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Jess Row

Jess Row’s most recent books are Your Face in Mine (Riverhead, 2015) and White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination (Graywolf, 2019), a collection of essays. His novel The New Earth is forthcoming (Ecco, 2023). 


Late Blues

Summer 2022 | Fiction

Once long ago—before Georgia was born, before getting married, in the days when apartments consisted of pee-stained futons and speaker wires tracing across the floor, guitars laid lovingly in their plush cases, overflowing ashtrays, no artwork, no plants, only temperamental cats for decoration—Carrie wrote a song about divorce that became a college-radio hit.