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Sam Gridley is the author of the novels THE SHAME OF WHAT WE ARE and THE BIG HAPPINESS. His fiction and satire have appeared in more than fifty magazines and anthologies. He has received two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and neurotic dog and hangs out at the website


Minus the Angels

Issue No. 253 ~ June, 2018

It was the season of believing the doctors. Because of medical uncertainties, we had skipped vacation the previous year, so this time we splurged on a ten-day trip to Italy. Instead of teeming Rome, where we’d stayed as grungy grad students two decades before, we …