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David Samuel Levinson

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in San Antonio, Texas, The United States
May 31, 1969

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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON is the author of the novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well (Hogarth, 4/4/2017); the novel, Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence; and the story collection, Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has received fellowships from Yaddo, the Jentel Foundation, Ledig House, the Santa Fe Arts Institute, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers. He has also been published in storySouth, The James White Review, The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, The Brooklyn Review, Prairie Schooner, The Toronto Quarterly, West Branch, and Post Road, among others. He served as the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College and as the Fellow in Fi ...more

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All of the mother's anguish came from personal experience. Nearly every evil the father, Julian, does to the children and to Roz was taken…more
Hi, Bette,

All of the mother's anguish came from personal experience. Nearly every evil the father, Julian, does to the children and to Roz was taken from my own personal experience with my own father, who is, needless to say, a psychopath. No one ever believed me, so I decided to write a novel about it. Now when people ask and I tell them that this novel was based on my youth, they still don't believe me!

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Tell Me How This Ends Well

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What Possessed Us?

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“This is the pain that will inform all other pains from now on. You have lost your mother. That is the primal pain, what we call it in German. There will never be another pain like this pain. You cannot ready yourself for it because it is unimaginable.”
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