The issue in your hands offers the best kind of magic. Steven Millhauser’s truly fantastical story, “The Other Town,” conjures a hamlet with a dark doppelgänger; Antonya Nelson plunges us into domestic chaos in her razor-sharp story “OBO”; in the poem “Minotaur, No Maze,” Matthea Harvey imagines a different kind of mythical beast; and in the story “Perseids” by New Voice Emma Cline, we are dropped into remotest Greenland. Steven King, overlord of the horror genre, also subverted our expectations with his arresting story of a man recovering from a serious head trauma. And what is summer without feasting? Chris Offutt writes about possum and squirrel, Lydia Davis ruminates on the pleasure of dining alone, and Lan Samantha Chang remembers a gastronomic affair.
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