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The New Boyfriend

Fiction Kelly Link

Ainslie doesn’t rip open presents. She’s always been careful with her things, even the things that don’t matter. Immy is a ripper, but this is not Immy’s present, not Immy’s birthday. Sometimes Immy thinks that this may not be Immy’s life. Better luck next time around, Immy, she tells  [...]

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Issue 22



Winter 2015


Kelly Link is the author of the story collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners (both Small Beer Press), Pretty Monsters (Viking Juvenile), and Get in Trouble, which includes the story in this issue and is out now from Random House. She lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.


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