Sunday
Nov152009

Issue Four

November 2009


 

Letter from the Editor
Matt Bell

FICTION

Amazing Peter
Chad Benson

Children Have Small Ghosts, Et Cetera
Lance Olsen and Andi Olsen

Another Kind of Weight
Kate Petersen

Running Night
Cooper Renner

CLASSIC REPRINT

Introduction
Benjamin H. Cheever

The Fourth Alarm
John Cheever

NOVEL EXCERPTS

The Cave Man
Xiaoda Xiao

The Country Where No One Ever Dies
Ornela Vorpsi

POETRY

Two Poems
Arlene Ang

Hero
Stephen Dobyns

Cold Motel Room
Judy Huddleston

Two Poems
Keith Taylor

NON-FICTION

Simon's Quest
Brian Oliu

A Women's Garden, Sown in Blood
Melissa Pritchard

BOOK REVIEWS

The Bigness of the World by Lori Ostlund 
Anna Clark

Translation is a Love Affair by Jacques Poulin
Nicolle Elizabeth

The Suburban Swindle by Jackie Corley
John Madera

Girl Trouble by Holly Goddard Jones
Jill Meyers

The Southern Cross by Skip Horack
Stacy Muszynski

The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales
Anis Shivani

CONTRIBUTORS' NOTES

Unless noted, all works copyright © the author 2009. "The Fourth Alarm" was originally published in Esquire in 1973 and is reprinted here with permission from the estate of John Cheever. The Stories of John Cheever was originally published by Knopf in 1978 and again in paperback by Vintage in 2000.