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
Amina Gautier, who won the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library in 2016, is the author of three short-story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things, which won the Elixir Press Fiction Award and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award; Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction; and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
She watched the Kitler closely, but it mostly slept, waking only when she played the Police’s “Message in a Bottle” while making her morning coffee. When Sting got to the part about sending out an SOS, it lifted its furry head, twitched its ears, and stared plaintively, ready to help.