Ruth Galm

Ruth Galm’s debut novel, Into the Valley, will be out from Soho Press in August 2015. Her short fiction has also appeared in Indiana Review and on Joyland. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and is a past resident of the Ucross Foundation. She was born and raised in San José, California, spent time in New York City and Boston, and now lives in San Francisco.

“New Mexico, 1957”

By Ruth Galm

From the concrete step she watched the baby in his slumping diaper. He wore no shirt because Yvonne did not see the point in the heat, although his skin was a helpless white, she must remember that.