Antonya Nelson, "Kansas"

“But why take Cherry Sue?” Anna asked. “Why run away with a two-year-old? I’m always trying to run away from her.”

(from The New Yorker, Sept. 4, 2006)

For me, it’s hard to sympathize with people who don’t freak out when things happen to them that would freak me out. I don’t know if I would have finished this story if I hadn’t (totally unsolicited) volunteered a guest entry to this blog. I probably should not have read it. But you can read it here.
—Amy Baily
guest/literary confidant

One thought on “Antonya Nelson, "Kansas"

  1. Margaret DeAngelis

    I read this story this morning. It is possibly the most perfect short story I’ve read in a year. Full disclosure: I worship Antonya Nelson, and I am currently a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, where she is visiting, and where she will meet with me this afternoon.


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