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Simon Han

Simon Han is the author of the novel Nights When Nothing Happened (Riverhead, 2020). His stories and essays have appeared in the Atlantic, the Texas Observer, Guernica, the Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Tufts University. 



The Trick

Fall 2022 | Fiction

Behold: William’s father slices his mother in half. He shackles her to the bottom of a water tank. He packs her inside a cannon and lights the fuse.