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Christian Simon writes: I write fiction and nonfiction. I try to write about identity, place, the making and unmaking of home — having grown up in South Africa and Germany, two of the 20th Century's most fucked-up countries, as my friends politely point out. I have a Ph.D. in anthropology, and try to draw a little on that, too. I have published nonfiction in various print journals, fiction and poetry mostly online, Alsop Review, Conspire."



Issue No. 47 ~ April, 2001

I wish school would start up again. But it’s July and Mom doesn’t believe in summer camp, where I know my best friend Susie’s kissing Jake DeMoe on the mouth. Normally that’s something I could fix during recess at eleven. But the camp they’re at …