The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 10, No. 4

How to Tell Stories to Children

by Miranda July

In a modern incarnation of the Immaculate Conception, a single woman becomes surrogate mother to the daughter of a solipsistic ex-boyfriend and his equally egocentric wife. Yet what is the potential of a filial relationship that knows only infidelity?

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