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Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson is the author of three books including, most recently, the novel Sensation Machines (Soho Press, 2020). A National Jewish Book Award finalist and a recipient of The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize, Wilson has had his work published in Harper’s Magazine, Tin House, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories, among many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two sons.

Sept/Oct 2022

Risa at the Beach

By Adam Wilson

Risa at the mirror, wet from the shower. The burn on her back’s looking worse than before. Sam was still in bed when she went to the beach. She had to self-apply sunscreen. She rolled onto her stomach and dozed.