Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Tag: California

“Say When” by David Inglish

I’m standing here beneath the palms surrounded by six police officers, all of them with their guns drawn, all of them pointing at me . . .

“Herbal Tea” by Steven Jay Flam

Harry was a twenty-two-year-old junkie who made his living pedaling marijuana to sailors on Telegraph Avenue. He would buy lid bags of Mexican for ten dollars apiece and resell them for twenty. Some nights he would sell five . . .

“City of Dead Souls” by Agee Sasso

When I got to the top of the stairs, he pushed his hulking shoulders from the wall and pointed backward at the sign on my door. I made up the half step I’d lost at the sight.

“You him?” he said . . .


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