This story is exclusively available in the anthology, Winesburg, Indiana, published by Breakaway Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, in the spring of 2015. Available wherever fine books are sold, borrowed, or thrown at noisy children.
Erin McGraw is the author of five books of fiction, most recently The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard (Houghton-Mifflin, 2008). Her stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, STORY, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Good Housekeeping, and many other journals and magazines. She teaches at Ohio State University with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins, and divides her time between Ohio and Tennessee.