Feature • Leslie Jamison
We begin with the first function.
I. One of the Members Absents Himself from Home. (Definition: absentation.)
I didn’t exactly leave home for Nicaragua. I’d been leaving home for years, felt like, living in Boston, Iowa, Manhattan. Nicaragua was just the furthest I’d gone.
Near a [...]
Leslie Jamison is the author of The Gin Closet (Free Press). A collection of essays, The Empathy Exams, recently won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and will be published in 2013. She lives in New Haven, where she is currently an English PhD candidate at Yale.
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