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Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Volume 92, Number 2

  • Abby Rabinowitz on the business of surrogacy in India
  • Douglas Fox on charting the unseen waters of Antarctica
  • Bronwen Dickey on pit bulls, devotion, and winning the Schutzhund
  • Pia Z. Ehrhardt on moving Mother out of the house
  • Juan Herrero on Rwanda’s opportunity culture
  • Justin Nobel on pteropods, sentinels of the sea
  • Emily Maloney on a health-care worker’s crushing medical debt
  • Garrard Conley on surviving conversion therapy
  • Karen Palmer on a manual for monsters
  • Fiction by Pamela Erens, Kelli Jo Ford, Jon Hickey, and Stephen King
  • Poetry by Natalie Bakopoulos, Paula Brancato, Cally Conan-Davies, Suji Kwock Kim, 
  • Yahia Lababidi, Michael Lind, Dave Lucas, Jennie Malboeuf, Yehoshua November
  • Criticism by Michelle Orange, Lisa Russ Spaar, and Allison Wright
  • Amateur Hour by Joshua Foer
  • #VQRTrueStory by Rachel Cohen, Lili Loofbourow, Danica Novgorodoff, and Jeff Sharlet
  • Notes to Self  by Hannah Tinti
  • Fine Distinctions by Gregory McNamee
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Spring 2016

Table of Contents

The Surrogacy Cycle

Promising an escape from poverty, transnational surrogacy has left many Indian women with little to show for their efforts. What went wrong?

Editor’s Desk





Boy Erased






Author Profiles

Abby Rabinowitz’s work has appeared in Science, the New York Times, Nautilus, Guernica, and BuzzFeed. She teaches writing at Columbia University, where she earned her MFA in nonfiction writing.

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2015), Finders Keepers (2015), Revival (2014), and Mr.

Suji Kwock Kim is the author of the poetry collections Disorient (forthcoming) and Notes from the Divided Country (Louisiana State, 2003), which won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Addison M.