Brown Wool Hothouse of a Suit

Nine months before she died, my two brothers and I relocated my mother, Mollie, then ninety-three, into an assisted living facility, near enough to her old neighborhood so that her children and few remaining friends could easily come and see her.To be honest, it was sometimes a struggle to visit my mother. Not just because…

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Lee Gutkind

Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the author or editor of 30 books and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively. Gutkind is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Arizona State University. His book, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction, From Memoir to Literary Journalism to Everything in Between, is “reminiscent of Stephen King’s fiction handbook On Writing.”

Brian Demers

Brian is a graduate of the Art Institute with a BA in Game Art and Design. Currently, he is a project manager for Electronic Arts. He prefers to work in ink.

First Featured In: No. 11, summer 2018

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