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Marie-Helene Bertino

Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of the novel 2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS and the collection SAFE AS HOUSES and was the 2017 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland. Her third book, PARAKEET (FSG), is out June 2020. For more information: www.mariehelenebertino.com.

Excerpt from Parakeet

On the morning of my wedding at an early and incorrect hour that makes good people appear menacing the hairdresser says I am the calmest bride she’s ever done.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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