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Aaron Gwyn

Aaron Gwyn is the author of the story collection Dog on the Cross (Algonquin, 2004), which was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and two novels, The World Beneath (Norton, 2009), and Wynne’s War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014). His short stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in Esquire, McSweeney’s, Glimmer Train, the Missouri Review, the Gettysburg Review, and New Stories from the South. He is an associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.


Gosia Herba

Dead Right There

Winter 2015 | Fiction

The Sons of Cain were gone. The Sons of Cain didn’t exist anymore. I watched the detachment go up in an IED south of Ramadi, our five-ton Humvees leaping in the air, the taste of metal on the back of my tongue.