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Radha Vatsal

Radha Vatsal is the author of the mystery novels A Front Page Affair and Murder Between the Lines. Her non-fiction has appeared in the online editions of the Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, Smithsonian, CrimeReads, and Kirkus. She is the co-editor of the Women Film Pioneers Project. http://www.radhavatsal.com

Magnetic Sleep

Little Sister brushed the teapot with her fingertips. It had been a mistake to brew the leaves early. Father—which was what they all called her husband—didn’t believe in reheating so the entire preparation would have to be discarded if the physician didn’t arrive within the next five to ten minutes. She adjusted the sandwiches on the tray. Chicken, cucumber, liver.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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