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Frederic Tuten
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Frederic Tuten
Frederic Tuten is the award-winning author of five novels, including The Adventures of Mao on the Long March, The Green Hour, and Tintin in the New World, selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, as well as a memoir, My Young Life, and a book of interwoven short stories, Self Portraits: Fictions. His stories have received three Pushcart Prizes and an O'Henry Prize for fiction. 

His latest collection of stories, 
The Bar at Twilight (Bellevue Literary Press), was released in May. On a Terrace in Tangier - Works on Cardboard will be published by KMEC Books and Konig Buchhandlung in July.

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Vol. 82
Works & Days
Spring 2024
Bradford Morrow

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April 17, 2024
The sound reverberated in my sense of what was right and reliable in the world like drone weaponry, and what I wanted to ask was: what business have you left undone, and did you do a thing you so regretted that you can’t let go of it, was there a person you cut off, when sympathy would have been the better gesture, was there a person you trod on to get ahead in your sales job, speaking ill of them, so that they were forever harmed, did you say something awful about a friend in school, did you call a friend the worst of names in middle school, because it was a thing they said then, the boys did that, only to find, later on, that you loved that boy in a way . . . .
April 10, 2024
I do not like old water.

The water in the ocean is old

The lake is old

But maybe it’s not

Subject to the logic of time, of old and new.

Water.
April 3, 2024
To my beloved sense of security, it’s your perimeter
that draws its corners like a belt when it comes down
to eating frozen foods out of the ground, each unenvelopment a finer slice of skin, hooped up inside     a shuffle to which turns quicken around the other way, like Artaud said about dead bolts, skull-clangor, that rings out.
The acclaimed, genre-spanning writer reads from her work.
Monday, April 22, 2024
Campus Center, Weis Cinema