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Jamie Quatro

Jamie Quatro is the author of the story collection I Want To Show You More (Grove, 2013), a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, AGNI, Ecotone, and elsewhere. A second collection and novel are forthcoming from Grove. A contributing editor at Oxford American magazine, she lives in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.


Illustration by Anna Schuleit Haber


Winter 2016 | Fiction

This is how it is with my mind, heading out over the ocean, tipping one way so I see only water, shades of blue and green and cloud-shadow slate; tipping the other, all sky and complication of cloud. Ruckus of glinting refracted light. Some days, just empty gray, in both directions.