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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 27–33.
Published: 01 November 2007
... uncles in the world, Tío Chu reminds me most of my dad. I hope they don’t bring him up, mention his name or the way he died, because I really don’t want to drive home shit-faced shivering one more time again. I’m rolling up on the beach now (it’s not really a beach, just a dying offshoot...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 3.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... that winter when you came to introduce your fiancé only to realize you interrupted one of mom and dad’s fights. thank you. she had been threatening to jump. we never found out if second stories guarantee safe landings. sitting in the van, watching uncle mutter to himself outside...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 48–51.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Michael R. Schrimper © 2017 Michael R. Schrimper 2017 Michael R. Schrimper The Sunken Ship “Here we are, in the waters off the coast of Hawaii, watching my uncle enter that sunken ship. It is a giant brown ship balancing precariously on a ledge. Behind me, my mother is seething...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 40–49.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to a woman even if she wasn’t of age. Oriel walked her up and down the creek bank acting like he was instructing, but really was looking his eyes full and laying hands on her. Oriel is famous for laying hands on the Sisters at Holyfull, but up to when he baptized Cleo you wasn’t the uncle...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... enough life lessons camping?” I ask. “See, you two know how to cook eggs over a fire. You know bowlines. You know how to change a tire on a switchback.” “Yeah, Uncle Jack’s advice on bringing enough clean socks is really helpful,” Vic says. “You know what would be good, though? Tips on how...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 7.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Carrie Shipers © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 Carrie Shipers Target Practice Opening day of deer season, my uncle aimed his new gun. I rolled my eyes, stuck out my tongue. He cocked his finger, knocking...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 37–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Emir is Rizo’s uncle, and they live together. I write down what my dad needs on a piece of paper. I don’t want to bring the wrong thing and go again. I go to leave, but he tells me to wait. He peers through a small bathroom window. “Still snowing,” he says, and I nod. “Go upstairs...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2014
... tract, let- ting oaks grow upward to the saw, but Sull knew the land better than any company surveyor. He’d learned the place from his father and Uncle Aubrey, memorizing trees as one does a prayer book. Despite the yellow “POSTED” signs, no one meddled with him there, least not for now, though...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 19.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Though I’d once drowned a squirrel in a slop trough for eating all the horse feed at my uncle’s ranch. My brother said stop when I held it to the bottom with a shovel, but I meant it, I told him it was necessary, until it came out one long hiss. Eighteen ears...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 49–61.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... In the hold of a milk truck, steam wafts from the skin, the flesh simmers, the refrigeration unit blares all else away, mounted up there, a great ugly uncle on a respirator. "Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr." Blowing in your ear, constantly exhaling...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 6.
Published: 01 November 2016
... into the envelope taped beneath my underwear drawer. My hustling uncle taught me this trick, inspired my careful hiding. Deception, a tool honed and wielded proudly, the reward for an unsupervised child. minnesota review 87 (2016) DOI 10.1215/00265667-3630532  © 2016 Rage...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 26.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Judith Slater © 2008 the minnesota review 2008 26 the minnesota review Judith Slater First Seduction Seven and in love for life with my uncle at the wheel of a Ford convertible— sun glasses, slicked-back hair, movie star profile...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 29–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... from a family trip I had taken as a child. Beautiful, green, and remote, it had seemed like the frontier to me. Greyhound allowed unlimited stops en route westward. So I stopped off along the way. In Pittsburgh, I visited my hippie uncle, who had spent several years working...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... boys are call it The Rez because all the streets wear the names of the dreamcatcher dead the way I wear my uncle’s bombardier jacket as if it holds the forlorn magic of a war in its stitching. Apache, Monoa, Seminole & the blocks droop their concrete tongues over...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 24.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., "A statue is a big thing you can Climb up in the head of," His uncle once went in the Statue of Liberty, he remembers hearing once. Most leave the answer blank. They have never seen a statue. This is a test. They are afraid of wrong answers. Tests show how bad they are at Everything...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 14.
Published: 01 May 2017
... for his severed arm. My mother remembers washing the dishes when the sky darkened, when gunshots claimed the silence that swallowed the streets. My mother remembers her sister’s grave, her brother’s tomb, her uncle’s fallen house in iraq, grenades plundering their farmland...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 44.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a fallen elm over the creek into my uncle’s timber, our pack of cousins turned half-feral at the scent of rotting leaves, yipping and kicking through brush up to our knees. The fort was just past where a doe had bedded down, the wallow a reminder of our place among things...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 44–45.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to fill the open container of my head —​ all down the avenue from my uncle’s neighborhood. This is weird for me because I don’t enjoy writing about my culture, though I love Puerto Rico, which nearly eliminated vegetables, though I love spinach, meaning that I’m...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 59.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., a pungent smell of stale reaching her nostrils. She slept with the cigars beneath her pillow. Of course, she had seen the cigarette movies, how smoke clouded the inside of your lungs, leaving large, deadly spots. Of course, she had heard her uncles hack­ ing, had gone to their funerals with her...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 4–24.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to spoil it for him. “Maybe the price of fur’ll go up,” he’d said. “Maybe the price of Fords’ll go up too,” George had pointed out. “Uncle George,” Oscar had said, “sometimes I think you don’t want me to get a new car.” He had a big round face with a little nose plunked in the middle...