It would be overly reductive to call this week’s episode “Ghosts and Goats,” but that’s a funny title, though, right? And accurate, in its way, for these two short stories. But we could more eloquently say that these stories are both about absence, and the perilous ways people try to fill it up. Alice Sola Kim reads about a clutch of girls doing dangerous work, and Dolan Morgan reads about a bereft bureaucrat doing, in a very different way, the same. Two awesome stories, and we hope you’ll get the books in which they live so that you can read all the way to the end. Alice’s story is in Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales as well as the new issue (#61) of Tin House. Dolan’s story is in his new collection, That’s When the Knives Come Down. Both are awesome. Enjoy listening.
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About the writers:
Alice Sola Kim recently moved to Brooklyn from San Francisco. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Tin House, Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant), McSweeney’s Literary Quarterly, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. She is a MacDowell Fellow and has been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She’s on twitter at @alicek.
Dolan Morgan is the author of That’s When the Knives Come Down (Aforementioned, 2014) and an editor at The Atlas Review. His work can be found in The Believer, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Pank, Field, Armchair/Shotgun, The Lifted Brow and elsewhere. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. www.dolanmorgan.com / @dolanmorgan