Fall 2015

Howard Axelrod on a transformative injury Gaurav Raj Telhan on medical school’s most gruesome rite of passage Amanda Giracca on falconry in America Jenna Krajeski on the political idealism of Syria’s Kurds Fiction Suite: Happy Families Are All Alike Works by Taylor Antrim, Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, Elliott Holt, and Praveen Krishna Julia Cooke on art and activism at Havana’s Twelfth Biennial Dawn Whitmore photographs female bodybuilders Nadia Shira Cohen and Paulo Siqueira photograph Brazil’s endangered professions Poetry by David Lehman, Michael Shewmaker, and A. E. Stallings Criticism by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., Pamela Erens, John Lingan, and S. Kirk Walsh  Amateur Hour by Joshua Foer Talisman by Dani Shapiro Fine Distinctions by Gregory McNamee
Fall 2015

Volume 91, Number 4

Virginia Quarterly Review, Autumn 2015 cover
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Table of contents

Amateur Hour 
Editor's Desk 
VQR Vault 
Fine Distinctions 

Contributor Profiles

Amanda Giracca’s essays and reportage have appeared in Aeon, Fourth Genre, the Magazine, and Terrain.org, and have received support from the Playa Fellowship Residency Program.

Jenna Krajeski is a reporter with the Fuller Project based in New York and the author, with Nobel laureate Nadia Murad, of The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State (Tim Duggan, 2017).

Howard Axelrod’s memoir, The Point of Vanishing (Beacon, 2015), was named one of the best books of 2015 by Slate, the Chicago Tribune, and Entropy Magazine, and one of the best memoirs of 20

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