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Leslie Parry

Leslie Parry is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction. “The Vanishing American” is her first published story.


The Vanishing American

Fall 2009 | Fiction

Indian #9’s voice was gassed out of him in a trench in the Argonne Forest. After the war he’d left Chicago and come to California; with no voice, he decided to seek work in the movies. Because of his bulk—broad shoulders, bullish jaw, fists as big as pumpkins—he’d spent the past few months playing bad guys. But this role was different.