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Emily Eakin

Emily Eakin is working on a book about real estate and politics. She has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and the New Republic, among other publications, and has worked as a senior editor at the New Yorker and as a cultural reporter for the New York Times.


Illustration by Amy Friend

Lord of the WASPs

Summer 2017 | Essays

My grandmother bought her first island in 1952. It was eight acres in the shape of a meaty drumstick, a hunk of sunbaked granite off the eastern shore of the Georgian Bay, in southern Ontario.