Ann Harleman

Ann Harleman is the author of the story collections Thoreau’s Laundry (2007) and Happiness (1994), which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award; her novels are The Year She Disappeared (2008) and Bitter Lake (1996). Her awards include Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. She lived and worked behind the Iron Curtain and has taught at a handful of American colleges—including her current employer, Brown University. She makes her home within sight of San Francisco Bay.

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Benessere

 Nico drove with one hand caressing the steering wheel, the very picture of the bella figura so fundamental to Italian manhood. His other arm lay along the seatback, his hand cupping my shoulder. It was a sparkling, chilly November morning. Leaving Genoa’s shabby grandeur behind, the westbound A-10 began to pour under the old Karmann […]

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