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The Conium Review: Vol. 8


December, 2019
171 pages

About this issue:
This volume of The Conium Review features eight new stories from Joe Aguirre, Jenny Wu, Debbie Graber, Caroljean Gavin, Charles Conley, Alison Foster, Jasmine Sawers, and Rachel Brittain. Readers will find three darkly funny variants on a devil’s bargain, two cursed moonshiner sisters, and one sprawling list of rodent qualities as compiled by an ex-boyfriend. Throughout the volume, tales of regret, reflection, and vindication pull readers into several absurdist worlds and inventive narrative structures.

About the Guest Editor:
Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State (Harper Perennial), a New York Times critics’ choice, the novel Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and the forthcoming novel, True Love (Harper Books, Winter 2020). Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, The Baffler, Vice, and anthologies. Her paper collages have appeared in Hazlitt, BOMB Magazine, Epiphany Magazine, No Tokens Journal, and the Blue Earth ReviewRecycle, a co-authored book of collages and text, was published by Pacific in 2018. She has been supported by scholarships and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. Sarah is the 2018 – 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence.

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