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Sheila Sundar

Sheila Sundar is the author of the forthcoming novel Habitations (Simon & Schuster, 2023). Her essays and fiction have appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Threepenny Review, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere.  


Illustration by Richard A. Chance


Summer 2022 | Fiction

When Emily Barrett came to Priya’s door with news of the baby, both women’s husbands were meeting with the Indian Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, negotiating the trade of American chicken thighs. Priya was working from home that day and had been growing restless at her computer, as she often did by late afternoon.