coal. Ernesto Dela Cruz slowly opened his eyes. He had to, he wasn’t dead. Yet . . .


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