A Political and Literary Forum
A short story by the 2009 Bita Prize winner.
A short story.
The boy’s first French kiss was with a teddy bear. Her name was Melissa.
Translated from the Spanish by Ezra E. Fitz.
Aura Estrada, Ezra E. Fitz
Translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen.
Aura Estrada, Esther Allen
The more it hurts, the wiser the Buddhist becomes.
Dorthe Nors, Martin Aitken
They were free to leave The Prison, but they had nowhere to go. Every country on earth refused to accept them.
When my father was dying, he wanted me to read him Lamentations and Ezekiel.
Winner of Boston Review’s sixteenth annual short story contest.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Readers Also Liked
What if we use the history of slavery as a standpoint from which to rethink our notion of justice today?
A critique that anticipated the political currents of contemporary America.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson
“Very fine people”—fathers, husbands, and sons, as well as mothers, wives, and daughters—have always been central to the work of white supremacy.
Copyright © 1993-2021 Boston Review and its authors.
Support Boston Review
Make a tax-deductible donation today
Printing Note: For best printing results try turning on any options your web browser's print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics.