Cattle Haul

Fiction Jesmyn Ward

It’s easier driving through the country, especially when you doing a cattle haul. Two lanes on one side and two lanes on the other. Switch lanes and pass. At night, like now, the signs sharp and clear. The trees like waves at the side of the road, all black and blue, coming in and going back out  [...]

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Issue 05



Winter 2008


​Jesmyn Ward is the author of two novels, Where the Line Bleeds (Agate) and Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction. Her first published story, “Cattle Haul,” appeared in APS 5. 


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