at Length

You are viewing: Prose

Famous Battles

When his wife’s old flame returns to their Georgia hometown, a veteran finds himself waging a primordial fight. History and myth, North and South, civilization and nature all clash in this gripping story by Matthew Harrison.

The Cuddler

Is perfect sex on the perfect piece of furniture really too much to ask? A new story from Trillium Book Award finalist Emily Schultz.

Miss Emily’s Voyage

An Edwardian drawing-room drama, with laser guns, robots, hardcore pornography, and Faith Hill. By Mac Rogers.

The Decisive Ones

In post-Shock and Awe Baghdad, a team of reporters placed its operation in the hands of a trusted Iraqi driver. In an exceptional memoir, Thanassis Cambanis reports how it all went wrong for Sa’ad al-Azawi — and for Iraq.

Battle Creek

“My obsession with Marisa Snow as a possible target began in Advanced English…” In Ann Stewart‘s novella, a teenage gay bashing in Michigan’s Cereal City opens out to an exploration of rage, first love, and consequence.

Direction Nowhere

Forty years ago this month, Neil Young and Miles Davis shared a bill at a theater in New York City. Nate Chinen looks at two stars whose orbits passed tantalizingly close.


Running out of trouble in Bed-Stuy — and into it in Virginia. A new story from Belle Boggs, winner of the 2009 Bakeless Prize in Fiction.

Beneath the Trees

New York, 1920: Sol grabs a girl good. 1937: Sol draws a cake. 1963: Sol saves a purse. An immigrant’s life in America, in three chapters, from Erica Eisdorfer, the author of the new novel The Wet Nurse’s Tale.

Jobs for Philosophers

A touching and complicated story of a college professor and the lovers, children, and friends who capture her heart. By Michelle Herman, author of the novel Dog.


A memoir of childhood summers spent in small-town Missouri, in a grandfather’s mysterious salvage yard — and of the surprising ways memory itself is an ongoing reclamation project. By Andrew Wingfield.