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Alexis Schaitkin’s short stories and essays have appeared in Ecotone, Southwest Review, the Southern Review, and other journals. Her fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts with her husband and their son. Saint X is her debut novel.

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Saint X

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Saint X: Chapter Sampler

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“Don't you understand? My sister was an innocent, blameless in her horrific fate. And it was all her fault.”
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“Here's some words of wisdom for you: Don't ever try to out-talk a woman. They store the right language up so it's ready to throw down when the time comes.”
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“For so long it was all I wanted. The truth! The truth! Good, fine, but for what? With the truth we will do what, become what? And in gaining the truth, what do we lose? It seems to me now that some truths will never be enough to seal the mysteries that precede them. I think in her own way my mother understood this all along—that there is nothing the truth can give you that you cannot give yourself. That in the end, you just have to decide. To live. To continue.”
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