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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., painted, she explained, to pick up the tiny blooms between maroon cabbage roses on the drapes she’d sewn from upholstery remnants. She taught me to spot...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2004) 103 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 January 2004
... know she’d say Just Friends. I better just ask her flat out if she’s prepared to fuck her friends. Kid A Literally written with the pen that touch the black girl’s hand, Radiohead/ new/ Kid A take its...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2006) 105 (2): 391–395.
Published: 01 April 2006
... class. Our junior high team won the Warren County Basketball Tour- nament. I was a forward, and averaged eleven points a game. My girlfriend was a cheerleader. She’d lead a chant when I made a basket. We had a housekeeper that Grandpa paid for. She cleaned, fixed meals, and did laundry. Dad...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2004) 103 (4): 673–693.
Published: 01 October 2004
..., ‘‘or I’ll blow your balls o I doubted whether she’d actually execute her threat, but she was not exactly a picture of cool rationality as she sat there aiming at my groin. It occurred to me to reply, ‘‘Blow away sister, I won’t miss them but in the first place this wasn’t entirely true...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2000) 99 (2-3): 390–454.
Published: 01 July 2000
... the sea. SOFIA Does he accept? MARIA CELIA He’s not allowed to receive visitors when he’s on duty. But she tells him that she wouldn’t be a visitor, she’d only come to bring him food...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2006) 105 (2): 447–463.
Published: 01 April 2006
... transformed the sport with her fierce competitiveness and unabashed rev- eling in her own power and athleticism. ‘‘Watch close, boys she’d boast to a crowd of reporters before blasting one of her rocketlike long drives, coz you’re watching the best Didrikson once yanked her girdle off mid- round, loudly...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 621–644.
Published: 01 July 2011
... think. Something that isn’t her. Or maybe she’d just love something to eat.” Coraline finds out precisely what that means when she and the cat arrive right back where they started. Enraged by Coraline’s resistance, the Other Mother throws her through a mirror into a dimly lit...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (1): 9–32.
Published: 01 January 2016
... or duplexes. “Let’s stop!” she’d say, pointing to someone along the sidewalk, “that’s fam­ ily.” And so we always slowed to talk. These conversations often turned to petitions for advice or other resources. Diane had a “good job” and access to resources that others might not have. She took...