Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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April 2017 News & Features

“I Am Woman” by M. Soni

She loved the sound of her high heels on the pavement. A casual unhurried I’m in control sound. She knew the higher the heels, the more elegant her walk . . .

“Quiet” by Tricia Bauer

I was quiet. I was able to be quiet. My sister more than made up for my absence of audible response to every situation. . .

“Rent” by Mark Budman

The strange woman at my door holds a knife and a fork. Her cutlery is sharp. She smells of raw oysters. A bag hangs over her shoulders . . .