E.J. Levy

E.J. Levy’s debut story collection, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, Best American Essays, The New York Times, and won a Pushcart Prize. She is at work on a novel set in Cape Town.

Talk to Her

By E.J. Levy

What did they expect? That I was just another captivating face? (I do not say pretty, even my mother did not call me that; she said I would grow into my looks and meet my mate, but he never came—or if he did, I was gone by the time he arrived, already taken.)