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Kalani Pickhart

Kalani Pickhart is the author of I Will Die in a Foreign Land (Two Dollar Radio, 2022), winner of the 2022 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and long-listed for the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award.


Illustration by Wesley Allsbrook

Mnohaya Lita

Winter 2022 | Fiction

Oksana and Ruslana, Ukrainian girls playing in the streets of Lwów: dolls and sticks and rope. Sunup-sunset, never a cloud in the sky, even when it rains. Always tying and buckling one another’s shoes. When they fall or get scraped, they kiss one another’s bruises, broken skin. Sticky lips and fingers swapping sweets: one girl, the other.