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Sarah Gerard

SARAH GERARD is the author of the novel Binary Star and the forthcoming chapbook, BFF. Short works have appeared in The New York Times, Joyland, The Paris Review Daily, and other journals.

Emerging from the Fog

A first step into Matthew Sharpe’s latest novel, You Were Wrong, has the puzzling impression of being given an algebra problem without precedent to solve it.

In Conversation

RICHARD HINE with Sarah Gerard

Blustery fall winds whip the scarves of sidewalkers outside Think Coffee, in Union Square South. I’m prepared with my digital recorder and strategic questions, waiting for the funnyman, Richard Hine, to arrive

A Fate More Than Death

Hannah Pittard’s debut novel reverberates with the delicate soul of dwindling Americana, forming a beautiful mosaic of a town’s shared grief.


Arriving as the park opens is too late and they’re stuck at the back of the line, directly beneath the sun. A man appears pushing a cooler decorated with pictures of frozen treats. Dawn orders two but can’t find her wallet. Jun has to pay again. The Popsicle vendor likes Dawn.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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