account_circle by John Mandelberg
John Mandelberg lives in Los Angeles and works in retail. His stories have appeared in Southwest Review, Fiction, and Northwest Review, and in the anthology Absolute Disaster: Fiction From Los Angeles. He is not the John Mandelberg who is a film director from New Zealand; he is the American one, the John Mandelberg who writes short stories, not the other one.


Great Soprano Arias

Issue No. 191 ~ April, 2013

He was, he bragged, from solid campesino stock, from the cornfields of Jalisco (or Oaxaca or wherever the hell he said), yet didn’t he have these psychological contradictions worthy of a Dostoevskian Russian or a tormented Spanish royal from Verdi’s Don Carlo?