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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (101): 28–34.
Published: 01 November 2023
... is lifted out. Perfect, a voice whispers. My head is turned in all directions. I glimpse glaring lights above, a s hiny floor below. Racks of metal shelves line the walls, and the rest of me is lying in a box on a scuffed wooden table, a jumble of bones. It doesn t take long for the man to put me back...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and a table that seated four. The only adornment was a daguerreotype of Adivina and her husband, Geovanni, taken on their wedding day. In stiff collar and dark jacket, Geovanni stood behind a seated Adivina. Their expression was solemn, but Adivina’s eyes had a luminosity enhanced by the silver...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 49–59.
Published: 01 May 2023
... beside the packed sink. A wet-dog smell. Crumbs and bits of rice like chewed-off fingernails texture the electric stovetop. The garbage brims with Coors cans and Diet Coke two-liters. On the table sits a three-quarters-empty handle of Jim Beam. Above the table is an old photo of Vincent, the killer...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 26–28.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., Plexiglas closing in, cloudy exhales mingling with sputtering fry grease. At a one-legged table with a tiny square top, she puts her hands on the surface and spreads her fingers wide, palms flat, ready to trace into Thanksgiving turkeys. She pulls...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 33–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... make any sudden moves and I’ll return you in one piece, scout’s honor. The Tunnels of Love There are three of us sitting at our crew’s table in the yard, a humid and unpleasant mid-summer afternoon. A trio of yardies (Jamaicans) pass; dreadlocks, gold teeth, knife scars on ice grilles (sour...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jasmine V. Bailey © 2016 Jasmine V. Bailey 2016 Jasmine V. Bailey Full Moon In tonight’s grip your confusion looks like clarity, your window like a mouth, your desk a sumptuous table and the china cabinet like you might crack it open for the first time...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (101): 11–18.
Published: 01 November 2023
... lessons to waiting tables to put himself through school, had graduated with a master s degree in music only a year earlier. During class, he stood in front of a music stand a nd stewed over the way entitled rows of teenage boys stared down at him from curved risers with apathy or condescension. Our Father...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 101–134.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the tenure stream have gone unremarked. In practice, it is unclear how closely different English depart- ments have followed the spirit of Canadian immigration law. Admit- tedly, as table 1 indicates, only 1.8 percent of the tenure-stream faculty in English doctoral programs received PhDs from countries...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for a table. I pop open a beer, hand it to her. “You old enough to drink?” I ask her. “Yeah, you?” she asks. “Sure,” I says. “In Naples they start babies out on wine.” “That ain’t true.” “My cousins live there.” “Babies need milk.” “So where’s this baby?” I ask, popping...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 37–48.
Published: 01 November 2006
... into the first seat she found. Bashar gestured to another table near the back, and she dragged herself over to it. Her head was swimming and she wondered how she was going to get out of there. Three Arab men wearing blue coveralls sat at a corner table, smoking and eating. The cafe owner approached...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 27–36.
Published: 01 May 2005
... evenings playing chess at the low wooden table in our living room, or at the Rios' home, eight blocks away. Some evenings we went together, my father and I. Carla was a friend from school; she was the girl with the serious face. Small eyes set back in her skull. Busy...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2005
... into a Bennigans. You'd never been to a Bennigans either, but when you walked in the waiter at the front table was bringing the food back to the kitchen. You knew this wasn't a good sign. You turned around and walked across the parking lot to your rental. You'd been driving all day. You'd been...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 51–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., vegetables that reminded him of things his grandmother said her own grandmother used to make. Steadying herself with one hand on the table top, the woman knelt by him and dabbed his palm with the water, spoke his mother’s voice to him through her two cottony lips...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 41–45.
Published: 01 November 2006
... (Christ, my clothes are heavy)—then guides me down a hall, opens the door and drops my file in a plastic holder screwed to the wood. There’s a plain-colored plant in the corner of the room and two not-so-distinct chairs and an examination table covered with white paper that comes off a roll...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 95–105.
Published: 01 May 2013
... something more swank, of the order of Cérisy-la-Salle. Let’s imagine, as Derrida leads us to do, that the phi- losophers, or perhaps better the analysts, are sitting around a table with Derrida at its head or its center —​a long conference table, the twelve or thirteen of them facing an expectant...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 4–24.
Published: 01 November 2011
... or not, there were limits. “Gotta get some liniment on it, and rest. It’s aching me something fierce.” Inside, Oscar set to work dressing his rabbits at the kitchen counter. George lowered himself into his chair at the head of the table, Helga making for her rug in the corner, all worn out. “Wash up...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
...-zapper thing, with his son.” “Yeah, I heard that one,” said George. “I didn’t,” I said. “Go ahead and tell it.” “Well,” Sherm said, “Sniff is visiting his son’s apartment one time, and he notices this strange electronic device sitting on the coffee table...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 30–39.
Published: 01 November 2021
... me in our bedroom after dinner. The dishes were still in the sink and unwashed, the chrome wok that I d bought her still resting on the table, wrapped in red paper and tied with string. Say it, she said. I shook my head. Just say it. You can say it. Why can t you say it? I reached for my notebook...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 35–40.
Published: 01 May 2007
....” “With wrought iron table and chairs only $299,” Vera murmured in support. “Including special summertime rebate.” Janice didn’t miss a beat. “But I’m talking about space—real space. My dining room table—original design, solid oak—seats 18 every Thanksgiving. We had to carry...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 30–43.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., telemarketer, and sign-spinner (a degrading occupation that involved you advertising dirt cheap cell phones for a discount electronics retailer, All-American Communica- tions, by twirling a sign on the corner of a busy intersection dressed in an eagle costume because patriotism). On the coffee table...