We celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary year by doing what we’ve always done: publish the groundbreaking fiction—three excerpts from Jesmyn Ward’s National Book Award–winning novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing—essays, nonfiction, and poetry our readers have come to expect. Revisit or catch up on… | Dec, 2017
Michael Parker is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. His honors include fellowships in fiction from the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as receiving the North Carolina Award for Literature. He is the Vacc Distinguished Professor in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas.
A short story from the Summer 2017 issue.
It was said about the blind woman who ran the concession stand in the lobby of the county courthouse that she could tell by touch the difference between a one- and a five-dollar bill. Judges, lawyers, felons, and their long-suffering kin spoke of her so-called sixth sense. She was aware of the rumor, which she attributed to ignorance.