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Amelia Gray

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Amelia Gray is a writer living in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author of five books, most recently ISADORA. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and VICE.

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Amelia Gray I'm putting together a collection of short stories and finishing a comic novel at the moment. The next work out will probably be individual short stor…moreI'm putting together a collection of short stories and finishing a comic novel at the moment. The next work out will probably be individual short stories as I'm able to place them. Or you can check out the video game "Telling Lies" which I worked on for Sam Barlow last year. Thanks for reading! (less)
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The tape on the package was striped with waxed string. David dug his fingernails underneath the perimeter of the tape and clawed at it. He didn’t want to go to the kitchen for a knife, and he spent an extra piece of time examining the entire package to find the loose end that could be pulled up. Inside the package was a Styrofoam carton, sealed with another kind of thick tape. A receipt was atta Read more of this blog post »
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In these absorbing stories, Matsuda animates ancient tales with a humor and resonance that will be thrilling to the modern reader. But she goes beyond even that; she suffuses them with heart, making them her very own. For fans of fabulist fiction, th ...more
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BLACK CARD takes the teenage search for the self through a sharp and surreal map of punk-southern-rap-rock Virginia, drawn and crossed in racial lines and guided by the heart and wit of Chris Terry’s indelible characters. A kickflip classic.
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A fresh and incisive slice of our world on the edge of its inevitable end, LAST DAY is an absorptive and compelling work from a brilliant voice in American fiction.
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“I feel like a brand new bitch.”
Amelia Gray, AM/PM

“Tess realized one of the great modern dating sadnesses: everyone is so used to the comforting glow of the computer screen that no one can go so far as to say "good morning" in public without being liquored up.”
Amelia Gray, AM/PM

“Why does the rain make us feel so romantic and strange? Maybe it's the fact that we are unnatural spectators of it, from inside our homes, and it is a reminder that we have the power to live our whole lives like this, if we choose. It's not the smell of fertile ground kicked up by raindrops, or the slick leaves, or the way we must amplify our voices to be heard over this larger presence. It's the power of the rooftop that makes us want to fuck under it.”
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