Maud Casey

Maud Casey is the author of four works of fiction, most recently The Man Who Walked Away (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014), and one work of nonfiction, The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions (Graywolf Press, 2018). “A Door Swings Open” is an excerpt from her forthcoming story collection, The City of Incurable Women (Bellevue Literary Press, 2021).

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A Door Swings Open

The female hysteric represents an extraordinarily complicated type, of a completely particular and excessively versatile nature, remarkable for her spirit of duplicity, lying, and simulation. With an essentially perverse nature, the hysteric seeks to fool those around her, in the same way that she has impulses that push her to steal, to falsely accuse, to […]

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