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Maggie Kast

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My novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, was published by Fomite Press in 2015. Side by Side but Never Face to Face: a novella and stories, is forthcoming from Orison Books in June 2020. Everyone is invited to the launch at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640 on June 4 at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served. A Southside reading will be held on June 7, 3 pm, at Seminary Co-op Books, where Maggie will be in conversation with S. L . Wisenberg, author of Holocaust Girls and Cancer Bitch.

Side by Side but Never Face to Face asks, Can new love be found in old age? Greta has been wrenched from a long and tightly-circled marriage to Manfred, an Austrian Holocaust survivor. Together they mourned the accidental death of a daughter
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A Free, Unsullied Land

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