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Summer 2004

Summer 2004

Fiction's New Luminaries

Volume 80, Number 3

• New stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, Steve Almond, Dean Bakopoulos, Tom Bissell, Brock Clarke, Peter Ho Davies, Merrill Feitell, Helon Habila, Jennifer Haigh, Cristina Henríquez, John McNally, Thisbe Nissen, Daniel Stolar, and Mika Tanner
• “Pinch Me; or, How Stephen King Changed My Life” by Ron McLarty

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Summer 2004, Fiction’s New Luminaries

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Lima, Peru, July 28, 1979

This story has three characters. Three important ones, that is; three worth mentioning. Others may pop in here and there, but they don't mean anything. There is the police officer, pointing his gun at me. Manolo Carrión, or so he told me from the barrel of his gun; he had a small mouth touched with a wisp of a moustache and dark eyes hidden beneath a heavy brow. He frightened me. I can admit that now.

Editor’s Desk



Author Profiles

Daniel Alarcón is associate editor of Etiqueta Negra, a monthly magazine published in his native Lima, Peru.

Thisbe Nissen is the author of a novel, The Good People of New York (Knopf, 2001), and a collection of stories, Out of the Girls’ Room and into the Night (Iowa, 1999 / Anchor, 2000), winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Aw