The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 21, No. 3

Vol 21 No 3

Fall 2017


Founding Editors Adrienne Brodeur, Francis Ford Coppola

Editor Michael Ray

Managing Editor Manjula Martin

Readers Chris Arnold, Scott Badenoch, Want Chyi, Deborah Claymon, Kristen Kadner, Page McCargo, Thaïs Miller, Brianna Nelson, Isaac Zisman

Copy Editor Anne Ray

Guest Designer Richard Misrach

Layout Sfaustina

Production Assistant Chad Keig

Publisher Francis Ford Coppola


Information Zoetrope: All-Story is a quarterly art and literary publication founded in 1997. The magazine is on the web at, on Twitter and Instagram at @Zoetrope_Mag, on Facebook, and headquartered in the Sentinel Building, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Submissions Zoetrope: All-Story considers submissions of stories and one-act plays under seven thousand words that are accompanied by SASE; first serial rights and a one-year film option are required. For complete guidelines, visit

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Printing Zoetrope: All-Story (ISSN 1091-2495) is printed in California by Community Printers Inc. and is published in March, June, September, and December by AZX Publications, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Volume 21 Number 3. Fall 2017. © 2017 by AZX Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the express consent of AZX Publications.

Artwork Richard Misrach photographs © 2017 by Richard Misrach, and courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York City; and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles. Wesaam Al-Badry photographs (Targeting for a Safer America) and Johnnie Chatman photographs (I Forgot Where We Were . . . [Self-Portraits]) © and courtesy the artists.

Classic Reprint “Rust and Bone,” from Rust and Bone by Craig Davidson—© 2005 by Craig Davidson, and appearing by permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company Inc., all rights reserved—is part of Zoetrope: All-Story’s Classic Reprint series, in which short stories that inspired films are reprinted to illustrate the narrative relationship between the art forms.